Show Notes for Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, 2023

Organ Donation Week is Monday, September 18 through Sunday, September 24, 2023. We're going to visit with Bethany Shields, living kidney donor and fire department volunteer & Ron Siarnicki, Executive Director National Fallen Firefighters Foundation about the need for more people to step up to help. More than 100,000 people in the U.S. are currently waiting for a kidney transplant and over 3,000 new patients are added to the kidney waiting list each month, according to National Kidney Foundation estimates. You can learn more about how YOU CAN HELP at

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September 16

National Guacamole Day

National Cleanup Day

National Gymnastics Day

National Working Parents Day

National Stepfamily Day

National Play-doh Day

National Cinnamon Raisin Bread Day

Responsible Dog Ownership Day

Puppy Mill Awareness Day

Boys’ And Girls’ Club Day For Kids

Mayflower Day

September 17

National Professional House Cleaners Day

National Monte Cristo Day

Wife Appreciation Day

National Apple Dumpling Day

Constitution Day And Citizenship Day

National Dance Day

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According to a new survey, Gen Z prioritizes sleep more than previous generations – but tends to fall asleep while using their phones. The poll of 2,000 US adults of all ages found that 68% of Gen Z regularly falls asleep with phone in hand, and 47% doze off in the clothing they are wearing. Other fun findings in the survey, which included adults of all ages:

The top things people think about to get a good night’s sleep are their favorite moments of the past day (45%), their partner or family (44%), and work (36%).

Gen X is the least likely to fall asleep with their phone (25%).

22% of Gen Z turns on a fan as part of their nighttime routine – and 21% put on a sleep mask.

36% of millennials take showers or baths before bed.

38% of people describe themselves as early birds, and 22% say they are night owls.

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The old saying goes: “Opposites attract”. Well, maybe not. Psychological researchers have found “no compelling evidence” that is the case, after reviewing several million couples’ case studies spanning back 100 years. A report from the University of Colorado Boulder says the team analyzed more than 130 personality traits, such as political allegiance, substance use and even sexual history, and found that in a vast majority — between 82% and 89% of those traits, “partners were more likely than not to be similar.” They determined that traits such as political and religious attitudes, level of education, and certain measures of IQ “showed particularly high correlations.” The researchers say they hope their findings will encourage people to “learn more about how and why people end up in the relationships they do.”

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Christine Baumgartner has been ordered to pay her estranged husband Kevin Costner $14,000 in attorneys’ fees. The ruling was handed out Wednesday after Costner’s attorney Laura Wasser argued that a series of requests for information sent to Baumgartner about the couple’s prenuptial agreement weren’t necessary. She argued that the series of filings cost the “Yellowstone” star $14,237.50, and the judge agreed. Baumgartner’s attorney also argued that there were still matters to be discussed regarding the pair’s prenup, which reportedly entitled her to more than $1 million.

Oscar-winning actress and women’s rights activist Patricia Arquette will receive the TIFF Groundbreaker Award during the 48th edition of the Toronto Film Festival. The honor will come during the 2023 TIFF Tribute Awards on Sunday. In a statement, TIFF CEO Cameron Bailey said: “Being one of Hollywood’s most audacious talents, Patricia consistently challenges conventions and elevates the discourse on salary equity for women through her influential platform.” Michelle Yeoh received the tribute last year.

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A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Barcelona was forced to turn around after a passenger had explosive diarrhea.


Would you rather be in a real-life version of “The Walking Dead”, or “Jurassic Park”?

Would you rather get a face tattoo of your choice, or a tattoo in a discreet area chosen by someone else?

Would you rather have to shave your head, or to have your nose pierced?

Would you rather live your life with tasteless food, or without friends?

Would you rather have a lot of time, or a lot of money?

Would you rather be trapped in a romantic comedy with your enemies, or trapped in a horror movie with your friends?

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In Chinese, saying “yeeha” means you need to use the restroom.

Ancient Greeks wouldn’t eat beans because they believed that they contained the souls of the dead.

Dogs judge people’s trustworthiness and will stop listening to a person if they prove unreliable.

Kissing can cause tooth decay.

Most reality show contracts take away the cast’s right to sue if they’re portrayed inaccurately.


Question: Fewer than 1-in-3 adults can do THIS without looking like an idiot.

Answer: Use a yo-yo.

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An Australian woman really wanted to avoid paying baggage fees on her flight, so she faked a baby bump using her carry-on items. Travel writer Rebecca Andrews provided a step-by-step guide on how she faked a pregnancy using the heaviest items that she had packed. That included wearing something really stretchy, wrapping her electronics in satin, molding it to replicate a smooth bump, then layering clothes on top. She also put her laptop down her back to save carry-on weight. She managed to get through security, but once she reached her gate, she dropped her boarding pass, and when she bent down, airport employees noticed the shape of her laptop down her back. At that point, she admitted that she had “triple-layered” to avoid the fee but never copped to the fact that she wasn’t really pregnant.

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Have you ever had to go to the Emergency Room for a very unexpected – or embarrassing reason? So have these people. The BuzzFeed community was asked for their stories – and they delivered . . .

⇒ “I broke my foot doing the ‘putting on skinny jeans’ dance-and-jump like a true former emo kid. The woman taking my X-rays told me I had to come up with a better story.”

⇒ “I was in the ER last week for spraining my wrist while opening a lollipop.”

⇒ “One time, I was making a birthday gift for my brother and was using super glue. While I was squeezing the tube, some shot out at my eye and I had to go to the ER to get it cleaned, which they did immediately — but then I had to wait 7 hours for an exam.”

⇒ “I sent my poor husband to the ER when he tickled me and I stuck my hand out in self-defense, unfortunately scratching his cornea with my fingernail. The doctor who treated him very seriously asked him if he was being abused.”

⇒ “My now-husband took me to the ER at midnight because I was crying hysterically and having a panic attack because a ladybug got stuck inside my ear. Spoiler alert: There was no ladybug in my ear.”

⇒ “I went to the ER with the sharpest, most excruciating pain in my abdomen. I had blood drawn, gave a urine sample, and even had an ultrasound — only to be told I was just very constipated.”

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My doctor gave me six months to live, but when I couldn’t pay the bill he gave me six months more.”~ Walter Matthau

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Rare Walrus Calf Found Alone Is Rescued, Receives Round-The-Clock Cuddling Sessions