Oil got onto the track in the second round of the French Grand Prix of Moto3 . . . causing at least twenty motorcycles to spin out and crash. It's not clear if anyone was seriously injured but each rider does get up and move around. Let's go to the video!
Not only is Slash a beast on guitar, he's an lover of animals. The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association put on their annual Beastly Ball on Saturday night and look who joined Slash on stage for a good ol GNR jam. Tenacious D's own, Jack Black. Watch as they go into Beast Mode!
For people who prefer their steak well-done, there's nothing quite as gross as seeing the blood drip out of a rare steak. But good news, that pink liquid isn't actually blood. Fox reports the liquid present in the meat packaging, and the stuff that trickles out after the meat is cooked is actually myoglobin, a protein that's only found in muscle tissue. Myoglobin carries oxygen through the muscle and contains a red pigment, which is why muscle tissue is red. As a steak is cooked, the myoglobin darkens, which is why the more "well-done" the meat is, the more grey it looks. Interestingly, commercial meat packers sometimes treat raw steaks with carbon monoxide to "lock" in the myoglobin and keep it looking a nice, fresh red color. (Fox)
It may have been one of the weirdest shows of the 90s, but man did it have me glued to the TV every week! Twin Peaks returns to the small screen this Sunday on Showtime. Here's a little primer for my fellow Twin Peaks fans.
Aerosmith kicked off its eagerly anticipated "Aero-Vederci Baby!" tour in Tel Aviv, Israel on Wednesday (May 17th), marking the group's first return gig to the Holy Land in over two decades. Ultimate Classic Rock reported a 50,000-strong crowd greeted the Boston bad boys for their gig at at Park HaYarkon, with Aerosmith thrilling fans with such deep cuts as a cover of the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac classic "Oh Well," along with playing 1987's "Hangman Jury" for the first time in six years. Other notables included "Seasons Of Wither" from 1974's Get Your Wings, and the opener "Let The Music Do The Talking." Although it's been tossed about that this is the ramp up for Aerosmith's final tour, no end date has been announced.
When you think of funerals you likely don't think of outer space, but maybe you should. Startup Elysium Space will soon be launching people's ashes into outer space. The pioneering memorial spaceflight company announced that its Elysium Star II craft will be on-board a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket. The startup is comprised mostly of former ex-NASA personnel and so-called "funeral experts." Once customers are registered, they receive a kit with a capsule for their loved one's ashes. This is then shipped to Elysium Space, at which point the capsule is placed inside of the spacecraft. After launch, the capsule containing the ashes will orbit the Earth for two years. Elysium Space also plans to release a companion app that allows customers to track the spacecraft as it orbits the planet. As part of this descending orbit, the capsule will eventually incinerate upon reentry, allowing your loved one to go out in a literal flaming ball of glory. There are currently 100 bookings for the initial Elysium Star II mission and the total cost to send a single capsule of ashes to space will be just shy of $2,500. (Fox)
Well this is certainly one way to fight the fight for gender equality. I'm not sure it's the SEXIEST way, but it's definitely a NOTICEABLE way.
According to a new study, only 77% of women under 24 now shave their ARMPITS. Just four years ago, 95% of women shaved 'em. And the percentage of women who shave their legs has dropped from 92% in 2013 to 85% now.
The main reason apparently ISN'T to send a message about society's beauty standards, though. A beauty industry expert says it's a response to women realizing a lot of shaving and hair removal products are bad for their skin.
We don't know this guy's name, but he's our "Badass of the Day."
A bunch of people at a Walmart in central Minnesota freaked out on Tuesday when a deer wandered in and started running around the store. (It happened in Wadena, about 150 miles northwest of Minneapolis.)
Luckily no one was hurt though, because a guy who looks like he's in his early 40's TOOK CHARGE . . . managed to wrestle the deer to the ground . . . and put it in an MMA-style HEADLOCK.
Someone posted a photo on Facebook where they're both lying on a big bag of dog food in the middle of the store.
If you're an MMA fan, he basically put it in a rear naked chokehold, with his legs wrapped around its body so it couldn't get up.
If you're a DEER fan, don't worry. They let it go outside, and it ran off.
