Mar 13

What Are Our Favorite and Least Favorite Fast Food Chains?

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If there’s ONE thing that the world can take Americans’ word on, it’s fast food.  Also which football is the REAL football.  But for today, we’re focusing on the fast food thing.

 

A new study found our favorite and least favorite fast food chains.  Here are the results . . .

 

 

1.  Favorite burger chain:  In-N-Out Burger.  The runners-up are Culver’s . . . Five Guys . . . and Smashburger.  And our least favorite burger chains are McDonald’s . . . Burger King . . . and Carl’s Jr.

 

 

2.  Favorite Mexican chain:  Chipotle, health code issues be DAMNED, I guess.  The runners-up are Moe’s Southwest Grill and El Pollo Loco.  And our least favorite are Del Taco . . . Taco John’s . . . and Taco Bell.

 

 

3.  Favorite pizza chain:  Marco’s Pizza.  The runner-up was Papa Murphy’s.  And our least favorite are Pizza Hut . . . Little Caesars . . . and Cici’s Pizza.

 

 

4.  Favorite chicken chain:  Chick-fil-A.  The runners-up are Raising Cane’s and El Pollo Loco.  And our least favorite are Popeyes . . . Church’s Chicken . . . and KFC.

 

 

5.  Favorite sandwich chain:  Firehouse Subs.  The runners-up are Panera Bread . . . McAlister’s Deli . . . and Jersey Mike’s.  And our least favorite are Jimmy John’s . . . Subway . . . and Arby’s.

 

 

(CNBC)

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Feb 28

Eight Warning Signs of a Nervous Breakdown

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A therapist recently posted a list online of eight signs you’re on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  If only a few of them apply, you might just be a little stressed out.  But if they ALL sound way too familiar, take it seriously . . .

 

1.  You have escape fantasies.  Like you want to pick up and leave everything behind.

 

2.  You feel like you have no downtime.  Which is common if you have kids.  But it can also be a sign of anxiety and depression.

 

3.  You struggle to make simple decisions.  It might be because your body’s producing too much of the stress hormone cortisol.

 

4.  You’ve stopped socializing completely.  You don’t even WANT to, because you’re too overwhelmed with everything else.  So it feels like work.

 

5.  You can’t sleep.  It’s a classic sign of anxiety and depression.

 

6.  You’re having panic attacks.  Obviously it’s a sign you’re dealing with major anxiety.

 

7.  You’re self-sabotaging.  A common example is going out drinking when you know you have to wake up early.  Stress-eating is another one.

 

8.  It feels like you keep failing at everything.  Which probably isn’t true.  But if you feel like you’re constantly failing at work AND at home, you might be depressed.  (Healthista)

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Feb 13

On This Day In Black History: February 13

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1923;  The first Black professional basketball team “The Renaissance” organized.

 

1970;  The New York Stock Exchange admits its first Black member, Joseph Searles.

 

1635;  America’s first public school, the Boston Latin School, opened in Boston. Black students were excluded from attending.

 

1892;  The first African American performers, the World’s Fair Colored Opera Company, appear at Carnegie Hall.

 

1818;  Absalom Jones, the first African American Episcopal priest ordained in the U.S. , dies.

 

 

 

 

 

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Jan 12

If You Make the Peace Sign in a Selfie, Hackers Might Steal Your Fingerprints

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You should probably stop making the PEACE SIGN in your selfies.  And not just because “peace” is so un-trendy right now.

According to the National Institute of Informatics in Japan, hackers actually have the ability to steal and clone your fingerprints from your pictures.

But, before you panic too much, it’s pretty complicated and there’s not that much they could do with them if they do steal them.  But the mere fact that it’s possible is pretty crazy.

 

 

(Mashable)

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Dec 1

The Top 10 Baby Names For 2016

 

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BabyCenter.com just released its lists of the most popular baby names for 2016.  So . . . um . . . if you have a kid this month, apparently they DON’T COUNT.

