Show Notes for Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1, 2022

This weekend we visit with actress and comedian Natasha Leggero. Her new show Rat In The Kitchen on TBS has been out for a bit now and people seem to love it!

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April 30th

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day

National Bubble Tea Day

National Bugs Bunny Day

National Hairstylist Appreciation Day

National Honesty Day

National Military Brats Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National PrepareAthon! Day

National Raisin Day

National Sarcoidosis Day

National Kiss of Hope Day

National Pool Opening Day

National Rebuilding Day

National Sense of Smell Day

May 1st

Law Day

May Day

National Chocolate Parfait Day

National Loyalty Day

National Mother Goose Day

School Principals’ Day

Silver Star Service Banner Day

National Infertility Survival Day

National Lemonade Day

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If you’re taking part in the intermittent fasting trend to lose weight, you might as well go grab a sandwich. A study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine found that time-restricted eating, where participants only allow themselves food inside a window of as little as 6 hours per day, is no more effective than traditional calorie counting. Researchers in China followed 139 patients with obesity for 12 months. One group was put on time-restricted eating – with calorie restriction, and the other was just put on a restricted calorie diet. Both groups lost an average of 14-18 pounds (6.4-8.2 kg). There was also barely a difference in BMI, waist circumference, body fat or metabolic risk factors.

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The European Parliament has approved plans to require mobile phone companies to use the same charger for their products. Under the plan, which could be in effect by 2026, companies will be required to adopt USB-C ports on all devices, allowing for more interoperability and healthier competition between brands, as well as cutting waste. The rule would only apply to countries within the European Union, but given the impact it’d have on production lines, it is expected other countries would conform.


Jeopardy!” has a brand-new winner on the books. 23-year-old Mattea Roach scored her 14th win on Friday, earning a spot among the top contestants on the long-running game show. Roach took home $34,000 during the episode, binging her prize money to a whopping $320,081 total. The Toronto-based tutor cemented her position in the “Jeopardy!” record books by becoming 8th on the all-time consecutive games list, and 10th on the all-time highest non-tournament cash winnings list — so far. Across her 14 games, Roach has answered 93% of her clues correctly.

In his new comedy “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent”, Nicolas Cage plays a fictionalized version of himself who’s always seeking the next role to put himself back on the map. As a result, he’s not the most attentive dad to his daughter (played by Lily Sheen). But in an interview with People, Cage said that in real life, he has always put his work second to family matters. Quote: “I turned down (roles in) “Lord of the Rings” and I turned down “Matrix” because I didn’t want to go to New Zealand or Australia for 3 years because I needed to be home with my son Weston, that’s a fact.” His point? “There is a huge disparity between that Nick Cage in Massive Talent and the Nick Cage sitting in front of you.” Cage’s son Weston is now 31, and he’s also dad to 16-year-old son Kal-El – and he and wife Riko Shibata are expecting a baby later this year.

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How to properly mow your lawn for best results

Set your mower high: Only cut the top ⅓ of the blades. Longer grass can grow and support more roots, and develop a deeper root system. It’s also softer to walk on.

Mow a dry lawn: Wet grass can clog your mower and result in an uneven trim. The best time to mow is early evening, if it hasn’t rained. Then, it’s not so hot that it stresses the lawn, and it will have time to recover before the next day’s heat.

Vary your mowing pattern: Go in a different direction each time. This helps avoid making ruts in the lawn, and grass will stand up nice and tall since it will be mowed from all different directions.

Don’t mow on a schedule: Mow as often as needed, but sticking to a schedule (like every Sat. morning) doesn’t take into account that grass grows rapidly in spring, and very slowly in the heat of summer.

Leave clippings on the lawn: They break down quickly and return beneficial nutrients to the soil. Mow often enough that clippings are small.

Keep your mower blade sharp: Dull blades tear up grass, causing ragged, brown edges. Over time, it can cause your grass to weaken, making it more susceptible to disease, insect damage, and other stresses like heat and drought. An annual mower tune-up and sharpening should do it.

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Ingesting too much nutmeg can be toxic. 2 to 3 teaspoons of raw nutmeg can induce hallucinations, convulsions, pain, nausea, and paranoia that can last for several days.

