- “Air Guitar World Championships”, the Grand Final of the 20th annual competition in Oulu, Finland through Friday, in which fake strummers from around-the-world compete for big prizes.
- “Dog Appreciation Day”, to encourage support, rescue, and help for dogs in need.
- “Women’s Equality Day”, celebrating the civil rights movement by women that had its formal beginnings in 1848 at the world’s first women’s rights convention, in Seneca Falls NY.
ON THIS DATE………..
580 A.D., toilet paper was invented in China
1885, the first motorcycle was patented
1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing American women the right to vote, was passed and put into effect
1929, the first roller coaster was built
2012  15-year-old amateur golfer Lydia Ko of New Zealand wins the Canadian Women’s Open, becoming the youngest-ever winner on the LPGA Tour (now ranked the #2 pro)
Florida Georgia Line’s Brian Kelley (30)
Star Trek star Chris Pine (35)
Actor – Macaulay Culkin (35)
Peyton Manning Can’t Feel His Fingertips
Peyton Manning can’t feel his fingertips. He says, quote, “I can’t feel anything in my fingertips. It’s crazy. I’ve talked to a doctor recently who said, ‘Don’t count on the feeling coming back.'”
As horrifying as that sounds, it isn’t anything new for him. He’s had the problem since the four neck surgeries he had back in 2011. And he’s been surprisingly good for most of the time he’s played since.
He added, quote, “It was hard for me for about two years, because one doctor told me I could wake up any morning and it might come back . . . so you wake up every day thinking, ‘Today’s the day!’ Then it’s not.” Peyton is 39 years old.
Cop Bought a Homeless Guy Breakfast, Then Sat Down and Ate with Him
A cop in Ocala, Florida was getting breakfast at Dunkin’ Donuts back on July 16th, when she saw a homeless guy sitting in the parking lot. So she decided to buy HIM breakfast too.
She gave him a breakfast sandwich and a cup of coffee, then asked if he could use some company . . . sat down next to him on a curb . . . and they had breakfast TOGETHER. Now some photos of it are going viral.
Her name is Erica Hay, and she’s a Sergeant with the Ocala Police Department. She says it wasn’t a big deal, and she was just treating him the way she’d treat anyone else. Quote, “I’m no hero, just a human being. And so was the gentleman I ate with.”
Apparently Erica does this kind of thing a lot. Last month she helped rescue a dog and two puppies from a building, and ended up adopting the mother even though it had health issues.
She also arrested a guy for stealing a family’s Christmas presents a few years back. But it turned out he stole them because he couldn’t afford gifts for his own family.
So after she took him in, she went to a store . . . and bought new presents for his kids to replace the ones she had to confiscate.
★The “Jurassic World” sequel will take the action outside of theme parks. Director Colin Treverrow has announced the release date for the sequel will be June 2018. The movie has become one of Universal’s biggest-grossing of all-time and Treverrow has hinted he wants to explore military possibilities in upcoming sequels, whereby the dinosaurs are weaponized for combat. Chris Pratt is already confirmed to be returning to star in “Jurassic World 2″.– Wired.com
★ The CW is adapting “The Notebook” for TV. Originally a Nicholas Sparks novel, then a movie starring Ryan Gosling & Rachel McAdams, the series will follow the romantic journey of ‘Noah & Allie’ at the beginning of their relationship in late 1940s North Carolina. The original storytelling device – ‘Allie’s dementia – is apparently not a part of the proposed adaptation. The project is at the beginning of the development stage, with no pilot shot as yet. – “Entertainment Weekly”
– MasterCard is testing a new smartphone app that allows people to pay for online purchases with a Selfie or their fingerprints. Users who choose facial recognition will have to stare at their phone and blink once while taking a Selfie. MasterCard is also experimenting with voice recognition
★ Oprah Winfrey apparently misses TV. The 61-year-old is reportedly in talks to sign a $500 million-deal to relaunch her talk show, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, which aired for 25 seasons from 1986-2011. A source claims ABC-TV wants her, only first they’ll have to buy out her TV network OWN. But as her talk show can generate $300 million+ annually, it’s still a lucrative opportunity. Oprah has previously admitted to talk show host Steve Harvey that she misses being in front of a live audience.– “Star Magazine”
★ “The Voice” is stocking up on superstars for its 9th season. Having already added Selena Gomez, John Fogerty, and Brad Paisley to its lineup, Missy Elliott has now been signed to join the singing competition, serving as advisor to Pharrell Williams’ team. It’s already been announced that Rihanna will operate as the key advisor to all contestants. “The Voice” returns September 21st on NBC-TV. – E! News
★ AMC’s “Fear the Walking Dead”, the much-anticipated companion series to mega-hit zombie drama “The Walking Dead”, has had a record-setting debut as Sunday’s 90-minute premiere attracted 10.1 million viewers, including 6.3 million adults 18-49. That’s the best cable TV series launch on record; the previous mark in the 18-49 demo set by AMC’s “Better Call Saul” (4.4 million) earlier this year. “Fear the Walking Dead” airs 5 more episodes in its 1st season before handing off to its parent series, “The Walking Dead”, which returns October 11th.
