Show Notes for Friday, June 23, 2023

Today we visit with a very funny stand up comic, Tom Papa. He has recently released
his THIRD book “We're All In This Together, So Make Some Room”


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June 23

National Detroit-style Pizza Day

International Women In Engineering Day

International Widows’ Day

United Nations Public Service Day

National Take Your Dog To Work Day

National Hydration Day

National Pecan Sandies Day

National Pink Day

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According to a new study, making sure you’re nailing your sleep hygiene could be the key to optimal health and longevity. In other words, if you get enough good-quality sleep, your mortality risk drops by 42%. The study, published in the journal “Sleep” (go figure…) found that those who had optimal sleep patterns benefited from better health outcomes than those who didn’t. Researchers suggested that in order to improve your sleep quality, you should try to be consistent in your sleep and wake times, remove electronic devices from your room, try reading or gentle exercise before bed, avoid caffeine after early afternoon, and make sure your room is cool and dark enough.

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A mansion is on the market in Dubai for an incredible US $204 million, making it the most expensive house available in a city where luxury property is red-hot. The home, in the desirable Emirates Hills neighborhood, has 60,000 square feet of indoor space – but only 5 bedrooms: At 4,000 square feet, the primary bedroom is bigger than most homes. Amenities include a 15-car garage, 19 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools, two domes, an 80,000-liter coral reef aquarium, a power substation and panic rooms. It sits on a 70,000-square-foot lot in a gated community overlooking a golf course. LINK:


Transformers: Rise of the Beasts” opened to a promising $60.5 million at the domestic box office, and the latest estimates had it on track to net over $100 million internationally in its debut weekend. It dethroned “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,” which brought in about $55 million, after holding the #1 spot on its opener the weekend before. “The Little Mermaid” swam down a notch to third place, but it was expected to surpass the $400 million mark globally over the weekend.

The King of Late Night isn’t going anywhere: Stephen Colbert will remain at “The Late Show” through 2026. While speaking at the Banff TV Festival on Tuesday, CBS CEO George Cheeks revealed the network has reached a contract extension with the comedian to continue as host of its top-rated show for another 3 years. He added that The Late Show is “absolutely crushing it” and “firing on all cylinders”.

The “Star Wars” movie drought will soon be over. Lucasfilm and Disney has announced that 2 new Star Wars movies will be released in 2026 — one on May 22nd and one on Dec. 18. That date will mark 7 years since the release of the last Star Wars film in theaters, the trilogy-capper “The Rise of Skywalker” in 2019. No word yet on exactly which Star Wars movies will make their debuts in 2026, but odds are that one will feature the return of Daisy Ridley’s ‘Rey’, which was announced at Star Wars Celebration in April. Disney also announced it is delaying the release dates of the next 3 “Avatar” films, all by a year. Avatar 3 will now drop in Dec. 2025.

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The new Indiana Jones film will hit theaters Friday, June 30th. Harrison Ford will turn 81 during the movie’s second week of release

Facebook parent company Meta has been testing its new Twitter-like social media site, and experts say it could launch soon. The app, which is being called “Project 92” for now, has been offered for months to celebrities and influencers, and the company gave employees a sneak preview last week. Screenshots show a mobile app with an appearance very similar to that of Twitter, featuring verified users, ‘like’ and ‘reshare’ buttons, and a messaging option. Meta has gone on record as saying it believes there’s an opportunity for “a separate space where creators and public figures can share timely updates about their interests.” While a launch date has not been announced – much less an official name, some reports have it being called “Threads”, and say it could be made available as early as this month.

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Swallowing uses 25 muscles.

Genetically, a fungus is more closely related to animals than to plants.

The pin that holds a hinge together is called a ‘pintle’.

Canadian law requires citizens to answer a math question to collect a sweepstakes prize.


Question: In 1950, only 7% of women did THIS. Now, 75% do. What is it?

Answer: Dye their hair

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What to do with 1 million pennies? That’s the question facing John Reyes and his wife after a discovery they made in her father’s former home in Los Angeles. The pennies, with a face value of $10,000, were found in a crawlspace in the basement while the family was cleaning out the home. After months of vainly searching for a bank that would take that many pennies, Reyes listed the coins on a resale app, asking for $25,000. He has since reconsidered, and is looking for expert advice on how to proceed. They believe one of those pennies could be a collector’s item, potentially worth millions. In 2010, a 1943 penny sold for a $1.7 million. Other rare pennies have been sold for thousands of dollars.

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Every place you’ve ever been: Androids and iPhones have internal tracking devices that can see your location at any time. In the settings, you’ll find “Location Services.” If you want, you can turn it off, but many apps will be rendered useless.

Everything you’ve told Siri: Apple collects data from Siri to “understand you better and recognize what you say,” it claims. This can include trending searches and even the way you pronounce words. The good news: the info is connected to your phone with a random ID to ensure anonymity. (Supposedly…)

Every message you send: If you’re the type who deletes texting/iMessage conversations, here’s a surprise: Apple keeps messages in an encrypted form “for a limited period of time” before deleting them, to “ensure that they get delivered and read properly”. No one seems to know for how long they are kept on Apple servers.

All the info you’ve given to Google: Androids are powered by Google apps. So, as soon as you sign into your Android with your Google login, your phone is linked to all your other Google accounts. That means your phone has access to everything Google does, including the length and type of your phone calls, your device, where you are, and more.

How fast you drive: Your iPhone not only tracks your location, it also records the times you arrive and leave. Next, it does the math on how long it takes you to get places, and sends you notifications when it notices a trend, which reads something like “It will take you XX minutes to get to [frequently-visited location].”

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