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    All Aboaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    Elon Musk brought you PayPal. Then he brought you the Tesla electric car. And now, he’s looking to bring you high-speed trains that run on fans and magnets. Musk is moving forward with his Hyperloop transportation system. He introduced it as a way to move people from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a “train” that moves at 800 miles per hour. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, the independent company that has taken charge of Hyperloop development, just purchased land between San Francisco and L.A. to use as a central track test site. The project will break ground in 2016 and is rumored to cost around $100 million. It’s a start. And, as they work out the kinks, it could change the world. Again. I'm in. ~Rowdy

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    Happy BirthHEYYYYYYYY!!!!

    A Sweet 16 party in Pennsylvania came to an abrupt and disgusting end thanks to an uninvited party-pooper. Family and friends of the birthday girl were having a good time in Joe Cambray's backyard when all of a sudden, poop started raining from the sky. Apparently, an airplane flying overhead dumped human waste all over the party. Fortunately, the bulk of it landed on a canopy, which shielded most of the guests. One guest says, "We'd just gotten done with the cake, thank God. Because within two minutes, something fell from the sky. It was brown. It was everywhere. It got on everything... It was gross!" The family has filed a complaint with the FAA. *if you can tie this picture together this this story, your sense of humor is as warped as minute!~Rowdy

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    Stupid (Oklahoma) Criminals

    CHICKASHA -- A couple of brazen burglars were caught red handed over the weekend. The pair made off with thousands of dollars' worth of stolen items but left behind a trail of evidence for police. "I was just hoping it wasn't what it obviously looked like," said Matthew Kennedy. "When I came out I noticed a trail of oil leading from that backdoor to my other neighbor's backdoor." According to police reports, the deep fryer leaked grease all the way back to the house of Steven McCarthey, 29, and his accomplice, William Bitsche, 40. The thieves stole $3,995.00 worth of items including televisions, golf clubs, high priced electronics, fishing equipment, and a fry daddy. My Mom insisted that you could use that cooking oil more than once. Now, I see why. ~Rowdy

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    "The List" is out...We're not on it...

    -and that is a good thing... ~Rowdy It looks like our nation's capital is also the capital of fitness. The American College of Sports Medicine's annual report on the fittest cities in America has been released, and Washington, D.C., came out on top. The American Fitness Index was based on such factors as rates of smoking, obesity and diabetes as well as the number of parks and community activity areas. The Top 10 Fittest Cities: 1. Washington, D.C. 2. Minneapolis, Minn. 3. San Diego, Calif. 4. San Francisco, Calif. 5. Sacramento, Calif. 6. Denver, Colo. 7. Portland, Ore. 8. Seattle, Wash. 9. Boston, Mass. 10. San Jose, Calif. The Least Fit Cities: 41. Dallas, Texas 42. New Orleans, La. 43. Charlotte, N.C. 44. Birmingham, Ala. 45. Nashville, Tenn. 46. Louisville, Ky. 47. San Antonio, Texas 48. Oklahoma City, Okla. 49. Memphis, Tenn. 50. Indianapolis, Ind. (Huffington Post)

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    It's Not Just For Kids Anymore

    Apparently, Pedialyte – the special electrolyte-infused drink for kids with the stomach flu, or even worse – has become a go-to hangover cure for adults. In fact, since 2012, adult use of the children's medicine has risen 60%. Pedialyte is packed with electrolytes and minerals used to treat dehydration, nausea, and headache – pretty much the exact symptoms of a hangover. ~With a 3 day weekend approaching, it might be worth grabbing a bottle or two: but, enjoy responsibly. ~Rowdy

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    Wednesday is THE Day!

    Why have a burger, hot dog and chips separately when you can have them together? Carls Jr. is introducing something called The Most American Thickburger. It’s a cheesburger, topped with a hot dog, which is split in half, and Lay's Kettle Cooked Potato Chips. You can get this burger monstrosity starting May 20th. It also comes with 64 grams of fat, 2,250 milligrams of sodium and 1,063 calories. But, it all evens out if you wash it down with a diet soda, right?~Rowdy

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    Move Over Truck Nutz

    You know those large rubber de-facto testicles that hang off the backs of trucks, usually off of trailer hitches? Well, an inventor has developed a specially designed set of plastic clangers that hang off the back of your bicycle seat ... and glow in the dark. You get class, style AND safety. A KickStarter campaign for the “Bike Balls Bicycle Light” has been set up and has already raised thousands of dollars – because everybody knows a good idea when they see one. Now I know what I am getting Sunny for Christmas.~Rowdy

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    That's Where I Put That DART!

