A team of domino enthusiasts in Germany said a Guinness record attempt involving more than 600,000 tiles was foiled by a mischievous fly. Patrick Sinner, 21, who led the team of 20 people in setting up the dominoes at a gym in Nidda, said the team’s two weeks of hard work were ruined when a fly landed on a mini-domino and set off a 600,000-strong chain reaction prematurely. He said the mini-dominoes are easy to knock over, as they are only about the size of a fingernail. Sinner and his team were still able to break Guinness records for the largest domino wall, the largest spiral and the largest domino cube.
Arizona Cardinals fans can reap a reward while expanding their waistlines watching football this season.
University of Phoenix Stadium will serve the seven-pound (3 kilograms) Gridiron Burger for $75. It features five 1/3 pound burger patties, five all-beef hot dogs, five bratwursts, 20 slices of American cheese, eight slices of bacon, eight chicken tenders, 12 ounces of fries, lettuce, pickles and tanker sauce, on a 10-inch bun.
The Executive chef says he hasn’t figured out the calories. He says three staff members tried it on Monday, but none finished. Those who can finish in under an hour will receive a Cardinals jersey and get their photo on the scoreboard.
- “The Meg” (PG-13, Action/Adventure): After escaping an attack by what he claims was a 70-foot shark, Jonas Taylor must confront his fears to save those trapped in a sunken submersible. (Jason Statham, Rainn Wilson)
- “Slender Man” (PG-13, Horror): The story of a tall, thin, horrifying figure with unnaturally long arms and a featureless face, who is reputed to be responsible for the haunting and disappearance of countless children and teens. (Joey King, Javier Botet)
- “BlacKkKlansman” (R-Rated, Comedy/Drama): Based on a true story. An African-American police officer (played by Denzel Washinton’s son) from Colorado successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and become the head of the local chapter. Adam Driver plays the white undercover cop he sent to attend the actual meetings for him and Topher Graceis the Klan’s “Grand Wizard,” David Duke. The cast also includes Alec Baldwin,
Macaulay Culkin said on Joe Rogan’s podcast the other day that he turned down a starring role on “The Big Bang Theory” three different times. He still thinks he made the right choice, even though he knows how rich he’d be now.
- “S’Mores Day” celebrating one of our favorite campfire treats, a toasted marshmallow sandwiched between graham crackers with piece of chocolate. The original recipe, published in Scout leader Loretta Scott Crew’s “Tramping & Trailing with the Girl Scouts” (1927), referred to the delicacy as ‘Some Mores’.
- “Kool-Aid Days” begin, the annual weekend celebration of the soft drink mix originally made in Hastings, Nebraska. Edwin E. Perkins first marketed the stuff in 1927 in 6 flavors (raspberry, cherry, grape, lemon, orange, and root-beer).
COUNTRY MUSIC NOTE
AUGUST 9TH, 2009 Brooks & Dunn announced on their website that they would be ending their 20-year run as duo
TODAY’S GOOD NEWS
A couple named Zac and Cindy Edwards got married in Orange Beach, Alabama the other day.
And while they were taking wedding photos on the beach afterward, a woman ran up and said someone was DROWNING.
It turned out a high-school kid got caught in a rip tide. And the lifeguards on duty were in the middle of saving someone else. So they weren’t there to help.
But luckily, Zac happens to be a former lifeguard who’s now in the Coast Guard. So Cindy immediately told him he HAD to go save the kid.
He started taking off his dress clothes, but she told him he didn’t have time. So he just dove in with his pants on . . . swam out and grabbed the kid . . . and kept his head above water until someone with a jet ski got them both back to shore.
Zac and Cindy say it made for a pretty unique wedding day. And now they’re excited to have a great story to tell their grandkids.
 Rosanna Arquette, actress
 Antonio Banderas, actor
 Justin Theroux, actor
Airbnb Offering Stay at the Great Wall of China
Airbnb announced a contest for the chance to spend the night in a unique location — the Great Wall of China.
The accommodation-finding website posted a listing for the opportunity to win a stay for two at “a custom-designed home situated along the ancient portion of the wall.”
The bedroom, constructed in an ancient guard tower, is roofless, giving guests a full view of the stars.
