Bits and Pieces - August 12, 2015
August 12, 2015
Historians now say that William Shakespeare may have used marijuana and cocaine. They got suspicious after finding two previously unknown Shakespeare works - Romeo and Chong, and Dude, Where For Art Thou Car?
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is getting back to his mouse days. No, not as a Mickey Mouse Club Mouseketeer. Justin's New York City restaurant, Southern Hospitality, was found to have rodents! City health inspectors say the restaurant has a mice problem and is "not vermin proof."
ZAC EFRON will join DWAYNE "THE ROCK" JOHNSON in the upcoming BAYWATCH movie. The Rock tweeted: "BIG NEWS: Welcoming my dude @ZacEfron to #BAYWATCH. Our movie will be big, fun and RATED R...Like me when I drink."
Apparently ED SHEERAN and NICOLE SCHERZINGER are still on the market. British tabloid The Sun had reported that they were dating, but Nicole tells the tabloid that they're just friends and have been for quite some time.
If you're looking for a high-paying job, a new report says the 13 best-paying companies in the Standard & Poor's 500 pay median annual salaries of $115,000. The Securities and Exchange Commission passed new rules last week that require companies to disclose how many times more CEOs are paid than employees. Thanks to that, we now know that the top five paying companies are Juniper Networks, Netflix, Equinix, Altera and Visa.
Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. announced that the 2015 season will be his last. Smith announced his retirement plans after yesterday's training camp practice. Smith currently ranks 18th in league history in receptions, 14th in receiving yards and 33rd in touchdown catches.
An unnamed 62-year-old Pittsburgh woman was driving along when she decided to have a cigarette. Unfortunately, the woman apparently forgot she had a propane tank inside her car. In addition to her cigarette, the woman lit up the tank, her car and herself as she was taken to a hospital with first- and second-degree burns.
1896: Harvey Hubbell received a patent for the electric light bulb socket with a pull-chain.
actor Chris Hemsworth (Star Trek Into Darkness, Red Dawn, The Avengers) 32