Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 28, 2012
March 28, 2012
Yow! The Mega-Millions Lottery rolled over AGAIN! No winner in Tuesday night's drawing means Friday night's drawing is valued at $476 million ($341 million cash value) --the biggest jackpot EVER. The largest Mega Millions jackpot ever won up until now was $390 million in March 2007, according to the lottery folks. Mega Millions is played in 42 states and Washington DC. Chances of winning the big prize are 1 in 175.7 million.
You're more likely to get stuck on a tarmac for two hours or more than to have won last night's Mega Millions lottery. Try 1 in 964. At least that's according to a report from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. Other odds, for comparison:
--Winning Mega-bucks: 1 in 176 million
--Dying in an amusement park accident: 1 in 72 million
--Struck by lightning: 1 in 700-thousand
--Being audited by the IRS: just 1 in 175
Sucking the life out of the wire services:
NYC's famed Carnegie Deli, known for their "overstuffed" sandwiches with at least a pound of meat on 'em, has named one of their gut-busters after TIM TEBOW. The "Jetbow" sandwich combines corned beef, pastrami and roast beef served along with American cheese on white bread, and topped off with a slice of tomato, some lettuce and mayo. It'll set ya back $22.22.
The Deli also offers the "Hamalot," a "Woody Allen" sandwich (all pastrami on rye) and "The Melo," named after NY Knicks star CARMELO ANTHONY, which features pastrami, salami, bacon and Russian dressing served on rye.
Time now for an information update from the Department of Things You'd Rather Not Know: ALICIA SILVERSTONE chews her son's food for him.
We know this because Alicia Silverstone posted a YouTube video that shows her feeding her now 11-month-old son, BEAR BLU (okay, whatever), by chewing food and passing it directly into his mouth from hers.
Naturally, there's reaction on YouTube but our favorite comment was posted by a visitor to Silverstone's website: "Alicia, I had never thought of this before but it's the cutest way of feeding your baby! I have a seven-month-old and I think I will try this method... she is always trying to lick my mouth anyways might as well give her a reward!"
This has been another information update from the the Department of Things You'd Rather Not Know
Editor's note: From "Clueless" to chewless.
--I dunno about you but I usually have to pay extra for that.
--I could understand if her name was Robin, or Sparrow, but…
--I have to admit, this is pretty unusual. Most rich people just hire an illegal to chew their food for them.
--Celebrity cud. Bottle it. Profit. (Because some fool will buy it. (Maiman)
A lady in Australia sneezed so hard she almost broke her neck.
Orange.co.uk says 28-year-old MONIQUE JEFFREY sneezed so hard, she felt paralyzed afterward. She says, "I just knew something was wrong. I felt something move and I was in excruciating pain". Jeffrey was left completely unable to move. But, when she went to the hospital, doctors allegedly told her she simply had a stiff neck and needed to do some exercise to fix it. But, a few hours later, her arm went numb. That's when she went back to the emergency room and doctors found she had dislocated two vertebrae --all from a single sneeze. (Still)
Beauty Treatment of the Day so far: Snail facials.
You lie down like you're getting your regular facial and they let snails crawl on your face. The idea comes out of a salon in Russia. The owner there claims that the slime from the snails "quickens skin regeneration, eliminates wrinkles, and removes discolorations and scars."
Editor's note: The good news: If you're French, you can eat it when it's done. Escar-gross. (Maiman)
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