Show Notes for Saturday, December 31, 2022 & Sunday, January 01, 2023

Today we are going to visit with author Mary Beth Albright about her new book “Eat & Flourish: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being” A lively and evidence-based argument that a whole food diet is essential for good mental health. AVAILABLE NOW:

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December 31

Leap Second Time Adjustment Day

Make Up Your Mind Day

National Champagne Day

New Years Eve

Universal Hour of Peace

January 1

National Bloody Mary Day

National Hangover Day

New Years Day

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Home insurance group, Hippo, is out with its 2022 Hippo Housepower Report, a national survey of over 1,000 U.S. homeowners. 78% of respondents have had regrets about purchasing their homes within the last 12 months. The experts at Hippo offer insights on the right tools for homeowners to feel the Housepower, confidence and control to tackle anything homeownership brings.

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A baby is born in the United States every 8 seconds. Worldwide, 3 babies are born every second. More babies are born on a Tuesday than any other day – except if Tuesday falls on Christmas day because fewer babies are born on Christmas day making a Christmas birthday a very special birthday indeed. Usually, on average about 220 000 babies are born each day but on Christmas day only about 172 000 babies are born. But the Christmas holiday is special for another reason: most babies are born in August and September meaning that more babies are conceived during Christmas season than any time.


Amazon Studios has confirmed it has secured global rights to the “Warhammer 40,000” game for “Man of Steel” Henry Cavill to star in and executive produce the franchise. The agreement encompasses rights to the universe across TV series, film and likely games and animation. Warhammer 40,000 is a miniature wargame produced by Games Workshop in which players enact battles using miniature models of warriors and fighting vehicles. It is set in the distant future, where a stagnant human civilization is threatened by hostile aliens and supernatural creatures. Cavill just exited his DC role as ‘Superman’ and left his starring role in Netflix’s “The Witcher” after 3 seasons.

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To some, there’s no greater inconvenience than a flight cancellation. But rather than sulk about their sudden change of plans, an enterprising group of passengers whose trip from Orlando FL to Knoxville, TN was shelved, instead decided to rent a van together and hit the road. 13 of them made the 650-mile (1050km) trip together, sharing stories and documenting their journey on TikTok. The passengers spanned ages and backgrounds: One was a teen visiting a college with her parents, another with a critical appointment in a custody case; a minister, a farmer who only spoke Spanish; an influencer, and a recent college grad. Although more than a few bathroom stops added to the trip’s 9½ hours of driving time, they all made it to their destination safe and sound. And as one passenger said, noting that everyone got along brilliantly: “I feel like this situation for me specifically…restored my trust and humanity…There’s definitely hope for people…they can be good.” LINK:

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Your brain uses only about one-tenth of a calorie per minute.

Mushroom clouds can be created by any huge explosion.

One trait of intelligent people is being easily annoyed by others, but saying nothing in order to avoid a meaningless argument.

Like humans, ants spend only about a fifth of their day working.

The average North American lives 13 years longer than the average celebrity.


Question: 7% of people say they have done THIS in the bathroom. What is it?

Answer: Drink a beer!

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In Toulon, France an 88 year-old showed up at the hospital and reported that he had inserted an object up his rectum and couldn’t remove it. No problem, let’s take you into x-ray and take a look. Hold on…that looks like…an artillery shell?! Not taking any chances the hospital was evacuated and incoming patients diverted until the situation could be further assessed. The man told them it was indeed a World War I artillery shell, eight inches long and two inches wide, that he had inserted up his backside for “sexual pleasure.” The man was taken into surgery where the shell was removed without incident. Shell-shocked doctors and bomb disposal experts said that, while it was possible, it was unlikely the shell would have exploded inside the man.

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Do you have anything to do if you work at a ‘Duty-Free Shop’?

Do we now call them ‘wetlands’ because no one would give environmentalists money to save a ‘swamp’?

If you go to the ‘Missing Persons Bureau’, is there anyone there?

If a bouncer gets drunk, who throws him out?

What exactly is ‘midair’? Is there some other part of air besides the ‘mid’ part?

If you get cheated by the ‘Better Business Bureau’, who do you complain to?

When will all the rhetorical questions end?

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Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes. - Bob Thaves

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All 10 People Feared Missing In Austria Avalanche Found Alive

Show Notes for Friday, December 30, 2022

Today we visit with Emayatzy Corinealdi. She has been involved in many amazing projects like the HBO comedy series Ballers opposite Dwayne Johnson and the CBS series The Red Line opposite Noah Wylie. Corinealdi was previously best known for her breakout performance in the critically acclaimed Sundance feature Middle of Nowhere from director Ava DuVernay. She also starred as the female lead opposite Don Cheadle in the Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead as well as Karyn Kusama's psychological thriller The Invitation. Her television roles included the Emmy-nominated History Channel adaptation of Alex Haley’s mini-series Roots, as well as the Amazon original series Hand of God opposite Ron Perlman. We'll visit about her latest program “Reasonable Doubt”, now available for streaming on Hulu.

