-- Singer Carrie Underwood, engaged to NHL player Mike Fisher, announced that the ring bearer will be her pet chihuahua. Who's catering the wedding--Taco Bell?
-- President Barack Obama announced $6 billion in space exploration funding with the ultimate goal--Mars. This includes consulting help from Dennis Rodman and Lady Gaga ... Reportedly, Bulls GM John Paxson recently shoved his coach, Vinny Del Negro. Paxson said it was nothing personal, he just had a foul to give ... SI NBA player poll (dirtiest players in the league): 1 - Reggie Evans, Raptors, 21%; 2 - Ron Artest, Lakers, 13%; 5 - Kobe Bryant, Lakers, 4%.
-- On April 6, some 40,000 Angels fans donned "blankies", setting a new Guinness world record. The previous mark for getting under the blankets was set by Tiger Woods last year ... The volcano in Iceland was the biggest eruption we saw in April except for Mariners' Milton Bradley's tantrum ... Did you know, the most dramatic game in baseball history--the third game of the Giants-Dodgers playoff in 1951 (shot heard around the world) in the nation's largest city--was played in front of more than 20,000 empty seats? ... The Astros had something in common with Larry King and Elizabeth Taylor. In April, at one point they were all 0 for 8 ... A sign your baseball team isn't ready for the season: when writers compare your cleanup hitter to Ruth, they mean Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg ... Giants' old Candlestick Park turned 50 last month. Remember when the Beatles played Candlestick? Now it's just cockroaches!
-- According to Vera Bouchard, the sole of your foot has more sweat glands than any other body part.
-- Steeler quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's endorsement was dropped by a Pittsburgh company that makes beef jerky. When you think of jerky, don't you think of big Ben? He ought to go to more movies at night ... Dolphins have traded wide receiver Ted Ginn. His career highlight, let's see, how about never got arrested ... Seahawks defensive end Patrick Kerney's favorite heroes--three-legged dogs.
-- Alabama football fanatics J.L and Jackie Redd have named their son Crimson Tide. Glad they weren't huge fans of UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs.
-- Finally, Bernie Embler tells us an archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.
(Some of the information in this column was obtained from other news organizations)