INTERPREP ★ FEBRUARY 6, 2018

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DATEBOOK: FEBRUARY 6, 2018

This is day 37 of 2018. There are 328 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Rip Torn (The Larry Sanders Show) is 87

• Mike Farrell (M*A*S*H) is 79

• Tom Brokaw is 78

• Kathy Najimy (Veronica’s Closet) is 61

• Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses is 56

• Rick Astley is 52

• Josh Stewart (Criminal Minds, Third Watch) is 41

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1895: George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born in Baltimore, Maryland. “The Sultan of Swat” hit 714 home runs in 22 major league seasons and played in 10 World Series.

• 1926: The National Football League (NFL) adopted a rule that made players ineligible for competition until their college classes graduate.

• 1932: Dog sled racing happened for the first time in Olympic competition. The demonstration program was presented by the United States and Canada.

• 1956: St. Patrick Center, the first circular school building in the United States, opened in Kankakee, Illinois.

• 1971: Alan Shepard became the first person to hit a golf ball on the Moon.

• 1981: Former Beatles Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison teamed up once again to record a musical tribute to John Lennon. The result of that session became All Those Years Ago. The song went to #2 on the pop music chart.

• 1985: The French mineral water company Perrier debuted its first new product in 123 years. On grocery shelves and in trendy establishments, one could find water with a twist of lemon, lime or orange added to the well-established popular product line.

• 1999: Excerpts of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky’s videotaped testimony were shown at President Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial.

• 2006: In Hungary, an ice-skater who fell through the ice and into a freezing lake managed to survive by holding on to the edge of the ice with her teeth for ten minutes. She had to use her teeth because hands were stiff from the cold.

• 2012: Queen Elizabeth II marked her 60th anniversary of becoming British monarch, becoming only the second to do so.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Canadian Maple Syrup Day

• Chopsticks Day

• Frozen Yogurt Day

• Pay a Compliment Day

UPCOMING

• February 8: New York Fashion Week begins
• February 9: Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
• February 13: Mardi Gras
• February 14: Valentine’s Day
• February 16: Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog
• February 18: Daytona 500
• February 19: President’s Day
• March 4: Academy Awards
• March 8: Winter Paralympics begin
• March 8: International Women’s Day
• March 9: SXSW begins
• March 11: Daylight Saving Time begins
• March 11: NCAA basketball “Selection Sunday”
• March 13: March Madness begins
• March 29: MLB opening day
• March 30: Passover and Good Friday
• April 1: Easter
• April 13: Friday the 13th
• April 15: Tax deadline day
• April 20: 4/20
• April 22: Earth Day
• April 28: White House Correspondents Dinner
• May 4: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 13: Mother’s Day
• May 19: The royal wedding


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

23: Inches of dental floss used by the average adult each year.


NEWS ATTACK!

Senators warned Donald Trump in a letter Monday that if he wants to hit North Korea with a preemptive nuclear attack, he can only do it if he has Congressional approval. [Plus two forms of ID.]

Today (Tuesday), Elon Musk’s SpaceX is scheduled to launch a Tesla Roadster into orbit. [I wonder if that voids the warranty.]

The New Hampshire woman who won a $560 million Powerball lottery has hesitated to pick up her winnings because she doesn’t want her name to become public. [You know what that means — she’s got a huge family.]

First Neil Diamond announced an end of his touring, then Elton John and now Paul Simon. [Soon the only thing left on tour will be the flu.]

The CEO of the yogawear company Lululemon was shown the door after unspecified misconduct. [He was probably strutting around the office in yoga pants.]

It’s now being revealed that prior to the Super Bowl a government scientist left secret Homeland Security documents on a commercial airliner. The papers spelled out the strategy for protecting the Super Bowl from a terrorist attack. [Strategy 1: Don’t leave secret papers on airplanes.]

Experts predict that divorces will be up this year as couples look to break up their marriages before 2019 when the tax deductions for alimony come to an end. [It’s odd how something that is bringing couples together is bringing them together so that they can quit being together.]

Everyone knows that New England lost the Super Bowl. [But what most people don’t know is the Patriots also lost a private bet with the Eagles and now have to clean up Philadelphia after all the celebrating.]

A sequel to Cloverfield debuted on Netflix after the Super Bowl. It met with lackluster to negative reviews. [It was the sci-fi version of Justin Timberlake’s halftime show.]