Men and women who listen to similar music tend to be better communicators and have longer- lasting relationships.

According to a poll, doctors and lawyers are the worst tippers.

A part of your brain is devoted solely to sneezing.

TV Guide’s 2009 pick for the worst show of all-time was “The Jerry Springer Show”.

The man who wrote “Dracula”, Bram Stoker, never visited Transylvania.

Dogs who bark a lot can get laryngitis.


Question: Almost 40% of people agree that THIS instantly makes someone more attractive. What is it?

Answer: Wearing sunglasses

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Unusual airlines that actually existed . . .

Pet Airways: Founded in Florida in 2009, it was exclusively dedicated to pets such as cats and dogs — or “pawsengers”. They flew, without their owners, in aircraft in which the seats had been replaced with carriers. Although it went broke in 2012, its website claims flights will return later this year. (Sounds like they’ve got another dog in the flight!)

The Lord’s Airline: No alcohol on board, Bibles instead of in-flight magazines, only religious movies, and 25% of all fares going to finance missionary work. These were all features of The Lord’s Airline, founded in 1985. The plan was to have 3 weekly flights to the Holy Land from Miami, but by 1987 the airline lost its FAA license, and it fizzled in a sea of financial controversy.

Smokers Express: After smoking was banned on domestic US flights in 1990, 2 Florida men decided to circumvent the rule by establishing an airline based on a private club. It required a $25 membership fee, with the plan to offer steaks and burgers on board, with a side of free cigarettes. The airline never received a license to operate, and though it sold over 5,000 memberships, it disappeared in a puff of smoke.

MGM Grand Air: In 1987, it billed itself as a first-class only, superluxury airline that carried no more than 33 passengers. It promised special lounges at airports with concierge service, no lineups or check-ins, and porters to fetch your luggage. On board was a stand-up bar and private compartments for meetings. Full meal service with fine wine and champagne was always available, and the restroom had golden faucets. But in the 90s, as private jets became popular, the airline was sold.

Hooters Air: Yup, modelled on the restaurant chain famous for its tank-top and short orange shorts-wearing servers. The airline also had “Hooters girls” on board to mingle with passengers and host games, but food service was handled by actual flight attendants. And, yes, the planes did feature the same famous googly-eyed owl logo made famous by the restaurant.

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Whyzit there isn’t a special name for the tops of your feet?

Whyzit so many animals are named after cars?

Whyzit fluffy kitties are so often used in toilet paper ads? Are they saying if you run out, you can always use a cat?

Whyzit the ‘middle of the night’ comes after the ‘end of the night’?

Whyzit no one has ever measured the ‘speed of dark’?

Whyzit you can wear a bikini in public, but not underwear?

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"Life is short. Drive fast and leave a sexy corpse. That's one of my mottos."

Stanley Hudson, The Office

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Man Overcomes Addiction, Homelessness, Opens 'Little Barbershop of Horrors'

Show Notes for Friday, April 29, 2022

Today we visit with Geffri Maya from All American Homecoming on the CW.

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April 29th

National Peace Rose Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day

National Zipper Day

National Arbor Day

National Hairball Awareness Day

National Poem In Your Pocket Day

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A new study says it’s not YOUR fault if your mother-in-law hates you. The research, published in the Evolutionary Psychological Science journal, found that most conflicts between spouses and their mothers-in-law revolve around financial resources and child care. The study says that these conflicts may be “influenced by genetic conflict” as each person “unconsciously acts in the interest of their genetic kin”. In other words, your in-law is programmed make the kids (and your spouse) a priority over you, and you are similarly inclined make the kids lives (and your spouse) the most important things, over her. Animosity with in-laws is also likely caused by the fact that they “do not choose to have relationships” with you, but are forced into it through their children’s romantic relationships.