 

The top 10 girls’ names for the year are:  Sophia . . . Emma . . . Olivia . . . Ava . . . Mia . . . Isabella . . . Riley . . . Arya . . . Zoe . . . and Charlotte.  Yep, “Game of Thrones” managed to land a name in eighth place.

The top 10 boys’ names are:  Jackson . . . Aiden . . . Lucas . . . Liam . . . Noah . . . Ethan . . . Mason . . . Caden . . . Oliver . . . and Elijah.

The boys’ name that had the biggest jump this year was Mateo . . . it went from 85th last year to 55th this year.  The girls’ name with the biggest jump was Peyton . . . it went from 84th last year to 41st this year.

And finally, they also found the election influenced some baby names.  Hillary was 64% more popular . . . Donald was only 5% more popular . . . but Ivanka jumped up 39%.

 

(BabyCenter)

 

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Nov 30

The Best Fast Food Place According to Your Zodiac Sign

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FULL STORY:  This is really stupid.  But there’s an astrologist named Danielle Paige, who apparently doesn’t take her job too seriously.  And she recently came up with a list of the best fast food places to go to according to your zodiac sign . . .

 

1.  If you’re an Aries . . . it’s Burger King.  You like trying new things, and they’ve been adding weird new stuff to their menu recently, like their Chicken Cheetos Fries.

 

 

2.  If you’re a Taurus . . . Chipotle.  You’re more patient and like being in control.  So you’re more likely to go somewhere that takes longer but serves real food.  And you like to watch them make it, so Subway could also work.

 

 

3.  If you’re a Gemini . . . Arby’s.  Or anywhere else that has a huge menu with lots of stuff to choose from.

 

 

4.  If you’re a Cancer . . . a bucket of chicken from KFC.  Or something like a pizza that you can share with other people.

 

 

5.  If you’re a Leo . . . Taco Bell.  Just like an Aries, you like trying new things that might seem weird to other people.  So go with something like the Doritos Locos Taco.

 

 

6.  If you’re a Virgo . . . Panera Bread.  Or anywhere else that serves stuff that’s slightly healthier than normal fast food.

 

 

7.  If you’re a Libra . . . Domino’s.  Just like Cancers, you want to be able to order something that’s big and sharable.

 

 

8.  If you’re a Scorpio . . . Starbucks.  You’re more about the experience than the food.  So you’re happier in a place with good chairs, free Wi-Fi, and half-decent music.

 

 

9.  If you’re a Sagittarius . . . In-N-Out Burger.  Or any other regional fast food place that you can’t just get anywhere.

 

 

10.  If you’re a Capricorn . . . McDonald’s.  Capricorns like classic things that remind them of their childhood.  Plus they’re practical, so the fact that it’s cheap is good too.

 

 

11.  If you’re an Aquarius . . . Dairy Queen.  Most people never go there, so it seems weirder and more unique.

 

 

12.  If you’re a Pisces . . . Wendy’s.  But the explanation is kinda weird.  It basically says you’re an optimist, so you don’t care if the food’s healthy or not.  But if that’s the standard, wouldn’t pretty much ANY fast food place work?

 

 

(Delish.com)

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Nov 17

Five Random Facts For Thursday

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

1.  The Michelin Man originally was drawn with a glass of champagne in his hand and he was called the “Road Drunkard.”

 

 

2.  There’s only one basketball coach in the history of the University of Kansas who has a losing record.  And it is . . . James Naismith, the guy who invented basketball.  He had a .478 winning percentage at Kansas from 1898 to 1907.

 

 

3.  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny” . . . it’s “one-cent piece.”

 

 

Related Comedy:  The United States Treasury’s official name for the penny ISN’T “penny.”  It’s really supposed to be called a “one-cent piece.”  As in, “Scott Baio doesn’t have a one-cent piece to his name.”

 

 

4.  There have been 509 people on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted list, and 478 of them have been caught.

