INTERPREP ★ JUNE 28, 2016

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DATEBOOK: JUNE 28, 2016

This is day 180 of 2016. There are 186 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Mel Brooks is 90

• Kathy Bates (American Horror Story: Freak Show) is 68

• Former NFL player John Elway is 56

• Mary Stuart Masterson (Fried Green Tomatoes) is 50

• John Cusack is 50

• Gil Bellows (The Shawshank Redemption, Ally McBeal) is 49

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1975: At the Western Open in Illinois, golfer Lee Trevino was struck by lightening, but survived.

• 1989: Nine members of the Ansett Social Climbers of Sydney, Australia, set a world record for high dining by eating at 22,205 feet at the top of Mt. Huascaran in Peru. They scaled the mountain carrying top hats, ball dresses, a 3-course meal, chairs, and a dining table. Unfortunately, the wine froze.

• 1996: The Citadel voted to admit women, ending a 153-year-old men-only policy at the South Carolina military school.

• 1997: Mike Tyson was disqualified during a heavyweight title fight in Las Vegas for biting off a chunk of Evander Holyfield’s ear.

• 2003: Eager to block telemarketing calls, 735,000 Americans registered the first day with the Federal Trade Commission’s new National Do Not Call Registry.

• 2006: The “Twinkies Cookbook” was released, featuring recipes for everything from a Twinkie Burrito to Twinkie Lasagna. See related in News & Nuggets.

• 2009: TV pitchman Billy Mays died at age 50.

• 2015: A SpaceX cargo rocket exploded shortly after launch; the unmanned vessel was carrying over two tons of food, provisions, supplies and equipment for the International Space Station.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• International Body Piercing Day

• Paul Bunyan Day

UPCOMING

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

• July 1: Canada Day

• July 4: Independence Day

• September 5: Labor Day

More holidays


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

76: Minutes per day the average man works more than the average woman.


NEWS ATTACK!

New York City Buddhist leaders are warning tourists about fake hostile monks pestering people for money on the streets. [You can tell they’re fake Buddhist monks by the way that they’re dressed. Buddhists don’t usually wear Uggs.]

A camper in California needed 18 stitches to his forehead after a bear slashed through his tent in the middle of the night. [The experience gave the camper a better understanding of a bear’s strength, plus newfound respect for the campground’s controversial but obviously important helmet policy.]

The new Independence Day movie isn’t doing so well at the U.S. box office. [Twenty years after the original movie our opinion has changed. We’re no longer so sure the world is worth saving.]

A Nebraska man with a strange obsession has been arrested for hiding underneath cars in parking lots and then grabbing women’s ankles. [The women report that the experience is truly frightening especially considering that the man has really cold hands.]

A San Francisco man is fighting eviction after his rent was hiked from $1,800 per month to $8,000 per month. [But that does include free cable.]

Rapper 50 Cent was fined for violating the public profanity laws at a music festival on St. Kitts. [This gives you a pretty good idea why St. Kitts doesn’t host international soccer tournaments.]

Diet Pepsi is bringing back the artificial sweetener aspartame after it had been replaced by another artificial sweetener, Splenda. [Diet Pepsi fans demanded a return to the original fake, not the fake fake.]

They’re making a film about the life of magicians Siegfried and Roy. [See it with someone who you’d love to see disappear.]

Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative writer George Will announced that he is so dissatisfied with the direction of the GOP that he has officially left its ranks. [Do you get the feeling that there is going to be very little trouble finding a parking space at this year’s Republican National Convention?]


NEWS & NUGGETS

‘CLOCK BOY’ AHMED MOHAMED IS BACK IN THE U.S. _ Ahmed Mohamed, the former Irving, Texas, high school student nicknamed “Clock Boy” is back in the U.S. He was arrested last year for bringing a homemade clock to school. The incident created a national uproar over the treatment of Muslims in the U.S. He’s been going to high school in Qatar and plans to go back in the fall to finish.

… He was greeted at the Dallas airport Monday afternoon by relatives. He said he’ll visit friends and family before heading to events, company visits and checking out a potential internship opportunity at Twitter.

… Nerds were upset over Mahomed’s clock, claiming his story has holes. Shortly after last September’s ‘Clock Boy’ incident Anthony DiPasquale, the webmaster for ArtVoice.com, exposed the circuitry behind the clock. In an interview with The Daily Beast he said Ahmed’s homemade gadget was actually a factory-produced clock. He said all signs point to a mass-produced model. He traced the 1980s-era circuit board, which has a silk-screened “M” logo, to a vintage Micronta clock found on eBay. He noted other “dead giveaways” of a store-bought clock, including a switch to select 12- or 24-hour time and a battery backup.

