INTERPREP ★ MARCH 11, 2019

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DATEBOOK: MARCH 11, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Bobby McFerrin is 69

• Recording executive Jimmy Iovine (American Idol) is 66

• Elias Koteas (Chicago P.D.) is 58

• Alex Kingston (ER) is 56

• Terrence Howard (Empire) is 50

• Johnny Knoxville is 48

• Thora Birch (Ghost World, American Beauty) is 37

• TV personality Melissa Rycroft is 36

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1897: A meteorite entered the earth’s atmosphere and exploded over New Martinsville, West Virginia. The debris caused damage but no human injuries were reported.

• 1993: Janet Reno was confirmed by the United States Senate and sworn-in the next day, becoming the first female Attorney General of the United States.

• 1997: Former Beatle Paul McCartney was knighted.

• 2002: Two columns of light soared skyward from ground zero in New York as a temporary memorial to the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks.

• 2004: Ten bombs exploded in quick succession across the commuter rail network in Madrid, Spain, killing 191 people and wounding more than 2,000 in an attack linked to al-Qaida.

• 2005: A 38-year-old truck driver in Japan was arrested for allegedly making more than 10,000 prank calls to telephone information. Instead of asking for telephone numbers, the man asked female operators incidental questions and asked them out on dates.

• 2018: Black Panther became the fifth Marvel movie to earn $1 billion worldwide.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Napping Day

• Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day

• World Plumbing Day

• Fill Our Staplers Day

• Eat Your Noodles Day

UPCOMING

• March 11: National Napping Day
• March 14: Pi Day
• March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday)
• March 19: March Madness: Men’s First Four
• March 20: First Day of Spring
• March 23: Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
• March 28: March Madness: Men’s Sweet 16 begins
• March 29: Brexit
• April 1: April Fools’ Day (Monday)
• April 6: March Madness: Men’s Final Four
• April 11: The Masters
• April 12: Coachella
• April 14: Game of Thrones final season premiere
• April 14: Palm Sunday
• April 15: Tax deadline day
• April 21: Easter
• April 22: Earth Day
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 27: Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
• July 5-6: World Wife Carrying Championship
• August 2: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

22: Times each day the average person opens a fridge.


NEWS ATTACK!

Wolves are being airlifted to an island in Lake Superior to lower the moose population. [If you gave the moose a choice, I’m pretty sure they’d rather have contraceptives.]

They announced this year’s list of inductees into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. [Congratulations Captain Marvel.]

A 116-year-old woman in Japan has been named the world’s oldest person. [But she’s still not retiring from the NFL.]

Have you seen the new Captain Marvel movie? It’s a real shout out for women’s empowerment. [Especially the part where she lifts Harvey Weinstein with one hand and drops him on top of Bill Cosby.]

The experimental SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule splashed down safely in the Atlantic Ocean. It was the first capsule splashdown in 50 years. [They stopped landing them in the ocean out of fear that the space capsule would be damaged by all the plastic in the water.]

According to a report, Elon Musk is in danger of losing his U.S. security clearance because of his public pot smoking. [However, his party permit is still good.]

Some people are upset that Paul Manafort, after being found guilty of bank fraud and cheating on taxes, was sentenced to only 48 months. [Yeah, but that’s without Netflix.]

A woman in Washington state was reunited with her dog after it spent 43 days alone in the wilderness. [He’s the same lovable dog she remembers, except for the beard.]

Fair Haven, Connecticut has elected a goat as its first pet mayor. [If he likes a proposal, he’ll sign it. If not, he’ll eat it.]

CVS is changing the music it plays when you’re on hold after a doctor complained that it was driving him mad. [Good. Finally, a doctor gets to feel what it’s like to have to wait.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

POWERBALL JACKPOT APPROACHES HALF A BILLION _ There was no winner Saturday night in the Powerball so Wednesday’s jackpot will be worth at least $448 million.

THREE QUARTERS OF US ARE DONE WITH MOVING THE CLOCKS _ Daylight Saving Time started Sunday and it could take some of you up to two weeks to find your groove again. According to a Sunday survey, 75% of us are done with moving clocks forward and backward.

TOP CHEESE _ The top cheese in the United States is a baby Swiss from Guggisberg Cheese in Ohio. So say the judges in the 2019 U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. The contest is run by Madison-based Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association and held biennially. Started in 1981, this was the 20th U.S. Championship Cheese Contest. It was a record year for entries with 2,555 coming from a record-breaking 35 states.