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December 30

Bacon Day

Falling Needles Family Fest Day

National Bicarbonate of Soda Day

No Interruptions Day

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Every little bit of physical activity helps when it comes to avoiding severe COVID-19. Those who were more physically active before being diagnosed with COVID-19 — even those with chronic illness — had a lower risk of severe outcomes, according to a large-scale study presented in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. People “who were consistently inactive were 191% more likely to be hospitalized and 391% more likely to die than those who were consistently active”, no matter their age or ethnicity, the researchers said. According to lead author Deborah Young, we “need to view physical activity as a pandemic-mitigation strategy”.

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If you want a delicious and sustainable dinner, consider swapping your red meat with Spirulina. Research from Israel suggests a daily diet that includes the blue-green algae can boost your health and slow down climate change. Spirulina algae is considered a superfood for its rich protein, iron, and essential fatty acid content. Compared to beef, spirulina is a far superior healthy food choice and would serve as a sustainable meat substitute. The stuff is cultivated in Iceland, which study authors say could be the site for future mass production.


The 1989 rom-com “When Harry Met Sally” is one of 25 films chosen this year to enter the National Film Registry, a list that ranges from Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” to a 1898 silent documentary, long thought lost, about the Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans. Also chosen this year for preservation: Marvel’s “Iron Man,” John Waters’ “Hairspray,” Brian de Palma’s “Carrie” and the 1950 “Cyrano de Bergerac” starring Jose Ferrer, whose performance made him the first Hispanic actor to win a best actor Oscar. The registry is housed at the Library of Congress, which selects movies for preservation based on their cultural and historic importance.

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Whether from stress, cold weather or simply falling out of good habits in terms of eating, sleeping and drinking, heart attack rates spike as much as 40% between Christmas and New Year’s, according to cardiologist Dr. Donald Lloyd Jones, chair of preventive medicine at Chicago’s Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He said that looking at heart attack rates, we see “fairly constant rates week by week with two exceptions: One is that there’s a broad, shallow dip in summer months and, two, there is a…spike of about 30-40% in the last couple weeks of the year.” Lloyd-Jones feels that in addition to things like excessive food and alcohol and cold temperatures, the spike could also be a result of the stresses of traveling, and of preparing for the holiday season, as well as the exertion of doing things like shoveling snow.

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Just one in 3 consumers pays off his or her credit card bill every month.

Greenland hosts the World Ice Golf Championships. Hazards include ice floes (and frostbite).

Las Vegas is NOT the largest gambling centre in the world. Macau surpassed it in gambling revenues in 2006.

Ancient Greek and Roman statues were actually brilliantly colored, not bare marble or stone

In the middle-ages, dead bodies were often used as ammunition in catapults.

Frogs cannot swallow without blinking.


Question: People who have more than 100 of THESE live 6-to-7 years longer on average than those with none or just a few.

Answer: Moles.

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Life moves pretty fast — but this car does not. An iconic prop Ferrari from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” sold for a cool $337,500 on Saturday — even though it doesn’t actually drive. The replica Ferrari 250 GT California was used in the scene where ‘Cameron Frye’ (played by Alan Ruck) accidentally causes his dad’s prized ride to crash through the garage window to the woods below. Since a genuine California Spyder Ferrari is one of the most sought-after classic cars, producers chose to have 3 highly detailed copies made for the 1986 flick. The prop car was rebuilt as a display piece after production ended.

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2023’s Best and Worst Cities for Pastry Lovers

Check out the 10 best (and 10 worst) cities for pastry lovers below, followed by key insights from our report. (See where your city ranks.)

Best Cities for Pastry Lovers

Rank City

1 San Francisco, CA

2 New York, NY

3 Chicago, IL

4 Seattle, WA

5 Los Angeles, CA

6 Portland, OR

7 Minneapolis, MN

8 Miami, FL

9 Philadelphia, PA

10 Charleston, SC

Worst Cities for Pastry Lovers

Rank City

1 Kansas City, KS

2 Palmdale, CA

3 Pomona, CA

4 Olathe, KS

5 Jackson, MS

6 Rockford, IL

7 North Las Vegas, NV

8 Brownsville, TX

9 Denton, TX

10 Clarksville, TN

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Trouble knocked at the door, but, hearing laughter, hurried away. - Benjamin Franklin

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NY Couple Opens Home To 10 Korean Tourists Stuck In Blizzard

Show Notes for Thursday, December 29, 2022


Dear John,

We invited friends over for New Years Eve, but my wife and I are now splitting up. Do we still host the party? Do we both host the party or just one of us? We were married for three years. We don't have children and we are actually still going to live together for a few more months. My wife is moving to take a job in a different city and I was not invited. She said she knows that my current company takes very good care of me and she wants whats best for me, but this was an opportunity of a lifetime for her and her career, so she's going to move. I'm going to try to stay married. I think we can do this for a bit. Who knows what tomorrow brings. Maybe I'll find a job there too and move. As for now, I think it would be awkward to cancel the party at the last minute. We are still getting along fine, it's just awkward. What do you think?

