Show Notes for Monday, July 31, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit Johnny Strong (Black Hawk Down, The Fast and the Furious) He Stars in the Military Action Film WARHORSE ONE. The film will serve as Strong’s directorial debut and will also be available On Demand and Digital.  Trailer:

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July 31

World Ranger Day

National Avocado Day

National Mutt Day

National Raspberry Cake Day

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A new poll says that 58% of parents are already looking forward to the 2023-2024 school year, and 66% feel that it’ll be better than last year. You can decide for yourself what THAT means, but the survey also found that on average, parents are setting aside $225 for back-to-school shopping. Conducted in the US by OnePoll, the survey also found that 39% of parents planned to start back-to-school shopping for their child . . . before July.

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Scientists have come up with a way to make common painkillers like acetaminophen and ibuprofen…from pine trees — instead of from crude oil products. That’s right: various pharmaceutical drugs are created using chemicals that come from crude oil. The researchers say this poses a significant threat to sustainability efforts as the world attempts to reduce greenhouse emissions. The new chemicals are derived from a component of turpentine, which comes from pine trees and is a waste byproduct from the paper industry.

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Peyton Manning and Netflix are searching for more quarterbacks to profile in a second season of their NFL docuseries. Manning, who exec produces “Quarterback”, which starred Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins and Marcus Mariota, has revealed that the streamer has greenlit a second season. On “The Pat McAfee Show”, the Colts legends said, “I don’t want to hear ‘It’s going to be a distraction’ because that’s not true, Patrick Mahomes proved that…We’re hoping that guys…say this is going to be a cool thing that I can show to my kids when I’m older, show to my grandkids one day.”

Jamie Foxx has spoken for the first time about his medical emergency, and says he wasn’t sure he was going to make it. He posted an Instagram video on Friday night, emotionally opening up about the suffering he went through and why he kept the specifics under wraps. Quote: “I cannot even begin to tell you how far it took me and how it brought me back. I went through something that I thought I would never, ever go through.” Why did he wait so long to talk? He said didn’t want the public to see him with tubes coming out of his body, adding, “I want you to see me laughing, having a good time, partying…” He also shut rumors he was paralyzed and blind, and said he is now able to work. Still no word on what, exactly, his medical emergency was. LINK:

Star Trek” is no stranger to music. And if you’re a fan, you know that Starfleet officers are not afraid to break into song from time to time — as Allison Pill’s ‘Agnes Jurati’ did in season 2 of “Picard”, for example. But this season, “Star Trek: Strange New Worlds” is going even further — with a full-blown musical episode for the first time in franchise history. The news was announced as part of the Star Trek Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday, along with a video teasing the episode — which will be called “Subspace Rhapsody.” That will be episode 9 of season 2, set to premiere Aug. 3 on Paramount+.


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OK, it’s time to answer that age-old question: Which is healthier hot dogs or hamburgers? According to Ben Schuff, a licensed dietitian nutritionist and director of nutrition at BIÂN Chicago, in a head-to-head comparison, “you can much more easily choose a healthier option in hamburgers relative to hot dogs, simply because hot dogs are, by nature, a significantly processed product without quality meats…for the vast majority of products.” A burger made with lean meat and loaded with veggies can offer a better balance of protein, healthy fats and nutrients. But on the other hand, hot dogs are lower in calories and fat. The bad news? Schuff summarized by saying: “Both hamburgers and hot dogs are hyper-caloric foods with a higher saturated fat content relative to other foods or sources of meat.” But most experts agree: enjoying hamburgers or hot dogs as part of a balanced diet and as an occasional summer indulgence is perfectly fine.


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If you could produce a sound louder than 1,100 dB, you would create a black hole and destroy the galaxy.

One in 10,000 clovers has 4 leaves.

On land, a tortoise can move as fast as 1 mph.

The doctor who discovered that hand washing prevents the spread of disease was thrown in a mental institution for his ‘crazy ideas’.

In 75 years, the human heart pumps enough blood to fill an oil tanker 46 times.


Question: Experts say the best time to do THIS is at 8:45am. What is it?