MAN SEEN IN VIDEO TANGLING WITH PELICAN _ Hunter Hardesty is now Internet famous — and not in a good way. The Maryland man is seen in a video that seems to show him tangling with a federally protected pelican. Hardesty posted the video to his Facebook last week with the caption, “Yeah, they bite hard.” • VIDEO

… Hardesty posted his pelican video from Key West, Florida. The clip shows Hardesty, wearing a T-shirt and shorts, leaning over the edge of a pier with what seems to be a small fish in his hand. The pelican swims over to take a look, and that’s when Hardesty jumps into the water on top of the bird. Both Hardesty and the pelican go under water for a moment. When they come back up, Hardesty is holding the bird in two hands, and you can hear men laughing off-camera. A woman’s voice orders Hardesty to get out of the water right away, or else, she says, she’ll call security. At that moment, the pelican whips its head around and bites Hardesty, who gets startled and lets the bird go.

… A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the agency is looking into whether Hardesty will face any charges.

WORLD’S OLDEST PERSON IS 116 _ A 116-year-old Japanese woman who still enjoys studying math and playing board games has been recognized as the world’s oldest person. Kane Tanaka was born on January 2, 1903, the year when the Wright brothers launched humanity’s first powered flight. Asked what moment she was the happiest in life, she replied: “Now.” Kane normally wakes up each morning at 6 and passes the afternoons by studying mathematics and practicing calligraphy.

… One of Kane’s favorite pastimes is a game of Othello and she’s become an expert at the classic board game, often beating the retirement home staff.

COOKBOOK SALES ARE COOKING _ Sales of print cookbooks are hot, with the 21 percent sales increase in 2018 compared to 2018. That’s despite the fact that recipes are widely available online, on apps, in newsletters and on the websites of restaurants and chefs.

… One of the beneficiaries of the cookbook boom are bookstores that specialize in selling cookbooks, whether new, vintage or antiquarian. A popular concept in cookbook focused bookstores is to combine book sales with author demonstrations.

That’s a specialty at Read It & Eat, a shop in a Chicago neighborhood. The bookstore, which is four years old, has long shelves of cookbooks from around the world, and a test kitchen where recipes from the cookbooks are tried out.

WHERE WE STREAM OUR FAVORITE SHOWS _ Ever take Russian Doll or Orange is the New Black into the bathroom with you? You’re not alone. The bathroom is the second most popular place we like to stream shows outside of usual settings.

… Outside of the places like the family room, the bedroom or on vacation, the most out-of-the-ordinary place to stream our favorite show is in the kitchen while cooking. After that, in order:

  • In the bath
  • On the toilet
  • At work
  • At the airport
  • In the car
  • At a bar
  • On a beach
  • In the gym
  • In a library
  • At a party
  • Someone’s wedding
  • Walking the dog
  • On ‘date night’
  • At the hair salon/barber
  • At the supermarket
  • A work meeting

A THIRD OF COUPLES SUFFER MOBILE PHONE ‘SCREEN SNUBBING’ _ According to a new survey a third of people in a relationship say they have suffered “screen snubbing” from their partners being distracted by their mobile phone use. The number is 57% for people 34 and under.

PABST BLUE RIBBON LAUNCHING A WHISKEY _ Pabst Blue Ribbon is launching its own whiskey. Pabst Blue Ribbon Whiskey will be an 80-proof “white whiskey” that is “aged five seconds.” Its label indicates a mash bill of 52 percent corn, 27 percent malted barley, 17 percent wheat, and 4 percent rye.

SHELTER IS SEEKING A ‘GUIDE HUMAN’ TO HELP DOG THAT WENT BLIND _ Staff at an animal shelter in England (Evesham) are looking for a ‘guide human’ to adopt an unlucky dog that suddenly went blind overnight. Alex, a four-year-old terrier, arrived at an animal welfare center in October and soon became a hit with rescue center staff. But a short while later they noticed Alex was walking into things. It was then confirmed that Alex had gone blind as a result of detached retinas — with vets saying his eyesight would tragically never return. Now staff members at the animal welfare center are trying to find a home for Alex and say his new owners will have to act as ‘guide humans’.

… The staff have already trained Alex for a life with blindness. For example, they’ve applied lavender oil to his harness so he’s learned to recognize when it’s near his head — and then he gets to go for a walk. They’ve also taught him to lift his paw when there’s a step in front of him so he doesn’t trip over. And because he loves to play, they got him some balls with bells inside so he can hear them and knows where they are.

