Archive: Jan 2016


  1. Crazy State Laws

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    Most of us know that it’s smart to obey the laws wherever we go, but believe it or not, some states have laws that are so bizarre, if you broke them you’d probably be left wondering why there was ever a law against it in the first place.

    In case you missed it, if you’re concerned about staying on the right side of the law, no matter how crazy that law is, a new infographic has been created to help keep you on the straight and narrow.

    Among the craziest laws actually on the books:

    • Maine – It is illegal to keep Christmas decorations up past January 14th
    • North Dakota – It is illegal to lie down and fall asleep with your shoes on.
    • Ohio – It is illegal to fish drunk
    • Pennsylvania – It is illegal to tell a fortuneteller where to dig for buried treasure
    • South Carolina – Horses may not be kept in bathtubs
    • Tennessee – It is illegal to share your Netflix password (okay, everyone is guilty of that)
    • Utah – It’s illegal NOT to drink milk (tell that to the lactose intolerant)
    • Virginia – Children are not allowed to go trick or treating on Halloween
    • Washington – The harassing of Big Foot, Sasquatch or other undiscovered species is a felony punishable by fine and/or imprisonment
    • West Virginia – It is illegal to whistle underwater
    • Wyoming – You need an official permit to take a picture of a rabbit between January and April

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    There are a lot of people in this world who are afraid to travel, and while some may avoid it altogether, others do what they can to deal with it, with many having superstitions they must stick with in order to feel safe. And while for some that may be as simple as wearing the same outfit on a flight, or always meeting the pilot, or taking a few Xanax before takeoff, worldwide travel superstitions can get a bit strange.

    Among them:

    • China – Air China rarely has a row four because the Chinese word for four sounds too much like death. In order not to freak passengers out they got rid of the row altogether.
    • Italy – Folks never start a journey on the 17th, which is considered the unluckiest of numbers. When translated to Roman numerals it means “I have lived,” which also means you are ready to die.
    • Nepal – Nepal Airlines once sacrificed two goats after their planes had several mechanical issues. They also sacrificed other farm animals to honor Akash Bhairab, the Hindu god of sky protection.
    • Norway– Believe it or not, folks in Norway put a curse on travelers before they go. They use the phrase “Tvi Tvi” for good luck, although it’s really a curse, believing that evil spirits won’t approach the traveler if they already have a curse on them.
    • Serbia – It is customary for Serbians to spill water behind a traveler to bring them good luck and make sure everything results in a happy ending.
    • United States – The number 13 plays a big role in travel superstitions in the U.S. The number is considered so unlucky many hotels don’t have a 13th floor.
    • Bosnia and Herzegovina – Folks traveling from Bosnia and Herzegovina are bound to stink on their journey because it’s considered good luck to put a garlic clove in your suitcase.

  3. Worst Passwords Of 2015

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    SplashData has put out their list of the worst passwords of 2015!

     

    1 – 123456 (unchanged from 2014)
    2 – password (unchanged)
    3 – 12345678 (Up 1)
    4 – qwerty (Up 1)
    5 – 12345 (Down 2)
    6 – 123456789 (Unchanged)
    7 – football (Up 3)
    8 – 1234 (Down 1)
    9 – 1234567 (Up 2)
    10 – baseball (Down 2)
    11 – welcome (New)
    12 – 1234567890 (New)
    13 – abc123 (Up 1)
    14 – 111111 (Up 1)
    15 – 1qaz2wsx (New)
    16 – dragon (Down 7)
    17 – master (Up 2)
    18 – monkey (Down 6)
    19 – letmein (Down 6)
    20 – login (New)
    21 – princess (New)
    22 – qwertyuiop (New)
    23 – solo (New)
    24 – passw0rd (New)
    25 – starwars (New)


  4. Mark Cuban’s Advice For Powerball Winner

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    Tonight, someone might win the jackpot and — even if they don’t actually take home $1.4 billion — become incredibly rich in a matter of moments.