A coffee shop opened in Japan with a robot barista. [But it still spells your name wrong on your cup.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

AMAZON KEY VULNERABILITY FOUND _ Last year, Amazon released Amazon Key, a smart-home product that lets Amazon deliverers open your door to drop off your packages. It’s a system that includes a motorized door lock and a camera. The idea is that your Amazon deliverer can unlock your door with their Amazon app, drop off your package, and re-lock your door while you have full view of the process through the camera. As long as you’re not worried about your deliverer intentionally doing something malicious, the idea seems sound.

… Now, a new vulnerability in Amazon Key has been discovered. A video just released shows how someone can plant a device near an Amazon Key that prevents it from re-locking after the deliverer has unlocked it. • VIDEO

… The person who created the video has given no details on what the hidden box is doing or how the Amazon Key is hacked. He or she is withholding the details until Amazon fixes the issue.

BEST BUY WILL STOP SELLING COMPACT DISCS _ Best Buy announced Monday it will stop selling CDs in its stores. The retail giant will pull all CDs from its shelves by July 1.

FB icon Start it on Facebook, take it to the phones: What was the first CD you bought?

IRONIC: TOY FIRE HAT A FIRE HAZARD _ Canadian officials are recalling a toy fireman’s helmet. The helmet, the Paw Patrol Fire Marshall’s hat, comes with a flashlight that can overheat and become a fire and burn hazard. There has been one reported incident in Canada and three in the U.S.

SPECIAL DORITOS FOR WOMEN ARE BEING CREATED _ The CEO of PepsiCo says her company is trying to solve women’s “least favorite things” about Doritos by developing a version of the snack designed specifically for women. The CEO says there are different ways that men and women eat chips. Men “lick their fingers with great glee, and when they reach the bottom of the bag they pour the little broken pieces into their mouth, because they don’t want to lose that taste of the flavor, and the broken chips in the bottom.”

… “Women would love to do the same, but they don’t. They don’t like to crunch too loudly in public. And they don’t lick their fingers generously and they don’t like to pour the little broken pieces and the flavor into their mouth.”

THOUSANDS OF PLANETS OUTSIDE OF OUR GALAXY FOUND _ Astronomers just found the first possible planets ever seen outside of the Milky Way, which is the galaxy in which Earth and our solar system reside. Using a technique called microlensing, astronomers detected 2,000 planets beyond the Milky Way, ranging in sizes as small as Earth’s moon and as big as Jupiter.

WOMAN FEELS FINGERS ON HER LIPS WHILE SLEEPING ON A TRAIN _ Women have to put up with some really creepy men. Indian actress Sanusha Santhosh recently had a harrowing experience on a train. The young actress had to fight off an alleged attacker while she was relaxing in her seat. Sanusha was riding the train and fell asleep. When she woke up, a man nearby reportedly had his fingers on her lips. When she realized that the stranger was trying to molest her, she grabbed his hand and twisted it hard. She alerted the other passengers to what was going on, but almost everyone just ignored her. Only two men came to her aid. When the train eventually stopped, Sanusha filed a complaint and police arrested the accused attacker.

WOMAN WON $600 MILLION JACKPOT DOESN’T WANT TO BE IDENTIFIED _ One month after a New Hampshire woman says she chose all six correct numbers for the lone $559.7 million Powerball grand prize, she has yet to turn in the ticket and the money is lying unclaimed. It’s not that she doesn’t want it. She just doesn’t want the public to know she won it. The woman says she signed the ticket after the January 6 drawing. She says she was just following the instructions on the ticket and on the state lottery website. But a complaint filed last week in a New Hampshire court says that was a “huge mistake.” And the woman, identified for now as Jane Doe, wants a court order to allow her to collect her winnings anonymously.

… A spokeswoman with the New Hampshire Lottery Commission says the state’s Right to Know law allows them to reveal the identity of the person whose name is written on the ticket. But a loophole would let the winner’s identity be shielded if the name of a trust is written on the back of the ticket instead. The trustee’s name would then be the one to be released, and that could be anybody, including a friend or a lawyer. But now that the woman has already signed the ticket, it appears to be too late to have a trust collect the winnings.

… The woman’s attorney asked if she could white out her name and replace it with the name of a trust, but lottery officials told her any change would invalidate the ticket and she’d lose her winnings.

