Show Notes for Monday, April 17, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Amy Acker, best known for the supernatural drama series Angel, the action drama series Alias, and on the science-fiction drama series Person of Interest. Plus many movies like "The Cabin in the Woods", "Catch Me If You Can." and "Let's Kill Ward's Wife". Acker now stars as Tory, a woman who instantly dislikes the fresh-faced, eager young nanny hired by her handsome brother-in-law Matthew on Freeform's "The Watchful Eye."

The Watchful Eye is on Mondays at 10pm ET/PT on Freeform.

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April 17

National Crawfish Day

National Cheeseball Day

National Haiku Poetry Day

National Ellis Island Family History Day

International Bat Appreciation Day

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Popcorn’s reputation as a snack food that’s actually good for your health popped up a few notches when scientists reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables. Joe Vinson, PhD, professor of chemistry at the University of Scranton, explained that the polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn, which averages only about 4 percent water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90 percent water that makes up many fruits and vegetables. In another surprising finding, the researchers discovered that the hulls of the popcorn — the part that everyone hates for its tendency to get caught in the teeth — actually has the highest concentration of polyphenols and fiber.

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If you’re a single woman thinking about cutting your hair really short, think again. A university study (in Hungary) found men overwhelmingly prefer long hair to short hair. Researchers think this may have something to do with the idea that long hair means good genes since it take years to grow healthy, long hair.

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Jack Black has some ideas for future ‘Mario’ movies. After “The Super Mario Bros. Movie’s” record-breaking opening at the box office over the weekend, Black has nominated “The Last of Us” star Pedro Pascal to take over as the villain in a potential sequel, following Black’s turn as the voice of ‘Bowser’. In an interview, he explained that “it’s not a given” that Bowser will be back for a future installment. Black also appeared to be open to having Bowser switch over to the good side and team up with Mario to take on another villain, like ‘Wario’.

Amanda Bynes has been released from a mental hospital more than 3 weeks after being admitted for treatment. She was released this week from the facility in Southern California after both Bynes and the medical staff determined she was ready to get back to her day-to-day life. She’ll start outpatient treatment to make sure she stays on the right path, working with doctors and specialists for the help she needs moving forward. Last month, Bynes was spotted naked and roaming the streets of downtown Los Angeles in the early morning.

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The average adult now has 90 online accounts. One in four people use a single password for most of their accounts.

A survey reveals 35 percent of people watching TV yell at it. Most of these people are sports fans.


A recent survey revealed that the average person walks 900 miles per year.

Another revealed that the average person consumes 20 gallons of beer per year.

Conclusion: The average person gets 45 miles per gallon.

If you want to save money, a good way to start is by not buying food you won’t eat. It sounds like a no-brainer, but in the U.S. the average family of four spends between $500 to $2,000 per year on food that gets thrown away. Vegetables are the worst culprit, making up 25 percent of avoidable waste. In all, 33 million tons of food ends up in U.S. landfills and incinerators each year. How does a family stop wasting up to $2,000 per year? Researchers found if shoppers don’t bring along a thoughtful list to the grocery store, many will overestimate how much they actually need to buy.

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Victorian families often kept hedgehogs in kitchens as a form of pest control, because they eat insects.

Only two mammals like spicy food: humans and the tree shrew.

When taking a warm shower, people experience increased dopamine flow, which leads to more creativity.

Before taking up painting, Bob Ross was a military drill sergeant.


Question: One out of 8 adults don’t know how to do THIS. What is it?

Answer: Ride a bike

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A guy in Romania wanted to see how many people would turn up at his funeral, so he faked his own death. Turns out not so many people showed up. The 45-year-old man was pretty upset when only his elderly mom turned up for the burial.

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The Guardian published 100 Ways to Improve your Life Without Really Trying.

Send a voice note instead of a text; they sound like personal mini podcasts.

Don’t be weird about how to stack the dishwasher.

If you’re going less than a mile, walk or cycle.

Make a friend from a different generation.

Here’s the full list.

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I intend to live forever. So far, so good. - Steven Wright

The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. - Steven


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