PREGNANT WOMAN WHOSE LUNCH WAS STOLEN GOT THE FOOD THIEF FIRED _ If you work in an office then chances are you have had at least one food item stolen from the fridge. A pregnant woman in England had her lunch repeatedly stolen and reached out to her company’s HR department. They had cameras installed and caught the thief in the act. It turned out to be an older woman in a senior position who was up for a promotion. Except instead of getting the promotion, she was fired.

… The pregnant woman’s lunch was being prepared lovingly each day by her husband — a chef. In an attempt to stop the food thief the mom-to-be put notes on her containers: “Please stop taking my food. I am pregnant and breastfeeding and this is negatively affecting my health.

WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER SHE SHOT BOYFRIEND REENACTING MOVIE SCENE _ Missouri police have arrested a woman for murder who claimed to have fatally shot her boyfriend as they were drinking and acting out a scene from a movie they had been watching. Kalesha Peterson, a 37-year-old nurse, admitted shooting David Dalton in the head Thursday night, but claimed it was an accident. Police said that Peterson told them during an interview after the shooting that they had been drinking and watching a movie and decided to act out a scene.

… Police did not identify the movie Peterson claimed she and her boyfriend had been watching.

THE 4-DAY ICE CREAM CLEANSE _ If you’ve ever tried to lose weight you’ve probably at least considered a cleanse. Have you ever thought of an ice cream cleanse? Consult your doctor first, but know that this cleanse doesn’t mean a three-times-a-day trip through the Baskin Robbins drive-thru.

… Fans use a vegan, coconut-cream based, raw, organic, non-dairy ice cream. They eat up to five pints a day for four days straight. One fan of the ice cream cleanse says you’re “feeding your body not only the raw saturated fat from the coconuts, but living nutrients from the fruit and superfoods present in the ice cream. Raw honey used to sweeten the ice cream is a double whammy of amino acids and living enzymes, which aid digestion and reduce inflammation…”

WE’LL NEVER STOP GOING TO WORK SICK _ The workplace is a sick place to be. According to a poll, 77 percent of Americans go to work even when they are sick. 33 percent of the infectious employees blame their workload; 26 percent are afraid they’ll lose their job and 18 percent figure it’s best to save the sick days for the kids.


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN TRIED TO LIGHT NEIGHBOR’S DOOR ON FIRE BECAUSE HE SAW A GHOST _ A California man has been arrested after being caught on a doorbell camera dousing his neighbor’s front door in diesel fuel and trying to light it on fire. Video from the doorbell camera shows the neighbor emptying a large bucket holding two gallons of diesel on and around the door and attempting to light the liquid on fire, but has trouble catching a spark. When police arrested the man he said he tried to light the house on fire because he saw a ghost there.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN ARRESTED AFTER BREAKING INTO APARTMENT AND MAKING TORTILLAS _ A Phoenix man was arrested after breaking into an apartment and making some food. When the apartment’s occupants arrived home they noticed a burning smell, then saw a guy making some fresh tortillas and eating a can of soup. The women confronted the man, telling him that he could take the food and leave. Police were called and the guy was picked up a short time later.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WOMAN SHOT BOYFRIEND FOR SNORING TOO LOUDLY _ A 47-year-old Florida (Cocoa) woman was arrested on allegations that she tried to kill her boyfriend. He was taken to a local hospital, where he is in stable condition. The shooting occurred during an argument over the man’s snoring.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN PULLED OVER WITH MORE THAN $10G IN STOLEN DISNEYLAND MERCHANDISE _ Authorities caught a thief who was stealing from the “happiest place on earth.” California Highway Patrol officers said they recovered more than $10,000 worth of stolen Disneyland merchandise Friday after they pulled over a man who drove past a school bus with its red light flashing and stop sign displayed. The man was driving a Nissan when he was pulled over (in Rosamond, California). The officer discovered not only was the man driving with a suspended license, but he also had a slew of stolen merchandise and drugs on him.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BURGLAR BREAKS IN, CAN’T BREAK OUT _ A burglar broke into a pub in the UK, grabbed some money — and couldn’t get out. Police and the owner of the pub found the thief trapped inside at about 3:30 AM. The burglar moved a rooftop air conditioner and dropped through the hole into the pub. But once inside the burglar couldn’t climb back up to the roof. Burglar bars on the doors and windows kept him from getting out that way.


ON TELEVISION

THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) — New. The Blind Auditions continue.

THE BACHELOR (8p ET, ABC) — New. Part one of the season finale.

