6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News
Evon Stephens initially set a blaze inside a single Mercedes-Benz that was sitting in a Brooklyn parking garage -- but the flames spread to dozens of other vehicles that were stored there by a nearby used car dealership.
The 23-year-old helped speed up his own capture by pausing to flip off a security camera and providing a clear look at his face. Stephens told cops that he regularly went to the garage and “accessed" parked cars, then said he started the fire because the parked autos were being used by strangers who got busy in them. (The Smoking Gun)
1 Honda Civic
2 Honda Accord
3 Ford Pickup (Full Size)
4 Chevrolet Pickup (Full Size
5 Toyota Camry
6 Nissan Altima
7 Toyota Corolla
8 Dodge Pickup (Full Size)
9 GMC Pickup (Full Size)
10 Chevrolet Impala
6:30 a.m. Music Quiz
Researchers at INSEAD and other business schools say just the thought of being a busy person is enough to promote better self-control. In a study, the researchers put participants through situations where some were made to feel busy and others weren't.
They found that the ones who were busy were consistently more likely to make virtuous decisions. They say the study proves that a heightened sense of self-importance causes increased self control.
It doesn’t hurt that being busy delays gratification, so self control is more easily learned. If you’re busy and feeling under pressure, all that self control goes out the window.
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Happy Days (21%) topped the list followed by The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air (14%) and Cheers, Gilligan's Island and Friends (all tied at 8%)
Star Wars (24%) had the most memorable film theme followed by Saturday Night Fever (18%), Dirty Dancing (13%) and James Bond (11%)
7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use
Business Insider claims Starbucks locations in South Korea are selling a Violet Roasted Sweet Potato Latte. It's made with milk and purple sweet potatoes and is purple in color
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette claims a zombie-themed bar is opening in Pittsburgh's Market Square. Zombie Den: Bar of the Living Dead is decorated like a bunker safe house and features cocktails called Apocalypse Punch and The Zombie. Bartenders are going to dress like apocolypse survivors
If you’re a fan of chocolate (who isn’t?) and are thinking of taking a trip to France next month, we’ve got the perfect place for you to stay. Behold – the Chocolate Cottage.
As listed on Booking.com, there is an actual cottage in Sévres, France that is made of 1.5-tons of chocolate. It’s seriously something out of “Willy Wonka” – everything inside, from the chocolate fireplace, chandelier, clock, cups books, even the walls and ceilings are made of chocolate… and they’re edible, too. It was designed by notable chocolatier Jean-Luc Decluzeau, and is located inside the L’Orangerie Ephemere event space.
The listing goes for around $58 a night, which sounds like a pretty good deal... unless you eat the whole thing by sundown. The listing also offers guests a chance to attend a chocolate workshop with Jean-Luc himself. Think fast though, the listing is only available on September 26th, with the only dates available to stay being October 5th and October 6th.
Back in the late 1990s, the original Playstation console changed the world of gaming with – at the time – advanced graphics and tons of games.
Of course, the PlayStation has been updated a few times over the past 20 years, but it’s still a big deal for people who were playing it back in the day. And now, it’s coming back.
Sony is releasing a retro console, called the Playstation Classic – just in time for Christmas this year.
The system will come with two controllers, 20 pre-loaded games and retail for $99.99 when it hits stores on December 3rd. (Playstation Blog)
The outdoor appliance company Oonie is looking to pay people up to $1,000 per day to taste test pizza – in the comfort of their own home.
The company is trying to promote a couple of their outdoor home ovens, which supposedly can create pizzas in just 60 seconds. So, they’ve created the position of “Pizza Taste Tester.”
Anyone who gets the gig will be responsible for putting together recipes, making pizzas, testing the results and then letting Ooni know what they think – as well as the rest of the world know through social media.
Payment ranges from $300 to $1,000 each day depending on how much skill people bring to the table.
To get the job, applicants just have to send a one-minute video to the company in the next few weeks that showcases your skills – and charisma, of course. (WILX-TV)
All summer, the city of Ames, Iowa, kept its downtown looking green and beautiful with plants in beds and containers lining the streets.
But instead of flowers, the greenery is “edible landscaping” -- including potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant and okra.
Now, it’s harvest time -- and hundreds of pounds of fresh produce are being pulled from the dirt and donated to a local food pantry. And because of a healthy growing season, more food is expected -- since many of the vegetable plants are still producing.
