97 Year Old Receives Diploma

97 Year Old Receives Diploma

A 97-year-old woman has received an honorary diploma from a high school in Michigan, 79 years after she was forced to drop out to care for her sick mother. (more…)

13 Great Whites Spotted At Huntington Beach

13 Great Whites Spotted At Huntington Beach

According to reports, more than a dozen young great white sharks were spotted in waters off Sunset Beach in Huntington Beach.

A untington Beach Police Department helicopter spotted 13 sharks Tuesday night feeding in the water about 50 feet from the shore, reports the Los Angeles Times. The sharks were between 6- to 10-feet long. There were no swimmers or surfers in the water.

No swim advisories or warnings have been posted at Sunset Beach.

The lifeguard unit has received other reports of shark sightings in recent weeks. At least six young sharks were seen near Seal Beach and Huntington Beach on May 11. Officials issued warnings in April after two sharks were seen near paddleboarders at Surfside Beach.

1. Sharks have been around for approximately 400 million years with minimal evolution during their ocean lives as supreme predators.

2. About 400 types of sharks exist with only 30 species identified as human hunters.

3. The chance of being killed by a shark is one in 300 million. The chance of being killed by airplane parts falling from the sky is one in 10 million. Chances of being involved in a Sharknado are about one in 500 million. (Actually, that’s just a fabrication).

4. New Jersey had 15 shark attacks in the last century. In 2013, there were 47 attacks nationwide and just two fatalities. Shark attacks are not exactly a life threatening event.

5. According to Random Facts, “Sharks don’t get cavities probably because they are constantly shedding teeth. Sharks have 40-45 teeth, with up to seven rows of replacement teeth behind them. When a front tooth breaks or falls out, it takes only about one day for a replacement tooth to move forward to the front row. Sharks can go through more than 30,000 teeth in a lifetime.”

6. The same website noted that “In 1977, Happy Days’ Arthur “Fonzie” Fonzarelli jumped over a penned-in shark while on water skis, giving birth to the expression “jumping the shark” to describe a desperate dramatic measure by a TV show. (Who knew?)

7. There’s actually a Shark Research Institute (SRI) located in Princeton, N.J. Founded in 1991, the scientific research organization, was created to sponsor and conduct research on sharks and promote their conservation. Field offices are in Florida, Pennsylvania and Texas, as well as Australia, Canada, Ecuador, Honduras, India, Mexico, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa and the United Kingdom, according to www.sharks.org.

8. Men are victims in 90 percent of all shark attacks. Fellas, don’t fall for that old shark trick when your significant other first inquires about your insurance policy then insists you head off into the ocean.

9. In 1916, sharks attacked five people in or around Spring Lake, Beach Haven and two others in Matawan Creek. Four were killed.

10. All these conversations allow perfect opportunities to teach children and learn about not only sharks but the world’s vast oceans. So, everybody grab a library book, a cool drink and shades.

McDonald’s Rationing Fries

McDonald’s Rationing Fries

Apparently McDonald’s in Japan is having to ration fries because of labor disruptions on the U.S. west coast. Prolonged negotiations with the port workers on the west coast is causing a severe delay of over 1,000 much needed spuds to the fast food chains in Japan. The spuds are one of the U.S’s top exports and are partially cooked and cut before being shipped. The Japanese consume over 300,000 tons of french fries a year, mostly at fast food restaurants. Looks like they may not be asking “you want fries with that?” in Japan for the time being.

Russell Peters $21 million

Russell Peters’ $21 Million Salary Stuns, ‘Almost Famous’ Comedian Makes Big Money

In Hollywood, they say fame and fortune go hand in hand. That’s not the case for comedian Russell Peters. The 43-year-old pulled in an estimated $21 million last year, but chances are you’ve never even heard of him. (more…)

Monica Bellucci Next Bond Girl

Monica Bellucci is a famous Italian actress who is set to become the next bond girl opposite Daniel Craig. She is also to be joined by Dave Bautista and Christopher Waltz for team Spectre. She will actually be the oldest lady to ever play a bond girl. Must say I didn’t see this pick coming as Bellucci is usually in independent or foreign films. Little is know about this future bond movie as far as the plot and no trailers have come out just yet. Skyfall was a huge success and hopefully this next film is as superbly done as that one.

