- “Career Nursing Assistants Day”, the first day of the 38th annual “National Nursing Assistants Week”, which recognizes nursing assistants who have dedicated their lives to the well-being of patients in nursing homes and other long-term care settings.
- “Corn On the Cob Day”
ON THIS DATE………
1895, the first auto race took place
1982, E.T., The Extra-Terrestrial was released
1993, “Jurassic Park” opened
1996, Garth Brooks set a Fan Fair record by signing autographs for 23 hours straight
2002  “American Idol: The Search For a Superstar” debuts (FOX) as a Summer replacement series, but quickly becomes the #1 show on US television (in 14 seasons it has produced only 2 true stars: Kelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood)
2008  Prime Minister Stephen Harper makes an historic official apology to Canada’s First Nations aboriginals in regard to residential school abuses of the past
Actor – Shia La Beouf (29)
Actor – “Dawson’s Creek” Joshua Jackson (37)
Race car driver Jackie Stewart (76)
Gene Wilder (82)
MOTHER SAVES DAUGHTER
On Saturday, 87-year-old Allene Callahan from Cherokee County, Georgia saved her 67-year-old daughter, Shirley, when their house caught fire.
Shirley has cerebral palsy, and was sleeping in a hospital bed in the living room when the fire broke out. Allene heard a popping sound . . . ran out and saw the fire . . . then grabbed a garden hose to put out the fire around the door.
She lifted Shirley out of the bed to get her out of the house, and as they were trying to leave help came . . . and they were able to make it out safely.
To top things off, Allene was recovering from a massive heart attack she had recently.
- CMA Music Festival (Nashville TN) – The 4-day annual country music fan fair hosts events throughout Music City. Performers in nightly concerts at LP Field include The Band Perry, Brad Paisley, Chris Young, Darius Rucker, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Jason Aldean, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Zac Brown Band.
• “The Seventies” (CNN) – Following the acclaimed documentary series “The Sixties”, this new 8-part project about the ‘Me Generation’ debuts. The 1st episode is “Television Gets Real”.
– 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
A Guy Dressed Up as His Girlfriend So He Could Take an Exam For Her
A 17-year-old girl in Zhetisai, Kazakhstan had to take the Unified National Testing exam last week . . . you need to pass it to go to college. And she was BEYOND stressed.
So her 20-year-old boyfriend Ayan Zhademov wanted to help. So he stepped up to help big time . . . by DRESSING UP as her, to take the test in her place.
He put on a black wig, a white blouse, a gray skirt, white sandals, and some makeup, went to the testing center, and started taking the exam.
Unfortunately for him, one of the proctors thought he didn’t look enough like the photo on his girlfriend’s ID, and questioned him.
He tried to speak in a high-pitched voice to impersonate her, but they saw right through it and busted him.
He got a $2,200 fine, and his girlfriend will have to wait until next year to take the test and go to college.
Woman Named Her Restaurant “I Don’t Know” . . . Because That’s Where Her Kids Always Say They Want to Go
A woman named Jessie Dong in Rochester, New York just opened a new Chinese restaurant and named it . . . I Don’t Know.
She says she picked that name because whenever she asks her three kids where they want to eat, they always say, “I don’t know.”
She said they had the same answer when she asked what she should call their restaurant.
There’s no word on how her restaurant’s doing so far.
WAYS THE INTERNET HAS CHANGED THE WORLD FOR BETTER & FOR WORSE:
• The postal service is something our grandparents used. Today the world sends over 200 million emails … per minute.
- In 1993 there were 623 websites in total; today over 100,000 domain names are registered … per day.
- We don’t have ‘downtime’ anymore. In the bathroom, on the metro, we’re connected everywhere.
- We diagnose ourselves. Although this has increased our health awareness, it seems to have also increased the prevalence of hypochondria.
- Telephone books have almost ceased to exist. We no longer even memorize phone numbers.
- Webcams are now everywhere. The first was created to monitor a coffee pot at the University of Cambridge.
- We multitask more. The downside being our productivity and efficiency has actually decreased.
- Our attention span has also decreased. 50% of Internet users quit waiting for content to load after 10 seconds.
- Privacy is dying as we reveal more and more personal data online. And not many of us seem to much care.
- Encyclopedias have disappeared. Wikipedia has become increasingly more accepted for reliability.
- Only 5% of the world’s 7,700 languages have made it to the Internet, suggesting more linguistic extinction is on the way.
- Music stores, banks, photo stores, and many retailers have all either moved online or gone out of business.
• “The Basis Of Sex” – 33-year-old actress Natalie Portman is reportedly in talks to play real-life US Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while Marielle Heller is in negotiations to direct the project. The biopic focuses on Ginsburg’s extraordinary career and tireless campaigning for women’s rights. No start date for shooting has yet been announced.
- “The Fugitive” –A new version of the action-thriller about a wrongfully accused doctor pursuing a devious 3-limbed murderer while being pursued himself by a tough-as-nails lawman is in the works. One of the biggest TV hits of the 1960s, it became one of the biggest movie hits of the 1990s. No word yet if it will somehow involve original stars Harrison Ford & Tommy Lee Jones.
- “Independence Day 2″ – Actress Sela Ward has been cast to play the US president in the upcoming sequel, due in 2016. The Emmy-winner (“Sisters”) follows in the footsteps of Bill Pullman, who portrayed the prez in the 1996 original. The project reunites Ward with director Roland Emmerich, who last worked with her on 2004′s “The Day After Tomorrow”.
- “Kingsman 2″ – A follow-up to Colin Firth’s 2014 spy comedy “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is in development. The surprise blockbuster, based on the comic book “The Secret Service”, quietly raked in $400 million+ in global box office. It’s unclear if Firth will reprise his role as agent ‘Harry Hart’. Co-stars Samuel L Jackson and Michael Caine were killed off in the first film.
Eccentric Millionaire Who Buried $2 Million Somewhere in the Country
84-year-old Forrest Fenn of Santa Fe, New Mexico is simultaneously an eccentric millionaire, a best-selling author, a bit of an angry man at times and he just might make you rich.
Back in 2010, he buried a treasure chest with $2 million worth of gold, coins, and gemstones somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. He wrote his memoir, called “The Thrill of the Chase”, which gave clues to finding the treasure.
Clearly, that was a marketing strategy that WORKED . . . because it became a best-seller. He has also occasionally dropped other clues, like saying the treasure is 5,000 feet above sea level . . . and, quote, “the treasure chest is wet.”
But in spite of all that . . . no one has found it in the five years. Around 30,000 people have searched, he says some of them have gotten within 200 feet, but it’s still out there.
He just gave a new interview about it, which should drum up interest again . . . and that’s what he wants. Quote, “Mostly my motive was to get kids off the couch and away from their texting machines and out in the mountains.”
CMT MUSIC AWARDS
Here’s your complete list of last night’s winners . . .
- Video of the Year: “Something In The Water”,Carrie Underwood
- Male Video of the Year: “Play It Again”,Luke Bryan
- Female Video of the Year: “Something In The Water”,Carrie Underwood
- Group Video of the Year: “Bartender”,Lady Antebellum
- Duo Video of the Year: “Dirt”,Florida Georgia Line
- Collaborative Video of the Year: “Somethin’ Bad”,Miranda Lambert featuring Carrie Underwood
- CMT Performance of the Year: “Turn The Page”. . . Jason Aldean and Bob Seger on “CMT Crossroads”
- Breakthrough Video of the Year: “Leave The Night On”,Sam Hunt