Breakfast Buzz: Oscar Winning Actor Martin Landau Dies


Oscar winning actor, Martin Landau died this weekend. That story tops this morning’s Breakfast Buzz.

Landau is best known for his role as the master of disguises in the 1960s hit TV show, “Mission Impossible.” But he also played other roles on broadway and the big screen. Landau was 89 years old.

Google is expanding its “Reserve with Google” service, which launched in March. You can now book a spa day or a haircut, in addition to reserving a space in a workout class. The service works by finding business listings within Google search and maps.

More than 44 million Americans have a secondary source of income. That’s according to Millennials are the most likely age group to have a second job. But they also typically earn less than older generations. According to the study, only 19% of millennials earn more than $500 per month compared to 50% of those who are older.

1,100 people competed in this year’s Rubik’s Cube World Championship in Paris. The speed cubing events included a variety of contests such as cracking the puzzle with one hand or wearing a blindfold. The rubik’s cube creator says originally people were skeptical of the toy but now it has wide appeal. Most people are familiar with the standard 3-by-3-by-3 rubik’s cube. Top competitors use cubes all the way up to 7-by-7-by-7.

Happy World Emjoi Day! The July 17 holiday was created three years ago by the founder of  “Emojipedia”, a website that keeps track of all emojis. Celebrate by finding a cool emoji and sending it to your friends. You can also use #worldemojiday to share on social media. Emojis were first invented in Japan, but they spread to the U.S. after the first iPhone was released.

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