    A British man who lost sight of a toy dart that he'd shot when he was a young boy finally discovered the rubber suction tip -- when he suddenly sneezed it out. Last month, 51-year-old Steve Easton had a sneezing fit, and when it was all done, he noticed an unusual solid object in one of his nostrils. When he pulled it out, he realized that it looked like the tip of a rubber dart. He called his mother to tell her what he'd found, and she remembered taking him to the hospital when he was seven because she thought he may have swallowed a dart. Nothing was found at that time, and it appears the dart remained in his head for more than 40 years until his recent sneezing spell. Easton says it never bothered him and he doesn't feel any different now that it's out. Still no comment from the dart itself. ~Rowdy

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    Talk About Early Arrival!

    Talk about inflight turbulence … A 23-year-old Canadian woman who didn’t know she was pregnant gave birth on an Air Canada flight Ada Guan and her boyfriend Wesley Branch were flying from Calgary to Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday (Mother's Day, no less) when Ada went into labor 36,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean. "She told me, 'Something fell out of me,'" Branch said. "I lifted up her pants and I saw a head and then I heard, 'Wah.' I thought, 'Oh my god, I think we have a kid.'" Their daughter Chloe was delivered with the help of three doctors who happened to be on the flight. No word on if the airline will bill them for a third passenger fee. ~Rowdy

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    My Name is Rowdy, and I'm a PHONE-a-Holic!

    A lot of us are “addicted” to our phones, but for some people, the addiction is so overwhelming they have to go to rehab. For real. There’s a recovery center in Tennessee called The Ranch that offers a special treatment program for people addicted to their phones. Experts compare phone obsession to compulsive shopping and other behavioral addictions. And if you think this kind of addiction is rare, think again. A study out of Baylor University found that female college students spend an average of 10 hours a day on their phones, mainly checking social media and texting. And 60% of people surveyed admitted they felt addicted to their devices. If I am unexplainably gone in a few weeks, you'll know why. ~Rowdy

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    Work for a WOMAN?

    According to a new study, female bosses are better at motivating their employees than men. The Gallup study, called State of the American Manager: Analytics and Advice for Leaders, found that 33% of employees are engaged and enthusiastic in their jobs when a woman is in charge, compared to 25% when a man is the boss. And consider this: According to Gallup, companies with engaged, enthusiastic workers outperform the competition by 147% in earnings. They also have lower employee turnover and absenteeism. The study also found that women were better at encouraging their employees’ development and progress, and women bosses provided more positive, constructive feedback than their male counterparts. Hopefully this study will make more companies promote women to executive positions. Right now, only one-third of Americans have a female boss. I have always been happiest that way myself! ~Rowdy

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    THIS is "Johnny Caddilac"

    All men know that it’s a bummer if you can’t make it home for Mother’s Day. For sure, your mom deserves to have you there, but life is complicated and you might have a reason to not visit on her special day. But, if you have $25,000, Groupon will help out by sending a perfect child – named Johnny Cadillac – in your place who will spend the entire day with her and do all the things she has always lovingly nagged you to do. The experience, called “A Mother’s Love is Priceless,” involves Johnny eating five full servings of vegetables (at once), rinsing dishes before placing them in the dishwasher, wearing pants, and even being nice to your sister. Mom also gets a $5,000 shopping spree at her favorite local stores, a one-day stretch limo rental, house-cleaning services, and a catered, in-home family dinner for up to six people, including centerpieces, candelabras, linens, and food. *Now, where is my AMEX? ~Rowdy

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    Don't Forget Mom! (especially NEW ones)

    FIRST MOTHER’S DAY Happy Mother’s Day to these new celeb moms celebrating their very first Mother’s Day: Mila Kunis– Mila and Ashton Kutcher became first-time parents in October 2014 with the birth of their daughter, Wyatt. Blake Lively– Blake and husband Ryan Reynolds welcomed daughter James in December 2014. Jessica Biel – Jessica and husband Justin Timberlake welcomed a baby boy named Silas in April. Carrie Underwood – Carrie and her husband, Mike Fisher, became first-time parents in March when their son, Isaiah, was born. Scarlett Johansson – Scarlett and her husband, French journalist Romain Dauriac, welcomed daughter Rose in August 2014. Chelsea Clinton – Chelsea became a mom in September 2014 when she and husband Marc Mezvinsky welcomed daughter Charlotte. Eva Mendes – Eva and boyfriend Ryan Gosling had a baby girl named Esmeralda in September 2014. Kelly Clarkson – Kelly became a first-time mom when she and husband Brandon Blackstock welcomed daughter River Rose in June 2014. Hayden Panettiere – Hayden and fiancé Wladimir Klitschko had a baby girl named Kaya in December 2014. Kelly Rowland– Kelly and husband Tim Witherspoon welcomed their first child, a boy named Titan, in November 2014. Ginnifer Goodwin – Ginnifer and husband Josh Dallas had their first child, a son named Oliver, in June 2014. Rachel Bilson – Rachel and longtime love Hayden Christensen welcomed a baby girl named Briar Rose in November 2014. Lil’ Kim – Kim gave birth to her first child, daughter Royal Reign, in June 2014.

