Show Notes for Tuesday, October 24, 2023

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October 24th

United Nations Day

Black Thursday

National Crazy Day

National Good & Plenty Day

National Kangaroo Awareness Day

National Senior UTI Awareness Day

Take Back Your Time Day

World Development Information Day

World Polio Day

World Tripe Day

National Food Day

National Bologna Day

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If you’re the type who just CAN’T put down that bag of potato chips until it’s gone, you’re not alone. Not only that, science is now telling us the problem isn’t you, it’s the junk food. In fact, after a series of studies, a University of Michigan professor says that ultra-processed foods, or UPFs, are just as addictive as nicotine, cocaine or heroin — and more than 1 in 10 of us are hooked. Prof. Ashley Gearhardt, who created the Yale Food Addiction Scale by applying the same criteria that experts use to diagnose substance addiction, says her analysis of 281 studies across 36 countries found that a staggering 14% of adults are hooked on UPFs. Examples of ultra-processed foods include sausage, ice cream, soft drinks, and sugary cereals. Even worse, eating these foods has been linked to cognitive decline, cancer, psychological distress and even early death. Why do we become addicted to junk food? Eating ultra-processed foods triggers a rush of dopamine followed by a sudden drop-off, resulting in an endless cycle of craving, getting a fix and crashing — similar to that of someone who is addicted to alcohol or drugs.

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There’s one bathroom item that’s even dirtier than your toilet – and you’ll never guess what it is. Experts are telling us we should be washing our bathmats every week or two. Rikki Fothergill, a cleaning expert from the e-commerce company Big Bathroom Shop, said: “A survey found a third admitted to washing their mats just two times a year”. And a study found that the bathmat has even more bacteria than a toilet seat. Frequent washing is especially important as we approach winter, in order to maintain a mold-free bathroom environment.

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Pete Davidson is perfecting his Kenan Thompson impression, just in time for his “Saturday Night Live” homecoming. After being shut down by the Hollywood writers’ strike in May, the sketch show is returning for season 49, with Davidson hosting the season premiere October 14th. Taking his job very seriously in a new promo video, Davidson munches on chips and announces his return to SNL cast members Bowen Yang and Chloe Fineman. And most importantly, he tries out his Kenan impression by mimicking one of the comedian’s famously meme-able facial expressions. After striking a pose, he tells Yang and Fineman, “That was my Kenan face.” LINK:

Ken Jeong is looking to get into daytime. “The Masked Singer” judge is developing a talk show, with a projected 2024 launch. He recorded a test show in New York on Friday. The show is being developed and produced under the SAG Network Code, which allows actors and hosts to work on certain projects, including daytime talk shows during the actors strikes. Jim Biederman, who produced “The Kids in the Hall”, is serving as showrunner, writer and director, and is exec producing alongside Jeong.

The Swifties have taken over the box office — as expected. “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour” earned $39 million on its opening day Friday, just shy of the $39.3 million October opening day record set by “Joker” in 2019. With that kind of start, Swift’s concert film has a chance to beat the October opening weekend record also held by “Joker” at $96.2 million. Some industry estimates have the film netting an opening weekend of about $103 million once all the numbers are in. 82% of Friday’s audience were women, and 63% in the 18-34 age group.

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Chemical engineers are pioneering a process to equip ships with the onboard capacity to turn collected plastic garbage into fuel. The result has been named “blue diesel” and would save time, money, and emissions in both the trips necessary for ocean-cleaning vessels to reach the mainland to offload, and in running fuel use. As you may know, millions of tons of plastic enter oceans every year and accumulate where several currents meet. Scientists at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts say they have come up with “a specialized reactor that converts harvested waste plastic using an innovative chemical process…This compresses the plastic at high temperature and high pressure into “blue diesel”.

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Another word for junk food is ‘Lubberwort’.
✓ Bubble wrap was originally invented as wallpaper.

The human eye can distinguish about 500 different shades of gray.

About 1 in 2,000 babies are born with a tooth.

The average beehive needs 40-70 pounds of honey to survive the winter.

Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling meteoric dust.


Question: According to a survey, THIS is the most common good luck charm. What is it?

Answer: A pair of lucky socks

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A teed-off tenant refused to be reeled in after her slippery landlord attempted to hook her into a $250 “pet fee” – for owning a goldfish. In North Carolina leaseholder Avianna Brown’s trending TikTok, she says: “Tell me why my apartment complex tried to charge me $250 for a fish as a pet fee?” (We deleted a swear word in there.) In her eye-popping post, the mother of one shared screenshots of messages from her complex’s leasing office, insisting she fill out a “pet application” and submit a $250 money order for her scaley swimmer. At first, she ignored that, but when the landlord issued Brown a “past due” notice for October’s rent, because of her refusal to cough up the extra $250, she posted her conundrum online. One commenter suggested she “Tell them your fish is your emotional support animal”, because then they would have to “allow it with no fee”. LINK:

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Literal cold showers are effective at relieving many symptoms and are said by some health care professionals to provide an improved sense of well-being. Here are some of the benefits…

Increases endorphins: Taking a cold shower for up to 5 minutes, 2 to 3 times per week, was shown to help relieve symptoms of depression. The cold water sends electrical impulses to your brain, jolting your system to increase alertness, clarity, and energy levels. Endorphins, or “happy hormones”, are also released.

Improves metabolism: White fat is bad, but brown fat plays an important role in adult health. Healthy levels of brown fat also indicate that white fat will be at a healthy level. And brown fat is activated by exposure to cold temperature. This can result in increased metabolism and possible weight loss.

Improved circulation: Regular cold showers can make the circulatory system more efficient. Some people also report that their skin looks better as a result of cold showers, probably thanks to better circulation. And data shows that cold water can promote healing after a sports injury, too, similar to the way ice can reduce inflammation.

Helps fight off common illnesses: Our bodies are designed to become resistant to the elements we are exposed to. Leukocytes help fight infection in the body. The shock of cold water in the bloodstream stimulates leukocytes. This means that taking cold showers can help your resistance to common illnesses, like colds and the flu. And one study indicated that cold showers make the body more resistant to certain types of cancer.

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