Show Notes for Saturday, August 05 and Sunday, August 06, 2023

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August 05

International Blues Music Day

National Vfr Day

National Sunflower Day

National Summit Day

International Hangover Day

International Traffic Light Day

National Play Outside Day

World Calligraphy Day

National Disc Golf Day

National Jamaican Patty Day

Mead Day

National Oyster Day

National Work Like A Dog Day

National Underwear Day

National Mustard Day

August 06

National Sisters Day

American Family Day

National Fresh Breath Day

National Root Beer Float Day

National Wiggle Your Toes Day

National Friendship Day

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It turns out that Mom and Dad were right all along: Watching too much TV isn’t good for you. A new study from New Zealand found that children who watch more television are more likely to develop health issues as adults. Researchers at the University of Otago said “More childhood television viewing time was…associated with a higher risk of overweight and obesity and lower physical fitness.” Kids who watch a lot of TV were also found to have a higher risk of metabolic syndrome as adults, which involves 3 or more conditions such as high blood pressure, high blood sugar and high cholesterol levels. Together, they greatly increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and stroke. The researchers pointed out that television viewing could displace physical activity and reduce sleep quality. And it might also promote consuming more unhealthy foods…habits which “could persist into adulthood”.

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Scientists have revived a worm that was frozen 46,000 years ago — a time when woolly mammoths, and sabre-toothed tigers still roamed the Earth. The roundworm, of a previously unknown species, survived 40 meters (131 feet) below the surface in the Siberian permafrost in a dormant state. One of the researchers revived 2 of them by simply rehydrating them with water. Scientists used radiocarbon analysis of the plant material in the sample to establish that the deposits had not been thawed since between 45,839 and 47,769 years ago.

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Kylie Jenner is finally coming clean about having plastic surgery, admitting in Thursday’s season finale of “The Kardashians” that she underwent breast augmentation surgery at age 19. The Kylie Cosmetics mogul, who is 25, has long denied going under the knife. She got emotional while speaking about her decision to have breast surgery during a conversation with close friend Stassie Karanikolaou. Jenner revealed for the first time publicly that she had the surgery before giving birth to daughter Stormi, and said she regrets it. Quote: “I just wish, obviously, I never got them done to begin with. I would recommend anyone who is thinking about it to wait until after children.”

Amid Vanna White’s fight for better pay at “Wheel of Fortune”, it seems that many fans would like to see her replaced with Pat Sajak’s daughter, Maggie Sajak. TV Insider reports that many Wheel watchers have taken to commenting on Maggie’s Instagram posts, with one writing, “You should be taking over Vanna White’s job when Vanna White is ready to retire.” Someone else replied, “I totally agree! She would be PERFECT!” White, who is apparently paid one-fifth of Pat Sajak’s $15 million annual salary, has threatened to quit unless Sony agrees to more than double her pay to $7.5 million.

Melissa Roxburgh is returning to NBC to guest star on” Quantum Leap”. The “Manifest” star will appear in the Season 2 premiere on Oct. 4, joined by Francois Arnaud, Aaron Abrams, and P.J. Byrne. This marks Roxburgh’s return to NBC, after the network canceled her missing plane drama “Manifest” in 2021 after 3 seasons. It was picked up by Netflix for a 4th and final season, which came to an end last month.

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A study finds that women feel most attractive at age 28.

While we continue to feel sorry for displaced cashiers every time we’re forced to use a supermarket self-serve, we should pause and think for a moment about what service provider might be next. Like perhaps – your friendly-neighborhood bartender? Recently, self-service EBars have been popping up at sporting and cultural events in England, replacing the need for anything but bare-bones bar staff. Spectators at Ashes at Old Trafford, a major cricket event, witnessed a wall of mobile vending machines pouring pints at the touch of a button. Each EBar can pour 120- 150 pints an hour, and the machines, which are “designed to pour the perfect pint every time”, also don’t require a break, the way human bartenders do, say EBar’s founders. They have plans to take their invention to the US as well as elsewhere in Europe. They insist they are not trying to take jobs away from humans, but simply helping to ensure that anyone who wants a pint at a large-scale event can get one, without standing in line for too long.

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Sweat doesn’t stink. It’s the bacteria on your skin that breaks the sweat down that causes an odor.

Sharks can live for 5 centuries.

There are over 900 stone ring monuments in the British Isles. Stonehenge is just the most famous.

Too much nutmeg can kill you.

The pig is rated the fourth most intelligent animal.

The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant.

Saudi Arabia imports camels from Australia


Question: 26% of us say we want to avoid doing THIS over the summer. What is it?

Answer: Helping someone move.

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Bougie broke” is the latest financial trend sweeping the internet. And what, exactly, is “bougie broke”? Well, as you know, inflation has hit just about everyone, hard. Bougie broke involves dispensing advice on how to live the high life on a small budget, often done in a humorous way. It came from TikTok’er Josh Jacobs, who posted a video last year, saying, “Have you ever been broke, but no one believes you because you don’t look like a broke person? The thing is, like you broke, but like a bougie broke, like you brok√©.” The vid went viral, and people on TikTok and YouTube began using his phrase and voice to showcase their own “bougie while broke” lifestyles. Here are some of the bougie broke tips that have been shared…

Use peel-and-stick wallpaper to spruce up living spaces while renting, to avoid losing deposits while moving out.

If you’re hit by an urge to go furniture shopping, instead, move your existing furniture around. “This means swapping decor around on different surfaces and different rooms. It’ll feel brand new!”

Fit a room with LED lighting and sensors to “make it luxury but on a budget.”

And in a recent newspaper article, suggestions included serving budget champagne super-cold, and making your partner shop for you at discount stores, to avoid being seen there yourself. LINK:

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Model & Supermodel: The difference is how famous the person is. If a model is known outside the fashion world, she/he is a supermodel. For example, Cindy Crawford, Gisele Bundchen and Naomi Campbell.

Rabbit & Hare: Although they belong to the same family, they are different species. Hares have longer ears than rabbits and don’t dig burrows. Hares are also less social and their young can fend for themselves shortly after birth.

Knitting & Crocheting: For one, a knitting needle has a pointy end, while a crocheting needle has a hooked end. And when it comes to crocheting, you only use one single needle. For knitting, you can use as many needles as you want.

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The holy passion of friendship is of so sweet and steady and loyal and enduring a nature that it will last through a whole lifetime, if not asked to lend money.” —Mark Twain

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