What’s Trending on Thursday, June 29th, 2017
§ UNLV unveiled a new logo yesterday…a new take on the Hey Reb! Mountain man with a nod to Las Vegas.
§ They trimmed the mustached and the logo now includes a silhouette of the neighboring mountains and the star associated with the famous “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign.
§ UNLV hired a design firm based in Denver and the university paid less than $50,000 to have the logo designed.
§ Early opinions lean more negative than positive, with many saying they couldn’t make out the picture at first glance.
§ We’ve all heard some of those old wives’ tales when it comes to pregnancy, like carrying low is a sign it’s a girl or that the full moon can make you go into labor.
§ Those aren’t true but science is backing up some other superstitions!
§ A long, difficult labor means the baby’s a boy: studies have shown that on average, labor for boys lasts a little over six hours, while girl births took a little under 6. Women delivering boys were also more likely to run into complications during delivery.
§ To have a girl, stay away from bananas: eating plenty of potassium is linked to boys, as were diets high in calcium and sodium. This applies to the diet that is consumed one year before conception.
§ Heartburn is a sign of a hairy baby: the hair doesn’t lead to the heartburn and the heartburn doesn’t lead to the hair directly. A study says they are both caused by pregnancy hormones. The same hormones that contribute to hair growth in the womb have also been show to relax the muscles that keep stomach acid contained in the stomach.
§ Ed Sheeran says his next album is in the works and it will be very acoustic!
§ He says that he’s been working on this album since the same time as Plus. Every year he writes a song that goes on it.
§ He explained, “It’s not necessarily experimental but I don’t think there’ll be any hot radio songs on it this time.”
§ He won’t go as far as confirming that it will be called Subtract, as is widely predicted but he did say “It’s within that vein.”
§ He hasn’t decided when he will release the album but he said it could be as late as 2021.
§ He also says he wants to do some collaborations to put on it next year. DJ Khaled is on the top of his list and he said he’d really like to do something with Justin Bieber.
§ Michelle Rodriguez is threatening to leave the “Fast & Furious” films if they don’t show love to the women in the next film.
§ She posted on IG: “I hope they decide to show some love to the woman of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & I’m grateful for the opportunity the fans and studio provided over the years.”
§ She and Vin Diesel are the only original cast members left so losing her would be a big blow.
§ She said in another interview “I’ve been making movies with Jordana for 16 years and I can count on one hand how many lines I’ve had to her. I think that’s pathetic and it’s lack of creativity.”