Show Notes for Friday, September 30, 2022

Today we visit with actor Pej Vahdat (Shameless, Bones, Empire, Arrow, etc)

Tej just appeared in THE OLD MAN for FX/Hulu in a major role and is also appearing opposite Kevin Bacon in Showtime’s City on a Hill, plus he has a third series with Dynasty on The CW.

We will visit about his new show CITY ON A HILL. Corrupt FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) is back, looking to exploit Boston's criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep.

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September 30

National Chewing Gum Day

National Hot Mulled Cider Day

National Love People Day

National Mud Pack Day

Orange Shirt Day

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If you drink coffee, then you’ll identify with this. Three in 4 coffee drinkers say they wouldn’t be able to go a single day without their mug of joe. That’s according to a poll of 2,000 coffee-drinkers. Other findings in the OnePoll survey: We average 2 cups a day, each taking about 21 minutes to finish. And we refuse to pay more than $3 for a regular-size brew. And what do we like to enjoy alongside our coffee? Chocolate is the most popular thing to pair with it, enjoyed by 43% of coffee enthusiasts, followed by breads (34%), cheeses (31%) and fruits (26%). And maybe most tellingly of how important coffee is to those who “know”, when it comes to what parts of our usual routine we’d give up in order to relax and enjoy a cuppa, more than a third (34%) said they’d give up checking email. Watching the news came second (32%), followed by exercising (30%), morning meditation (30%), hair grooming/styling (28%) and even brushing teeth (25%).

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It would appear that men are much more superstitious than women — especially when it comes to money. A study from Erasmus University in Netherlands found men – even those who claim to be non-believers — are much more likely to take financial risks or gamble after receiving a positive reading from a fortune teller.


Kelly Clarkson has officially been honored with a Hollywood star. The first “American Idol” was celebrated Monday, surrounded by her team, friends, colleagues and her 2 children — 8-year-old daughter River Rose and son Remington, who is 6. The Walk of Fame ceremony also saw all 3 of Idol’s original judges reunite. Twenty years after Clarkson was crowned the first winner of the singing competition show by judges Simon Cowell, Paula Abdul and Randy Jackson, they joined forces once again to pay tribute to the contestant that “validated” the show. In a press release, Cowell said: “Where we were very lucky with Kelly was that not only could we find someone with a hell of a good voice, but she also had this amazing sense of humor, personality, charisma”, and noted that the show wouldn’t have gained popularity without Clarkson. Paula Abdul also spoke during the ceremony, as did Clarkson herself, who said: “There are dreams you didn’t know you had and they end up happening and you feel super blessed.”

If you’ve ever wondered why Kevin Smith’s film “Dogma” isn’t streaming anywhere – the director has an answer for you – Harvey Weinstein. Smith noted in a recent interview that the rights to his 1999 religious satire starring, among others, Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are currently being held “hostage” by disgraced producer Harvey Weinstein. And Smith said that for the longest time, “I don’t think he realized that he still owned that movie.” At one point, Weinstein finally approached the director about creating a Dogma TV series or sequel, but those plans were scrapped when Weinstein was embroiled in scandal. Since then, Smith says he has tried to buy back the rights, but says Weinstein was asking for too much. Or, as he put it: “My movie about angels is owned by the devil himself.”

Christmas has come early for Hallmark Media. Soap star Alison Sweeney (also star of Hallmark’s “The Wedding Veil” trilogy) has agreed to a multi-picture deal with the channel. As part of it, she’ll be starring in “A Magical Christmas Village”, which she also executive produces with Luke Macfarlane and guest star Marlo Thomas. The movie premieres this year during Hallmark Channel’s annual ‘Countdown to Christmas’ programming event and features Sweeney as ‘Summer’, an architect living in a small town where she’s raising her young daughter. When her mother moves in, she finds her orderly life turned upside down. Sweeney also hosted 13 seasons of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser”.

