Bits and Pieces - March 12, 2015
March 12, 2015
An insurance company has reportedly valued Taylor Swift's legs at $40 million. That's amazing because that works out to nearly one dollar per inch.
A preliminary report by federal aviation safety investigators found that the engine on actor HARRISON FORD'S vintage plane failed on takeoff from the Santa Monica airport and he clipped a tree before crash landing on a golf course. That's pretty much in line with previous reports. Audio had surfaced in which Ford notified the control tower that his engine had failed and he requested an immediate return to the airport. Ford made the left turn, but then struck the top of a tall tree before crashing onto a golf course.
DAVID HASSELHOFF has joined the cast of SHARKNADO 3. The Hoff will play the father of Ian Ziering's character Fin in the upcoming sequel, which will debut on the Syfy channel in July.
IGGY AZALEA has postponed her Great Escape Tour until this fall. Her label listed artistic concerns as the reason for the postponement, saying "It's important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development." The tour will now begin on September 18th in San Diego.
Budget Travel is out with its annual list of the coolest small towns in America. Nearly 400 towns were nominated based on requirements that their population be under 10,000 people and offer good food, community enthusiasm and a vibrant arts scene. This year's winner is Grand Marais, Minnesota, a community with just over 13 hundred residents on the shores of Lake Superior. The rest of the top five cool small towns were: Chincoteague, Virginia; Hillsborough, North Carolina; Allegan, Michigan; and Washington, North Carolina.
The Detroit Lions have acquired nose tackle Haloti Ngata and a seventh round pick from the Baltimore Ravens for 2015 fourth- and fifth-round picks from the Lions.
You may recall New York congressman Anthony Weiner, who was forced to resign after it was revealed he had a sexting relationship with a woman named Sydney Leathers. Apparently having no recollection of that event was Indiana State Congressman Justin Moed. Justin is apologizing after he posted graphic sexual texts to Leathers on Twitter using the handle "Bitch Boy" and sent her gifts including a "Fetish Fantasy Series Pink Leash & Collar." Justin issued an apology adding, "This is a private matter and I ask for it to be treated as such."
2011: A magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck off the coast of Japan, triggering a massive tsunami
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