Here at KFBK, we work hard to bring you the most entertaining, newsworthy and talked-about stories of the day. But sometimes it doesn't all fit into an hour.
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No tricks...no doubles. Jeremiah McDonald seems to have recorded himself when he was 12-years-old in a scene where he was talking to an older version of...himself. McDonald, now 32, took the tape and cut it up and made a film of himself talking to...himself. It's pretty entertaining.
Photo Courtesy of the Facebook.com/Oreo
Another popular snack maker found in your local grocer is taking a stand on gay marriage. Oreo is showing its support for same-sex couples with a rainbow cookie.
The product has not officially been released to the public. However, a picture posted on Oreo's Facebook page has garnered both tremendous support and opposition.
Earlier this year Ben & Jerry's announced an ice cream flavor in support of gay marriage called Apple-y Ever After.
The Center for Disease Control releasing a study that compares the average fast food meal today to the average fast food meal of 1950. The results were outstanding.
Over the 60 years, the average soda has grown by 6 times. An average hamburger is 3 times larger and a side of fries has grown by about 2.5 times.
The CDC also finding that the average adult today is 26 pounds heavier.
A study released by Fairleigh Dickinson University’s PublicMind found that respondents who don't watch any news at all were more informed about current events than those who watch only cable news.
1,185 were sureveyed nationwide and asked about what news sources they used in the past week and then were asked a variety of questions about current political and economic events in the U.S. and abroad.
On average, respondents were correct in answering 1.8 of 4 questions about international news and 1.6 of 5 questions about domestic affairs. The respondents who did worst were those who received all their news from FOX News. Those who did best were respondents who received their news from NPR.
The other news sources found in the survey were MSNBC, CNN, Daily Show, Talk Radio and Sunday News shows.
A modern marvel or a skyline eyesore? The Orbit tower in London being unveiled yesterday as a new landmark for visitors during the 2012 Summer Olympic Games. So far, it's not going over well critics and has been called the "Eye-Ful Tower" and "the Godzilla of public art"...among other names.
Designed by award-winning artist Anish Kapoor, the tall, twisting, red steel structure stands 377 feet -- 22 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty. It features a 455-step stairway, two observation decks and a restaurant that offers 20-mile views of the capital city's skyline.
Kapoor was inspired by the Eiffel Tower and notes that the famed Paris landmark was equally disliked in its time. "I've just been reading all the criticism the Eiffel Tower received upon its opening," he told reporters. "It was called the most horrendously ugly object but we don't think about it like that anymore."
Visitors can pay $24 to visit the landmark during the Games. It will reopen to the public on Easter 2014.
A group of friends and I were part of over 1000 men who took to the Capitol Mall on Saturday, Arpil 28 for Weave's Walk A Mile In Her Shoes. Our group, representing Molina Health Care, was definitely the best dressed group (in my opinion) as most of us donned suits and one of us (my father-in-law) went so far as to wear coattails and a top hat. There were also two people in our group who dressed as women. Alex was sure looking sweet in the dress that his work picked out for him. (Alex's coworkers donated almost $1000 combined to sponsor him and that was their reward.) Check out the pics and the videos.
US troops and Afghan officials were surprised last week when a mid-level Taliban commander in Paktika province turned himself in and tried to collect the reward offered for his capture.
“Be on the Lookout” posters of Mohammad Ashan had been plastered all over the area after he was suspected of plotting at least two attacks on Afghan security forces. Officials say that they usually don't get much response from the posters because the residents are afraid to pass on intelligence that might lead to an arrest.
Ashan walked up to a police checkpoint and was arrested on the spot. His identity was confirmed through a biometric scan.
The reward offered for his capture: $100. He was not given any money.
The answer to the question that has long puzzled Simpson's fans for years has finally been revealed. Every occasional viewer knows that Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie live in Springfield. But which Springfield has never been revealed...until now.
The show's creator, Matt Groening, told the Smithsonian Magazine that the town is based on Springfield, Oregon.
The only reason is that when I was a kid, the TV show “Father Knows Best” took place in the town of Springfield, and I was thrilled because I imagined that it was the town next to Portland, my hometown. When I grew up, I realized it was just a fictitious name. I also figured out that Springfield was one of the most common names for a city in the U.S. In anticipation of the success of the show, I thought, “This will be cool; everyone will think it’s their Springfield.” And they do.
In the article, Groening also talks about the development of the show and talks about how it became such a big success.
Apparently Batman is fighting crime in more than just Gotham these days. Montgomery County Police in Maryland stopped the "Batmobile" on March 21 for not having proper tags.
The driver, who was dawning the full Batman attire, was driving a black convertible sports car when the stop was made. Apparently, he was headed to a local hospital to entertain kids.
My favorite part of the video is the officer's reaction through the whole thing.