6:10 a.m. Boneheads In The News
And while the idea of living near the gorgeous beaches and tropical landscapes of Hawaii may sound wonderful, you may want to think again. Hawaii was the worst state to make a decent living, mostly because it isn’t cheap to live there. In fact, the state’s cost of living index is 170.8, and that’s mostly driven by housing costs. In addition, the average income is only about $46,230, and after taxes, people actually come away with only about 55-cents to every dollar.
Top Ten States To Make A Living
Top Ten Worst States To Make A Living
4. West Virginia
8. South Dakota
9. Rhode Island
6:30 a.m. Music Quiz
· Everybody has a limited tolerance for feeling good. - When things go beyond that limit, we sabotage ourselves so we can return to our comfort zones.
· There is a “likability limit” that people like to remain under: everybody has a level of ‘success’ that they perceive to be admirable – and un-threatening to others. - Most things people do are in an effort to ‘earn’ love.
· Most prefer the comfort of what they’ve known to the vulnerability of what they don’t. - … Even when “what they don’t” is, objectively, much better.
· Many people are afraid that ‘being happy’ = giving up on achieving more. - Happiness is, in an essential form, acceptance.
· People think happiness is an emotional response facilitated by a set of circumstances, as opposed to a choice and shift of perception/awareness.
7:15 a.m. Story
A new survey by TomTom reveals that 68% of people have gotten into an argument in the car because of "back seat driving" from a partner, friend or family member. Other findings:
- 10% of people have argued with someone in a car over music choices
other top reasons for arguing in the car
1. Someone telling you how/where to drive (48%)
2. Angry about being stuck in traffic (28%)
3. How to handle other drivers (27%)
4. Running late because someone took too long to get ready (27%)
5. Speeding or driving too slowly (15%)
7:30 a.m. Tim's News You Can't Use
According to WWMT-TV, Becky Rehr drove to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office June 23 to prove she'd had the dog tag renewed, and instead of filling out paperwork -- and with her teenage daughter waiting for her -- Rehr found herself fingerprinted, booked, and placed in a jail cell with actual inmates for three hours.
"They frisked me and put me in this intake cell with all these inmates in orange jumpsuits," Rehr told the Kalamazoo Gazette. "I was pretty nervous."
After her plight -- and outcry about her case -- went viral prosecutors decided Monday to drop the charges.
Kimura Inryou, a drinks company based in Japan, is going to begin selling an eel-flavored cola. It is made of eel extract and tastes like barbecued eel. Each bottle will cost $1.60.==
It's a common backpacker's dilemma: carrying few enough clothes to easily move from place to place and keeping those few possessions from becoming caked in filth, or, well, smelling like a backpacker.
Enter the Scrubba Wash Pack, the latest iteration of a washing machine on the go. Described as a day pack that is also a washing machine, its creator says the new device has an, "flexible internal washboard with hundreds of nobules that give you a machine quality clothes wash in a matter of minutes."
Scrubba's founder Ash Newland, who describes himself as an avid traveler, is also the inventor of the Scrubba Wash Bag. Dubbed "the world's smallest washing machine," Newland he invented the packable device in preparation for a four-month trip to climb Africa's Mt. Kilimanjaro.
The Scrubba Bag, however, takes the clean on the go.
The main difference between the two items is that the wash pack is wearable. It has adjustable straps allowing you to wear it as a backpack or messenger-style sling bag and a waist strap and access pockets on the shoulder straps and pouch.
The product is being funded on Indiegogo and is more than 65 percent funded in the eight days since it launched. There's more than a month left to raise the remaining $5,800 to make the Scrubba Wash Pack a reality. The crowdfunding description reads: "Scrubba Wash Pack is your versatile and weatherproof pack by day and your environmentally friendly and effective washing machine at night."
A Scrubba Wash Pack can be secured for as little as $79 on the Indiegogo page.
At this point we’re used to Oreos introducing limited-edition flavors to drum up business, but now they’re trying something new to get more people to eat their delicious cookies.
The company just announced their latest product – Oreo Thins. The cookie, which will hit stores next week, looks just like regular Oreos that have gone on a diet. More specifically, the original cookies are 12.5 mm thick, while the new ones are only seven-point-five mm thick.
So, does this mean you can eat a whole sleeve of them and feel less guilty? Well, maybe a little. Four cookies have 140 calories, while three regular Oreos contain about 160 calories, and the taste is pretty much the same.
But despite the calorie difference, the cookies, which come in Original, Golden and Mint flavor, aren’t being pushed as a diet snack, although the word “thin” in the title may make people think so. Instead the cookies are being marketed as a more grown-up version of the Oreo, and are even designed to be dunked whole, rather than pulled apart like most Oreos are.
