ON THIS DAY
In 1796, Napoleon married Josephine.
On this date in 1822, a patent was granted for the invention of artificial teeth.
In 1961, Sputnik 9 carried a Russian dog into orbit around the earth. It orbited the earth three times before it sat down.
On this date in 1979, a volcano was discovered on the planet Jupiter.
On this date in 1981, Dan Rather took over as the main anchor of the CBS Evening news.
Emmanuel Lewis, who used to be TV's "Webster," turns 39, and Barbie, the world's most famous doll, turns 51.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- Daniel Radcliffe had to spend two days in a New York hospital thanks to food poisoning.
- Former "Dancing With the Stars" winner Brooke Burke will be Tom Bergeron's new partner when the series starts on March 22.
- A Russian-American version of "Jersey Shore" is in the works.
- So why weren't Farrah Fawcett and Bea Arthur in the "Obit reel" on Oscar night? Too much TV in their blood?
- Wolfgang Puck was by the Red Carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday, handing out chocolate Oscars to the guests heading inside.
- There was one gate-crasher on the Red Carpet on Sunday. A 28-year-old man climbed over a fence and began walking down the carpet, only to be tackled by security guards and taken away.
- To treat a hangover, eat asparagus. Yes, asparagus not only seems to ease the aches and pains of a hangover, but also it appears to protect the liver cells from damage caused by the toxins in alcohol, according to a study from the Institute of Medical Science and Jeju National University in South Korea.
- Dana Delaney is in talks to do another show on ABC, which could mean she'll soon be departing from "Desperate Housewives."
- According to a Vanity Fair poll, 22 percent of Americans say they completely forgive Tiger Woods for cheating on his wife.
- Richard Stapley, the actor who appeared alongside Elizabeth Taylor in "Little Women" and with Gene Kelly in "The Three Musketeers," has died. He was 86.
- There's a new trend in skydiving called "Skyaking," where people jump out of planes in a kayak.
Chocolate is the number one favorite flavor of ice cream, according to a new Harris Poll. 27% said chocolate is their fave while there was a three-way tie for second place with 22% each citing vanilla, cookie dough and cookies and cream. 20% chose butter pecan and Swiss almond, while 17% said mint chocolate chip is best. Other choices include rocky road (14%), strawberry (13%), cherry vanilla (9%), coffee (9%), pistachio (8%) and peanut butter (8%). Want more?
- 45% like to eat their ice cream in a cup, compared with 29% who prefer a cone, 18% who like it in a sundae and 2% who choose an ice cream sandwich.
- When it comes to favorite toppings, 57% of those who eat ice cream say it is hot fudge, while 43% say nuts and 40% say whipped cream.
- Over one-third of Americans who eat ice cream (35%) say their favorite topping is caramel, while 31% say it is fruit, such as strawberries or bananas.
- Just under one in five say sprinkles (18%) on top is the best topping, while 13% say candy bits and 12% say marshmallows. Sixteen% don't use any toppings on their ice cream.
If you want to do your best at work take a long nap in the afternoon. Nighttime sleep has long been known to improve memory and concentration, helping us to solidify and organize lessons learned during the day. Now researchers from the University of California at Berkeley think a lengthy afternoon nap could have a similar effect. A long afternoon nap is a way to reboot your brain, much like rebooting a computer to get it to work more smoothly.
(Prevention.com) One of the most frustrating things your husband can say to you: "I need to lose 5 pounds, so I'll just cut out the beer." That's because you could forgo beer forever and still never get close to squeezing into your skinny jeans from high school. It's not fair, but men are natural losers. Here are seven habits you should steal from your guy:
- He doesn't crave sweets
- He doesn't get upset when he screws up
- He lifts heavy weights
- He doesn't use food as therapist
- He acts out his anger
- He makes time for himself
- He doesn't give up favorite foods
High protein diets shrink the brain and can lead to dementia, warn scientists. That's bad news for most Americans who eat twice as much meat, eggs and cheese as the body needs. In tests, protein packed diets reduced the size of mice's brains by 5 percent and damaged memory, found researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Previous research shows eating lots of vegetables, fruit, nuts and fish boosts memory. (Globe)
A happy dog wags its tail to the left. Yes, new research suggests pups that wag their tails to the left may actually be even friendlier than their right wagging canine counterparts. Scientists from the University of Victoria in Canada built a life size black Labrador and placed it in a park, then studied the responses of 500 dogs as they approached the mechanical pooch. They found that 56% of the dogs approached the fake Fido confidently when the tail was wagging to the left, but only 21 percent approached without hesitation when its tail wagged to the right. The results have led researchers to conclude that canine communication is far more complex than originally believed. Past studies have demonstrated that humans also tend to favor actions that take place on the left side. (Sun)