Today we visit with Best-selling author Valentine Low about his new book “Courtiers: Intrigue, Ambition, and the Power Players Behind the House of Windsor”... The gripping account of how the Royal family really operates, from the journalist who has spent years studying them. Who really runs the show and, as Charles III begins his reign, what will happen next?
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National Create A Vacuum Day
National Hemp Day
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If you’re starting to think about your kids’ birthday parties this year, here’s an idea of what you can expect: According to a poll of parents, the average child’s birthday party involves 16 guests, 9 presents and lasts 3 hours. The survey of parents with kids ages 3-12, found that 67% of birthday boys and girls expect to enjoy their favorite foods, 56% plan to have clowns or costumed characters at their party, 44% look forward to inflatable playsets, and 43% — laser tag. As for party themes, unicorns are the most-popular, followed by a video-game theme.
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Billionaire Bill Gates has announced an investment in Australian start-up Rumin8, which is developing a seaweed-based feed to reduce the methane emissions cows produce through their burps and, to a lesser extent, when they pass wind. Methane is a potent greenhouse gas, with 84 times more global warming potential than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Nearly one-third of global methane emissions come from livestock — most of that from cows.
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Sarah Michelle Gellar is set to receive the Icon Award at this year’s SCAD TVFest. The Emmy award-winner, who graced TV screens for years as our favorite vampire slayer, will be honored in Atlanta during the festival, which runs Feb. 9-11. In addition, SCAD will also screen an episode of the new Paramount+ series “Wolf Pack,” which stars Gellar. She also executive produces the series.
Amazon Studios has tapped Phoebe Waller-Bridge to write a TV series as part of a potential “Tomb Raider” universe that would span television, film and games. Reportedly, the TV series is in the works from Waller-Bridge, who was a writer on “No Time To Die” and “Solo: A Star Wars Story”. She is also the creator of “Fleabag” and “Killing Eve”.
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You know the famous “side-eye” meme? When Dieunerst Collin 9 years old, he in line at a Popeyes in New Jersey, when a stranger pulled out their phone to record Collin and compare him to a boy who was internet-famous at the time for his dance moves. Collin gave the man filming a side glare that was posted to Vine, where it went viral and ultimately became a famous GIF. Well, the kid is now 18, and a freshman football player at Lake Erie College in Painesville OH – and he’s embracing his claim to fame. He has signed with Popeyes restaurants for a sponsorship that will use his name, image and likeness on billboards and other ads. He says that initially, his family wasn’t too happy with his social media fame, but now that it’s turned into an opportunity — they’re not so mad about it. The partnership came about after a social media campaign by Collin and his fans. Although a few other chicken chains expressed interest, Popeyes sent Collin a private message within a few hours and had someone present him with an offer. LINKS: https://tinyurl.com/29c928wj https://tinyurl.com/3n3s4z55
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✓ For the “tallest waffle stack” record, Guinness maintains a 40-page document to define what a ‘waffle’ is.
✓ A lot of that weird creepy music in horror movies is performed on one unique instrument called a ‘waterphone’.
✓ According to a 2014 study, the melting properties of mozzarella make it the best cheese for topping pizza.
✓ If you keep a goldfish in a dark room, it will become pale.
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A Winnipeg MB school division has classified the sport of curling as a “high risk” activity. École Tuxedo Park students were invited to participate in 3 learn-to-curl sessions, but first, parents were asked to sign and submit permission slips. In doing so, they were expected to acknowledge that accidents can happen and the school division provides no insurance coverage for ambulance costs or other incidental medical expenses. The document reads, in part: “I understand that curling is considered a high-risk activity by Pembina Trails School Division.” Participants were also encouraged to wear approved helmets. Thomas Rempel-Ong, a parent of one of the prospective curlers, said he couldn’t help but laugh when he read the division’s classification of the non-contact sport: “How did we get to this point where, in a sense, we’re telling parents that letting your kid on the ice is a high-risk activity? This is Canada.”
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THINGS YOU CAN SAY TO BOTH YOUR TODDLER AND YOUR DRUNKEN FRIEND:
• You can’t nap here. You need to go to your bed.
• We never touch our private parts in public.
• Chew with your mouth closed.
• Keep your fingers out of your nose.
• I am not playing that song again. We have heard it 15 times. Put on your pants.
• I know, couch is a funny word.
• We need to use our “inside” voice.
• Don’t point, it’s rude.
• Yes, those are boobies, but we don’t touch those.
• Please go back and wash your hands.
• Do you really think whining will get you what you want?
• I don’t have any more money. Please stop asking.
• I am not going to ask you to sit down again. SIT DOWN.
• Why are you holding yourself? Do you need to pee?
• I told you to sit here. Why did you leave? You need to tell me when you’re going somewhere.
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Ryan Reynolds has given an under-12s football team in the UK a huge boost by tackling the bill for their new uniforms. He became the co-owner of National League side Wrexham A.F.C. in Wales in 2020. Kayleigh Barton, chair for Wrexham’s kids’ team, set up a fundraising page to raise £480 for new uniforms, and was surprised when she received an email saying that someone named Ryan had donated £1600. Barton’s first thought: “Who’s Ryan?’ She says when she “logged in and it said Ryan Reynolds, and I just said ‘oh my God’, I started shaking I just couldn’t believe it.”