BUD LIGHT IS GIVING FREE BEER TO PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FANS _ Bud Light is making good on a promise, agreeing to give out free beer to Philadelphia Eagles fans during their Super Bowl parade. Eagles tackle Lane Johnson deserves some credit for the beer donation. He promised free beer for everybody in the summer if the Eagles won the Super Bowl. Bud Light followed his promise by saying they would pay the tab and provide the beer. Back on August 2 Bud Light tweeted: “@LaneJohnson65 Let’s make a bet. Win it all and the party is on us. Deal?” Bud Light tweeted that Johnson and his friends — who are at least 21-years-old — can stop by taverns along the parade route for a light lager.

BEST BUDS ROLL TO 555,555 MILES AT THE SAME TIME _ You and your best friend do everything together. Go to the movies together. Go on vacation together. Read the same books. Watch the same TV shows and hit the same mileage milestones in your Acuras. Friendship knows no limits! The best buds in this case own a 1994 Acura Legend Coupe and a 2005 Acura TSX, and both cars rolled onto the 555,555-mile mark at the same time and place. The guys live about 1,000 miles apart and have been planning to meet up at exactly 555,555 miles for over a year.

LOVELAND, COLORADO, LOVES VALENTINE’S DAY _ It’s time for the annual labor of love — in the post office in Loveland. In the coming days, roughly 60 volunteers in Colorado’s sweetheart city will postmark about 160,000 Valentines. • LINK

PARENTS ARE WRONG ABOUT KIDS AND GUNS _ Most parents think their children would not touch a gun were they to come across one — a notion that is not only likely to be false, but one that is fraught with danger. A study shows that 87% of parents believe their child would not play with a gun, mainly because they believe their child is too smart or knows better.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO RUN UP TH EMPIRE STATE BUILDING _ Runners from around the world will race up the Empire State Building’s 86 floors tomorrow night (Wednesday) — a climb of 1,576 stairs.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY WEATHER BUREAU _ It’s hard to imagine a time when we couldn’t predict the weather. Think about what it must have been like to not have any idea if it would rain or snow or be hot or cold. Worse yet, imagine how many people died because they had no warnings of hurricanes, tornadoes or deadly storms. This Friday (February 9) is the birthday of what we now know as the National Weather Service.

… Way back in 1870 a Joint Congressional Resolution requiring the Secretary of War “to provide for taking meteorological observations at the military stations in the interior of the continent and at other points in the States and Territories…and for giving notice on the northern (Great) Lakes and on the seacoast by magnetic telegraph and marine signals, of the approach and force of storms” was introduced. The Resolution was passed by Congress and signed into law on February 9, 1870, by President Ulysses S. Grant.

… in 1894 William Eddy, using five kites to loft a self-recording thermometer, makes first observations of temperatures.

… On September 30, 1895 the first Washington daily weather map was published by the Weather Bureau.

… In 1950 the Weather Bureau began issuing 30-day weather outlooks.

… In 1967 the Weather Bureau was renamed the National Weather Service.

HAVE AN OFFICE FLING, IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR WORK _ An Italian researcher claims having an office fling improves your quality of work. The researcher found the thrill of the fling “raised energy levels and led to better professional capacity” (whatever that means).

SMOKERS AREN’T GETTING A GOOD NIGHT’S SLEEP _ Researchers (Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine) have given smokers another reason to quit: they spend less time in deep sleep than nonsmokers. Smokers were also about four times as likely to complain that their sleep did not leave them well rested. Because it can act as a stimulant, the nicotine in cigarettes makes it harder to fall asleep. And minor withdrawal symptoms that occur as the night drags on can further disturb a smoker’s sleep.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: FACEBOOK FOOD FOR THOUGHT _ My (YOUR) friend shared this on Facebook over the weekend and I thought it was important to share it with you: “I know we live in a politically charged time and there are so many issues fighting our brain space and we all have strong, varied feelings, but I’m asking everyone to just take a step back and think about something really important. Can we all come together and figure out a better term for a grown woman to use for the man in her life than ‘boyfriend’?”