 

 

5.  There’s only one bridge over the entire Amazon River.

 

 

(Fast Co Design / Wikipedia / Treasury / FBI / Wikipedia)

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Nov 1

Five Random Facts For Tuesday

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1.  The famous British “Keep Calm and Carry On” posters that have now been parodied a million times were never distributed.  They made the posters in 1939 but decided not to distribute them because they thought it might cause a panic.

 

 

2.  When the word “girl” started being used in the 1300s, it just meant a child.  It didn’t specifically refer to a female until the 1400s.

 

 

3.  Rhode Island is 93 times smaller than Wyoming but has twice the population.

 

 

4.  During the Vietnam War, Krazy Glue was used to seal up wounds on the battlefield.

 

 

5.  The little button on the top of a baseball cap is called a squatchee.

 

 

(Daily Mail / The Guardian / Index Mundi / Krazy Glue / Uni Watch)

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Oct 25

The Neiman Marcus Christmas Catalog Appeals To The Wealthy

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Every year around this time, Neiman Marcus releases a Christmas catalog with a few ridiculous gifts that even RICH idiots would find extravagant.  And once again, they didn’t disappoint.

Here are the five absurd things they’re selling this Christmas . . .

 

 

1.  A private plane made out of ROSE GOLD for $1.5 million.

 

 

2.  A week of living at three English countryside estates and castles, including polo lessons, helicopter rides, and clay pigeon shooting for $700,000.

 

 

3.  A walk-on role in the Broadway musical “Waitress” for $30,000.

 

 

4.  A slumber party at the Neiman Marcus flagship location in Dallas for 12 people, including food, pajamas, and spa treatments for $120,000.

 

 

5.  And one day of private football lessons from JOE MONTANA for $65,000.

 

 

(CNBC

 

 

(Google “Neiman Marcus fantasy gifts” to see the other things they’re offering.)

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Oct 24

A Cop Did CPR and Saved a Three-Year-Old

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A couple named John Geis and Bethany Hoover called 911 this month, because their three-year-old son Brayden had a seizure, and stopped breathing at a KFC in Granbury, Texas.  (About 60 miles southwest of Dallas.)

 

A cop named Chase Miller happened to hear the call come through on his radio, and realized he was just around the corner.  So he drove straight there and showed up in less than a minute.  (We don’t know his age, but he looks like he’s in his early 30’s.)

Then he immediately put Brayden on the ground and started CPR.  And his dashcam got it all on video.  You can see that Bethany’s so upset at that point, she can’t even watch . . . she turns around and walks away.

Then Chase had to grab an oxygen mask from his car, so John took over for a few seconds.  But they got the mask on him . . . continued doing CPR . . . and by the time paramedics got there, Brayden was breathing again.

They got him to a hospital, and it looks like he’ll be fine.  There’s no word on what caused the seizure or if he’d had them before.

Meanwhile, Chase got an award for it all last Tuesday.  Bethany, John, and Brayden went to the ceremony, and there’s a photo of them all posing together.

 

 

(Dallas News / Washington Post)

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Oct 21

When You Stink Up a Bathroom, How Do You Mask the Smell?

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It’s a good idea to hide the smell when you stink up a bathroom.  Partially because it’s polite to other people . . . but mostly so you don’t get embarrassed when the next person walks in there and practically faints.

And according to a new survey, 84.4% of people DO try to cover up the smell.  So bravo to the brave 15.6% who don’t.  But here’s how everyone else does . . .

 

1.  Spraying air freshener, 41.1%.

 

2.  Using a fan, 33.1%.

 

3.  Lighting a match, 6.3%.

 

4.  Potpourri, 1.3%.

 

5.  Flushing an extra time, 1.1%.

 

6.  Lighting a candle or incense, 0.6%.

 

7.  Opening a window, 0.5%.

 

8.  Spraying perfume, 0.4%.

 

 

(Healthline)

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Oct 20

54% of Women Think Bald Guys Are Sexy

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If you’re single and going bald, you don’t have to stand there feeling sorry for yourself while you watch your hair circle the drain.  A new survey found 54% of women think bald guys are SEXY.