Kelly Monaco Takes Third Place DWTS Finale

Kelly Monaco Takes Third Place DWTS Finale

Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy won third place on the third season of Dancing with the Stars All-Stars.

On last night’s show Kelly Monaco and Valentin Chmerkovskiy danced the Paso Doble & the Freestyle – These underdogs received excellent comments from the judges, and hot final scores. During their first dance, the Paso Doble, Len said, “Well done,” Bruno called Kelly “a thing of beauty,” and Carrie Ann noticed “a little slip-up,” but despite that remarked that it was their “best dance.” Len and Bruno awarded the couple 10 points, while Carrie Ann awarded them a very close-to-perfect 9.5 points. Their total score for the first dance was 29.5 – 2.9 points above their 26.6 average score of the season.

During the Freestyle, Bruno “loved the blend of cirque de soleil and dancing.” Len thought the dance was “truly wonderful,” and Carrie Ann said, “The truth is we have been all watching you as a couple grow and it has played into your dancing and you told us a happy ending into a beautiful love story.” Kelly and Val received a perfect ten from Carrie Ann and Bruno, while Len awarded them a near-perfect 9.5.

Whenever reality television show ideas dry up, they bring back previous contestants to compete on an All-Star show off. This television style has been implemented on America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, Bachelor/ette, Big Brother and millions of lesser important late night reality television productions. This was the first time ever in DWTS history that an All-Stars season was being produced – it was an attempt to rekindle the famous DWTS fire and bring back viewers who lost interest in the show for the past five seasons. However, the downtrodden 15th season of the popular show might have been the swan song we’ve all been waiting for.

Ginger Alden 20 When Elvis Proposed

Ginger Alden 20 When Elvis Proposed

Can you believe Ginger Alden was only 20 when Elvis proposed? Maybe it’s more shocking that The King would ever settle down. He proposed to Alden and gave her an engagement ring two months later, though several of his friends later claimed that he had no serious intention of marrying again. But he did and it led to Lisa Marie being born a little while after.

Ginger Alden was born on November 13, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee, USA. She is an actress, known for Living Legend: The King of Rock and Roll, Capitol and Lady Grey. She is now married to Ron Leyser.

Jon Hamm Drama Teacher – John Burroughs High School

Jon Hamm Drama Teacher – John Burroughs High School
Before Jon Hamm was stupendously famous for his role as Don Draper in Mad Men he was a mild mannered drama teacher at John Burroughs High School. I guess this throws out the old saying “those who can’t, teach”. Jon attended the private school as well in his younger days, where he was a member of the football, baseball, and swim teams. Hamm was also on some minor hollywood dating reality shows before he got his big break, and guess what? He got rejected, apparently the young lady found someone more appealing than the future Don Draper.

I guess it’s a bit humanizing to know that not all celebrities are born into fame and many of them work normal jobs before their big break.

Kellie Pickler Bikini Body

Kellie Pickler’s bikini body show curves that have been revealed on Instagram. It seems as though Kellie Pickler been posting pictures of herself from an unknown island, which is attracting some attending. Pickler posted the first photo of the getaway was shared by the 28-year-old singer on Sunday and finds her posing with friends inside a car.


Rikki Tikki Tavi on Amazon

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, the timeless classic is the children’s book every family should have. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is the story of a mongoose whose bravery knows no bounds and the family he is endeared to and looks after with a fiery passion. After a small flood Rikki-Tikki-Tavi finds himself rescued by a family in India and he is curious to discover more about his new surroundings. He finds there is danger lurking in the shadows that threatens his new family. Rikki will stop at nothing to make sure they are safe. Rikki-Tikki-Tavi is a timeless classic from Rudyard Kipling that should be enjoyed by all. This story has amazing illustrations and is fun for the whole family. Make good reading for educated kids on the classics or a good bedtime story. Either way it’s a must have.

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi on Amazon Kindle