Answer: Mow your lawn

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South Park” watchers will know what I mean when I say it’s time, once more, to “Blame Canada”. A Wisconsin brewing company has created a beer called “Blame Canada”, which is inspired by the wildfires that have caused smoke to billow to the US – and beyond. G-Five Brewing Company teamed up with fellow brewer Rocky Reef to create the IPA. G-Five head brewer Tim Goers said that when it came to choosing a name for the new brew, 1999’s “South Park: The Movie” came to mind. The film featured the anthemic song-and-dance number ‘Blame Canada’, putting the show’s fondness for making fun of Canadians on full display. How are sales? Let’s just say the beer has caught on like the proverbial wildfire. Of 12 available options, Blame Canada is the company’s #3 seller, “and it hasn’t even had a full month of sales.” LINK:

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As many areas experience record-breaking heat this month, it may be an understatement to say that sometimes, emotions can run as high as the thermostat. Psychologist Kirsty Leah from mental health support platform SupportRoom says that while warm weather can make us happier, sweltering heat is linked to greater irritability. Here are some tips on keeping your cool – literally and figuratively…

Make your life easier: Avoid the high afternoon heat, stay hydrated, and invest in lighter sheets or a fan. Remember, getting enough sleep goes a long way in “keeping your cool”.

Be patient: You might be ready to snap at others, but remember that if you are feeling it, they are, too, so try to be extra patient and lower your expectations of people until things are cooler.

Postpone meetings: Whether it’s an important conversation or a routine check-in, consider holding back on work and social meetings until the heat subsides.

Avoid big decisions: You might be prone to making rash calls if struggling in the heat, but it’s important not to make any big decisions until you are well-rested and can focus on the situation in hand to make an informed choice.

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Cats are smarter than dogs. You can’t get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.” —Jeff Valdez

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Compassionate 8-Year-Old Is Raising Funds To Offer Homeless Individuals A Memorable Day At The State Fair

Show Notes for Saturday, July 29 and Sunday, July 30, 2023

Today we visit with Kelsi Sheren, author of “Brass & Unity: One Woman's Journey Through the Hell of Afghanistan and Back”. This is the story of a woman who witnessed the worst in the War in Afghanistan, was confronted by demons of post-traumatic stress, and fought for her life to become stronger than ever.


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July 29

International Tiger Day

National Lipstick Day

National Chicken Wing Day

National Lasagna Day

July 30

World Day Against Trafficking In Persons

International Day Of Friendship

National Whistleblower Day

National Father-in-law-day

National Cheesecake Day

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A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …

20% of us say we’re going cancel a streaming service to save money this summer.

47% of adults lie to their doctor about how much they drink.

8% of people never get a cold.

5% of adults say they are terrified of escalators.

99% of women say they DON’T want their partner to wear a Speedo this Summer.

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After decades of ridicule from some, one of fashion’s most divisive garments — the men’s swimming brief — is making a return. Some would argue they never went away — beaches and pools in Europe and Brazil have long been a safe space for fans of the Speedo style. But sales stats show that budgie smugglers (as the swimming brief is known in the UK and Australia), are back elsewhere. Speedo — the original makers of the skimpy swimwear — say that sales are up over 200% this year across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and US sales are up more than 55%. Some observers credit renewed interest in the look to the ongoing prevalence of “ironic style” — as we’ve seen with Crocs, mullets, and socks with sandals.

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Writer-director Richard Curtis, known for iconic British romantic comedies “Love Actually,” “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Notting Hill,” has revealed his next venture. “Christmas Actually” is a stage show encompassing live music, poetry and comedy that will serve as a fundraiser for the Comic Relief charity. It is not a sequel to the 2003 hit “Love Actually.” A percentage of ticket sales will go to Comic Relief to support projects changing lives across the UK and around the world. Christmas Actually will play at London’s Royal Festival Hall Dec. 7-11.

In the wake of the writers and actors strikes, CBS has changed up its 2023 fall schedule. Paramount Network’s hit drama “Yellowstone” will now make its network debut on Sundays starting from Season 1. Paramount+’s “Seal Team” and “FBI True” will also be coming to CBS. Specific dates for programming, as well as additional series will be announced at a later date.

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According to a report, those who are divorced are about 25% more likely to die early than those who are married.

Maybe your dad or your grandad worked in the same field (or even in the same job) for his entire career…but that’s certainly not usually the case these days. In fact, according to a new survey, the average worker is most likely to change their career direction by the time they are 31. According to the poll of 5,000 employed adults, 26% are considering a career change in the not-too-distant future, while 44% have already made the leap to something new. Why the restless feet? One in 3 said they made a change because they wanted to pursue a career that offered the chance to make more money, while 32% were looking for work that they felt more passionate about. 19% said the key motivation was a better work-life balance. For those who have changed or are considering a career move, healthcare, education, and IT are the most popular industries that workers are considering moving into.

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Speed dating was invented by a rabbi.

