ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1793, Eliphalet Remington was born. His name still appears on the guns he helped to develop.
On this date in 1858, Macy opened their first store on 6th Avenue in New York.
Boxer Shorts were introduced way back in 1901 -- Psychiatrist Dr. Douglas LaDier says men that wear boxer shorts to bed are good at details and like order in their lives. They're warm, friendly and caring. They remember birthdays, anniversaries and other important dates. Yeah, right. What do the ladies perfer a man wear under his pants?
- Boxers, 43%
- Boxer briefs, 38%
- Briefs, 14%
- Nothing, 5%
Boxers or Briefs: Cosmopolitan tells us what a man's underwear says about him:
- Briefs -- He likes to be babied a bit, is neat, and a down-to-earth guy who's got a direction in life.
- Boxers -- He has a sense of humor and likes to cuddle.
- The Boxer Brief -- He's carefree and athletic.
- Bikini -- This guy is a hopeless flirt who usually likes to show off his body.
On this date in 1904, the first subway opened up in New York City.
In 1910, the U.S. annexed west Florida from Spain.
On this day in 1938, Dupont announced their invention of nylon.
Kelly Osbourne turns 25, Pro golfer Patty Sheehan turns 53, Lee Greenwood, Mr. "God Bless the USA," turns 67 and John Cleese of "Monty Python" fame hits the big 7-0 today.
Make a Difference Day -- You can make a difference. Find out how at Network for Good. There you'll find information on local and national charities. http://www.networkforgood.org
Cranky Co-Workers Day -- We had our listeners call us with the names and descriptions of cranky people in their offices and we agreed to call them and let them know folks in their office think that they're cranky. When we called our "victims" we were surprised to learn that most of them had heard us talking about it and they were shocked to think someone in their midst could conceive of them being cranky.
Navy Day -- established way back in 1922 by the Navy League of the U.S. Although it was not a national holiday, October 27 was suggested by the Navy League to recognize Theodore Roosevelt's birthday. Roosevelt had been an Assistant Secretary of the Navy and supported a strong Navy as well as the idea of Navy Day. In addition, October 27 was the anniversary of a 1775 report issued by a special committee of the Continental Congress favoring the purchase of merchant ships as the foundation of an American Navy.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Andrew Lloyd Webber has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- Brad Pitt was involved in a motorcycle accident, but not seriously hurt.
- Pamela Anderson is joining a campaign to Save the Seals. She joins celebrities such Sarah McLachlan, Kelly Osborne, Jennie Garth and Jorja Foxas wearing white t-shirts with a drawing of a baby seal.
- Annie Leibovitz has taken the first official presidential family photo of the Obamas.
- Rihanna has agreed to perform on the Royal Caribbean Cruise ship, "Oasis of the Seas" -- the world's largest cruise ship-- on November 19th.
- Bruce Springsteen canceled a performance in Kansas City after his cousin and road crew member died. The death of 36-year-old Lenny Sullivan is being investigated by police, but said it was not suspicious.
- Donald Trump walked his daughter Ivanka down the aisle over the weekend, as she married Jared Kushner, publisher of the New York Observer. Regis was there to sing a song at the reception.
- At a charity auction last week, a trip to South Africa to watch a soccer game and meet Nelson Mandela was only getting a $37,000 bid. At that point, Charlize Theron offered to throw in a kiss to whoever was the highest bidder. The final bid: $140,000. And to comply, Charlize gave the top bidder -- a woman -- a 20-second kiss, right on the lips!
- Christie's auction house will offer up a portrait of Michael Jackson by Andy Warhol in New York on Nov. 10. This image shows a Michael Jackson portrait painted by Andy Warhol in 1984.
- "Crash" director Paul Haggis is leaving the Church of Scientology, in part because of what he alleged was the organization's stance against gay marriage.
- Criminal charges were dismissed last week against Kanye West and his road manager stemming from their scuffle with two photographers at Los Angeles International airport last year.
- One fan has become a little weird and so Justin Timberlake has had to get a restraining order against her.
(Women's Health) Carpal tunnel aside, spending time online may actually help your health. According to a Pew Research Center survey, 61% of adults look for health information online, and 42% say they or someone they know has benefited from medical advice they came across on a site. Here's what respondents said they also go from web-based medical info:
- 60% -- It affected a decision about how to treat an illness or condition.
- 56% -- It altered their overall approach to maintaining their health or the health of a loved one.
- 53% -- It led them to ask a doctor new questions or to get a second opinion.
- 49% -- It changed their thinking about diet, exercise, or stress management.
- 38% - It affected a decision about whether to see a doctor.
- 38% - It changed the way they managed a chronic health condition or pain.
It seems the most dangerous thing you can post to your Facebook page or Twitter account is information about where you are right now. By telling the world you are on vacation in the Bahamas or even just eating out at your favorite local restaurant, you're letting potential thieves know that you're not at home. Financial writers Ken and Daria Dolan warn that Facebook and Twitter can be hazardous to your wealth! "Burglars are fond of your constant updates," the Dolans wrote in an article for AOL's WalletPop.com.
Shop keepers in Iran have been officially warned not to use mannequins that are too sexy. Clothes dummies must not "expose the body curves" and must cover their heads with veils, the order declares. Male mannequins wearing Western items like bow ties are also banned. (Sun)
Being scared when it comes to getting a shot can help your body beat diseases. A new study found that the stress over getting jabbed with a needle before a vaccination actually spurs the immune system to produce more germ fighting antibodies. And that will increase the body's ability to fight the disease in the future. Scientists at England's University of Birmingham found that the stressed out patients had elevated antibody levels and the greater the stress, the better the immunity system's reaction. (National Examiner)