Here are four more stats from the survey . . .

 

1.  97% of women would date a guy with “minor” hair loss.  So just 3% require a thick, full head of hair.  89% said they’d date a guy with “moderate” hair loss, like a receding hairline or a bald spot.  And 76% would date a guy who’s TOTALLY bald.

 

 

2.  When they had women do word association with the word “bald,” the top three words they came up with were “male,” “men,” and “SEXY.”

 

 

3.  30% of guys who are going bald THINK it’s negatively affected their love life.  68% said it hasn’t affected it, and just 2% said it’s had a positive effect.

 

 

4.  The survey also found the most important thing when you’re dating someone is their personality, followed by their looks . . . their education . . . their job . . . and how much money they make.

 

 

(Maxim / Online Doctor)

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Oct 19

Four Tailgating Accidents That Are Covered by Insurance

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This might come in handy when you get drunk and irresponsible while you’re tailgating at a football game this weekend.  Here are four accidents that can happen while you’re tailgating that might be covered by your insurance . . .

 

1.  You accidentally burn your car with the grill.  Like if you set it up too close, or you put it back in the trunk while it’s still hot.  If you have comprehensive car insurance, you’re probably covered.

 

 

2.  An opposing fan vandalizes your car.  Most comprehensive car insurance policies cover vandalism.  So if someone breaks a window . . . rips off a side mirror . . . or keys the side of your car, you’re probably covered.

 

 

3.  You undercook the food, and give all your friends food poisoning.  Their medical bills might be covered by your homeowners or renters insurance.  Those types of policies usually include personal liability insurance, and not just when you’re at home.

 

 

4.  You damage someone else’s property.  Like if you’re throwing a football, and it knocks over their grill.  Again, if you have homeowners insurance, you might be covered.  Or if you break their NOSE with the football, that might be covered too.

 

 

(NerdWallet)

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Oct 18

The Ten Most Rat-Infested Cities in America

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The pest-control company Orkin just released its rankings for the 50 most rat-infested cities in America, according to how many extermination calls they got in the past year.  And Chicago took the top spot for the second time in a row.

Here’s the top ten . . .

 

1.  Chicago.  It was #1 the last time they did the rankings too . . . in 2014.

 

2.  New York.

 

3.  D.C.

 

4.  Los Angeles.

 

5.  A tie between San Francisco, Oakland, and San Jose, California.

 

6.  Baltimore.

 

7.  Philadelphia.

 

8.  Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

 

9.  Detroit.

 

10.  Denver.

 

 

(PR Newswire)

 

 

(Check out the rankings for all 50 cities here.)

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Oct 12

How Much Debt is the Average American In?

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A new survey found 49% of Americans are in some sort of debt.  So 51% of are currently debt free.  Which actually seems high. For the people who ARE in debt, the median amount is just under $39,000.  And that includes everything from credit cards to mortgages.  Here are four more stats from the survey . . .

 

1.  39% of Americans owe money on a house . . . 38% have credit card debt . . . 31% have a car loan . . . 27% have student loans . . . and 21% have medical debt.

 

 

2.  The average amount of mortgage debt is $60,000, which is the highest.  Then it’s $9,100 in student loans . . . $8,000 in car loans . . . $2,000 on credit cards . . . and $600 in doctor bills.

 

 

3.  Women in the survey were just as likely as men to have student loans they’re still paying off.  But they had almost twice as MUCH student loan debt as men . . . $15,000 compared to $8,000.

 

 

4.  People earning between $100,000 and $150,000 a year are more likely than anyone else to have credit card debt . . . just under $7,000 on average.

 

 

(GoBankingRates.com)

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Oct 11

Back In The Day on October 11th

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94 years ago. . . In 1922, the FBI’S FIRST FEMALE “SPECIAL INVESTIGATOR” was appointed.  Her name was Alaska Davidson.

