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High speed chases are stressful. But be warned, their not stressful enough to light up after. Michigan State Police say they were involved in a high speed chase, reaching speeds of up to 115 mph. The driver ended up losing control of the car and rolled over several times into a ditch. When police approached the car, the man looked up, lit up an bong, and began smoking. He was was taken into custody on charges of fleeing and eluding, possession of marijuana, and operating under the influence of drugs. Source: NBC24
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Sorry fellas, but a recent British survey shows that all those hours that women spend in front of the mirror aren’t for you, but to impress other women.
Oh, and when we ask, “how do I look?” It matters way more when our friends compliment us than you do. Oops. One in twenty women said they care more about the opinions of their best friends than that of their better half when it comes to hair, clothes and make-up. Harsh, but oh so true!
But, it ain’t just “buddy lovin’” praise that chicks dig. The poll found that eight in ten women get a genuine buzz when someone they don’t know tells them how good they look. And that still doesn’t mean they’re lookin for it from you.
What things are drawing the most envious eyes? With other women it was make up, shoes, and hair. And when it came to guys…breasts.
And, you’d better hang onto those “you look greats” as long as you can because 15-percent of women said they refuse to tell their girl pals they look nice. And, get this; one in ten women even admitted there was a rivalry over who looks the best in their group of girlfriends, but 26-percent said it was only “friendly competition.”
So, if the next time you’re out and your B-F-F doesn’t tell you how fabulous you look…she’s probably just jealous.
Source: Daily Mail
Friday Flashback - from the 90's
DREAMLOVER MARAIAH CAREY 1993
WHAT IS LOVE - HADDAWAY; NO RAIN - BLIND MELON; I'D DO ANYTHING FOR LOVE - MEATLOAF
President Clinton orders six U.S. Navy ships to waters off Haiti to enforce the U.N. trade embargo scheduled to take effect.
MTV eliminates the 7pm airing of “Beavis and Butt-head” due to children concerns and complaints from parents.
Friday night television listings/TV guide – week of October 15, 1993
CBS – It Had To Be You, Family Album, Movie, Late Show
NBC – Against the Grain, The Secrets of Lake Success, Tonight Show
ABC – Family Matters, Boy Meets World, Step By Step, Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper, Nightline
Fox – Adventures of Brisco County Jr., Baseball Relief
Howard Stern causes a near riot in mid-town Manhattan for his appearance at a bookstore to sign his new book “Private Parts.” More than 10,000 were in the crowd at a Barns & Noble.
Top movies – October 15, 1993
The Good Son
The Age of Innocence
For Love Or Money
A Bronx Tale
The Joy Luck Club
The trusty dishcloth. Who could have a bad word to say about this essential kitchen accessory that also cuts down on the expense of buying paper towels?
Unfortunately, researchers at the University of Arizona’s Zuckerman College of Public Health feel they need to alert the public about the dangers of dishcloths.
If that sounds somewhat alarmist, the researchers contend that almost nine out of ten dishcloths, and sponges as well, are contaminated with coliform bacteria, which is present in the digestive tracts of humans and animals and found in their waste.
Meanwhile, E. coli was also present in one out of four dishcloths and sponges.
All this would probably want to make people ditch the dishcloth, considering the bacterium can be transferred to plates, utensils, kitchen counters or just about anything it touches.
The way to keep things as clean as possible, according to the researchers, is through “frequent replacement or decontamination of kitchen towels.” And the best way to decontaminate them? Soak the cloth in bleach for two minutes.
It's said that people like a sure thing. However, uncertainty can be more exciting.
That's what's called the motivating-uncertainty effect, according to researchers at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and University of Hong Kong.
Apparently, while knowing the outcome of something provides a relative degree of comfort, uncertainty is seen as a way to motivate people.
To demonstrate this, the researchers ran several experiments. One included splitting college students into two groups. The first was told they'd received $2 for drinking an entire glass of water while the other group was told the reward would be either $1 or $2 for completing the same task.
It turned out that more people who were uncertain about what the reward would be finished the water.
The researchers surmised that when people are uncertain about outcomes, it can make the situation seem more like a game than work.
Therefore, they said, managers can possibly use this information as an incentive to motivate workers.
| 7:30 Tim's News You Can't Use
Facebook’s got something new for those of you who like to stay anonymous. The social networking site launched their new app Rooms earlier this week, in which a group of people with a common interest can talk about that one topic in, well, a “room.”
