Show Notes for Tuesday, September 27, 2022

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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.