ROLLS ROYCE TO LAUNCH AUTONOMOUS CARGO SHIPS BY 2020 _ British engineering giant Rolls Royce is planning to develop autonomous cargo ships for deployment as soon as 2020. The company announced that the fleet of remote-controlled ships would not require any on-board crew, operated instead by a single pilot positioned at a visual deck in a control center thousands of miles away from the actual vessel. Managed by a team of operators, the land-based decks will use a mixture of virtual and augmented reality tools and machine learning to control hundreds of ships as they travel at sea. If a ship gets into any trouble, the operator can deploy a small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle to remotely monitor the situation and identify technical faults or threats.

… Rolls Royce says that because no on-board staff are required, the drone ships will be able to accommodate more cargo in place of bridges and living quarters. This also means improved safety as the human risk factor will be eliminated. Pirates would still be able to pinch cargo, but there would be no threat of anyone being taken hostage or harmed.

LOS ANGELES METRO SAFETY PSAs ARE BRUTALLY HONEST _ The Los Angeles Metro and their new series of hilariously horrifying safety videos. Inspired by the Melbourne Metro’s 2012 “Dumb Ways to Die” video, the series of safety announcements proposes questions like “Careful or crushed?”, “Dismount or dismembered?” and “Mindful or mangled?” Each video begins the same way: “It’s a beautiful day in Safetyville.” Little does the viewer know that seconds later they will be watching some poor animated figured being mangled, crushed or beheaded due to their own stupid carelessness. • VIDEO

TODDLER DRUMS UP A STORM TO BECOME AN INTERNET STAR _ A one-year-old’s drumming is a whole lot more professional than the average toddler’s. Little LJ Wilson is becoming an internet hit thanks to Facebook videos showing his rhythm and talent on the drums. The most recent clip shared by proud dad Justin has been viewed more than six million times. It’s not surprising the Californian toddler is musically talented — his mother is a vocalist and his dad is a pianist. • VIDEO

BULLIED FISH GETS FAKE EYE PUT IN TO LIVE A HAPPIER LIFE _ A pet fish got a fake eye put in by a veterinarian. The fish in Missouri was being bullied in his tank by other fish and it’s believed it was because he was missing one eyeball. Kiwi is a lime-green saltwater fish that lost his eye after his vet had to remove it due to a cataract. He was then left with an open eye flap. When Kiwi’s owner took him home and placed him in a tank with other fish, they started attacking him. So the vet created a fake eye for Kiwi — she even hand-painted it herself using a mixture of some nail polish and some eye shadow pigments.

HUCKABEE SHELLS OUT $25,000 FOR EYE OF THE TIGER _ Mike Huckabee played Eye of the Tiger at a rally last year while he was running for president, and the move cost him $25,000. Huckabee, who played the Survivor song at a rally for anti-gay-marriage Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis, didn’t get permission from the band and didn’t pay for the rights, so Rude Music — the company owned by the Survivor guitarist who co-wrote the song — sued Hucakbee’s campaign for copyright infringement. The suit was settled out of court.

PRESIDENT OBAMA TRIES TO NAME EVERY DEAD GOT CHARACTER _ If you can’t keep up with all the deaths on Game of Thrones, don’t feel bad — President Barack Obama can’t either. He’s featured in a video encouraging viewers to register to vote by demonstrating five things that are harder to do: Naming all the dead Game of Thrones characters, playing the game Operation, untangling headphones, making a friendship bracelet and stacking Cheerios. • VIDEO

… The president could only name eight of the over 485 dead characters on the show.

… He wraps up the video by saying, “That stuff’s hard. But you know what isn’t? Registering to vote. I hope you all know that you have the power to shape our country’s course. Don’t take that for granted.”

MICROSOFT SUED AFTER UNWANTED WINDOWS 10 UPGRADE _ Microsoft’s pushy and occasionally misleading Windows 10 update process has had some backlash. According to the Seattle Times, a small business owner from California has successfully sued Microsoft for $10,000 in “compensation for lost wages and the cost of a new computer” after an unwanted and unauthorized update allegedly left her primary work PC slow, crash-prone and unusable. Travel agent Teri Goldstein told the Seattle Times, “I had never heard of Windows 10. Nobody ever asked me if I wanted to update.”

