LMN 4-15-14 Thanks whoever for fixing this link! Now go pay taxes.
by Lisa Mason
posted Apr 15 2014 8:18AM
If the fact that today is the Federal Income Tax deadline is a complete surprise to you, you're doomed. The best things in life are still free, but the tax experts are working overtime on the problem. 35 million Americans wait till the last minute to file, says the IRS. You know the difference between an I.R.S. agent and a mosquito? One is a bloodsucking parasite, the other is a mosquito.
“Apocalypse No.” Turns out last night’s eclipse had no effect on ending the world before you had to do your taxes. Now; it’s time to get out and hit those “after-Blood Moon sales!” A lot of sky-watchers were disappointed with the rain because we couldn’t watch the eclipse. Although, CNN reported the red moon COULD be the break needed to find Flight MH370.
Speaking OF … The submarine sent to look for the missing Malaysian jetliner deep in the Indian Ocean aborted its mission … because the water was too deep. Seriously? What? We couldn’t get James Cameron to go down and film it?
The head of NATO is telling Russia that other nations might further sanction them if they don’t withdraw from Ukraine. WOW! What a game-changer of a threat! I bet Putin’s already begging his generals to fall back. In a related story, this invasion is really part of Russia’s new viral tourism marketing: “Visit Russia before Russia visits you.”
And a few things you need to know …
On this date in 1738, the bottle opener was invented. Seems like civilization waited a long time to finally figure out a way to open bottles.
In 1770, the "eraser" was invented to correct mistakes made when changing your mind while filling out your tax forms.
Khaleesi and Drogo are two of the top baby names now that a lot of new parents are naming their children after characters from "Game of Thrones." Or, as the FBI is calling it, "The future no-fly list."
And … A British math blogger has conducted a study which concludes that the world's favorite number is "7." Unfortunately, it's also his number of teeth. This guy thinks he’s done some brilliant research ... but he’s still a professional math blogger.