Health clubs in Arizona, Los Angeles, Florida and Atlanta are now offering Twerk-out classes. The twerking classes combine pole dancing, hip hop and toning moves. Some of the instructors are teaching twerking at bachelorette parties. Beginner twerkers can burn 400-500 calories an hour while advanced twerkers can lose 1,000 calories an hour.
Sarah Colwill grew up in Plymouth, England and had the accent to prove it. After the 40-year-old suffered a stroke following years of migraines, however, she now speaks with a Chinese accent.
According to the Mirror, doctors have told Colwill after years of unsuccessful treatments, her Chinese accent is permanent. "I try not to dwell on how bad things are and how much I have lost," Colwill, who has since lost her job and her house, explained. "I think how lucky I am to be able to still do what I do and try and find a positive in every day." She goes on to say that she doesn't understand why people get so twisted. "I am still the same person inside," she added. "Of course, people who did not know me before have met a totally different person - but I am still Sarah from Plymouth."
At this point, Colwill is one of just 20 cases of what's called Foreign Accent Syndrome. She was the subject of a 2013 BBC documentary with hopes that a specialist would come forward and be able to help, but so far, no luck.
The world's oldest woman celebrated her 116th birthday yesterday. Susannah Jones is one of only two people left alive, who were born in the 1800s. She lives in Brooklyn and starts every day with bacon, scrambled eggs, and ground corn. A sign in Jones' kitchen reads: "Bacon makes everything better". She has 100 nephews and nieces.
101 year-old John Zilverberg is competing in the National Senior Games in Minneapolis. The South Dakota centenarian is entered in the discus, shot put, javelin and softball throw events. John expects to win gold medals in all of the events.
Daniel Boria knows creative advertising. The Canadian man tied 110 balloons to a lawn chair and floated through sky. According to HuffingtonPost, he planned this as a way to promote his cleaning product business based in Alberta.
Boria wanted to land in the middle of the annual Calgaray Stampede but strong winds blew him off course and he had to parachute from the chair about a mile from the grounds of the two weeklong rodeo.
Naturally, police got, well, wind of this little spectacle and arrested Boria on charges of mischief causing danger to life and mischief causing damage to property. The 26-year-old has no regrets, however. "It was the most fun thing I've ever done," he said.
Here's a warning: if you knock a police officer over with your ATV, they're going to come after you. On Fourth of July, 44-year-old New York City man George Fabian, "intentionally struck an on-duty uniformed police officer while he was riding a four wheeled ATV from the rear at a high rate of speed causing the police officer to fall to the ground." The cop is fine, but now the NYPD is on the hunt for Fabian. He better hope that ATV can pick up some serious speed. Source: Gothamist
The NY Daily News claims Woody from "Toy Story" is on trial in New York for grabbing three women's butts in Times Square
Police Officer Shreegan Meade testified against Jose Vasquez and said: “The defendant was dressed as Woody and was with Buzz Lightyear and Minnie Mouse taking group photographs. I observed a woman in front of the defendant jump up and scream while taking a group photograph. “He just grabbed my butt. I can't believe he did that. I'm really upset,” the victim said. I observed him with an open palm grab the buttocks of another female.''
The trial will continue.
Locking someone out of the house is a prank for the ages, but one man in Phoenix got a little to overzealous about trying to get back in. The unnamed 23-year-old man was locked out the house by a friend so he climbed onto the roof and tried to get in through the fireplace. Since this man is not Santa Claus, he got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters. He was taken to the hospital in stable condition. Those two friends will probably knock of the stupidity now. Source: Associated Press
FORT MADISON, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say an Iowa inmate took a cue from Santa Claus and exited through a building's piping and onto the roof. The Iowa Department of Corrections said Monday that Justin Kestner escaped early Sunday from one of the state's most secure cells in a building on the Iowa State Penitentiary complex in Fort Madison. The department says Kestner removed the screws from an access cover to a pipe chase in his cell's shower and maneuvered up the chase and through a vent to the roof. He then used a rope he created from torn bedsheets to make his way to an unfenced area on the ground. Hours later, he was captured near Geneseo, Illinois.
VCR: The Madison, Wisconsin police recently arrested 56-year-old Cheryl Elkinton for assaulting a grocery store manager with a VCR. She carried the outdated piece of equipment into the store before becoming frustrated with a self-checkout machine. Cheryl screamed at other customers before hitting the manager in the face with her VCR. She fled on a public bus.
Cops caught up with Cheryl and charged her with disorderly conduct.
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