Show Notes for Tuesday, December 20, 2022

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December 20

Go Caroling Day

National Sangria Day

Mudd Day

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America is on the brink of a recession. This Christmas that sounds like bad news for the nation’s 1.5 million nonprofits that rely on charitable donations. But it’s not all gloom as we enter the festive season, according to a new report. A nationwide, online research study reveals the vast majority of donors expect their giving to stay the same or increase this year. While nearly nine out of 10 Americans believe the country will dip into recession or the economy will shrink this year, more than 84% say it won’t affect their charitable giving. As higher energy bills and other rising costs affect the most vulnerable in the coming months, the pressure on local food banks, rescue missions, and nonprofits like The Salvation Army to meet growing needs in local communities will only increase. Americans know it -- and they’re ready to respond, the study indicates. Almost half say they intend to donate to causes that help vulnerable people in their local community. Nearly eight out of 10 identify their local church or place of worship as a top giving priority.

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If you want to live longer, get to know your neighbors. New research out of Rutgers University shows that feeling connected to one’s neighbors appears to promote better health outcomes. Study authors report strong neighborhood connections mitigated the negative impact of living alone on death rates among older adults. The results suggest perceptions of trust and connection within one’s neighborhood may help reduce death risk.


Martin McDonagh’s comedy “The Banshees of Inisherin” leads the 2023 Golden Globes nominations with 8 nods in total. The dark comedy, which stars Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson as friends in 1920s Ireland, is up for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy as well as acting nods for both Farrell (Best Actor) and Gleeson (Best Supporting Actor). It is followed by “Everything Everywhere All at Once” with 6 nominations. On the TV side, ABC’s “Abbott Elementary” leads all contenders with 5 nominations. Mayan Lopez and Selenis Levya, stars of the new NBC comedy “Lopez vs Lopez,” presented the 5 nominees for each of the 27 award categories on Monday. The Golden Globes ceremony will take place on Jan. 10, hosted by Emmy Award-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson is being tipped as the next ‘James Bond’ and has reportedly already filmed a version of the 007 films’ iconic gunshot opening. The “Kick-Ass” actor, who is 32, will reportedly be revealed as the spy franchise’s new star in March, according to The Sun. A film source told the publication: “Aaron has impressed bosses so much that he has filmed one of the franchise’s famous gun barrel teaser scenes, something all the Bond actors do. That move takes him a step closer to signing a deal. The source also claimed filming on the next movie may start in winter 2023. Taylor-Johnson, who also starred in “Bullet Train” is now at 4/5 odds with bookmaker William Hill to be the next 007.

To put it bluntly, don’t be mad at Tom Cruise. Emily Blunt recently shared that co-star Cruise told her to “stop being such a p—y” while filming “Edge of Tomorrow” in 2014. And although she found the memory comical, she is is now clearing the air after her story was “taken literally and absurdly out of context”. In a statement, she said: “It’s ludicrous that it’s being spun as something that offended me. It didn’t. I shared the story as lightheartedly as it was meant by Tom.” Blunt added that she and the “Top Gun” actor have no bad blood, but rather, are close friends, saying: “I absolutely adore Tom, he’s a dear friend and he was a total gem to me. It was said as a joke to make me laugh, which it did in a big way. And it’s still something we laugh about to this day.”

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Manufacturing has begun on the world’s first production solar car. The Dutch company Lightyear is now assembling its first vehicle – ‘Lightyear 0’ – a 4-5 passenger EV that will go down in history as the first electric vehicle that generates a realistic amount of charge via sunlight. Taking advantage of as much body space as possible with 5 curved solar arrays, the Lightyear 0 charges wherever there is daylight, whether it is parked or on the move. Lightyear claims it can travel up to 40 miles (70km) per day from the sun alone, and “with an infinite power source like that on its roof, Lightyear 0 can drive for months without charging.” Non-solar charging can be done by plugging into a regular home socket, which will offer over 185 miles (300km) of range overnight. If solar panels can become greater producers of energy, electric cars would finally sidestep the criticism that electric cars aren’t any better for the environment, since most electricity is generated through fossil fuels. The company plans to produce one of the vehicles per week to start with — priced at around $255,000.

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In the average film, male actors utter 10 times as many profanities as female actors.

The longer a couple dates before marrying, the less likely the marriage is to end in divorce.

Cows get hairballs.

In virtually every language, the word for “mother” begins with the letter ‘m’.

Extreme ironing is an actual sport in which people take ironing boards to remote locations and, yes, iron items of clothing.


Question: 40% of us have done THIS at work when no one was looking. What is it?

Answer: Raise or lower the thermostat

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Several motorists who were speeding through an elementary school zone on the Florida Keys Overseas Highway received an odorous onion as a reminder to slow down from a county sheriff’s deputy dressed as the Grinch. Col. Lou Caputo, of the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office who conjured up the concept more than 20 years ago, was back on the streets this week. Drivers caught traveling 5 mph or less above the school zone’s speed limit were allowed to choose between a traffic citation and an onion presented by the Grinch. Those speeding beyond that were likely to receive a costly ticket. Caputo said he portrays the fictional Christmas-stealing character to give motorists a “gift”, but also to nicely call attention to the need to obey speed limits in school zones.

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Sometimes, you just need to hear stuff like this…

Sir J.M. Barrie, the man who created ‘Peter Pan’, left the rights to the character, used in many adaptations over the years including books, movies and TV, to a children’s hospital in London.

Like humans, Orca grandmothers dote on their grandkids. Once they can no longer breed, they help raise the calves of their children. In fact, they are the only nonhuman species where non-reproducing females help rear grandchildren.

The wholesome image of Fred Rogers was real. The “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood” star was famous for his opening scene where he put on a cardigan from his closet. His zipped cardigans hand-knit gifts from his mother, Nancy McFeely Rogers.

Male puppies will let females win while playing. Even though they have a physical advantage over the ladies, a study showed they will “self-handicap” themselves during a mock fight.

Nervous racehorses are given a companion animal to help calm them. When stressed before a race (usually because their jockey is too), some trainers supply them with companion goats. The sociable goats are happy to be around the horses, and for the horses, the playful goats take their mind off the upcoming race.

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A Netherlands town was built specifically for Alzheimer’s patients. Hogeway, near Amsterdam, is like a nursing home, except it was built to resemble a small village, complete with a town square, theater, garden, and post office. Its 152 inhabitants are monitored at all times, while caretakers are dressed in street clothes. Staff pretend to hold normal jobs like grocery store clerks and mail delivery persons.