- “Ball Point Pen Day”, commemorating its 1943 invention by Lasalo Biro of Budapest, Hungary. During WW2, Britain’s Royal Air Force commissioned him to develop an instrument that could write under low atmospheric pressure at high altitude.
- “Iced Tea Day”, celebrating the favorite Summer cooler of millions. Tea is the world’s 2nd-most-popular beverage … after water.
ON THIS DATE………..
1935, Alcoholics Anonymous was founded in Akron, Ohio
1947, Saab produced its first automobile
1977, Apple shipped its first Apple II personal computer.
1978, Affirmed won horse racing’s Triple Crown by taking the Belmont Stakes
2005  Action comedy “Mr & Mrs Smith” opens in movie theaters, the film in which Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie become a couple … both onscreen and off
2007  Close to 12 million fans tune in for the final episode of “The Sopranos” on HBO
2007, The final episode of “The Sopranos” aired on HBO
Model – Kate Upton (23)
Prince Philip, the husband of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II, (94)
Darius Rucker Tips His Caddie $300 a Day
DARIUS RUCKER is nuts about golf, so “Billboard” asked him a few questions about it. As for how much he tips his caddy, he said, quote, “At Pebble Beach, $300 a day.”
They also asked about the ugliest golf wear he owns. He said, quote “A Loudmouth jacket that JOHN DALY gave me. Loudmouth is famous for their ugly golf clothes.
In a separate interview, Darius said he’s really looking forward to the performances at tonight’s CMTs, because everybody’s always touring and it’s the only time they get to see each other.
An NBC Sports Exec Wants Hockey Players to Shave . . . So We Can “Talk About How Young and Attractive They Are”
Well, NBC Sports chairman Mark Lazarus has a complaint: He doesn’t like the tradition where hockey players grow “playoff beards” . . . because it obscures their handsome good looks.
He tells the “Chicago Tribune”, quote, “The players won’t like this, but I wish they all would stop growing beards in the postseason. Let’s get their faces out there. Let’s talk about how young and attractive they are. What model citizens they are.”
He adds that shaving would bring, quote, “More recognition, with fans saying, ‘That guy looks like the kid next door,’ which many of these guys do. I think that would be a nice thing.”
Lazarus says he HAS discussed this with NHL officials and the NHL Players Association, but, quote, “They don’t want to listen to me.”
Radio Show Helped a Girl Raise $15,000 With Her Lemonade Stand
A couple in Tampa, Florida named Joe and Jenn De La Sala lost their house in a fire two years ago. They used the insurance money to rebuild, but their contractor SCAMMED them.
He did half the work, and took off with their money. They’ve been trying to scrape together enough to finish it since then, so their 10-year-old daughter Alyssa recently decided to help . . . by opening a lemonade stand. Which is cute, but obviously you can’t raise THAT much selling lemonade.
Except Alyssa managed to get some free advertising by writing a letter to her favorite RADIO show and after they read it on the air, hundreds of people wanted to help.
Alyssa started selling lemonade at 9:00 A.M. on Saturday, and people from all over Tampa showed up. One person paid a thousand bucks for one glass of lemonade . . . another paid $500 . . . and in six hours, Alyssa raised about FIFTEEN GRAND.
Her family still needs to come up with a lot more to finish the house, but it’s a good start. They’re also trying to raise money online.
- “CMT Music Awards” (CMT) – “Dancing With the Stars” host Erin Andrews and “Pitch Perfect” actress Brittany Snow co-host live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville TN. Carrie Underwood leads nominations with 5; followed by Kenny Chesney and Lady Antebellum with 4 each. Performers include Darius Rucker, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Luke Bryan, Reba, Sam Hunt, and Zac Brown Band.
- “Jimmy Kimmel Live” (ABC/CityTV) – Dwight Yoakam (“Second Hand Heart”).
- “Late Night With Seth Meyers” (NBC/CTV) – Kacey Musgraves (“Pageant Material”, out June 23rd.)
- Rascal Flatts – They sang the pre-game anthem at last night’s Game 3 of the NBA Finals in Cleveland OH.
– Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka has created the world’s most expensive toilet.It is encrusted with 72,000 Swarovski crystals and costs $128,000.
– CNN claims American Pharoah’s owners will receive between $100,000 for every foal he fathers. He is the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years.