SEASON FINALE: THE PASSAGE (8p ET, FOX) — 2-hour season finale. The show has not yet been renewed for another season.

ARROW (8p ET, CW) — New.

MAN WITH A PLAN (8:30p ET, CBS) — New. Adam and Andi need a loan to fix an unexpected issue on their flip house.

MAGNUM P.I. (9p ET, CBS) — New. Magnum and Higgins help Katsumoto investigate the murder of his former mentor. Roger E. Mosley (T.C. on the original Magnum P.I.) guest stars.

BLACK LIGHTNING (9p ET, CW) — New.

JOHN & YOKO: ABOVE US ONLY SKY (9p ET, A&E) — This special tells documents the making of John Lennon’s landmark 1971 album, Imagine, and explores the creative collaboration between Lennon and Yoko Ono. It includes interviews and never-before-seen footage.

SEASON FINALE: THE GOOD DOCTOR (10p ET, ABC) — New. A barroom fight sends Dr. Murphy to seek treatment at St. Bonaventure’s. The Good Doctor has been renewed for a 3rd season.

BULL (10p ET, CBS) — Repeat

THE ENEMY WITHIN (10p ET, NBC) — New. Shepherd (Jennifer Carpenter) devises a plan to catch a U.S. ambassador who is selling classified intelligence to a Colombian cartel.

PREMIERE: PUNK (10p ET, Epix) — This 4-part series (executive produced by Iggy Pop) explores the music, the fashion, the art and the DIY attitude of Punk, with rare photos and gritty archival video. Interviews include Johnny Rotten, Henry Rollins, Marky Ramone, Debbie Harry, Flea, Dave Grohl, Jello Biafra, Legs McNeil and Danny Fields.


ENTERTAINMENT

TOP TEN MOVIES AUDIO  Captain Marvel sold $153 million in tickets in U.S. theaters over the weekend. The movie’s opening weekend was the seventh best of any in the 21-film Marvel Cinematic Universe franchise, behind the $174.1 million brought in by Iron Man 3.

… Captain marvel made $455 million around the the world. making it the largest-ever global box office debut for a female-leading film, edging out Beauty and the Beast’s $357 million debut in 2017.

… It’s also the second-largest worldwide premiere for any superhero film, behind only Avengers: Infinity War, which grossed $640.5 million.

  1. Captain Marvel, $153 million
  2. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, $14.6 million
  3. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral, $12 million
  4. The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part, $3.8 million
  5. Alita: Battle Angel, $3.2 million
  6. Green Book, $2.4 million
  7. Isn’t It Romantic, $2.4 million
  8. Fighting with My Family, $2.18 million
  9. Greta $2.16 million
  10. Apollo 11, $1.3 million

… One year ago this week the number one movie was Black Panther.
… Five years ago this week the number one movie was 300: Rise of An Empire.
… Ten years ago this week the number one movie was Watchmen.
… Twenty years ago this week the number one movie was Analyze This.

… In theaters Friday:Captive State (PG-13); Wonder Park (PG); Five Feet Apart (PG-13)

… The Wrap took the time to rank all 55 Marvel movies, including Captain Marvel.

CAPTAIN MARVEL ORIGINALLY PUNCHED A LITTLE KID _ Captain Marvel has finally arrived in theaters, and we got to see the reason our superhero punches and old woman on a commuter train. Co-directors Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck shared that the train ride was heavily inspired by the 1971 thriller The French Connection, which also features a car pursuing an elevated train. The directors were particularly inspired by the idea that Carol Danvers would step onto the train to look for her suspect, but also be well aware that because Skrulls can shape-shift, her target could be anyone. That meant they were free to simply pick from any number of options and launch a fight scene. As the film’s first trailer heavily showcased, the eventual choice was a sweet-looking old woman (played by Marilyn Brett) who smiles at Carol before Carol draws back and punches her in the face.

… Initially they thought about Captain Marvel punching and fighting a little kid. Then they decided to go with the most innocent person you could imagine, a glasses- and sweater-wearing grandma.

… Brett has had bit parts in various films, but if you’re a fan of The Office, go back to the 2006 episode titled Drug Testing to see her as the character named Linda.

JENNIFER LOPEZ AND ALEX RODRIGUEZ ARE ENGAGED _ Jennifer Lopez and Alex Roderiguez are getting hitched: They reportedly got engaged during their romantic getaway to the Bahamas. J. Lo took to her Instagram to show off her emerald cut diamond engagement ring, estimated to be worth six figure. • IMAGE

… The singer and actress has been married three times before, most recently to Marc Anthony, with whom she shares 10-year-old twins Max and Emme. She was also famously engaged to Ben Affleck. The couple, dubbed Bennifer, announced their split in January 2004 after two years together.

