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Morning Q Blog Archives for 2014-05

Random Facts for your Thursday


Here are a few random facts for you.  Only one in 25 bank robberies turn violent.  FedEx would've gone under in the 1970s, but the founder gambled the company's last $5,000 in Vegas and won enough to cover their bills.  And health care CEOs got paid more than any other CEOs in the U.S. last year . . . an average salary of $12.3 million.

 

 


 

1.  Violence is actually pretty rare in bank robberies . . . it only happens about one out of 25 times.  Most of the time a robber hands the teller a note, gets the money, and leaves.

 

 

2.  FedEx almost went under back in the '70s in their early years . . . they only had $5,000 in the bank and needed to pay off $24,000.  They're still around because the founder took the last $5,000 to Vegas, gambled it on blackjack, and won $27,000.

 

 

3.  The reason Hitler shaved his mustache down to a square is because he had trouble fitting a regular mustache into a gas mask.  Although he didn't invent the look or anything.  It's the 'toothbrush' moustache, and it was made popular by Charlie Chaplin.

 

 

4.  Cats are the only domesticated animal never mentioned in the Bible.  Dogs are mentioned 14 times.

 

 

5.  Want to know why your health care is so expensive?  For the fifth time in six years, in 2013, health care CEOs were paid more than any other CEOs in the U.S. . . . an average salary of $12.3 million.  That's up 13% from 2012.

 

Women are more likely to gain weight at 38, for men it's 44! Here's Why


Women Are Most Likely to Gain Weight at Age 38 . . . For Men, It's Age 44

    Wanna know when you're finally going to say "screw it" and start eating donuts by the case?

 

A new survey found the ages when men and women are most likely to gain weight.  For men, it's 44 . . . for women, it's 38.

 

The main reason men gave for gaining weight in their mid 40s is that their career and family responsibilities are both peaking . . . so they stop having time for exercise.

  The main reason WOMEN gave for gaining weight in their late 30s is their KIDS . . . whether it's being too busy with the kids to exercise, or eating out of stress.

Webster's Adds New Words to Dictionary!


Webster's Dictionary Is Adding Hashtag, Selfie, Auto-Tune, and Turducken

 

Merriam-Webster is adding over 150 words to the newest edition of its "Collegiate Dictionary".  And as usual, things that have to do with technology and the internet tend to dominate.  Here are the top 13 new internet and tech words . . .

 

 

1. Hashtag.

 

2.  Selfie.  In November, the Oxford English Dictionary named "selfie" the Word of the Year.  Although Webster's went with "science".)

 

3. Hot spot . . . as in a WiFi hot spot.

 

4.  Big data.  Which they define as, quote, "an accumulation of data that is too large and complex for processing by traditional database management tools."

 

5.  Auto-Tune.

 

6.  Crowdfunding . . . when you raise money through websites like Kickstarter.

 

7.  Dubstep.  That's the electronic music that pretty much requires a computer to create.

 

8.  E-waste . . . which is anything tech-related that you throw away.

 

9.  Social networking.

 

10.  Tweep . . . a person who uses Twitter.

 

11.  Catfish . . . as in someone "catfishes" you online, and pretends to be someone they're not.

 

12.  Fangirl.  Obviously it's the female version of fanboy.  As in, a girl who's WAY too into something.  They're both kind of an online phenomenon.

 

13.  Spoiler alert.

 

 

But there are actually a few words that DON'T deal directly with technology and the internet. The top seven are:

 

 

1.  Baby bump.

 

2.  Fracking.

 

3.  Freegan.  That's, quote, "an activist who scavenges for free food . . . as in waste receptacles at stores and restaurants . . . as a means of reducing consumption of resources."

 

4.  Gamification . . . where you add game elements to something that ISN'T a game to make more people interested in it.

 

5.  Steampunk . . . which is, quote, "science fiction dealing with 19th-century societies dominated by historical or imagined steam-powered technology."

 

6.  Turducken . . . "a boneless chicken stuffed into a boneless duck stuffed into a boneless turkey."

 

7.  Yooper . . . a native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

Random Facts for 5-15


Five Random Facts For Thursday

 1.  JOHNNY CASH'S birth name wasn't Johnny . . . he didn't have ANY first name.  His parents gave him initials, J.R., because they couldn't think of a name.  When he enlisted in the Air Force, they said he needed a name . . . so he picked John.

 

2.  Cats sleep so much that by the time they turn nine years old, they've only been awake about three years.

 

3.  King Olaf V of Norway competed in the Olympics while he was king . . . but not just because he could, because he was good at SAILING.  He won a gold medal at the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam. 

 

4.  HALL and OATES met when they were both at a concert in Philadelphia . . . and a GANG fight broke out.  They hopped in the same elevator to get away from gunshots, found out they both went to Temple University, and became friends.

 

5.  Mosquitoes have killed more people than all of the wars in history combined . . . by infecting tens of billions of people with diseases.

12 Foot African Python Invades Home Bathroom


50-year-old Veronica Rodriguez was home in College Station, Texas last week, and heard a noise in the bathroom.  And if she wasn't ALREADY afraid of snakes . . . we're guessing she is now.

 

 

Because when she turned on the lights to the bathroom . . . she found herself face-to-face with a 12-FOOT AFRICAN PYTHON.  Somehow it had managed to get into her house, and was hanging out in her bathtub.

 

 

So she slammed the door, ran outside, and called 911.  A cop showed up with a small grocery bag to put the snake in, but he ended up calling animal control . . . who showed up with a 10-gallon bucket.  And that STILL wasn't CLOSE to big enough.

