Show Notes for Monday, May 01, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Scott Adkins (Undisputed, Ninja,The Debt Collector, Universal Soldier, The Expendables 2, The Bourne Ultimatum, Zero Dark Thirty, Mutant X, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Doctor Strange, Day Shift)

Adkins plays Killa in the new film John Wick: Chapter 4 (alongside Keanu Reeves) where one of the greatest action heroes is inside a giant prosthetic suit. Scott Adkins is normally seen doing insanely athletic kicks. He has the sort of physique you might expect from someone who must convincingly portray action heroes who can knock someone's lights out with his shins. Here, on the other hand, he has a completely different look.

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May 01

International Workers’ Day

May Day

Global Love Day

School Principals’ Day

Law Day

Silver Star Service Banner Day

Melanoma Monday

National Chocolate Parfait Day

National Mother Goose Day

National Loyalty Day

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A study shows that the more dating choices you have the more likely you are to end up alone.

If you are worried about your children eating enough fruit and vegetables, try spending longer at the dinner table. In a German study, families who took about 10 minutes longer to eat dinner together saw the children eat “significantly” more fruits and vegetables. Kids in the study ate an average of an additional 7 pieces of produce, equal to one extra portion.

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If you’re a female runner, and you’d like to improve your times, invest in a good sports bra. That’s the word from the Breast Biomechanics Research Center at the University of Memphis. They determined that the increased breast support affects biomechanics in other parts of the body – and wearing the right sports bra can actually boost a woman’s running performance by 7%. A spokesperson said: “The findings…show that sports bras should be considered not only as apparel, but also as sports equipment that can both improve performance and reduce the risk of injury, playing a role in women’s health.”

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Fox-TV is hunting down the snake oil salesmen in its latest game show. The network has ordered “Snake Oil”, hosted by David Spade and exec produced by Will Arnett. It’ll see contestants pitched unique products by convincing entrepreneurs – some of whom are showcasing real business ventures, while the others are “Snake Oil Salesmen” whose products are fake. With the help of guest celebrity advisors, contestants must determine which products are real and which are a sham, for a chance to win life-changing money. The series will launch this fall.

Director Rob Savage says his upcoming film adaptation of Stephen King’s 1973 horror story “The Boogeyman” scared test audiences so much that he decided it needed to be recut. The Boogeyman follows the story of some high school students who become haunted by a terrifying monster. Savage explained: “The first time you see the creature, the audience screamed so loud, and then immediately started talking with their neighbours and chattering, that they completely missed the next lines.” The solution was to re-edit the movie, “And build in 45 seconds of padding, just so they didn’t miss any vital information.” The Boogeyman will be released June 2.

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Ripley’s Believe It Or Not says it’s just a myth that humans only use 10% of their brains.

Many women probably won’t be surprised to hear this, but a new Pew Research Center study finds that when wives earn about the same as their husbands or more, they still spend more time on housework and child care. What’s more, their husbands spend more time on paid work and leisure. Pew noted: “Even as financial contributions have become more equal in marriages; the way couples divide their time between paid work and home life remains unbalanced.” Husbands in these marriages were found to spend about 3½ hours more per week on leisure activities than wives do. The wives in these marriages spend roughly 2 hours more per week on caregiving than husbands do and about 2½ hours more on housework. The study found that in 29% of heterosexual marriages today, women and men earn about the same (roughly US $60,000 each). In 55% of opposite-sex marriages, men are the primary or sole breadwinners, earning a median of $96,000, and in 16% of marriages, the wives out-earn their husbands as the primary or sole breadwinner, earning a median of $88,000.

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In 2005, Australian Parliament banned staff from using the word “mate.” The Prime Minister objected, saying “mate” was an important part of Australian culture, and the ban was overturned within 24 hours.

Roughly 33% of cats are not affected by catnip.

It takes a drop of water 90 days to travel the entire 2,340 miles (3766km) of the Mississippi River.

Racehorses can wear out new horse shoes in one race.

Lemons float, but limes sink.

The average yawn lasts 6 seconds.

Cheetahs can’t roar, but they can purr, meow, hiss, and growl, similar to a housecat.


Question: A study found that couples who share similar tastes in THIS are happier than couples who don’t. What is it?

Answer: Their sense of humor

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In Greece three guys thought they had the perfect plan for robbing a bank. They had their getaway car ready. They had their guns drawn and their masks on. What they didn’t count on was that at this particular bank you have to be buzzed in at the front door by bank employees. And a bank usually won’t unlock the door for three guys wearing ski masks with guns drawn. Instead the cops were called and they were arrested.

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Some parents, concerned about the levels of physicality their children may be exposed to in sports, instead encourage their kids to take up participation in the arts. That may or may not go as planned. Here are some common occupational hazards experienced by those who play musical instruments…

Clarinetists: Can develop thumb problems from the weight of the instrument.

Violinists: back problems, “fiddler’s neck” from friction of the instrument on the skin.

Cymbalists: “Cymbalist’s shoulder”

Flutists: “Flutist’s forearm”

Guitarists: “Guitarist’s nipple”

Bagpipers: They may have it the worst. Bagpipers can develop a spastic, “hourglass stomach”, which makes frequent rumbling noises. And bagpipe skins are cured with glycerine and honey, which can encourage the growth of molds and bacteria that can cause lung infections

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