Thursday, June 11, 2009




Today is National Peanut Butter Cookie Day

Today is National Buy Yourself a Toy Day

Actor Jim Nabors was born on this day in 1933. Gaw-lee!

On this day in 1952 a 17-year-old Bonham, Texas, house cat named Dusty set a Guinness record by giving birth to her 420th kitten. Golleee! That's enough to put Bob Barker in a home.

George Bush is 84 today. Former President George H.W. Bush will celebrate his 85th birthday by once again going skydiving. His son, George W. Bush will celebrate his father’s birthday the way he always does: giving him a World’s Greatest Dad mug


Cops in France are searching for a thief who stole a notebook full of Picasso’s sketches. The thief should be easy to find—he has just one eye and his foot is on his forehead.

Free School Lunch Peak
An all-time high of 20 million U.S. children are now getting free school lunches. The spike is sending the worldwide tater tot market into chaos.

As you all know, two US reporters have been imprisoned in North Korea and now President Obama is considering sending Al Gore to negotiate their release. After hearing the Al Gore threat, North Korea gave up the reporters and their nuclear program.

That little dictator guy in North Korea announced his son will take over. His son will ease slowly into the job. He'll start by being insane on Monday and Friday. Then he'll be insane Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. If that works out OK -- he'll try being insane all week.

If there's actually anybody out there planning to shell out for a car for their high school graduate, Forbes magazine crunched the marketing data and finds American teens want reputable brands with cool styling, great gas mileage and ample passenger and luggage space. The teen top 10 car picks:
10. Nissan Altima
9. Ford F-150 truck
8. Ford Focus
7. Toyota Prius
6. Toyota Camry
5. Toyota Corolla
4. Volkswagen Beetle
3. Honda Accord
2. Honda Civic
1. Ford Mustang

American soldiers can now tweet, send friend requests and share photos and personal news just like the rest of the World Wide Web.

The U.S. Army is reversing a years-long policy of blocking the Web hotspots on military networks, ordering its network managers to allow access to social media sites including Twitter, Facebook and Flickr.

"The Army has recently made access to several social media Web sites available from the Army home page within the .mil domain," reads an Army order issued to Directors of Information Management and labeled "for official use only."

First reported on's Danger Room, the order explains it is "the intent of senior Army leaders to leverage social media as a medium to allow soldiers to 'tell the Army story' and to facilitate the dissemination of strategic, unclassified information, the social media sites available from the Army homepage, will be made accessible from all campus area networks."

JERUSALEM – An Israeli woman mistakenly threw out a mattress she said had almost $1 million inside, setting off a frantic search through tons of garbage at a number of landfill sites on Wednesday. The woman told The Associated Press that she bought her elderly mother a new mattress as a surprise present on Monday — and threw out the old one.

The next day, she said, she remembered that she had hidden her life savings inside the old mattress. "I woke up in the morning screaming, when it hit me what happened," said the Tel Aviv woman, who asked not to be identified.

She went to look for the mattress, but it had already been hauled away by garbage collectors, she said. Searches at three different landfill sites turned up nothing.
She said the money was in U.S. dollars and Israeli shekels. She refused to say how she acquired such a large sum. "It was all my money in the world," she said. There was no way to verify her claims, and she refused to disclose key details.

Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said he was not familiar with the case and no report had been filed.

The Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot published a picture of the woman searching through garbage at a dump in southern Israel. The picture shows the woman, dressed in a white top and black pants with her back to the camera, picking through a huge pile of trash that fills the frame about 10 feet (3 meters) in all directions.

Yitzhak Borba, the dump manager, told Army Radio that his staff was helping the woman, saying she appeared "totally desperate." He said the mattress was hard to find among the 2,500 tons of garbage that arrives at the site every day.

He said he increased security at the site to keep would-be treasure hunters away.
The woman said the money had been stashed in a mattress because she had had "traumatic experiences with banks" in the past. She would not elaborate.

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