Bits and Pieces - September 21, 2015
September 21, 2015
The New York Jets have introduced a new $50 Jumbo Jet Bagel that comes smothered in ham, chorizo, breakfast sausage, potatoes, four fried eggs and cheese. New York Giant Jason Pierre-Paul tried one, but it kept slipping out of his hand.
Forbes has published their annual list of the highest-earning models and for the ninth year running the title goes to GISELE BÜNDCHEN, who pulled down $44 million in the past year, despite retiring from the runway. Way behind in a tie for second place are Cara Delevingne and Adrian Lima, who made $9 million each. Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr and Alessandra Ambrosio round out the top five with $7.5 million, $5.5 million and $5 million respectively.
DAVID LETTERMAN is returning to television, this time as a news correspondent. Letterman will report for the environmental docu-series Years of Living Dangerously. Dave will appear on an episode in which he travels to India to speak with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about climate change. Season two of Years of Living Dangerously will premiere on the National Geographic Channel in the fall of 2016, after season one aired on Showtime.
KID ROCK was called for jury duty in a Michigan murder trial. However, Kid was dismissed after telling the court he had law enforcement friends around the country and would likely give police "the benefit of the doubt" in the trial. Kid also noted that he knew the assistant prosecutor who's handling the case as he prosecuted a man that attempted to break into his home in 2013.
The annual Ig Nobel Awards for humorous scientific achievement were handed out last night at Harvard University. Among the winners was Michael Smith, who allowed himself to be stung about 200 times during a study of honeybees. He concluded the three most painful places to get stung are the nostril, the upper lip and, um, down there. A trio of linguists also won for their discovery that almost every language in the world uses the word "huh" for clarification in a conversation. Each winner receives a cash award of a Zimbabwean 10 trillion-dollar bill, which works out to a couple of U.S. dollars.
The NFL has filed documents with an appeals court in the Deflate-gate case. The 200-page filing consists almost entirely of exhibits from the district court case. No word on when the appeal might be heard.
David Lee went into a South Union Township, Pennsylvania, Wal-Mart store on Monday evening and removed a Straight Talk Wireless phone from the shelf using a knife. Lee then went to the automotive aisle and tried to open the packaging with the same knife. Unfortunately for Lee, while trying to open the package, he stabbed himself in the arm with the knife. Staff noticed Lee was bleeding excessively as he grabbed a towel off of the shelf, wrapped his arm in it and fled. Lee was later arrested at a hospital.
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