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04/25/2012

Mad Cow, Compliments, Carlton and Flash Mobs

Good morning!

Happy Administrative Professionals Day! It's a top trend on Twitter this morning as today marks the 60th anniversary to honor those women and men who work as secretaries, administrative assistants, receptionists and other administrative support positions. Traditionally, their work is recognized on this day with gifts such as flowers, candy, lunch or even the day off.  It is one of the largest workplace observances outside of employee birthdays and holidays, with more than 4 million administrative professionals in the workforce today.

Mad Cow Disease is the hot search on Google after the first American case since 2006 was found in a dairy cow in California. The cow had not been slaughtered for food, officials said.  Mad Cow Disease, or bovine spongiform encephalopathy for those who prefer the formal name, decimated cattle herds in England during the 1980s and 1990s. It was linked to about 225 cases of a fatal form of the human brain disease. There have only been three known cases of Mad Cow in the U.S., and no human cases linked to U.S. beef.

The Heart Attack Grill has been the scene of another heart attack. This time, a woman in her 40s collapsed while downing a double bypass burger, smoking cigarettes and drinking a margarita. She's in recovery. Another customer at the same restaurant had a heart attack while eating a triple bypass burger two months ago. The recent turn of events is apparently having little impact on business as people are drawn by the gigantic burgers. The biggest is the quadruple bypass burger with 10,000 calories, which the Guinness World Records crowned the world's most caloric sandwich.

Some parts of California may be well-known for drive-by shootings, but one viral video is looking to change all that. Join one man's quest to brighten people's days with drive by compliments.

 

On the eve of the NFL draft, it appears the Eagles and the Falcons are on the verge of pulling off a big trade. The Eagles would send their all-pro cornerback Asante Samuel, 31, to Atlanta for a late-round pick. Some contract issues need to be worked out, but ESPN reports the deal should be done ahead of the draft on Thursday.

Former NFL star Deion Sanders has been cited for assault after a fight with his wife, Pilar. It happened at Deion's home in Texas. Pilar was arrested a few hours later on misdemeanor assault charges. Deion tweeted that Pilar and a friend jumped him in front of their two boys, ages 10 and 12. Pilar is forbidden from returning to the couple's home for 61 days and cannot threaten or harass any member of the family. After being released from police custody, Pilar said thar all she wants is "a fair shake." Her lawyer said there are two sides to every story and the truth will come out. Deion's citation carries a fine up to $500.

Another trending video involves Alfonso Ribiero, of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air fame, and a flash mob. The "Simultaneous Carlton Flash Mob" was staged in multiple locations across the country, and Alfonso kicks off the world's largest simultaneous flash mob with his signature moves in the middle of an empty square.

  

People are remembering Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes on the anniversary of her death. Best known as a member of the R&B/Hip-Hop group TLC, Lopes died in a car crash in Honduras. She was 30.

Next, we've got a drummer with no hands. But that's no problem for Romanian Cornel Hrisca-Munn, who rocks out to the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "The Adventures of Raindance Maggie."

  

Google has jumped into the cloud storage business, launching Google Drive to go head-to-head with Dropbox, SkyDrive and similar services. The first 5GB of space is free. You can upgrade to 25GB for $2.49 a month, 100GB for $4.99 a month and so on. The web-based file interface allows users to access 30 different file types. The company plans to rollout apps for PCs, Macs, Androids and iOS devices as well.

Finally, we've got a fearless cat showing a wild bear who is boss.

 

That's the Trend!

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