    Billionaire Mark Cuban has some idea of what that’s like.

    Cuban recounted the moment he became a billionaire on an episode of James Altucher’s podcast: “I was sitting in front of a computer, naked, hitting the refresh because we were close — waiting until my net worth hit that billion when the stock price got to a certain point, and then I kinda screamed and jumped around and then got dressed.”

    Years later, what would he advise a newly minted multimillionaire or billionaire?

    • [The first thing you should do is] hire a tax attorney.
    • Don’t take the lump sum. You don’t want to blow it all in one spot.
    • If you weren’t happy yesterday, you won’t be happy tomorrow. It’s money. It’s not happiness.
    • If you were happy yesterday, you are going to be a lot happier tomorrow. It’s money. Life gets easier when you don’t have to worry about the bills.
    • Tell all your friends and relatives no. They will ask. Tell them no. If you are close to them, you already know who needs help and what they need. Feel free to help SOME, but talk to your accountant before you do anything and remember this, no one needs $1 million for anything. No one needs $100,000 for anything. Anyone who asks is not your friend.
    • You don’t become a smart investor when you win the lottery. Don’t make investments. You can put it in the bank and live comfortably. Forever. You will sleep a lot better knowing you won’t lose money.
    • He also shared one last bonus tip with Business Insider: “Be nice. No one likes a mean billionaire. :)”

  5. 73rd Annual Golden Globes Winners

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    Best motion picture, drama

    “Mad Max: Fury Road”

    “Carol”

    * “The Revenant”

    “Room”

    “Spotlight”

    Best motion picture, musical or comedy

    “Joy”

    “Spy”

    “The Big Short”

    * “The Martian”

    “Trainwreck”

    Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, drama

    Saoirse Ronin, “Brooklyn”

    Cate Blanchett, “Carol”

    Rooney Mara, “Carol”

    * Brie Larson, “Room”

    Alicia Vikander, “The Danish Girl”

    Best performance by an actress in a motion picture, musical or comedy

    * Jennifer Lawrence, “Joy”

    Melissa McCarthy, “Spy”

    Amy Schumer, “Trainwreck”

    Maggie Smith, “The Lady in the Van”

    Lily Tomlin, “Grandma”

    Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, drama

    Bryan Cranston, “Trumbo”

    * Leonardo DiCaprio, “The Revenant”

    Michael Fassbender, “Steve Jobs”

    Eddie Redmayne, “The Danish Girl”

    Will Smith, “Concussion”

    Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture

    Paul Dano,” Love”

    Idris Elba, “Beasts of No Nation”

    Mark Rylance, “Bridge of Spies”

    Michael Shannon, “99 Homes”

    * Sylvester Stallone, “Creed”

    Best performance by actress in a supporting role in a motion picture

    Jane Fonda, “Youth”

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, “Hateful Eight”

    Helen Mirren, “Trumbo”

    Alicia Vikander, “Ex Machina”

    * Kate Winslet, “Steve Jobs”

    Best director, motion picture

    * Alejandro González Iñárritu, “The Revenant”

    Todd Haynes, “Carol”

    Tom McCarthy, “Spotlight”

    George Miller, “Mad Max: Fury Road”

    Ridley Scott, “The Martian”

    Best performance by an actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy

    Christian Bale, “The Big Short”

    Steve Carell, “The Big Short”

    * Matt Damon, “The Martian”

    Al Pacino, “Danny Collins”

    Mark Ruffalo, “Infinitely Polar Bear”

    Best screenplay, motion picture

    Emma Donoghue, “Room”

    Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer, “Spotlight”

    Charles Randolph and Adam McKay, “The Big Short”

    * Aaron Sorkin, “Steve Jobs”

    Quentin Tarantino, “The Hateful Eight”

    Best original score, motion picture

    Carter Burwell, “Carol”