The project, which is in its second year, is certainly a community effort. The vegetable plants were donated and the gardens are maintained by volunteers. And thanks to the generosity of all those involved, many needy families in the area will have special access to extremely fresh and healthy food for weeks and months to come. (Des Moines Register)
LiveLeak claims an iPhone recently saved the life of a police officer in Thailand. Major Banjong was dining with friends when a couple at a nearby table began arguing. Banjong confronted the couple before the drunk man opened fire. Two bullets hit Banjong in the thigh and forearm before his iPhone stopped the third one. Banjong's friend shot the drunk man in the stomach and leg. Both men were taken to the hospital before the man was charged with attempted murder.
The new iPhones go on sale tomorrow
ABC claims a man recently walked into a McComb, Mississippi Waffle House with a live snake wrapped around his neck. Security guards asked the man to remove the snake. When he refused, they got into an argument. Customers ran towards the exits after one guard removed his gun from his holster. The security guards eventually escorted the man and his snake out of the Waffle House. The man's snake was wrapped around his neck like a turtleneck sweater
CBS claims a giant rattlesnake recently threatened shoppers in the parking lot of a Beaumont, Texas Target store. Employees from a neighboring pool supply store were helping a customer load purchases into her car when they spotted the snake. Another customer removed a machete from his car before using it to hold the snake down. It angrily hissed before a gator trapper came and removed it. No shoppers were injured.
USA Today claims a great-grandmother from Livingston, Texas recently shot a 580-pound alligator after it invaded her ranch. Judy Cochran, who is also the mayor of Livingston, has gotten rid of several gators because they attack her horses. Judy used her shotgun to take down the beast.
A Twitter user is breaking the Internet after sharing the story of how he got locked out of his own house because his security camera thought he was Batman. Yes, the fictional superhero.
B.J. Ma, says that his video doorbell is programmed to automatically lock the door if the camera detects an unfamiliar face. But the function proved to be a little faulty after the face detection focused on his Batman shirt rather than his actual face.
On Twitter, he shares a screenshot of the app, which pictures him as captured by the doorbell cam with a photo of Batman as the “new people seen” picture. The good news? His family was inside and he’s able to use a personal PIN to unlock the door.
Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific had to send back a brand new plane after it was discovered their name was misspelled. Instead, it read “Cathay Paciic.” The airline posted to Twitter, with a picture of the error next to a picture of someone covering it up. Twitter users took the opportunity to crack a ==
Fox News claims Marion County, Florida sheriff's recently arrested Crystal Kohler for assaulting her neighbor. The 35 year-old walked up to her nosey neighbor and said. “I’m a Kardashian, I’m going to mess you up.'' Crystal then shoved her neighbor before the neighbor called the police. They charged Crystal with battery.
CBS claims 'former President Ronald Reagan' recently robbed a Colorado Springs store with a knife. A thief, wearing a Ronald Reagan Halloween mask, entered the store and stole its cash drawer before fleeing on a bicycle. Police were unable to find the suspect and are asking the public for help.
ABC claims Stuart, Florida residents recently called the police on a naked neighbor. Melissa Ny tells the network that she was stunned when she saw her neighbor. "I came out Sunday night to put the trash out, and I look over and he is bent over, winding up his hose, and I'm like that is my view of the neighborhood. He works on his car, and he does it naked and everyone has called the police, he is just out there doing his yard work, whatever he needs to do outside, naked.”
CBC News claims the St John, Canada police arrested a thief for breaking into a Burger King. The man was only wearing red and white striped underwear when security cameras caught him entering the restaurant at 3 a.m. and stealing an undisclosed amount of cash. Officers identified the suspect as a 27 year-old employee of the restaurant. He had keys and let himself in. The employee was charged with theft
The Daily Mail claims a shoplifter from Chatswood, Australia was recently arrested after stuffing a warm meat pie down the front of her pants. Loss prevention officers stopped the woman as she tried to leave the store without paying. Officers also found Cadbury candy in the woman's bra.
A West Virginia man flipped out after huffing most of a paint can -- and ended up flipping his mom's face with a spatula.
Glenn Allen Casdorph, who told cops he wanted to be known as "Casdorph the Destroyer," was busted after his mother called 911 to report the assault. When officers arrived, they found the disheveled-looking 30-year-old sitting in the living room, incoherent, with silver spray paint clinging to his face and goatee.
The six-foot-five Casdorph has three previous arrests for disorderly conduct while under the influence of stuff he'd huffed. (The Smoking Gun)
An assault suspect from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania has been arrested after trying to outrun a police cruiser on his bicycle. Devon Ruoss was reportedly recognized by police as the assault suspect, and that’s when he pedaled away. He has since pled guilty to fleeing police and the assault charge. He will serve an unspecified amount of time in county jail. So much for a high-speed chase.
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