Can you Whistle? If you're like me, the answer is no. I try, but it comes out just sounding like blowing air. Whistling plays a huge part in music and for someone who can't whistle, it makes it hard to sing along.
A group of 3 guys put together a video of the history of whistling in music. They cover 26 songs spanning 98 years. See how many songs you recognize and see if you can whistle along.
If you're a dog lover, this story from ABC News will tug at your heart strings. Who says man is dogs best friend?
Tanner is a Golden Retriever who was born blind and with a seizure disorder. He was taken to a rescue organization after his owner passed away. At one point, Tanner was seizing every day and doctors recommended he be put down. That all changed when Blair arrived at the rescue home.
McDonald's has come a long way. Since the company began in 1940, they've become the world's largest chain of hamburger fast food restaurants, serving around 68 million customers daily in 119 countries.
During this recession, McDonald's has been one of the success stories. They lowered their prices and aimed their advertising right at families who have had to tighten their belts. But, of course, McDonald's prices used to be even cheaper.
If you're favorite has been voted off American Idol already this year, you can still see them again. The Idol Top 10 will hit the road for a summer tour and they will be making four stops in New York. See the Idol Top 10 August 10th in Rochester, August 22nd in Uniondale, August 30th in Albany and September 4th in Syracuse.
Dates and cities have been announced for the tour but you'll have to wait until next week for ticket details. Here's the complete list of tour dates.
Happy birthday to Carol Burnett who turns 79 today. The comedienne started her career in New York. After becoming a hit on Broadway, she made her television debut. Burnett moved to Los Angeles and began an eleven-year run on The Carol Burnett Show which was aired on CBS television from 1967 to 1978. Burnett is one of the funniest ladies on the big or small screen. Watch some of her best moments.
Debbie Stevens, the New York woman, who was fired after donating a kidney to her boss, now wants the organ back. She says, 'You hate me so much, and I’m so despicable — give me my kidney back! She used her power to manipulate me.' Stevens says her health-insurance coverage will soon run out leaving her unable to pay future medical and psychiatric bills related to the transplant. 'I don’t know what I’m going to do. I can’t afford it; it’s a lot of money. I may have a hard time getting insurance because I donated a kidney. I thought I would be at that job until I retired.'
America's oldest teenager Dick Clark is being mourned around the nation. He passed away at the age of 82 after a massive heart attack.
Dick Clark has several ties to Central New York, including a diploma from Syracuse University and his first job at WRUN in Utica. But there are a number of other interesting facts about the 'American Bandstand' legend, you may not know.
The power of music is an amazing thing. An old man in a nursing home, who hadn't spoken or interacted with anyone for almost a year, changes before your eyes as he starts listening to music. Watch the transformation. Not only can you see the life back in his eyes, but he starts singing along and he's pretty good.
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