- “Hummus Day”, an annual event celebrated on May 13th since 2012 to salute the spread made from cooked, mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and garlic.
- “Third Shift Workers Day”, honoring everyone who works the night shift. Ask for calls from people with unusual all-night jobs.
- “Tulip Day”, celebrated in several countries to welcome Spring.
ON THIS DATE…………..
1983, Larry King Live premiered on CNN.
2007  CW’s “7th Heaven” wraps after 11 seasons, making it the longest running family drama in TV history (beating out both “The Waltons” and “Little House On the Prairie”)
2013, it was announced that Angelina Jolie underwent a double mastectomy after tests showed she faced a high probability of developing breast cancer
Chicago Blackhawks player – Kris Versteeg (29)
Actor – Robert Pattinson (29)
Country Singer – Darius Rucker (49)
Talk Show Host – Stephen Colbert (51)
While California is Devastated by Drought, Celebrities are Keeping Their Lawns Watered
California is dealing with a serious drought right now. Reservoirs may have as little as a year’s worth of drinking water left, and the state passed an emergency law last week, ordering residents to limit their usage dramatically.
But at least celebrities are keeping their lawns lush, green, and beautiful. Because what’s more important than that?
The “New York Post” took aerial photographs of several stars’ properties . . . like Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, Barbra Streisand, Jennifer Lopez, Hugh Hefner, and Jennifer Aniston . . . and they look just as immaculate as ever.
Some of them are already making excuses. Streisand’s rep says she’s cut her water usage by over 50% in the last several months, and she’s going to take further steps.
And Kim’s rep says she and Kanye just moved into their place a month ago, that she has already made some “amendments”, and she has, quote, “no problem letting her grass go brown.”
Kid Took His Great-Grandmother to the Prom . . . After She Asked Him
There’s a high school junior named Drew Holm in Crothersville, Indiana, and he told his 93-year-old great-grandmother Katie recently that he wasn’t going to the prom.
He told her he didn’t have a date, and wasn’t into the whole prom thing anyway. But she said he HAD to go, and if he couldn’t find a date . . . SHE had a nice blue dress she could wear.
Now, obviously he realized she was joking. But after he thought about it for a few days, he liked the idea. So he went back to formally ask her.
She said he should ask someone younger and prettier, which he could have . . . he’s a good-looking kid. But he told her he didn’t want to take someone else, because SHE’S the prettiest woman he knows.
So he took her last Friday, 75 years after Katie went to her own prom at the same school. They have a policy now that no one over 21 can go, but they made an exception.
By the time of the prom, Drew was actually dating someone at his school . . . but he told her he already HAD a date. So he went with his great-grandma, then hung out with his girlfriend after the dance.
– Gossip Cop claims someone stole $200,000 worth of clothes from Demi Moore’s L.A. storage unit
– ABC is turning the John Candy movie “Uncle Buck” into a TV show. Mike Epps will play the lead character
– Hollywoodlife.com claims another American Pie movie may be in the works. It could be set in Vegas
– The X Files will return to Fox on January 24th
– People claims a 1955 Pablo Picasso painting entitled “Les Femmes d’Alger (Type O)” was auctioned off for $179 million on Monday. It is the highest price ever for a painting sold at an auction. The winning bid was placed by an anonymous collector
Don’t Throw Pizza
In an episode of “Breaking Bad”, Walter White is kicked out of his house . . . and he angrily throws a pepperoni pizza into the air, and it lands perfectly on his roof. Well, the house that was used for those exterior shots is in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and it’s become a tourist attraction.
But some fans have been reenacting that scene by THROWING PIZZAS on the roof. Now, “Breaking Bad” creator Vince Gilligan is asking them to cool it.
The scene was from Season Three, Episode 2 “Caballo Sin Nombre”. Fun fact: Bryan Cranston said that was a real pizza, and it landed perfectly on the first take.
Man Foils His Own Robbery by Accidentally Pepper Spraying Himself
43-year-old Michael Meadows of Shady Spring, West Virginia tried to rob a pharmacy last Tuesday. He busted in wearing full camouflage and a paintball mask . . . and started spraying pepper spray EVERYWHERE to take out the employees.
But a paintball mask isn’t exactly a gas mask. So before he could get any money or drugs or whatever he was after, the cloud of pepper spray also got to HIM . . . and left him choking and blinded.
He staggered out of the pharmacy and climbed into his getaway car, where a friend drove him away.
But the cops tracked him down the next day and arrested him for attempted robbery.
Nancy Page, of Warwick, Rhode Island, recently returned home only to find water pouring from her ceiling.
A wild turkey crashed through her bathroom window and turned on the sink.
An officer caught the turkey and released it. The water had been running for hours and caused thousands in damage.
Trick That Supposedly Makes You Fall Asleep in Under a Minute
If you’re someone who can fall asleep within five minutes every night, congratulations . . . you don’t need this tip, and everyone hates you.
For the rest of us, check out something called the “4-7-8” exercise. Supposedly it can help you fall asleep in under a minute. Here are the five steps you have to do . . .
- Press the tip of your tongue behind your top front teeth, and keep it there the entire time. It’s a yoga breathing trick.
- Exhale through your mouth, and make a whooshing sound while you do it.
- Close your mouth and breathe in slowly through your nose for four seconds.
- Hold your breath for seven seconds.
- Slowly exhale through your mouth for eight seconds, and make the whooshing sound again.
Then repeat the whole thing three more times. So basically, you breathe in through your nose for four seconds . . . hold your breath for seven . . . and breathe out through your mouth for eight seconds. That’s why it’s called the “4-7-8” exercise.
Breathing in for four seconds helps you take in more oxygen . . . holding your breath gives it a little more time to absorb into your bloodstream . . . and breathing out slowly for eight seconds slows your heart rate down.