A student from Indiana University named Julian was one of the contestants on Friday's "Wheel of Fortune". And he had a chance to win a million bucks after the wheel landed on the million-dollar prize. All he had to do was solve the puzzle. Which should have been a slam-dunk, because ALL of the letters were flipped over, and the answer was "Mythological Hero Achilles". But he pronounced it "AY-chill-ess" and got nothing. Then later, he had a chance to win a car by solving the puzzle "World's Fastest Man". And all but two letters in the word "Man" were exposed. But somehow, he messed that up too. And there was a puzzle where it was fairly obvious that the answer was "On-the-Spot Decision." But he guessed "On-the-Spot DICE SPIN."
Here's something brand new to worry about. Next time you sneak in a quick nap on the couch . . . or curl up in a supply closet at work . . . it means you're going to die soon. Researchers at Cambridge University in England just published the results of a 13-year study of more than 16,000 people . . . and they found people who regularly take naps are much more likely to die young. People who take naps are almost 33% more likely to die before age 65 than people who don't. The main reason is people who nap are about twice as likely to die from a respiratory illness. Now, obviously we're kind of goofing on the results here . . . because do people who nap a lot develop breathing problems? Or do undiagnosed breathing problems make people tired and want to take naps? The researchers aren't sure. Their big recommendation is if you find yourself taking a ton of naps, it's worth going to a doctor to get yourself checked out . . . you could have an undiagnosed breathing problem.
Last week, 24-year-old Robert Tate went to a strip club in West Palm Beach, Florida . . . and decided that was the time to become a dance critic. Robert and some friends went to Sugar Daddy's Night Club, and were buying lap dances. And apparently there was one stripper whose moves didn't do it for Robert. We're not sure exactly WHAT she was doing that was so bad . . . but he ended up getting into an argument with her over her dancing ability and technique. The argument escalated . . . and Robert ended up hitting her in the head. She called the cops, and Robert was arrested and charged with simple battery and resisting arrest. Here's his mug:
(Photo: West Palm Beach Police Department)
When you're doing your taxes tonight, and have that moment where you wonder if you can claim your dog, your cat, and your toaster as dependents . . . you shouldn't. But if you do . . . you just might get away with it. Your odds of getting AUDITED this year are the lowest they've been in at least 25 years. The IRS has had some serious budget cuts, so they'll have fewer agents auditing returns this year than any year since the '80s. And since they have fewer agents, they'll have to focus on going after the big fish . . . the people making the most ridiculous claims or trying to cheat their way out of paying huge amounts. That being said . . . even if you don't get audited, the computers could still catch you on a big red flag. Like, if your company reported that you made $50,000 and you report you made $40,000, the computer will catch that. The IRS audited less than 1% of people's returns last year, which was the lowest amount since 2005 . . . and they say it'll definitely be even lower this year. (BTW - Gisele was audited thanks to those db's at Forbes.)
Also on today's show:
Man ‘laughed out of salon after he tries to rob it using fingers as fake gun’
Even Walter White has to get old.
How many times did I ask you to take out the trash? Nevermind, I'll do it myself.
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