    Alexander Desplat, “The Danish Girl”

    * Ennio Morricone, “The Hateful Eight”

    Daniel Pemberton, “Steve Jobs”

    Ryuchi Sakamoto, “The Revanant”

    Best motion picture, animated

    “Anomalisa”

    “The Good Dinosaur”

    * “Inside Out”

    “The Peanuts Movie”

    “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

    Best original song, motion picture

    “Love Me Like You Do,” “Fifty Shades of Grey”

    “One Kind of Love,” “Love & Mercy”

    “See You Again,” “Furious 7”

    “Simple Song #3,” “Youth”

    * “Writing’s on the Wall,” “Spectre”

    Best motion picture, foreign language

    “The Brand New Testament”

    “The Club”

    “The Fencer”

    “Mustang”

    * “Son of Saul”

    Best television series, drama

    “Empire,” Fox

    “Game of Thrones,” HBO

    * “Mr. Robot,” USA

    “Narcos,” Netflix

    “Outlander,” Starz

    Best television series, musical or comedy

    “Casual,” Hulu

    * “Mozart in the Jungle,” Amazon Video

    “Orange Is the New Black,” Netflix

    “Silicon Valley,” HBO

    “Transparent,” Amazon Video

    “Veep,” HBO

    Best television limited series or motion picture made for television

    “American Crime,” ABC

    “American Horror Story: Hotel,” FX

    “Fargo,” FX

    “Flesh and Bone,” Starz

    * “Wolf Hall,” PBS

    Best performance by an actor in a television series, drama

    * Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”

    Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

    Wagner Moura, “Narcos”

    Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”

    Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”

    Best performance by an actor in a television series, musical or comedy

    Aziz Ansari, “Master of None”

    * Gael García Bernal, “Mozart in the Jungle”

    Rob Lowe, “The Grinder”

    Patrick Stewart, “Blunt Talk”

    Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

    Best performance by an actor in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    Idris Elba, “Luther”

    * Oscar Isaac, “Show Me a Hero”

    David Oyelowo, “Nightingale”

    Mark Rylance, “Wolf Hall”

    Patrick Wilson, “Fargo”

    Best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”

    Damian Lewis, “Wolf Hall”

    Ben Mendelson, “Bloodline”

    Tobias Menzies, “Outlander”

    * Christian Slater, “Mr. Robot”

    Best performance by an actress in a TV series, drama

    Caitriona Balfe, “Outlander”

    Viola Davis, “How to Get Away With Murder”

    Eva Green, “Penny Dreadful

    * Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”

    Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

    Best performance by an actress in a supporting role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”

    Joanna Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”

    Regina King, “American Crime”

    Judith Light, “Transparent”

    * Maura Tierney, “The Affair”

    Best performance by an actress in a leading role in a series, limited series or motion picture made for television

    Kirsten Dunst, “Fargo”

    * Lady Gaga, “American Horror Story: Hotel”

    Sarah Hay, “Flesh and Bone”

    Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

    Queen Latifah, “Bessie”

    Best performance by an actress in a television series, musical or comedy

    * Rachel Bloom, “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

    Jamie Lee Curtis, “Scream Queens”

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

    Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”

    Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”


  6. Peoples Choice Awards Winners

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    2016 People’s Choice Awards Winners:

    • Favorite Female Artist – Taylor Swift
    • Favorite Male Artist -Ed Sheeran
    • Favorite Group – Fifth Harmony
    • Favorite Breakout Artist – Shawn Mendes
    • Favorite Pop Artist -Taylor Swift
    • Favorite Album – “Title” by Meghan Trainor
    • Favorite Song – ”What Do You Mean?” by Justin Bieber
    • Favorite Music Icon – Madonna
    • Favorite R&B Artist –The Weeknd
    • Favorite Hip-Hop Artist –Nicki Minaj
    • Favorite Social Media Celebrity – Britney Spears


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