Today is Thursday December 5, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS: Scientists at MIT have created the world's HARDEST TONGUE TWISTER, based on the phonic combinations that cause people the most difficulty. And the result is . . . "Pad kid poured curd pulled cod." Try saying it 10 times fast.
HIGHLIGHTS: A new study has figured out the top cell phone apps people use the most. The top five are: Facebook, Twitter, Candy Crush Saga, Instagram, and YouTube.
FULL STORY: You probably have something like 100 apps on your phone . . . but only use a few of them regularly. But sure, ONE DAY you'll get around to all of them.
A new study figured out the top 10 apps people actually USE the most. Facebook was the most used app by FAR . . . people use it four times more than the next closest app, which is Twitter. Here's the full list . . .
3. Candy Crush Saga.
8. Angry Birds.
9. Chrome web browser.
HIGHLIGHTS: "Rolling Stone" has put out a list of The 20 Best TV Moments of the Year . . . and perhaps not surprisingly, the infamous "Red Wedding" episode of "Game of Thrones" is #1. The series finale of "Breaking Bad" followed at #2.
HIGHLIGHTS: A high school football team in Marine City, Michigan won the Division 4 state championship on Friday . . . with a FEMALE kicker. Junior Olivia Viney kicked seven extra points in the game, and became the first girl ever to score points in a championship football game in Michigan. She also set a school record by making 61 out of 65 extra points on the season.
HIGHLIGHTS: Taste of Country has put out a list of The Top 10 Albums of 2013 . . . and "Set You Free" by GARY ALLAN is in the top spot. THE BAND PERRY'S "Pioneer" was #2, and KACEY MUSGRAVES'"Same Trailer, Different Park" is #3.
FULL STORY: GARY ALLAN'S"Set You Free" has been named the #1 album of the year by TasteofCountry.com. He's followed on their list of the Top 10 albums of 2013 by THE BAND PERRY'Ssecond album "Pioneer". Here's the Top 10:
1. "Set You Free", Gary Allan
2. "Pioneer", The Band Perry
3. "Same Trailer, Different Park", Kacey Musgraves
4. "Like a Rose", Ashley Monroe
5. "Based on a True Story . . .", Blake Shelton
6. "Rubberband", Charlie Worsham
7. "Two Lanes of Freedom", Tim McGraw
8. "Fuse", Keith Urban
9. "Golden", Lady Antebellum
10. "Spitfire", LeAnn Rimes
Have a great day and stay warm!
Today is Wednesday December 4, 2013
HIGHLIGHTS: According to Walmart, their top selling item on Black Friday was . . . towels. They offered one bath towel or a pack of six washcloths for $1.74, and sold 2.8 million. They also sold two million TVs.
HIGHLIGHTS: There's a new web app called Hate With Friends, where you go through your Facebook friends and pick the ones you secretly HATE. Then, if that person uses Hate With Friends and also picks YOU, you get an alert that your hatred is mutual.
HIGHLIGHTS: According to BabyCenter.com, the top name for boys this year was Jackson, followed by Aiden, Liam, Lucas, and Noah. The top name for girls was Sophia for the fourth year in a row, followed by Emma, Olivia, Isabella, and Mia.
HIGHLIGHTS: A little kid lost his wallet at Walmart recently, but got it back in the mail along with a letter . . . from SANTA. It said, quote, "While I was making sure you and other girls and boys were being good at Walmart, I found your wallet and thought you would like it back." And the person who posted the letter online wants OTHER people to carry out a random act of kindness this year.
HIGHLIGHTS: GARTH BROOKS announced he's returning to Wynn Las Vegas . . . and this time he's bringing his full band. He's doing two shows a night on January 3rd and 4th. He also left the door open for a future a tour, saying, quote, "Will there be something else down the road? Who knows! I'm just going to enjoy getting to turn it up in Las Vegas and play with the band again."
HIGHLIGHTS: KIP MOORE will be ringing in the New Year on a surfboard in Hawaii. He says, quote, "I'll go to Maui the day after Christmas. I'll go surf for two weeks. It's the only thing that makes me cut my brain off. It's a spiritual thing."
Have a great day!
Today is Tuesday December 3, 2013
Things That Will Cost Less After the Holidays
HIGHLIGHTS: There are a lot of things you can actually buy CHEAPER once the holidays are over . . . including big-screen TVs, furniture, skis, bicycles, cars, cruises, luggage, jewelry, linens, perfume, suits, and tickets to Broadway shows.
HIGHLIGHTS: BARBARA WALTERS has revealed nine of the 10 names on her annual "Most Fascinating People of the Year" list. They include: Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and the stars of "Duck Dynasty".
HIGHLIGHTS: A new study has found your husband or wife really DOES have selective hearing. In the study, researchers found men were more likely to remember parts of conversations that featured stereotypically "male" words, like football . . . and forgot the other parts. Women remembered parts with stereotypically "female" words, like shopping . . . and forgot the other parts.
MIRANDA LAMBERT gifted DIERKS BENTLEY with a Polaris Ranger ATV utility vehicle after they wrapped this year's Locked and Reloaded tour.
Well, last week Dierks collided with a small tree and got it stuck with its front wheels dangling a few feet in midair. He Tweeted a photo and wrote, "End of tour present from Miranda just arrived. I immediately proceeded to hang it up in a tree."
ERIC CHURCH may be a famous country star, but he still identifies with people who don't feel like they belong.
He tells "Rolling Stone", quote, "I certainly have a place in my heart for anybody who is different, anybody who is doing things that other people aren't doing. I've been that person."
Eric put some of that emotion in his song "The Outsiders", which he describes as being, quote, "for a 13 or 14-year-old kid who doesn't quite have it all together yet, and he's the outcast."
Have a great day!