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 Forbes.com 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 :-)