- “Bike to School Day”, the 3rd annual in coordination with National Bike Month. Don your helmets, everyone!
- “Nurses Week” begins, celebrated each year May 6-to-12 surrounding the birth date of Florence Nightingale. The USA observes “National Nurses Day” today while “International Nurses Day” is May 12th.
ON THIS DATE……………
1937, the hydrogen-filled Hindenburg crashed and burned in Lakehurst, N.J., killing 36 of the 97 people on board
2002, “Spider-Man” became the first movie to make more than $100 million in its opening weekend.
2004, 51.1 million people tuned in for the final episode of Friends
2013, three Cleveland women were found after they were missing for more than a decade. Ariel Castro was taken into custody
NBA star Chris Paul (30)
Actor/Director – George Clooney (54)
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair (62)
Baseball legend – Willie Mays (84)
Teacher Left a Million Dollars to Her School
A lot of teachers have to spend their own money on supplies for students, which shouldn’t be the case. But here’s someone who decided to give even MORE than that.
A former teacher in Chilton, Wisconsin named Violet Laack passed away last year at age 97. And a lot of people knew her, because she taught there for almost 50 years.
And even though she’s gone, she’s still making an impact. Because she just left more than a MILLION DOLLARS to her school district, to set up a scholarship fund.
According to her obituary, she and her husband owned and operated a cheese factory until they sold it in 1987. So that might be where the money came from.
And yes . . . the story does seem a lot more “Wisconsin” now that a cheese factory is involved.
One of Violet’s former students says it was definitely a surprise to find out she had that much money in the bank . . . but what she did with the money WASN’T that surprising, because that’s the type of person she was.
– The NY Daily News claims unopened boxes of Wheaties, with Bruce Jenner on the cover, are selling for $255 on eBay
– A pair of Bruce Jenner’s signed running shoes are selling on eBay for $7,900.Bruce Jenner action figures are going for $1,250
– A woman named Danielle Perez won two prizes on “The Price Is Right” yesterday . . . a treadmill and a sauna. The only problem is, Danielle lost her LEGS in an accident ten years ago, and uses a WHEELCHAIR.
Naturally that made it awkward when the prizes were revealed, but Drew Carey didn’t address it . . . although he seemed to speed through the pricing game. Danielle didn’t address it either . . . but she’s been Tweeting about it.
She said they don’t offer cash equivalents, and the sauna isn’t wheelchair accessible. Obviously it was all an unfortunate coincidence . . . but some people think the show should’ve made sure it DIDN’T happen.
Luckily Danielle threw water on the ‘outrage.’ She Tweeted, quote, “Oh come on! Isn’t it the most hilarious though? If winning it was wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m still cracking up.”
She also Tweeted a screenshot of her reaction on the show, with the caption, quote, “When you win a treadmill on national TV, but you have no feet.”
Guy in Miami Snatches Jewelry Off a Tourist . . . Then Confronts Him Because It’s Fake
26-year-old Daniel Palmer of Miami Beach, Florida mugged a tourist from New York on Thursday . . . he pulled a gun on the guy and demanded his gold chain. The guy gave it to him, and Daniel ran off.
But when he was about a block away, he realized the chain was FAKE gold. And he was so mad that he turned around . . . ran BACK up to the guy . . . and confronted him about it.
That gave the guy a chance to flag down the cops . . . who got into a quick car chase with Daniel and arrested him.
He was charged with armed robbery, fleeing and eluding, reckless driving, and possession of a suspended license.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMMMM:
• 90% of parents say if their babysitter asked for a raise, they’d give it to them.
- 52% of women polled say their favorite thing in life is ‘sleeping’.
- 37% of us have caught a co-worker picking their nose.
- 25% of wives wish their husbands did NOT own golf clubs.
- 6% of drivers leave their keys in their vehicles … at all times.
- 2% of us have NEVER cleaned the refrigerator
WHAT’S IN A BEARD?
Beard hygiene is important according to a microbiologist who’s swabbed a bunch of beards and was shocked by the results.
Quest Diagnostics expert John Golobic says some of his samples have yielded the types of bacteria you’d find in fecal matter. That, he claims, is disturbing even if the material isn’t potent enough to make people sick. He urges the bearded among us to keep their beards – and hands – clean, and to keep hands away from the face as much as possible.
Dissenters note that the diversity of microbes found on human skin (bearded or not) means this shouldn’t be cause for concern. After all, even clean-shaven hospital workers must wear face coverings for sterile procedures.– Newser.com
RETRO TOYS THAT ARE NOW WORTH A FORTUNE:
✓ A-Team Van Set – If you have an original 1983 version it could fetch close to $700.
✓ Babe Ruth Figure – Only 5 with a blue hat were made. One recently sold for $14,000.
✓ Boba Fett Action Figure – The rocket-firing prototypes (1978) can sell for up to $16,000.
✓ Furby – Mint condition originals can be sold for circa $500.
✓ Hotwheels – A complete collection in mint condition sold for $20,000 not long ago.
✓ Jurassic Park Merch – Merchandise from the 1st film (1983) goes for several hundred dollars.
✓ Mario Kart 64 – Expect to get about $1,000 for this Nintendo game if you find it in your
✓ Pokemon Cards – Some of the rarer cards go for nearly $6,000.
✓ Super Soaker – The coolest squirt gun on the block can now fetch up to $600.
✓ Tamagotchi – These days the digital pets have been known to sell for $500.
– Condensed from List25.com
Ellen Albertini Dow died on Monday at the age of 101. She was best known for playing the rapping granny in “The Wedding Singer” who did a version of “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang.
There’s no word on the cause of death. She said she’d never heard the song before she had to learn it for the movie.
Ellen also played J. Peterman’s mother on an episode of “Seinfeld”, a choir nun in “Sister Act”, the foul-mouthed grandma in “Wedding Crashers”, and had appearances on “Hannah Montana”, “The Wonder Years”, “Golden Girls”, and “ER”.