INTERPREP ★ APRIL 27, 2018

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DATEBOOK: APRIL 27, 2018

This is day 117 of 2018. There are 248 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Ace Frehley (Kiss) is 67

• Sheena Easton is 59

• Sally Hawkins (The Shape of Water) is 41

• Jenna Coleman (Victoria, Doctor Who) is 32

• Emily Rios (Andrea Cantillo Breaking Bad) is 29

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1865: The steamboat Sultana, carrying 2,400 passengers, exploded and sank in the Mississippi River, killing 1,700, most of whom were Union survivors of the Andersonville and Cahaba Prisons.

• 1927: Coretta Scott King, American civil rights activist and wife of Martin Luther King, Jr. was born. She died in 2006.

• 1972: Apollo 16 returned to Earth after a manned voyage to the moon.

• 1974: 10,000 march in Washington, D.C., calling for the impeachment of US President Richard Nixon.

• 1981: The computer mouse was introduced.

• 1982: John W. Hinckley Jr. went on trial in Washington, D.C., in the shooting of President Ronald Reagan. He was acquitted by reason of insanity.

• 1993: California revoked Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s license to practice medicine.

• 1999: Argentine police arrested a blind man driving a pickup truck with the help of his 13-year-old daughter and charge him with dangerous conduct. Police say the man was driving fairly well, had recently gone blind from diabetes, and had a valid driver’s license.

• 2006: Construction began on the Freedom Tower for the new World Trade Center in New York City.

• 2011: The 24-hour period from 8 AM, April 27, to 8 AM, April 28, saw more tornadoes in a day — 226 — than in any other period in U.S. history. This day was part of a larger outbreak from April 25-28, called the “2011 Super Outbreak.”

• 2014: George Clooney and his girlfriend, British attorney Amal Alamuddin, became engaged. They married September 27, 2014.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Arbor Day

National Day of Silence

• Prime Rib Day

UPCOMING

• April 28: White House Correspondents Dinner
• May 4: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 5: Kentucky Derby
• May 8: Cannes Film Festival begins
• May 13: Mother’s Day
• May 19: The royal wedding
• May 19: Preakness horse race
• May 27: National Spelling Bee Week starts
• May 28: Memorial Day
• May 29: Starbucks closes its stores for the afternoon for racial bias training
• June 1: Atlantic hurricane season begins
• June 1: National Donut Day
• June 10: Tony Awards
• June 14: World Cup begins
• June 17: Father’s Day
• June 21: First day of Summer
• July 4: Independence Day
• July 13: Friday the 13th
• July 15: FIFA World Cup Final
• July 27: Mars looking its best. Tonight, it’s supposed to look bigger, brighter, and more reddish than usual​.
• September 3: Labor Day


DATEBOOK WEEKEND

SATURDAY, APRIL 28

• Ann-Margret is 77. Paul Guilfoyle is 69. Jay Leno is 68. Bridget Moynahan is 47. Elisabeth Rohm is 45. Jorge Garcia is 45. Penelope Cruz is 44. Drew and Jonathan Scott are 40. Jessica Alba is 37.

• National Dance Day. Go Birding Day. World Veterinary Day. International Astronomy Day. Kiss Your Mate Day. Blueberry Pie Day.

SUNDAY, APRIL 29

• Country singer Duane Allen is 75. Tommy James is 71. Jerry Seinfeld is 64. Kate Mulgrew is 63. Daniel Day-Lewis is 61. Michelle Pfeiffer is 60. Eve Plumb is 60. Uma Thurman is 48. Master P is 48.

• International Dance Day. Pet Parent’s Day. Zipper Day. Shrimp Scampi Day.


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

600,000 pilots: Number of active pilots in the United States. There were over 800,000 pilots in 1980.


NEWS ATTACK!

Bill Cosby was found guilty. He’s going to prison. [His friend and neighbor Martha Stewart is baking him a shiv.]

Over 500 files dealing with President John F. Kennedy will remain secret. [I wonder what that means for Stormy Daniels’ grandmother.]

Mike Pompeo was confirmed as the new Secretary of State. [Which means the clock is ticking toward his firing.]

The head of the ethics department for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was forced to resign after video surfaced of her cursing, threatening, and belittling police officers. [She was the head of ethics. Isn’t that like a vegetarian getting caught bragging about winning a hot dog-eating contest?]