 

 

Finally, they decided to use a city TRASH CAN . . . and they managed to get the snake inside.  Then they sealed up the trash can . . . and left it by the side of Veronica's HOUSE until the next morning, when they could transport it to a rescue facility.

 

 

Apparently this python wouldn't have been dangerous to any adults . . . but it could've been dangerous to small children or pets.  No one's quite sure where it came from or how it got into Veronica's house. 

 

Random Facts For 5-13


Five Random Facts For Tuesday

 

1.  Before Hugo Boss became an international fashion company, they made uniforms for the Nazis.  No one knew until 1997, when the company showed up on a list of Swiss bank accounts . . . and the company admitted their Nazi ties.

 

 

2.  40% of Americans now carry less than $20 cash on them, and another 9% never carry ANY cash.  That's about HALF of us.

 

 

3.  Americans always picture Godzilla being GREEN . . . but in the Japanese movies, he was NEVER green.  He was always charcoal gray.

 

 

4.  BENJAMIN HARRISON was elected president in 1888, and was the first U.S. president to have electricity in the White House . . . but he never touched the light switches because he was afraid of getting electrocuted.

 

 

5.  In Oblong, Illinois it's illegal to have sex while you're out on a hunting or fishing trip on your wedding day.

Casey Kasem


A Judge Has Ordered a Hunt for Legendary DJ Casey Kasem

 

HIGHLIGHTS:  A judge ordered authorities to locate legendary DJ CASEY KASEM, who's 82 and suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease.  Casey's kids have been warring with his current wife for years over his care.  Mrs. Kasem has moved Casey several times and kept the kids from seeing him.  They think she now has him on an Indian reservation in Washington state.

 

 

FULL STORY:  The children of legendary DJ CASEY KASEM don't know where he is . . . and they got a judge to order an investigation into his whereabouts.

 

 

Casey is 82 years old and suffering from advanced Parkinson's disease.  He can no longer speak, and his current wife Jean has been moving him to various facilities and keeping his children from seeing him.

 

 

Yesterday, Casey's daughter Kerri was appointed her father's temporary caretaker . . . but Jean's attorney told the court he DIDN'T KNOW WHERE CASEY WAS.

   He said Casey had been removed from the country . . . but an attorney for Kerri says the kids believe he's on an Indian reservation in Washington state. 

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Red River Chorale  Celebrating America

October 21st 9:30AM
Emmanuel Baptist Church
430 Jackson Street

Opening their 2014-15 season, Celebrating America will feature music by American composers as well as a Musical Salute to those who have served and actively serve our country in the military.

Admission: 
Adults $15, Students $5

Hope House

Jambalaya

Fundraiser

October 22, 2014

11am-1:00pm

Tickets $7.00

Jambalaya, Side Dish, Roll, Dessert

Delivery for 10 or more orders

Call Ginger 487-2061  For tickets or orders

All Proceeds to Hope House

Web Sitewww.cenlahopehouse.org


 

A Very Merry Market Ladies Night Out
October 23rd
Alexandria Riverfront Center
Alexandria

9:00AM


Alexandria Zoo Boo!!

Dates: October 23, 24 & 25 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Time:6 pm - 8:30 pm
Admission: $6 per person ages 1 & older (cash only)

For over 30 years, Alexandria Zoo has provided a fun, safe Halloween experience. Zoo Boo offers 3 nights of SPOOKTACULAR, SCARE-FREE fun for kids 12 and younger!

Enjoy sweets and treats along the traditional trick-or-treat trail through the Zoo with a stop at the Festival Plaza to enjoy HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS. Treat bags are provided.


DRIVE THRU FLU SHOTS

What:  Drive thru flu shots

Where:  Rapides Parish Office of Public Health,       5604-A Coliseum Blvd, Alexandria, LA      71303

When:  Friday, October 31, 2014 from 8 a.m. to  3 p.m.

Who:  Anyone older than six months. 

How much:  $10 maximum out-of-pocket  expense.  No out-of-pocket expense for Medicaid and Medicare with card.  Please    bring other insurance cards if you have one.


Rapides Symphony Orchestra Concert

November 1st

Coughlin-Saunders

Performing Arts Center

1202 Third Street

Alexandria, LA

9:30AM

True Classics featuring cello soloist Madeleine Kabat.
Beethoven - Coriolan Overture
Dvorak - Cello Concerto in B minor
Brahms - Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Admission: 
$25 admission
Phone: 
(318) 442-9709

Central Louisiana is taking the first step to making healthier food choices by taking part in the American Heart Association's National Eating Healthy Day on Wednesday, Nov. 5. On this day, everyone in CENLA is encouraged to make small, healthy changes and raise the awareness of the importance of good nutrition. Give your family, friends and co-workers a friendly push toward a healthier life. For healthy eating tips, recipes and a guide to products with the Heart Check mark, Visit heart.org/healthyliving Brought to you in part by the Central Louisiana American Heart Association and Christus St. Frances Cabrini Hospital.

 

 



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Charlie Pride

November 14th

Marksville, LA

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Cher

November 15th

Bossier City, LA

Century Link Center

 

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Saenger Theater

 

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Paragon Casino & Resort

 

Dirty Dancing

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New Orleans

Saenger Theater

 

KC & The Sunshine Band

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Paragon Casino & Resort

 

Mamma Mia

January 17th, 2015

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Florida Georgia Line

Friday January 23rd

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Cajundome

 

Celtic Thunder Symphony

February 14th, 2015

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