… While Goldstein appears to be the first user to get an actual monetary award, Windows 7 and 8 users have been complaining about the update process for nearly as long as the new version has been available. Earlier this year, Microsoft changed the update from “optional” to “recommended” and then switched the behavior of the red X ‘close’ button so that it actually accepted the upgrade rather than canceling it.

40-YEAR-OLD TWINKIE STILL GOING STRONG _ In a glass box in a private school (George Stevens Academy) in Maine sits a 40-year-old chemistry experiment still going strong: A decades-old Twinkie. The experiment started in 1976 when Roger Bennatti was teaching a lesson to his high school chemistry class on food additives and shelf life. After a student wondered about the shelf life of the snack, Bennatti sent the students to the store with some money. When they returned with the treat, Bennatti ate one and placed the still-surviving Twinkie on the blackboard. Bennatti has since retired, but the snack now resides in an office. See related in today’s Datebook.

DAD WHO PLACED AD FOR A WIFE FOR HIS SON GETS 12 PROSPECTS _ The father of a Salt Lake City businessman who placed an Idaho newspaper ad seeking women interested in marrying his 48-year-old son has received about a dozen inquiries. Arthur Brooks had planned to meet potential candidates at a Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, resort, but son Baron Brooks said on Sunday that its managers asked his father not to conduct interviews there after getting barraged with media requests.

… The younger Brooks previously called the $900 ad in the Coeur d’Alene Press “embarrassing” but said he’d let his 78-year-old father go forward. About 12 women from around the U.S. expressed interest in the ad. Arthur Brooks will interview them in the coming weeks.

BRIDE BREASTFEEDS BABY DURING WEDDING CEREMONY _ All moms, whether they breastfeed their children or not, know that certain undeniable cry… the “feed me” cry. It doesn’t matter where they are, or what they are doing, when they hear that cry, they know they have a limited amount of time to feed their baby before the child becomes inconsolable. For mom and bride Christina Torino-Benton it wasn’t even a thought when she heard her 9-month-old daughter Gemma crying during her wedding ceremony in Lachine, Quebec. Christina and her now-husband Danny Benton were standing in front of hundreds of their closest family members and friends, but that didn’t mean Christina wasn’t going to put off her motherly duties. When Gemma started crying, she looked at Danny, said “it’s happening,” and sat down to breastfeed her little girl. • IMAGE

… Christina said, “Danny has always been so incredibly supportive on this breastfeeding journey, so he just nodded in agreement.”


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WORLD ROTARY TILLER CHAMPIONSHIP _ Is it too late to get Rotary Tilling added to the 2016 Rio Olympics? In Arkansas Saturday the World Championship Rotary Tiller Race was held. Men and women grabbed the handlebars of garden tillers and dashed to the finish line for a shot at $500.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HOME INVASION VICTIM GOES TO BAT ON SUSPECT _ A Florida burglar’s plan to break into a home (Sarasota County) instead ended with the crook sustaining head injuries at the hand of his own weapon. According to police, Noah Dassat broke into the home with a baseball bat. Once inside he found a married couple and three children. Dassat attacked the male resident — but he was able to place Dassat in a bear hug, and his wife was able to grab the bat and attack Dassat with it.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MILLIONAIRE WANTS TO BE BURIED WITH BENTLEY _ A wealthy Brazilian businessman has released a series of photos along with a request to be buried with his Bentley. But after the images went viral he explained it was all a stunt to raise awareness for organ donation. After photos showing him digging a huge plot with his Bentley nearby upset Brazilians, the billionaire told the media, “It is absurd to bury bodies, which can save many lives. Nothing is more valuable. Be a donor, tell your family.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRUNK MAN BITES COP’S FACE _ While trying to subdue an intoxicated man creating a disturbance at a restaurant in China a police officer was bitten — on the face. The toothy attack could mean up to three years in prison for the man.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN CAUGHT POURING SUGAR ON HIMSELF _ Surveillance video caught a man sneaking into a popular restaurant in Sacramento, California, when it was closed Saturday afternoon. The video then shows the man pouring powdered sugar on himself in the empty kitchen. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BRITISH WOMAN’S SNAPCHAT FILTER CONFUSES MOM _ Part of the fun of social media app Snapchat is its filters, which can make you unrecognizable by distorting the shape of your face. A British woman by the name of Rebecca Owen took a funny, filtered video of herself and shared it with her mom. But her mom didn’t get the joke and quickly contacted her daughter to ask, “How’s your face like that u must have [had a] reaction to something u ate.”