Netflix bingeing could soon cost you. Netflix is quietly testing charging customers more when they sign up for the service on the weekend. Folks in Australia unfortunately were subjected to this test. The Australian claims Netflix is running a test that saw customers pay up to 20 percent more if they signed up on Saturday or Sunday. Netflix made it clear to Mashable that, despite the report, it is not testing weekend-only pricing, no one has been charged an extra fee and that no announcement has been made — it was simply a user test on the service and it was a coincidence that it occurred on the weekend. (Mashable).
Not sure if you've been seeing the very viral videos featuring Puddles the Clown, born Mark Geier from Atlanta, Ga...killing it with great performances of Queen and David Bowie, Cheap Trick, etc... My favorite is the mashup of Pinball Wizard with Johnny Cash's Folsom Prison Blues. Let's go to the video!
If you thought some recent fashion trends were racy, you've seen nothing yet. Women have been taking to clubs and bars wearing nothing but a few strips of duct tape strategically placed over their nipples and intimate areas. The daring new fashion trend was spearheaded by Joel Alvarez, a designer from Miami, who launched an 'artistic' venture called the Black Tape Project. Joel describes his brainchild as an 'exclusive fashion experiment' - and it's certainly catching on. The Black Tape Project has over 200,000 followers on Instagram and women are descending on clubs and bars wearing nothing but tape. (Daily Mail)
If you're a drinker, you've probably had this debate before. Does getting drunk actually CHANGE your personality, or just exaggerate it? Here's some fresh science on the topic . . .
Researchers at the University of Missouri-St. Louis recently had more than 150 people describe what their personality is like when they're sober, and when they're drunk.
Your five personality traits are extroversion, agreeableness, openness, conscientiousness, and neuroticism. And most people said booze had an effect on all FIVE of those traits. So they thought it had a pretty major effect on their personality.
But then they had a few drinks, and the researchers saw almost no changes in FOUR of those traits. The only one it affected was how EXTROVERTED they were. In other words, they were more outgoing. But the rest of their personality didn't change much.
The researchers think being drunk might make you FEEL drastically different, but you're the only one who notices. Your friends don't see a huge difference.
The people in the study weren't THAT drunk though. They all had enough vodka to get their blood alcohol level up to 0.09. That's just over the legal limit to drive. So it didn't really look at how HEAVY drinking affects your personality.
If you're three times the legal limit, it might be a different story. Obviously slurring every word and wandering into traffic isn't "normal" for most of us.
Why am I never in the audience when something like this happens?? Robert Plant and former AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined Paul Rodgers on stage last night for an epic performance of the classic Money (That's What I Want). I believe this is the first time Brian Johnson has gotten up in such a public way since leaving AC/DC due to hearing issues. Just in case you're wondering if he's still got it...check out the videos below.
If you thought drinking vodka with Red Bull gets you drunk faster than drinking other alcoholic beverages you've fallen for a marketing scheme. University of British Columbia researchers found that emphasizing the presence of an energy drink in a cocktail significantly increased how drunk participants felt, including risk-taking and sexual self-confidence. This was even more apparent in participants who already had a strong belief that mixing energy drinks with alcohol would have this effect. Study leader Yann Cornil says this belief is all due to the placebo effect because Red Bull has long used the slogan "Red Bull gives you wings" which can make people think the drink has intoxicating qualities. (Daily Mail)
This is a video that's been circulating for the last few days. It seriously goes through the entire history of the world...and entertainingly so in 20 minutes. Ok, not quite as entertaining as Mel Brooks' "History of the World Part I" but probably a little more accurately. Let's go to the video!
First of all, I'd like to personally congratulate Ashley Bjugstad on winning the Guns N' Roses Ticket giveaway this morning. I also thought I'd throw this out to you. It was 25 years ago today that Guns N' Roses and Metallica announced a joint tour. Now, that's a MAJOR TOUR! Slash wrote in his 2007 memoir, "It was too cool. They had just released the Black Album and we were riding high with Use Your Illusion I and II". This was also the tour James Hetfield got severely burned in a pyrotechnics accident. Maybe you caught the September 15th show at the Metrodome in Minneapolis. I'm still kicking myself for not going...My wife, on the other hand did and will take every chance she gets to rub that in my face! Oh, well. Here is the official announcement made by Slash and Lars with Ricky Rachtman on MTV back on May 12th, 1992. It got a little crazy...ha, of course it did. Let's go to the video!
