Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Aug 6, 2013
August 6, 2013
A Seattle-based company has once again published their annual list of the 10 most common bank card PIN numbers.
DataGenetics says the most popular PINS still include '1234', '0000', and '1111', along with other easy-to-guess combinations. The company says you might want to think twice before using any of those combinations because, if you lose your card, you're probably going to lose all your money too. Those are the first numbers thieves punch in when trying to access your account. And, by the way, credit and debit card thieves are able to successfully guess more than 25 percent of stolen card PINs within 20 attempts.
FYI: Here's the complete list of the top PIN numbers:
10. 6969 (Still)
In the Dumper:
Brilliant idea of the day: Stop your girlfriend from dumping you and moving out by calling 911 and telling them your "wife" has been kidnapped by two men in a U-Haul truck.
It didn't get MATTHEW CORP his girlfriend back, but it did get the Florida man arrested. When deputies from the county Sheriff's Office went to Corp's house, his girlfriend was still there, but, she told them, she was now his "ex-girlfriend." Incredibly, alcohol was involved because Corp, who was drunk, yelled at the deputies. He was charged with misusing 911 and resisting arrest.
Editor's note: Who says romance it dead? Not us! (Maiman)
Broadcast, cable and video news:
As you probably know by now, President BARACK OBAMA will make his sixth appearance on "The Tonight Show with JAY LENO" tonight.
Movies that will suck:
"Girls Gone Wild" has jumped aboard the "Sharknado" craze, with the company releasing a memo which claims they're working on "an epic movie spoof" of the film (like it wasn't a spoof to begin with). The press release reads "It's 2013 and time to give our fans, something fresh, hip and entertaining that they've never seen before." How this goes hand-in-hand with girls taking their tops off during spring break for the cameras is anybody's guess.
Seven things a man should never say to his pregnant wife
Note: sexual content.
1. Are you going to eat all of that?
2. Does every pregnant woman's nose grow?
3. How long does it usually take to lose the baby weight?
4. Didn't the doctor say it's okay to have sex while you're pregnant?
5. I read/heard some women like to have sex during pregnancy.
6. What did you do today?
7. I went to the store and they were all out of ice cream. (Source: Babble.com --Lee)
Health and Medical Briefs:
Not all casinos in the U-S are smoke-free, but there's good evidence as to why they should be. Researchers found those casinos that instituted non-smoking rules found less of a need for ambulances.
A study published in the journal Circulation found a reduction of 22.8-percent in calls for ambulances after a smoke-free policy was implemented at a casino in Colorado.
There has been strong evidence tied to fewer hospitalizations for cardiac and pulmonary events following the enactment of smoke-free laws, but not a lot has been found regarding the effects of acute exposure to secondhand smoke that can occur when casinos are exempt from smoking laws.
Just 19 states and Puerto Rico require state-related casinos to be smoke-free. Most Native American tribal casinos permit smoking. (Page)
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