Show Notes for Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Today we visit with Jim Capobianco, oscar-nominated writer of Ratatouille and writer-director-producer of new film THE INVENTOR, in theaters NOW!


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September 20

National Care For Kids Day

National Fried Rice Day

Pepperoni Pizza Day

National String Cheese Day

National Punch Day

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A statistical look at who we are and the things we do …
• 39% of parents admit they’ve used their kid as an excuse to buy a McHappy Meal.
• 99% of us will NOT choose a middle seat when flying.
• 37% of drivers claim they have NEVER honked their car horn!
• 11% of us have ripped our pants while exercising.

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Four in 10 pet parents say they’d take a lower salary to work from home and be with their pets, according to a new survey. On average, pet parents begin to miss their furry friends just 37 minutes after being apart, and throughout the day, pets enter their owners’ thoughts about 13 times. 44% of the 2,000 people surveyed said they get worried about their pets experiencing separation anxiety. And 31% use pet cameras to keep an eye on their pets’ activities.

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Donny Osmond really is “Sweet and Innocent.” In a new interview, the Osmonds singer, who is 65, claims that he has never uttered a curse word in his entire life. Why? Quote: “Because I never heard my father curse. He was tough, but he never swore.” When pressed, though, Osmond admitted “There are certain people I would love to say certain words to at certain times, but I just think, ‘Be like your dad.'” And when that happens, the ‘Puppy Love’ singer said: “Obviously I still think the words!”

The Nun II” kicked off the fall box office, scaring up a solid $32 million estimated opening weekend domestically. The first “Nun” was released in 2018 as a spinoff of the “Conjuring” horror series, and is the highest grossing film in the franchise with a $53 million domestic opening and $365 million globally. In second place over the weekend was “The Equalizer 3,” with an estimated $13 million second weekend, equal to a big 63% drop from its $34.6 million opening.

A famous piece of “Star Wars” history, thought for decades to be completely lost, is going under the hammer next month and is expected to fetch a staggering price. An original 20-inch model of an X-wing starfighter used in the climatic space battle in the 1977 classic — believed to be what fans term the elusive “missing X-wing” — is set to be sold on Oct. 14-15 in Dallas, with bidding starting at $400,000.

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Research shows marijuana smokers tend to be skinnier.

A dietician says the cure for a hangover is sitting right there in your grocery store. And it’s not a greasy bag of chips and a Red Bull. Lucy Kerrison says kombucha and kimchi are key to getting rid of the pounding headaches and the stomach-churning the morning after hitting the town. The fermented products promote better gut health due to their probiotic content. Quote: “We know the liver is responsible for alcohol metabolism, so looking after your gut health and liver can have a positive impact.” She says the salt content helps with water retention, and fermented foods such as kimchi also contain live bacteria which can have a positive impact on our gut microbiome, something which can be damaged with excess alcohol consumption. Fermented drinks such as kombucha are also believed to help control blood sugar and soothe symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.

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The word ‘News’ is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points – North, East, West, and South!

Google’s name is a play on the word ‘googol’, which refers to the number 1 followed by one hundred zeroes.

✓ ‘Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia’ is the fear of long words.

Just as some people talk in their sleep, sign language speakers have been know to sign in their sleep.

56% of typing is completed by your left hand


Question: These are 700% larger today than they were 100 years ago. What?

Answer: Wine glasses.

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In Florida, they’re building things — out of real-life LEGO bricks. Construction firm Renco USA says its intuitively-made building blocks that work just like LEGO bricks are really catching on in the industry. The interlocking blocks can be quickly and quietly assembled into walls, floors, and even roofs, using only a special adhesive and a rubber mallet. That’s it! No heavy cutting, welding, or masonry is needed on the job site. No cranes needed, and those installing plumbing, ventilation, or electrical work can treat the finished block walls like normal concrete. The company uses process similar to injection molding to take the blocks, made of a mineral composite, and turn them into a variety of shapes, from the standard LEGO bricks to roofbeams and joists. In Palm Springs, a $21 million, 96-unit housing complex is being built by just 11 workers.

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From Bat Cave, North Carolina, to Dollarbeg, Scotland, from a place called Normal to one called Odd, and from Why to Whynot, these place names are from car rental site’s list of the World’s Top 120 Cities with Funny Names…

Bigfoot, Texas

Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania (Definitely worth two in the bush!)

Blowhard, Australia (The home of many famous politicians!)

Boring, Oregon (Stop me if I’m boring you…)

Brainy Borough, New Jersey (No politician ever came from here…)

Bugscuffle Tennessee

Cheesequake, New Jersey (We don’t know what could cause one, but it sure sounds tasty!)

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I always arrive late at the office, but I make up for it by leaving early.” ~ Charles Lamb

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Thrift Store Employee Finds $5,000 In A Shirt, Returns It To The Woman Who Lost It.