1. A study by Rice University says that lonely people tend to have more severe cold symptoms. *** What a shame—not only do they feel worse, but they don’t have anyone to complain to.
2. A high school student in Alabama is not being allowed to take his beloved grandmother to the senior prom because of the school’s concerns over alcohol and safety issues. *** And because it’s been almost a month since she died.
3. MTV announced it is reviving the reality show “Fear Factor,” in which contestants face scary challenges such as eating sheep eyes, crawling through a nest of tarantulas *** or being overbooked on a United flight.
4. On an episode of the “Today” show, Jenna Bush Hager inadvertently mentioned that her grandmother, former first lady Barbara Bush, is missing a toe on each foot. *** She said the family became aware of the condition when Mrs. Bush had difficulty counting to 20.
5. Chick-fil-A announced that it is teaching people at all its restaurants to say “please” and “thank you.” *** And as soon as the customers are all trained they’ll start on the employees.
6. On this date in history: Apr 14, 1912 – The Titanic strikes an iceberg off the coast of Nova Scotia and begins sinking. *** On the positive side, the buffet line suddenly got shorter.
7. On this date in history: Apr 13, 1940 – In the second battle of Narvik, eight German destroyers are destroyed. *** Wouldn’t that make them “destroyees”?
8. On this date in history: Apr 12, 1877 – A baseball catcher wore a mask for the first time. *** It wasn’t for protection—he was just playing poorly.
9. On this date in history: April 11, 1900 – The U.S. Navy's first submarine makes its debut. *** It was fairly low-tech—when it submerged, all the crewmen had to hold their breath.
10. On this date in history: Apr 10, 1924 – Tubular steel golf club shafts are approved for championship play. *** The steel shafts give increased distance, improved ball control and a more satisfying feel when you wrap them around a tree.