If you are a mom with kids, you may be less likely to splurge on your own mom this Mother's Day. A new survey by DealNews revealed 44 percent of parents will buy their mom a gift this Mother's Day, as opposed to 56 percent of consumers without kids. Benjamin Glaser, features editor with DealNews says the findings make sense as when you have kids of your own, your attention shifts from your parents to them. And practically speaking, "there may not be enough time, money, or focus to get a gift and/or plan a Mother's Day celebration for both the mother of your child, and your own mother." (NBC News)
There used to be only one major rule for Mother's Day: Even if you don't do ANYTHING else, you NEED to at least call your mom. Now, that might not be so true.
A new study out of the University of California, Irvine found that a Mother's Day phone call isn't that big of a deal anymore.
It's because cell phones have completely changed how adult children communicate with their parents. For previous generations, long distance was expensive and you could only call your mom when you were at home.
Today, long distance is free and obviously with cell phones you can make calls from anywhere. Plus there's texting, which is a whole new avenue to keep your parents posted on what's going on in your life.
So, because of all that, our parents feel like we do a much better job communicating with them than kids did in the past.
In other words, your mom might not even care if you forget to call her on Sunday. Although you REALLY still should.
The cover of the upcoming May 22nd issue of The New Yorker mashes up two big recent news stories -- President Trump's firing this week of FBI Director James Comey and a passenger being violently dragged off a United Airlines flight last month. The illustration shows Attorney General Jeff Sessions as a police officer dragging Comey down the aisle of an airplane, the way Dr. David Dao was dragged down the aisle of the United plane. Trump, dressed as the plane's captain, looks on. The image went viral, but Dao's attorney, Thomas Demetrio, doesn't think it's that funny, telling MarketWatch that while the cover's very clever, it minimizes his client's pain and suffering from the incident, in which he lost teeth, broke his nose and suffered a concussion. He said, "They must feel that Comey's exit was Dao-ish when in fact it wasn't," explaining that while lots of people have been fired, they weren't injured. However, he's not expected to take any action against the magazine.
George Thorogood has announced the release of his first ever solo album (that's right, no Destroyers) out worldwide on August 4th. The album is full of classic blues covers. Sounds great to me! Here's a preview.
According to the site, Only In Your State com this is one of the weirdest things ever to happen in North Dakota. Do you remember the giant ice circle spinning in the Sheyenne River a few years ago? You can remind yourself below.
According to the site, this is only the 6th weirdest thing to happen in North Dakota. For the full list, click here
If you're buying a Mother's Day gift online, make sure it's from a legit website. Mother's Day is a really popular time of year for fraudulent sites that sell STOLEN merchandise. And a lot of them seem legit if you're not paying attention.
All the graphics and ads on the site might look right. But instead of Zara.com, it might be Zaras.com with an "S" at the end. And their ads might even pop up on sites like Facebook. So be careful.
A fraud protection firm looked at data from the last few years, and found the top three fake and STOLEN things people accidentally buy their mom for Mother's Day . . .
1. Luxury watches and jewelry. For some reason Kate Spade is a popular brand for bogus websites. They buy the watches with stolen credit cards and sell them at a discount. So if a deal seems too good to be true, double check the site.
2. Vacation packages. Trips to Disneyland and Disney World in particular. Be careful if they want you to pay with Bitcoins, iTunes gift cards, or even through PayPal.
3. Clothing. Be on the lookout for sketchy websites that sell shoes, high-end fashion stuff, and expensive things like leather jackets.
What are the movies you can watch over and over and over and over more than any other? For me, it's mainly comedies; Caddyshack, The Jerk, Blazing Saddles, Stripes, really almost anything with Bill Murray. Website ranker.com just put together a list of "The Most Rewatchable Movies ever and at number 1; Forrest Gump??? I'm a fan of Tom Hanks and all, but Forrest Gump??? I'm glad the Star Wars flicks made the top ten as well as Raiders of the Lost Ark, but Caddyshack didn't even make the top 50! Attaca! Attaca! Leave your pick for most rewatchable movie below, then check out Ranker's list here
Skittles has a new Mother's Day ad that's grossing people out. It's a grown man sitting on the couch next to his mom. And he's still got his UMBILICAL CORD. (The mom is played by Sandy Martin, Mac's mom from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.")
