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Queen Guitarist Brian May Has Suffered From A Heart Attack

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  • Brian May is the longtime guitarist in the band Queen. 
  • The 72-year-old recently shared an Instagram video where he revealed recent health issues. 
  • He had a heart attack this month that he believed he could have died from.

 

72-year-old Queen guitarist Brian May said that he could have died from his recent heart attack. Brian shared his story with fans on Instagram, saying that he had a series of injuries and a heart attack recently. Earlier this month, Brian says he had a garden incident and injuries his buttocks.

He said, “I had an MRI and yes I did have a rip in my…my gluteus Maximus.” He said he had an MRI and his nerves were “quite severely compressed and that’s why I had this feeling that someone was putting a screwdriver in my back.” While dealing with this pain, he had a heart attack and found out he had three blocked arteries.

Brian May recently had three stents put in

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Reality check ! For me. No – the Virus didn’t get me yet – thank God. Hope you’re all keeping extra-safe out there. A decision to relax controls doesn’t suddenly make the danger go away. But me ?? Yes, I’ve been quiet. Reason ? As well as getting over-stretched and harassed by too many demands … I managed to rip my Gluteus Maximus to shreds in a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening. So suddenly I find myself in a hospital getting scanned to find out exactly how much I’ve actually damaged myself. Turns out I did a thorough job – this is a couple of days ago – and I won’t be able to walk for a while … or sleep, without a lot of assistance, because the pain is relentless. So, folks … I need to go dark for a while, getting some complete rest, at home. Please, please don’t send me sympathy – I just need some healing silence for a while. I’ll be back – but I need the complete break. OK ? Thanks. Take care out there. Bri

A post shared by Brian Harold May (@brianmayforreal) on May 6, 2020 at 6:44pm PDT

Brian continued, “I actually turned out to have three arteries which were congested and in danger of blocking the supply of blood to my heart.” Brian opted to have three stents put in instead of having a triple heart bypass. He says now, out of the hospital, he is feeling well. This surely puts fans at ease!

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My first walk in the park since this all began. My … the air feels good ! Sky is blue – sun is clear and bright and warm and the breeze is cool. White fluffy cloud scud over my head. But I’m dependent on these ‘crutch’ devices to get around. There’s always ONE snag !! Well, not for long, hopefully. I’ve been through these scrapes plenty of times before. They make you stronger, right ?! If they don’t kill ya !! Well, I’m not planning to check out just yet !!! Rock on out there !! Isolate !!! Photo by Phil Webb, who bought me an ice cream – Thanks Phil – lovely day !!! Bri

A post shared by Brian Harold May (@brianmayforreal) on May 22, 2020 at 6:59pm PDT

Brian said he has been pretty healthy later in life. He revealed, “I had no idea, I had great electrocardiograms and whatever, you know. Nothing could tell me that I was about to be in real, real trouble, because I could have died from that, from the blockages that were there. When I came around, it was as if nothing happened — I couldn’t feel that they’ve been in here, I couldn’t feel anything.”

We are glad that he is doing well and hope he continues to heal! Watch his entire video below:

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Hmm … Sheer Heart Attack eh ? Well, I think I always worried a little bit about that album title. I wondered if it might upset some people who had actually had heart attacks. I’m actually quite relieved now that I’m in that club – and I don’t find it upsetting at all ! Take. care folks. And … why did those discs in my spine get so squished? Well I think 50 years of running around with a guitar strap over my left shoulder holding a heavy guitar might have something to do with it ! But it probably WAS all worth it ! Bri

A post shared by Brian Harold May (@brianmayforreal) on May 24, 2020 at 7:42pm PDT

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You Know You Grew Up In The ’50s If You Grew Up Watching ‘Howdy Doody’

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From 1947 to 1960, countless kids would watch Howdy Doody. But that was okay because it ended up being one of the most highly celebrated children’s shows of all time. In fact, at the time, it set a precedent for the genre, raising the bar early on. Though, in a way, nothing quite matched this program, it did help create a pattern for all that followed.

Those who grew up in the ’50s likely grew up watching Howdy Doody. That makes them part of television history and, by extension with the show’s groundbreaking feats, national history. Yes, Howdy Doody laid the groundwork for kids shows, but it also propelled other movements in entertainment and child development. Revisit an old favorite and see the broader impact this unique title had on all of America.

Howdy Doody represented a lot of firsts for kids and the country

The show paved the way for a lot of big moments for many people
The show paved the way for a lot of big moments for many people / Wikimedia Commons

Upon its release, Howdy Doody was one of the first nationally televised children’s shows. Finally, kids had something to tune into geared towards them. All the while, it majorly kickstarted host Bob Smith’s career in a way consistent with his strong suits. Before then, he had been a singing radio personality back in New York. The show’s whimsy let him incorporate a lot of musical personality into each program.