A museum in Buffalo was shocked to discover that the massive 2-foot wide egg of the extinct elephant bird was, in fact, real and not a model. [Maybe they had better double check that Michelangelo sculpture they’ve been using as a doorstop.]

Police in Germany were called when a neighbor reported possible abuse in progress in the apartment next door.  It turned out to be a class learning about bondage. [The police got a laugh out of it and even let the class use their handcuffs.]

A North Korean official explained that they carry a personal toilet for Kim Jong Un when he travels abroad so that his excrement doesn’t fall into the wrong hands. [And you thought that you had a lousy job.]

Prince Harry has asked his brother Prince William to be his best man. [But William is now the father of three little children. Do you want him in charge of your bachelor party? It’ll start at two in the afternoon, and end at four and include a 30-minute nap.]

Police in Philadelphia were called twice this week about a coyote. [It was sitting in Starbucks minding its own business.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

TENNESSEE WAFFLE HOUSE WILL DONATE SALES TO VICTIMS’ FAMILIES _ The Waffle House where Sunday’s mass shooting took place has reopened. For the next month, the Antioch, Tennessee, diner will donate 100 percent of its sales to the families of the victims.

ALEXA WILL SOON HAVE A MEMORY _ Amazon’s Alexa is an amnesiac: it can’t remember important long-term info, or even that you started talking to it a few moments ago. Soon, though, it’ll be considerably less forgetful. Amazon has announced a string of upgrades to Alexa that promise more natural conversations, particularly about familiar subjects. For example, Alexa devices in the US will soon have a memory: you can tell the voice assistant to remember an important fact (say, a friend’s birthday) and bring that up later.

… You also won’t have to use Alexa’s hotword every time you ask a follow-up question. In the US, UK and Germany, the helper will soon answer secondary questions more naturally: if you ask “how’s the weather,” you can ask “how about this weekend” afterward. Amazon is also using its deep learning know-how to allow follow-ups that span across categories. If you ask “how’s the weather in New York City,” for instance, you can ask “how long does it take to get there” — Amazon will know you’re still talking about NYC even though you’ve switched from weather to traffic.

FORTUNE COOKIE ‘LUCKY NUMBERS’ EARN $30,070 LOTTERY JACKPOT _ A Maryland woman said the “lucky numbers” listed inside her fortune cookie won her a $30,070 lottery jackpot. The woman told Maryland Lottery officials she joked to her father that he needed to win the lottery so he could pay for her upcoming wedding, so she presented her with a Keno ticket. The woman said her father had used the numbers from a fortune cookie they had gotten the previous night from a Chinese restaurant.

DON’T GLARE AT YOUR HORSE _ Horses can be tricky creatures, and even the most tolerant rider will occasionally yield to the temptation to give their mount a stern look. But, according to new research, they really shouldn’t: the horse may bear a grudge. Scientists (Universities of Sussex and Portsmouth) have established that horses can not only read emotions, but can then remember the emotional expression of humans.

A SUBWAY NEAR YOU MAY BE CLOSING SOON _ Subway Restaurants will be closing 500 or so of its US stores, leaving about 25,400 open. No specifics yet on which locations are closing. Subway closed about 800 stores last year.

… Subway has more stores worldwide — 44,000 and counting — than any other fast-food giant.

HOLLOWED OUT ASTEROIDS COULD TRANSPORT HUMANS _ Forget spaceships, future travelers could travel between stars on giant hollowed out asteroids. Students and researchers at Delft University of Technology are designing a starship they say will be able to keep generations of crew alive as they cross the gulf between stars. Called the Evolving Asteroid Starship, the project would create a gigantic city-like structure on the asteroid, allowing travelers stay on board for decades at a time. According to a video of the system in action, dozens of rockets would be attached to the asteroid, allowing operator to propel it and control its direction.

WOMAN SPENDS $7,000 ON WINDSOR CASTLE KENNEL FOR HER DOG _ A dog love who won over a million dollars on the lottery has shelled out for a dog-sized Windsor Castle replica for her pet. 53-year-old Susan Crossland from Mirfield, West Yorkshire, England, thought her dog Archie deserved a good place to watch the Royal wedding from. So she made him a mini regal residence in their garden, featuring a 6½-foot tall castle. It took 244 hours to make.

