ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1667, King Charles II of England tasted his first cranberries... sauced, of course. The king rarely tasted new food sober.
Sara J.B. Hale was born on this date in 1788. She wrote the poem, "Mary had a little lamb." Remember? "When Mary had a little lamb the doctor was surprised but when Old McDonald had a farm, the doctor nearly died!"
Thomas Edison invented the light bulb way, way back in 1879 -- So how many men does it take to screw in a light bulb? One. He just holds it up there and waits for the world to revolve around him.
- According to the U.S. Department of Defense, maintenance workers replace more than 250 light bulbs per day at the Pentagon, in Arlington, VA.
- The largest light bulb to date was a foot-long 75,000 watt bulb (hand blow) at the Corning Glass Works to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Thomas Edison's invention.
On this date in 1913, Camel cigarettes were introduced.
On this date in 1918, Margaret Owen set the world for typing with 170 wpm on a manual typewriter.
In 1939 that women's nylon hosiery went on sale for the first time.
Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia) celebrates her 53rd birthday today.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Vic Mizzy, the songwriter who composed the themes for the 1960s sit-coms "The Addams Family" and "Green Acres," has died. He was 93.
- Natalie Coughlin is out of "Dancing with the Stars." The Olympic swimmer and her professional partner, Alec Mazo, were eliminated Tuesday.
- Mischa Barton says she's "done with TV" and wants more serious roles.
- Get this. The Weather Channel plans to show movies for the first time in its 27-year history. "The Perfect Storm" will air on October 30, the 18th anniversary of the actual storm.
- LeAnn Rimes and Eddie Cibrian are starting to be seen out together as a couple... while LeAnn's ex has adopted a new look by shaving his head ("pulled a Britney" as one report said).
- Emily Blunt is lugging around one huge diamond engagement ring, compliments of John Krasinski of "The Office."
- Sarah Palin is going to sit down with Oprah Winfrey on November 16. The interview will be Palin's first about her new book, "Going Rogue: An American Life," and the first time Palin and Winfrey will meet.
- Guess I didn't know that Diane Keaton has an 8-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter. She's 63, by the way...
- "Big Brother" season 9 winner Adam Jasinski told a federal agent that he used his $500,000 prize to buy thousands of oxycodone pills and resell them. He was arrested in Boston.
- Elisabeth Hasselback returned to "The View" this week with a story about her latest baby. She had sent out a picture of the baby to her husband's family because he had this cute smile... not noticing that one of her nipples was also in the picture! Of course, noticed this after she sent it out.
- Speaking of... K2 Productions, which directs the Miss California USA pageant, has asked former Miss California Carrie Prejean to pay back the $5,200 it gave her for breast-augmentation surgery.
- Taylor Swift and Taylor Guitars are teaming up for the Taylor Swift Baby Taylor Guitar, available, absolutely, in time for Christmas.
(Lifescript.com) These days when a woman feels dissatisfied in her relationship, she gets a private e-mail account, posts a profile on a web site and starts looking for hookups herself. "Affairs are not uncommon," says clinical psychologist Nancy O'Reilly (aka Dr. Nancy). "Women tend to keep these things to themselves, but there are signs that they're catching up with the guys." So why do women cheat?
- Familiarity has bred indifference
- You're leading parallel lives
- The passion has fizzled
- The fantasy has fizzled
- Your ego needs a boost
- It's payback time
Relationships are about communication and compromise, but they're also about choosing your battles says AskMen.com. Since men and women think differently, act differently and even argue differently, things can get lost in translation. Men should avoid these 10 biggies:
- Her style
- Her cooking
- Her exes
- Gender generalizations
- Her finances
- Her friends
- Solutions to her problems
- Her appearance
- Her family
New figures reveal that women are cheating more than ever but their partners don't know because the women are so good at lying. Psychologist Dr. David Holmes puts the figure of men cheaters at 20% but says women are catching up at slightly more than 15%. Shockingly, ladies are so good at keeping mum about their affairs, they won't confess, even if they know their lovers is the father of their child and not their husband. "The biggest difference is that women are much better at keeping their affairs secret," Homes says. "If you look at the studies into paternity, even conservative figures show that between 8-15% of children haven't been fathered by the man who thinks he's the biological father." (National Examiner)
Most people who find themselves in a public restroom without soap choose to rinse their hands with plain water but that's not the healthiest idea, say experts. "They might as well not even bother," says Dr. John Cmar, an internist at LifeBridge Health's Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Cmar explains that water alone won't get rid of disease causing microbes. Lathering up with soap, then rinsing, is what washes them away. "Plus, by touching the sink faucet, one of the dirtiest things in the restroom, these people could be adding even more germs to their hands," adds Dr. Cmar. Handwashing is getting more attention as people try to avoid getting swine flu. The secret to a good washing is simple, say infectious disease experts. Scrub hands with soap for at least 15 to 20 seconds, rinse, then dry thoroughly with towels. (National Enquirer)
Sleeping apart from your spouse can improve your marriage and health. Experts say that couples who have separate beds or better still, separate rooms, could be making their relationship stronger. Not only will they avoid nighttime squabbles over blanket hogging, but they also tend to get a better night's rest, say British researchers. Poor sleep is also bad for your physical well being, increasing the risk of stroke and heart disease. (Globe) Next time your guy buys something whether it's a new pair of jeans or an HD TV pay attention to the way he shops. If he continues to search for other options even after finding the perfect one, he's what's called a maximizer. If, however, he shops till he finds something good enough and then buys it, he's a "satisfier." Which do you want your guy to be? Research is beginning to show that maximizers experience less passion, intimacy, and commitment in relationships and that they're less interested in marriage. (Cosmopolitan)