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It's Pumpkin Spice season. And if you’re one of those people who want pumpkin spice in everything from your Oreos to your…pumpkin spice…here is some good news: The spices that are mixed together to create pumpkin spice each have their own health benefits. That’s right: Pumpkin spice is actually pretty good for you. The flavor is generally made up of cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, and allspice. Cinnamon is thought to help control blood sugar levels, nutmeg has been used to treat many afflictions including cancer and kidney disease, but more research is needed. Ginger seems to be an effective treatment for nausea and morning sickness. Cloves are used to treat toothaches, and allspice is good for things like intestinal gas, diarrhea, flu and colds. And let’s not forget pumpkin. While it isn’t actually an ingredient in ALL pumpkin spice products, if it is used, you’re in luck. Pumpkin is high in vitamin A, which is good for your eyes, skin, and fighting infections.

It turns out that when Granny told you as a kid that you shouldn’t shower or bathe during a thunderstorm, she was right. Where there’s thunder, there’s lightning, and lighting can kill or maim in ways you’d least expect, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The agency cautions that since lightning can travel through plumbing, “it is best to avoid all water during a thunderstorm”, including showering, bathing washing dishes and washing hands. It notes that the risk of lightning traveling through plumbing is probably less with plastic pipes than with metal pipes, but “it’s best to avoid any contact with plumbing and running water during a lightning storm to reduce your risk of being struck”. And the CDC says that’s not the only danger. You should stay off porches and balconies, don’t go near windows and doors, and don’t “lie down on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls.” Furthermore: don’t “use anything connected to an electrical outlet, such as computers or other electronic equipment.” The CDC says you should “Stay off corded phones”, but cell phones and cordless phones are safe, “if they are not connected to an outlet through a charger.”


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The US National Hot Dog and Sausage Council ruled that hot dogs aren’t sandwiches.

The more features your phone has, the more time you spend in the bathroom.

UPS was started by two teenagers with one bicycle and $100 borrowed from a friend.

Cats lose almost as much fluid through grooming as they do through urination.


Question: In a survey, 29% of people said THIS their favorite thing about Fall. What is it?

Answer: Lower electricity bill

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A grieving woman is spending $4,000 and traveling over 7,000 miles (11,265km) so her beloved hamster’s ashes can be spread in Hawaii. ‘Spud’ passed away in March at the impressive age of 3 years, 7 months. And owner Lisa Murray-Lang of Birmingham UK wants to give the Syrian hamster a special send-off. Why Hawaii? She says doted on the hamster throughout his life, and often created lifelike locations for him to visit. She recreated cardboard versions of London, Paris and Coronation Street during lockdown and let the hamster play in them. Spud particularly liked to visit the model version of Hawaii while he was alive, so Lisa and her husband are “going to take him down to the beach (and) play BeyoncĂ©’s ‘I Was Here’” while they scatter his ashes, and plan to leave a message in the sand saying ‘Spud visited’”. She feels it’ll be the perfect send-off because “He’ll finally get to come along on a real holiday for once.” They plan to fly via Amsterdam – or “Hamsterdam,” as she calls it.

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Crossville High School had their annual homecoming football game on Friday evening and it turned out to be anything other than ordinary. Senior Juleydi Franco Ramos was crowned homecoming queen during halftime and with upmost humility, kindness and selflessness, relinquished the crown to fellow classmate and first alternate Lilliana Pahaumba Roque. Roque, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy and spends most of her time in a wheelchair, is always smiling and is one of the most inspiring students at the school.

Watch here.

Original social media post from the school principal here.

Check out an interview of Ramos, Roque and the principal on WBRC-TV's Good Day Extra today here.

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When I received the crown I immediately knew I had to present it to Llilliana,” says an emotional Ramos. “Lilliana is such a light to everyone she comes in contact with and she deserves this more than anyone.”

It means so much to me because I have never experienced anything like that,” says Roque. “It made me want to cry. I have been in hospitals and awful places since I was little girl but I have never seen a person doing that for me.”

Mr. Peppers, the principal of the school, is a committed example of how the students should present themselves and he couldn’t be more proud of their actions.

