PRO February 18, 2016


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This is day 49 of 2016. There are 317 days remaining.


• Yoko Ono is 83

• Dennis DeYoung (Styx) is 69

• Cybill Shepherd is 66

• Juice Newton is 64

• John Travolta is 62

• Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) is 59

• Matt Dillon (Crash) is 52

• Dr. Dre is 51

• Molly Ringwald (The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink) is 48

• Jillian Michaels is 42


• 1929: The first Academy Awards were announced.

• 1930: While studying photographs taken in January, Clyde Tombaugh discovered Pluto.

• 2001: Dale Earnhardt was killed in a crash during the final lap of the Daytona 500, which was won by Michael Waltrip, driving in a car that Earnhardt owned. His son, Dale Earnhardt, Jr. finished second.

• 2006: American Shani Davis won the men’s 1,000-meter speedskating in Turin, becoming the first black athlete to win an individual gold medal in Winter Olympic history.


• Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day

• The Great American Spit Out

• National Drink Wine Day

• Pluto  Day (discovered today by Clyde Tombaugh)


• February 21: Daytona 500

• March 13: Daylight Saving Time begins (move clocks forward)

• March 15: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins

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770,000: Pounds of cigarette butts cleared off Paris streets every year.


The latest figures show that in America more and more grandparents are raising kids. [Which explains the comeback of the Laverne and Shirley lunchbox.]

Police in West Palm Beach, Florida arrested a fake doctor. He was an 18-year-old who had opened his own medical office. [People began getting suspicious after they learned that he didn’t play golf, didn’t chase nurses, and didn’t keep his patients waiting.]

A major highway was shut down in Colorado due to a massive rock slide. [It began when Vanessa Hudgens and her boyfriend were carving their names into the rocks.]

Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein is making a gift of $18.5 million to fix up the Lincoln Memorial. [What?! That money could go toward helping Kanye.]

Billionaire philanthropist David Rubenstein is making a gift of $18.5 million to fix up the Lincoln Memorial. [Wouldn’t it be easier, not to mention cheaper just to Photoshop it?]

Iraqi authorities are on the hunt for some highly dangerous radioactive material that was stolen. [They think that it was an inside job. How else would the thief know that the extra key was kept securely under the welcome mat?]

A family in Massapequa Park, New York is looking for donations of snow to keep their snowman around till spring. [Hey Mark Zuckerberg, now there’s an idea worth $1 billion.]

At a Bloomingdale’s in Philadelphia nine thieves wearing ski masks stole dozens of pairs of expensive jeans. [I can never seem to steal a pair of jeans that fit.]

The pope was visibly aggravated, and scolded the crowd after they pulled on his garment so hard that he almost fell. [Now you know why Jesus never went anywhere without 12 bodyguards.]


TINDER USER SCAMS THOUSANDS FROM WOMEN _ A 35-year-old man named Brandon Kiehm was charged with using the dating app Tinder to defraud two kind-hearted women out of $26,000. Kiehm — using a fake name — met the first alleged victim on the dating app in July and told her he worked for Goldman Sachs. He allegedly went on to borrow $14,000 from her over the next three months, at one point claiming he lost his wallet and needed money to pay for his sister’s cancer treatment. He eventually gave the woman two checks worth $30,000 to repay her, but authorities say both checks bounced.

… Kiehm allegedly pulled a similar trick with a second woman in October, telling her he was robbed and needed cash to pay for his mother’s cancer treatment. She gave him $12,000, and authorities say he attempted to repay her with $10,000 in bad checks. Kiehm’s mother says neither she nor her daughter have ever had cancer. One of Kiehm’s alleged victims, however, is a cancer survivor.

ISLAND IN CANADA ACCEPTING AMERICANS IF TRUMP IS ELECTED _ So Donald Trump won the New Hampshire primary, and now people are considering: WHAT IF HE ACTUALLY BECOMES PRESIDENT? Should that happen and you no longer want to be an American, there’s a place in Canada that would welcome you with open arms. Cape Breton Island is on the northern tip of Nova Scotia, waiting for you to move there. It’s even got a website called The island boasts a carbon neutral university, a hockey tournament, and a bunch of other fun stuff.

