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5 Things You Need to Know Today: February 28, 2014

It’s Friday!  In a few short hours, the weekend is officially here–until then, be in the know of what everyone will be talking about around the office today.

Seth Rogen Speaks on Capitol Hill but Hardly Anyone Shows Up
Poor Seth Rogen. He trekked all the way to D.C. to speak to the Senate about Alzheimer’s, but as he quickly found out, ain’t nobody got no time for that. Frustrated over the lack of turnout, the actor then took to Twitter, blasting the senators for their lack of sensitivity and specifically calling out Senator Mark Kirk: “@SenatorKirk pleasure meeting you. Why did you leave before my speech? Just curious.” Ouch.

Google Reveals Plans for Lego-Like Smartphone in 2015
Imaging being able to switch out your smartphone’s battery, camera, or other parts just like LEGOs–without having to upgrade the entire thing at once. That’s exactly what Google wants to deliver by 2015 with their new “grayphone“–a stripped down phone base you can buy for $50 and then add onto as you see fit. Hmm. Sold!

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Reportedly Engaged
It’s been a few months since his divorce from Demi was actually finalized, and now Ashton Kutcher seems to be back in the saddle again! Mila Kunis, his girlfriend of two years, was just spotted with a huge rock on her ring finger.

New Documents Reveal More Traffic Jam Jokes Made by Christie Staffers
As the Bridgegate investigation continues, even more snarky messages between staff members of Chris Christie have come out. Ex-staffers Bridget Anne Kelly and David Wildstein apparently joked about having to steer the traffic jam around the house of a local rabbi, and made a reference to Cid Wilson, a New Jersey Democrat from Bergen County. Wilson went off on his Facebook page, calling Wildstein a “psychopath.”

FDA Rushes New Pain Pill to Market, and It’s Just Like OxyContin
Say hello to your new little friend: Zohydro is the latest pain medication to hit pharmacies on March 1. Strangely approved by the FDA against its own advisory panel, the drug is said to be as dangerously potent as OxyContin, partly because the lack of acetaminophen makes it easier for addicts to tolerate larger doses. And since it’s not tamper-resistant, you can crush and snort it with no problem. Obviously Big Pharma will be making a mint–but critics are saying it could be deadly.

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