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    Perhaps, he just did not hear them calling his name...

    Police are looking for a man who was involved in a bar fight and then left something pretty valuable behind -- his ear. Two men were arrested for brawling outside a bar, but there was a third man involved who apparently had his ear bitten off in the melee. The floppy appendage was spotted on the sidewalk with a diamond-stud earring still attached to it. No one seems to know who he is or where he went. Police say they haven't received any calls or reports about a man missing an ear, but warn that he should seek medical attention. The Huffington Post has posted a picture of the ear, but you're probably better off skipping it. ~Rowdy

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    I Am A Fan!

    Jacksonville Jaguars defensive tackle Sen'Derrick Marks proved that you can play for the Jacksonville Jaguars and still be a winner. Last week, Marks went to a Florida hospital with a bouquet of flowers to ask 18-year-old cancer patient Khameyea Jennings to the prom. Jennings has spent the last two years battling liver cancer and was looking forward to a night out of the hospital. She gladly accepted his invitation and even told him what he should wear. This past Saturday, Marks showed up at her house wearing the white and gold suit she had asked him to wear and the two drove off to the prom in his black Lamborghini. Marks said all he wanted was to "make sure she continues to smile and make sure she has a good time." He then pushed his date in a wheelchair into the dance and the couple received a cheers and an ovation. Afterwards, Marks tweeted, "Continue to fight and show others the strength and faith you have, Khameyea." How cool is that? ~Rowdy

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    Bosses: Take The Hint

    It's Monday ... how are you feeling about your workplace? Well, this story might make you feel even worse. Adobe, the computer software company behind programs like Photoshop, just dished out thousands of red boxes to its employees. Inside were a candy bar, a Starbucks gift card – and a debit MasterCard with $1,000 on it. The company is encouraging its employees to work on new, innovative ideas ... and they figured the $1,000 might help. But, that gift card came with no strings attached. They can spend the cash on whatever they want. Clothes, booze, concert tickets ... whatever. Adobe won't check up on them. Not a bad gig. Now back to your regularly scheduled work day ...

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    McGraw Meals? -YOU can eat like a superstar!

    We tend to make a bit too much fun of Tim McGraw (and what we perceive) is a little less meat on his bones than we'd care to see. He maintains he is as healthy as he has ever been-and feels it too. So, for those of you wondering what it is like to EAT like a superstar, here ya go: ~Rowdy Tim McGraw's Kale Salad 1 bunch of kale, de-stemmed and finely chopped 1/8 cup white balsamic vinegar 1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds Salt and pepper, to taste In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic and olive oil until it is emulsified and drizzle over kale. Toss to coat all the greens. Sprinkle the grated Parmesan over kale and toss to coat. Add in cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Toss. Generously season with salt and black pepper. -yuk.

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    A New McMenu

    McDonald's is cutting seven sandwiches from its menu and if any of them are your favorite, you better hurry up and grab them because they'll soon be gone. The decision comes as the fast-food giant tries to create a smaller menu as a way to combat declining sales. The sandwiches on the chopping block include the Deluxe Quarter Pounder, the honey mustard and chipotle barbecue snack wraps, and six different chicken sandwiches. The menu cuts come after the chain closed 700 poorly-performing restaurants around the world earlier this year. *Mayor McCheese had no comment. ~Rowdy

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    Don't Say He Didn't Warn You

    A Florida man was arrested for breaking into several vehicles, and it should come as no surprise that he would do something like that considering he gave fair warning about his propensity to do stupid things. 40-year-old David Durham was arrested last Thursday wearing a T-shirt that read, "Warning: I Do Stupid Things." Cops say they have surveillance footage showing him breaking into a car after smashing the window and then walking around a parking lot attempting to open other car doors. Police say Durham admitted to committing the crimes. After all, he'd already admitted to doing stupid things. He's charged with grand theft, burglary and criminal mischief.

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