1. Researchers at University College London have been studying whether cat owners can contract toxoplasmosis from their pets, which could lead to certain psychotic disorders. *** Typical disorders would include schizophrenia, confusion and excessive posting of cat videos on Facebook.
2. A 26 year old former nursing home worker in Sandusky, Ohio was arrested after forcibly giving a lap dance to a 100 year old resident. The police report gave the woman’s name as Brittany Fultz, *** but only identified the elderly gentleman as “Smiley.”
3. Lamborghini has recalled thousands of its expensive supercars after several of them caught on fire. *** Owners of the damaged cars were understandably upset and complained that after spending that kind of money on a Lamborghini they would have expected the flames to be a lot more spectacular.
4. The enthusiastic Trump supporter whom the president invited onstage in Florida told reporters he has a six-foot cardboard cut-out of Mr. Trump at home and he said, “I salute that every single day.” *** And then he kisses his cardboard wife, hugs his cardboard daughter and pets his cardboard dog,
5. Witches around the world plan to cast a spell on Donald Trump on February 24th at midnight. *** The spell probably won’t actually change the president’s behavior, but Sean Spicer plans to use it to explain a few things.
6. On this date in history: Feb 24, 1208 – Saint Francis of Assisi, 26, received his vocation in Portiuncula, Italy *** He was told his mission was to spread the gospel, be kind to animals and pose for birdbath sculptures.
7. On this date in history: Feb 23, 1574 – France begins 5th Holy War against Huguenots. *** Both sides had agreed to a “best out of 7” format.
8. On this date in history: Feb 22, 1879 – The first “five and dime” store is opened by Frank W. Woolworth in Utica, NY. *** He was the person who “coined” the phrase “Change you can believe in.”
9. On this date in history: Feb 21, 1988 – During a live TV broadcast, televangelist Jimmy Swaggart admits to visiting a prostitute. *** He then asked viewers to increase donations because the fight for her salvation was costing $1,000 a night.
10. On this date in history: Feb 20, 1974 – Cher files for separation from Sonny Bono. *** They are perhaps best known for their hit song “I Got (Tired of) You Babe.”