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World's longest tongue and a free diver in a frozen lake

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A "blue-eyed soul" singer-songwriter who wrote songs for numerous artists and is best known for his only top 10 hit has died. Bobby Caldwell reached number-nine in 1979 with "What You Won't Do for Love". That's a song that has been frequently covered and sampled in the decades since. Caldwell also wrote songs for Boz Scaggs and Chicago, as well as the number-one smash "Next Time I Fall" by Amy Grant and Peter Cetera. The cause of death has not reported, although Caldwell's wife tweeted he suffered severe side effects from a prescription drug during the past six years. Bobby Caldwell was 71.


There's a new top dog in the United States. According to the American Kennel Club, the most popular canine in the country is the French Bulldog. And that ends the Labrador Retriever's 31 year stay at the top. The lab is now the second most popular dog breed in the country. It's followed by the Golden Retriever, German Shepherd, and Poodle. The next five are Bulldogs, Rottweilers, Beagles, Dachshunds and German Shorthaired Pointers.


Chalk up another record for the California man with the world's longest tongue. Nick Stoeberl of Salinas earned his first Guinness World Record when his tongue was measured at 3.97 inches. Now, he has set the record for the fastest time to remove Jenga blocks with his tongue. Nick removed five Jenga blocks from a stack in just over 55 and-a-half seconds. Stoeberl also uses his record-breaking tongue to paint. (He paints pictures on canvas; he doesn't paint houses.)


Def Leppard is turning "classic rock" into "classical rock" on its upcoming album. The band is collaborating with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra on "Drastic Symphonies." The 15-tracks feature symphonic arrangements of Def Leppard classics such as "Pour Some Sugar On Me," "Bringin' On the Heartache" and "Animal." Def Leppard: Drastic Symphonies with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is due out May 19th. By the way, Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is recovering after being attacked in front of the Four Seasons Hotel in Fort Lauderdale. He suffered a head injury and a 19-year-old suspect was arrested.


The director of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies is taking on The Man of Steel. James Gunn says he says he'll direct the upcoming film "Superman: Legacy." Gunn also wrote the movie that will tell the story of Superman's journey to reconcile his Kryptonian heritage with his human upbringing by his farmer parents, Ma and Pa Kent. But don't line up for tickets just yet: "Superman: Legacy" hits theaters on July 11th, 2025.


Free-diver David Vencl is in a class by himself after setting an icy-cold world record. On Tuesday, the 40-year-old Czech diver took one breath, dove through a hole drilled in the ice on Switzerland's Lake Sils and grabbed a sticker placed more than 170 feet below the surface of the frozen lake. One minute and 54 seconds later, Vencl came up through the hole, spat out some blood and opened a bottle of champagne to celebrate. By the way, the water temperature was between just over freezing and just under 40 degrees.


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