… Taken aback by her mother’s unexpected response, Owen decided to play along. She replied, “Think it’s really that bad? I didn’t even think it was really noticeable.” She then had to convince her mom the “reaction” wasn’t caused by street drugs. Then she sent her mom a second photo showing her in an even worse state. Owen finally let her mom in on the joke — then shared their text interactions with the Internet.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TODDLER GETS HEAD STUCK IN TOILET SEAT _ Two-year-old Tayla Bate will never look at a toilet seat the same way again. The UK girl had to be cut free from her toddler toilet training seat after it became stuck over her head.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: THIEVES LEAVE TRAIL OF LITTLE DEBBIE WRAPPERS _ Police in upstate New York responded to a burglary at a convenience store. Taken were six packages of lottery tickets and, apparently, a box of Little Debbie Coffee Cakes. Investigators noticed the trail of Little Debbie wrappers leading away from the store. In what a police spokesman described as “a combination of good police work and a stupid criminal,” they followed the trail of wrappers to a nearby apartment building, up its stairs to the third floor and to a door. They knocked and were admitted. Inside they found an empty Little Debbie box — and piles of lottery tickets.


ON TELEVISION

U.S. OLYMPIC TRIALS (8p ET, NBC) — Tonight’s swimming finals include men’s 200m free; women’s 100m back; men’s 100m back; and women’s 100m breast.

NCIS (8p ET, CBS) — Repeat

THE MIDDLE (8p ET, ABC) — Repeat

HOTEL HELL (8p ET, FOX) — In this new edition, Gordon tries to get the owner of a hotel and event space in Newtown, Pa., to address issues instead of ignoring them.

THE FLASH (8p ET, CW) — Repeat

BLACKISH (8:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

AMERICA’S GOT TALENT (9p ET, NBC) — The auditions continue in this new, 2-hour edition.

SEASON PREMIERE: ZOO (9p ET, CBS) — In the 2-hour season 2 premiere, following the dramatic shift in violent animal behavior, the team attempts to rescue Jamie and the leopard whose DNA may hold the key to curing the animal crisis. Also, the team discovers a shocking mutation that threatens the life of one of their own.

UNCLE BUCK (9p ET, ABC) — In two new episodes, Alexis blames Buck’s influence after Miles tries a risky stunt. And Buck’s night of basketball is interrupted by the kids.

COUPLED (9p ET, FOX) — Two very different women try to win over the latest guy when he takes them to the villas in this new edition.

CONTAINMENT (9p ET, CW) — In this new episode, Lex is concerned after a sudden shift in Dr. Lommers behavior and Jake finds damning information about who may be behind the virus conspiracy.

SERIES PREMIERE: DEAD OF SUMMER (9p ET, Freeform) — From the creators of ABC’s Once Upon a Time is this new 10-episode thriller about a haunted summer camp. The story follows a group of counselors whose perfect summer at camp in 1989 is upended by dead bodies, spooky spirits, and ancient evil. Lost’s Elizabeth Mitchell, Once Upon a Time’s Elizabeth Lail, Zelda Williams (daughter of Robin), and Ugly Betty’s Mark Indelicato star.

SERIES PREMIERE: GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES (9p ET, Lifetime) — This new unscripted series gets up close and personal with six Olympic hopefuls and their loved ones. Another new episode follows.

TO TELL THE TRUTH (10p ET, ABC) — Comic Brooks Wheelan joins the panel for this new episode.


ENTERTAINMENT

THE LIVE-ACTION MINECRAFT MOVIE IS COMING IN 2019 _ A live-action Minecraft movie is on the release calendar, but it’s not coming out till 2019. The movie will debut in 3D and on IMAX screens on May 24, 2019. Rob McElhenney, creator and star of the sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, is the director, but we still don’t know anything about the plot of the movie or the actors involved.

… Released in 2011, Minecraft is now the third-best-selling video game of all time.

NEW STAR TREK BEYOND TRAILER WITH RIHANNA _ There’s a new Star Trek Beyond trailer and Rihanna’s got a new song in it. The tune is called Sledgehammer. • VIDEO

JON BON JOVI GRANTS CANCER PATIENT’S LIFELONG DREAM _ Carol Cesario is in a New Jersey hospital battling lung cancer and the one thing that distinguishes her among her friends and family is her devotion to the band Bon Jovi. Carol’s daughter wanted to make just one dream come true for her mother, so about one month ago she began sharing a sign on her social media accounts asking Jon Bon Jovi to visit her mother. Within an hour of making her online posts, the daughter was working with a Bon Jovi team to realize her mother’s dream come true. In order to make the event as memorable as possible, Carol’s daughter kept the news from her mom until the very last minute. The surprise took place at Bon Jovi’s Toms River, New Jersey, restaurant with the daughter only telling her mother that they had been given a free meal at the restaurant.