It came to my attention several weeks ago that the senior girls were discussing giving Lilliana the crown,” explains Mr. Peppers, Principal of Crossville High School. “When Juleydi was crowned, I didn’t know if that would come to fruition but she nodded at me and I knew she wanted to present it to Lilliana. It was such an emotional moment for everyone.”

Mr. Peppers continues, “I am so proud of these students. They exemplify outstanding character, generosity and kindness. Juleydi is always thinking of others and Lillian is a bright spot in our lives every day through the smile on her face. We are so blessed to have these types of students in our school.”

Show Notes for Thursday, September 29, 2022


Dear John,

I've been married to my husband for ten years. We were both married before as well. He has adult children and I do as well. I just found out that my husband has been sending his daughter money every month for the last five years. We have never talked about this. I only found out because she called and asked me if he was going to stop by so she could pay her rent. I was a little confused. She said he has paid her rent for half a decade. Meanwhile she is working a part time job and partying most of the time. My kids all have jobs and pay their own way. His son also has a job and pays his own way, at least I think he does, who knows! I'm so upset about this. I feel like he has been lying to me for all this time. I knew he helped her a little, but I thought it was paying for gas so she could come visit and things like that. I had no idea that he was paying for her rent and more. My son needed some help during COVID shutdowns and he helped him do some paperwork to get assistance elsewhere. I was happy that he helped him at the time, but now it looks like a slap in the face compared to his daughter's handouts. How do I deal with this? Do you think it's wrong for me to be upset? What else is he keeping from me? What do you think would be the correct response to this whole thing?

Signed – Mad Wife

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September 29

National Coffee Day

Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day


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A study of 1,000 dog owners and 1,000 cat owners found that we spend an average of $276.40 on our furry pals each month, which adds up to $3,316.80 annually. When people splurge on their pets, they tend to go all out. In the poll, owners said they had bought trendy items for their pets, such as all-natural pet food (38%), raw pet food (31%), a modified home like a “catio” (29%), pet-friendly baked goods and desserts (28%), and pet tech like a smart collar (25%).

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Oktoberfest, the world’s largest beer festival, kicked off Saturday, Sept 17th in Munich, Germany, for the first time since 2019, before the pandemic. Thousands sporting “Lederhosen”, or leather trousers — a mainstay of Bavarian culture — flocked to the event that attracts around 6 million visitors each year. Revelers sit at long communal tables to swig beer, eat sausages, pretzel or pork knuckle, and listen to oompah bands. Oktoberfest, taking place Sept. 17-Oct. 3, is happening without any COVID-19 restrictions.


Kate Winslet was reportedly rushed to hospital after suffering a leg injury on set in Croatia. She’s currently filming in the village of Kupari and required medical attention after reportedly slipping on the set of new biopic “Lee”, according to Croatian press. The “Titanic” star, playing the title role of Vogue photographer Elizabeth “Lee” Miller in the upcoming HBO movie – is said to have been taken to a nearby hospital following a 15-minute journey in a black van and arrived at the medical facility wearing black clothes and a face mask. Fortunately, her injuries couldn’t be too severe, as a rep said she’ll be carrying on with shooting “as planned” this week, with the trip to hospital having been described as a measure of “precaution.”

The next “Yellowstone” prequel series, “1923”, has brought in another major star. Robert Patrick, best known for his roles in “Terminator 2: Judgement Day” and “Sons of Anarchy”, will star as a sheriff in the Paramount+ show. 1923 already stars Harrison Ford and Helen Mirren. Patrick was cast as ‘Sheriff William McDowell’, a friend of the Dutton family. The new series focuses on the Dutton generation that survived the difficult first decades of the 20th Century, through the end of World War I and the beginning of prohibition. Production is underway in Montana, and the show will launch in December.

