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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