NBC5 News Today

Aug. 16- Aug. 20

Updated 6:36 AM CST, Fri, Aug 20, 2010

Monday, August 16

Mug Monday spotlights Save-A-Pet, which raises awareness of and support for the humane treatment of animals.

McHenry County will post an online list of parents who owe child support payments.

A precocious 11-year-old movie critic reviews films for the "Early Show."

A boy sings Lady Gaga's "Telephone."

Milking a giraffe  gives you candies in a new commercial.

A new yo-yo master reigns.

An ice cream man won't let go of an ice cream cone.

The Daily Mail reports one out of three Britons sleep with a childhood toy.

Sasha Obama scores a hole-in-one on the mini-golf course.

A dad steals his daughter's dessert.


Tuesday, August 17

A guy who dresses as a dog wants to change his name to Boomer.

New Yorkers read Amanda Bynes' tweets outloud.

Take a listen to a trekkie's version of the theme song from "Star Trek: Next Generation." 

Watch a barrel roll.

Beware of the fake Facebook "dislike" button.

Men who make less money than their wives are more likely to cheat on their wives.

A Vermont senate candidate spoofs the Old Spice commercial.


Wednesday, August 18

Here's the list of eggs the FDA is recalling.

The Three Stooges hit each other.

Batman steals nachos.

Scottie Pippen stars in a 1991 Mr. Submarine commercial.

A documentary focuses on the cycle of life of plastic bags.

The Icelandic soccer team celebrates a goal by riding a human bicycle.

A guy hits a basketball shot from an amusement ride.

A new Zagat survey ranks the best fast food.


Thursday, August 19

"Back to School with Billy" will offer families an opportunity to meet "Billy Elliot the Musical" cast members and win prizes Saturday.

Get the latest news and tips on egg safety from the Egg Safety Center.

A cover band performs Guns 'N' Roses "Sweet Child of Mine."

A commercial selling gold coins gives credit to a woman's late husband.

A shirtless Dallas Cowboy fan sings an anthem to his beloved team.

The birthday girl cries after her cake falls to the floor.

A father cleans up the lyrics to a NWA song.

A rapping weatherman drops some rhymes about his job.

A guy tries to get free snacks from a vending machine.

The Daily Mail reports British women prefer men with body hair.

Gary Busey stars as a fantasy football lawyer.


Friday, August 20

The state begins enrollment at 10 a.m. for a new health care plan for people with medical conditions.

ChicagoHires is holding a job fair at The Allerton Hotel from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

An informercial suggests you find rich parents to solve all financial problems.

The "Snazzy Napper" makes it possible to take a nap anywhere.

Britney Spears pronounces word beginning with "L" placing her tongue on her upper lip instead of the roof of her mouth.

Amazon is selling a Dr. Laura Schlessinger doll.

A movie studio in Bangladesh offers something resembling "Spider-Man."

A YouTube video shows unemployment soaring from 4.6% in January 2007 to 10% or higher in May 2010.

A Gap offer crashes the Groupon website.

The moon is shrinking.

First Published: Aug 16, 2010 6:15 AM CST

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