MAYBE THEY PRINTED THE WRONG DATE IN THE PAPER
When you see the "American Idol" audition episodes every January... endlessly long lines of "Idol" hopefuls funnel into a packed stadium or arena in each city.
But when "Idol" took their auditions to San Juan, Puerto Rico, over the weekend... they could have held it in a high school cafeteria. Instead of having to sift through ZILLIONS of "singers"... they merely had to evaluate 300 PEOPLE.
In comparison, 7,000 people camped out overnight in San Francisco last month... just to secure their chance to audition for "American Idol".
THE BEST RESTAURANTS FOR YOUR KIDS
If you could, you'd probably cook a healthy meal for your kids every night. But chances are... between work and all the other stuff you've got going on... that's not really a possibility, right?
So to help you out, we tracked down a list of the healthiest fast food chains for kids... based on the average number of calories in each restaurant's kids' entrees. Here are the ten healthiest restaurants for your kids:
TIED at #4.) Panera Bread, Arby's, KFC and McDonald's
TIED at #3.) Boston Market, Fazoli's and Jamba Juice
TIED at #2.) Subway and Wendy's
So which restaurants are the WORST for your kids? That would be Applebee's, IHOP, Olive Garden, Outback, Red Lobster and T.G.I. Friday's.
SUMMER VACATION FUN STATS
13: Average number of vacation days per American per year. Italians, on the other hand, get 42!
438.9: in millions, the number of vacation days Americans don't use each year.
1983: The year the Griswold family set off for Wally World in National Lampoon's Vacation.
6: Number of world tours on which Madonna has performed "Holiday," her first pop hit (and one of her best-loved songs).
64% -- percentage of vacationers who DON'T check their e-mail while on vacation -- up from 60% in 2006.
51% -- percentage of people who prefer to travel with their families (16% prefer to travel with only their partner).