Rooms is similar to the once popular chatrooms that appeared on different websites, where people with common interests got together and talked about something they all had enjoyed. And just like those old chatrooms, Facebook’s Rooms allows users to post anonymously, so if you don’t want anyone to know, say, that you like watching videos of kittens, you can express your love for the felines in complete secrecy.
Specific rooms are created by users, who can then control everything about them, from the cover photo, to who can participate in a discussion, to what gets talked about. They can even create their own emoji as their “like” button. So far Rooms have popped up for beatboxing, home-cooked meals, and even something called Kicks From Above, which is centered around shoes in cool places.
“As people spend more time on their phones, they are drifting away from the idea of the Internet as a place to connect with people you don't know in real life,” Josh Miller, product manager for Rooms, explained. "Now you can connect with people anywhere around the world who like something as much as you do.”
Source: USA Today
Two entrepreneurs who own the rights to thousands of Internet domain names have just cashed out for a most topical one: Ebola.com. According to the International Business Times, Chris Hood and Jon Schultz paid $13,500 for the rights to Ebola.com back in 2008, and as panic about the disease reaches a, pardon pun, fever pitch, they have cashed out.
The buyers, a company called Weed Growth Fund, agreed to pay 50 grand in cash and just short of 19,920 shares of stock in of Cannabis Sativa, Inc., which is looking to market legal cannabis products. The value of the stock is currently more than 164 thousand dollars.
Eric Miller, CEO of Weed Growth Fund Inc., said he intends to turn the site into a "'Drudge Report' for Ebola. It will bring all the information about Ebola together in once place."
A man in his 50s successfully talked a 16-year-old male out of his gold chain by asking him to hold a bag of cash for him while he ran an errand in Manhattan, according to the New York Post.
The youth, described as "naive," was told there was 35 hundred bucks in the bag, and his chain would be collateral for the bag man -- who also promised the 16-year-old a hundred bucks for his trouble last Friday.
However, after around an hour of literally being left holding the bag, the teen decided to peek -- and didn't see any cash inside. He told the cops, who made a police report, but not surprisingly haven't made any arrests.
A 2-year-old Virginia girl is lucky to be alive -- as are others who were around her around 1 p.m. Wednesday -- when she put her mom's SUV into neutral, and the vehicle rolled across four lanes of traffic before crashing into an auto body shop.
"I was just sitting behind my desk and all of a sudden heard a tremendous boom and jumped up to check and an SUV had hit the wall of the building," Tony Price, the manager of Adam’s Automotive in Chesterfield County, told ABC News Thursday.
Price said for whatever reason, the normally bustling thoroughfare through which the car rolled was miraculously free of traffic at the time of the unidentified girl's frightening ride. "Nobody hit it. No one had to avoid it. It was amazing," said Price.
According to ABC affiliate WRIC-TV, the 2-year-old's mom left the girl in her car seat to pay for some gas across the street, and the teeny Houdini slipped out of her seat and changed the vehicle's gear. The mom ran across the street and scooped up the toddler, who apparently only suffered a small bruise on her cheek. The auto body shop didn't fare so well; the structure suffered "extensive damage," Price claims.
No charges were filed in the incident.
We've all sent a text to someone we didn't mean to, but Alvin Cross Junior's mistake is going to get himself some jail time. The Albany man was out on bail, but texted his probation officer when he was looking for weed. Probation officers and drug agents raided Cross' home and found a bag of cocaine. He's getting a year in prison for possession. Source: WALB
Do not mess with a man's chicken wings. In, where else, Florida, a man was stabbed, another was knocked unconscious over a stolen chicken wing. Amaury Perez saw a wing of his being taken, and stabbed one man then threw a pool ball at his head. He, obviously, was arrested. Source: NaplesNews
POLICE weren't sure whether to believe the reports of a naked woman running through the snow – but that's exactly what they found when they investigated.
Despite the freezing cold weather, the unidentified woman – believed to be a 23-year-old student – was running through a park in Kirov, Russia, without a thing on her.
A passer-by had apparently asked her what she was doing but the woman ran off instead of answering.
She then climbed up a ladder to the top of a sports hall before police arrived at the scene.
Despite pleas to come down, the woman refused and police thought they might be dealing with a suicide attempt.
However, police managed to grab hold of her when they climbed the roof and offered her a blanket.
Police said that she had been taken to hospital and was also getting a psychiatric evaluation.
They added that the reason for the naked streak remained unclear and investigations were continuing.