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NBC, meanwhile, got to start producing shows at Rockefeller Center with Howdy Doody. Because NBC was owned by TV-maker RCA, the show ended up being a good marketing opportunity as well. Howdy Doody ended up paving the way for more colorized productions at NBC. As a result, RCA could use the show as a vehicle to encourage purchasing color TVs through the ’50s. But a person had other ways of enjoying the show, too. In fact, Howdy Doody was one of the first to have audience participation as a major component of the show.

It wasn’t all fun, games, and music

While kids enjoyed getting to watch Howdy Doody, drama unfolded off-screen
While kids enjoyed getting to watch Howdy Doody, drama unfolded off-screen / Wikimedia Commons

While young audiences enjoyed the charming western theme and songs, plenty of drama unfolded behind the scenes. Sometimes it occurred organically as the show evolved and other times it came in great, surprising waves. Though Bob Smith interacted with the Howdy Doody puppet, Frank Paris actually created the doll. Feuds broke out between the two, especially about who had control over the character’s image and use as a product. Paris, offended, would leave set with the puppet the day of an episode.

Because of the uncertainty such antics created, the studio had a new puppet made. Wide Open Country writes that Smith was actually glad for the chance anyway, having found the original unattractive. He got some relief with this but then had to work around recovering from a heart attack. That’s why, for a time, Ted Brown filled in as Bison Bill. Kids heard that Smith (known on the show as Buffalo Bob) was vacationing at Pioneer Village. Who would have known all this unfolded when each episode finished? Did you grow up watching this show?

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Find Out Cookie Monster And Other Popular Character’s Real Names

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Have you ever wondered what some of your favorite characters’ actual names are? I always assumed they didn’t have real names! However, I was very wrong. In a video put out by the website Mental Floss, author John Green shares some little-known information about some pop culture icons’ real names and even some fun backstories.

Watch the video below to learn about all 44. In the meantime, let’s go over some of the most popular characters and their real names! First up… Cookie Monster. His real first name isn’t Cookie. It’s Sid! This was actually revealed in a 2004 episode of Sesame Street. He said his name was Sid before he got hooked on cookies.

Did you know Cookie Monster’s first name was Sid before he picked up cookies?

elmo and cookie monster sesame street
Elmo and Cookie Monster / Air Force Medical Service

Remember Peppermint Patty from the Snoopy franchise? Her real name is Patricia Reichardt. In addition, the teacher in Snoopy that you can’t understand is actually named Miss Othmar. She later got married and had her name changed again apparently.

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Cap'n Crunch cereal
Cap’n Crunch / Flickr

How about some beloved cereal mascots? Yes, Cap’n Crunch has a longer name which is Cap’n Horatio Magellan Crunch. His uniform looks more like a Commander’s uniform, so he might not even be an actual Captain. If you love another breakfast food that calls for syrup, you might know Mrs. Butterworth. Her first name is Joy.

monopoly in jail space
Monopoly / Flickr

The interesting list of names doesn’t stop at television shows and food items. Think about the last time you played Monopoly. If you landed on the “Go Directly to Jail” spot, you see a police officer. Turns out he has a name as well. It is Officer Edgar Mallory. While in jail, the person behind bars is Jake the Jailbird.

barbie and ken dolls
Barbie and Ken / Flickr

Another classic toy is Barbie! Her full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts. She was named after the creator’s daughter. Ken’s last name is Carson, and Ken was also named after the creator’s son. So, the lovebirds in the Barbie franchise are actually named after siblings. That’s awkward! In the video, it is also revealed that the children didn’t like being named after the dolls.

In conclusion, watch the entire video below to learn all 44 fictional character’s real names!

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Matthew McConaughey Delivered 110,000 Masks To Texas Hospitals

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Actor Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves recently delivered 110,000 medical masks to hospitals in rural Texas. The masks were donated by the car company Lincoln. Matthew is a spokesperson for the car brand. You’ve probably seen some of his commercials.

Matthew posted a photo of himself and Camila in a truck full of boxes of masks. They both wear face masks in the photo. He wrote, “Thanks to facebook.com/Lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and Camila Alves hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas.”

Matthew and his wife delivered masks to rural hospitals in his home state of Texas

Thanks to facebook.com/Lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and Camila Alves hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas

Posted by Matthew McConaughey on Thursday, May 21, 2020

Many hospitals around the country are experiencing mask shortages, especially those in rural areas. For instance, many health care workers are wearing the same mask for their entire shift or even several shifts. This is putting their lives at risk, while they are helping so many sick people.

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Last month, Matthew was seen popping into a bingo zoom call at a senior living facility. He called out bingo numbers and truly brightened the seniors and workers’ day! It is great to see people giving back and companies donating supplies to those who need it most.

