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  • The Most Common Myths - True or False?

    Posted by AJ

    If it's raining, run through it. This one is actually true - if you bolt through a downpour, you'll avoid getting soaked.

    Don't go in the pool after you eat. Don't let the lifeguards fool you - this is false. The worst that can happen is a little stomach cramp.

    Your Halloween candy might have a razor in it. False - come on people. There are rarely incidents of candy being tampered with.

    Never run with scissors. This is true. I mean, pointy instruments in your hand...you running...it's just not a good idea.

    Put on sunblock even though it's cloudy. The sun doesn't have to be blazing for you to get an unsafe sun burn - you can damage your skin under grey skies too - this one is true.

    Double dipping spreads germs. True! Don't double dip at a party - you never know where your friends have been.

    The five second rule. This is false - whether it's been one second or five, your food is going to be full of germs.

    Wear a hat to keep your body heat inside. This has been debunked by recent investigations, which found children only let about 10% of their heat out through their uncovered heads.

    Gum stays in your stomach for seven years. Not true. We doubt the FDA would allow gum to be sold to consumers if it could stay in our stomachs for years on end, so it's no surprise this urban legend turns out to be a total myth.

    Dropping a coin from a skyscraper could kill someone. Not true. It won't kill a pedestrian, but it could cause him/her some discomfort. Air resistance slows the coin down as it falls, but it could still give an innocent person a bruise if it hit them on the head.

  • Here's the WORST Person to Have At Your Super Bowl Party...IS THIS YOU?

    Posted by AJ

    The worst Super Bowl party guest is the "know-it-all", or the person who claims to know all there is to know on football, food and commercials.

    A survey (by CouponCabin.com) found that 52 percent of adults said the know-it-all was the worst party guest, but there were other types of annoying party guests.


    The survey also found:

    -- 41 percent said the remote dominator was the most annoying. This is the person who won't stop controlling the volume, changing the settings and flipping channels.

    -- 38 percent said the worst guest was the social butterfly. Someone who doesn't watch the game and doesn't stop talking.

    -- 21 percent said they didn't like the super fan, who doesn't let anyone forget by being decked out in his/her favorite team's gear and team colors.

    -- 18 percent said the dieter, who counts calories on one of the most celebrated days of junk food and snacks.

    -- 13 percent said the commercial watcher, who only pays attention during the commercials.


    ** By the way, 61 percent of adults plan to watch the Super Bowl on Sunday. That's up from 56 percent last year. 70 percent of men said they would watch, compared to 52 percent of women.

    NOT ME!

    -AJ

  • Looks Who's Getting Divorced!

    Posted by AJ

    Ashley Judd and race car driver, Dario Franchitti, are splitting after more than 11 years of marriage.

    They released a statement that said, "We have mutually decided to end our marriage. We'll always be family and continue to cherish our relationship based on the special love, integrity, and respect we have always enjoyed."

    After being engaged for about two years, the couple tied the knot in a highly private ceremony in Scotland in 2001. 

     ** While the two have been married, Franchitti has won the Indianapolis 500 three times: in 2007, 2010 and 2012.

    ** In addition to a decades-long acting career, Ashley Judd represented Tennessee as a delegate to the 2012 Democratic National Convention. Judd is also considering a political career. She would campaign against Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell in 2014.

    -AJ

  • Your Best News of the Day Is...

    Posted by AJ

    Taco Bell's CEO confirmed (to CBS News) that Cool Ranch Doritos Tacos will be available soon.
     
    Taco Bell had hinted about the possible new taco flavor on their Facebook page earlier this month.

    Totally healthy.

    -AJ

  • A Naked Arnold Schwarzenegger?

    Posted by AJ

    A man purchased the locker of the former owner of Penthouse magazine and became the owner of..... nude pictures of Madonna and Lauren Hutton-- and Arnold Schwarzenegger in the middle of a sex act.


    It also had letters from Dick Cheney and the Unabomber.

    The man who purchased it said he is obsessed with buying old storage lockers, even if they are ones with thousands of pornographic images inside.

    The man is working with a filmographer to put together an exhibit containing all the items.

    Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!

    Read more here

    -AJ

  • This Girl Is Addicted To...

    Posted by AJ

    A 43-year-old woman named "Lisa" from Detroit, Michigan was recently featured on TLC's reality show, "My Strange Addiction," because of her habit of eating three quarter-sized cat hairballs a day- that's more than 3,200 hairballs since her addiction began 15 years ago.