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: GEM THIEVES TRAPPED LIKE RATS _ In Santiago, Chile, a gang entered a jewelry store and forced employees to open the gem cases. As they were busy helping themselves, store employees began to shout for help. An alert passerby noticed what was going on and pulled down and locked the security shutters on the outside of the store. Trapped like rats, our crooks tried to negotiate a deal with the store employees: let them go and they won’t take anything. Not gonna happen. The police quickly arrived and hauled the gang to jail.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FOG ROLLS IN, GOALIE STICKS IT OUT _ In England two local teams were playing soccer when fog rolled in. Eventually it got so thick that the game was called off. Unfortunately, no one told one of the goalies, and he stayed in his net for another ten minutes before a fan informed him the action had been stopped.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN USED A SEAT BELT FOR BEER _ When police in Florida pulled over a woman for erratic driving they discovered she had her seat belt priorities screwed up. The woman, who reeked of alcohol and subsequently failed a series of field sobriety tests, was traveling with two passengers in the back seat and a 24-pack of beer in the front passenger seat. The only one wearing a seatbelt was the beer.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FIREFIGHTERS RESCUE BOY FROM WASHING MACHINE _ Firefighters in Norway had to use the jaws-of-life to free a trapped victim. That’s not uncommon. What is uncommon was the victim was a four-year-old who was stuck in the tub of his family’s washing machine.


ON TELEVISION

NCIS (8p ET, CBS) — New. Gibbs and the team work with a former FBI agent (guest star Joe Spano). Kevin Pollak also guest stars.

THE MIDDLE (8p ET, ABC) — New. Mike’s wayward brother (guest star Norm Macdonald) comes to town.

SEASON FINALE: ELLEN’S GAME OF GAMES (8p ET, NBC) — New.

LETHAL WEAPON (8p ET, FOX) — New. Murtaugh and Riggs search for the culprit of a local jewelry heist. Swoosie Kurtz guest stars.

THE FLASH (8p ET, CW) — New.

FRESH OFF THE BOAT (8:30p ET, ABC) — New. For Chinese New Year, the Huangs play a game in which they can only speak in Mandarin.

THIS IS US (9p ET, NBC) — New. This episode shows the family through the life of the family car.

BULL (9p ET, CBS) — New. Bull assists in a case against a hacker that allegedly breached air traffic control at LaGuardia Airport.

BLACKISH (9p ET, ABC) — New. Dre and Bow’s morning routine with the kids changes.

LA TO VEGAS (9p ET, FOX) — New. Capt. Dave offends the cleaning crew.

BLACK LIGHTNING (9p ET, CW) — New. Black Lightning is recruited to rally against the 100 gang.

MODERN FAMILY (9:30p ET, ABC) — Repeat

THE MICK (9:30p ET, FOX) — New. Ben questions his belief in God.

NCIS: NEW ORLEANS (10p ET, CBS) — New. A petty officer is murdered while helping a refugee family.

KEVIN (PROBABLY) SAVES THE WORLD (10p ET, ABC) — New. Kevin travels to Canada in search of Tyler. Will Sasso returns as Dave, and Troy Evans (ER) guest stars.

CHICAGO MED (10p ET, NBC) — New. Dr. Choi and April suspect a patient’s family might be abusing her.


ENTERTAINMENT

NEW ON DVD _ Released February 6. • LINK

• A Bad Moms Christmas
• Only the Brave
• Suburbicon
• LBJ
• The Stray
• Bosom Buddies – The Complete Series
• The Guardian – The Complete Series
• Homeland – Season 6

SUPER BOWL 52 WAS THE LOWEST-RATED BIG GAME SINCE 2009 _ The Philadelphia Eagles’ thrilling 41-33 Super Bowl upset of the New England Patriots — which wasn’t sealed until the game’s final play — wasn’t enough to reverse this year’s NFL ratings declines. According to Nielsen’s national ratings, 103.4 million tuned in to NBC on Sunday night, making it the lowest-rated Big Game telecast since 2009. The rating — a 7% decline from last year’s Super Bowl — means that NBC fell far short of its Super Bowl record set in 2015; that year, the game was watched by an average of 114.4 million total viewers.

… In total audience —  which rolls up the total viewer numbers from a telecast’s broadcast, digital and out-of-home viewing — the game averaged 106 million viewers across all platforms, including NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, the NFL mobile app, the Yahoo Sports app, Universo and NFL.com.

… The news isn’t all bad as it seems some Super Bowl viewers waited until late in the game — when things got really interested — to tune in. Viewership topped out at 112.2 million from 10-10:15 p.m. Easter Time during the fourth quarter.

