Show Notes for Tuesday, August 01, 2023

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August 01


World Lung Cancer Day

International Childfree Day

World Scout Scarf Day

International Mahjong Day

Respect For Parents Day

National Minority Donor Awareness Day

National Night Out Day

National Raspberry Cream Pie Day

National Girlfriends Day

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How often do you drop your phone in a typical day? According to a new survey, the average person experiences about 140 moments of “phone peril” a year. Phone peril would include all instances of almost dropping or cracking their phone. Among a panel of 2,000 adults in the US, Gen Z (ages 18–26) was found to be the clumsiest generation, averaging 187 “close calls” annually. The average person has owned their phone for 2.2 years – and 69% said they’re currently using one that’s partly broken — including 79% of Gen Z. The most common issues include a cracked or scratched screen (24%), battery problems (21%), and overheating (15%).

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You may believe that cup of coffee (or 3) that you need to function each morning gives you extra energy, but the truth is – it only “lends” you an extra jump, and you pay for it later. Experts tell us that when your caffeine boost eventually ends, the drowsy feeling comes back – and sometimes in spades. Bottom line: The debt you owe to caffeine always needs to be repaid, and the only real way to repay it is to sleep.

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Following in the footsteps of movies like “Pet Sematary” and ‘Friday the 13th”, another classic ’80s horror flick is getting a reboot. Movie studio Living Dead Media is developing a remake of 1985’s “The Return of the Living Dead”. So far, there’s no word on casting, nor who will write or direct the film.

One of the big reveals at San Diego Comic-Con was the title and trailer of the ‘Rick and ‘Michonne’ “Walking Dead” spinoff. At a Fan Watch Party, attendees were given a first look at “The Walking Dead: The Ones Who Live”, which was announced as the official title for the upcoming series starring Andrew Lincoln and Danai Gurira. In the clip, Michonne says, “I’ve been out there a long time. I lost someone years ago. And then things changed. I found out that he’s alive.” That’s when Rick appears. The new show debuts in 2024. LINK:

A rare first edition of “The Hobbit” by J.R.R. Tolkien was recently discovered hidden in a backroom at a thrift shop in the UK — and sold for a staggering US$13,000. The book had been donated to the store, where the proceeds go to medical charities. There’s no way of knowing if the anonymous donor realized what they were giving away. The Hobbit was first published in 1937, and only 1,500 copies were printed. That makes this book incredibly rare, and the original illustrations by Tolkien make it a collector’s dream. LINK:

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A nursing home has launched a campaign where families with young children can “adopt a grandparent”, as a way of tackling loneliness among the elderly. The heartwarming idea was introduced by Mountview Home in England, after a 93-year-old resident said she had never had a granddaughter. Families are invited to visit the care home to spend time with seniors and create multi-generational relationships. Each month, volunteers drop by with their children for a lunch, plus activities and games. Research says these types of visits are hugely beneficial for both the children and the residents – and according to those who work there, the smiles on their faces say it all.

If you have young kids, you know how it goes: It’s late in the day, and the “witching hour” arrives. The children become whiny, needy and, let’s come right out and say it — irritating. You can’t seem to calm them, and you’re too tired to deal with it. And then you start counting down the minutes until bedtime…Well, one TikTok mom has shared her brilliant parenting hack for beating the witching hour blues. The “Whatever Makes You Happy Hour” is when content creator and mom Jessie Meeks simply lets her kids do whatever the heck they want for one hour of the day (except for screen time), while she and her husband “sit back, relax, and let our kids be wild, free, and chaotic.” As an example, she says “Today, we started off with an ice cube painting activity that progressively got messier and messier.” Despite the huge mess and inevitable clean up later, Meeks says the tradition lets the kids release some pent-up energy, and allows for some freedom in order to avoid any pre-bedtime meltdowns. LINK:

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In Victorian times, sausages were called “bags of mystery.”

The national instrument of Polynesia is the nose flute, played with one nostril.

Elephants drink a minimum of 50 gallons (189 litres) of water per day.

Crocodiles swallow stones to help them dive deeper.

It is possible to be allergic to one cat, but not another.

✓ ‘Minnie Mouse’s’ first name is actually ‘Minerva’. Minnie Mouse is a nickname given to the character …which stuck.


Question: 41% of brides agree that THIS is the thing they’re most nervous about on their wedding day. What is it?

Answer: The best man’s speech

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With Elon Musk’s announcement of his decision to change the logo of Twitter to an “X” with a black background (from the bird), you’ve got to wonder if he’s on the path to reviving his beleaguered social media site – or if he’s totally barking up the wrong tree. Why? A brand expert says there’s a reason why so many social media logos are blue. (Think Facebook, LinkedIn, Skype, and Telegram…and Twitter, up until now…) Katie Hart, a neuromarketing expert, explains that the color blue is now often associated with communication, and may help instill “feelings of security and safety” in users of those sites. And even the specific shade of blue can make a difference. Google changed the shade used for their links when a search comes up, and the company attributes the almost imperceptible adjustment to an advertising boost of $200 million per year. Hart says the color blue also calms us down, reduces our impulsive tendencies, and lowers our heart rate

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Alligator & Crocodile: They have a number of differences. Here is one: alligators have wide, U-shaped snouts, while crocodiles have pointy, V-shaped snouts.

Holland & Netherlands: Part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Netherlands is a country divided into 12 provinces, including Noord Holland and Zuid Holland. Tourists become confused because the well-known cities Amsterdam and Rotterdam are located in North Holland and South Holland, respectively.

Lotion & Moisturizer: Lotion has a higher water content than moisturizer, which allows it to work on the surface of the skin. Moisturizer is a thicker cream designed to bring moisture into the skin, which means it usually has sealing agents such as mineral oils or petroleum jelly.

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In order to maintain a well-balanced perspective, the person who has a dog to worship him should also have a cat to ignore him.” — Peterborough Examiner, Canada

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A Teen Lost Her Ring With Her Father's Ashes. Strangers Dug Through Piles Of Trash To Find It.