In conclusion, learn how to make a face mask using a coffee filter from Matthew:

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Learn How to Make Princess Diana’s Favorite Dessert

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Chef Darren McGrady is sharing another one of Princess Diana‘s favorite recipes! Chef McGrady was a private cook for Princess Diana and the Queen. He has said that Diana’s favorite dessert was bread and butter pudding. If you want to make a new recipe, here’s one to try!

Chef McGrady regularly shares recipes on his cooking blog and YouTube channel. He worked in the palace kitchen for 15 years! He said that Diana loved this pudding so much, she would often come into the kitchen while he was preparing it to sneak some ingredients before it was done.

If you want to make Princess Diana’s favorite dessert, here is the recipe courtesy of Chef McGrady:

bread and butter pudding
Bread and butter pudding / Wikimedia Commons

“2 slices of white bread ( 8 into triangles, 4 into cubes)
4 oz softened unsalted butter
9 egg yolks
5 oz caster sugar
1 vanilla pod
5 fl oz milk
15 fl oz double cream
3 oz raisins
3 oz flaked almonds (toasted)
4 tablespoons of Amaretto or Cointreau
1 oz extra caster sugar (for the top of the pudding)
1 teaspoon of Icing sugar”

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Check out this delicious Chipotle Kale and Turkey Meatball Soup recipe I just posted. Delicious, easy to make and perfect for the family while we are self isolating #COVID19 #comfortfood LINK IN BIO

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You’ll need to start the night before you want to make the pudding. Soak the raisins in Amaretto and leave covered overnight at room temperature. The next day, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a dish with butter. Gather your bread and remove the crusts and butter the bread.
Next, you’ll whisk the egg yolks and caster sugar together. Put the milk and cream in a pan and split the vanilla pod and put that in the pan too. Add in the egg yolks and stir. Scrape and remove the vanilla pod.

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Well that’s a wrap! Honored to have been rattling pans with this amazing culinary team and sharing my menus aboard Dream Cruises World Dream ship this week in China, Hong Kong and the Philippines … Until next time !

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Then you’ll cut the bread into 1/2 inch cubes and place in the dish. Top the bread with the raisins and put the remaining bread on top of the raisins. Pour the warm mixture all over the bread. Soak for about 20 minutes and then pop into the oven for about 30 minutes. Be sure to put the dish in a roasting tray 3/4 full of hot water.

When it is ready, take it out and sprinkle with sugar. Put it back for a few minutes until the sugar caramelizes and sprinkle with almonds and icing sugar. There you have it… sounds delicious!

Recipe from Chef Darren McGrady.

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Nancy Reagan And Mr. T Actually Shared A Strong Friendship

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What does a former first lady have in common with a bouncer and actor? A remarkable friendship. Mr. T was friends with none other than former first lady Nany Reagan. In fact, they were on such good terms that Mr. T was on the invite list to her funeral in 2016.

Mr. T first crossed paths with Nancy Reagan when the latter approached him for an important task. She was pushing the drug prevention program Americans know today as Just Say No. She wanted him to get involved in promoting the movement. But, the actor actually stated, their history stretched further even than that.

Nancy Reagan called on Mr. T to spread holiday cheer

No friendship was quite like the one between Nancy Reagan and Mr. T
No friendship was quite like the one between Nancy Reagan and Mr. T / Bettmann / Contributor – Getty Images

The White House has a lot of big traditions that stretch back decades. And some are simply unique to each presidency. ABC News reports that the Reagans liked to have actors come to the White House and dress up as Santa Claus for the holidays. In 1983, Nancy Reagan invited Mr. T to be Jolly Old Sant Nicholas.

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“I was one of the wildest Santa Clauses they ever had,” Mr. T reminisced. “I had my cut-off sleeves. I had my combat boots on.” Nancy Reagan fully engaged in the fun approach Mr. T took. The first lady at the time hopped onto his lap and kissed his head. The resulting picture is now one of the most famous of the two and really sums up the mutual closeness the two shared.

Mr. T remembers and respects

…That was the highlight of my career to be asked to work with the First Family on such a great cause. It wasn’t political because…

— Mr. T (@MrT) March 7, 2016

At the age of 94, Nancy Reagan passed away from congestive heart failure. Her funeral included a sweeping guest list of remarkable figures. But Mr. T stands out both for their surprising friendship and the profound gratitude and respect he had for his late friend.

“I am not a Republican nor am I a Democrat,” he tweeted while reflecting on their work with Just Say No. “But I am just a Christian Brother from the Hood trying to do some good! I will truly miss First Lady Nancy Reagan.” He concluded his solemn remembrance, “I will continue her work in trying to keep kids from the Dangers of Drugs. GOD Bless You First Lady.”

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