NEW YORK IS GETTING A MUSEUM DEDICATED TO PIZZA _ New York is getting a museum entirely dedicated to pizza. Imaginatively named The Museum of Pizza. It’ll be a popup pizza museum, running from October 13 to October 28. For $35 visitors can explore pizza inspired immersive rooms, do pizza meditation, visit a pizza beach, marvel at pizza art, and, of course, eat some pizza. There will also be a mysterious pizza cave, an interactive history of pizza, screenings of films about pizza, and pizza-themed games.

ILLINOIS TOWN ENDS 45-YEAR BAN ON ICE CREAM TRUCKS _ After 45 years of an ice cream ban that over the years was questioned by both residents and vendors, the Elgin, Illinois, City Council voted unanimously this week to allow ice cream trucks and ice cream carts

JAPANESE “HUMAN PET HOUSE” MADE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO BE CATS _ A Japanese company is tapping into, apparently, an untapped market by offering bedding that satisfies the “human desire to become a cat”. Pet House for Humans is a pet house that’s six times the size of a normal cat bed. It allows humans who want to act like cats to craw inside and purr away like a kitty. The tent-like walls are thickened to limit sunlight, so if lounging around like a cat simply means curling up in the dark and playing on your phone while shutting off the outside world, it’s equipped for that as well.

COFFEE CAN HELP PEOPLE HAVE A MORE FAVORABLE VIEW OF THEIR COLLEAGUES _ A new study (University of California, Davis) suggests drinking coffee before a discussion can help people stay focused and feel better about the people in the conversation. In two experiments on a total of 134 college students, the researchers found that people who ingested caffeinated coffee felt better about themselves and their fellow participants.

COLLEGE ADDS ‘CRY CLOSET’ FOR STRESSED-OUT STUDENTS _ Students at the University of Utah will have the opportunity to relieve stress during finals week by locking themselves in the school’s Cry Closet for a short period of time. The small room in the middle of a library on the Salt Lake City campus features a narrow door with dark lining, a plush floor and stuffed animals inside. A note on the door reads: “A Safe Place for Stressed Out Students. This space is meant to provide a place for students studying for finals to take a short 10-minute break.”

… Jana Cunningham, the school’s communications specialist, told the station that the Cry Closet is mainly for students who are feeling overwhelmed with the stresses of finals: “It’s a great place to just come and decompress, and that’s really what it’s for.”

THERE’S A REASON WHY RUNNERS SEEM SO HAPPY _ People who run regularly are probably already well aware of this, but now there’s concrete data to prove that running actually makes you happier. According to a new university study (Glasgow Caledonian University), running makes people happier and more confident in everyday life. Researchers carried out the study by interviewing 8,157 regular joggers across the UK. The survey found that over 89 percent of runners said it has made them happier and has had a positive impact on their mental health, body image and motivation, with women benefiting the most.

NEIGHBORS BATTLE OVER CHILDREN AT PLAY AUDIO  A Calgary family says an ongoing dispute with their neighbors has escalated, thanks to a new alarm that goes off whenever their children make noise while playing outside. Mom Chelsey Reid says the tension has been ongoing for two years, with the neighbors regularly complaining about the noise her five-year-old Jax and younger daughter Nora make when they play outside. The kids were kept inside most of the winter, but last week, when they finally got the chance to play outside again, she noticed an annoying chirping alarm that goes off in her neighbors’ yard whenever her kids yell or whoop. Reid says her family has tried to talk with the neighbors many times without success, and she’s now nervous to let the kids play in their own backyard.

WHEN IT’S OK TO LIE TO YOUR WOMAN _ A survey claims women often prefer their partners to lie. But the study says women only find lying acceptable if they have asked their partner about their weight or whether their butt looks big in a certain dress. The poll found 55% of women do not mind being told a lie when they ask about their weight or the size of their backside and 33% would rather not know the true reason for ending a relationship.

