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May 17, 2012 | By Brian Cronin
FOOTBALL URBAN LEGEND : Did a Gatorade shower lead to the death of a Hall of Fame football coach? After leading the New York Giants to a victory in Super Bowl XLVI earlier this year, head coach Tom Coughlin earned himself his second post-Super Bowl Gatorade shower (in the Giants' Super Bowl XLII victory, it appeared to be water/melted ice while this time around it was purple Gatorade). While the Gatorade shower is a notable tradition for coaches who just won the big game (a tradition popularized by the New York Giants during the 1980s, although not one invented by the Giants, as I established in a Football Urban Legends Revealed here )
April 21, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
The annual Lyrid meteor shower peaks tonight, and you can watch it live online, right here. Beginning at 5 p.m. PDT, the astronomy website will live-stream video of the shower from one of its telescopes in North America. Each year in mid-April our planet passes through a trail of dust and debris left in the wake of comet Thatcher -- a long period comet that makes a complete orbit around the sun once every 415 years. As the Earth moves through Thatcher's debris stream, tiny bits of dust slam into our atmosphere at about 110,000 mph, creating streaks of light that shoot across the night sky. The Lyrid meteor shower is not the brightest or the biggest of the annual meteor showers, but it is one of the oldest known meteor showers.
June 9, 2011 | By Marissa Cevallos, HealthKey / For the Booster Shots blog
Keeping up with hygiene is a good idea, but watch your step. The bathroom is full of ways to hurt yourself — and a new report estimates that nearly a quarter of a million Americans age 15 or older can back that up. Bathing and showering appear to be particularly dangerous. Overall, about two-thirds of accidental injuries happen in the bathtub or shower — which makes sense, because each can become slippery. But many injuries involve the toilet: standing up, sitting down, or using it. (Yes, about 9% of the total injuries were from overexertion.)
April 14, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Taylor Swift proved over the weekend that she's pretty darn committed to her superfans: The "Mine" singer reportedly stopped everything in order to fly to Ohio to make a surprise appearance at one lucky fan's bridal shower. Hey, if you invite them, they might come. Swift first met "superfan" Gena Gabrielle at numerous meet-and-greet events beginning in 2007 and the country crooner was invited to Gabrielle's bridal shower and wedding, E! News reported . Since the Grammy-winner couldn't make the wedding , she said she was sure to pop in on the bridal shower to fete the bride-to-be with gifts.
May 8, 1986 | From Reuters
Israelis, facing the most serious drought in more than a decade, are being urged by the state water authority to shower with a friend. Authority spokesman Mordechai Yakobovitch said that shared showers and all other water saving measures should be adopted because of the third successive winter of low rainfall.
May 21, 2000 | From Today's Homeowner
New plastic shower-curtain liners give off a strong, pungent odor that can last several days. To eliminate the smell in only one day, lay the liner outside in direct sunlight and turn it over every few hours.
December 12, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Deal and Travel Blogger
Skywatchers who brave the cold this weekend will be rewarded with the best views of the Geminid meteor shower. The annual Geminids, named for the stellar constellation Gemini, will peak between 9 p.m. Friday and first light Saturday. Meteors are expected at a rate of 100 to 120 an hour. Some space experts say the best time to watch may be after the moon sets just before dawn on Saturday morning. "We'll have interference from moonlight in the sky this year," Robert Naeye, editor in chief of Sky & Telescope magazine said in a statement, "but the brighter meteors will shine through anyway.
May 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
OK, class. Time for a pop quiz. Say you're top Hollywood filmmaker J.J. Abrams and you're taking heat for including a seemingly gratuitous shot of a scantily clad Alice Eve in your latest blockbuster, “Star Trek: Into the Darkness.” What do you do to silence your critics? The answer: You go on “Conan” and share a deleted scene of Benedict Cumberbatch in the shower, that's what.  On Wednesday the director addressed the minor kerfuffle surrounding a scene in which Capt.
April 26, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A sex offender parolee who cut off his ankle GPS device was found after he randomly walked into a man's house and made himself at home, police said Friday. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department took Gary Bakken's claim with a grain of salt last week, when he told authorities he thought the home he'd set up in belonged to a relative. Police say Bakken, 52, walked into an unlocked home in Highland about 6:45 a.m. Saturday and began settling in for an extended stay. Sheriff's department officials say Bakken arranged his personal belongings in a bedroom and even took a shower.
