Bits and Pieces - February 19, 2014
February 19, 2014
The Tesla electric car company and Apple Computer are reportedly discussing a merger. The two companies hope to produce a flammable iPad.
CHARLIE SHEEN has announced that he and porn star Brett Rossi are getting married. Charlie popped the question over Valentine's Day weekend in Hawaii. Sheen's rep says no wedding date has been set, but they plan to marry before the end of the year. If you're keeping score at home this will be Sheen's fourth marriage. However, word is that Charlie will be getting a prenup, even though he doesn't think it's needed because he believes Brett is his soul mate.
It was no big surprise, but BETHENNY FRANKEL'S daytime talk show has been canceled after just one season.
- FALL OUT BOY'S Pete Wentz is going to become a father for the second time. Wentz and his model girlfriend Meagan Camper announced yesterday that she's expecting. The couple released a photo on Instagram showing them kissing and Pete touching her stomach.
Facebook says that it knows when you're going to change your status from 'single' to 'in a relationship' even before you do. Facebook's team of data scientists say that statistical evidence hints at budding relationships before the relationships start. They noted that during the 100 days before the relationship starts, they saw a slow but steady increase in the number of timeline posts shared between the future couple. When the relationship becomes official, posts begin to decrease, presumably because they're spending more time together offline. However, even though the number of posts goes down once the relationship starts, the posts become happier.
Syracuse remains on top of the Associated Press Top 25 college basketball poll, although this week it wasn't unanimous as they received only 64 of 65 first-place votes. The rest of the top five are Florida, Wichita State, Arizona and Duke.
An off duty Miami-Dade corrections officer reached for a valet ticket inside his pocket in a restaurant over the weekend. Unfortunately, as he did so, the officer accidentally fired his gun. The ensuing gunshot sent shrapnel into at least six diners, triggering a large emergency response, which included at least six police cars, a fire truck and two ambulances. The officer's name has not been released, but fans of irony will erupt in laughter when they hear that the shooting took place at Shooters Waterfront Restaurant.
1861: Jefferson Davis was sworn in as president of the Confederate States of America in Montgomery, Alabama.
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