Show Notes for Monday, October 02, 2023

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Siobhan Fallon Hogan (Men in Black, Forrest Gump & more) about her new film Shelter in Solitude... in theaters this Friday, October 6

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October 2nd

National Custodial Workers Recognition Day

International Decorative Painting Day

Guardian Angels Day

International Day Of Non-Violence

National Produce Misting Day

National Smarties Day

World Farm Animals Day

National Name Your Car Day

Fried Scallops Day

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A massive study has revealed the only habit you can adopt — that is linked to bettering your intelligence. According to an analysis of over 1,300 studies involving millions of people, openness to engage and explore new experiences, ideas, information, etc., is the only personality trait with a substantial correlation to intelligence. Researchers at University of California say they also found that being the stereotypical “moody genius” is actually a strong predictor of lower intelligence.

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That phenomenon of seeing a smile in an inanimate object is called ‘face pareidolia’, and researchers have found that it is more common among women who just gave birth. When shown images of random objects, postpartum women tended to identify illusionary faces not seen by other women. Researchers think this is because new mothers have higher levels of oxytocin, the “love” and “trust” hormone involved in social bonding, which previous studies have connected to the brain’s ability to recognize facial expressions.

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Despite previous reports, Robert DeNiro will NOT be rehashing his famous “You Talkin’ to me” line in a commercial for Uber. Messenger quotes a source as saying the Academy Award winner won’t be reprising his role as ‘Travis Bickle’ from 1976’s “Taxi Driver”, or using any of the character’s lines for his upcoming Uber commercial. However, according to an Uber spokesperson, De Niro will indeed star in an ad filming “in London for a new Uber UK campaign, which will launch later in the year.”

A new “Basketball Wives” series is coming to VH1. “Basketball Wives: Orlando” will premiere this fall and take a “fresh look at how the women of the Orlando basketball scene navigate the competitive world of sports.” Basketball Wives: Orlando will star Ashley Snell, Danielle Miller, Lyndzie Marble, Mackenzie Hyatt, Mehgan James, Morgan Bledsoe, Mulan Hernandez, Nique Brown, and Nikki Nicole. Fans will see their lavish lifestyles, triumphs and tribulations — and much more — as they deal with love, rivalry, and the spotlight, whether they like it or not.

Usher will be the headlining performer at the 2024 Super Bowl Halftime show. Apple Music, the NFL and Roc Nation made the announcement yesterday. The game takes place at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11. Usher said: “It’s an honor of a lifetime to finally check a Super Bowl performance off my bucket list. I can’t wait to bring the world a show unlike anything else they’ve seen from me before.” This will actually mark his second Super Bowl appearance. He performed — and saved the day — for the Black Eyed Peas when that group headlined the big game in 2011. LINK:

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51-year-old Dane Cook married his 24-year-old girlfriend.

It’s the eternal household battle. Well, one of them, at least: Should you rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher? Well, if popular opinion is the barometer, the answer is…yes. According to a survey commissioned by energy experts Utilita, 62% of dishwasher owners admit to washing their items before putting them in the machine. The problem, the company says, is that this leads to a staggering 95 million liters of cold water being poured down the sink every single day, totaling 7.6 billion gallons annually. 59% say they pre-rinse dishes because they think it prevents long-term machine issues. However, 53% of those who DON’T pre-rinse counter this by arguing that dishwashers are designed to wash dishes thoroughly, making the step unnecessary. 42% said they only load their dishwasher when their dishes are “sparkling clean”, which, if nothing else, seems kind of odd. Utilita says people who rinse with hot water spend an average of $46.54 per year to do so, while those who use cold water spend about $13.70. Other reasons given for pre-rinsing dishes included: Wanting to keep the dishwasher clean, avoiding breaking the machine, Force of habit, and to avoid the dishwasher smelling.

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Electric cars were introduced in 1896, and by the end of the century, almost 50% of cars worldwide were electric.

Two-thirds of the people on earth have never seen snow.

Cats don’t have a collarbone, and therefore can fit through any opening the size of their head.

Elizabeth Taylor arrived late for her own funeral. The film star left instructions requesting that her coffin should arrive 15 minutes late.


Question: A survey found that 1 in 7 people would end a new relationship if they were not compatible in THIS area. What is it?

Answer: The food they eat

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A new Ohio factory has been announced, which will produce electric air taxis, capable of carrying 5 people. Joby Aviation will be capable of delivering up to 500 electric vertical take-off and landing aircraft per year from the new facility in Dayton, the birthplace of aviation. The Wright Brothers opened the first American airplane factory there in 1910. Joby’s production aircraft is designed to transport a pilot, plus 4 passengers at speeds of up to 200mph (322kph), with a maximum range of 100 miles and a “revolutionary quiet noise profile” that they say is barely audible against the backdrop of cities. The company plans to redefine urban transportation by operating the aircraft as part of aerial ride-sharing networks around the world, starting in 2025, using partnerships with Delta and Uber.

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Even for the iPhone 15 Pro Max base model with 256 gigs of storage, you are looking at US$1,199. Here’s how much of an average monthly salary that works out to be for those in other countries…

Egypt: 821%

Pakistan: 816%

Nigeria: 754%

Venezuela: 655%

Iran: 397%

Philippines: 392%

Turkye: 292%

Argentina: 286%

Brazil: 280%

Thailand: 220%

India: 213%

Russia: 202%

Malaysia 148%, Portugal: 112%, Sweden 47%, Finland 43%, UK 42%, New Zealand 41%, Ireland 41%, Canada 39%, Norway 37%, Denmark 35%, Netherlands 35%, Australia 35%, UAE 34%, USA 28%.

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Officer Rips Off Vest, Sprints Into Water To Save TWO Swimmers In Rip Current