It’s Good To See The Octomom Is Still Working
Yes, Nadya Suleman is in another video, but it’s nothing like her last one .Instead, the Octomom has opted to put some clothes on—specifically a white wedding dress, um, over a camouflage long-sleeve shirt—for the buzzed about “Honeymoon” music video by parody singer-songwriter Cledus T. Judd, which has its world premiere on CMT Pure this Monday. The video is part of CMT Pure’s 25 Hours of Cledus launch, where a rotation classic Cledus videos will play each hour for 25 hours.
Wristband Can Help You Remember When To Put On Sunblock
Do you always forget to reapply sunscreen and then end up looking like a lobster? A new product might help you remember when to slather on more sunscreen. It’s called UveBand, and is a slap bracelet that monitors your exposure to the sun and vibrates when you need to apply more sunscreen. The device starts working after you apply your first coating of sun-block and automatically turns on after contact with your skin. A hidden sensor on the product monitors UVA and UVB rays which cause sunburn, then a detector calculates when it’s time to reapply based on a dermatologist-developed formula. The device then vibrates over a period of two minutes to remind the user it’s time to slather on more protection. Click Here For Their Website
There’s A Bunch Of New Additions To The National Recording Registry
There are twenty-five new recordings that will be preserved by the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry, including Simon and Garfunkel’s “Sounds of Silence”, Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon.” the Bee Gees album “Saturday Night Fever” and Chubby Checker’s “The Twist.”
Wait… How Man People Use YouTube?????
YouTube announced this week that it gets one billion unique users each month, the only other social media site that can compete with that number is Facebook. YouTube explained the statistic further, saying that nearly one out of every two people on the internet visits YouTube, and that their monthly viewership is the equivalent of roughly ten Super Bowl audiences. (The Atlantic)
There’s A Lot Of Stuff Going On On The Internet
A new study released by Intel finds that in just one internet-minute 204-million e-mails are sent, and 47-thousand apps are downloaded. In just one minute Amazon makes 83-thousand-dollars in sales, and 20-million photos are viewed. Additionally, the study finds that in 60 seconds, six-million Facebook pages are viewed, and the world watches 1.3-million YouTube videos. Intel says it’s working on developing new networking equipment in order to deal with the expected rise in traffic on networks, as it’s predicted that by the year 2015 there will be more networked devices than there are people in the world. (Daily Mail)
Tennis Pro Capriati Facing Charges
Former tennis star Jennifer Capriati is facing stalking and battery charges in Florida related to a Valentine’s Day incident involving an ex-boyfriend, according to reports, with the Palm Beach Post saying Thursday (March 21st) that documents filed two days earlier showed the 36-year-old was given a notice to appear at the Palm Beach Gardens courthouse next month. According to police, Capriati approached Ivan Brannan at a gym on February 14th and began screaming at him. When he tried to leave by going to the men’s locker room, Capriati allegedly blocked his path and punched at his chest. Brannan told police that he and Capriati broke up last year and that she’s harassed and stalked him since. The International Tennis Hall of Fame member has had legal troubles dating back to her days as a teen prodigy, including arrests for shoplifting and marijuana possession.
Facebook Use Boosts Self-Esteem
Good news! All that time you spend on Facebook might actually be good for your mental health. New research has found that Facebook can help boost users’ self-esteem, with study co-author Jeff Hancock, a Cornell professor communication and computer and information science, telling LiveScience.com, “Our research shows that it can be a psychologically meaningful activity that supplies a sense of well-being at a relatively deep level.” In the study, the researchers looked at how participants reacted to negative feedback they received after giving a speech, finding that after getting the feedback, participants not only were more likely to check their Facebook profiles, but were less defensive after doing so. Researchers say that Facebook provides that boost because users can display personal characteristics and relationships they value the most, and because it helps remind users of their values, goals and personal relationships.