… The site is actually a joke project from Cape Breton resident Rob Calabrese. But he told Canada’s CTV News that he does hope people do appreciate the CB lifestyle: “There are millions of people on this continent who, if they knew about the lifestyle here on Cape Breton they would think, ‘This is for me.'” And he definitely wasn’t kidding about being anti-Trump: “I know I wouldn’t want to live in a country where he’s leader.” • LINK

CARROT CAKE HERSHEY’S KISSES _ As is usually the case with any re-imagining of classic candies, the announcement that Hershey’s Kisses will be going carrot cake has sparked a mixture of amusement and outrage across the Internet. The new flavor will be arriving just in time to land in the Easter baskets of lucky — or unlucky — American children. A Hershey’s spokesperson says the new product is meant to reflect the upcoming season: “Easter season, you think about carrots, you think about bunnies. There is nothing more symbolic than carrot cake.”

7 IN 10 AMERICANS BELIEVE INCIVILITY HAS HIT CRISIS LEVELS _ A new survey reveals civility in America continues to disintegrate and rude behavior is becoming the “new normal.” Today 70% of Americans to believe that incivility has reached crisis proportions. Americans say they encounter incivility more than twice a day, on average.

… Americans say online incivility is happening nearly nine times in an average week.

SPRING IS THE FAVORITE SEASON _ If winter’s got you down, hang in there — we’re about a month away from the start of spring. A survey finds that one-third (33%) of American Adults see that as a good thing since spring is their favorite season. Almost as many (29%) will be happiest in a few months when their favorite season, summer, starts. Twenty-seven percent (27%) like fall the best, but just six percent (6%) prefer the colder months of winter.

CAFFEINATED TOOTHPASTE _ No time for coffee in the morning? Don’t want to stain your teeth but still want a pick-me-up? Power Toothpaste calls itself “the world’s first caffeine-infused toothpaste that gives you a rush while you brush.” A tube comes with enough toothpaste for up to 90 brushes. Unlike coffee, which takes 30-45 minutes to fully absorb into your system, Power Toothpaste takes effect almost immediately. • LINK

GIRLFRIEND FINDS UNSUBTLE WAY OF KEEPING WOMEN AWAY _ A girlfriend who didn’t want any other ladies coming too close to her man has found a very novel way to keep them at bay. In a photograph she shared online, the lucky guy can be seen wearing a T-shirt with not one but THREE images of his girlfriend’s face on it. Just in case any admirers missed her massive eyes staring at them, she’s also very kindly printed a message on the bottom of the shirt, which reads: “If you are reading this, you are too close. I have a girlfriend.” • LINK

… Last year an overprotective father warned off potential suitors of his young daughter by making her wear a T-shirt featuring a picture of his muscle-bound body and the message: “Stay clear boys, this is my dad!”

THINGS SCIENTISTS SAY ARE BETTER WHEN YOU’RE THICK _ Thick women have been getting more press than ever. Women like Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose and Danielle Brooks have been helping change the world’s definition of beauty. And thick women may also be changing the world’s definition of what’s healthy. If you’re thick and proud, there may be even more reason for you to celebrate loving your shape. Once upon a time, thin was thought to be better when it comes to health. But recent studies have shown that those assumptions might not be right. Some research from scientists has shown that there are quite a few wellness benefits when it comes to being thick. From having better sex to living longer than average, thick women enjoy a lot of advantages — if they are healthy. And now many physicians are recommending that we all focus more on eating right and exercising, and less about the numbers that show up when we get on the scale.

FACEBOOK ADMIN FACES JAIL FOR INFIDELITY COMMENTS _ Egypt’s top prosecutor has ordered the arrest of a Facebook page administrator whose assertion on a popular TV talk show that a third of married women in the conservative country are unfaithful caused a social media uproar. The public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant Taymour el-Sobky, accusing him of slandering Egyptian women and damaging their honor. His remarks were aired in December but didn’t generate controversy until a clip was posted on social media this week.

… Sobky wrote on his Facebook page, called Diaries of a Suffering Husband: “Thirty percent of Egyptian women are ready for immorality, they just can’t find someone to encourage them.” The page has over 1 million followers.

… An Egyptian legal Legal expert says Sobky could be jailed for up to three years if convicted.

ZOO EMPLOYEES DISCIPLINED FOR GIVING OTTER PANTS _ Two Calgary Zoo employees have been disciplined for giving an otter a pair of pants, leading to its death. The pants were given to Logan the otter as an “unauthorized enrichment item.” The otter became tangled in the clothing and then drowned. A zoo official called the pants incident “unacceptable … Our animal care protocols are among the most stringent in the industry and must be followed. We will be reinforcing our protocols with every member of our animal care staff to prevent an incident like this from ever happening again.”