The joke is she's eating Skittles and he can taste them. If you grew up in the '90s, you might remember an old Jim Carrey sketch from "In Living Color" called "Umbilical Barry" where they made the same joke.
So, what's with rich people shelling out giagantic sums of money to look poor? Remember a few weeks ago when Nordstrom started selling a pair of jeans for $425 that came pre-streaked with fake mud? Well I think we just found the shoes you'll want to wear with those jeans. Neiman Marcus just started selling a pair of shoes called the "Future Destroyed High-Top Sneaker." Basically, they're a pair of men's basketball high tops that look like a dog ripped them apart. They're absolutely shredded. And they cost . . . $1,425. But hey, free shipping! Check them out here
For the past few years, Oreo has been releasing a huge number of different flavors. Some of them have sounded great, like Cinnamon Bun (my favorite) and Brownie Batter . . . but some were just too weird, like Peeps and Swedish Fish Oreos. Now, they're out of ideas . . . so they want US to do all the flavor thinking for them. Nabisco just launched a new contest where YOU can submit ideas for the next limited-edition Oreo. You can enter by using the hashtags #MyOreoCreation and #Contest on Twitter with your flavor idea until July 14th. Then they're going to narrow down the field and let the world vote. The person who wins will get $500,000 and Oreo will actually produce and sell their flavor. Hey! I know!! Lutefisk Oreos!!! Ok, maybe not. I'm sure you'll come up with a better idea.
It's no secret that massages provide stress relief, but a new study shows couples who skip the pro and instead massage each other can score those same rewards. The new, small study involved 38 people (19 couples) who all completed a three-week massage course. Before and after each massage session, each partner answered questions about his or her physical and mental health and had measures taken of their energy, irritability, mental clarity, mood, pain, emotional stress and physical uptightness. The researchers found that both partners' wellbeing, perceived stress and coping abilities improved after each rubdown. Those results remained even three weeks following the end of the massage training. What's really interesting, the study authors say, is that physical and emotional well being for both partners—the giver and the receiver—surged after each massage session. (Time)
There's a new, trendy way to prepare eggs. Cloud eggs are the latest food craze. The artistic breakfast fad involves a fluffy, cloud-like egg white, with the yolk served in the middle. The dish has also become popular with health fanatics, as it only comes in at approximately 161 calories. To make the Instagram-worthy dish, you begin by separating the yolks and then whipping the whites into a thick and fluffy consistency. You then place small piles of the egg white mix on to a baking sheet and into the oven for between five and eight minutes — removing then just before they start to brown. Once out of the oven, you add the yolk into the middle of each pile before baking for a further three minutes. Many Instagram users brand the eggs as "amazing." (Fox)
A 10-year-old girl was swimming in a lake near Orlando on Saturday when she got attacked by an ALLIGATOR. But she's alive because she's a total badass . . .
The alligator that attacked her was about nine feet long, and latched onto her left thigh. But luckily, she recently went to a wildlife park in Orlando called Gatorland, and learned what to do if you're ever attacked by one.
Most people would probably assume that poking it in the EYE would be your only chance. But she learned that's NOT actually right.
Instead she punched it in the NOSE, which is what you're supposed to do. That stunned it for a few seconds . . . and she was able to use her hands to pry its JAWS open and escape.
She ended up with some puncture wounds on her leg, but it looks like she'll be fine. Wildlife officials caught the alligator. Unfortunately it has to be euthanized.
Two experts from Gatorland posted a Facebook video on Monday, and said she did exactly what you're supposed to do if you ever get attacked.
This past Sunday, the 3rd annual Ride for Ronnie to benefit the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer fund happened in California and looked like a blast! Maybe we should all road trip to the 4th annual! Here are some highlights. Some NSFW.
We're all looking forward to the Guns N' Roses show in Minneapolis this July...but how cool would this be? The Who and Guns N' Roses have announced the first few shows of a joint South American tour. New dates on the books include Guns being added to the Who's "Rock In Rio" gig on September 23rd in Rio de Jeneiro, Brazil alongside Incubus. Guns N' Roses and the Who will also share the bill on October 1st in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Blabbermouth reported additional dates are still coming for Brazil, Chile, and Peru, although no concerts have been announced yet. The Who has also just added a solo show for September 17th show in Bologna, Italy. Who's down for a road trip??? To gear you up for this historic double bill, here's GNR playing RIO late last year. Enjoy!
