Show Notes for Tuesday, January 24, 2023

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January 24

Beer Can Appreciation Day

National Compliment Day

National Peanut Butter Day

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A new study warns that more than a billion young people are at risk for hearing loss from wearing headphones and earbuds. The findings, published in the journal BMJ Global Health, say the (loud) use of personal listening devices, as well as going to loud live music gigs is placing the younger generation at risk. Currently, more than 430 million people have disabling hearing loss, and young people are especially vulnerable because of the use of these devices.

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Many people love nothing better than to relax with a nice hot cup of tea, but Australia’s favorite scientist has revealed in a TikTok clip that there are DNA traces of up to 400 insects in every teabag. In the video, Dr. Karl Kruszelnicki says: “This DNA is usually fairly fragile, and can be destroyed by ultraviolet light and can be washed away by the rain…but it can survive if conditions are dark and dry – like the inside of a tea bag.” He also points out that all this means “that tea fields are a hive of biodiversi-tea.” LINK:


Pamela Anderson was “crushed” and “devastated” when she divorced Tommy Lee in 1998. She writes in an excerpt of her upcoming “Love, Pamela” memoir, that the end of her marriage to the Mötley Crüe drummer was “the hardest, lowest, most difficult point of [her] life.” They began their whirlwind relationship in 1995, tying the knot just 4 days later and going on to welcome sons Brandon, now 26, and Dylan, now 25. Anderson calls her romance with Lee “the only time [she] was ever truly in love” in her book, which hits stores Jan. 31.

The future of the “Avatar” franchise might include a fire tribe of Na’vi, but it won’t include Vin Diesel. Despite the “Fast and Furious” star strongly indicating in 2019 that he joined James Cameron’s cast. Franchise producer Jon Landau has confirmed that Diesel isn’t in the “Avatar” sequels after all. Rumors of Diesel’s casting were ignited when the actor posted video with Cameron from the “Avatar” set, saying: “There is one person in Hollywood I’ve always wanted to work with and learn from, and so, all things come, I guess, to those that wait.” Landau now clarifies, saying: “People took that out of context.”

Craig Ferguson, the comic who anchored CBS’ “Late Late Show” for 9 years, plans to make a return to wee-hours programming. Sony Pictures Television aims to launch a new half-hour syndicated late-night talk show led by Ferguson in the fall. “Channel Surf with Craig Ferguson” will review “the shocking, surprising and hilarious moments of the week’s shows,” joined by friends and guest stars. A pilot was shot this month, and Sony is offering the show to potential buyers this week in Los Angeles.

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If your last name is “Zoolander”, you probably don’t want to hear this – but scientists are looking into the theory that your last name could play a role in how well you perform in school — AND your overall success in life. According to a study from the University of Colorado Boulder, people whose last initial is among the beginning letters of the alphabet are more likely to see greater achievements, especially in school. You know what’s coming: Conversely, those who have to wait the longest to raise their hand during roll-call are less likely to do well in school — and on the job. Why? According to a co-author of the study: “If your name is at the end of the alphabet, you’re less likely to be identified by teachers as an outstanding student.” Researchers determined that a 10-letter gap holds a weight of about 10%. That means a student whose last name is “Morris” was about 10% less likely to be viewed in a more positive light by a teacher than a classmate whose last name is “Brown.” Fortunately, the effect, called “alphabetism,” seems to affect people mostly in their younger years, including early adulthood, and fizzle later in life.

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The brain named itself.
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In the 1830s, the ruler of Egypt wanted to disassemble the Giza Pyramids and use them as pre-cut building materials.

In the U.S., prison inmates can’t vote, but they can run for office.


Question: One in three people have admitted that they have experienced this at work

Answer: Having their lunch stolen.

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Beetleburgers” could be on the menu at your local fast-food restaurant someday soon. According to new research. The creepy crawlers’ larvae — better known as mealworms — could act as a meat alternative to alleviate hunger worldwide. The process uses a fraction of the land and water and emits a smaller carbon footprint compared to traditional farming. French biotech company Ynsect is planning a global network of insect farms, including nurseries and slaughterhouses. According to those who know, when mixed with sugar, beetles taste just like real meat, and could also become an alternative to sausage or chicken nuggets.

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You’ve seen the annual list of words “Banished from the English language”. Now, Wayne State University is out with its list of words that we should use more often. Now in its 14th year, Wayne State’s “Word Warriors” program aims to resurrect long-lost — but not completely forgotten — words. Here is the 2023 list:

Bunbury: To create a fictitious scenario that provides an excuse for avoiding unwanted engagements.

Claptrap: Absurd or nonsensical talk or ideas.

Crepuscular: Of, relating to, or resembling twilight.

Gasconade: To boast extravagantly.

Mogshade: The shadow cast by trees.

Overmighty: Domineering, imperious, condescending, assertive. Prone to take advantage of power.

Podsnappery: An attitude toward life marked by complacency and a refusal to recognize unpleasant facts.

Rizzle: To relax and digest after consuming a large meal.

Stravage: To roam or wander aimlessly.

Trice: A brief space of time.

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