1.) Michael Jackson is no longer number one, and he’s been knocked from the top spot by a friend. Forbes has released their annual list of Top Earning Dead Celebrities and Elizabeth Taylor ranks number one. The legendary actress, who passed away last year at age 79, earned $210 million dollars, most of which was the result of an auction of her possessions at Christie’s. Jackson dropped to 2nd, earning $145 million last year. Elvis Presley took third place on the list, with $55 million earned last year -- the same amount as the King took in the year before.
2.) Things are bigger in Texas, and now, faster as well. The highway with the highest speed limit in our country is now open in the Lone Star state. Drivers are making time on the new 41 mile section of Highway 130, a toll road between San Antonio and Austin, where the maximum speed is posted at 85 miles per hour. The Texas Department of Transportation says although it’s fast, the new speed limit is safe because it‘s straight and through rural areas and was designed for high speeds.
3.) Not that there’s ever a good place to have a heart attack, but where you drop while in cardiac arrest can determine whether or not someone is likely to perform CPR. A large study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that people in wealthier white or integrated neighborhoods are more likely to try to save a cardiac arrest victim using CPR than people in other neighborhoods.