M*A*S*H” celebrated its 50th anniversary on Saturday. Two of the show’s surviving stars, Alan Alda and Mike Farrell, reunited to celebrate the occasion. Alda who is 86, starred in all 256 episodes as ‘Capt. Benjamin Franklin “Hawkeye” Pierce’. 83-year-old Farrell joined in Season 4 as ‘Capt. B.J. Hunnicutt’. Alda tweeted: “Mike Farrell and I today toasting the 50th anniversary of the show that changed our lives – and our brilliant pals who made it what it was. MASH was a great gift to us.” The two stars clinked wine glasses and smiled for the camera. LINK:

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I just read a report that claims women with big butts are more likely to live longer lives.

A study found there are 2.5 million ants for every human on Earth.

A woman visited a man in Louisiana she met online, stole his AR-15, and his Xbox, then left the state.

Adam Sandler is recovering from hip surgery.

Alec Baldwin has listed his 10-Acre historic East Hampton mansion for $29 Million.


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Cats don’t have a collarbone, and therefore can fit through any opening the size of their head.

Scientists have concluded that the chicken came first, not the egg, because the protein which makes egg shells is only produced by hens.

The highest wave ever surfed was as tall as a 10-story building.

To cook an egg, a sidewalk needs to be 158°F (70°C).

A ‘Jiffy’ is actually 1/100th of a second.


Question: 36% of adults say they’ll do THIS in preparation for Halloween. What is it?

Answer: Watch scary movies

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Although he’s just been named Britain’s ruling monarch, Charles III has been living like a king his whole life. King Charles was reportedly nicknamed the “pampered prince” by his staff at Clarence House, where he lived with his wife Queen Consort Camilla from 2003 until taking the throne. Details of his lavish requests were revealed in the 2015 Amazon Prime documentary “Serving the Royals: Inside the Firm.” Paul Burrell, who served as butler, revealed the precise directions staff are given to care for him. Among them: His pajamas are pressed every morning, his shoelaces are pressed flat with an iron, the bathtub must be filled “only half-full” with tepid water and the plug has to be in a certain position. The king even “has his valets squeeze one inch of toothpaste onto his toothbrush every morning.” King Charles also is said to send a van of his possessions to his friends’ country houses ahead of his arrival to unload his “bed, furniture and even pictures” …and reportedly even brings his own toilet seat and Kleenex Velvet toilet paper wherever he goes.

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We don’t recommend you try any of these shady ways of saving a few bucks. They’re nice to think about, though… WE DO NOT RECOMMEND THESE!

If using a self-checkout station, weigh all your fruit as apples.

At university, if you can plug your laptop into a printer, you can print for free!

You can get a free carry-on bag by asking at the airport gift shop for a gift bag.

If you go to a country concert and wear something to suggest you were in the military, you won’t have to pay for a drink all night.

Lying about your kids’ age at an amusement park or buffet can get you a cheaper price.

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Life is hard. After all, it kills you.” - Katharine Hepburn

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By turning discarded chip bags into blankets, a 12-year-old girl in Wales is helping both people in need and the environment. In the last year, Alyssa has collected almost 10,000 chip bags to make 200 blankets. She says it takes about an hour to finish a blanket. How? “Each packet has to be opened out so it’s flat and then washed…Then you take 4 of them, put them under a piece of baking paper, and iron them together…Finally, you sandwich the … packets between 2 sheets of clear plastic, and you use the iron again to seal that in place.” Chip bags aren’t easy to recycle, so Alyssa is happy to have found another use for them while helping others. She and her mom give the blankets — along with gloves, socks, toothpaste, and other essentials — to local organizations that distribute them to the homeless. Alyssa says of the waterproof blankets: “When you put the blanket around your body, the heat reflects back off the silver part of the packet.”

Show Notes for Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Today we visit with Jill Hennessy, best known for her starring roles on LAW & ORDER and CROSSING JORDAN. Jill starred in the special event series SHOTS FIRED, was the lead in the Mike Clattenburg comedy CRAWFORD and was a guest star in the pilot of YELLOWSTONE, with Kevin Costner. Hennessy was a recurring character on the CBS drama MADAM SECRETARY and was featured in several episodes of THE GOOD WIFE.