Thank you,

Sad Hubby

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December 29

National Pepper Pot Day

Tick Tock Day

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If your child is throwing a temper tantrum, it turns out that giving them a smart phone to play with might not be the best thing to do. A study published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests frequently using smartphones or other forms of “screen time” to calm a child during difficult moments may lead to emotional “regulation issues” – or bratty behavior — down the road. The study analyzed how frequently 422 parents used devices to pacify their children aged 3-5, and how it affected their behavior over a 6-month period. The lead author said that using devices to quiet difficult emotions is a lost opportunity for the child to learn how to cope with them, and could encourage them to misbehave to get what they want. A better idea might be to teach kids how to respond to a situation like this by taking them somewhere quiet to process their behavior and thoughts, and remind them: “You’re not being bad for having big emotions, you just need to reset. We all need to reset sometimes.”

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Scientists have created a gel made of human cells that they say can stop bullets, and other supersonic objects. Researchers at the University of Kent say it could ensure the safety of military and police personnel, and could also be used to guard airplanes and spacecraft against flying debris. The protective biogel contains a protein found in human cells. Known as ‘talin’, it “reforms” in response to external forces. The science is waaay to complicated for me to understand, so we’ll skip that part, but I do know that in tests, shrapnel fired at supersonic speeds of a mile a second (twice as fast as firearm bullets), the gel stopped it in its tracks. The breakthrough opens the door to a whole new generation bulletproof armor.


The Film Academy has unveiled its 15-track shortlist for the Best Original Song Oscar in 2023. First-time entrants to the overall Oscars field include chart-toppers Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Taylor Swift, for their respective musical contributions to the films “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, “Selena Gomez: My Mind & Me” and “Where the Crawdads Sing”. Also on the list are Diane Warren, a 13-time Oscar nominee, Lady Gaga, for ‘Hold My Hand’ from “Top Gun: Maverick”, and The Weeknd, who performs the theme song from “Avatar: The Way of Water”.

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Condiment producer Hellmann’s has teamed up with hospitality experience company Muddling Memories to create the most controversial cocktail of the holiday season… “Mayo-Nog”. Eggnog already sparks passionate debate among cocktail fans, with some hailing at is Christmas in a glass and others wondering why anyone would consider it drinkable. As far as Mayo-Nog goes, eggs are replaced by Hellmann’s mayo, and a concoction of other ingredients, including maple syrup, are thrown into a blender with ice until smooth, and garnished with a dusting of cinnamon. You can taste the creative creation at New York restaurant Amy Fontaine’s ($16), but Hellmann’s has also provided a recipe to mix it up at home. LINK:

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Diet Pepsi was originally called “Patio Diet Cola”.

90% of all restaurants fail during their first year of operation.

The yo-yo was originally a weapon used in the Philippine jungle.

The oldest pig in the world lived to the age of 68.

If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance you’re a woman.

White-faced capuchin monkeys greet each other by sticking their fingers up each others’ noses.


Question: When asked to describe their perfect Christmas morning, nearly 60% of kids said it included THIS. What is it?

Answer: Pancakes

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A man accused of plotting to steal discarded laptops from a Manitoba dump called police on himself — because he got cold waiting for his getaway driver. Friends dropped the man off at the Brandon Landfill with a plan to break in and steal laptop computers from the electronics pile, Brandon police said. But the plan went into the dumper when his friends failed to come back to pick him up. They say the man broke into the recycling depot office and called police to turn himself in, because “he was getting cold.” The 39-year-old was charged with break and enter.

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Childhood Lottery Dream Home Achieved from Zillow Gone Wild

  1. You never know what’s going on inside a home, part 240923, Fort Worth edition. This home is what every kid dreams of having if they are rich when they are older. $745,000. Fort Worth, TX. 4 bed, 5 ba. 7,159 sq ft.

  1. Don't worry about going hungry when you have 78 acres of oyster beds on your private island. Question: Does Amazon deliver here? They better! Currently under contract at $3,750,000. Branford, CT. 4 bd, 2 ba. 2,308 sqft.

  1. How funny would it be to dream that you didn't study for a test, only to wake up and discover that you're at school! Well your house that used to be a school. This converted school house in Latah, WA is listed at $699,000 with 5 bd, 6ba and 15,880 sqft.