DOLPHIN DIES BECAUSE STUPID HUMANS WANTS SELFIES _A young dolphin died of suspected dehydration after being paraded around like a trophy and stroked by a crowd of sunbathers who then abandoned it on the sand. The group of people huddled around the mammal taking selfies after it was found on the Argentine beach. Instead of returning the small dolphin to the water, beach goers snapped photos of it and handed it around. The last tragic images show the body, abandoned on the sand, as people continue to take pictures.

… The episode has caused the Wildlife Foundation in Argentina to offer a public reminder about the vulnerable species, which only present off the coast of Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil.

POWERBALL WINNERS KEPT SECRET FROM THEIR CHILDREN _ Powerball winners David Kaltschmidt and Maureen Smith kept everyone in the dark about their life altering win, even their children. The couple, who married in 1980, is originally from Long Island, New York. Smith bought the golden ticket at a Publix supermarket in Melbourne, Florida, using numbers she’d “played for years”. They decided to take the $327 million lump sum before taxes.

… Smith’s a homemaker; Kaltschmidt is retiring from his mechanical engineer job and buying a new truck because his is falling apart. Smith still hasn’t worked out her first splurge, though she does want a massage.

… They are sharing the jackpot with winners in California and Tennessee. The final mystery winner in California has yet to come forward.

FAMILY SEEKS SNOW DONATIONS TO HELP FROSTY LAST UNTIL SPRING _ A suburban New York family is seeking snow donations to help its 14-foot snowman last until spring. Members of the Fregoe family of Massapequa Park, New York, wrapped their snowman tightly in plastic before heavy rain hit Monday. Then 51-year-old Mike Fregoe climbed a ladder and planted a beach umbrella on its head. Fregoe says the snowman survived the rain but is looking “a little thinner.” • LINK

… The Fregoes crowdsourced their snowman last year by soliciting contributions of snow through Facebook. Fregoe says donated snow helped keep the snowman standing until April 20. The family plans to rely on snow donations this year as well. Fregoe says so many people enjoy the snowman that “it makes it worthwhile.”


WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HANGRY WOMAN BIT WENDY’S WORKER _ A Wendy’s manager in Virginia (Latanya Nelson) said 25-year-old Lovely Robinson was the angriest customer she had ever personally served. The manager said Robinson stormed into the lobby after changing her order from two spicy chicken sandwiches.The manager said Robinson “came in cursing and said, ‘I’ll come across the counter.'” When the manager said, “OK,” Robinson jumped over — and the fight was on. The manager got Robinson to the ground, but Robinson bit back — literally — when she clamped down on the manager’s leg. The attack left a large bite mark above the manager’s left knee. Police were called and Robinson was charged with malicious wounding, intentionally damaging property, preventing law enforcement from making an arrest and trespassing.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TRACKS IN THE SNOW _ Police arrested two guys in Michigan who left tracks in the snow. After responding to an alarm, officers noticed shattered glass at a party store — and a strange set of tracks in the snow. They followed the tracks to a nearby home and made some arrests. The tracks were made by a shopping cart from the store.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: INMATES RIGGED PHONES _ A prison director in China is out of a job after it was discovered that inmates had rigged Internet and air conditioning in their cells. The Internet and AC were being used in a half-dozen cells and went unnoticed for several months.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: BUTT DIAL HAPPENS TO CHEATING MAN _ The definition of “butt dial” is to accidentally re-dial a number on your cell phone by pressing the ‘Send’ button by sitting on your phone. The definition of “butt dial” to a man in Switzerland will likely mean divorce after he accidentally dialed his wife while making love to another woman in the back seat of a car.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TO SHORT TO ESCAPE _ In Germany a guy broke into a pharmacy by climbing through a skylight. But when he was ready to pack up his loot and leave he noticed that he was too short to reach the skylight so he couldn’t go back out the way he came in. He tried the doors and windows, but they were all locked. So he had no choice but to call police for help. They were more than glad to come by and free him.



AMERICAN IDOL (8p ET, FOX) — Former Idol’s Constantine Maroulis, Chris Daughtry, Kellie Pickler, Jordin Sparks, David Cook and Haley Reinhart return to perform duets with the second group of semi-finalists before the judges reveal who is moving on.