REMEMBER THIS? A YEAR AGO THIS WEEK: OREGON PIZZA SHOP USES 101 CHEESES _ If you’re going to put cheese on a pizza, why stop at one? A pizza place in Portland, Oregon, decided they had nothing to lose by totally just going for it. So, as part of an annual Portland celebration of pizza, Scottie’s Pizza Parlor created a pie using 101 cheeses. According to Scottie’s website it was inspired by the 99-cheese pizza from the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The pizza’s ingredients include a shredded 55-cheese blend and 36 other soft cheeses, plus a blend of nine grated cheeses. There’s also aged part-skim mozzarella stuffed in the crust.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: POLICE TRAFFIC CAMERA CATCHES SPEEDING DUCK ON CITY STREET _ A Swiss town shared a photo snapped by a police speed camera that was triggered when a duck flew by over the speed limit. The photo shows the duck flying down the street at a quick enough speed to trigger the speed camera. The post said the duck was flying 32 in an 18-mph speed limit zone. • IMAGE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MOOSE WANDERS INTO MAN’S GARAGE, LICKS TRUCK _ A man in Canada (British Columbia) shared video of a moose that wandered into his garage to lick the road salt that accumulated on his pickup truck. Tab Baker posted a video to Facebook showing the moose standing in his garage and licking the side of his truck. • VIDEO

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN DISCOVERS DEAD MOUSE IN ICE POP _ A Chinese woman claimed she bit into an ice pop only to find a dead, frozen mouse inside. Video shared by the woman shows the half-eaten pop with the rodent’s furry tail sticking out. The woman is seeking about $8,000 in compensation from the market where she bought the ice pop. The market instead offered her more ice pops.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: KIDS STEAL PLAYGROUND _ Two Belgian youngsters stole an entire public playground to build their own private playground at home. The brother and sister stole two swings, a seesaw and a wooden cabin from the playground. The playground was being refurbished and all of the attractions had been dismantled.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PIZZA GUY DRIVES INTO HOLE _ A pizza delivery man in Germany drove his car into a 30-foot-deep hole after vandals changed the detour signs and stole the warning lights. Luckily, he wasn’t hurt in the fall, but the pizzas were ruined.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: KID GETS FINGERS STUCK IN CONDOM MACHINE _ In Austria, the fire department had to be called out to a movie theater to rescue an 11-year-old boy who got his fingers stuck in a condom machine. An employee of the theater and a doctor both tried to free the boy and failed. The firefighters had to cut the vending machine into pieces to free the kid.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN BREAKS INTO POLICE STATION, COOKS SAUSAGES _ Police in a small town in Holland were called to investigate a break-in at one of their own unmanned police stations. When they got there, they found a homeless man inside cooking sausages. The man claimed the reason he broke in wasn’t to cook sausages but to speak to the police about a friend who had disappeared.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: ROBBER LEAVE PHONE NUMBER FOR VICTIM _ In the UK, a drug addict was so ashamed of robbing a student he returned her shoulder bag and apologized. He also left his phone number and promised to “make it up”. The victim turned his number over to police.


ON TELEVISION

FRIDAY

MACGYVER (8p ET, CBS) — New. Mac and Riley are attacked after the government calls them in to examine a mysterious object that crash-landed in the Nevada desert.

BLINDSPOT (8p ET, NBC) — New. The team must partner with an oddball conspiracy theorist. Gloria Reuben (ER) continues her guest role.

ONCE UPON A TIME (8p ET, ABC) — New.

2018 NFL DRAFT (8p ET, FOX, NFL Network, ESPN, ESPN2) — Live coverage of rounds 2 and 3.

DYNASTY (8p ET, CW) — New.

HAWAII FIVE O (9p ET, CBS) — New. The team must help Duke after he is forced to steal crucial evidence in exchange for his kidnapped granddaughter.

MARVEL’S AGENT OF S.H.I.E.L.D. (9p ET, ABC) — New. The team finds itself trapped and under siege at the Lighthouse.

DATELINE (9p ET, NBC) — A new, 2-hour edition.

LIFE SENTENCE (9p ET, CW) — The show moves to Fridays with this new episode.

LESLIE ODOM JR. IN CONCERT (9p ET, PBS) — The Hamilton star and Tony award winner showcases his talent in the special.

BLUE BLOODS (10p ET, CBS) — Danny resorts to asking his incarcerated archenemy for help locating a dangerous criminal.

20/20 (10p ET, ABC) — New.

BOBBY KENNEDY FOR PRESIDENT (Netflix) — Nearly 50 years after Robert F. Kennedy was fatally shot at LA’s Ambassador Hotel on June 5, 1968, this new docuseries focuses on the younger Kennedy’s 83-day race for the White House and examines the impact on American history that RFK’s  Presidency could have had.