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Nearly every afternoon from September to March, a thunderstorm develops over the Tiwi Islands in northern Australia. In fact, it happens so regularly, the Bureau of Meteorology actually refers to it by name — Hector. At 3pm daily, people are known to line the shores of Darwin, about 100km (62 miles) away, just to snap pictures of the storm forming. “Hector” also known as “Hector the Convector,” is one of the world’s most consistently large thunderstorms, reaching heights of approximately 20km (66,000 ft). LINK:


Tom Cruise, Helen Mirren and Damian Lewis will take part in the live TV special “The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee” on May 15. The program, airing live from the grounds at Windsor Castle, will feature 1,300 performers and 500 horses, plus the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Dame Joan Collins, a number of British TV and film stars, and a 75-piece orchestra. Mirren, who played Elizabeth in 2006’s “The Queen”, will play Queen Elizabeth I during a theatrical event. It will be the first televised event to mark 96-year-old Elizabeth II’s 70 years as monarch and will air on the UK’s ITV.

Expect a slap-free Tony Awards ceremony. Tonys organizers have put the word out that they will not tolerate any violence, like what happened at the Oscars. Following the Will Smith-Chris Rock incident at the 94th Academy Awards ceremony, a letter has been sent to potential Tony Awards ticket buyers, which includes a new warning in its FAQ section. The warning states: “The Tony Awards has a strict no violence policy. In the event of an incident, the perpetrator will be removed from the event immediately.” The Tonys will be presented on Sunday, June 12, at Radio City Music Hall. It will air on CBS and Paramount+.

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Scroll to the side, Facebook and Instagram. There’s a newer photo-sharing app out there – with an interesting twist. The BeReal social media app is enjoying a surge in popularity among young people, which might be surprising – given the fact that it prohibits edited photos. BeReal (get it?) encourages users to share a slice of their life in real time – with a focus on authenticity. Users are invited once a day that it’s time to ‘BeReal’ and share a photo of what they’re doing at that moment, giving friends and others a candid glimpse into their life. There are no filters or edit buttons, so if your hair is a mess, or your only view is of your kid’s spit-up on the carpet, that’s what people will see. Once you receive the notification (which can happen at any time during the day, you have 2 minutes to snap and post a photo of what you’re doing, no matter how mundane. Some users point out that social media was originally intended to allow friends and family to keep up with your life, and BeReal does that more effectively than most other social media platforms.

Sure, long fingernails may make a fashion statement, but the longer they are, the more likely it is they contain microorganisms that can cause infections, according to a new report. American University researchers say studies have found 32 different bacteria and 28 different fungi underneath fingernails. And that goes for artificial nails, long natural nails, gel nails, acrylic nails, and even nail polish. All these increase the probability that microorganisms lurk underneath them, which also makes it more difficult to wash off with simple handwashing. One study found a resistant bacterium in half of fingernail samples, which could lead to an infection. Fingernail bacteria can be transmitted to one’s system via scratching, nail-biting, nose-picking and finger-sucking, according to a biology professor. The bacteria and fungi underneath long nails can also lead to a nail infection, which could leave the fingernails disfigured.

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Pringles are not actually potato chips.

Showering has been shown to spark creativity.

Space smells like seared steak, according to those who know.

Human lips are hundreds of times more sensitive than the tips of a person’s fingers.

Right-handed people chew most of their food on the right side of their mouth, whereas left-handed people do so on the left.

By the end of a person’s life, they can recall, on average, around 150 trillion pieces of information.

Contrary to what you may have heard, redheads aren’t actually going extinct.


Question: In a new survey asking what is the most important invention, “the wheel” came in at #1. What was second?

Answer: The refrigerator

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Japanese researchers have developed computerized chopsticks that enhance salty tastes. Why? The idea is to help those who need to reduce sodium in their diets. The chopsticks enhance tastes using electrical stimulation and a mini-computer worn on a wristband. It uses a weak electrical current to transmit sodium ions from food, through the chopsticks, to the mouth — where they create a sense of saltiness, according to inventor Homei Miyashita of Meiji University. He says the salty taste is enhanced 1.5 times. Excess sodium intake is related to high blood pressure, strokes and other ailments. By the way, Miyashita and his lab have explored other ways that technology can stimulate human sensory experiences – and also came up with a lickable TV screen that can imitate various food flavors.