GREY’S ANATOMY (8p ET, ABC) — Bill Smatrovich (The Last Ship, Ted) guest stars in this new episode.



LIFE IN PIECES (8:30p ET, CBS) — New

SCANDAL (9p ET, ABC) — New


MOM (9p ET, CBS) — Rhea Perlman (Cheers) guest stars in this new episode.

THE 100 (9p ET, CW) — New

TOP CHEF (9p ET, Bravo) — The chefs cook for rapper MC Hammer in this new edition.

PROJECT RUNWAY ALL STARS (9p ET, Lifetime) — In this new edition, a wind machine on the runway challenges the designers to create looks that showcase movement.

2 BROKE GIRLS (9:30p ET, CBS) — 2 Broke Girls moves to a new night and time with this new episode.



ELEMENTARY (10p ET, CBS) — Richard Kind (Spin City) guest stars in this new episode.

SEASON PREMIERE: VIKINGS (10p ET, History) — Vikings returns for a fourth season tonight. Joining the cast this season is Peter Franzén (The Gunman) as King Harold Finehair.

LIP SYNC BATTLE (10p ET, Spike TV) — In this new edition, comedian Gabriel Iglesias faces off against retired mixed martial artist Randy Couture.


ACADEMY SUES OVER $200,000 SO-CALLED OSCAR GIFT BAGS _ A “Vampire Breast Lift.” A laser skin-tightening procedure. A 10-day first-class trip to Israel. Those are a few of the services included in the $200,000 gift bags that one marketing firm has promised for celebrities attending the Oscars ceremony on February 28. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which hands out the awards, wants the public to know that it hasn’t approved any of those items. In a federal lawsuit filed this week the organization accused Distinctive Assets of promoting the gift bags as official Oscars swag.

… Gift bags have been a persistent headache over the years for the Academy, which stopped giving gift baskets to presenters and performers in 2007 after the practice came under closer scrutiny by U.S. tax authorities. Celebrities who receive gifts and free vacations at awards shows are expected to declare them as income and pay the appropriate taxes.

DAKOTA JOHNSON HAD A BUTT DOUBLE WHILE FILMING FIFTY SHADES OF GREY _ One of Dakota Johnson’s tattoos turned out to be a big pain in the butt while filming Fifty Shades of Grey. Because of the ink on her backside, the film’s cinematographer decided to cast a “butt double” for the 26-year-old actress. Johnson says, “I went through a phase where I loved tattoos, and I loved the feeling of getting tattooed. But now I’ve outgrown them mostly, and [because] I always have to cover them for jobs, God, they’re annoying!”

… Johnson and the rest of the cast began filming the film’s sequel, Fifty Shades Darker, this week.

KRISTEN BELL JOINS INSTAGRAM _ Kristen Bell is on Instagram. The actress made her debut on the social media site Wednesday, posting a pic of her and husband Dax Shepard sharing a smooch. She captioned the photo with: “I don’t know how to use Instagram but I do like this picture.” • LINK

RON HOWARD EYES ROBERT DOWNEY JR. PINOCCHIO MOVIE _ In development for some time, the live action Pinocchio movie appears to have found a new director: Ron Howard. Howard will take on the classic tale with Robert Downey Jr. set to play the part of Pinocchio’s creator, Geppetto.

HOUGH NOT RETURNING AS DWTS JUDGE AS LEN GOODMAN RETURNS _ Things are shaking up on the Dancing with the Stars judges’ panel. Julianne Hough — who served as a judge on seasons 19, 20 and 21 — will not be returning to the panel for the next season of the reality dance competition. Instead, judges Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tolioni will once again be joined by Len Goodman, who took last season off because of other filming commitments.

MEGAN FOX AND DAMON WAYANS JR.? _ OK! claims Megan Fox and Damon Wayans Jr. are hooking up. A rep for Fox says not only aren’t the two “hooking up,” but the actress and Wayans have “never even met.”

SANDRA BULLOCK’S BOYFRIEND BRYAN RANDALL WANTS MORE CHILDREN _ Sandra Bullock and boyfriend Bryan Randall are serious. According to Us Weekly, Randall is giving Sandra a hand in raising her children Louis, 6, and newly adopted daughter Laila, 3. That said, the actress’ beau is interested in having more children with the star. According to a source close to the situation, Bryan “has taken on the role of raising the two kids with Sandra. He’s talking about wanting more children.” Bryan is a doting pseudo parent, with sources saying that he’s a “child whisperer.”