Your personal style could impact your ability to land a date. New data from Hater, a dating app that matches you with people who despise the same things as you, finds you should never wear cargo shorts in your profile photo. Hater looked at male users in the top ten percent (who got the most right swipes, or were most attractive) and the bottom ten percent (who got the most left swipes, or were least attractive.) The guys in the lowest ten percent were fond of long cargo shorts, anime, Pokemon Go, and Windows OS. Meanwhile, guys in the top ten percent really like PBR beer, superfoods, the "Serial" podcast, and staying in Airbnbs. They also happen to wear V-neck sweaters, skinny jeans, and J.Crew. (Men's Health)
"Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2" crushed it at the box office this weekend, taking in $145 million in its opening weekend. That's significantly higher than the first "Guardians", which opened to $94.3 million in August of 2014.
Obviously nothing else came close. "The Fate of the Furious" finished a very distant second, with $8.5 million.
Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. NEW: "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2", $145 million.
2. "The Fate of the Furious", $8.5 million. Up to $207.1 million in its 4th week.
3. "The Boss Baby", $6.2 million. Up to $156.7 million in its 6th week.
4. "How to Be a Latin Lover", $5.3 million. Up to $20.7 million in its 2nd week.
5. "Beauty and the Beast", $4.9 million. Up to $487.6 million in its 8th week.
6. "The Circle", $4 million. Up to $15.7 million in its 2nd week.
7. "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion", $3.2 million. Up to $16.2 million in its 2nd week.
8. "Gifted", $2.1 million. Up to $19.2 million in its 5th week.
9. "Going in Style", $1.9 million. Up to $40.6 million in its 5th week.
10. "Smurfs: The Lost Village", $1.8 million. Up to $40.6 million in its 5th week.
Who's pumped for Guardians of the Galaxy 2?! Here's what you need to know.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXYVOL. 2
WHO'S IN IT: Chris Pratt, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Kurt Russell and Michael Rooker
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race to protect their previous batteries from invaders but when when it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were supposed to be guarding, the Guardians must escape the alien race's clutches.
A woman posted video of a cabin that was swept into rapid moving floodwaters in Northeast Arkansas. She talks about how it's coming straight for the bridge she's standing on, but doesn't seem too worried about it.
And rightly so, because the cabin is no match for the bridge. It starts breaking apart as soon as it hits, and comes out in pieces on the other side.
Another video of someone getting kicked off an overbooked flight is going viral. This time it was Delta. A couple and their two kids got booted off a flight from Hawaii to California last month, because their toddler was in a seat that wasn't assigned to him.
They originally bought the seat for their 18-year-old son, but he left on an earlier flight. And since the ticket was under a different name, Delta said the kid had to go.
They wanted him to sit on his mom's lap, but the dad kept saying it wasn't safe, and that they PAID for the extra seat. At one point in the video, he's told that if they have to drag him off the plane he could go to JAIL and lose CUSTODY of his kids.
The whole family eventually got kicked off and had to buy new tickets the next day. Delta issued an apology yesterday. They said they're refunding their money, and also giving them "additional compensation."
Here's my last "May the 4th Be With You" post...I promise! I can't let the day go by without posting a Star Wars and Empire Strikes Back Bad Lip Reading. Extra cool with Jack Black, Maya Rudolph and Bill Hader. Enjoy!
If you've been hoping for a Journey/Steve Perry reunion, looks like we're out of luck. Journey drummer Steve Smith said Perry was "passing the torch" to current vocalis Arnel Pineda. He did so during Journey's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Let's go to the video.
If you're a fan of the Beatles', "Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" (which turns 50 this year) and Star Wars (which turns 40 this month) you should love this! Someone much much much more brilliant than I am put together a Star Wars parody for every single song on the Beatles' album. You can get started below.
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I know that everyone in the world except for us and like two other small countries uses the metric system. That doesn't mean it's right. And it just claimed another innocent American victim.
A guy from North Dakota had crossed the border into Canada on Sunday afternoon. And as he was driving through Dufferin, Manitoba, he saw the speed limit sign said 100 . . . so he went 100 miles per hour.