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according to Euromonitor, which, in its new 2021 Top 100 City Destination Index, compares the attractiveness of 100 cities worldwide using criteria including traditional tourist attractions, plus sustainability and health & safety metrics in the era of COVID-19:

1. Paris, France: It was, however ranked low for health & safety

2. Dubai, UAE: With a 98% vaccination rate, it was ranked very high for health & safety

3. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Has put in place a system called ‘Public Eye’, which uses AI technology to help navigate large flows of people and reduce congestion

4. Madrid, Spain: #1 worldwide in the “sustainability” category

5. Rome, Italy: New, simplified COVID border regulations came into effect in Italy last month

6. Berlin, Germany: Up 2 places in 2021

7. New York, USA: Received a big boost from domestic tourism

8. London, England: ranked highest worldwide for tourism infrastructure (thanks to the double-decker buses?)

9. Munich, Germany: Up 9 places this year

10.Barcelona, Spain: Climbed 6 places from 2020

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“Trying is the first step toward failure.” - Homer Simpson, The Simpsons

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Imagine the faces on the staff at the Idaho Human Society when 9-year-old Ben Miller stopped in and dropped off a plastic bag filled with $1,150 in cash. He’s been raising money through a lemonade stand since visiting the shelter in 2019 and noticing that some cats didn’t have toys. Ben’s mom, Amy, says he spent hours selling lemonade — even offering lavender flavor — alongside treats like cookies, and has raised over $2,000 in total. Some people have traveled nearly an hour to get refreshments and make a donation, and others have sent money online. A rep from the shelter said they’re in the middle of kitten season, and every dollar they can get helps pay for medical care, food, and yes, toys.

Show Notes for Thursday, April 28, 2022


Dear John,

My former best friend slept with my fiancé a few years ago. I have not talked to either of them since then. I moved on and have an amazing boyfriend now. My ex and my former best friend are not together, it was a one time thing. She sent me a hand written letter asking me to forgive her. I feel torn on this. We were very close, but she slept with my boyfriend, a guy I was planning to marry. Part of me wants to forgive her and thank her for stopping that train wreck before it got worse, but part of me will not be able to forget that she betrayed me the way she did. My mother said I should forgive, but not forget, whatever that means. She said I can forgive her but we don't need to hang out. What do you think? Should I forgive her? She did show me what kind of guy I was going to marry. I'm so blessed to have the most amazing man in my life now. He said he would be fine with whatever I decide on this. He did say he does not want to spend time with her. I laughed at that a little too much. Any advice?

Signed – Former Besties

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April 28th

National Blueberry Pie Day

National BraveHearts Day

National Great Poetry Reading Day

National Superhero Day

Workers’ Memorial Day

National Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

National Teach Children to Save Day

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We tend to shout during video calls when the video gets fuzzy because it’s the digital version of turning down the radio to see better when driving. Researchers from Radboud University in the Netherlands found that people do talk louder when their Zoom video calls get blurry, and they’re also likely to make more exaggerated gestures to compensate for the poor video quality. The team explains that using gestures is a natural human response to make sure you’re being heard.

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A ski resort in Idaho re-opened for one day last Saturday after receiving more snow from a single April storm than in all of February and March. Bogus Basin Mountain called the last hurrah of ski season “Supply Chain Saturday,” blaming the lack of snow during the winter on nature’s supply chain issues. A Facebook post announcing the brief reopening said: “You read that right…our order of snow got delayed, and the manufacturer was inflexible. You know what we said to that: ‘If mother nature won’t be flexible, we will!’” The ski resort had closed for the season on April 3 because of a lack of snow.


Simon Cowell says he was “lucky to survive” back surgery after undergoing a serious operation in 2020. The “Britain’s Got Talent” judge was rushed to hospital after breaking his back in an accident involving his e-bike, and underwent 6 hours of surgery which included having a metal rod implanted. In a new interview, Cowell admitted he didn’t talk much about his injury at the time, because it was “a lot worse than people thought”. Then, when he believed the bones had healed, he went to a funfair with his son Eric, and tried to kick a football, resulting in “agony”. A year later he again fell from a bike – which set him back, but now, Cowell says he’s “almost healed” and “can actually play football with Eric.”