We will visit about her new show CITY ON A HILL. Corrupt FBI agent Jackie Rohr (Kevin Bacon) is back, looking to exploit Boston's criminal justice system in a desperate attempt to salvage his own career. Unfortunately for Jackie, ADA Decourcy Ward (Aldis Hodge) is onto his adversary’s latest misstep.

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September 28

World Dense Breast Day

National Drink Beer Day

National Good Neighbor Day

National North Carolina Day

National Strawberry Cream Pie Day

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

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It’s a situation every new parent has faced: After falling into a deep, the baby has awakened, and just won’t stop crying. Being held, swaddled, and sung to doesn’t seem to help. Now, it seems scientists in Japan have finally figured out the secret to success. They say a 5-minute walk, followed by cuddling in a chair is the key to getting a crying baby back to sleep. A study determined that holding and carrying a crying baby works better than a simple cuddle, because it causes physiological changes, including slowing the heart rate. This phenomenon, known as the “transport response”, is also seen in dogs and monkeys. Researchers observed that when these animals pick up their infants and start walking, the bodies of their young tend to become docile, and their heart rates slow. The researchers are now developing an app based on their findings, which will alert parents if they need to pick their baby up.

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Ferrari has produced its first SUV – but don’t call it that. The legendary Italian automaker’s first 4-door production vehicle has seats for 4 people and space for plenty of cargo. It also features 4-wheel-drive and a V-12 engine capable of cranking out 715 horsepower. And with the company’s sporting and racing history, Ferrari insists it is not unsophisticated “Sport Utility Vehicle.” The Ferrari Purosangue, which means “pure blood” in Italian, might look like a crossover SUV but the company is calling it a “car”.


Dave Chappelle may have been in more danger than initially suspected when he was assaulted at a May Hollywood Bowl appearance. A roommate of the attacker testified on Friday that Isaiah Lee had used the same replica handgun with a hidden blade to stab him in the abdomen. Roommate Dijon Washington said Lee grew increasingly erratic in the months before Chappelle was attacked. Things escalated on Dec. 2 when Lee stabbed his roommate after a perceived insult. A judge ruled there is sufficient evidence to try Lee for the attempted murder of Washington.

Pat Sajak appears to be ready for his last spin on “Wheel of Fortune”. The 75-year-old said to Entertainment Tonight”: “In most television shows by this time, you would have said, ‘That’s probably enough,’ but this show will not die.” Wheel of Fortune began in 1975, and Sajak came on board in 1981. In his 4-decade tenure, Sajak and co-host Vanna White have become the faces of the game show. Looking ahead, Sajak said, ” We’re getting near the end. It’s been a long [time]. We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years.”

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Pizza Hut has responded to Taco Bell’s Mexican pizza with their new 300-calorie-per-slice Italian pizza!

A study says the average woman spends 5 of the 168 hours a week in a bad mood.

A Florida highway was covered by Coors Light beer cans after a truck overturned.

Taylor Swift has reportedly turned down an offer to perform at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show.

Instagram was down for over an hour last week.


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One of the largest pyramids in the world is a Bass Pro Shop in Memphis, Tennessee.

Lobsters have clear blood.

Bees actually have knees. The expression comes from the fact that they store large build-ups of pollen in hairy baskets on their knees.

Rain contains vitamin B12.

Viruses can get viruses.


Question: If you’re average, you have 3 or these, but you probably only use 2 of them. What are they?

Answer: Email addresses

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A company has announced plans to build a number of $5 billion resorts around the world — shaped like the Moon. Canada-based Moon World Resorts’ plans include a $198 million replica of…well…the moon which would contain facilities ranging from realistic lunar training to luxury apartments. MWR’s founders see it as an opportunity for people to experience space travel without the cost of actually leaving Earth. They plan to license 4 MOON resorts around the world: one in North America, Europe, Middle East-North Africa, and Asia. The multi-leveled MOON structure will contain a lunar surface and colony, as well as 4,000 hotel suites. Those will be above levels containing a theatre, potential casino, health spa, business and convention centre, as well as restaurants and boutiques. It promises to “deliver a dynamic and authentic experience on planet earth; available to all, not merely a few.” They hope to open the first location in 2027.