LEA MICHELE MARRIES ZANDY REICH _ Singer-actress Lea Michele and AYR clothing company president Zandy Reich exchanged wedding vows in Northern California Saturday night. Glee, Scream Queens and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy officiated at the service. Among the guests were Michele’s former co-stars Darren Criss, Emma Roberts, Becca Tobin and Jonathan Groff. The longtime friends, who began dating in 2017, announced their engagement in April.

CHANCE THE RAPPER MARRIES LONGTIME GIRLFRIEND KIRSTEN CORLEY _ Chance the Rapper is now Chance the Husband. The Chicago rapper tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend in Newport Beach, California, on Friday. The now newlyweds began dating back in 2016 but knew each other since their childhood. Last week, the 25-year-old took to Twitter to tell the story of the day he first laid eyes on the now Mrs. Bennett.

ANOTHER R. KELLY SEX TAPE HAS SURFACED _Weeks after he was charged with 10 counts of criminal sexual abuse, another VHS tape of R. Kelly engaging in sexual acts with underage girls has surfaced. Attorney Gloria Allred, who is also representing other R. Kelly accusers, held a press conference Sunday (March 10) with the man who found and submitted the tape, Gary Dennis. According to TMZ, Dennis said he discovered the tape while going through his own collection of VHS tapes. He said he watched it and saw a man that strongly resembles R. Kelly engaging in sexual acts with multiple teenage girls, He claims to have no connection to Kelly and has no clue as to how the tape ended up in his possession. Dennis said it looks like it was filmed in the ’90s.

… Allred has turned over the tape to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York.

BEVERLY HILLS 90210 ACTOR DIES _ Soap star and Beverly Hills, 90210 actor Jed Allan has died. He was 84. Allan was known for his starring roles as Don Craig on Days of Our Lives, C.C. Capwell on Santa Barbara as well as for playing Steve Sanders’ dad, Rush Sanders, on Beverly Hills, 90210.

… In a touching tribute to his onscreen father, 90210 star Ian Ziering shared a photo of the pair smiling together as their father-son characters. • IMAGE

NBC NEWS READIES MAY LAUNCH OF STREAMING-VIDEO SERVICE _ NBC News already pumps out stories and headlines via broadcast and cable TV. Soon it will do so on a sustained basis via streaming video. NBCUniversal plans to launch NBC News Now, a free ad-supported news service that will stream free to anyone. The service will launch at the beginning of May.

ROBERT HERJAVEC’S HOME BURGLARIZED _ Robert Herjavec might want to invest in something that reminds him to turn on his home security system, because he didn’t — and it cost him big time. The Shark Tank star’s Hollywood Hills house was burglarized. A thief or thieves hit his pad about a week ago, busting in through a window and making off with more than $100,000 worth of jewelry, cash and some other items. TMZ says Herjavec’s security alarm was not activated at the time of the break-in, so cops weren’t called to his place until he got home and discovered it. We’re told it’s unclear if this heist is connected to other burglaries in the area.

SANDRA OH TO GUEST HOST SNL _ Killing Eve star Sandra Oh will guest host Saturday Night Live on March 30.

KATEY SAGAL WOULD CONSIDER A MARRIED WITH CHILDREN REBOOT _ Actress Katey Sagal was asked if she would consider doing a Married with Children reboot and she of course said she would. There is just one major problem: scheduling. Sagal currently has a run on Showtime’s Shameless as Dr. Ingrid Jones, and will soon film a new pilot for ABC. Al Bundy’s portrayer, Ed O’Neill, has been successfully starring on ABC’s hit comedy Modern Family since 2009.


AUDIO

Find these audio files on the PRO AUDIO PAGE.

• 3-YEAR-OLD WRESTLER: A girl from Missouri got in trouble for taking down a classmate after he asked to marry her. Story

• CAPTAIN MARVEL: It was the number one movie. Three clips from the trailers.

• DROP: Yeah, he’s amazing. But he’s loud.

• DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: Why is this still a thing? From Last Week Tonight.

• DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME: A cheesy radio-edited song with bed titled Spring Forward Fall Back. Source: JustPlainFred


BITS & BREAKS

HUMANS ARE GROSS

Have you ever picked your nose in your adult life?

Yes – 89%
No – 11%

Do you ever pop your zits?