Here we go again: Another record for “Bridgerton”. After 4 weeks on the charts, Season 2 has become Netflix’s most-watched English Language series ever, with more than 627.11 million hours watched. The 2nd season of the show, which stars Jonathan Bailey as ‘Anthony Bridgerton’ and Simone Ashley as ‘Kate Sharma’, has now bested Season 1. And it’s the first time a show has held the #1 and #2 most-watched slots.

Jennifer Lawrence’s little one has arrived! The 31-year-old “Don’t Look Up” star has welcomed her first baby with husband Cooke Maroney. The couple was recently spotted out on a stroll with their newborn. It was confirmed in September that Lawrence and Maroney were expecting their first child together. The 2 were first linked in June 2018, became engaged in February 2019 and tied the knot the following October.

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Netflix not only announced last week that it plans to introduce commercials to the streaming service, it said that it will finally make good on its plans to crack down on password sharing. How? The company will likely introduce an extra fee for subscribers whose accounts are being used by multiple people outside of the home. The company has already started a test of this feature in Peru, Costa Rica and Chile. Netflix is charging an additional fee to add “sub accounts” for up to 2 people outside the home. The pricing is US $2.13-2.99 per month. Industry observers say the company starts with an alert sent to account holders whose password are being used in other households, advising them of their options, and that people who use a shared password can transfer profile to either a new account or a sub account, allowing them to keep their viewing history and recommendations. Netflix says more than 100 million households are using a shared password.

If you’re one of the many who, in light of soaring prices, are trying to stretch their grocery dollars these days, here’s something to keep in mind. According to a dietician, bananas are the #1 fruit to eat when you’re on a budget. Why? A number of reasons. Among them: They’re inexpensive (what other fruit can you snack on for a week, for a buck or 2?), they’re nutritious (carbs, fiber and potassium, and they improve gut health, help with blood sugar control and promote healthy weight management). Bananas are versatile (they’re not just a portable, delicious snack – they can be made extra-filling when paired with nut butter or yogurt, they also make a great topping for toast, an excellent addition to smoothies and can, of course, be mashed into baked goods). It’s a little-known fact, but you can also eat banana peels, either fresh or frozen.

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An apple, potato, and onion all taste the same if you eat them with your nose plugged.

You cannot snore and dream at the same time.

The entire surface of your skin is replaced every month, which means you’ll have about 1,000 different sets of skin in your life.

Only two mammals like spicy food: humans and the tree shrew.

In a fight between a tiger and a lion, the tiger is heavily favored.

The average pencil can write 45,000 words.


Question: THIS happened more in the last 2 minutes than in the entire 19th century. What is it?

Answer: Picture taking

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A Texas food delivery company is looking for someone with a unique set of skills. The skill? A voracious appetite for tacos. Favor is taking applications now for its “Chief Taco Officer” position. The winning candidate will drive across Texas, staying in cities 2 days and eating tacos delivered by Favor for at least 2 meals while there (which means you can have tacos for breakfast and dinner). The CTO will be paid $10,000 in exchange for taste-testing Texas tacos, and documenting the experience on social media during June and July. The winning candidate will receive free food, accommodation, and transportation along their journey, plus free delivery from the company for a year. Interested eaters should create a video application and submit it on Favor’s website by May 12.

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Everyone knows that classy Dolly Parton has asked to have her name withdrawn from consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But did you know . . .

David Bowie: Turned down honors from the Queen not once, but twice. He said “nope” to a CBE in 2000, and in 2003, when offered a knighthood, he told the press: “I seriously don’t know what it’s for. It’s not what I spent my life working for.”

John Lennon: He, along with the other Beatles, accepted an MBE in 1965…and he gave it right back in 1969. In a letter to the Queen, he said he was returning it “in protest against Britain’s involvement in the Nigeria-Biafra thing, against our support of America in Vietnam, and against ‘Cold Turkey’ slipping down the charts.”

Sinéad O’Connor: When nominated for 4 Grammys in 1991, she pre-emptively refused to accept any she might receive, due to the “false and destructive materialistic values” of the music industry. She still won a Grammy.

