Show Notes for Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Today we visit with Rick Harrison from Pawn Stars. We'll chat about their NEW SHOW Pawn Stars Do America! The crew hit the road for an adventure on the American highways!

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November 16

National Button Day

International Check Your Wipers Day

National Fast Food Day

National Indiana Day

National Educational Support Professionals Day

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No pressure (and probably no surprise), but researchers have found that first impressions matter big-time in the dating world. Scientists at the University of California-Davis say that first impressions of both compatibility and popularity are very influential in shaping the people we choose to pursue as potential romantic partners. Their study is one of the first of its kind to account for how first impressions of someone’s popularity AND compatibility affect subsequent romantic outcomes. They found that a good first impression is not just a popularity contest, it’s also about compatibility, even as people are first getting to know each other. In a release, the researchers said: “Although it helps to be popular when it comes to getting a second date, having a unique connection with a potential partner can be just as important.”

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There are cat people. And then there are CAT PEOPLE. The average American spends $25,304 on friendly fur-balls during their life, according to a poll of 2,000 cat owners. Based on an average 15-year lifespan for cats, the costs really stack up. Over that period, people spend $764 just replacing or repairing scratched-up furniture. Vet appointments cost $111 on average. And then you need to factor in food ($109 per month) and toys ($108 per year). But despite the expense, and the drama they can sometimes cause with their “unique” personalities, 70% of cat owners say there’s “nothing” they would change about their cat.


Jennifer Aniston is speaking about her fertility struggles and IVF attempts for the first time. In a candid new interview with Allure, she opened up about the painful pregnancy rumors that plagued her for years, revealing that behind the scrutiny was a secret struggle with infertility. Aniston said it was tough living through “all the years and years and years of speculation”, while she “was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it.” Not helping her troubles was her split from husband Brad Pitt in 2005 after 5 years or marriage and the hurtful assumptions that she chose career over kids, which she called “absolute lies”, saying: “God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child.” Now, now at 53, she said she has “zero regrets” on how things worked out.

Jennifer Aniston is sharing her very personal IVF story for the very first time. In a new interview with Allure, she opened up about the painful pregnancy rumors that plagued her for years. She said she was trying to get pregnant, and with “All the years and years and years of speculation… It was really hard.” The “Friends” actress noted she “was going through IVF, drinking Chinese teas, you name it.” Not helping was her split from husband Brad Pitt in 2005 after 5 years or marriage and the hurtful assumptions that she chose career over kids. Quote: “It was absolute lies (that ) I just cared about my career. And God forbid a woman is successful and doesn’t have a child.” But now at 53, she said she has “zero regrets” about how things worked out.

Canada’s Drag Race” is getting a visit from the prime minister. On Tuesday, the trailer dropped for the new season of the reality competition, dubbed “Canada vs. the World”, which features a very surprising appearance by Justin Trudeau. The Canadian PM will appear as a special guest, as 9 queens from across the globe compete for the international crown. On the judging panel: “Canada’s Drag Race” season 1 winner Priyanka, along with guest judges Anjulie, Hollywood Jade, Jeanne Beker, Joe Zee, Sarain Fox, and humorist Gary Janetti. It’ll be the first time a world leader has appeared on the “Drag Race” franchise, though US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared on the latest episode “RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars”. Canada’s Drag Race: Canada vs. the World premieres Nov. 18. LINK:

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Data collected by mobile phones could be used to assess the structural integrity of bridges, says a new study, and the info could be used to detail maintenance requirements. Using the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco as an example, researchers showed that smartphones can capture the same kind of information about bridge vibrations that is picked up by stationary sensors. They found that that crowdsourced monitoring could be a cheap and convenient way to monitor the structural integrity of transportation infrastructure worldwide, and could potentially increase the lifespan of bridges by up to 30%.

If you thought Elon Musk was off his rocker when he was talking about charging $20 a month for a blue check mark, you’ll LOVE this: According to tech newsletter Platformer, the Twitter owner has discussed putting the social media giant behind a paywall, so we’d all have to pay to use it. Here is how it might work: Everyone would have free access to Twitter for a limited amount of time each month, before they’d have to pay more to keep browsing. Discussions about this are apparently in the early stages, so it’s not yet clear how serious Musk is about implementing this idea.

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If you started with $0.01 and doubled your money every day, it would take 27 days to become a millionaire.

Recycling one ton of paper saves 684 gallons of oil, 7,000 gallons of water and 3.3 cubic yards of landfill space.

Saudi Arabia imports camels and sand from Australia.

Black sheep got such a bad rap because their wool is harder to dye than that of white sheep.

By the age of 20, you’ve lost 20% of your sense of smell.


Question: According to a survey, one in 8 drivers on the road is doing THIS RIGHT NOW. What is it?

Answer: Eating

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According to a computer model, a hunched back, claw-like hands, and a second eyelid could be common features of human anatomy in the future. That’s according to a new report that warns overuse of technology could be steering human evolution in a direction that leaves people looking deformed compared to what we consider normal today. The team factored in a wide range of scientific studies and expert opinions examining the physical and mental changes that come from consistent exposure to smartphones, laptops, and television. The results also predict that people could develop “Tech neck” where muscles there grow more to limit damage due to poor posture, and our sedentary lifestyle could result in reduced brain capacity.

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41-year-old ‘Captain America’ actor Chris Evans was named People magazine’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive 2022′ this week. His first reaction was that his “Mom will be so happy”, but he also realizes that he’s likely to be teased by close friends…such as co-stars and previous Sexiest Man Alive winners like Paul Rudd, Ryan Reynolds and Chris Hemsworth. Quote: “Really this will just be a point of bullying. It’s ripe for harassment.” For the record, here is a look at the past 15 winners (plus a bonus):

    2021: Paul Rudd

    2020: Michael B. Jordan

    2019: John Legend

    2018: Idris Elba

    2017: Blake Shelton

    2016: Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

    2015: David Beckham

    2014: Chris Hemsworth

    2013: Adam Levine

    2012: Channing Tatum

    2011: Bradley Cooper

    2010: Ryan Reynolds

    2009: Johnny Depp

    2008: Hugh Jackman

    2007: Matt Damon

BONUS: 1992: Nick Nolte!

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Canadian Breaks Guinness World Record, Plants More Than 23K Trees In 24 Hours