80 years ago. . . In 1936, the first CASH AND PRIZES were given away on the radio . . . on a CBS show called “Professor Quiz”.  Contestants asked Professor Quiz questions, and if they were able to stump the professor, they collected a $25 prize.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, “Saturday Night Live” debuted on NBC.  GEORGE CARLIN was the host.

41 years ago. . . In 1975, BILLY CLINTON and HILLARY RODHAM were married in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Billy was 29 and Hillary was a 27-year-old intellectual MINX.  Today is their 41st Anniversary.

38 years ago. . . In 1978, NANCY SPUNGEN, the girlfriend of SEX PISTOLS bassist SID VICIOUS, was found stabbed to death.  Sid Vicious was arrested for the crime, but he OD’d on The Horse before a trial could begin.  DON’T TAKE DRUGS.

(Sid’s drug habit was so out of control that Nancy had to work as a prostitute to support him.  I don’t know if he ever paid, but rumor has it that she used to nail Henry Winkler.)

32 years ago. . . In 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger astronaut DR. KATHY SULLIVAN became the first U.S. woman to walk in space.

26 years ago. . . In 1990, OCTAVIO PAZ became THE FIRST MEXICAN WRITER to win the NOBEL PRIZE FOR LITERATURE.  O’LAY!  (Don’t get mad at ME, Cholo.)

25 years ago. . . In 1991, REDD FOXX (finally) died of complications from a real heart attack at the age of 68.  He had been faking them for YEARS on “Sanford and Son”.

13 years ago. . . In 2003, former “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” co-stars ALYSON HANNIGAN and ALEXIS DENISOF married.  To ME she’ll always be the “band camp girl” from the “American Pie” movies.

 

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Oct 7

Dr. Phil Tops a List of the World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts

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“Forbes” put out its annual list of ‘The World’s Highest-Paid TV Hosts’, and Dr. Phil McGraw is #1 with an estimated $88 million haul over the past 12 months.  If that sounds ridiculous to you . . . well, it is.

Here’s the Top 20:

1.  Dr. Phil McGraw, $88 million

 

2.  Ellen DeGeneres, $75 million

 

3.  Ryan Seacrest, $55 million

 

4.  Judge Judy Sheindlin, $47 million

 

5.  Matt Lauer, $25 million

 

6.  Heidi Klum, $19 million

 

7.  Bill O’Reilly, $18.5 million

 

8.  Robin Roberts, $18 million

 

9.  A tie between Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, both with $17 million.  She probably made more than him on “Live!”, but he had several side gigs.

 

11.  Alex Trebek, $16.5 million

 

12.  A five-way tie between Megyn Kelly, Stephen Colbert, Pat Sajak, George Stephanopoulos, and Jimmy Fallon . . . all with $15 million apiece.

 

17.  Steve Harvey, $14.5 million

 

18.  A tie between Drew Carey and Conan O’Brien, both with $12.5 million.

 

20.  Jimmy Kimmel, $12 million

 

According to “Forbes”, Maury Povich, Comedy Central’s Chris Hardwick, and Anderson Cooper just missed the $12 million cut-off to make the list.

(For more information, hit up Forbes.com.)

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Oct 6

Stores Are Fighting Black Friday By Staying Closed on Thanksgiving

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The WORST Black Friday trend is people killing each other to save $17 on vests from the Adam Levine collection.  The second worst trend is every store opening on THANKSGIVING, just to get a jump on the day.

Fortunately, it looks like that trend is reversing.  LOTS of stores have been announcing that they’ll be staying closed on Thanksgiving this year, and opening in the morning for Black Friday, like in the good old days.  You know, 2013. Some of the places that’ll be closed are Costco . . . Home Depot . . . Nordstrom . . . Gamestop . . . TJ Maxx . . . Crate and Barrel . . . Staples . . . and the entire Mall of America in Minnesota, which is the biggest mall in the country.