Marlon Brando: When he won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in “The Godfather”, he famously sent a Native American woman named Sacheen Littlefeather to turn down the award in his place. She said from the stage that Brando would not accept the “very generous award” because of the “treatment of American Indians today by the film industry.”

Drake: In December 2021, withdrew both of his 2022 Grammy nominations. While he never explained why, following The Weeknd’s snub in 2020, Drake wrote: “I think we should stop allowing ourselves to be shocked every year by the disconnect between impactful music and these awards.”

Dolly Parton: Also turned down the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Twice. Once because her husband was ill, and once because she couldn’t travel due to COVID. Quote: “I’m not sure that I even deserve it. But it’s a nice compliment for people to think I might deserve it.”

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“I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.”

Noel Coward

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Ground was broken on Earth Day (Fri.) for the world’s biggest wildlife crossing. Spanning over 10 lanes of the 101 freeway in the Los Angeles area, the historic Wallis Annenberg Wildlife Crossing will be a global model for urban wildlife conservation. 2,700 mostly private donors raised $15 million for the construction of the 165-foot crossing in Liberty Canyon, where some of the wealthiest Hollywood celebs live. The crossing will preserve biodiversity by re-connecting an integral wildlife corridor for such diverse species as bobcats, foxes, deer, lizards, and most critically, help save a threatened local population of mountain lions from extinction.

Show Notes for Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Today we visit with Captain Josh Harris of The Deadliest Catch. Season 18 of DEADLIEST CATCH is on Discovery. This season starts with a bang as the captains are put in an unprecedented situation they haven’t faced in 25 years: the cancellation of the red king crab fishing season in Alaska. DEADLIEST CATCH premiered on Tuesday, April 19 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery and will be available to stream the same day on discovery+.

The Season 3 premiere of DEADLIEST CATCH: BLOODLINE will follow at 10PM ET/PT on Discovery and available to stream the same day on discovery+.

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April 27th

National Babe Ruth Day

National Devil Dog Day

National Prime Rib Day

National Tell a Story Day

Stop Food Waste Day

National Administrative Professionals’ Day

Denim Day

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What’s the best streaming service? Disney+ is the “genre-leader” according to Fandom’s 2nd annual “State of Streaming” report, which delved into how much consumers feel is a fair price to pay for streamers. Here are the “average” monthly amounts that people said they want to pay for Video on Demand (all figures in US dollars):

Netflix — $10.60

HBO Max — $9.30

Disney+ — $9.20

Hulu — $8.60

Amazon Prime Video — $8.60

Apple TV+ — $6.90

Paramount+ — $6.80

Peacock — $5.50

61% of those surveyed believe their streaming subscriptions are too expensive. Respondents value the average streamer at $7.46 monthly. 62% said “genre is the key differentiator” between streaming platforms, with Disney+ “the genre-leader to date.”

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A Florida man has set the Guinness World Record for the ‘most cinema productions attended for the same film’, after watching “Spider-Man: No Way Home” 292 times IN THEATERS. Ramiro Alanis bought multiple tickets to the movie starting on opening night Dec. 16. To qualify for the record, he couldn’t participate in any other activity during the screening, or even leave for a bathroom break until the credits finished. He also had to provide a ticket stub and written statement from a theater employee proving he had obeyed the rules. While he doesn’t have an official count, Alanis estimates that he spent around $3,400 in movie tickets to set the record.


The teaser trailer for Marvel Studios’ “Thor: Love and Thunder” has officially arrived, and it looks awesome. In the 4th Thor film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we’ll see the return of Chris Hemsworth’s hero as he appears to be on a journey of self-discovery. As Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine blasts in the background, he says: “I want to choose my own path.” Love and Thunder will see the return of fan favorite Natalie Portman as ‘Jane’, for the first time since “Thor: The Dark World”. Director Taika Waititi has said the movie, which is a direct sequel to “Thor: Ragnarok”, will use elements from the Mighty Thor comic book, in which Jane takes on the powers of the God of Thunder. LINK:

Star Wars” actor Ewan McGregor will marry his “Fargo” co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead tomorrow, according to reports. 51-year-old McGregor is set to tie the knot with Winstead, who is 37, in Los Angeles, after meeting in late 2016 when they played a couple in the FX TV series. A source says: “They are more in love than ever” after welcoming their first child together in June 2020, a son named Laurie. The couple bought a home in the Topanga Canyon area of Los Angeles in 2019.

