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You know your burglary has gone bad when your only option is to call in a GETAWAY TOW TRUCK to help you out.
Last week, a man from
But when he tried to get away, his truck got stuck in some MUD. He tried a bunch of things to free it . . . including dumping rock salt under his tires, sliding planks of wood underneath, and even jamming a throw rug down there. But nothing worked.
So finally, he called a tow truck. He told the dispatcher he was helping his aunt move . . . which is why he had all the stuff in his truck . . . and got stuck.
The tow truck driver got his pickup free, but thought it seemed suspicious. He got even MORE suspicious after he unhooked his tow truck and the guy peeled out ACROSS THE LAWN instead of taking the driveway. So he called the cops.
They tracked the pickup back to its owners . . . who turned out to be the burglar's parents. They told the cops their son just got out of jail a few days earlier. The police are still looking for him.
You may have noticed BRANTLEY GILBERT is always wearing chains and dog tags and brass knuckles. It's a lot of heavy metal . . . and it must be tough to get through airport security, right?
Apparently not, because Brantley has been CHEATING THE SYSTEM. First of all, he doesn't take it all onto the plane. He tosses it into his luggage at the airport and then checks his bags just like everyone else.
But he also knows how to disguise certain items so they don't look menacing.
He says, quote, "I got a pair of brass knuckles that has a knob on it, like, you can use it for a belt buckle, and I hook it to a belt, and that's how I get my brass knuckles everywhere."
A movie about the life of GEORGE JONES is in development . . . with George's wife
The script doesn't gloss things over either. It covers George's brilliant music career as well as his "descent into alcohol and drug abuse" . . . and then his eventual recovery. No word yet when production will start. (Billboard)
KELLY CLARKSON'S first country song, "Tie It Up", will be out June 25th. It's kind of a nod to Kelly's upcoming marriage to Brandon Blackstock, which, according to RadarOnline, is going down October 20th.
"Tie It Up" is streaming live here.
DARIUS RUCKER is in the middle of his "True Believers" Tour . . . but he's already talking to SHERYL CROW about co-headlining together in the future.
Darius says, quote, "I said 'yeah,' and I think she said 'yeah' too. So now it's in the hands of all the booking agents, but I hope it happens." (Taste of Country)
When it comes to avoiding the flu, you probably already know the main things you have to do: Wash your hands a lot, get a flu shot, and duck when someone's about to sneeze on you.
But the website iVillage.com has a list of tricks you might NOT know about. Here are the top five weird ways to avoid getting sick.
#1) Keep Your Feet Warm. Researchers think cold feet might cause the blood vessels in your SINUSES to tighten up. Which makes it harder for white blood cells to get to your mucus membranes. And that's where most viruses sneak in.
#2) After You Wash Your Hands, Don't Dry Them with a Towel. This isn't the ECO-FRIENDLY thing to do, but you're less likely to get the flu from someone in your own home if you use PAPER towels.
#3) Cut Your Fingernails. Researchers at the
Only 18% of people with fingernails SHORTER than that had a significant amount of bacteria under their nails.
#4) Take a Few Deep Breaths Each Day. You have to breathe in for three seconds from your diaphragm, so your stomach pushes out. Then exhale for three seconds, and do it three times in a row, a few times every day.
If you make it a habit, some research shows you're less likely to get pneumonia.
#5) Don't Get Drunk. One drink won't hurt. But too many can mess with your white blood cells' ability to fight off infections. And not just WHILE you're drunk. It affects your immune system for up to 24 hours afterward. (iVillage)