“Known as one of the greatest architectural feats in human history, the Great Wall is widely considered to be one of the seven wonders of the modern world.” The company said those looking to win a stay at the Great Wall must answer two questions on the website:
“Why is it more important now than ever to break down barriers between cultures? How would you want to build new connections?”
The experience includes a gourmet dinner, a traditional Chinese music demonstration, a sunrise hike through the countryside, a Chinese calligraphy lesson and conversations with the Great Wall’s official historians.
Researchers in England, Sweden and Denmark say their study confirms men and women lose weight differently.
Participants were put on low-calorie diets for eight weeks.
At the end of the two weeks, both men and women had lost about 11 per cent of their body weight, but the men had more health benefits — a greater change in fat mass, lower blood pressure and better blood sugar numbers.
That’s because men lose weight around their bellies first, and belly fat is bad fat because it wraps itself around your vital organs.
The women lost weight around their hips and thighs, which has fewer health benefits.
- Jeff Goldblum’sonly Oscar nomination came in 1996, and not for acting . . . a movie he directed called “Little Surprises”was nominated for Best Live Action Short.
- There are only three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman than a man: Jamaica, Colombia, and St. Lucia.
- “Looney Tunes”cartoons were originally created by Warner Brothers as a way to showcase new music. Obviously the cartoons themselves became much more popular.
- The “red phone” that’s a direct connection from the Pentagon to Russia has never been red OR a phone. It was originally a teletype machine . . . then a fax machine . . . and now it’s an email account.
FRIDAY AUGUST 10TH
 Rosanna Arquette, actress
 Antonio Banderas, actor
 Justin Theroux, actor
- As firefighters continue to battle several wildfires in California, evacuation orders were issued yesterday (August 9th) for more than 20,000 people south of Los Angeles because of an encroaching fire that was deliberately set. A 51-year-old man, Forrest Clark, is charged with arson and other crimes for allegedly setting the fire, and could face life in prison if convicted. Clark reportedly had a long running feud with neighbors.
- The new Spike Leemovie “BlacKkKlansman” is out today. It’s up against the Jason Statham shark movie “The Meg”, a horror movie called “Slender Man”, and an ensemble comedy called “Dog Days”.
- TMZ says that HGTV IS planning on making the “Brady Bunch”house into a COPY of the TV house on the inside too . . . but to do it, they have to expand it from 2,600-square feet to 4,000-square feet.
- Little Big Town – The man accused of stealing their trailer was arrested after a multi-county police chase in Tennessee. The trailer was stolen last week but was quickly recovered. At the time, the group posted a message on Facebook, mocking the thief who got nothing of value because, as they put it, the trailer was filled with “two old kid bikes, one scooter, a baby pool and a unicorn float. Karma’s a funny thing.”
Kenny Chesney Has Rescued Some 1,400 Pets in the Wake of Hurricane Irma
Here’s yet another amazing thing KENNY CHESNEY has been doing since Hurricane Irma devastated the Virgin Islands last fall. He’s brought around 1,400 needy cats and dogs to the U.S.
He had to bring is own dog to the states too. An 18-year-old pit bull mix named Cookie . . . but in an odd twist of fate she passed away almost as soon as she got here. He said, quote, “She was older, so it was timing more than anything.
As you may recall, Kenny is donating the proceeds from “Songs for the Saints” to his Love for Love City Foundation. Quote, “It consumed my year. I have a little bit more compassion and empathy in my life than I did before.”
Dierks Bentley Wants to Make Sure There are More Port-a-Potties for Women
DIERKS BENTLEY is hosting a music festival in the Rockies over Labor Day called SEVEN PEAKS, and wants all the little details to be perfect, so it becomes an annual tradition. He joked that he’s so into the planning, HE’LL have fun even if no one comes.
He’s got a ’90s night . . . a ‘beach stage’ by the lake in the middle of the campground, complete with sand . . . plenty of sunblock, ice, and beer . . . and plans to jam and hang out with the campers.
And ladies, you’ve love this. He’s making sure there are more female port-a-potties than men’s. Because, quote, “I didn’t want to see girls waiting in line.”