Unfortunately, he didn't realize the speed limit was actually 100 kilometers per hour . . . which is more like 62 miles per hour. So he was going WAY over the speed limit. (100 miles per hour is 161 kilometers per hour.)
A Mountie caught him on a radar gun and issued him a ticket for $940 Canadian, which is about $690 U.S.
But that's not all. Manitoba has a reciprocity agreement with several states, including North Dakota, so the guy's car insurance rates might go up from the ticket even though he got it in another country.
How 'bout this, North Dakota? According to Wallethub, a new study ranked all 50 states from the most fun to the least fun based on 22 factors, including the number of attractions, weather, amusement parks, beaches, beer and wine prices, movie prices, concerts, theaters and casinos. And based on all of that, the most fun state is . . . Nevada. I guess that's pretty predictable with Vegas and all. But coming in at number #5? That's right, beautiful North Dakota! Beaches and weather couldn't have helped us, but Beer and Wine along with casinos and concerts...that's where we rock! I'm sure if quality of Classic Rock Stations was a factor, ND would've been number 1 baby!! GoND! - Waters
Another day, another salacious detail emerges in the fight between Johnny Depp and his former business managers.
We already learned that Depp spent millions of dollars acquiring a special cannon from which to shoot the ashes of his late hero Hunter S. Thompson (Depp claims $5 million, The Management Group pegged it at $3 million), relegated $30,000 per month to wine consumption and generally blew through about $2 million per month in expenses related to his several estates, cars, yachts, staff and high-flying lifestyle.
The latest fascinating tidbit is the claim that the actor possesses such a "clear and pic" sense of entitlement, he refuses to memorize his lines.
In a 38-page amended complaint, lawyer Michael Kump reportedly wrote: "Depp insisted that this sound engineer be kept on yearly retainer so that he no longer had to memorize his lines." And apparently, the sound engineer doesn't come cheap, demanding a salary reported to be well into the six-figures.
"It is not surprising that Depp would continue to concoct malicious and false allegations against TMG in an effort to stop the non-judicial foreclosure proceedings," the suit reads. "Over the last several years … Depp has engaged in a clear pattern and practice of habitually lying to the public and to public authorities, and of requiring others (including long-term employees, family and so-called friends) to lie on his behalf. This practice has become Depp's modus operandi when confronted with and asked to take responsibility for his continually outrageous and sad conduct."
The amended complaint arrives a few days after the Pirates of the Caribbean star sat down with The Wall Street Journal to talk about his legal battle with TMG, alleging his ex-managers essentially led him to financial ruin.
CHECK IT OUT:
Read the Full, Amended Complaint Via Deadline Here
Once again, the Eagles are going to court over what they are saying is an infringement upon their trademarks. They've filed a lawsuit in a U.S. District Court against the Todos Santos hotel in Baja California Sur, Mexico, whom they claim are billing the property as the "Hotel California" without permission from the band.
Reuters reports that the Todos Santos, which opened as the Hotel California in 1950 and went through a number of name changes until the current owners restored the name in 2001, have been marketing their property as if to suggest the band is connected to it. This includes playing Eagles songs over the PA system, selling t-shirts that call the hotel "legendary" — as if to suggest that it was the inspiration for the song — and a website URL of hotelcaliforniabaja.com. It is unknown what their checkout time is or the quality of their wine list.
When you fly somewhere, the two things you HAVE to make sure you put in your carry-on are any medications you need, and a change of clothes in case your luggage gets lost. But here's one more thing you might want to toss in there . . .
A writer for "Travel & Leisure" recently did an article on why she always travels with a TENNIS BALL in her bag. Here's why . . . and anyone with a bad back might already know the answer . . .
A tennis ball is really good for giving yourself a massage when you're sitting down. Which is important, because all that sitting wreaks havoc on your back, and your leg muscles.
Even if you don't have a bad back, it's a good idea because it increases blood flow, which can help with jet lag. Plus it's small, so it's easy to fit in your bag.
Just put it behind your back . . . lean on it . . . and roll it back and forth. Or you can massage yourself by rolling it across your shoulders, legs, and feet. You should also still get up and stretch if it's a long flight.
If you DON'T bring a tennis ball, you can still give yourself a quick leg massage. A lot of people's legs swell up when they fly. So start at your ankles and work your way up to your knees.
