- “International Stuttering Awareness Day”, originated in 1998 to raise public awareness of the millions who suffer from the speech disorder.
• “Nut Day”. Ask anyone to name a nut and most will say ‘peanut’, which isn’t a nut at all but a legume. Definition of a nut: A hard, dry, indehiscent fruit formed from 2 or more carpels but containing only 1 seed. In any event, it’s one of nature’s most perfect foods.
ON THIS DATE………..
1797, the world’s first parachute jump took place
1897, the first used car dealership was opened in London, England.
1907, Ringling Brothers purchased the Barnum & Bailey circus
1962, U.S. President John F. Kennedy announced that American spy planes had discovered Soviet nuclear weapons in Cuba. He ordered a naval “quarantine” of the island nation.
2012  Cyclist Lance Armstrong is stripped of his 7 Tour de France titles (1999-2005) due to doping allegations
2014  Michael Zehaf-Bibeau attacks the Parliament of Canada in Ottawa, killing a soldier and injuring 3 others
Actor – Bob Odenkirk, aka Saul Goodman in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, (53)
Actor – Jeff Goldblum (63)
Actor – Christopher Lloyd (77) – (Doc Brown on Back to the Future / Jim on Taxi)
– Deadline.com claims ABC is planning to reboot ”Fantasy Island”
★ Actor Leonardo DiCaprio has acquired the rights to produce a film focusing on Volkswagen’s recent emissions scandal. His Appian Way production company is teaming with Paramount Pictures to bring the fraud controversy to the big screen. Earlier this month author and “New York Times” journalist Jack Ewing inked a deal to delve into the controversy with a forthcoming book, and DiCaprio’s team will develop that story for the bigscreen. No director, writer, or actors for the film have yet been announced.
– Complex.com claims Die Hard 6 is in development. The film will most likely be a prequel to the other Die Hard movies and will be set in 1979 when Bruce Willis’ John McClane character was just starting out as a New York cop
– Competitive eater Matt Stonie downed 10 pounds of pasta in 8 minutes on Saturday at the World Pasta Eating Championships in Las Vegas.
– Tickets went on sale last night for ”Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. Several theatre websites crashed while other sites slowed to a snail’s pace.
– People magazine claims Star Wars fans are upset that Mark Hamill is not featured on the new poster for ” Star Wars: The Force Awakens”
★ A “Gilmore Girls” revival is in the works. Netflix has reportedly struck a deal to bring back the beloved family drama for a limited reunion series. Multiple sources confirm that the streaming service has been in negotiations with series creator Amy Sherman-Palladino to reboot the program, with stars Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel also onboard. Reports suggest the revival might consist of four 90-minute episodes. The show ran 2000-07 on the WB/CW networks. – “Hollywood Reporter”
Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd showed up as Marty McFly and Doc on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last night. They rolled up in a DeLorean in the middle of Jimmy’s monologue, right when he was talking about “Back to the Future” Day. So they talked about what year it was, and Jimmy had to set them straight about the things the movie got wrong.
AND REMEMBER . . .
[Fri] “Jem & The Holograms”; “The Last Witch Hunter”; “Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension”; “Rock the Kasbah” open in movie theaters
Thanks for helping my daughter — even though you got laughed at
A letter appeared in a Cambridge newspaper that was addressed to “teenage boy at skate park.” It was initially circulated via Twitter, but the author submitted it to the paper for publication.
You’re probably about 15 years old, so I don’t expect you to be very mature or for you to want a little girl on your skate ramp for that matter. What you don’t know is that my daughter has been wanting to skateboard for months. I actually had to convince her that skateboarding wasn’t for just for boys. So when we walked up to the skate park and saw that it was full of teenaged boys who were smoking and swearing, she immediately wanted to turn around and go home.
I secretly wanted to go too because I didn’t want to have to put on my mom voice and exchange words with you. I also didn’t want my daughter to feel like she had to be scared of anyone, or that she wasn’t entitled to that skate park just as much as you were. So when she said, “Mom it’s full of older boys,” I calmly said, “So what, they don’t own the skate park.”
She proceeded to go down the ramp in spite of you and your friends flying past her and grinding rails beside her. She only had two or three runs in before you approached her and said “Hey, excuse me …” I immediately prepared to deliver my “She’s allowed to use this park just as much as you guys” speech when I heard you say, “Your feet are wrong. Can I help you?”
You proceeded to spend almost an hour with my daughter showing her how to balance and steer, and she listened to you a feat not attained by most adults. You held her hand and helped her get up when she fell down and I even heard you tell her to stay away from the rails so that she wouldn’t get hurt.
I want you to know that I am proud that you are part of my community, and I want to thank you for being kind to my daughter, even though your friends made fun of you for it. She left the skate park with a sense of pride and with the confidence that she can do anything, because of you. Jeanean Thomas, Cambridge
Lazy Guy Steals a Cab Because He Doesn’t Want to Walk Six Blocks
This guy’s skills as a criminal aren’t particularly impressive, but his devotion to LAZINESS is truly inspirational.
26-year-old Luis Orellana-Rivera of Des Moines, Iowa was at the hospital on Friday morning giving blood, and left around 6:15 A.M. But he didn’t want to walk home, so he decided to steal a CAB parked outside. And he used it to drive himself home . . . SIX BLOCKS.
But the cops were able to trace the cab using its GPS, and arrested Luis as he was getting out. He told them he’d stolen it because he just REALLY didn’t want to make that six-block walk home. He was charged with felony theft.
Guy Is Busted For Car Theft After Leaving a Print on a Maxi Pad
When a guy accidentally touches a maxi pad, he usually reacts by immediately dropping it in horror, and frantically wiping his hand to remove any trace of contact.
And this might be the first time that reflex has helped the cops solve a crime.
29-year-old Christopher Kearney of Largo, Florida broke into a car last month, and stole everything out of it he could.
Except for the MAXI PAD in the center console. When he picked THAT up, he dropped it right back down where it was.
And that’s what led to his arrest. The cops found his PALM print on it. And since he was already in the system, they were able to match it to him.
He was just arrested for burglary.
The Dutch team who have grown the world’s first burger in a lab say they hope to have a product on sale within 5 years. The Maastricht University researchers have set up a company to investigate ways to make lab-grown burgers tastier and cheaper.
The prototype from stem-cells that was cooked and eaten in London UK 2 years ago cost over $300,000 to make. It’s expected lab-grown burgers will begin as an exclusive product but will appear on supermarket shelves once demand has been established and the price comes down. An independent study has found that lab-grown beef uses 45% less energy, produces 96% fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and requires 99% less land.– DNAIndia.com
DREAM COME TRUE:
You can now buy a fully functioning version of the toy car you had as a kid. People like to joke that men’s cars are their ‘toys’, but this is taking it to the next level. Remember how back in the day you ‘drove’ one of those bright yellow-and-red Little Tikes cars everywhere?
You motored around your backyard, powered only by your tiny tootsies and the desire to feel the wind in your hair? Well now you can buy one … made for adults. The Little Tikes ‘Cozy Coupe’ is selling on eBay for a grownup price circa $33,000.