    Lisa prepares her wacky "cat hair" snack by gathering cat fur from around the apartment, including off the floor and from the back of her sofa- but she claims that ‘the best ones are right off the cat.'

    She grooms her cat with her tongue 'like a mama cat would do to her kitten,' but assures the audience that she doesn't lick 'her butt or in between the paws that go in the litter box.'

    Lisa calls it ‘a bonding thing,' but she also says that chewing the cat hair is relaxing.

    As for the taste and texture, Lisa compares it to cotton candy and says that she longs for a clump of cat hair every two hours.

    Is it a strange addiction if I'm addicted to watching the show?

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • PIC: Beyonce's Superbowl Rehearsal (I don't hear any singing...)

    Posted by AJ

    Beyonce is busy rehearsing for the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show and shared a few behind-the-scenes rehearsal pics with her Instagram followers.

    In the first shot, she's seen stretching her left arm behind her head as she looks forward. In another shot in black and white, she appears to be rehearsing choreography with more than a dozen dancers. A third photo shows a dancer lying on the floor while stretching.

    The halftime show airs Sunday, February 3rd.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Stop Taking Pictures of Your Food!

    Posted by AJ

    Restaurants are starting to crack down on customers who insist on photographing their food.

    Several restaurants in Manhattan have banned customers from taking photos of their food, claiming that it "totally disrupts the ambience."

    When asked what happens if anyone is caught snapping pics, one of the restaurant owners said, "We get on top of those folks right away or else it's like a circus."

    The restaurants claim that taking photos is distracting for 'who you're with', 'the other diners' and the 'chef.'

    There are also some restaurants that don't ban photos, but have a policy against using flashes.

    I don't know about you, but I love taking pictures of my food.  What's the difference between that, and a landmark?  It shows where you've been.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Sad News Football Fans...

    Posted by AJ

    ...it's time to start hoarding your chicken wings.

    This year you can expect the price of your chicken wings to be the highest ever and the number available will be less than usual.

    Chicken companies produced far less wings this year thanks to an increase in the cost of corn used to feed the chickens. Due to a drought and the government's force for a large portion of corn crop to be used for alternative fuels, there is far less corn. Less corn means less feed, which means fewer birds produced - and fewer wings for you to eat.

     

    ** Super Bowl Sunday is the second biggest eating day of the year for Americans, second only to Thanksgiving Day.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ

  • Sorry Ladies, Ryan Gosling Likes...

    Posted by AJ

    Ryan Gosling recently told a magazine that he likes to unwind by knitting.

    Gosling learned the hobby on a movie set, and admits that he likes making "oddly shaped scarves" to relax.

    He explained, "I did this scene in  (the movie) ‘Lars and the Real Girl' where I was in a room full of old ladies who were knitting, and it was an all-day scene, so they showed me how. It was one of the most relaxing days of my life."

    He adds, "If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf."

    Dealbreaker?

    Read and see more HERE

    -AJ

  • Amazingly Disgusting Things Seen On Airplanes...EW!

    Posted by AJ

    Flight attendants see it all - here are their top grossest things that have actually had happened in the sky.


    Breast Pumping. That's a pretty confined space to whip your breasts out and vacuum milk out of them.

    Blankets and Boogers. One passenger asked for a fresh airplane blanket, after completely covering hers with snot like a kleenex.

    Impromptu snacking. Be careful what you might see on a plane - like a passenger picking something off their bare feet and eating it.

    Jump seat no-no. The seat in the back of the aircraft that the flight attendant uses is called the jump seat. One man sat in the jump seat while waiting for the bathroom - and it was later discovered he took the liberty not to wait. The jump seat was wet.

    Pedicures. You know the "ped egg" - the tiny little thing you use to scrape the dried skin off your feet? Those have been used mid-flight, and they're gross.

    A little laundry. One passenger took his wet socks off and dried them over the air vent above his head. He was in first class.

    Lost panties. Reaching into the seat pocket to find a pair of forgotten panties is gross - a pair of bloody ones is even more gross.

    Adult diapers. One passenger who needed the aid of adult diapers left a used pair right on top of the toilet seat for the next passenger to find.

    Going number two. Someone used a tissue in the bathroom to clean up some wayward do-do - but then put the tissue back into the box. A flight attendant reached into the box for a tissue and got more than they bargained for.

    Read more HERE

    -AJ