Wild birds in Australia have been heard swearing, having learned the words from escaped pets.

In the original 1902 stage version of “The Wizard of Oz”, ‘Dorothy’ did not have a dog named ‘Toto’, but a faithful cow named ‘Imogene’.

The can opener wasn’t invented until 50 years after the invention of canned food.

The lifespan of a rock star is 25 years shorter than that of the average person’s.


Question: 45% of us agree: We do THIS healthy thing more often in the summer. What is it?

Answer: Take vitamins and supplements

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It has come out that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle were reportedly denied a seat on Air Force One after Queen Elizabeth’s death. According to a report, the couple attempted to hitch a ride back to the US after the Queen’s funeral. The request was reportedly a non-starter and The White House denied the request almost immediately. A source says the request “would have strained relations with the palace and the new king.” President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden were transported to and from the funeral on Air Force One.

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Mint & Peppermint: While all peppermint is mint, not all mint is peppermint. There are more than a dozen different types of mint, including peppermint. Peppermint is a crossbreed of water mint and spearmint, popular for its medicinal uses.

Cement & Concrete: Cement is a binder that sets, hardens and adheres to other materials to bind them together. It is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of sand and gravel or crushed stone mixed with water…and portland cement.

CV & Résumé: A résumé is a one-page summary of your skills and experience. A CV is commonly used for academic or scientific positions, and requires detailed listings of your academic background and accomplishments.

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The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.” —Doug Larson

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She Saved A Man's Life. 6 Years Later, She Saved His Daughter's Life

Show Notes for Friday, July 28, 2023

Today we visit with actor/director/stunt-man Jesse V Johnson about his new film “One Ranger” -

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July 28

World Conservation Day

World Hepatitis Day

National Waterpark Day

National Get Gnarly Day

National Talk In An Elevator Day

Buffalo Soldiers Day

National Milk Chocolate Day

National System Administrator Appreciation Day

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It’s the news that you ABSOLUTELY wanted to hear – and if it isn’t, you can’t go out for dinner with my crowd! Surprising new research says that being…shall we say…”stout”…doesn’t mean you’re headed to an early grave. The Rutgers University study suggests body mass index (BMI) may not increase mortality independently of other risk factors in adults. The findings come after looking at a massive dataset covering the health info of over 500,000 American adults spanning 2 decades. The researchers say they found that all-cause mortality risk was similar across a wide range of BMI categories. They also pointed out, though, that being overweight still may contribute to a number of medical conditions.

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A woman is crediting a bodysuit from Kim Kardashian’s shapewear company with saving her life. Kardashian reposted a TikTok from May 18th, in which 22-year-old Kansas City resident Angelina Wiley claims her SKIMS bodysuit helped her survive a mass shooting. Wiley explains that the shooting occurred on New Year’s, as she waited for a ride to go home after celebrating. She was left with 4 gunshot wounds, a ruptured bladder, and a fractured pelvic bone. She believes her SKIMS Sculpt Thong Bodysuit helped protect her from further harm. LINK:

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NBC is shaking up its fall schedule, most notably moving up the final season of “Magnum, P.I.” to this fall. Amid the actors and writers strikes, new seasons of the “Chicago” franchise, including “Chicago Med,” “Chicago Fire,” “Chicago P.D.,” and 2 “Law & Order” series — “Law & Order” and “Law & Order: SVU” — which were set to hold down Wednesday and Thursday night programming, have been delayed. The second season of “Night Court” and “Extended Family,” both of which were scheduled to air Tuesdays, are also being postponed, and NBC has added an additional airing of “The Voice” on Tuesdays.

Just a few months after booting adult children, exes, old roommates, and other free-loaders from Netflix accounts worldwide, the streamer is once again changing up its subscription model. What used to be the cheapest ad-free plan has quietly disappeared. From now on, new and rejoining users will no longer be able to sign up for the Basic plan, which cost subscribers $9.99 per month. Current Basic users will be able to keep their plan until they cancel the service. The cheapest option—Standard with ads, for $6.99 per month—is still available, as well as Standard and Premium, both of which are ad-free.

Jenny has moved to a new block…in the wax museum. Madame Tussauds’ New York location recently unveiled its new wax figure of JLo, which was inspired by her look from the 2020 Super Bowl Halftime Show, which she co-headlined with Shakira. The lifelike wax figure’s ensemble consists of a leather vest covered in sparkles and matching thigh-high leather boots with gold studs. And putting in a New York twist, the figure of the singer is holding onto the Empire State Building-modeled after the pole from the beginning of her performance.