June 22, 2012 | By Michael Muskal
Jurors in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse trial resumed their deliberations  on Friday after listening to testimony from one of the prosecution's star witnesses -- and a defense witness who told of slightly different details. The jury of seven women and five men entered the courtroom in Bellefonte, Pa., just before 9 a.m.  local time to start their second day of deliberations in the case against Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant football coach. Jurors worked more than eight hours on Thursday.
April 10, 2014 | By Joseph Serna
UCLA students have been asked to be on the lookout after a man was spotted peeping at women as they showered in a dorm, police said. UCLA police said the first of two incidents occurred about 3 p.m. April 3, when a female student said she noticed a man peering at her over a neighboring shower stall door in Sproul Hall. Just hours later, police said, there was a similar report from a second woman. They said the woman reported seeing a man holding a cellphone over the door about 5 p.m. “It's scary because you don't know what they're going to do with that photo,” Sproul Hall resident Christina Daniel told KTLA.
April 8, 2014 | By a Times staff writer
Forget April showers. Southern California will continue to experience warmer-than-normal temperatures for the next few days, with highs reaching the 90s in some areas. According to the National Weather Service, downtown L.A. is expected to hit 85 degrees Tuesday, with Pasadena, Palmdale and other locations getting into the low 90s. It will be even hotter in inland cities such as Palm Springs. Coastal cities will be in the mid-70s. The heat spike should end later this week.
March 1, 2014 | By Cindy Chang
Light showers are expected to continue into Sunday, but the worst of a storm that brought heavy rain to Southern California has passed. As of 4:30 p.m. Saturday, the storm had dropped over 3 inches of rain in downtown Los Angeles, over 4 inches in Van Nuys and over 10 inches at Cogswell Dam in the Angeles National Forest, according to the National Weather Service . "We said it was going to be a strong storm, and it was. There was some very...
January 31, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
The light showers that sprayed Southern California on Thursday night -- causing a burst of glee on social media -- likely won't return until Sunday, forecasters say. But even if the slight chance of rain pulls through, it won't be much, said meteorologist Curt Kaplan with the National Weather Service in Oxnard. "It looks like a fairly light event again, less than a quarter-inch," he said. While the rain may be hardly noticeable, the drop in temperatures will be. After a period of above-normal temperatures that at times reached into the low 80s, the weather system is ushering in a significant cool-down.
January 29, 2014 | By David Zucchino, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
First, federal regulators couldn't explain the possible health dangers posed by the mysterious coal-cleansing chemical that spilled into West Virginia's drinking water -- except that pregnant woman shouldn't drink it even after the water had been declared safe for everyone else. Then the chemical company responsible for the spill belatedly admitted a second, equally unpronounceable chemical containing ether also had been dumped into the water. Now comes this warning for hundreds of thousands of West Virginians: They may be inhaling formaldehyde while showering in the tainted water, which was declared safe for human consumption a week after the Jan. 9 spill into the Elk River just north of downtown Charleston.
December 13, 2013 | By Deborah Netburn
The Geminid meteor shower peaks on Friday night, and you can watch the show live, right here. The live broadcast, brought to you courtesy of the website,  was slated to start at 2:30 p.m. PST, but there was some weather interference making it difficult for its Canary Island telescope to see anything at all. The site says it will switch to streaming live footage of the shower from a telescope in Chile at 4:30 p.m. PST. The Geminid...
July 14, 1991 | CAROL L. HEMINGWAY, Carol L. Hemingway is a free-lance writer who lives in San Diego. She and her husband used 103 gallons of water a day during the past billing period
Singing in the shower sure ain't what it used to be. Just a few months ago it was routine to warble out medleys of old-time favorites while taking a leisurely shower. Like everybody else, I've learned the first few lines of an impressive number of songs in my time, and I can la-de-da to the end with the best of them.
July 26, 1985 | ROBERT SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Weary travelers at Los Angeles International Airport who want more than just a hot towel and a mint between flights will soon have a novel way to freshen up--they can rent hotel rooms at the airport by the minute. The rooms, measuring 6 feet by 15 feet, are in the Tom Bradley International Terminal and should be ready by late August, said Norman Panish, president of Skytel Inc., the company building the $500,000 mini-hotel.
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