HAVE DEADPOOL HOST SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE _ A petition has been launched to get Deadpool to host Saturday Night Live. Not Ryan Reynolds — Deadpool. OK, so Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool.

… The petition reads: “How would this not be hilarious having Deadpool in sketches, breaking the 4th wall, and inserting some of his brand of humor (obviously toned down a bit for network television)!?!?! I have not watched a full episode of SNL in years because I just haven’t been able to stomach an entire episode, but having Deadpool host, star, and be all over the episode would get the DVR set so I can watch it again and again!!! Not to mention, depending on the musical guest, how awesome would it be to have some Deadpool interpretive dancing while the musical guest was playing? There’s unlimited possibilities!!!” • LINK

GRAMMY PRODUCER DEFENDS NATALIE COLE TRIBUTE _ Natalie Cole’s family is still reacting to the lack of a personal tribute the late singer received at the Grammy Awards.  Despite the outrage from Cole’s family, friends and fans, the producers have decided to stand by their choice to honor Natalie in the way that they did. Producer Ken Ehrlich said, “Frankly, I think it was appropriate.” He went on to call it “touching and emotional.” As for the family’s reaction to the tribute, Ehrlich said he was shocked about their response: “For the record, there was an email exchange, and I told [Natalie’s sister] what we were doing, and she seemed to be very happy with it.”

… Of using the clip of her singing Unforgettable instead of the originally slated Miss You Like Crazy, he said, “I saw the last 45 seconds of that number, where her father (Nat King Cole, on the big screen) throws her a kiss, she throws him a kiss, and then she turns to the audience and throws everybody a kiss — that just was so touching and so emotional to me that that felt like it had to be the end of the whole In Memoriam segment. I hadn’t looked at that clip in several years, but when I saw it again, I knew it was right.”

GUARDIANS OF GALAXY 2 ADDS KURT RUSSELL, STARTS FILMING _ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 has started shooting. And director James Gunn has announced some of the new cast members, including Kurt Russell. Gunn wrote on Facebook: “My favorite movie as a small child was The Strongest Man in the World, so I’m glad to announce that, yes, Kurt Russell has joined our cast and, yes, he is more awesome a dude than I ever could have imagined.

SONS OF ANARCHY PREQUEL WITH BRAD PITT? _ There’s a chance you might get to see Brad Pitt on Sons Of Anarchy one day. Rumors have been swirling surrounding a Sons Of Anarchy prequel for the past year or two after the show took on something of a cult following. Charlie Hunnum, who played the lead character Jax Teller, told that he had heard about the idea of a prequel and that Brad Pitt’s name was being mentioned a lot.

… The show’s creator has already revealed some of the outline for the series. Tentatively called The First 9, the show will be set in the Vietnam era and be about how John Teller and Piney met, became friends, and started the club.

… Would Pitt really agree to an FX show? Probably not, but fans of Sons seem to like the idea.

TOP TV SHOWS _ Week of February 8-14

  1. NCIS, CBS, 16.94 million
  2. The Big Bang Theory, CBS, 16.25 million
  3. The Walking Dead, AMC, 13.74 million
  4. Campaign ’16 Republican Debate, CBS, 13.44 million
  5. NCIS: New Orleans, CBS, 12.59 million
  6. Scorpion, CBS, 11.36 million
  7. Blue Bloods, CBS, 10.92 million
  8. 60 Minutes, CBS, 10.42 million
  9. Madam Secretary, CBS, 10.61 million
  10. NCIS: Los Angeles, CBS, 9.76 million
  11. Life in Pieces, CBS, 9.35 million
  12. American Idol (Wednesday), Fox, 9.16 million
  13. Criminal Minds, CBS, 8.97 million
  14. American Idol (Thursday), Fox, 8.96 million
  15. Hawaii Five-O, CBS, 8.88 million
  16. The Bachelor, ABC, 8.63 million
  17. The X-Files, Fox, 8.31 million
  18. Grey’s Anatomy, ABC, 8.282 million
  19. Chicago PD, NBC, 8.278 million
  20. Chicago Fire, NBC, 8.14 million


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• Ryan Reynolds crashes Eddie the Eagle press interviews with Hugh Jackman. – 3 cuts

• PHONER: What did your dog eat? – 5 real calls

• PRESIDENTIAL RACE: Presidential campaign ad clip montage.

