Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Jun 21, 2016
June 21, 2016
If you weren't in Noxen, Pennsylvania, over the weekend you missed out on the 43rd annual Rattlesnake Roundup.
Fifty-nine participants rounded up a total of sixty-seven snakes during the event. Not all of them were venomous rattlesnakes, though. Eight poisonous copperheads were hauled in, along with twenty non-venomous serpents. The biggest rattlers captured were four-and-a-half feet long. The heaviest rattlesnake weighed in at over four-pounds. One hunter captured a single rattlesnake that had 13 rattles attached to it.
The annual four-day event is sanctioned by the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission. Snakes aren't killed during the roundup, they're returned to their natural habitats. (Still)
Off the beaten path:
A pie in the face can earn you a place in history. More than one thousand people gathered at Another Fine Fest in Ulverston, England, to break the Guinness World Record for the most people in a pie-in-the-face fight. Over 11-hundred people showed up to take part, breaking the previous record of 869 from 2015. The fight was held in honor of legendary comic actor STAN LAUREL, who was born in the town. See some of the pics HERE. (Myers)
Do you lose sleep over video games? If you do, you're not alone. A new study of almost a thousand gamers found many people will sacrifice sleep to continue playing their video games. CBS says that suggests video games are addictive for some people. Researchers at the University of North Texas Health Science Center found that video games accounted for 67 percent of gamers' lost sleep time.
They also found that the average gamer is 29 years old, and delay going to bed an average of 36 percent of the nights they played video games, on average going to bed more than 100 minutes later. They also played an average of five nights a week. (Bartha)
DONATELLA VERSACE just shared some never-released PRINCE music at the Versace menswear show in Italy. For the Italian fashion house's Milan Fashion Week show, Donatella paid tribute to the singer with a Prince-themed soundtrack that music that was "pulled from a personal archive of songs he had sent her --some as recently as five months ago." The designer told Billboardthat Prince had been sending her songs for years and that "it was his way of communicating." Donatella said she decided to share her private collection of songs because "I wanted people to hear how playful he was, how joyous, how creative, how pure a genius."
Editor's note: The full Billboard interview with Donatella is HERE, including an 11-minute YouTube video where you can hear the soundtrack used in the runway show. (Bartha)
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