… During the meal, which took place on Saturday, Jon Bon Jovi slid up beside Carol and waited for her reaction. It didn’t take long for Cesario to realize who had joined her in the restaurant.

CHANNING TATUM HAS SOME SAD NEWS FOR ‘MAGIC MIKE’ FANS _ If you’re waiting for the third installment of the Magic Mike movie franchise, you may want to give up those dreams. According to Channing Tatum, Magic Mike 3 will most likely never happen.

FRIENDS AND FAMILY MOURN ANTON YELCHIN AT PRIVATE FUNERAL _ Friends and family were recently able to say their last goodbyes to Anton Yelchin. The actor’s funeral service occurred Friday at an undisclosed location. The Star Trek star was killed in a car accident at his home in Los Angeles. He was only 27.

FAMILIAR FACE IS RETURNING TO AMERICAN HORROR STORY SEASON 6 _ The intimate secrets of American Horror Story’s upcoming sixth season are being kept under lock and key as creator Ryan Murphy keeps fans in suspense. But as the show’s fall debut date inches closer, more details are starting to emerge. In a new interview with Out magazine, Cheyenne Jackson — who played hotel owner Will Drake in the FX drama’s fifth season — revealed that he’ll not only be back for Season 6, but that the show has already started filming.

… Jackson is the third AHS: Hotel alum to return to Murphy’s annual house of horrors. In February, Angela Bassett revealed she was returning during an interview with Larry King, and Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga followed suit a month later.

TIM TEBOW HELPS FAMILY OF UNCONSCIOUS MAN ON AIRPLANE _ Tim Tebow came to the aid of a family of an unconscious man on a flight from Atlanta to Phoenix over the weekend. The story is starting to go viral thanks to a Facebook post from a passenger on the plane, who shared a photo of the 28-year-old embracing someone in their seat. The passenger says that people on the plane helped with chest compressions, starting an IV, and more. The passenger said, “Then all of a sudden, I observed a guy walking down the aisle. That guy was Tim Tebow. He met with the family as they cried on his shoulder. I watched Tim pray with the entire section of the plane for this man…”

ANSEL ELGORT EYES DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS MOVIE _ The Dungeons and Dragons movie may have found its first star. Ansel Elgort — from The Fault in Our Stars and The Divergent Series — is in early negotiations to play a leading role in the film.

LENA DUNHAM: KANYE WEST’S ‘FAMOUS’ VIDEO IS ‘DISTURBING’ _ When Kanye West released Famous in February, he drew criticism for objectifying Taylor Swift with the now-infamous lyric, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why? I made that b**** famous.” The 39-year-old rapper stirred more controversy Friday night when he shared the song’s music video. The clip includes nude wax depictions of a slew of celebrities — Taylor Swift, Rihanna, George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Anna Wintour, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, and Caitlyn Jenner — and has now sparked a response from Lena Dunham.

… She wrote on Facebook Monday: “The Famous video is one of the more disturbing ‘artistic’ efforts in recent memory. … Now I have to see the prone, unconscious, waxy bodies of famous women, twisted like they’ve been drugged and chucked aside at a rager? It gives me such a sickening sense of dis-ease.”

… Dunham said she’s not averse to nudity in art, “but this feels different. … [S]eeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift … a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna, reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy … it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for the teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving camera as the stuff of snuff films.”

NEW ON DVD TODAY _ Released June 28.

• Kung Fu Panda 3
• Eye in the Sky
• Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
• Two Guys and a Girl (AKA Two Guys, a Girl, and a Pizza Place)


AUDIO

ON THE PRO AUDIO PAGE…

• KUNG FU PANDA 3: It’s on DVD and Blu-ray this week (June 28).

• HARDEST TONGUE TWISTER: MIT researchers say “Pad kid poured curd pulled cod” is the world’s hardest tongue twister. Some guys from curiosity.com gave it a shot.

• GAME OF THRONES: (Note: Season 6 finale was Sunday night.) At a recent event in Albuquerque, George R.R. Martin interviewed Stephen King. For his final question, Martin asked King how he writes so fast. Basically King tells him to stop screwing around and write every day.

