Show Notes for Tuesday, December 06, 2022

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December 6

Miners’ Day

National Gazpacho Day

National Microwave Oven Day

National Pawnbrokers Day

St. Nicholas Day

World Trick Shot Day

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It’s just another example of how our pets are sometimes BETTER than us. A OnePoll survey of 2,000 dog and cat parents looked at the experiences of having younger and senior pets and found that as they get older, pets can get smarter. Our mature animals are better at interacting with other pets or people (72%) and learning new tricks/commands (56%) than when they were younger. While 54% said younger pets are easy to teach, 87% say that you can, in fact, teach an old dog new tricks. Parents of senior pets also reported a stronger emotional connection with their pets than those with younger pets (91% vs. 85%). And those with older pets say they have learned a few things about aging from their pets, too – for example: “age doesn’t determine how fun or sociable you can or cannot be,” take things “in stride one day at a time” and “be patient with younger generations.”

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It turns out that early risers are smarter than those who prefer to stay up late, in spite of the stereotype of the deep-thinking night-owl, staying up until dawn writing brilliant prose, or engrossed in his own brilliant thoughts. Researchers at the University of Ottawa Sleep Research Laboratory found that, contrary to earlier studies, which generally have concluded that it’s the night-owl with all the brain power, it’s the people who are up with the roosters who display higher verbal intelligence. In a series of studies, they found that typically, younger people tend to be “evening types,” while older individuals and those more regularly entrenched in their daily/nightly activities are more often “morning types.” Ironically, morning is usually a critical time for young people, especially those still attending school.


Legendary comedian-actor Jim Carrey has joined Twitter’s celebrity exodus, offering up his love for fans, and an animated video version of his “crazy old lighthouse keeper” painting. In a blurb, Carey wrote that he is leaving Twitter, and the animation is about “standing naked in a storm, summoning the angels and shining his lamp to guide us through a treacherous night.” Carrey joins many other celebrities who have ditched Twitter since Elon Musk’s takeover just over a month ago, including Shonda Rhimes, David Simon, Toni Braxton, Whoopi Goldberg, Gigi Hadid, Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, Jack White, Alex Winter and more. LINK:

Saturday Night Live” is closing out the year with 3 back-to-back episodes. Steve Martin and Martin Short are set to co-host together, with “Elvis” star Austin Butler hosting the final show of 2022. The news comes after “Nope” star Keke Palmer was set as host of the December 3 show, with SZA as musical guest. “Only Murders in the Building” stars Martin and Short will host on December 10, with Brandi Carlile as musical guest. Martin has hosted the show 15 times and has guested 19 times, including 2 appearances this year. Short was a cast member in 1984-85 and has hosted 3 times before.

Top Gun: Maverick,” the biggest box office hit of 2022, is returning to theaters tomorrow. Paramount says the re-release will last through Dec. 15, the day before Disney/20th Century’s “Avatar: The Way of Water” is set to make its theatrical debut — and one week before “Maverick” makes its streaming debut on Paramount+ on Dec. 22. In a release, Paramount said: “Top Gun: Maverick truly epitomizes the magic of the moviegoing experience, and we wanted to provide fans the opportunity to once again enjoy this cinematic spectacle as it was meant to be seen.”

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A Michigan woman wants to remain anonymous after winning over a quarter million dollars in the state lottery.

Someone left a gold coin valued at $1,900 in a Salvation Army donation kettle.

A study found that men who wear red send out a signal that they’re angry and aggressive.

Billions of years from now, Earth will have a 30-hour day.

The fairly recent health trend of “intermittent fasting”, practiced by fit celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Kourtney Kardashian and Gisele Bundchen, might not be such a good idea, after all. According to a new study out of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, intermittent fasting could send you to an early grave. Researchers found that skipping breakfast is associated with a higher risk of dying from cardiovascular disease. Those who skip lunch or dinner increase their risk of death from all causes. Similarly affected were people who ate 3 meals a day, but at least 2 were less than 4.5 hours apart. The scientists determined that missing meals led to people consuming more calories in a shorter period of time, and that overloads the body’s metabolism with glucose – leading to other metabolic issues. Those who ate less than 3 meals a day also tended to have unhealthy habits like smoking or drinking alcohol.

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In the U.S., there’s an official ‘Rock Paper Scissors League’.

In Spanish, the word “esposas” means both “wives” and “handcuffs.”

A “butt” was a Medieval unit of measure for wine.

The year on a bottle of wine refers to when the grapes were picked, not when the wine was bottled.

Dark roasted coffee is weaker than medium roast. Roasting burns off caffeine.

Elvis Presley owned $60,000 worth of prescription sunglasses when he died.


Question: In a survey, 11% of adults said THIS is the worst Christmas gift they ever received. What IS It?

Answer: Decorations

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A man has won the legal right to NOT have “fun” at work. The man, referred to as “Mr. T”, was fired from the Paris consultancy firm Cubik Partners in 2015 for refusing to participate in after-work drinks and team-building activities. The way the company put it, he was let go for “professional incompetence” — namely his refusal to adhere to the company’s “fun” values. The court found that the company’s “fun” values included regular obligatory social events that culminated in “excessive alcoholism encouraged by colleagues who made very large quantities of alcohol available.” The court ruled that Mr T was exercising his “freedom of expression” by refusing to participate in the company’s social activities, and that performing this “fundamental freedom” could not be a reason for his dismissal — and therefore, he had been wrongfully fired.

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A recent AskReddit thread gave answers to the question: “What is the most underrated Christmas gift?” Here are some of the best…

☞ “At work, we were doing the white elephant thing…The plan was to buy goofy, funny things…When I opened mine, it was a 124-pack of toilet paper. Everybody thought it was funny, but I’ve never even come close to receiving a gift as amazing as that.”

☞ “Restaurant gift cards, especially for local, non-chain restaurants. You give them a reason to go eat out with their S.O. It’s thoughtful and usually will bring them a lot of joy.”

☞ “Every year, my grandma would get everyone toilet paper, deodorant, toothpaste, Q-Tips…didn’t realize how great it was until she was gone.”

☞ “Nice sheets or towels. Everybody enjoys them, but no one I know can ever justify spending good money on sheets or towels. I have gifted a bunch, and they are always well received.”

☞ “Premium subscription to something the person already uses the free version of. They’re guaranteed to use it, and it’s something they’ve decided that they weren’t going to splurge on themselves for.”

☞ “One year, when I was pretty broke, someone gave me a nice tote filled with non-perishables. I suddenly had a nice stockpile of stuff like soup, crackers, and cookies, and on top of that, had a tote to store stuff in when I emptied it! It was way more useful to me than a soap set or something…”

☞ “Pet toys. I love when people remember my kitties.”

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