- “Oyster Day”, celebrating the shell-shucked crustacean enjoyed by many as a delicacy.
- “Underwear Day”, the 12th annual organized by online retailer FreshPair.com, which normally attracts hundreds of underwearers to NYC’s Times Square.
ON THIS DATE………
1962, Nelson Mandela was jailed. He would not be released until 1990.
1962, Marilyn Monroe died of an apparent suicide… she supposedly overdosed on sleeping pills
1990, the world’s tallest cake, at 101 feet, was served at the Shiawassee County Fair in Corunna, Michigan
1999  ‘Tish’, the world’s oldest captive goldfish, dies in Yorkshire, England at the age of 43
Maureen ‘Marcia Brady’ McCormick (59)
WKRP star Loni Anderson (70) – (Receptionist Jennifer)
Miracle On Ice Goalie Sellining Memorabillia
“Miracle on Ice” goaltender Jim Craig hopes to sell nearly all his memorabilia from the 1980 Olympics in one 19-item lot for an asking price of $5.7 million.
It includes his game-used jersey from the famous 4-3 game against the Soviet Union, his Olympic gold medal and the famous American flag he draped over his shoulders after the United States defeated Finland in that final game. Those three items alone were appraised at more than $1 million each. The collection also includes Craig’s used goalie mask, skates and stick from the Games 35 years ago in Lake Placid, New York.
Craig, said he insisted on selling the collection together so that one person could buy it and continue to display it.
Craig wouldn’t be the first from the famous “Miracle on Ice” team to sell his items.
Mark Wells sold his gold medal to a private buyer for $40,000. That buyer sold it in 2010 for $310,000. Mark Pavelich’s gold medal sold for $262,900 in 2014.
Captain Mike Eruzione insisted that he would never sell his gold medal, but he sold his jersey from the gold-medal game ($657,250) and the stick he used ($262,900) in 2013.
The record for the most expensive hockey item at auction was the jersey worn by Canada’s Paul Henderson in the 1972 Summit Series against the Soviet Union. That jersey sold for $1.275 million in 2010.
5-Year-Old Girl Credited with Saving Mom and Baby Brother
A little girl’s quick thinking apparently saved the lives of her mother and brother after the mom said she nodded off at the wheel and drove their car down an embankment, causing serious injuries to both herself and her infant son
The story of heroic 5-year-old Lexi is only now going public nearly two months after she climbed up a 40 foot embankment and flagged down a passersby following the crash, outside of Jasper, B.C.
It happened on June 8, with Angela returning to Prince George with Lexi and son Peter, then 10 weeks old. A lullaby played in the car – lulling not just the kids to sleep
Angela said she later found out the crash site wasn’t visible from the road. She said her husband thought she was taking a different route home. Plus she went on to say
“It’s crazy because the guy who came to see us in the hospital, he said the medics and the firemen needed ropes to get up and down that embankment, and she did it barefoot.”
The following weeks were rough for the family – Angela told the Citizen she suffered small fractures in her neck and upper back and internal injuries including broken ribs and liver damage; and doctors diagnosed Peter with a brain bleed – but they are on the mend.
- “Mr Robinson” (NBC) – Premiere of a new comedy starring Craig Robinson (“The Office”) as a struggling funk-band singer who takes a job as a substitute music teacher. (Sounds like a cross between “School of Rock” and comedian Gerry Dee’s long-running CBC/Netflix series “Mr D”.)
- “A Wicked Offer” (CW) – Debut of a new 1-hour reality show in which contestants are offered money to do something that could offend their partners, family, and/or friends. How far will they go? Will money outweigh loyalty?
★ Actor David Faustino is developing a “Married… With Children” spin-off featuring fellow original cast-members Christina Applegate, Ed O’Neill, and Katey Sagal. The 1987-97 FOX-TV sitcom featured O’Neill as the patriarch of a dysfunctional family in a fictional Chicago suburb. Sagal played his wife ‘Peggy’; Applegate and Faustino starred as their kids ‘Kelly’ and ‘Bud’. The revival is a pilot for a spin-off series, with the original cast appearing in some capacity, perhaps only cameos. More details are coming once legal hurdles are cleared.– E! Online
★ Rumors are leaking out about Season 9 of “The Voice”, which premieres September 21st on NBC-TV. Word has it that Selena Gomez will join forces with Gwen Stefani as a mentor for her team, and Missy Elliott will be a mentor for Pharrell’s team. Recording veteran John Fogerty is apparently slated to assist Adam Levine, and country superstar Brad Paisley will mentor Blake Shelton’s singers. – “Us Weekly”
A Guy Went Surfing on a Motorbike
A stunt rider from Australia named Robbie Maddison recently tested a motorbike with a SURFBOARD down by the wheels, so you can ride it on WATER. And the YouTube video is pretty incredible.