- Sam Hunt – He tells “Billboard” he deliberately dresses differently than most country artists (flat-billed ball caps, skinny jeans, tunic tops) in order to break down stereotypes. Quote: “The most flattering thing I hear is, ‘I didn’t think I liked country music before I heard your record’.”
Boy trips in museum and punches hole through painting
A 12-year-old Taiwanese boy tripped at a museum and broke his fall with a painting, smashing a hole in it. Exhibition organizers said the painting was a 350-year oil on canvas work called Flowers, valued at $1.5m.
Footage released by the organizers in Taipei shows the boy walk past the still life, catching his foot and stumbling over. He looks up at the canvas, shown later to have a fist-sized gash at the bottom, and freezes, looking around at other people in the room.
The organizers will not ask the boy’s family to pay for the restoration costs the exhibition organizer said the boy was very nervous but should not be blamed and the painting, part of a private collection, was insured.
The boy joins a short, cringing list of art fumblers. In 2006, a man tripped over his shoelace in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge in the UK and smashed three 300-year-old Chinese vases.
In 2010, a woman at the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art fell into a Picasso, causing a 15cm tear.
Possibly the biggest blunder was committed by the casino owner Steve Wynn, who elbowed Picasso’s 1932 masterpiece Le Rêve. Wynn still managed to sell in 2013 for $155m, a record sum.
Woman Destroys Her Boyfriend’s Scooter and Says “Hell Hath No Fury Like a Woman Scorned”
The police in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida got a call last week when some neighbors heard 23-year-old Patrice Johnson arguing with her boyfriend.
The cops ran their names, and arrested the boyfriend for an outstanding warrant. But Patrice was still mad at him, and the cops had a feeling she might take it out on his SCOOTER, which was parked outside. But she promised she wouldn’t touch it.
Shortly after that, they got called again. Because Patrice had broken her promise and completely DESTROYED the scooter. The seat was ripped, the odometer was smashed, and the mirrors were broken.
And when they asked her why she did it, she quoted “The Mourning Bride“, a play by William Congreve from 1697 . . . “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”
That’s usually attributed to Shakespeare. And the actual line goes, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.” Now you know.
Anyway, it’s not clear how her boyfriend had scorned her, but she was arrested for criminal mischief.
If you’re typical, your ‘first-day’ hair may be full of life but as days go by, product buildup makes it limp and dull. But it doesn’t have to be this way, thanks to – huh? – club soda.
That’s right, the flavorless, bubbly beverage that adults pretend to like contains bicarbonate, which is also a great agent for clarifying hair and restoring its luster. It removes product residue, buildup from sweat, and even chlorine or salt from swimming.
It can also be used to tame ‘frizz’ and keep hair soft in locales where water is ‘hard’, meaning it has a high mineral content.
Club soda is gentler than clarifying shampoos and so easy to use – once your hair is clean, simply pour a can of the stuff over it.
This nifty hack works on all lengths and textures, making hair fresh, shiny, soft, and frizz-free.
– BuzzFeed Life
- The first seven flavors of Life Savers were peppermint, wintergreen, clove, licorice, cinnamon, violet, and chocolate. But only the first two are still around.
- All the sweatersFred Rogers wore on “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” were knitted by his mother.
- Japan is the only country left in the world with a monarchy that uses “emperor” instead of “king” or “queen.”
- The first gold record ever went to“Chattanooga Choo Choo” by Glenn Miller . . . his record company gave it to him in 1942 for selling 1.2 million copies. The Recording Industry Association of America took over the “gold record” process in 1958.
- A regular serving of kale is about two cups, and has more vitamin C than an orange.
10 Ways Your Coworkers Behave Like Children
You’d like to think that we could all behave like mature adults, since, you know, we ARE all adults. But that REALLY doesn’t happen . . .
A new survey by CareerBuilder found that 77% of us have seen a coworker do something CHILDISH in the office. Here are the 10 immature things we see the most often . . .
- Whining, 55%.
- Pouting because something didn’t go their way, 46%.
- Tattling on another coworker, 44%.
- Playing a prank on another coworker, 36%.
- Making a face behind someone’s back, 35%.
- Forming a clique, 32%.
- Starting a rumor about a coworker, 30%.
- Storming out of the room, 29%.
- Throwing a temper tantrum, 27%.
- Refusing to share with other people, 23%.