Show Notes for Friday, April 21, 2023

Today we visit with Lance Bass (NSYNC) You know Lance Bass as a boy-band sensation, but did you known he also trained to be an astronaut in Russia? His new docuseries “The Last Soviet” is an amazing true story. It’s a thriller about the last Soviet cosmonaut stuck in orbit as his country and a way of life disintegrates beneath him. With only one trusted source on earth to explain these unprecedented events, Sergei Krikalev relies on a ham radio operator from Australia, who has managed to tap into the Mir Space Stations frequency.

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April 21

National Rendering Day

National Clean Out Your Medicine Cabinet Day

National Yellow Bat Day

National Chocolate-covered Cashews Day

National Kindergarten Day

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Parents and kids disagree on the right age to become financially independent. A new report from found that while young adults said 21 is a good age to start paying some of their own expenses, older generations are more likely to think that their kids should be completely financially independent by then. Meanwhile, 68% of parents said they are sacrificing their own financial well-being to help support their grown children. A separate report found that parents are spending more than $1,400 a month, on average, helping their adult children make ends meet.

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As little as five minutes of exercise could help smokers quit, says a study. Research found that moderate exercise, such as walking, significantly reduced the intensity of smokers’ nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

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Rollins’ is back. After surprising “Law & Order: SVO” fans last year by exiting the crime drama after 12 seasons, Kelli Giddish will reprise her role as ‘Detective Amanda Rollins’ for the show’s upcoming season 24 finale. NBC says Giddish’s character will be pregnant when she returns. She’ll also reportedly appear on a forthcoming episode of “Law & Order: Organized Crime”.

HBO has given a series order to another “Game of Thrones” spinoff named “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms: The Hedge Knight”. The new series is officially in the works after years of development. Author George R.R. Martin will executive-produce with Ira Parker, along with Ryan Condal and Vince Gerardis of “House of the Dragon”. No word on when it will go into production. House of the Dragon Season 2 is filming now and is expected in the fall of 2024.

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A woman has pleaded not-guilty to zipping her boyfriend into a suitcase, where he suffocated to death, during a game of hide and seek.

People who feel an urge to correct other people’s grammar are actually suffering from a form of OCD called Grammar Pedantry Syndrome.

Ever suffered from an epistaxis? You probably have — that’s the medical name for a nosebleed. And while nosebleeds are usually more annoying than painful, you want to stop them as soon as possible so you don’t, you know, bleed all over the place. Here’s what a doctor from Harvard Medical School suggests.

Start by tilting your head forward so you stop blood from flowing down your throat.

Place your thumb and index finger on either side of the bridge of your nose.

Slide them down to the “drop off” where the bone gives way to cartilage, and pinch.

Hold with a little pressure until the bleeding stops. You may have to adjust where your fingers are until you find it.

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Each year 16,000 people are injured by escalators.

Four Batmobiles were built for The Batman

In a survey, people in Sweden, Japan, and Canada were more likely than Americans to know the population of the U.S.

• “Almost” is the longest word in English with all the letters in alphabetical order.

An automobile airbag fills in about 1/20 of a second.


Question: 80% of the time you eat this food, you are away from home and eating out?

Answer: French fries

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Meat manufacturer Oscar Meyer has announced its “Wienermobile” is being transformed into a Las Vegas wedding chapel this weekend. The legendary hot dog-shaped vehicle will be parked outside the Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas tomorrow and Sunday for the “Wienermobile of Love” event. Couples who signed up for a time slot will be treated to an all-expenses-paid wedding ceremony outside the Wienermobile, led by Oscar Meyer employees, known as “Hotdoggers.” Each ceremony will feature performances by a wiener whistle quartet and serve up a “wonderfully odd wiener cake,” according to the company.

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Preply”, an online language learning platform — has developed the Community Spirit Index, a ranking of 53 cities worldwide, based on their friendliness to non-natives, including factors such as ‘friendly staff’, ‘visitor return rate’, ‘happiness’, and more. Here is the top 10…

1. Toronto, Canada

2. Sydney, Australia

3. Edinburgh, UK

4. Manchester, UK

5. New York, US

6. Montreal, Canada

7. Melbourne, Australia

8. San Francisco, US

9. Dublin, Ireland

10. Copenhagen, Denmark

Other countries in the top-20: Amsterdam, Netherlands (11), Auckland, New Zealand (12), Singapore (16). LINK (including “unfriendliest cities”):

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If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There’s no point in being a damn fool about it. - W. C. Fields

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Police Arrived To Pull A Jeep Out Of A Lake. They Found A Missing Woman Inside, Alive