… This year’s livestream averaged 2.02 million viewers across all platforms, making in the most-streamed Super Bowl ever.

PRINCE’S SISTER: CUT JUSTIN SOME SLACK _ Prince wouldn’t be mad at Justin Timberlake for using his image and voice during the Super Bowl halftime show, at least according to Prince’s sister — who wants JT’s haters to back off. Tyka Nelson says she was pleasantly surprised by Timberlake’s performance, and even enjoyed his controversial Prince tribute. She and the rest of Prince’s family knew he was planning to sing I Would Die 4 U, but says they weren’t aware he was doing the video projection.

… As for the backlash — Tyka says everyone has their own idea of what Prince would have wanted, so it’s an impossible position for Justin.  Tyka added her brother was outspoken, but wasn’t one to hold grudges — referring to the old beef between Prince and JT’s beef over Sexy Back.

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY TRAILER _ The full-length trailer for Solo: A Star Wars Story was released Monday, hours after the first teaser aired during Super Bowl 52. The trailer released Monday gives us a look at Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke as Qi’Ra, Woody Harrelson as Tobias Beckett and, of course, the young Han Solo himself played by Alden Ehrenreich. • VIDEO

… Solo is a prequel to the original trilogy, taking place sometime between A New Hope and the prequels.

FRASIER STAR JOHN MAHONEY DEAD AT 77 _ John Mahoney has passed away aged 77. The actor, known for playing the beloved dad Martin Crane on the sitcom Frasier, died on Sunday in hospice care in Chicago.

POLICE CALLED AFTER HALEY JOEL OSMENT’S DISTURBANCE AT AIRPORT _ Haley Joel Osment didn’t much luck at the Las Vegas airport. Police were called after the actor missed a flight out of the famous city. A spokesperson for McCarran Airport says law enforcement received a call to visit an American Airlines gate regarding an “unruly passenger.” When they arrived on the scene, the passenger was gone. About one hour later, the spokesperson says a second call was made to police regarding the same person who was allegedly making verbal threats. When law enforcement arrived on the scene, the passenger had fled again. The name given on the report was confirmed to be Haley.

CONAN THE BARBARIAN SERIES HAPPENING AT AMAZON _ Amazon Studios is in development on a Conan the Barbarian series, based on the classic books by Robert E. Howard. In Conan, the hero is driven out of his homeland and deals with the “mysterious and treacherous world of civilization where he searches for purpose in a place that rejects him as a mindless savage.”

TRAILER: LIFE OF THE PARTY STARRING MELISSA MCCARTHY _ We haven’t seen Melissa McCarthy on the big screen since the Ghostbusters reboot arrived in theaters in the summer of 2016. But now she’s back with a new summer comedy that will take her back to school. Life of the Party finds Melissa McCarthy playing a housewife named Deanna who just got dumped by her husband. Realizing that she never followed through on her dreams of completing college, she decides to enroll in the same university as her daughter and live the college life she never got a chance to enjoy in her younger years. • VIDEO

DWAYNE JOHNSON’S NEW NBC SHOW WILL TEST YOUR LIMITS _ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is adding another TV show to his never-ending resume, as the superstar is teaming up with NBC for The Titan Games. The 10-episode physical competition series will test everyday people as they offer them the chance to compete in epic head-to-head challenges meant to test their mind, body and heart. Of course, the series was inspired by Johnson’s desire to motivate and inspire people to reach their potential, and yes, you can expect to see The Rock on the show. • VIDEO

DANCING WITH THE STARS TOUR BUS INVOLVED IN ACCIDENT _ One of the Dancing With the Stars: Live! Light Up the Night tour buses was involved in a fatal, multiple-vehicle pile-up amid a snowstorm in Ames, Iowa on Monday. The Iowa State Patrol reported a traffic accident involving at least 50 vehicles on I-35 in Iowa around noon on Monday. The ISP confirmed that there was one fatality and that five people were critically injured. A local TV reporter said cast and crew members on the Dancing bus were OK — just minor injuries.

… The Dancing With the Stars Tour features celebs Jordan Fisher and Frankie Muniz, as well as pro dancers Sharna Burgess, Jenna Johnson, Alan Bersten and Hayley Erbert and others.

