Today is one for the ladies! Take a moment and celebrate National Man Watcher’s Day. Men are a strange species. They pick, poke, and make strange noises, yet still manage to remain attractive. Today is a day to celebrate.
Do you have a favorite spot to man watch? If so, let us know in the comments below. Otherwise, sit back and we’ll help you get started with your day:
“Who throws a shoe? Honestly!” Apparently Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi finds it perfectly acceptable. Was it an assassination attempt? Is a shoe a lethal weapon? We’re still waiting for the hard-hitting reporters to ask those questions
Joe Son A.K.A. "Random Task"
It was like a scene out of Austin Powers. Were they nice shoes? Brown or black? Regardless, this attempt on the President’s life is a serious matter. Who would have thought that Joe Son (yes, that’s his real name) faces even more serious charges?
Also On This Day:
- Happy Birthday Nostradamus (Born 1503 AD)
- Happy Birthday Vanessa Hudgens (22)
On this day, 1927, the Grand Ole Opry first premiered on radio. A weekly country music stage concert held in Nashville, TN, the Grand Ole Opry is one of the longest running broadcasts in history. Membership in the Opry is considered one of country music’s highest achievements.
Notable stars include: Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood, and Brad Paisley. The Grand Ole Opry is broadcast at 6 pm EST on Saturday evenings on WSM-AM, Nashville.
Also On This Day:
Today is International Anti-Corruption Day. The holiday is recognized by leaders around the World coming together to fight corruption. Or perhaps they are all corrupt and simply needed an explanation for what goes on during those closed-door meetings.
Corruption Facts and Figures (we tried to find accurate info but some of the sources were corrupt!):
- An estimated $1 Trillion in bribes are exchanged in the US each year.
- 25% of African states’ GDP is lost to corruption each year.
- 50% – estimated percentage of health funds that actually make it to Ghana each year.
- $50 billion – estimated amount of money deposited into offshore accounts from corrupt US officials each year.
- $250 billion – estimated corrupts funds from other countries that are deposited in US banks each year.
- Wait, government is corrupt?