Join me as the host of the Morning Buzz with Sharon Buck, weekday mornings from 5am to 9am. I also start your weekends, Saturdays from 6am-10am. Make sure you come by to meet me at many of our live local broadcasts.
I’ll start by saying ‘don’t drink sun screen’. There is a new product is a drinkable sun screen called Harmonized H2O that says it blocks UV rays. Founder Ben Johnson claims if you drink it, with water, every 4 hours while in the sun, you will have full protection.
The castle in Transylvania, Romania, that inspired Bram Stocker’s Dracula, is up for sale. Stoker never actually visited the castle but his book was based on descriptions of it in turn of the century England. It is Bran Castle and dates back to the 13th century.
A discovery in Argentina has Paleontologists calling the Titanosaur the largest dinosaur to ever walk on Earth. It weighed as much as 14 elephants or 100 tons and was as long two tractor trailers. It is a paleontological treasure.
The world’s fastest texter is 17 year old Marcel Fernandes Filho from Brazil with a time 18.19 seconds. He beat the previous mark of 18.44 seconds to take the crown. He holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest typing of a text using a mobile device.
The horse that cost only $10,000 did it again; California Chrome won the Preakness and can become the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978. He needs to win on June 7th at the Belmont Stakes to make history. Co-owner Steve Coburn, 61, doesn’t think there will be a Triple Crown winner in his lifetime, meaning he doesn’t think Chrome will do it.
The first person to cross America on a motorized vehicle was George Wyman of San Francisco, California. Wyman made his trip in 1903 when there weren’t many roads in America and making even more difficult, he did on a motor bicycle, his brand new 1902 ‘California’ brand motorbike.
There always has been talk of a cashless society and these days one In ten American’s no longer carry paper money. A Survey by Princeton Survey Research Associates International found 49 percent carry less than $20 and 78% less that $50.
This Saturday, May 17, is the second leg of the Triple Crown. The 139th running of the Preakness Stakes from Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore, Maryland. The field and the post positions are set. Kentucky Derby winner ‘California Chrome’ will start in the third position.
The Swedish furniture store Ikea opened their first sore in 1943 in southern Sweden and they have decided to turn that store into an Ikea museum. The town of Almhult saw the opening of the first store and just last year they moved into a new location.
Rene Lima-Martin was sent to prison for armed robbery when he robbed a video store in 2000. The sentence on eight convictions added up to 98 years. Martin got lucky though when in 2008, because of a clerical error, he was release 90 years too early. At least he thought he was lucky.
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