Spam is 75
Spam celebrated its 75th birthday Thursday. Earlier this year, the processed meat product rolled out its first spokes-character, Sir Can a-Lot, and later this month, Spam maker Hormel will host a birthday bash in the hams honor. Spam has a rich cultural history, It was a staple for World War two troops, it has been featured in a Monty Python sketch and it even has its own museum. Hormel turns out 110 million pounds of Spam in 12 varieties per year.
Katy Perry's 3D motion picture "Part of Me" will hit theaters Friday. The flick is a front row seat and backstage pass to the singers life on and off her tour.
The protection from the sun that you get in a bottle may soon one day be in a pill. British researchers found the idea for sunscreen in a pill, under water. They found coral has its own natural barrier to UV radiation. An implant called Scenesse is in FDA trials. It uses hormones to increase melanin in your skin which blocks UV rays. The pills are still in development and are at least five years away from being available to the public.
The man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin can be released on bail. A Florida judge setting bail at $1 million for George Zimmerman. He's the neighborhood watch volunteer who says he killed the unarmed teen in self-defense. Last month, Zimmerman's bail was revoked after prosecutors said he hid more than one $100,000 he raised for his legal defense fund.
A Florida lifeguard was fired for saving someones life. Tomas Lopez left his designated zone Monday to save a tourist who was struggling in an area the lifeguard's are not contracted to protect. He was was fired on the spot. According to company policy, lifeguards are to call 911 when someone is drowning outside of guarded zones. At least two other lifeguards are also out of work, one for telling managers he'd also leave his post to save a life and the other quit in solidarity.