But it’s just for the 1,200 employees who work FOR the mall . . . the stores IN the mall can choose to be open.  But hopefully they get the point.

 

 

(Mashable)

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Sep 27

The 12 Worst TV Shows of All Time

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“Rolling Stone” just did a list of ‘The 100 Greatest TV Shows of All-Time,’ and now they have an un-ranked rundown of the 12 WORST.  They are . . .

 

1.  “Duck Dynasty”, 2012 to present

 

2.  “The Ropers”, 1979 to 1980

 

3.  “Northern Exposure”, 1990 to 1995

 

4.  “Viva Laughlin”, 2007

 

5.  “1600 Penn”, 2012 to 2013

 

6.  “Osbournes Reloaded”, 2009

 

7.  “The Hard Times of RJ Berger”, 2010 to 2011

 

8.  “The Ghost Whisperer”, 2005 to 2010

 

9.  “For the Love of Ray J”, 2009 to 2010

 

10.  “Joanie Loves Chachi”, 1982 to 1983

 

11.  “Stalker”, 2014

 

12.  “The Pick-Up Artist”, 2007 to 2008.

 

 

(RollingStone.com has brief write-ups on each.)

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Sep 23

Five Random Facts For Friday

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Do you like random info? Even if you don’t were gonna give you some so USE IT!

1.  The Algerian national anthem was originally written on a prison wall in BLOOD.  It was written by an Algerian poet in 1956 when Algeria was a French colony, and he was being held by the French troops.

2.  The word for a single piece of confetti is “confetto.”

3.  During the course of your life, you’re breathing in molecules of air that have been breathed in by almost every OTHER person who’s ever lived.  It’s not guaranteed or anything.  But yeah, mathematically it’s possible.

4.  Since Alex Trebek became the host in 1984, only seven games of “Jeopardy” have ended where all three players had no money . . . and one of them happened during the second game he hosted.

When that happens, all three players are eliminated and three new ones are brought in for the next game.

5.  The oldest living civilization on Earth is the Aboriginal Australians.  DNA testing confirms they’re at least 72,000 years old.

 

 

(Wikipedia / Dictionary / io9 / Wikia / Mashable)

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Sep 22

The 10 Worst Movies of the Summer

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This past summer wasn’t great for the box office . . . and so “Rolling Stone” asked their readers which movie they thought was the WORST.  And here’s how the Top 10 shook out . . .

1.  “Suicide Squad”.  They said the trailer was good, but the actual movie was “boring, confusing, and ultimately pointless.”  And they also mentioned how Jared Leto’s role of the Joker was reduced to a “glorified cameo.”

 

2.  “Independence Day: Resurgence”

 

3.  “Ghostbusters”

 

4.  “X-Men: Apocalypse”

 

5.  “Captain America: Civil War”.  Which is sort of a weird one to include, since both critics and audiences seemed to like it.  And it made a ton of money.

 

6.  “Swiss Army Man”, where Daniel Radcliffe plays a bloated, gassy corpse.

 

7.  “Neon Demon”, a psychological horror thriller starring Elle Fanning.

 

8.  “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows”

 

9.  “Ben-Hur”

 

10.  “Warcraft”

 

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Sep 15

List of the Highest-Paid TV Actresses

 

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“Modern Family” star SOFIA VERGARA tops the annual “Forbes” list of the ‘Highest-Paid TV Actresses’ for the FIFTH year in a row.  She made an estimated $43 million over the past year. Two-thirds of that was for endorsements and licensing deals . . . for stuff like Head and Shoulders shampoo, the Ninja Coffee Bar, a line of furniture, and even nurse scrubs.