Liza Minnelli’s longtime friend Michael Feinstein claims the Broadway icon was “sabotaged” at the Oscars by being “forced” to use a wheelchair that sparked concern about her health. During the broadcast, Minnelli took the stage with Lady Gaga to present the Best Picture award. Aside from sitting in a wheelchair, she also notably flubbed some of her teleprompter lines. Friend and collaborator Feinstein said in an interview that she “only agreed to appear if she could sit in a director’s chair, ’cause she’s been having back trouble,” and didn’t want people to worry about her. However, 5 minutes before she was set to appear, a stage manager told her she had to use a wheelchair. Feinstein believes the last-minute change was made because producers “were all shaken up because of everything that had happened earlier” a reference to the Will Smith/Chris Rock slapping incident.

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Netflix is planning to add commercials, and not everyone is here for it. After years of resisting ads, Netflix co-CEO Reed Hastings said this week that the company is “open” to adding lower-priced, ad-support plans “over the next year or two.” Hastings explained that “allowing consumers who would like to have a lower price and are advertising-tolerant get what they want makes a lot of sense.” But the news didn’t settle well with everyone, with some people threatening to cancel their subscriptions. Many wondered why Netflix, couldn’t simply offer an ad-free tier at a lower price than its current 3 tiers, and another called the fact that the streamer doesn’t feature ads “the whole reason people pay”.

If your preferred method of devouring Oreo cookies is twisting it into 2 parts, you might have noticed that the filling usually sticks completely to one chocolate wafer or the other. Well, diligent researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology decided to work on the problem. Crystal Owens, a Ph.D. candidate in mechanical engineering used some of the high-tech lab tools there to solve this ongoing Oreo enigma. She and her colleagues invented an “Oreometer” — a 3D-printed device designed for Oreos. The team twisted the sandwich apart with the new Oreo tech and inspected the creme-to-cookie ratio on each side. They also experimented with variables such as dunking the cookie in milk and using different Oreo flavors and the Double Stuf and Mega Stuf varieties. The result? Unfortunately, no trick for opening Oreos to evenly distribute the good stuff was found. The “Oreology” team determined that the crème may stick to one side strictly due to the way they are manufactured, packaged and stored, which is totally out of our control, as Oreo lovers.

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Your foot is exactly as long as the distance from your wrist to the crook of your elbow.

Bic pen caps have a hole in the top to allow airflow, should they be accidentally swallowed.

T-shirts were invented in 1904, aimed at bachelors who couldn’t sew or fix buttons.

According to scientists who have taught them sign language, chimpanzees lie a lot.

The blob of toothpaste on a brush is called a “nurdle”.

The average person speaks 5,000 words per day.


Question: Stats show the average person does THIS at work 5 times a week. What is it?

Answer: Lie to the boss

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An animal park in Germany that had named one its wild boars “Putin” held a ceremony this week to rechristen the hairy hog following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The park operator says he named the nearly 200 kg (441 lb) boar after Russian President Vladimir Putin 3 years ago because of its Russian genetic heritage. But lately, whenever he did a roll call of the boar for visitors, a shiver went down his spine when mentioning Putin, given the war unfolding just west. He soon came to the conclusion that no pig deserved such a name, so the park announced a search for a new one. About 2,700 suggestions poured in, and “Eberhofer” – the name of a policeman from a popular Bavarian book series – won the vote.

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Be fashionably late.

Wear pants. Just trust me on that one…

In order to make a good first impression, be sure to place your beer on a coaster.

Court-ordered community service is best NOT listed on a résumé.

Make sure that you spell “Harvard” correctly on your résumé and “diploma”.

A whoopee cushion can be an effective icebreaker.

There’s really no reason to mention how well your anger-management treatment is going.

Wait until after you’re hired to begin stealing office supplies.

At no time say: “My biggest weakness is that I’m easily annoyed by stupid questions.”

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