THE WEEK OF (Netflix) — Adam Sandler and Chris Rock team up in Sandler’s newest Netflix Original movie as two play fathers of the bride and groom, respectively, who must join together to save the wedding of their children after Sandler’s character’s discount plans fall through.

CANDY JAR (Netflix) — Christina Hendricks, Helen Hunt and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) star in this new comedy about high school seniors and longtime rivals that must work together to compete as a team for high school debate.

TINY SHOULDERS: RETHINKING BARBIE (Hulu) — This new documentary looks back at Barbie’s 59 years, featuring newly discovered footage and access to the inner workings of a toy giant during Barbie’s biggest reinvention. Featuring interviews with Gloria Steinem, Roxane Gay, Peggy Orenstein, Mattel insiders and cultural historians, the documentary looks at the impact that this iconic toy has had.

SATURDAY

2018 NFL DRAFT (Noon, ABC and ESPN) — For the first time, ABC will simulcast ESPN’s coverage of Rounds 4-7. NFL Network will cover the later rounds.

THE WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENTS’ DINNER 2018 (8p ET, CNN) — President Trump is again skipping this annual event, this year hosted by comedian Michelle Wolf. CNN will have live coverage.

THE BEACH HOUSE (9p ET, Hallmark Channel) — Based on the novel by Mary Alice Monroe, this made-for-TV movie is about a frazzled Chicago ad executive (Minka Kelly, Friday Night Lights) who finds some peace when she visits her mom (Andie MacDowell) in South Carolina. Chad Michael Murray also stars.

SUNDAY

LITTLE BIG SHOTS (8p ET, NBC) — New. A 9-year-old taekwondo champion, three singers from the Philippines and a drum prodigy are among those featured.

INSTINCT (8p ET, CBS) — New.

AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, ABC) — New. It’s Disney night, and guest mentor Idina Menzel (Frozen) will be on hand to guide the top 10.

GENIUS JUNIOR (9p ET, NBC) — New.

NCIS: LOS ANGELES (9p ET, CBS) — New

FEAR THE WALKING DEAD (9p ET, AMC) — New

SERIES FINALE: ASH VS EVIL DEAD (9p ET, Starz) — The Season 3 finale is now the series finale, after Starz cancelled the series last week.

MADAM SECRETARY (10p ET, CBS) — New

TIMELESS (10p ET, NBC) — New

DECEPTION (10p ET, ABC) — New


ENTERTAINMENT

IN THEATERS TODAY _ This weekend Avengers: Infinity War could set a few box office records. The latest Marvel movie is expected to bring in well over $200 million across the US and Canada.

… In theaters: Avengers: Infinity War (PG-13)

… Opening next weekend: Bad Samaritan, Overboard, Tully.

BILL COSBY FOUND GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES _ A jury in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has found Bill Cosby guilty on all charges related to drugging and molesting a woman at his home in 2004. Cosby, who’s 80, was convicted on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and faces up to 10 years in prison for each count for the conviction. The verdict brings to a close decades of speculation amid accusations from dozens of women, and marks the first conviction of a powerful male figure accused of sexual assault.

DISNEY ANNOUNCES NEW ANIMATED STAR WARS SERIES ‘RESISTANCE’ _ Disney announced that production started on a new animated Star Wars series titled Resistance that will air on Disney Channel starting in the fall. Resistance will take place before the events of the 2015 film The Force Awakens, following a young pilot named Kazuda Xiono who is tasked by the Resistance to spy on the growing First Order. It will feature film stars Oscar Isaac and Gwendoline Christie reprising their roles as Poe Dameron and Captain Phasma. Droid BB-8 will also be featured.

HARRY AND MEGHAN’S WEDDING WILL BE ON VINYL _ The royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be recorded and released within hours for immediate streaming. Decca Records said it will continue its tradition of capturing royal family milestones with the May 19 ceremony at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel. Physical copies of the recording, including vinyl, will hit stores on May 25 with a collectors booklet.

STRANGER THINGS SEASON 2 SCORE WILL BE ON CASSETTE TAPE _ Enthusiasts and collectors are about to get a dose of nostalgia thanks to a very unique soundtrack release for Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things. On June 15, the soundtrack for Stranger Things Season 2 will come out on cassette.

