Show Notes for Tuesday, July 18, 2023

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July 18

World Listening Day

Nelson Mandela International Day

National Sour Candy Day

National Caviar Day

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You know the old saying that goes “50 is the new 30.” Well, there might be some truth to that. A survey found that women over 50 are happier, more secure, and more content with their relationships than women in their 20s. That’s from the responses of 1,000 British women in a survey commissioned by Platinum Magazine. Over half of women over 50 said they are happy with their relationship status, and a quarter report being “happy” with their age. Interestingly, one sixth of older respondents even say they are more confident in their looks and attractiveness than at any other time in their life. Only 44% of 20–30-year-olds said they are comfortable with their current love life. The over-50 crowd also reported exercising and dating more often than those in their 20s.

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Canada is considering scrapping “best before” dates on food products. In an effort at addressing food waste and food insecurity, the government is investigating how the elimination of the dates printed on food labels would impact consumers. As many struggle with the highest food inflation in 4 decades, industry experts say best-before dates are misunderstood by most consumers. How are they misunderstood? As Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, points out, “Best-before dates are not expiry dates. They’re not about food safety, they actually refer to a product’s peak freshness.” Because of the lack of clarity on date labels, some people end up throwing away perfectly good food — even as they’re struggling to feed their families. A recent study found that nearly 60% of food produced in Canada is lost or wasted annually.


Tom Cruise has been playing “Mission: Impossible” hero ‘Ethan Hunt’ for more than 20 years, but he doesn’t intend to stop anytime soon. In fact, he wants to follow in the footsteps Harrison Ford, who just led “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” 42 years after first playing Indy in “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. Cruise told the Sydney Morning Herald: “Harrison Ford is a legend. I’ve got 20 years to catch up with him.” He continued, “I hope to keep making Mission: Impossible films until I’m his age.” Ford turns 81 next week.

It’s been 8 years since NBC’s psychological horror drama “Hannibal” came to an arguably premature end, but will it ever come back? Mads Mikkelson spoke about the possibility of returning as the title character. Quote: “There’s always a chance. It’s all about finding a home for it…We can’t wait 20 years, but in the next couple of years, if somebody finds a home, I think we are all ready to take it up again.” The series, based on Thomas Harris’ novels, premiered in 2013 on NBC and ran for 3 seasons.

Bradley Cooper, Benedict Cumberbatch, Russell Brand, Rita Ora, and Daveed Diggs are some of the celebs who test their survival skills in the new season of Nat Geo’s “Running Wild with Bear Grylls: The Challenge,” which premieres today. For 48 hours in a tough setting, Grylls and a famous person are paired in the series. The guest must perform tasks by themselves the day after Grylls teaches them. These skills include fire-making, water-finding, and climbing methods. For his part, Cooper says he had to jump into a hovering helicopter, down a 400-foot precipice, and haul himself over a 100-foot ravine – all in one of the harshest environments in North America.

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A survey found that nearly half of men have said “I love you” by accident.

Dunkin’ Donuts has introduced a Caramel Chocoholic Donut topped with Chocolate Chips.

When vacationers were trapped in a historic Washington town after ferries were canceled due to weather, they feared they might have to sleep on the streets. That’s when ferry terminal worker William Patterson invited all 10 of them to stay at his house for the night. Port Townshend hotels and Airbnbs were all fully booked in the tourist town, nor did passengers have any luck finding a spot at the YMCA, Red Cross, or at local campgrounds. With most of the ferry passengers aged over 60, they were fearfully looking at each other amid the sound of howling wind, when Patterson interrupted their worrying to tell them they would all be staying with him and his wife Arianna. Their home has space on the couch and an extra bed, but others bunked on the floor, simply happy to get out of the weather. Early the next morning, William went out to the cafe he runs along with his work at the ferry terminal to make pastries and coffee for all. One unexpected guest said: “It was unbelievable. It was the way humans should treat humans. In this day and age, it was exceptional.”

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Because of the rotation of the earth, an object can be thrown farther if it is thrown west.

Hearing is the fastest human sense.

It takes a gallon and a half of milk to make a gallon of ice cream.

Non-dairy creamer is flammable.

Matt Groening named his show “The Simpsons” because he thought it was funny to have the word ‘simp’ (short for simpleton) in their name.


Question: 5% of men say they’d be “freaked out” if their partner did THIS. What is it?

Answer: Made more money than they do

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If you absolutely HATE packing before leaving for vacation or on a business trip, then this idea, from Japan Airlines, is for you. As of last week, Japan-bound passengers can reserve clothing to be delivered to their accommodation upon arrival, creating a “travel experience with minimal luggage” experience, according to the airline. The company Sumitomo will be responsible for gathering, laundering, and delivering the items, which will be sourced from overstock and pre-owned apparel. One set of clothing will cost US$28-$49, and you’ll will be able to rent up to 8 outfits for as long as 2 weeks. The “Any Wear, Anywhere” program seeks to lighten passengers’ loads — and those of planes. Japan Airlines will keep track of baggage weight, and study how it affects carbon emissions from aircraft during the 14-month trial. Japan’s flagship carrier operates flights from 8 US cities.

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Lawn Love ranked 2023’s Geekiest Cities. We compared the 200 biggest U.S. cities based on four categories. We looked at access to comic book stores, geek social groups, and Comic-Cons, among 13 total metrics. See the 10 best (and 10 worst) cities for geeks below, followed by key stats from our report.

Best Cities for Geeks

Rank City

1 New York, NY

2 Los Angeles, CA

3 San Antonio, TX

4 Chicago, IL

5 Las Vegas, NV

6 Austin, TX

7 Houston, TX

8 Atlanta, GA

9 Orlando, FL

10 Indianapolis, IN

Worst Cities for Geeks

Rank City

1 Miramar, FL

2 Brownsville, TX

3 Palmdale, CA

4 Grand Prairie, TX

5 Olathe, KS

6 North Las Vegas, NV

7 West Valley City, UT

8 Carrollton, TX

9 Moreno Valley, CA

10 McKinney, TX

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