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Shakespeare, Whales, and 2 Guys Kissing

Shakespeare, Whales, and 2 Guys Kissing

1.  You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than two miles away. 2.  In seven-card “Texas Hold ‘Em” hands, the total number of distinct seven-card hands is 133,784,560.  And interestingly, the probability of having NO pairs is LESS than the probability of a one-pair or two-pair hand. 3.  Almost three times more people…MORE

Exo-Suits, a Runaway Jeep, and “The Wiggles”

Exo-Suits, a Runaway Jeep, and “The Wiggles”

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . . 1.  A former high school football player in Texas was paralyzed during a game in 2009.  But with the help of an exo-suit, he WALKED across the stage to get his college diploma last week. 2.  The driver of an RV was towing a…MORE

Nurses, Dogs, and Lake Tahoe

Nurses, Dogs, and Lake Tahoe

1.  A nurse in Las Vegas named Brooke Johns is in the news because of what she does when she’s NOT working.  She goes back in on her days off just to do her patients’ hair. 2.  A 14-year-old from California named James Savage just became the youngest person to ever swim the entire length of Lake…MORE

Presidents, Metallica, and Sloth Poop

Presidents, Metallica, and Sloth Poop

1.  The guy who sings the “South Park” theme was almost a member of Metallica.  The theme is performed by Primus, and singer Les Claypool was childhood friends with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.  Les auditioned to replace Cliff Burton as their new bassist in 1986, but it didn’t work out. 2.  Seven U.S. presidents were born in log cabins:  Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses…MORE

Random Facts – Tarantino on Golden Girls?

Random Facts – Tarantino on Golden Girls?

1.  “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally going to be called “Where the Wild Horses Are” . . . until Maurice Sendak realized he couldn’t draw horses. 2.  Ducks quack in different accents depending on where they’re from. 3.  Quentin Tarantino’s first job in Hollywood was as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of “The Golden Girls” in 1988. 4.  Every U.S. president since FDR has…MORE

Good News: Root Beer, Mudslides, and Good Deeds

Good News: Root Beer, Mudslides, and Good Deeds

1.  This Friday is National Root Beer Float Day, and A&W restaurants will be giving them away for FREE.  They’re raising money for the charity Disabled American Veterans.  So all they ask is you consider donating while you’re there. 2.  A group called Regal Prosperity is running something called the Good Deed Challenge, and PAYING people for being…MORE

Wedding Dresses, NBA Tickets, and PIZZA

Wedding Dresses, NBA Tickets, and PIZZA

1.  A Phoenix Suns fan tried and failed to get tickets to the NBA Finals last week to see them play the Bucks.  So his wife surprised him with two tickets for Game 3 . . . without realizing it was in MILWAUKEE.  But they just rolled with it . . . doubled down and bought plane…MORE

Tik Tok Toni

Tik Tok Toni

Dog feet – wanna know why your dog’s feet smell like Fritos? Here’s the answer. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX9WqFN/ Dumb dad joke https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX7q5Jp/ Good thing about heat https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX8b2Bj/ Deviled eggs https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdXLWGsj/ Sushi https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdVRppyL/MORE

Disney Farts, French Prisoners and Ben Franklin the Drunk

Disney Farts, French Prisoners and Ben Franklin the Drunk

1.  Prisoners in France do not wear uniforms, and are instead able to buy “normal clothes.”  The uniforms were abolished there in 1983.  If they can’t afford to buy their own, they can request free clothing, which is provided for by charities. 2.  Ben Franklin once published a book called “The Drinker’s Dictionary” with 200 different terms to describe…MORE

Orphaned Kittens, Donated Hair, and a Huge Umbrella

Orphaned Kittens, Donated Hair, and a Huge Umbrella

1.  An animal shelter in England recently found someone to adopt a Labrador retriever named Bertie.  And now Bertie has paid it forward by taking care of seven orphaned kittens until they could go up for adoption.  Now all seven of them have forever homes. 2.  A 17-year-old in Alabama named Kieran Moise recently joined the Air…MORE