‘HEREDITARY’ TRAILER PLAYED BEFORE ‘PETER RABBIT’ _ The upcoming horror film Hereditary has already traumatized audiences at Sundance, creeped people out at SXSW, and been deemed “a new generation’s The Exorcist.” The film comes out in June, but its deeply disturbing trailers, featuring dead birds, freaky dolls, and someone completely engulfed in flames, prove the thing is likely going to be one of the more terrifying movies of 2018 — something a bunch of kids and their parents discovered accidentally at a screening of Peter Rabbit on Wednesday. • VIDEO

… A theater in Perth, Australia, devolved into complete pandemonium after a trailer full of families were treated to one of the film’s horrifying trailers. Parents and kids hoping to catch a screening of Peter Rabbit were given a taste of Hereditary’s “pure emotional terrorism” before their feature presentation.

COLIN JOST AND MICHAEL CHE TO HOST 2018 PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS _ Saturday Night Live stars are taking over this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Colin Jost and Michael Che will host the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC. The “Weekend Update” anchors follow in the step of Stephen Colbert, who took the hosting duty last year.

JERSEY SHORE’S MIKE ‘THE SITUATION’ SORRENTINO IS ENGAGED _ Jersey Shore‘s Mike ‘The Situation’ Sorrentino is officially off the market. The reality star announced on social media Thursday that he popped the question to college sweetheart, Lauren Pesce. He wrote along with a photo of the happy couple: “GYM TAN WE’RE ENGAGED!”

TOM CRUISE JUMPED OUT OF PLANE 106 TIMES FOR M:I FALLOUT _ Perfectionist Tom Cruise pulled off a stunt jump out of a plane for the latest “Mission: Impossible” movie an incredible 106 times.

TOM BROKAW ACCUSED OF SEXUAL MISCONDUCT BY 2 WOMEN AT NBC NEWS _ Tom Brokaw has been accused of making inappropriate advances towards two women. Brokaw, who has been with NBC since anchoring the Today show in 1976, is 78. In a Washington Post report published on Thursday, former NBC correspondent Linda Vester claimed Brokaw made an unwanted advance, including a forcible attempt to kiss her, on two occasions in the 1990s. At the time, Vester was in her 20s and did not file a complaint.

… The second woman, who worked as a production assistant, anonymously told The Post that Brokaw acted inappropriately toward her in the ’90s.

… Also on Thursday, Variety published an interview with Vester in which she claimed Brokaw groped her in an NBC conference room and showed up at her hotel room uninvited. Vester also shared her journal entries from the time period to the publication.

THE SIMPSONS SHATTERS ANOTHER TV MILESTONE _ The Simpsons is about to break yet another record — surpassing Gunsmoke for the most episodes of a prime-time scripted series in TV history. In Sunday’s 636th episode, Homer enters his car in a demolition derby. But Grampa gets deathly ill — and, believing he’s about to die, reveals a shocking secret to Homer about their past.

… The Simpsons, now in its 29th season, premiered on Fox in December 1989.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

AVENGERS: The theme’s dramatic close.

NOISY KID ALARM: Neighbors set up alarm that goes off when nearby kids scream.

BLACK PANTHER SHIRT: A guy on YouTube named LaCedric Woodall ordered a Black Panther shirt and got one that was waaay too small. • VIDEO

DROP: Would you people get a life?


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BITS & BREAKS

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, WORLD WIDE WEB

The World Wide Web turns 25 Monday. Though first created in 1989, April 30, 1993 was the first day it was open to the public.

• It’s considered that the first search engine was Archie, created in 1990 by Alan Emtage, a student at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

• Marc Andreessen founded Netscape. In 1993 he had already developed Mosaic, the first web browser with a graphical user interface.

• The Internet was initially called the ‘Galactic network’ in memos written by someone at MIT in 1962.

• The first computer company to register for a domain name was Digital Equipment Corporation.

• In 2002, the average Internet user received 3.7 spam messages per day. Today the number is more than 800 a day, though email service providers filter many of those out.

ADVICE PEOPLE WOULD GIVE THEIR YOUNGER SELVES IN SIX WORDS

Vice.com asked people what advice they would give their younger selves in six words.

• “Don’t go to college for tuba.”

