ON THIS DAY
On this date in 1644, a group of pilgrims reported the first UFO sighting in America over what is now Boston.
On this date in 1778, Captain James Cook discovers the Hawaiian Islands which he called the "Sandwich Islands."
In 1911, a plane landed on a ship, the U.S.S. Pennsylvania, for the very first time.
On this date in 1912, English explorer Robert Scott and his expedition arrived at the South Pole.
How many times will YOU check the mail today? ML King Day, so no mail.
Kevin Costner turns 55, Bobby Goldsboro turns 69 today.
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day -- Each year on the third Monday of January schools, federal offices, post office and banks across America close as we celebrate the birth, the life and the dream of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's a time to remember his fight for the freedom, equality, and dignity of all races and peoples.
Time to play "Know Your King!" The following words describe an answer that contains the word "King," in honor of Martin Luther King Day:
- Civil Rights Leader (Martin Luther King Jr.)
- The third movie in a trilogy (Lord of The Rings: Return Of The King)
- Michael Jackson's nickname (King of Pop)
- Fast food franchise (Burger King)
- Horror novelist (Stephen King)
- Blues guitarist (B.B. King)
- Elvis Presley nickname (The King)
- Version of the Bible (King James)
- Yul Brenner movie (The King and I)
- Disney movie turned stage play (Lion King)
- CNN interview host (Larry King)
- Animated TV Show on Fox (King Of The Hill)
- TV sit-com on CBS (King Of Queens)
- Her big album was "Tapestry" (Carole King)
- He made off with Fay Ray (King Kong)
- His tomb was discovered in 1922 (King Tut)
- Distributor of TV programming, including "Wheel of Fortune" (King World)
- Character from Shakespere play (King Lear)
- Had the knights of the round table (King Arthur)
And don't forget Know Your Doctor!
- Dr. Alan Quartermain can be found on what ABC soap opera? ("General Hospital")
- Robert Young played the doctor on this 1971 hit show for ABC? ("Marcus Welby MD")
- George Clooney played Dr. Ross on this NBC Hit show? ("ER")
- Jack Klugman played this crime solving medical examiner? ("Quincy")
- "Hawkeye" was a doctor during the Korean War on this hit show? ("M*A*S*H")
- This show was a spin-off of "M*A*S*H" with Gregory Harrison as Gonzo Gates? ("Trapper John MD")
- In the 1960's Richard Chamberlain was a TV heartthrob as this Doctor? ("Dr. Kildare")
- Dick Van Dyke played a crime-solving doctor on this CBS show? ("Diagnosis Murder")
- Jane Seymour played the doctor on this old west show? ("Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman")
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- "Avatar" shot past "Star Wars" last weekend as the number three movie on the all-time domestic box office charts. Up next, "The Dark Knight."
- Conan O'Brien's last night with NBC is reportedly this Friday.
- British scientists claim that they've come up with an eye test that identifies Alzheimer's 20 years before the symptoms occur.
- Lady Gaga had to cancel her Indiana show Thursday night because of dizziness and trouble breathing.
- Katy Perry is the new spokesperson for ProActiv skin care.
- Rosie O'Donnell is weighing in on the late night war and says Jay should step aside and let Conan have "The Tonight Show" and find somewhere else to play.
- George Clooney is planning a telethon this Friday on MTV to raise money for Haiti relief.
- Kate Gosselin is going to get her own show on TLC, once they figure what they want her to do.
- Songwriter Bobby Charles has passed away at age 71. Among the songs he gave us: "See You Later, Alligator" and "Walking to New Orleans."
- Televangelist Pat Robertson was blaming devil worship for the earthquake in Haiti. Now Danny Glover is saying the earthquake was due to climate change and global warming.
- "American Idol" creator Simon Fuller says that celebrities are circling already, expressing interest in the Simon Cowell job after he leaves.
- "Golden Girl" Rue McClanahan has suffered a stroke, at age 75.
Computer crimes may make big headlines, but identity thieves actually prefer to steal your wallet, purse, ID card or laptop computer. That's the word from Travelers, which compiled 2008 claim data to find out the most common source of identity theft. When victims knew their identity had been stolen, it was overwhelmingly the result of personal property being stolen. Travelers has identified the top known causes of identity fraud:
- Burglary or theft of a wallet, purse, personal identification or laptop computer, 78%.
- Online or data breach, 14%.
- Change of address or postal fraud, 5%.
- Lost credit card and other miscellaneous causes, 3%.
Once a thieve has your info, 75% of the time criminals use it to open new credit card accounts or use the existing credit cards to make charges. 20% of identity thieves will withdraw money from existing checking, savings and online accounts and 16%t open utility accounts in the victim's name.
The only proven way to lose weight and keep it off is to eat less. But how do you do that day in and day out? Just slow down. Don't eat so fast! Researchers from Laiko General Hospital in Athens, Greece, have concluded that eating a meal quickly curtails the release of hormones in the gut that induce feelings of being full. The decreased release of these hormones can often lead to overeating because your body isn't telling you to stop.
A Men's Health ask men: "How do you give to help others?"
- 90% said they've donated to a food drive
- 89% said they've donated to a nonprofit
- 75% said they've given money to a panhandler
- 75% said they've attended a fund raiser
- 73% said they've donated to a toy drive
- 64% said they've worked on a service project
- 58% said they've donated blood
- 51% said they've volunteered time at a shelter, food bank or equivalent
- 42% said they've volunteered to coach youth sports
- 35% said they've donated money to a telethon or radiothon
Men and women are able to tell if the other is interested in a sexual fling or prefers a long-term commitment by carefully studying facial cues. That's the word from researchers at the United Kingdom's Durham University, St. Andrews University and Aberdeen University, who found that a man generally prefers a woman whom he believes is open to a short-term sexual relationship, while a woman generally prefers a man whom she perceives to be potentially suitable for a long-term relationship.