The last of the Navajo Code Talkers from WWII has died. In 1942, the Marines recruited Navajos to develop a code based on the Navajo language, so they could relay information and strategy without the Japanese being able to crack the code. It worked. But now, the last of those Code Talkers has passed away. Chester Nez has died at the age of 93.
Donald Sterling is reportedly giving up his fight against the NBA. His lawyer says that Sterling will allow the L.A. Clippers to be sold to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion dollars. Sterling will also drop his legal action against the NBA over his banishment from the league and the two-point-five-million dollar fine he was slapped with over his racial comments.
Someone snapped pics and video of President Obama pumping iron at a hotel in Warsaw, Poland. His security team didn’t seem to notice the covert photographer. Obama is clearly in the zone and is pretty impressive.
A military jet slammed into a neighborhood in southern California and burst into flames. Amazingly, the pilot survived and no one on the ground was unhurt. We don’t know yet why the Harrier AV-8B jet crashed.
Legendary baseball personality Don Zimmer has passed away. He was a player, coach, manager, and most recently was Joe Torre’s bench coach during the Yankees World Series run in the late ‘90s, early 2000s. He was 83.
In hockey, the LA Kings beat the NY Rangers in overtime. Game 2 is Saturday in LA. Game 1 of the NBA finals is tonight. The Miami Heat take on the San Antonio Spurs.
And here’s a story that will make you put your phone down more often. A man in China’s retina became detached after too much texting with his girlfriend. The 26-year-old was texting for so long that he began to see flashes, before discovering that his left eye’s retina had become detached. He had to have immediate surgery. Experts say this is a rare occurrence but can happen when we over focus as “we strain to find a 3-D image on a close-up 2-D screen.”
And there’s a campaign on Tinder that’s urging guys to get prostate exams. “Nurse Nicole” is young, beautiful, loves dogs and spontaneous decisions. When guys match with Nurse Nicole, they realize that she’s only interested in getting them to get prostate exams. Nurse Nicole doesn’t actually exist; she’s a health awareness campaign set up by Matches for Men’s Health.
And there’s no joy like spending an entire day with your kids. And by “joy,” I mean “by the end of it you want to jump out of a window.” 64% of parents say they feel the need to escape for awhile during the day with their kids. The average time when a parent needs to escape is 3:53pm, and almost all of them find refuge in the bathroom. They spend an average of 14-and-a-half minutes in there with the door locked, three-to-four times a week.
And senior pranks have been a tradition for who knows how long, but students in Santa Barbara have raised the bar. Santa Barbara High School principal John Becchio walked into his office at 7:30am yesterday and was greeted by a mariachi band. The group of musicians followed him around while he went about his business. While the band was only hired for an hour, there is video going around making sure the prank lives on forever. The best part? The kids aren't in trouble!