• 2016 CAMPAIGN: Cute kids say who they want to see as President.



This will come as a shock, but men and women have different opinions of who is the better driver in winter weather.

• 68 percent of men believe that they are the better driver than the woman in their life. On the other hand, 49 percent of women think they are as equally skilled at driving as their male counterparts and more than one in four women say they are better drivers than their significant others.

• Only 5 percent of men admitted to being worse drivers than their significant others; 25 percent of women said their significant others were better drivers.

• Men and women overwhelmingly agreed that icy roads and pouring rain are the two most difficult weather conditions for driving. Interestingly, only 7 percent of drivers identified heavy snow as the most difficult weather for driving. Even smaller percentages mentioned sleet and strong winds.


The average kid is making $35 a week in allowance. Good Housekeeping did a survey on allowance…

Do your kids receive an allowance (money for which they don’t have to work) or do they get paid (for chores, good grades, etc)?

  • My kids receive an allowance – 20.6%
  • My kids get paid for doing chores, getting good grades, staying out of trouble, or some similar obligation – 25.4%
  • My kids get both an allowance and extra money for doing chores or getting good grades – 9.5%

If you do pay your child to fulfill certain obligations, what are those duties? (Check all that apply)

  • Doing chores around the house – 82.6%
  • Getting good grades – 47.8%
  • Some other obligation – 17.4%

Which of these best describes the way your family uses allowances for children?(Check all that apply)

  • Yes, it’s theirs to spend however they like – 28.6%
  • Basically, yes, but I can veto things I think are inappropriate – 57.1%
  • No, they have to put a certain percentage into savings – 28.6%
  • No, they have to donate a certain amount to charity – 4.8%
  • No, they have the following restrictions – 9.5%

FB icon How does allowance work in your home? Do the kids have to work for their money? Can they spend it on anything?


TRIVIA: Six percent of an average telephone call is made up of what? (Silence.)

TRIVIA: The average person will spend 9,100 hours of their life doing this. (Commuting to and from work)


“Woman Jailed for Not Returning (Blank)”

A South Carolina woman, attempting to report a crime to police, was jailed for a 11-year-old crime. The woman was locked up for not having returned a VHS copy of the Jennifer Lopez movie Monster-In-Law. She’d rented but never returned it in 2005.


How not to use an escalator.


Cat selfie.

Source: unknown


This is day 50 of 2016. There are 316 days remaining.


• Smokey Robinson is 76

• Jeff Daniels is 61

• Leslie David Baker (Stanley on The Office) is 58

• NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is 57

• Prince Andrew, Duke of York, is 56

• Seal is 53

• Justine Bateman is 50

• Benicio Del Toro is 49

• Bellamy Young (Scandal) is 46

• Haylie Duff is 31


• 1982: Ozzy Osbourne was arrested for urinating on The Alamo.

• 1986: The Soviet Union launched the Mir space station.

• 2006: The Rolling Stones made the largest show open to the public of the world in Copacabana beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. 1.3 million people went to the show.

• 2008: Toshiba announced the end of HD-DVD, ending the format war between it and Sony’s Blu-Ray Disc.


• Best Friends Day

• Chocolate Mint Day


• February 21: Daytona 500

• March 13: Daylight Saving Time begins (move clocks forward)

• March 15: NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament begins

More holidays



• Sidney Poitier is 89. Sandy Duncan is 70. J. Geils of The J. Geils Band is 70. Country singer Kathie Baillie of Baillie and the Boys is 65. French Stewart is 52. Cindy Crawford is 50. Andrew Shue is 49. Lili Taylor is 49. Brian Littrell of the Backstreet Boys is 41. Trevor Noah (The Daily Show) is 32. Rihanna is 28.

• Love Your Pet Day. Hoodie Hoo Day. Cherry Pie Day. Muffin Day.


• Tyne Daly is 70. Anthony Daniels (C3P0 in Star Wars films) is 70. William Petersen (CSI) is 63. Kelsey Grammer is 61. Country singer Mary Chapin Carpenter is 58. William Baldwin is 53. Country singer Eric Heatherly is 46. Tituss Burgess is 37. Jennifer Love Hewitt is 37. Charlotte Church is 30. Ashley Greene is 29. Ellen Page is 29. Corbin Bleu is 27. Sophie Turner is 20

• Daytona 500. Sticky Bun Day. Biscuits and Gravy Day.