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12/28/2011

John Legend, Danny Gokey and Kevin vs. the tomato

 

 

Two big stories are trending across Google, Yahoo and Twitter this Wednesday. The first is that John Legend will no longer be a bachelor. The singer's publicist said Tuesday that Legend proposed to his longtime girlfriend, model Chrissy Teigen, recently in the Maldives. No more details are being provided. Legend has won nine Grammys Awards and released four albums. Teigen was named "rookie of the year" in the Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue last year. She also has a food blog.

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The other top trend is the Mega Millions lottery, which offered a $206 million jackpot in Tuesday evening's drawing. It's looking to be a very happy new year for at least one person on Long Island, after the only winning ticket was purchased at a King Kullen supermarket on Middle Country Road in Middle Island. The ticket has a cash value of about $152 million, before taxes.

One of the top videos on YouTube this morning is "I don't like the Cubs!" which is up to nearly half a million views. In it, a mother plays a prank on her 6-year-old twins by switching their Christmas gifts. Mya, a diehard White Sox fan, at first tries to hide her disappointment at receiving a Cubs Pillow Pet. But she can only hold it in for so long before the water works start and the meltdown begins. Of course it all ends happy when mom reveals the White Sox Pillow Pet. It all reminds me that I really cannot wait to have kids...

 

Former "American Idol" season 8 contestant Danny Gokey is also making headlines. The singer, who famously lost his wife during heart surgery in 2008, is engaged again. The 31-year-old Gokey proposed to girlfriend Leyicet Peralta and says he wants wedding presents in the form of donations to his Sophia's Heart charity, which is named after his late wife.

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Just in time for New Year's, we have "Why Alcohol Makes Your Head Spin." The video offers an explanation of how booze affects the inner ear.

 

In keeping with the holiday spirit, another video going viral is a 94-year-old grandmother busting a move to some dance music this Christmas. The poster reports that not only is she an awesome dancer, but she also bought herself an iPad recently and enjoys the Angry Birds.

 

Finally, we have two animal videos to make you smile. The first is a tiny turtle trying to eat a tomato. Unfortunately, Kevin the baby sulcata tortoise has really bad depth perception. Will he eat or won't he eat? You have to watch to find out.

 

We leave you today with both mean AND funny, as a surly kitten pushes his furry friend off a ladder. The poster reports that no cats were seriously injured and that both cats are in good health (though Kimba is slightly above average weight for his age.)

 

That's the Trend!

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