• “That unicycle is a bad investment.”

• “Drink less alcohol, love yourself better.”

• “Don’t wear a shark tooth necklace.”

• “Stop looking at your damn phone.”

• “Dump the loser, focus on school!”

• “Stop putting sugar in your ketchup.”

• “Practice making eye contact with people.”

• “Failure and criticism are good things.”

• Don’t eat so much ranch dressing.”

• “Stop blaming your parents for everything.”

• “Forgive without needing an apology first.”

• “Take good care of your teeth!”

• “Don’t smoke cigarettes. Expensive, dirty habit.”

• “You’re going bald. Just accept it.”


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: One in five TV viewers say they’ve done this. (Thrown something  at the TV because of something they didn’t like.)

TRIVIA: According to one study, about one in four Americans never use what? (Deodorant)

WHAT’S IN COMMON

Each set of three things has something in common. Tell me what it is and you win.

• West, house, car (key)
• Cheese, ham, King (burger)
• Jungle, shoes, class (Gym)
• Flour, pepper, wind (Mill)


VIDEO OF THE DAY

Man in a big straw hat takes down gunman. Check out the woman behind the counter. After hat guy takes down the gunman, why does it take her so long to call police?

https://youtu.be/n4p50ntY1ZI

BONUS VIDEO OF THE DAY

Cyclist gets hit hard by car, gets up and rides off.


DATEBOOK: APRIL 30, 2018

This is day 120 of 2018. There are 245 days remaining.

BIRTHDAYS

• Cloris Leachman is 92

• Willie Nelson is 85

• Bugs Bunny is 80. He first appeared in a theatrical short (Porky’s Hare Hunt) today in 1938.

• Burt Young is 78

• Perry King (Riptide) is 70

• Adrian Pasdar (Heroes) is 53

• Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory, Roseanne) is 43

• Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory) is 37

• Kirsten Dunst is 36

• Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) is 33

• Dianna Agron (Glee) is 32

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1789: On the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York City, George Washington took the oath of office to become the first elected President of the United States.

• 1927: Douglas Fairbanks and Mary Pickford became the first celebrities to leave their footprints in concrete at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood.

• 1938: Bugs Bunny first appeared on screen in the cartoon Porky’s Hare Hunt, directed by “Bugs” Hardaway for Warner Bros.

• 1939: Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first President of the United States to appear on television during the World Fair’s opening ceremonies broadcast.

• 1945: Adolf Hitler and Eva Braun committed suicide after being married for one day.

• 1952: The first toy was advertised on television — Mr. Potato Head.

• 1967: Muhammad Ali refused induction into the U.S. Army and was stripped of his heavyweight boxing title. He sited religious grounds for his refusal.

• 1993: The World Wide Web was born. Though first created in 1989, today was the first day it was open to the public.

• 2001: A 77-year-old man Chicago who admitted holding up three banks to pay for dates with his 80-year-old girlfriend was sentenced to three years in federal prison. The man said he afraid he would lose his girlfriend if he couldn’t afford to keep up with her lifestyle. In three robberies he netted $8,702.

• 2005:  Jennifer Wilbanks, missing from Georgia, turned up in Albuquerque. She had claimed she was abducted, but then admitted she was a “runaway bride.”

• 2009: Chrysler filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

• Bugs Bunny Day

• International Jazz Day

• National Honesty Day

• Military Brats Day

• Oatmeal Cookie Day

• Raisin Day

UPCOMING

• April 28: White House Correspondents Dinner
• May 4: Star Wars Day – May the Fourth be with you
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 5: Kentucky Derby
• May 8: Cannes Film Festival begins
• May 13: Mother’s Day
• May 19: The royal wedding
• May 19: Preakness horse race
• May 27: National Spelling Bee Week starts
• May 28: Memorial Day
• May 29: Starbucks closes its stores for the afternoon for racial bias training
• June 1: Atlantic hurricane season begins
• June 1: National Donut Day
• June 10: Tony Awards
• June 14: World Cup begins
• June 17: Father’s Day
• June 21: First day of Summer
• July 4: Independence Day
• July 13: Friday the 13th
• July 15: FIFA World Cup Final
• July 27: Mars looking its best. Tonight, it’s supposed to look bigger, brighter, and more reddish than usual​.
• September 3: Labor Day