Think you’re a linguist with a tongue made of pure gold? Try THIS out, big guy.
Scientists at MIT believe they’ve created the world’s HARDEST TONGUE TWISTER. They engineered it based on their research into which phonic combinations cause people the most difficulty.
And the result is: Pad kid poured curd pulled cod.
(There was some confusion online about whether the last word was “cold” or “cod.” A lot of reporting said “cold.” But the actual press release says “cod,” and I talked to the head researcher, who confirmed that.)
One of the researchers says, quote, “If anyone can say this phrase 10 times quickly, they [deserve] a prize.”
It’s true . . . it’s REALLY hard. You’ll be begging for the sweet, simple relief of “she sells seashells by the seashore.”
RANDOM YET INTERESTING FACTS:
Here are completely random facts for you this Thursday . . .
If they hadn’t been killed, ANNE FRANK and MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. would be the same age. They were both born in 1929 and would both be 84. They’re also the same age as BARBARA WALTERS.
There are 170 million insects alive for every person alive today.
Kangaroos have two uteri, so they can constantly be pregnant.
The Flintstones” was the first show to feature the sound of a flushing toilet on TV, and the first to show a couple sleeping in the same bed in primetime.
At one point in time, you were the youngest person on Earth.
No one knows who invented the fire hydrant . . . because the patent was lost in a fire.
MrSkin.com has released its annual list of the Top Nude Celebs. Here it is . . .
1. French actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos in “Blue is the Warmest Colour”. It’s an NC-17 flick with a 12-MINUTE lesbian sex scene.
2. Rosario Dawson in “Trance”.
3. Ivana Milicevic on the Cinemax series “Banshee”.
4. The girls from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video . . . Emily Ratajkowski, Elle Evans and Jessi M’Bengue.
5. Lindsay Lohan in “The Canyons”. (No doubt the only award she’ll get for this movie . . . except for possibly a Razzie.)
SEXY PICS OF FAMOUS PEOPLE:
MARIA MENOUNOS has some serious booty.
41-year-old ANGIE HARMON can still show cleavage and side-boob with the best of ‘em.
It looks like JESSICA SIMPSON had no trouble losing the baby weight this time.
BEYONCÉ posted some bikini shots from her recent Jamaican vacation
I’m gonna go ahead and call JOAN COLLINS the most hittable 80-year-old woman on Earth. Although to be fair, I’ve never met your grandma.
Need an Ugly Christmas Sweater This Year? Check Out the Miley Cyrus or Rob Ford Sweaters
If you need an ugly Christmas sweater this year, I’ve got your hookup. MTV has a list of ugly celebrity Christmas sweaters . . . including one featuring MILEY CYRUS. Tongue out, of course.
You can also get ugly sweaters featuring Justin Bieber, Metallica, Morrissey, Katy Perry and Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.
(Check out these and more, along with links for where you can buy them, here.)
Well, this MIGHT be controversial: The History Channel is developing a Jesus show called “The Lost Years”, which is about, quote, “the undocumented years of Jesus’ life as a young adult,” from when his teen years up through his 20s.
Today is Walt Disney’s birthday. If you’re looking for his grave, it’s not hard to find. Thanks to Miley Cyrus, you can just follow the sound of the SPINNING.
Wheel of Fortune” apologized for a puzzle where the answer was “The Fast and the Furious”, just two days after Paul Walker’s death. Meanwhile, still no word on when they plan to apologize for continually putting Vanna White in low-cut, tight-fitting dresses, despite the fact it’s not 1983.
BALLSY’S SPORTS SHORTS:
Ad time for this year’s Super Bowl is already SOLD OUT. Fox wouldn’t say how much they were selling each spot for . . . but estimates say they were going for around $4 million apiece. One ad you WON’T be seeing is an intense, pro-gun commercial from the firearms company Daniel Defense, which was reportedly rejected by Fox. Sources say they turned it down because the NFL doesn’t allow ads featuring firearms.
This year’s Super Bowl will air on Sunday, February 2nd.
Pittsburgh Steelers Coach MIKE TOMLIN was fined $100,000 for stepping on the field and getting in the way of a Ravens kick returner. He apologized for it, but still claims it wasn’t intentional.
A high school football team in Marine City, Michigan won the Division 4 state championship on Friday . . . with a FEMALE kicker. Junior Olivia Viney kicked seven extra points in the game, and became the first girl ever to score points in a championship football game in Michigan. She also set a school record by making 61 out of 65 extra points on the season.
1. Ron Burgundy’s Segment on “SportsCenter” Has Been Postponed . . . But Check Out Part of His Ridiculous Interview with Peyton Manning
WILL FERRELL and DAVID KOECHNER were SUPPOSED to guest host tonight’s 6:00 P.M. edition of “SportsCenter” . . . as their characters Ron Burgundy and Champ Kind from “Anchorman”.
But, ESPN did post a funny clip online of Burgundy interviewing PEYTON MANNING. It’s not clear when the full segment will air. (Search for “Ron Burgundy Interviews Peyton Manning for SportsCenter.”)
2. A Middle-Aged Guy Starts a Brawl at a College Football Game . . . By Kicking a Student in the Face
There was a big brawl in the stands at the Arizona-Arizona State football game on Saturday. And there’s a video online that shows how it started. Some middle-aged guy with grey hair was arguing with an Arizona State fan, who might be a student.
Then the older guy suddenly kicked him in the FACE. (Search for “Student Section Face Kick.” If you care, Arizona State ended up winning 58 to 21. WARNING: Profanity including several S-words.)
3. Watch the Quarterback for the Dolphins Make a Bunch of Trick Shots in a Sporting Goods Store
There’s a new trick shot video featuring Dolphins’ quarterback RYAN TANNEHILL.
He and the guys who do a YouTube series called “Dude Perfect” got to hang out in a sporting goods store overnight, and did trick shots incorporating a bunch of different sports.
(Search for “Dude Perfect – All Sports Edition.” The trick shots start at :19.)
(And speaking of trick shots, some amateur golfer named Matt Wheatcroft hit a ball that landed right up against a wooden fence. So on his next shot he banked it OFF the fence and somehow landed it about two feet from the cup.)
IDIOT OF THE DAY!
26-year-old Jeana Marie Smart got into a fender bender outside Fargo, North Dakota on Sunday. And police arrested her when they realized she had an outstanding warrant for failing to appear in court on drug charges.
But after they took her to jail, a cop noticed blood in the back of his squad car. Jeana told him it was her time of the month. But not long after that, they noticed MORE blood on her leg . . . so she fessed up to the REAL reason.
(CAREFUL!) It turns out Jeana had hidden a CRACK PIPE in her nether region . . . and it SHATTERED. She was taken to a hospital where doctors removed several pieces of broken glass. And she was also hiding a capped SYRINGE up there.
WIN THE DAY! BALLSY