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Instead of paying by the hour for parking, drop by an auto shop, ask them to rotate your tires, and say you’ll swing by in a few hours.

If you’re hungry between 6-8am, you can pop into a busy hotel and get a free breakfast.

If you break an appliance, and you’re broke, buy an identical one (credit card, of course), swap them out, and return the broken one for a refund.

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Without the help of a football team, several parents, and a few Cub Scouts, Todd Hagan would still be stuck at home — due to a destroyed wooden bridge. Hagan lives in Switzerland County, Indiana, and on Sept. 3, flash flooding caused by heavy rains completely demolished the bridge, his only connection to a main road. When his grandson’s football coach, Ryan Jesop, learned about it, he started calling his players to see if they could help rebuild the bridge. About 30 people showed up the next day. The crew removed and replaced the wooden planks of the 60-foot bridge in less than 3 hours. Hagan, who wrote everyone who helped a thank you card and made a donation to the team, said it was “just amazing” to see so many people come together, adding, “I couldn’t be more thankful.”

Show Notes for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

John & Heidi share funny stories of people doing weird things... plus it's a Tuesday... so we have everyone's favorite segment... TUESDAYS with Charlie!!!BUY THE T-SHIRTS HERE OR HERE

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September 27

National Chocolate Milk Day

National Corned Beef Hash Day

National Crush a Can Day

National Day of Forgiveness

National Scarf Day

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If you’re using the networking site LinkedIn to search for a job, it seems the most effective tactic is to make some brief introductions and form a large network of acquaintance-like relationships on the platform, according to a digital labor study. Job-seekers on LinkedIn who develop “weak ties” with a broad spectrum of people in their industry are more likely to find new work than those who tend to form fewer but closer, lasting relationships. The new study, published by MIT, Harvard and Stanford University academics, shows that weak ties lead to more job applications and access to more opportunities. The findings suggest that a 1973 networking theory called the “strength of weak ties” is still very relevant among today’s algorithm-driven employers. The scientists say that even today, this method leads to more promotions and wage increases, particularly in a world driven by high tech or remote work.

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Because scientists do this type of thing, they’ve come up with a new estimate for the number of ants on Earth. And it comes to…a whopping total of nearly 20 quadrillion. That staggering sum — 20 followed by 15 zeros, or 20,000 trillion — may provide some relief to entomologists concerned a possible mass die off of insects could upend ecosystems. Scientists from the University of Hong Kong concluded that if all the ants were plucked from the ground and put on a scale, they would outweigh all the wild birds and mammals put together. Oh, and for every person, there are about 2.5 million ants.


John Stamos is telling his story. The “Full House” star announced that he has penned a memoir to be released next fall. “If You Would Have Told Me” will chart the 59-year-old’s tale of “a misunderstood heartthrob who has always remained a dorky kid from Orange County, and of his midlife quest to find sobriety and a family of his own,” according to a release. Spanning his career from “General Hospital” to “ER”, roles on Broadway, touring with the Beach Boys, and of course his iconic role as ‘Uncle Jesse’, the book will also highlight his bond with late costar Bob Saget. Stamos says he never planned to write a book, “but after losing Bob, finally becoming a father, and wanting to honor all the colorful people who have made me who I am today, I figured if not now, when?”

Leonardo Di Caprio famously dumps women once they turn 25, but he’s got nothing on Madonna. She may have turned 64 last month, but her face and her boyfriends remain stubbornly young. Since her 2008 divorce from Guy Ritchie (10 years younger) and a brief fling with Alex Rodriguez (17 years younger), the singer/cougar has dated men a minimum of 28 years her junior. Madonna’s latest beau, model Andrew Darnell, is 41 years behind her. At just 23, he falls right between her 25-year-old daughter Lourdes and 21-year-old son Rocco. And that’s no coincidence. A friend was quoted by a tabloid saying: “She likes the idea of a guy being younger than her daughter….Some people may see her as a vampire, feeding off of the young, but, in her mind, she is forever youthful and this helps to prove it.”

