RUSSIAN SUBWAY ACCEPTS 30 SQUATS AS PAYMENT FOR RIDE: A vending machine has been set-up at one of Moscow's subway stations that allows people to earn a free ticket by doing squats. To promote the upcoming Olympic games and a healthier lifestyle, the Moscow metro has set up a special vending machine that allows travelers to get one free ticket in exchange for performing 30 squats. To gain a free ticket, subway riders must perform the squats in front of the machine and curious bystanders, and do them in less than two minutes. The machine will remain at the Vystavochaya station in the west of the Russian capital until Dec. 3. (Mashable)
Your love of video games may irritate your significant other, but new research finds your hours of play may be doing you some good. Researchers from
COULD TWEETS BE PREDICTING PS4 WILL OUTSELL XBOX 2-TO-1?: Is social media an accurate indicator of what a product's sales will be like? Now Games reports that Leadsift looked at what's being talked about on Twitter, and from that estimated that Sony's PlayStation 4 might outsell Microsoft's Xbox One by two-to-one. The theory is based on the fact that more than 145,574 people tweeted about the Xbox One while more than 253,182 people tweeted about the PS 4. Additionally, 7,601 people tweeted about intentions to buy a PlayStation 4 while only 4,333 tweeted about their intentions to buy an Xbox One.
Scientists say the human knee has one more ligament than previously thought. Two Belgian knee surgeons have identified another ligament buried in the muscles and tendons of the knee. They're calling it the anterolateral ligament (ALL), and say it's present in 97-percent of human knees.
The researchers found this ligament after studying why some patients had issues with their knees after undergoing ACL surgery. Researchers say their findings are significant and the ligament may play a role in how patients recover from ACL surgery. (Fox)
We recently had the good fortune of speaking with Comedian Jon Lovitz...you know, the guy who created the catchprhrase "Yeah, that's the ticket" on Saturday Night Live in the 1980's...the guy who's starred in more than 30 movies, including "The Wedding Singer", "A League of Their Own" and "Big".
Lovitz entertainment resume goes on and on. Because he's had such a successful career, Lovitz is giving back by offering aspiring comedians a legitimate performance outlet for their talent - The Jon Lovitz Vodcast Network.
Jon is also asking folks who want to help these budding comedians to donate money through this Fund Anything page: FundAnything.com/JLO.
During our conversation with Jon, we found out more about this passion of his, as well as some cool backstories on "A League of Their Own" and his famous SNL pathological liar catchphrase.
Click to listen now to Jon Lovitz!
Greeting card company Hallmark is taking some flak after it changed the lyrics of "Deck the Halls" on one of its 2013 Christmas ornaments from "Don we now our gay apparel" to "Don we now our FUN apparel."
The lyric appears on an ornament designed to look like an ugly Christmas sweater.
FoxNews.com said the criticism was appearing on Hallmark's Facebook page, citing one woman who described herself as a Gold Crown Rewards member as saying that by changing the lyric, they made an unnecessary political statement.
Hallmark issued a statement explaining the history of the song, dating back to a time, quote, "when 'gay' meant festive or "merry." It continued, "Today it has multiple meanings, which we thought could leave our intent open to misinterpretation. The trend of wearing festively decorated Christmas sweaters to parties is all about fun, and this ornament is intended to play into that, so the planning team decided to say what we meant: 'fun.' That's the spirit we intended and the spirit in which we hope ornament buyers will take it."
Click HERE to see the ornament with the changed lyrics!
Great fun for a great cause! The Kiwanis Club of Savannah Golf Tournament is coming up on Friday 15 November at Crosswinds. The tournament provides support of children's programs of the Kiwanis Club of Savannah and Kiwanis International including the STAR Student program, Key Clubs, and the Kiwanis Eliminate Program designed to eliminate neo-natal tetanus throughout the world.
The tournament is shotgun start at 8:30, 4-person scramble...a Gold Sponsorship $750..a Silver for $500 and a Bronze for $100...if you want to enter a team it's $300 and if you just want to play it's $75.
Call me at the station at (912) 964-7794 and I can fix you up!
Artificial blood has been created by scientists in Romania. Researchers in Cluj-Napoca, Romania hope the creation of artificial blood will end blood shortages and infections from donations. The researchers hope to roll the artificial blood out in clinical trials involving human volunteers within a year or two. The blood is still in the testing stages. All previous attempts at artificial blood have failed, but tests on mice have had positive results. (lowa Now)
What a pleasure and true honor is was today to have as a guest on the show, Fort Stewart's new commander, Major General Mike Murray!
General Murray was gracious enough to stay for a full hour and to answer several caller's questions. He seems like a very down to earth guy. Welcome to the area, General Murray!
Click HERE for a link to the Fort Stewart website...
Click the pic to listen to a podcast of the interview!