  1. Every home needs one thing and that’s a urinal in the kitchen. Surprise though because this one has two! Currently listed for $165,000 in Ferndale, MI. 3 bd, 1 ba. 972 sq ft.

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I did not climb to the top of the food chain to eat carrots. - Ron White

DeBeers should change it’s motto to ‘Diamonds – that’ll shut her up… for a minute!’ - Ron White

I wouldn’t camp out for five days if I was… camping. - Ron White
(when talking about someone who spent 5 days in line to buy tickets)

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Hundreds Of Pizzas Delivered To The Homeless In Warming Centers Across Vancouver

Show Notes for Wednesday, December 28, 2022

Today we visit with Lt. Joe Kenda about his latest program “Homicide Hunter: Devil in the Mountains” which premiered recently on Investigation Discovery, and is available to stream now on Discovery+.


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December 28

Holy Innocents Day

National Card Playing Day

National Chocolate Candy Day

National Short Film Day

Pledge of Allegiance Day

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If you’re going to a New Year’s Eve party this year, be sure to head for home by 1am. A new survey looked at 2,000 adults’ plans for the special night and found 52% of respondents agree that the appropriate time to leave is within an hour of the ball dropping to ring in the New Year. Those who usually host typically invite about 19 guests, although this year, 71% of regular hosts said they plan to invite more people than usual. The survey, by OnePoll, also found that when it comes to being a good guest at a New Year’s Eve bash, you should bring a bottle of wine or alcohol (58%) or a dessert (48%) for the host to put out.

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Awkward news for those countries and municipalities that have made strides toward banning the use of single-use shopping bags: According to an eye-popping estimate by the Denmark Ministry of the Environment, a cotton bag needs to be used at least 7,100 times to make it a truly environmentally friendly alternative to a conventional plastic bag. The answer to what’s the greenest replacement for a single-use plastic bag isn’t straightforward, but the bottom line is this: Reuse whatever bags you already have, as many times as you can.


Avatar: The Way of Water” has marked a major milestone at the box office. The sci-fi epic has surpassed $550 million in global ticket sales, however, the $350 million-budgeted film sequel still has ways to go in order to start making a profit during its theatrical run. In just the first 5 days after its release, “Avatar 2” became one of this year’s 8 films to cross the half-billion mark worldwide. So far, the film has remained steady at the box office. On Tuesday, action-adventure flick added a solid $40.5 million internationally, and it seems on track to hit $1 billion by the New Year, according to industry experts.

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According to the American Research Group, the average American mall-goer is spending around $1000 dollars on Christmas.

Man, you can definitely tell we’re into the thick of the holiday season.

Report: About 40% of us will spend Christmas with extended family.

Sex has topped a list of what made people the happiest in 2022.

Researchers are suggesting that having sex is actually very good for your health.

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Not getting enough sleep and being hungry are the two biggest reasons for being angry.

Statistics show that people with high, medium and low-income groups spend about the same amount on Christmas gifts.

Per calorie, broccoli has more protein than beef.

Pound for pound, hamburgers cost more than new cars.

No one knows who named Earth.

The human brain named itself.


Question: A surprising 68% of millennials don’t own THIS common item. What is it?

Answer: A toaster

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Everyone has heard those stories about the number of disgusting germs and bacteria found on our smartphones. For example, The University of Arizona found there are 12 times more bacteria on a cell phone than on an average toilet seat. That’s one reason this is so awesome: Twitter user @shao1555 shared a video from a McDonald’s in Japan that has a phone sanitizing station right next to the restroom sink. In the video, shao1555 can be seen placing their phone into a slot labeled “Smart phone.” The phone is automatically taken down into the sanitizing machine, where a lid closes and UV lights come on. After a moment, the sanitized phone is then sent back up for the owner to retrieve. The sink phone sanitizer is called the “Wosh”, and its manufacturer “Wota” says it can sanitize a phone in about 30 seconds, removing about 99.9% of bacteria. LINK:

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Q-Tips: Let’s just get this one right out of the way…THEY DON’T GO IN THE EAR!

Pop-Tarts: The correct serving size is one pastry, but they were originally packaged in twos to save money…and it caught on.

Axe body spray: The directions say to spray on the wrist and/or neck.

Trampolines: They come with a warning that “No more than one individual should jump at one time.”

Vicks VapoRub: The instructions say not to put it directly in the nostril.

Antiperspirant: It works better if it’s applied at night. This is because it can then be absorbed by your skin, allowing the aluminum salts to clog your pores/sweat glands.

WD-40: Believe it or not, it’s not a lubricant. Spraying it on things like hinges can attract dust, making the situation worse in the long term.

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It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the dog’s owner – and the distance you are from your car. - Demetri Martin

I think it’s interesting that cologne rhymes with alone.” – Demetri Martin

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