Here are the 15 highest paid TV actresses:

 

1.  Sofia Vergara from “Modern Family”, $43 million

 

2.  Kaley Cuoco from “The Big Bang Theory”, $24.5 million

 

3.  Mindy Kaling from “The Mindy Project”, $15 million

 

4.  A tie between Ellen Pompeo from “Grey’s Anatomy” and Mariska Hargitay from “Law & Order: SVU”, both with $14.5 million

 

6.  Kerry Washington from “Scandal”, $13.5 million

 

7.  Stana Katic from “Castle”, $12 million

 

8.  Priyanka Chopra from “Quantico”, $11 million

 

9.  Julianna Margulies from “The Good Wife”, $10.5 million

 

10.  Julie Bowen from “Modern Family”, $10 million

 

11.  Pauley Perrette from “NCIS”, $9.5 million

 

12.  Patricia Heaton from “The Middle”, $8.5 million

 

13.  A tie between Emily Deschanel from “Bones” and Julia Louis-Dreyfus from “Veep”, both with $7.5 million

 

15.  Zooey Deschanel from “New Girl”, $7 million

 

(For more information, hit up Forbes.com.)

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Sep 14

A Bus Driver Saved 20 Kids from a Burning Bus

 

 A school bus in Maryland caught on FIRE on Monday afternoon.  And there were 20 elementary school kids on board.  It happened in College Park, just outside D.C.The bus driver was a woman named Reneita Smith, and she immediately started getting the kids off the bus, one-by-one.  (We’re not sure how old she is, but she looks like she’s in her 30’s.) Then, even though she thought they were all out, she ran BACK into the burning bus to make sure no one got left behind. In the end, no one was hurt. A firefighter’s dash-cam got footage of the fire after they were all safe. The school bus was fully engulfed with black smoke pouring out the windows.

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Sep 8

Eight Things That Just Aren’t Cool Anymore

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What is and isn’t cool changes frequently . . . and that transition usually happens once people’s parents find out what’s cool and try to get in on it.

There’s a discussion on Reddit right now where people are talking about things that USED to be cool but just aren’t anymore.  Here are eight of the best answers. Do you agree?

 

1.  Pushing people into swimming pools.  Now that we all have electronics in our pockets, the prank becomes an expensive disaster.

 

2.  Facebook.

 

3.  Shirts and posters that use the “Keep Calm” phrase, like “Keep Calm and Eat Nachos” or “Keep Calm and Do the Harlem Shake” or whatever.

 

4.  MTV.

 

5.  Using text language, like the letter “u” instead of the word “you.”  No one texts like that anymore.

 

6.  Wearing those silicone wristbands for different causes.

 

7.  Wearing a backpack with just one strap.  Using both straps is okay again.

 

8.  Smoking cigarettes.

 

 

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Dec 15

Online Shoppers Beware of the ‘Porch Pirate’

Delivered packages are a hot commodity for thieves this Christmas season.  They will tail delivery trucks and run off with your package, once the delivery truck leaves.

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Nov 10

Veterans to Receive Free and/or Discounted Meals on Veterans Day.

Veterans Day is Wednesday & many restaurants and businesses are Thanking those who have served by offering them a free or discounted meal on #VeteransDay… Thank You to all who have served!

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Nov 5

Beijing: Commuters Can Pay for Fare with Plastic Bottles

Pretty innovative and awesome! Hope to see this in the U.S. sooner vs. later.

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Oct 5

10 Vodka Hacks – Happy National Vodka Day! (10/4)

So, we’re a day late…but it’s never too late to celebrate vodka, right??
Who knew vodka had its own National day?!  Although it was the 4th of October, we’re sure it’s still ok to celebrate!! OR, you can always try these vodka hacks instead.

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Thank you Crazy Russian Hacker, thank you!

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Sep 22

Back to Back No. 1 Singles for The Weeknd

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The Weeknd is on top of the world with his music. Click the pic for all the details.

 

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Sep 10

New Apple Products Wow Crowd In San Francisco

Apple's New Top Tier iPad With Increased Storage Goes On Sale

 

If you are an owner of an Apple product, then you are probably excited about the new changes on the horizon for iPhone, Apple Watch & iPad. Click the PIC to get all the details!

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