Granite countertops are a luxurious thing to have in the kitchen. Unfortunately granite rock is excellent at retaining natural radiation, so it is likely that your lovely countertops are also radioactive. Want to use tile instead to be safe? It’s probably radioactive too, since really anything made of stone (even concrete) probably is at least a little bit radioactive.
As if you needed another reason to think cigarettes were harmful to your health, now you can add radiation to the list! Many cigarettes contain radioactive isotopes of polonium and lead which are found in the tobacco leaves. They can accumulate in a smoker’s body and contribute to cancer risk.
Glossy Magazine Paper
It might be a good thing that we are getting more and more of our news and entertainment online because glossy magazine pages are radioactive! Printers get that glossy sheen with kaolin, a clay similar to the one that is used in kitty litter, so it also contains uranium and thorium.
Extreme Water Tag
Everyone loves a good Super Soaker battle, but now you can turn it into a competitive game. The vests that come with Extreme Water Tag are filled with holes and slots. As water gets squirted onto the vest, a meter fills up in the center. Once your meter is filled, you are eliminated.
A lawn bowling game with some classic roots. Knock over spread out wooden pegs one at a time to build up your score and achieve the most points. The game only gets better the more you play.
Cool off and enjoy baseball at the same time with Geyser Ball. The foam ball can hold a ton of water and adds a huge splash every time it makes contact.
Thought Up Alter Ego Slim Shady on the Toilet
It’s weird how inspiration can strike at random times and places. For Eminem, the name for his alter ego Slim Shady came while he was on the toilet. “Boom, the name hit me, and right away I thought of all these words to rhyme with it. So I wiped my a**, got up off the pot, and, ah, went and called everybody I knew.”
He Can Cook
Before he hit the big time, Eminem used to work in a Michigan grill as a cook for a measly $5.50 an hour. At least, he did until he got fired right before his baby daughter’s first birthday. “That was the worst time ever, dog. It was, like, five days before Christmas, which is Hailie’s birthday. I had, like, forty dollars to get her something. I wrote “Rock Bottom” right after that.”
He Dropped Out of School
Eminem explains why he dropped out of school. “I was a smart kid, but I hated school. I failed ninth grade three times. I just wanted to rap. I’d go to friends’ houses and rap, or I’d stay in my room all day, standing by the mirror and lip-syncing songs, trying on different clothes, trying to look cool. I knew every song by LL [Cool J] and Run-DMC and the Beastie Boys.”
Ashton Kutcher vs. Justin Timberlake
Ashton Kutcher started his celebrity prank show with a bang by making Justin Timberlake cry on his very first episode! Timberlake was only 22 at the time and Kutcher had him convinced that he owed over $900,000 in back taxes and that all of his possessions including his dogs were going to be seized. He even called his mom for help!
Brad Pitt vs. George Clooney
Bradd Pitt and George Clooney have had an ongoing prank war for years! That gauntlet was thrown down when Clooney put a bumper sticker on Pitt’s car that said “I’m gay and I vote”. Pitt then sent out a memo to the crew of Ocean’s Twelve asking that they refer to Clooney only as “Mr. Ocean.” He also took out an ad in the Hollywood trade papers making fun of Clooney for winning People Magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive for the second time in a row, posting an old picture of George back when he had a mullet.
The Mountain Climber is another great cardio work out that will also strengthen your legs and core. From a push up position left one leg up toward your chest and plant it on the floor as if you were about to begin a race, then quickly switch to the other leg. Continue these motions as fast as you can for about a minute between sets of other exercises for maximum calorie burn.
The Superman is a great exercise for strengthening your core and increasing the flexibility of back muscles. Lay flat on your stomach with your hands out in front of you (Just like Superman flies). Then lift your legs and arms into the air by supporting your weight with your stomach. Hold for 3 to five seconds with a 2 second rest between.
Downward Facing Dog
The Downward Facing Dog is great for stretching your upper body and lower body at the same time. Get on your hands and needs with your palms flat against the floor then slowly raise yourself up by shifting your weight off your knees and onto your feet. Continue to lift yourself until your rear end is fully extended and your feet are flat on the floor. It will be difficult at first but with practice this is a great exercise.
Star-Studded New Lineup
Mark Wahlberg. Kelsey Grammer. Stanley Tucci. They all hold the prominent roles. Yes, in the acting department, this movie is confirmedly not trash. This cast is also accompanied by…
A New Female Lead
Nicola Peltz is a girl with a little major acting experience under her belt. Because of her dedication to this project, she delivers an emotional experience not to miss, and certainly will be blowing Megan Fox and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley out of the water.
In addition to the actors, the characters now actually make sense in the story. The protagonist is a mechanic who can help repair the Autobots, as opposed to the loosely connected “messenger” that was Sam Witwicky, the previous protagonist. Another character is intimately familiar with the Transformers’ technology. All the characters really feel like they belongin this movie, which is so refreshing.
Connected and Fluid Plot
The ties between humans and Transformers are much more present in this movie. Not to give away any of the plot, but the inter-being cooperation is much more evident: in a trailer, we even see a human holding a Cybertronian gun. (Also, awesome points.)
