2). Don’t stroke out! Did you know that strokes are the number-three killer in the U.S.? They affect more than 700,000 people each year. If you want to reduce your risk of suffering from a stroke, make sure you cut out diet sodas. People who drink a diet soda a day may up their stroke risk by 48 percent
3). Need to borrow $20? Ask the nearest Canadian. According to reports, Canadians are now richer than Americans for the first time in recent history. In fact, the net worth of the average Canadian household in 2011 was $363,202, compared to around $320,000 for American households.
4). Did you know that inactivity can be as deadly as smoking? It’s true. A series of studies suggests that up to 5.3 million deaths worldwide were caused by physical inactivity in 2008. So maybe go for a walk today?
5). The 64th Primetime Emmy Award nominations were announced this morning. Leading the pack with a whopping 17 nods apiece were AMC's "Mad Men" and FX's "American Horror Story." Jimmy Kimmel will serve as the master of ceremonies on Sunday, September 23, when the Emmy’s airs live.
6). Let your voice be heard! The public will get to speak directly to the Seattle City and King County councils tonight about the proposed sports arena in SODO. If you want to speak, get there at 5 to sign up. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. at Seattle City Hall, 600 4th Avenue.
7). Let’s be real: If you saw a life-size cutout of David Hasselhoff you’d steal it, right? Well, you’re not alone. That’s what’s happening to the Hoff’s cutouts at convenience stores from Florida to New England. Out of 570 printed for Cumberland Farms convenience stores, only 20 remain…SCORE!
8). Could The Dark Knight Rises sell more tickets on its opening weekend than The Avengers but still wind up making less money at the box office? It’s very possible. The problem is, The Avengers was in 3D and the ticket prices for 3D movies are higher. Experts are saying The Dark Knight won’t break box office records for that reason.
9). Move over “Sex and the City” – here comes “Sex in the Village”. I mean, it’s just what happens when you put 10,000 super-fit young men and women in close living quarters in the days leading up to the Olympics. The tales have already started pouring in as the athletes prepare to go for the gold…but not before they go for their own gold.
10). Brian May, lead guitarist for Queen, turns 65 today. Here’s something interesting you probably didn’t know about him: Brian is an astrophysicist with a PhD. Also, Anthony Edwards who played chief resident Dr. Mark Greene on ER turns 50 today. RIP ER.
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