GAL GADOT TO VOICE HERSELF IN UPCOMING THE SIMPSONS EPISODE _ Gal Gadot will voice herself in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons. She tweeted Monday: “I grew up watching @TheSimpsons and now I get to voice myself in an episode!” Gadot will star in an episode titled Bart’s Not Dead airing in during season 30, which will debut in the fall.

SARAH SILVERMAN SAYS SHE ‘CONSCIOUSLY UNCOUPLED’ FROM MICHAEL SHEEN _ Comedian Sarah Silverman announced via Twitter Monday that she has split up with British actor Michael Sheen. She tweeted: “The great @michaelsheen & I consciously uncoupled over Christmas. I mean, not ‘over Christmas’ – like that wasn’t the fight that ended it. No fight. We just live in different countries & it got hard. Felt we should just tell y’all so u stop askin, ‘How’s Michael/How’s Sarah?'” Silverman and Sheen met while filming Showtime’s Master of Sex. They have been together since early 2014.

UMA THURMAN POSTED FOOTAGE OF HER KILL BILL SET CRASH _ Uma Thurman on Monday posted a clip to her Instagram of a car crash she experienced on the set of Kill Bill: Volume 1 that she alleges was covered up and suppressed. Thurman said she was posting the footage as a way to “memorialize” the recent New York Times piece over the weekend detailing her allegations of sexual assault against Harvey Weinstein.

… In addition to accusations of sexual assault against Weinstein, Thurman also said director Quentin Tarantino put her life in danger during one of the Kill Bill scenes where she navigates a winding road in a convertible. The footage shows the moment of impact. • VIDEO

… Thurman wrote on Instagram: “The circumstances of this event were negligent to the point of criminality. I do not believe though with malicious intent.” According to Thurman, she didn’t feel comfortable maneuvering the stunt car she was tasked with operating. Thurman said that, as a result of the crash, she left the hospital in a neck brace with “my knees damaged and a large massive egg on my head and a concussion.” Thurman wrote on Instagram that Tarantino was “deeply regretful and remains remorseful about this sorry event. … I am proud of him for doing the right thing and for his courage.” She said that Tarantino was the one responsible for obtaining the video footage for her, fully knowing that it could potentially “cause him personal harm.” However, Thurman took film producers Lawrence Bender and E. Bennet Walsh — along with Weinstein — to task for allegedly covering up the crash, calling it “unforgivable.”

JACK OSBOURNE AND WIFE LISA WELCOME THEIR THIRD CHILD _ Congratulations to Jack and Lisa Osbourne on the birthday of their third child, Minnie Theodora Osbourne. The baby girl entered the world on Saturday, February 3. Mom and baby are both doing well and resting at home.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

VALENTINE’S DAY: A huge Valentine’s Day drops package.

ER NURSE: ER nurse Katherine Smith Lockler shared some “thoughts” on her Facebook about dealing with the flu, how to sneeze, staying hydrated, etc. This is edited audio of her 6 minute Facebook video, which has been viewed over 8 million times.


INTERPREP PROSHARE

More prep in the Facebook Group.


BITS & BREAKS

REASONS YOU’RE STILL SINGLE

RadarOnline.com

Why is your love life going to the dogs? Possibly because you…

  • Hug amusement park mascots
  • Address acquaintances as “guy”
  • Have only one pickup line: “Why the long face?”
  • Posed shirtless for your Facebook page or dating app
  • Begin stories with, “I’m not a stalker, but …”
  • Flash devil horns in wedding photos
  • Eat with one arm guarding your plate
  • Have a dartboard in your kitchen
  • Call October “Rocktober”
  • Keep a dream journal
  • Refuse to remove your Bluetooth earpiece during meals, church, sex. Actually, just wearing a bluetooth earpiece when not using it would keep you single.
  • Take off work each year to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, even though you’re Irish
  • Refer to Target as “Tar-Jay”
  • Feel most comfortable in Crocs and jorts, aka jean shorts
  • Wear a baseball cap backwards
  • Have more than zero stuffed animals on your bed
  • Own a 70-inch TV but sleep on a broken futon
  • Have a bedside stack of Sudoku books
  • Refuse to drink any beer that hasn’t been “beechwood aged”
  • Consider riddles a great way to break the ice
  • Get visibly angry during iPhone vs. Android
  • Have a “Peeing Calvin” decal on your vehicle rear window
  • Believe the mouth is self-cleaning

BEST JOBS FOR LOW STRESS AND HEALTHY SURROUNDINGS

Do you feel beaten down at the end of the day or is your job invigorating? Believe it or not, some jobs lend themselves to healthy lifestyles, mostly because of lower stress levels, healthy surroundings and the chance to help others. According to Jobs Rated Almanac, here are the jobs that help others achieve health and balance while not being too stressful.