HiCan’s HiFidelity Canopy
This is either the greatest bed, or the ultimate video game portal. Privacy blinds go down the side, a surround sound system blasts audio, an HD screen slides out from the top and a projector does the rest. Don’t plan on a lot of sleep.
Sleep under the stars right in your own bedroom. The Cosmos Bed features glimmering LCD lights that mimic the night sky. The pod shaped bed also includes aromatic dispensers, an audio system, and a built-in alarm clock.
The Sonic Bed
The bed looks like a big box, but it’s actually surrounded by speakers to give you the ultimate relaxation as you sleep. Just kee your heavy metal playlist disabled while you sleep.
Besides being bad for their waistline, eating human food can make animals really sick or even possibly kill them! We’ve all probably heard about chocolate being poisonous to dogs and cats, but it isn’t the only thing they need to stay away from. Some other foods toxic to pets include grapes, raisins, avocadoes, onions, alcohol, coffee grounds and beans, macadamia nuts and bones, which could shatter and cause the animal to choke. Click here to see the full list of foods to keep away from pets.
Garbage cans, both inside and outside, are often full of all of those poisonous foods that we are trying to keep away from pets. Not to mention cans they can get cut on or get their head stuck in or other small objects they can choke on. So be sure all garbage cans have secure lids that pets can’t get into because the smell of all that lovely garbage is all too tempting for most animals!
Rawhide Dog Chews
Rawhide chews are favorites with dogs all over, but sadly they aren’t exactly safe. They can often be contaminated with salmonella, which can infect both pets and humans who touch the chews. They can also splinter and become a choking hazard. If you do give one to your pet, do so only under close supervision.
The job market is looking really good for finance majors as about 67% of companies are looking to hire people with this degree. If you are interested in things like the Stock Market or just money in general, this could be for you. Sample careers for a finance manager are financial analyst or personal financial advisor.
Computer and Information Sciences
Our society is becoming more and more dependent on computers and that is really good for those who are seeking degrees in computer science. About 65% of employers are planning to hire people with this degree because all companies use computers nowadays and it’s much easier to have your own computer person. You’ll probably be the one keeping all of their computer systems running smoothly as a computer support specialist.
Another great degree for those who are good with numbers is accountant. Most companies need someone to do the books, which is why about 58% of companies are looking to hire people with this degree. Another good thing about it is that the people who hold this job are generally happy with it and it pays pretty good, too!
Bruce is Named After the Shark in ‘Jaws’
Bruce in ‘Finding Nemo’ is named after another famous movie shark — the one from ‘Jaws.’ It’s the nickname of the great white in the scary 1975 movie — in honor of Steven Spielberg’s lawyer Bruce Ramer!
Why Ellen was Picked to Play Dory
The role of Dory was written specifically for Ellen DeGeneres. Andrew Stanton cast Ellen after watching her TV show with his wife. She turned out to be perfect for the part because she would “change the subject five times before finishing one sentence.”
Wallace and Gromit Penguin Inspired Nemo’s Seagulls
Feel like you’ve seen those seagulls somewhere before? Maybe that’s because they bear more than a passing resemblance to the evil penguin known as Feathers McGraw in the ‘Wallace and Gromit’ movie ‘The Wrong Trousers.’ Good excuse to rewatch that other classic animated movie!
Turning Off Your Cell
Most people have a hard time going more than 10 or 15 minutes without checking their cell phone. Show your woman she is the most important thing in your life by turning off your cell phone at the beginning of a date. She will be super turned on by knowing that all you need in your life for the next few hours is her.
The Color Red
The color red subconsciously gets both sexes all hot and bothered, women included. Looking at the color makes the blood pressure increase and causes you to release more adrenaline, which can get you geared up and ready for sex. So don’t be afraid to throw on a red shirt the next time you go out on a hot date. It’ll make it even hotter!
When men help with the chores or cook a meal, that can be a huge turn on for women. The biggest part of this is when they do it willingly and graciously, with a smile, because they truly want to help or feel like it is their equal responsibility, too. Nothing turns a woman on more than feeling appreciated. No woman is going to be turned on if you do the chore but complain about it the whole way through the process.
An Easter favorite is the hollow chocolate bunny. The treat is so popular that more than 90 million chocolate bunnies are produced every year.
The Bunny Was Originally Female
According to German traditions, the Easter Bunny was originally female. As the story and legend got adapted through the years, many different versions have shown the rabbit as a male. This includes cartoons, ads, and the holiday movie “Guardians of the Galaxy.”
Olive Garden’s Lunch Block
Bust the lunch block to earn huge savings at Olive Garden. Sign up for emails from Olive Garden. They will contact you when the lunch block starts. If you go to their website before 11 am then you can receive a coupon for 25% off or more.
Help fight off some of the high prices at Starbucks with their rewards program. You can link any gift card to a rewards account and let the treats start rolling in. On birthdays, you get your very own Starbucks drink for free!