Today is Tuesday July 29, 2014



Nine Sounds You'll Probably Never Hear Again


HIGHLIGHTS:  We found a list online of sounds most people will probably never hear again, including a factory whistle starting or ending a shift . . . an old school cash register . . . a dial-up modem . . . and a fax machine.

FULL STORY:  We found a list online of sounds you'll probably never hear again, and some are pretty recent . . . although the sound of a modem connecting DOES feel like it was 100 years ago.

Anyway, here are nine sounds that are either extinct, or so rare today that they might as well be . . .

1.  A factory whistle starting or ending a shift.

2.  A mechanical cash register.

3.  A steam locomotive.

4.  A car backfiring.

5.  A dial-up modem.

6.  TV static.

7.  A busy signal.

8.  A pager.

9.  A fax machine. 


The Five Most Unflattering Summer Photos


HIGHLIGHTS:  According to a new survey, the most unflattering summer photo you can take is where you're sitting down in a bathing suit, leaning forward.  The rest of the top five are:  Any photo with a muffin top . . . any photo with a double chin . . . photos where you're obviously drunk . . . and photos where you've just gotten out of the pool.


A Fist Bump Passes 95% Fewer Germs Than a Handshake


One day, the handshake is going to disappear entirely and we're all going to fist bump when we meet someone or close a business deal.  And we are all going to be SO COOL.

A new study in the "American Journal of Infection Control" found that a fist bump is WAY more hygienic than a handshake . . . a fist bump passes about 95% fewer germs than a handshake.

If you don't want to fist bump, you should at least HIGH FIVE instead of shaking hands.  A high five passes about 50% fewer germs than a handshake. 


A Woman Won a Thousand Dollars a Day for Life . . . 16 Years After a Psychic Told Her It Would Happen


HIGHLIGHTS:  There's a 51-year-old ex-cop in New York named Edna Aguayo, and 16 years ago a psychic told her to buy those lottery tickets where you win a certain amount of money every month for the rest of your life.  And two weeks ago, Edna DID win . . . $1,000 A DAY for the rest of her life, or about $227,000 a year after taxes.


Toby Keith is Country Music's Top Earner for the Second Year In a Row


HIGHLIGHTS: TOBY KEITH tops the list of country music's highest earners.  He pulled in $65 million over the past 12 months.  TAYLOR SWIFT was #2 with $64 million, and KENNY CHESNEY was third at $44 million.


Have a great day!


John Elliott  :-)