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Do you ever check the date on the bread tag…find that it’s getting pretty close to the expiration date, but you pop the loaf into the fridge, in hopes of wringing a few more days out of it before it starts turning green? If the answer’s yes, you’ve apparently been doing it all wrong. A food expert is advising against keeping bread in cold temperatures, and that’s not the only item she says shouldn’t be kept in the fridge. Lora, who posts in Instagram as “lorafied’, says that while many people believe that keeping bread in the cold can help it stay soft and fluffy for longer, “It can stale twice as fast in here.” It seems that colder temps make the starch recrystallize — and then become dry. That makes the bread develop a stale flavor and texture – which you can slow down by wrapping it tightly in plastic. She suggests freezing it as a better option, which prevents bread from going stale, and stops the ‘spoilage microbes’ from developing at all. Some other food items that Lora advises against storing in the fridge:

Tomatoes: They “do best between 65-85 degrees (18-29 degrees Celsius]…Grab a paper towel and store these guys stem side down”

Potatoes: They “can end up a little gritty and even a little sweet…Toss those guys in a bag and wrap it up.” LINK:

Also, keep garlic, onions, honey, and olive oil out of the fridge.

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Most ears of corn have an even number of rows, usually 16.

Crackers will give you cavities faster than candy.

Grocers (and grocery stores) got their name because they sold goods by the gross.

Raindrops fall as fast as 22mph (35kph).

Even a blind chameleon will change its color to match its surroundings.

Elvis Presley never performed a single encore, so when he left, he wasn’t coming back. Hence the phrase: “Elvis has left the building.”


Question: 85% of us love the smell of THIS, but the rest of us think it stinks. What is it?

Answer: The ocean

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A controversial scientist claims to have implanted an electrode into his brain to control his dreams — by performing brain surgery on himself, in the comfort of his living room. Michael Raduga, a Russian researcher with no neurosurgery qualifications whatsoever, reportedly lost more than a ‘liter of blood’ while performing brain surgery on himself in his home in Kazahstan, to install an electrode that may one day be used to control lucid dreams. Raduga is not a doctor, but he is the founder of Phase Research Center, and organization that aims to provide guidance on how one may experience sleep paralysis, out-of-body experiences, and ‘astral projection’. He admitted that about 30 minutes into his DIY surgery, he was ready to give up because he had lost a lot of blood, and was afraid he might pass out. But he allegedly managed to complete the surgery, took a shower and worked for about 10 hours straight. He prepared by watching brain surgery footage on YouTube and experimenting on a few sheep.

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Bug & Insect: All bugs are insects, but not all insects are bugs. Only the insects that belong to the order Hemiptera are considered bugs. True bugs usually have tough forewings and 3-part bodies. Bugs also have mouths shaped like straws, used to suck juices from plants.

Straw & Hay: Straw is the byproduct of cereal plants made by removing the grain and chaff, and it’s used for animal bedding or compost. Hay is made from dried grasses or legumes, and is used as animal feed.

Seltzer & Tonic Water: Just like sparkling water and club soda, seltzer water and tonic water are different types of carbonated water. But seltzer doesn’t contain added minerals. Tonic water contains added quinine and sugar.

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If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.” —Phil Pastoret

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Strangers Rally Together To Help Coventry R.I. Veteran In Need

Show Notes for Thursday, July 27, 2023


Dear John,

My friends think I'm evil because of this. I think it's harmless but we all agreed to contact your show and let you and your listeners decide what I will do. If I'm right, they'll leave me alone about it. If I'm wrong, I'll stop doing it. I've been struggling with money. Inflation has kicked my butt so I'm trying to find ways to save with some life hacks. Going out to the bars is really expensive, but in my area, there are several bars that have Ladies' Night. So I dressed up as a the way, I'm a heterosexual 26-year-old guy...and hit the bars. I get a few free drinks and snacks, hang out with some losers looking to get lucky, then slip away. My friends say it's dangerous and cruel, and I'm going to get in trouble. Look, all I want is a few free drinks. So is what I'm doing so wrong?


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July 27

National Korean War Veterans Armistice Day

National Scotch Day

National Refreshment Day

National Creme Brulee Day

National Intern Day

National New Jersey Day

National Chili Dog Day

National Love Is Kind Day

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Interesting angle. A new survey found that 90% of Gen Zers are anxious – about talking on the phone. And this has given rise to a new dating trend: The breakup text. Follow along: Instead of the dreaded “break-up call” that has been the standard dumping method for generations, today’s 26-and-under crowd is sending – and receiving “breakup texts”. The survey found that 1 in 5 Gen Zers have broken up with a partner via text, and it apparently isn’t just a thing that happens, it has become “a thing”, or normal behavior. One young Aussie who broke up with a partner via text said that younger people “prefer” rejection over text. Why? “It saves an awkward chat”.