Leo DiCaprio has been given the invite to join the cast of “Squid Game”. At a media conference celebrating the Netflix show’s Emmy wins, director Hwang Dong-hyuk revealed that the upcoming season will again be set in Korea, and although “there will be no known Hollywood actor in season 2,” that could change in the future. And if it does, “maybe in season 3”, Dong-hyuk has someone in mind. Quote: “Leonardo DiCaprio did say he’s a big fan of Squid Game. So maybe if time or chances allow, we can ask him to join the games.”

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A report claims that coffee is most effective between 9:30 and 11:30am.

A report claims that drinking more than 4 cups of coffee a day is bad for your health.

Doctors in Ireland removed 55 AA and AAA batteries from a woman’s stomach.

According to a survey, 54% of teenagers feel that life would be better without social media.

The Chief Operating Officer of Beyond Meat was arrested for biting a man’s nose after a football game.


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About 40% of the ants in a colony are “lazy” and spend most of their time just sitting around.

Turtles and honeybees are both deaf.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors.

Ketchup leaves the bottle at a rate of 25 miles per year.

In Japan, Domino’s tested pizza delivery via reindeer in 2016.


Question: According to a survey, fewer than 20% of us use an actual alarm clock to wake up. 3% of people admit to using THIS instead. What is it?

Answer: Their pet

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A new, more efficient and eco-friendly dishwasher has been created by scientists in Germany. They say superheated steam dishwashers will prove more effective than the models available now, which use huge amounts of water and don’t kill all the harmful bacteria on dishes and silverware. The new prototype cleans 99% of bacteria on a plate in just 25 seconds. In a demonstration, a plate sits above a nozzle, from which steam is released. Once the plate reaches a certain temperature, the bacteria are deemed dead. While the new appliances will be more expensive, they would help people save money on water, electricity and detergent in the long run because they are more efficient. The researchers also say they would be ideal for use in restaurants, hotels and hospitals.

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An experiment to determine the best way to turn a doorknob, and another to find out if constipation wreaks havoc on the mating habits of scorpions, were both winners of 2022 Ig Nobel awards. The doorknob study won in the Engineering category, while the constipation study was ground-breaking enough to pick up the Biology prize. Other highlights of the “32nd First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony” — a parody of the prestigious Nobel Prizes

Physics: for not one but 2 pieces of research “trying to understand how ducklings manage to swim in formation.”

Literature: a 7-page study of why legal documents are unnecessarily difficult to understand (it all comes down to poor writing, apparently…)

Peace: an algorithm that helps gossipers decide when to tell the truth and when to lie, shining a light on the “critical role of gossip in maintaining world peace.”

Economics: for using math to explain why success often goes to the luckiest people, not to the most talented.

Safety Engineering: for developing a moose crash-test dummy to see how cars would crumple when colliding with large wildlife.

Applied Cardiology: for a study that showed when new romantic partners meet for the first time, and feel attracted to each other, their heart rates synchronize.

Medicine: for showing that when patients undergo some forms of chemotherapy, they suffer fewer side effects when ice cream replaces one traditional component of the procedure.

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Outdoor equipment retailer Patagonia is going all-in to fight climate change. The private Ventura, California company has announced that founder Yvan Chouinard and family will transfer their entire ownership stake into 2 newly created entities. The biggest share of the company — or 98% of Patagonia’s stock — will now be under the Holdfast Collective, a non-profit which will ensure that the company’s profits, about $100 million per year, will be used to “protect nature and biodiversity, support thriving communities and fight the environmental crisis.” The remaining 2% will fund a trust to create a legal structure so that the company can never deviate from Chouinard’s vision: That a for-profit business can work for the planet.