How cool was it, back in the day bringing the party back to your place and watching Headbanger's Ball on MTV?! Hard to believe the show turned 30 years old just 2 weeks ago. One of my favorite episodes back then was the Guns N Roses interview early on in their career. Wonder if they were sober? haha - Mike Waters
AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson is one of four people whose names will be added to the "Walk of Fame" in NewcastleGateshead, the combined cultural and tourist area consisting of northern England cities Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and Gateshead. According to BBC News, local residents of the area nominated Johnson and the others, voting for people who they felt made a significant contribution to the region over the past 60 years. The four new bronze plaques will join 29 others that currently make up the "Local Heroes" collection along NewcastleGateshead's Quayside Mile.
Johnson, who was born in Dunston, Gateshead, joined AC/DC in 1980 following the death of singer Bon Scott. He told us a while back about his audition for the group:
Johnson's first album with the group, Back In Black, is one of the most successful albums of all time, selling over 22 million copies in the U.S. alone.
Johnson has maintained his thick Geordie accent despite splitting his time between Florida, where he has had a home for the last four decades, and London.
AC/DC postponed the last 10 dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced a total loss of hearing if he did not stop touring immediately. The band later completed the tour with Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose as a "guest vocalist," although it does not seem that Johnson will return to the group.
Johnson said in an open letter to fans that he intends to solve his hearing problem and continue recording and touring, although he did not say it would be with AC/DC.
Your pet is certainly adorable, but are you aware of just how much it costs you? A survey of pet owners by Britain's People's Dispensary for Sick Animals revealed twelve percent of pet owners thought the lifetime cost of their pet would be $644, while a majority put the cap at $6,445. The real cost, however, is anywhere between $27,074 and $42, 545, for a dog, depending on the breed. That includes buying your dog, food, toys, grooming, and basic but not catastrophic vet care. And if you think having a cat will be cheaper, you'd be right-- but not much cheaper. A cat will cost you between $21,917 and $30,942 in its lifetime. (Newser)
If you think border patrol agents won't check a casket for drugs, you're very wrong. Customs officials in Arizona said a white hearse traveling near Tombstone was found to be carrying a casket filled with 67 pounds of marijuana. The bricks of pot were worth more than $33,000. The driver of the hearse, a 28-year-old American man, was arrested on narcotics-smuggling charges. (UPI)
There's a fundamental problem with a fork that's made out of French fries: You'll eat the fork. But McDonald's just went ahead and made it anyway.
McDonald's just invented something called the "Frork," which is a little red plastic handle, that you can shove three fries into to make a fork.
It's part of their pitch for their fancier "Signature" sandwiches. Basically, they're saying that the sandwiches are so good that you'll want to use the French fry fork to scoop up, quote, "every last bite" of the sauces. Or something.
Even they admit it doesn't make a ton of practical sense. But we're talking about it, so I guess it accomplished its goal.
If you want a Frork, you can get one by buying a Signature sandwich starting on Friday.
And so once again, it has come to this: We're quibbling about PENIS SIZE. At least this time, the dispute has nothing to do with our president. Just one of his most vocal celebrity supporters.
Last week ERIN MORAN's brother TONY lit into SCOTT BAIO for making insensitive remarks about her death. And in the process, he said Erin had told him that Scott had nothing to be proud of in the crotchal region.
Well, Scott's wife has come to the rescue with a Tweet saying, quote, "Why would a sister tell her brother about [the] size of [her] boyfriend's manhood? Creepy at best. [Scott] was a playboy for a reason!"
It's true, Scott has an impressive list of conquests, including Heather Locklear, Pamela Anderson, Nicole Eggert, Denise Richards, Nicollette Sheridan, Erika Eleniak . . . and even elder minxes like Beverly D'Angelo and Leslie Ann Warren.
But does that automatically mean he's packing? It could just be his sparkling personality. (???)
A new study out of the University of Greenwich in England found that drinking TWO BEERS is actually better for pain relief than TYLENOL. In their study, people who drank after a minor injury reported 25% less pain than people who took Tylenol.
The researchers say that getting your blood-alcohol level into the "slightly drunk" zone, quote, "produces a small elevation of pain threshold [and a] moderate to large reduction in pain intensity." Now you know.