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Taco Bell has prevailed in its so-called effort to “liberate” the phrase “Taco Tuesday,” as competing fast-food chain Taco John’s has announced it will abandon its “Taco Tuesday” trademark. Taco Bell had asked the US Patent and Trademark Office to cancel the trademark, calling it a common phrase that Taco John’s had monopolized unfairly. In a statement, Taco John CEO Jim Creel said: “We’ve always prided ourselves on being the home of Taco Tuesday, but paying millions of dollars to lawyers to defend our mark just doesn’t feel like the right thing to do.” Taco John has 400 locations in the US, while Taco Bell has more than 7,200.

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry had one of the most-viewed series on Netflix last year, but their follow-up definitely wasn’t. The couple kicked off their exclusive deal with Netflix by making “Harry & Meghan”, a docu-series about their own relationship. That was closely followed by the series “Live to Lead”, which, according to a report by The Wall Street Journal, failed to meet Netflix’s standards for success. Netflix only releases viewership data when it feels like it, so it’s hard to tell how well a show did, but the report notes that Live to Lead did not make it onto any of Netflix’s Top 10 lists, even immediately after its release. That has led some insiders to speculate that Netflix will end its deal with Markle and Prince Harry.

Kim Kardashian admitted she rebounded with her now-ex Pete Davidson — to avoid the spiraling drama with ex-husband Kayne West. On Wednesday’s episode of “The Kardashians”, the reality star told sisters Kendall and Kylie Jenner: “I definitely jumped into another relationship so fast. It got my mind away from, like, stuff, and that’s not a way to, like, run from things.” She also told her younger siblings that “it’s better” to “feel, deal, [and] heal.” Despite the controversy that surrounded her ex-husband, Kim confessed that she doesn’t want to look at her experience “negatively”, instead concentrating on the questions: “What am I supposed to be learning from this? How is this going to make me a better person?”

Kim Kardashian’s Skims brand is now worth $4 billion. The New York Times reports that the shapewear company raised $270 million in a new round of funding, putting its latest valuation above the $4 billion mark. That’s close to $1 billion more than the $3.2 billion valuation investors gave Skims last year. Kardashian launched the company in 2019, with the brand pulling in $2 million in sales in just the first few minutes after its site went live.

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Scientists have discovered what they’re calling the “harshest” sound known to man. It’s a sharp knife repetitively scratching an empty glass bottle.

Children do much better at math when music is added to the lessons, according to new research. An analysis of 55 studies from around the world, published in the journal Educational Studies, determined that the use of music—whether in separate lessons or as part of math classes—caused a greater improvement in math over time. And 69% of students who learned how to play instruments improved more than pupils with no musical intervention.

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LEGO has an underground vault containing every set ever made.

Like casinos, shopping malls are intentionally designed to disorient visitors.

The first person convicted of speeding (in 1896) was going 8 mph (13kph).

That wonderful “new car smell” is actually a combination of the scents of 50+ chemicals.

Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.


Question: 25% of men say they turned into their father when they began doing THIS. What is it?

Answer: Dancing badly at parties and family gatherings

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While opinions on tipping culture certainly vary, surely we can all agree that a line has to be drawn somewhere, and this might be a good place to start: The self-checkout. A woman was flabbergasted when she ran her groceries through a self-service checkout, and, at the end of the transaction, the machine asked her whether she’d like to leave it a tip. The woman, a Reddit user who goes by the name “komkomkommer”, posted a pic of the machine, giving her options of tipping 15, 18 or 20%, or not at all.

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Pool & Billiards: The most obvious difference is the number of balls used. Billiards uses 3: a white, a yellow, and a red ball. A full set of pool balls, on the other hand, consists of 16.

Soap & Detergent: They’re often mistaken as the same thing, but in reality, soap is made from natural ingredients and is limited in its applications, while detergent is synthetic and can be formulated for all types of cleaning purposes. Detergent works well at any water temperature, while soap needs warm water to work properly.

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If dogs could talk, it would take a lot of fun out of owning one.” —Andrew A. Rooney

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Zebby The Cat Wins 'Cat Of The Year' At The 2023 National Cat Awards