Show Notes for Friday, March 03, 2023

Today we visit with Art Ayris. The writer and producer of the movie NO VACANCY. A film based on a true story of a church who bought a motel to help homeless people in their community.

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March 3

National Anthem Day

National Cold Cuts Day

National I Want You to Be Happy Day

National Mulled Wine Day

Soup It Forward Day

Tartar Sauce Day

National Day of Unplugging

National Dress in Blue Day

National Speech and Debate Education Day

National Employee Appreciation Day

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Eating a nutritious diet is essential for maintaining good health. And vegetables are definitely an important part of that equation, as they’re full of vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. But which are the healthiest veggies? Ironically, a recent survey found the vegetables that people like the most are corn and potatoes, not exactly the most nutritious offerings from Mother Nature’s garden! According to nutrition experts, spinach is the healthiest vegetable. One cup (30g) of raw spinach provides vitamins A and K, plus antioxidants, which may help reduce your risk of disease, probably including cancer. Spinach may also benefit heart health by helping reduce blood pressure. If spinach doesn’t work for you, the next 4 healthiest veggies, according to those who know, are, in order: Watercress, Broccoli, Carrots, and Beet Greens.

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There's an entire family in Italy that feels almost no pain. Members of the Marsili family handle injuries remarkably well and that's because they only experience pain for a moment before it fades away. Letizia Marsili told Smithsonian Magazine, "I just thought of it as part of who I was. I was strong, I was resilient. I bounced back." However, when a researcher at the University of Siena, where Letizia works, noticed her unusual tolerance for pain—which is something her mother, sister, and son all share—the two decided to collaborate to see what was going on. They discovered that Letizia experiences "the good pain, the pain that alerts us to danger. Then it disappear[s]. The bad kind of pain, the chronic pain, the ongoing pain that we take painkillers for—she simply [doesn't] feel that."


Steven Spielberg says he’s “mounting a big production” of one of Stanley Kubrick’s lost projects. The large-scale biopic of Napoleon Bonaparte has been in the works for HBO for the last 7 years, and the “E.T.” director now says the project will become a 7-part series. Kubrick originally planned the film after the success of “2001: A Space Odyssey” and did extensive research on the French Revolutionary leader. He had planned to film the movie across Europe, in France, the UK and Romania with around 40,000 soldiers, but the project was abandoned.

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Hugging and or holding hands with the person you love has been proven to reduce stress almost instantly.

The secret to eating less may be all in how you plate it. Chinese scientists believe a hack to reduce food consumption, and thus lose weight, is to spread your food out on the plate. Their study found that cutting food into small pieces and scattering them across a dish can actually trick your brain into thinking you’re eating much more. Study participants were shown multiple photos of a chocolate bar, with the candy split between 9-16 pieces. The participants thought 16 pieces of chocolate was a larger portion than the 9-piece sample, leading the scientists to conclude that “More overall portion size is perceived when the units are separated than gathered.”

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If you unfolded your brain, it would cover an ironing board.

Iceland has a dating app that stops you from hooking up with your cousin.

Snakes sleep with both eyes open.

Porsche’s first car, built in 1898, was electric.

Al Pacino turned down the role of ‘Han Solo’.

Only 12% of those arrested for murder are women.


Question: What do 85% of people cringe at whenever they listen to it?

Answer: The sound of their voice.

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The maker of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream say they’re working on coming up with a way to stop your favorite summer treat from melting before you have a chance to enjoy it. That’s right – the Unilever company says it is reformulating its ice creams in an attempt at making them melt at higher temperatures. But it’s not all for the convenience of those of us who enjoy their products at the beach. It’s part of the brand’s drive to save energy and cut its carbon footprint. No word yet on exactly how they plan to do this, but experts say it probably will involve either adding starch to the mix or cutting its sugar content. The company’s researchers hope they’ll find the perfect formula to retain the taste, firmness, and ‘mouth feel’ of Ben and Jerry’s and Magnum products. If it works out, they believe they can reduce the carbon footprint of its freezers in shops around the world by as much as 30%.

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If you did something “like a boss”, you’d probably just pay someone else to do it.

If you view a bald eagle at the zoo, you are looking at the American symbol of freedom in captivity.

The only time “incorrectly” isn’t spelled incorrectly is when it’s spelled incorrectly.

What if our use of emojis becomes so extensive that we actually circle back to writing in hieroglyphics?

When you say the word “crisp”, it moves from the back of your mouth to the front as you say it.

If you have a PhD, every meeting you go to becomes a doctor’s appointment.

We say “hair” when referring to lots of it, but we say “hairs” when referring to a few.

How far back in history do you have to go before it’s considered archaeology rather than grave robbing?

When a pregnant woman swims, she is a human submarine.

The person who proof-read Hitler’s speeches was literally a grammar Nazi.

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Heinz Wants To Find The Man Who Survived A Month At Sea With Nothing But Ketchup And Buy Him A New Boat.