He rides it out into a bay . . . turns back toward the beach . . . and catches a WAVE like he’s surfing. He told “Surfer Magazine”he legitimately thought he was going to die while he was doing it.
Woman Is Banned From Talking About Her Ex on Facebook, or She’ll Get Five Years in Prison
40-year-old Maureen Curoe of Belfast, Northern Ireland was in a long relationship with a guy named Adrian McAleese, but they broke up three years ago.
And ever since then, she’s been BLASTING him and his new girlfriend on Facebook.
She would post lies about Adrian, she called his new girlfriend nasty things, and she even made up a fake Facebook account to send them obscene messages.
So Adrian finally called the police, and Maureen was in court this week.
The judge decided the posts weren’t a legitimate threat, but he DID put a restraining order on Maureen’s Facebook use.
If she mentions Adrian or contacts him on Facebook in the next two years, she’ll go to prison for FIVE years.
THINGS THAT MAKE YA GO HMMM:
• 52% of women have refused to go out with a guy on a second date due to his cologne.
- 41% of surveyed men say they can’t go a week without having pizza.
- 40% of couples argue on a regular basis about how to load the dishwasher.
- 33% of men have dieted in secret.
- 25% of us have spotted a co-worker’s profile on a dating website.
- 15% of us admit that we’ve lied in order to get a 1st-class seat on an airplane.
SMELL LIKE LUKE BRYAN
Ever wonder what Luke Bryan smells like? Well wonder no more, thanks to Yankee Candle your entire home can smell like Luke Bryan!
They’re debuting a limited edition candle that Yankee Candle describes as “Vanilla Bourbon” in support of his new album “Kill The Lights” which is due out this Friday.
For now you can only win candle through a contest on Yankee Candle’s website.
The company also informed fans on Twitter that the candle would be on display in Yankee Candle stores across the U.S. on August 7. You can click the link on country 929 dot com to enter for the chance to win one.
WHICH OIL IS BEST TO COOK WITH?
De Montfort University in Leicester UK has conducted scientific analysis of the benefits and harm derived from various cooking oils and fats.
Cooking at high temperatures leads to oxidation in many oils, causing them to form harmful aldehydes and lipid peroxides. Consuming or inhaling aldehydes, even in small amounts, has been linked to increased risk of heart disease and cancer.
Results of the extensive testing …
✓ Olive oil is most recommended for frying as it generates lower levels of toxic compounds, and those that are formed are less threatening. When it comes to cooking, it doesn’t seem to matter whether olive oil is ‘extra virgin’ or not.
✓ Frying in saturate-rich animal fats or butter is surprisingly preferable to sunflower or corn oil as those oils generate very high levels of aldehydes.
✓ Oils should be stored in a cupboard, out of the light, and not reused as this also leads to the accumulation of nasty side-products.
✓ Overall, the research team advises that we try to do less frying, and when we do minimize the amount of oil used.– Condensed from BBC News Magazine
- If Facebook is still around and popular in 2130, there will be more dead people with profiles than living people. And if Facebook loses popularity, it could have more dead users than living ones in just 50 years.
- When Sudoku became popular in 2006, pencil sales went up 700%.
- India is on pace to pass China as the largest population of any country in the world around 2022. And Nigeria will pass the U.S. to have the third biggest population around 2050.
- The average car on the road in the U.S. is 11-and-a-half years old.
- The famous painting of dogs playing poker is actually called “A Friend in Need.” It was painted by a guy named Cash Coolidge, who also created those big cardboard cutouts you stick your head through in tourist spots.
WHEN A KISS IS NOT A KISS:
A joint research team from University of Nevada-Indiana University has found that fewer than half the world’s cultures kiss in a romantic way. Although many societies consider kissing to be a romantic or erotic activity, others consider it ‘gross’ and ask why anyone would ‘share their dinner’.
Researchers have studied 168 cultures over the past year and found evidence of romantic kissing in 77, or 46%. The more socially complex the culture, the higher the frequency of romantic kissing. Across Europe, a peck on the cheek is a common cultural greeting; one on the lips is indeed a romantic gesture. In India, Bangladesh, and Thailand, it’s a private practice.
But some societies do not consider kissing romantic at all. The Oceanic kiss, for example, involves passing open mouths over each other … without actual contact. – “Washington Post”
AMAZING KISSING FACTS:
Science has taught us a lot about a smooch. Kissing helps you choose the right mate and helps you live longer. You use 146 muscles when you pucker up. You swap 80 million new bacteria when you lock lips. And on average you will spend some 20,000 minutes – or 2 weeks – of your lifetime smooching.– “American Anthropologist”