• JULY 4: A large collection of July 4-related drops.


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BITS & BREAKS

THE AUCTIONEER BEATS VINE

Check out the Auctioneer Beat Vine. Could be some good, quick audio.

KID LIGHTS FIREWORKS WITH GOLF SHOT AND FIREBALL _ Fireworks are no joke. And this Fourth of July, rather than have your kids run into an eight-foot pile of black cats with lit matches strapped to their body, have them do something like this.

CRAZY WAYS TO CONFUSE A RELATIVE OR NEIGHBOR

On Reddit someone posted: “You’re a burglar, but instead of stealing things you do things to confuse or annoy your victims. What do you do?”

I think you could do some of these things to a relative or the neighbor who gave you a key…

• Slowly shorten the dining table chair legs over the course of several months.

• Take every battery out of every electronic device. Replace with Tootsie Rolls so they aren’t too upset when they find out.

• Heat a bowl of spaghetti sauce in their microwave, uncovered, for 7 minutes on full blast.

• Replace all of their family photos with pictures of giraffes.

• Place a positive pregnancy test on their bedside table.

• Replace all of their family photos with mirror image copies.

• Switch out their patio furniture with their indoor furniture.

FIREWORKS FACTS

Here are a few facts we bet you didn’t know:

• The first fireworks recorded in America were set off by Englishman Captain John Smith, famous in the story of Pocahontas.

• Colored fireworks didn’t exist until the 1800s.

• Three sparklers burning together generate the same heat as a blow-torch.

• Most firework accidents are caused at family backyard parties, closely followed by incidents in the street.

• The word for firework in Japanese, ‘hanabi’ means ‘fire-flower’.

• Think sparklers are harmless? Think again — sparklers cause more injuries than all other fireworks combined. As adults, 364 days a year we tell our little ones, “Do not touch!” On the Fourth of July we hand them a wire that burns at a temperature of 1200 degrees and say, “Have fun!”


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Today Americans will eat 18 acres of what? (Pizza)

TRIVIA: Around the world each year, some 50 million of these get stolen. (Bicycles)

ONE OF US LYING!

Each member of your show (from the host on down to the stunt guy) gives out one of the following facts. The first listener to guess who’s lying is the winner.

• Per capita, the city of Los Angeles has the most plastic surgeons in the U.S. (Lie. It’s San Francisco)

• The amount stolen in an average bank robbery is $5,000.

• Donald Trump got his start in real estate with a $1 million loan from his father.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Man was attempting to insulate the walls of his house when a ram showed up.


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Lonely lost luggage.


DATEBOOK: JUNE 29, 2016

This is day 181 of 2016. There are 185 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Gary Busey is 72

• Comedian Richard Lewis is 69

• Colin Hay of Men at Work is 63

• Sharon Lawrence (NYPD Blue) is 55

• Amanda Donohoe is 54

• Melora Hardin (Jan Levinson on The Office) is 49

• Nicole Scherzinger is 38

• Colin Jost (Saturday Night Live) is 34

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1992: A divided Supreme Court ruled that women have a constitutional right to abortion, but the justices also weakened the right as defined by the Roe v. Wade decision.

• 2002: President George W. Bush transferred presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney for more than two hours during a routine colon screening that ended in a clean bill of health.

• 2003: Actress Katharine Hepburn died at age 96.

• 2007: The first Apple iPhones went on sale.

• 2009: Financier Bernard Madoff received a 150-year sentence for his multibillion-dollar fraud.

• 2010: Talk show host Larry King announced he would step down from his CNN show in the autumn after 25 years on the air.

• 2011: Pope Benedict XVI (16) announced the launch of a new Vatican website, news.va; he also sent the first tweet ever made by a pope.

• 2012: After five years of marriage, American actors Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes announced their plans to divorce.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Waffle Iron Day

• International Mud Day

• Camera Day

UPCOMING

• July is Cell Phone Courtesy Month, Family Reunion Month, Fireworks Safety Month, National Baked Bean Month, National Bison Month, National Blueberries Month, National Culinary Arts Month, National Doghouse Repairs Month, National Grilling Month, National Horseradish Month, National Hot Dog Month, National Ice Cream Month, National Purposeful Parenting Month, National Recreation & Parks Month, National Water Gardening Month, Roots and Branches Month, Smart Irrigation Month, Social Wellness Month

• July 1: Canada Day

• July 4: Independence Day

• September 5: Labor Day

More holidays