Thursday, July 17, 2014

MAN RECORDS GAS PUMP IN GREENHILLS OVERCHARGING HIM
A Nashville man says a gas pump at the Shell in Green Hills was overcharging him, and he caught it on video on his cellphone. Joshua Sizemore says after he stopped pumping the price kept climbing, adding another eight cents onto the balance. He showed the clerk, who deducted the amount from the bill, but the store's been ordered to get the fuel pump fixed. The customer, Sizemore, said (and this is my favorite quote of the day), “We’re already getting robbed at the pump, there’s no reason to also get hosed at the hose.”
(Customers who suspect irregularities regarding fuel pumps in Tennessee can report the issue to the Department of Agriculture by calling 1-800-OCTANE1.)

FEDEX WON'T CONFIRM POSSIBLE WILSON COUNTY FACILITY 
We may... or we may not... have a new huge, FedEx distrubution center coming to Wilson County. The company is REPORTEDLY looking for a location somewhere along I-40 near Beckwith Road, but they're not saying.

STUDY: MORE TRAVELERS SHOULD SEE A DOCTOR BEFORE TRAVEL
So, you're getting ready for your summer vacation, and you got your bathing suit, check. Sunscreen? Check. Something to read or watch? Check. Go to the doctor? What?
A new study says, especially if you're traveling out of the country, you should get a quick checkup first. Researchers say we might avoid a lot of problems if we make sure we are up to date on shots and healthy. Most people don't.

SOCIAL MEDIA PRENUP
Social media has become a big part of our lives. So something new is popping up. It is called a Social Media Prenuptial Agreement. You post something nasty and hurtful, you pay.

POLL: HAPPIEST MARRIED COUPLES SLEEP NAKED
And I don't know what you'll do with this information and I really don't want to know, but according to a new study, the happiest couples sleep naked.

SUMMER CAN MEAN SCAM SEASON
www.bbb.org/nashville
Beautiful summer weather, spending time near the water, taking vacation, and getting RIPPED OFF! That's what the summer season brings. The Better Business Bureau says there are numerous businesses who use very unethical practices, and you need to educate yourself and those you love, so they don't get taken.

MICHELLE OBAMA SAYS MORE NEEDS TO BE DONE TO HELP VETERANS
First Lady Michelle Obama wants to see more done to help our military veterans in the U.S. Speaking in Los Angeles yesterday, the First Lady said the Obama administration would help the city reach its goal of ending veteran homelessness in the city by the end of 2015.  Los Angeles County has at least 63 hundred homeless vets, said to be the most in the country. The weather is so mild, there, many people who are experiencing homelessness migrate to the coast so they don't worry about freezing to death in the wintertime.

MAJORITY OF AMERICANS HAVE AT LEAST ONE FEAR ABOUT GETTING OLDER 
Most Americans say they are scared about at least one aspect of the aging process.  A Harris Interactive survey found for majority, it's the idea of losing independence that's the most concerning.  Twenty-three percent say they fear the decline in their physical abilities, while 15 percent say they're more worried about memory loss.

MARVEL'S NEW THOR IS FEMALE
Marvel has announced that Thor, Marvel's God of Thunder, will be a woman in the comics, starting this fall. A woman God of Thunder. I'm onboard with that.

EMAIL ENABLING WORK TO CREEP INTO EMPLOYEES' PERSONAL TIME
Okay, a couple of vacation related things just out... one ... a poll that says nearly 70% of us check work email at least once a day when we're on vacation. And about five percent of us say we've checked or caught up on work email while at a wedding, a funeral, a kid's school event or at the birth of a child! Let it go! 

BEACH IS TOP VACATION CHOICE
And, another poll - this one from Expedia - that finds summer means,"somewhere near the water" for most of us. 75% of us say we have taken, or will take, a beach vacation at least once this year. Other destinations that weren't quite as popular included trips for historical sightseeing, visiting family and friends, theme parks and adventure and sports trips.

DNA DATING MATCH
This sounds like something that Sheldon Cooper on Big Bang Theory would come up with: some scientist  has figured out how to find the perfect match, using dna samples.  It's been found that people often are attracted to a mate because of DNA compatibility...and this is supposed to shorten the search. 
An online dating service, SingldOut.com says it'll offer the DNA matching service to its customers.

GUY BURNS HOUSE TRYING TO KILL SPIDER
Note to self: when killing a spider, inside the house, do not use a blowtorch. A Guy in Washington State, nearly burned down his hous. Used a can of hairspray and a ligther. Did 60 thousand in damage.

GOTHAM TRAILER OUT
The new trailer is out for the upcoming TV series "Gotham," and it looks pretty good!
It's the city of Gotham, before Batman, when there was just a war hero soldier who came back to Gotham and became Commissioner Gordon.
    One of his first big cases, is solving the murder of a young Bruce Wayne's parents, with the 12-year-old Bruce Wayne played by the young actor who starred in Touch. Gotham premieres September 22nd on Fox.