Independence Day Fast Facts

June 16, 2017

… most popular day for grilling. Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest:The winner eats the most hot dogs and buns within 10 minutes to win prize money and the Mustard Belt. Joey Chestnut of San Jose, California, has won the title nine times (2007-2014 and 2016). He also holds the world record for eating 73 hot dogs. 1916 – The Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest is held at the original Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island. 2011 – For the first time, men and women compete …


USA 1967: When American soccer’s Summer of Love ended in tears – BBC News

Their positive reaction to the football – a sport most viewers actually knew little about – prompted a group of US businessmen to get together to draw up plans to establish a professional football, or soccer, league in the country. Image copyright Keystone/Getty Images Image caption The Beatles led the so-called British Invasion of the US in the 1960s Back then Mr Rothenberg was a lawyer for sports entrepreneur Jack Kent Cooke, owner of the Los Angeles Lakers basketball …

May 27, 2017

ABC’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ Remake Became Cringey Real Fast

The new version wasnt totally reprehensible Sarah Hyland, Debra Messing and Nicole Scherzinger are all charming, and J. Quinton Johnson of Broadways Hamilton is a talented but underutilized new face. Still, the original Dirty Dancing with its memorable lines and delightful rom-com trappings remains the girl ABC told its iteration not to worry about. Try as the network might, the Dirty Dancing remake failed to capture the poignancy and heart of the original, preferring to whack its audience …

May 25, 2017

Roger Moore, Debonair 007 in Seven James Bond Movies, Dies at 89

… the world, by people who knew him for his films, his television shows and his passionate work for Unicef, which he considered to be his greatest achievement,” they wrote. For 12 years, from “Live and Let Die” (1973) through “A View to a Kill” (1985), Moore owned the role of Agent 007, the martini-drinking, lady-loving British spy introduced in the novels of Ian Fleming. His take on the character was compared, inevitably, to that of Sean Connery, the original …

May 24, 2017

Meet the YouTube star behind Overly Attached Girlfriend

… she was studying education, to try her hand at YouTube full-time. Her channel, Laina, now has 1,275,614 subscribers. While most of her early videos play off the memeincluding a memorable meeting with Bad Luck Brian, shes tried her hand at a couple of other characters and done a series of videos acting with myself. She celebrated the two-year anniversary of her channel in May 2017.A lot of people know the meme, but dont know about the videos, Morris told the Sun. “Or they know the original …

May 23, 2017

Snapchat lands TV network’s attention at this year’s Upfronts

… addition to digital media outlets, magazines and newspapers to Discover. Snap’s pitch is that Snapchat can drive more views to partner’s content on television, desktop, and mobile, according to a Nielsen-commissioned study. “Snap TVs new original, pre-recorded short-form video content is the new shiny object, so all publishers/networks are jumping on the bandwagon, in the hope that this will be complementary to TV and lure viewers back to traditional TV,” said Boon Yap, …

May 20, 2017

Of course people can’t stop speculating about Apple’s design for the iPhone 8

… Benjamin Geskin (@VenyaGeskin1) April 23, 2017 Geskin updated the leaked images using his design chops and insight from other leaks to show off what that version of the design might look in its final form. Only the slightest hint of a bezel remains at the top of the device for the front facing camera, while the rear dual camera and the Apple logo have been spruced up from the original pictures. …

May 19, 2017

Apple opens up about its futuristic Apple Park Campus

… The new headquarters, situated within viewing distance of Apple’s original home on Infinite Loop Drive in Cupertino, California, is the new, futuristic work space for that campus’s (and all the buildings Apple’s renting in the area) 13,000 employees. It features the already signature circular campus with 2.8 million square feet of workspace, a massive open quad in the middle, 9,000 trees (which they’re still planting) and the brand-new event space, Apple Steve Jobs …

May 17, 2017