– LeBron James gave his teammates Apple Watches before the NBA Finals
★ And 60-year-old comic actor Rowan Atkinson, known for years to TV & movie audiences as ‘Mr Bean’, has sold his 240-mph McLaren F1 sports car in one of the biggest-ever vehicle deals in the UK. It went for a staggering £8 million (circa $12 million), giving him a profit of £7.3 million ($11 million+) over what he paid in 1997. Atkinson crashed the car in 1999, then 2 years later lost control on a slippery road and hit a tree, destroying most of the vehicle. He eventually received what’s thought to be Britain’s highest-ever car insurance payout, with the vehicle costing £900,000 (over $1.3 million) to be rebuilt by race car maker McLaren.
Guy Robs a Store Wearing a Jersey With His Name on the Back
24-year-old Paul Benson of Belfast, Northern Ireland robbed a grocery store earlier this year.
And he must’ve forgotten he was wearing a Manchester United soccer jersey . . . that he’d customized with his OWN NAME on the back.
When the police were looking at the surveillance footage, they got a clear shot of “Benson” on the back of his jersey, and were able to link the robbery to him.
He just pleaded guilty to theft, and got 12 months of probation.
FACTS THAT WILL MAKE YOU ASK, “HOW DID I GET SO OLD?”:
• Kids who were born the month Hanson released “Mmmbop” are graduating high school now.
- If “The Lion King” were a person, he could now legally purchase a beer.
- “The Macarena” turns 20 this Summer. So does Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill”.
- Kids born the month that the iPod came out are now old enough for a bar mitzvah.
- If “Ferris Bueller” were a real person, he’d be turning 46 this year.
- “The Breakfast Club” is 30-years-old; “The Godfather” is 43.
- Kids finishing 2nd grade this year have never seen Bob Barker host “The Price Is Right”.
- The Raffi song “Baby Beluga” was released 35 years ago.
- Current “Saturday Night Live” cast member Pete Davidson wasn’t alive when “Wayne’s World” first aired as a sketch on the show.
- Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” came out 15 months before Justin Bieber was born. – Adapted from BuzzFeed.com
- A total of around $3 billion worth of stuff is shoplifted from the 4,555 Walmarts in the U.S. every year.
- “Partly cloudy” and “mostly sunny” mean the same thing in a weather report: 26% to 50% cloud cover.
- The people who created the mp3 used the same song over and over to test their compression: “Tom’s Diner” by Suzanne Vega. They picked it because, quote, “a warm, a capella voice” is the hardest thing to compress.
- Even thoughM. Night Shyamalan gets a lot of heat for making a string of bombs, all of his movies have been profitable since he became famous. The only movie he made that lost money was “Wide Awake” in 1998.
MORE KITCHEN TIPS:
✓ If you bake too many cookies and don’t want them to dry out within a few days, place them in a plastic container and add a wedge of apple. The cookies draw in its moisture and last longer.
✓ To prevent a pot from boiling over, put a wooden spoon across it. Wood doesn’t conduct heat so the hot water will stray away from the cold spoon.
✓ Roll a lemon in your hands for a few seconds before you cut and squeeze it. The pressure will burst the tiny cells of the fruit, allowing you to get more juice out of it.
✓ Use a spoon to peel ginger instead of a knife. It actually works better as the skin is not that hard.
✓ If your kitchen stove is not working and you desperately crave bacon, you can still have it. Wrap the bacon in foil and cook it … by ironing.
✓ Grill fish on a bed made from lemon slices. It will give the fish a citrus flavor, kill the fishy smell, and help prevent pieces from falling through the grill.
✓ Putting your ice cream in a zip-lock bag will keep it nice and soft, ready for scooping. No more bending your spoons.
✓ You can make golden hard-boiled eggs by giving the eggs a thorough shake before boiling. The egg white will mix with the yolk, adding a golden-like color to the cooked egg. – Adapted from List25.com
THE NEW MEASUREMENT:
Forget working out your BMI (Body Mass Index). If you want to know if you are too fat all you need is … a piece of string.
A new study at the UK’s Oxford Brookes University has revealed that measuring your height with a piece of string, folding it in half and then seeing if you can easily get it round your waist may be a better way to find out if you are an unhealthy size.
The study claims traditional BMI has long been known to overestimate the danger posed to those with heavy bone structure or large muscle mass and underestimate the risk to people who carry large amounts of fat around their middle. The study has found that fully a third of those classified normal by a BMI test would be found overweight by the string method.
Checking the waist-to-height ratio is not only more accurate, but far simpler to do.
– “Daily Telegraph”