Friday, June 15, 2018

News for Week Ending Friday, Jun 15, 2018

1.   On the “Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” John Travolta demonstrated dance moves from the “Grease” song “You’re the One that I Want.”  ***   However, now when he dances to that song he sings it to his chiropractor.  

2.   Japan is lowering the age of adulthood from 20 to 18.  ***  And schools have been ordered to make kids grow up two years faster.

3.   The FDA has approved Aimovig, the first drug developed to prevent migraine headaches.  ***  In a humanitarian gesture, they accelerated the approval process to make sure it was available before the midterm elections.

4.   It’s been revealed that Duchess Meghan (Markle) relies on Prince Harry for guidance on royal fashion etiquette.   ***   He’s also her go-to expert for asking, “Does this dress make me look fat?”

5.   Arianna Huffington is promoting eye health through the “20-20-20” rule: After 20 minutes of looking at your cell phone screen, you should take a 20 second break to look 20 feet away.  ***   She said this is especially important if you’re driving.

6.   On this date in history:  Jun 15, 1844 – Charles Goodyear patents the process for vulcanizing rubber.  ***  Oh, I thought vulcanizing was what Mr. Spock did when he pinched someone’s neck.

7.   On this date in history:  June 14, 1953 – Elvis Presley graduates from L.C. Humes High School in Memphis, Tennessee.  ***  Where he majored in hip swiveling, pelvis grinding and snarling,

8.   On this date in history:  Jun 13, 1990 – A Boeing 767 sets a nonstop commercial flight distance record of 9,253 miles, flying from Seattle to Narobi, Kenya.  ***  The flight was so long that by the time it landed most passengers forgot why they were going.

9.   On this date in history:  June 12, 1952 – In Bonham, Texas, a record 420th kitten is born to a cat named Dusty.   ***  Well, her owner called her “Dusty.”  All the boy cats called her “Easy.”

10.  On this date in history:  June 11, 1939 – The king and queen of England taste their first hot dogs at a party hosted by President Franklin D. Roosevelt.   *** However, they insisted on having their dogs served with Grey Poupon.

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