Yes – 88%
No – 12%

Have you ever skipped washing your hands after going to the bathroom at home?

Yes – 69%
No – 31%

Are you ever too tired to brush your teeth before bed?

Yes – 82%
No – 18%

Do you ever blow your nose and then inspect the contents of the tissue?

Yes – 87%
No – 13%

Have you ever eaten food that fell on the floor?

Yes – 81%
No – 19%

Do you ever pee in the shower?

Yes – 80%
No – 20%

Have you ever smelled an article of clothing to see if you could get away with wearing it again?

Yes – 88%
No – 12%

Have you ever gone more than a month without changing your bedsheets?

Yes – 69%
No – 31%

Have you ever clogged a toilet before?

Yes – 71%
No – 29%

THINGS WIVES SHOULDN’T DO WITHOUT ASKING THEIR HUSBANDS FIRST

• Throw out his ratty old T-shirts. Look at it this way, ladies: you know you’d be annoyed if he ever dared throw out your “I swear I’ll be skinny enough for these again one day” jeans.

• Plan a girls night. Husbands don’t care you’re going out, but it’s common courtesy to check in with your significant other before setting up a night out.

• Hitting up the joint account to buy something for yourself. No, you shouldn’t have to check in with the hubs every time you want to go grocery shopping. But if you have a joint account the idea is that the money will be used on things that benefit both parties. If you’re thinking of splurging on something that’s for you and you alone, do what you’d hope he’d do in the same situation.

• Plan a family vacation. Family vacations are for just that — the FAMILY. All adults involved should have a say in where you go and when.

• Invite company to the house. What if he wants to spend a nice Saturday in his PJs on the couch? Not the best time to invite your BFF and her whole family over, huh?

• Throwing a playdate. Both husband and wife deserves to weigh in on whether some strange kid will be sitting on the couch when he or she gets home from a hard day at work.

• Start an extreme diet. You don’t need his permission to get healthy but if you’re going to suddenly ban all carbs from the house, it’s best to make sure the other adult is ready to say bye-bye to bread.


FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: The average person will consume about 16,000 gallons of what in their life? (Water)

ANSWER WRONG AND WIN!

I’ll ask you a few questions… get them all wrong and you win.

• Daylight Saving Time just started. What did we do with our clocks?

• The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is underway. In what state is it held?

• Spring Break is coming. What’s a popular Spring Break destination for college students?

• What’s the color of St. Patrick’s Day?

• IMAX is a special way of watching what?


DATEBOOK: MARCH 12, 2019

BIRTHDAYS

• Barbara Feldon (Get Smart) is 86

• Liza Minnelli is 73

• James Taylor is 71

• Courtney B. Vance (Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The People vs OJ Simpson) is 59

• Aaron Eckhart (Olympus Has Fallen, The Dark Knight) is 51

• Journalist Jake Tapper is 50

• Jaimie Alexander (Blindspot) is 35

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1876: Alexander Graham Bell successfully spoke the first words on a telephone by calling for his assistant.

• 1894: Coca-Cola was sold in bottles for the first time.

• 1912: The Girl Guides (later renamed the Girl Scouts of the USA) were founded in the U.S.

• 2004: Julia Roberts was arrested for dealing crack. Not the actress. The 96-year-old North Carolina woman was busted along with a few younger relatives/cohorts for running a drug operation out of her home.

• 2008: After it was revealed that he’d been involved with a prostitute, New York Governor Elliot Spitzer announced he would resign .

• 2018: Burger King unveiled the Bacon King sandwich with two quarter pound burgers and eight slices of bacon. Nutrition critics slammed the burger’s: 1,150.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• Girl Scouts Day

• Plant a Flower Day

• Eat Your Noodles Day

UPCOMING

• March 14: Pi Day
• March 17: St. Patrick’s Day (Sunday)
• March 19: March Madness: Men’s First Four
• March 20: First Day of Spring
• March 23: Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards
• March 28: March Madness: Men’s Sweet 16 begins
• March 29: Brexit
• April 1: April Fools’ Day (Monday)
• April 6: March Madness: Men’s Final Four
• April 11: The Masters
• April 12: Coachella
• April 14: Game of Thrones final season premiere
• April 14: Palm Sunday
• April 15: Tax deadline day
• April 21: Easter
• April 22: Earth Day
• May 5: Cinco de Mayo
• May 27: Cooper’s Hill Cheese Rolling
• July 5-6: World Wife Carrying Championship
• August 2: Sturgis Motorcycle Rally begins