• Activity Specialist –These folks coordinate events at hotels, nursing homes and other facilities. In other words, they help others play. Because they focus on staying fit, both mentally and physically, activity specialists work with others to maintain an active, positive attitude toward life.

• Chiropractor — This occupation was deemed healthy because chiropractors subscribe to a holistic attitude toward health — meaning they are concerned with diet, exercise and other issues related to well-being.

• Choreographer — Working with dancers, directors and set designers is often healthy for these people because they are often dancers themselves. They get to practice their personal craft on a daily basis and focus on a group project.

• Florist — Florists surround themselves with beauty, and many find the art of flower arranging relaxing.

• Massage Therapist — A massage therapist, in addition to focusing on relaxation, helps aid in muscle recovery. As this is a hands-on job, massage therapists must be fit and have the benefit of working in a tranquil and relaxing setting.

• Nutritionist — Since nutritionists work with patients to craft proper diets, they think about what we eat all the time, keeping their bodies running in tip-top shape.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: What insect population outweighs the world’s humans by 10 to 1? (Termites)

5 IN 10

(Caller), Valentine’s Day is coming and to win this round of 5 in 10 you have ten seconds to name five things you would *not* get your sweetheart.


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Dog went viral for holding an egg in her mouth.

https://twitter.com/Iaurdreyfuss/status/960223475951599616


IMAGE OF THE DAY

Expensive disappointment.

https://www.instagram.com/p/Belz10Ng9pn/


DATEBOOK: FEBRUARY 7, 2018

This is day 38 of 2018. There are 327 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• James Spader (The Blacklist) is 58

• Eddie Izzard is 56

• Chris Rock is 53

• Jason Gedrick (Windfall, Boomtown) is 51

• Ashton Kutcher is 40

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1882: The last heavyweight boxing championship bare-knuckle fight took place in Mississippi City, Mississippi.

• 1904: A fire in Baltimore, Maryland, destroyed over 1,500 buildings in 30 hours.

• 1962: The United States Government banned all Cuban imports and exports.

• 1964: The Beatles arrived at JFK International Airport to begin their first tour of the United States.

• 1985: Sports Illustrated released its annual swimsuit edition. It was the biggest regular edition in the magazine’s history, weighing in at 218 pages. Paulina Porizkova joined Cheryl Tiegs and Christie Brinkley as the only models to make the cover more than once.

• 1985: New York, New York became the official anthem of the Big Apple.

• 1990: The Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party agrees to give up its monopoly of power. It was the beginning of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

• 1995: Ramzi Yousef, the mastermind of the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, was arrested in Islamabad, Pakistan.

• 1998: The 18th Winter Olympic games opened in Nagano Japan.

• 2006: A dentist in England was banned from working after allowing her unqualified boyfriend to carry out dental work on patients in her surgery. The boyfriend worked on more than 600 people, drilling out cavities without local anesthetic and installing expensive fillings that crumbled within days, often leaving patients in agony.

• 2014: Jay Leno says goodbye after 22 years of hosting The Tonight Show.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Ballet Day

• National Signing Day

• Send A Card To A Friend Day

• Fettuccine Alfredo Day

UPCOMING

• February 8: New York Fashion Week begins
• February 9: Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony
• February 13: Mardi Gras
• February 14: Valentine’s Day
• February 16: Chinese New Year – Year of the Dog
• February 18: Daytona 500
• February 19: President’s Day
• March 4: Academy Awards
• March 8: Winter Paralympics begin
• March 8: International Women’s Day
• March 9: SXSW begins
• March 11: Daylight Saving Time begins
• March 11: NCAA basketball “Selection Sunday”
• March 13: March Madness begins
• March 29: MLB opening day
• March 30: Passover and Good Friday
• April 1: Easter
• April 13: Friday the 13th
• April 15: Tax deadline day
• April 20: 4/20
• April 22: Earth Day
• April 28: White House Correspondents Dinner
• May 4: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 13: Mother’s Day
• May 19: The royal wedding