Show Notes for Friday, December 29, 2023

Today we visit with AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR champion DANIEL GIL. He is the author of Kingdom Ninja: A Warrior’s Guide to Physical, Mental, and Spiritual Health.

Renowned athlete and American Ninja Warrior sensation Daniel Gil is set to captivate audiences with his new book, Kingdom Ninja, a compelling memoir detailing his remarkable journey from childhood dreams to becoming a world-class competitor.

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December 29th

International Cello Day

Still Need To Do Day

National Pepper Pot Day

Tick Tock Day

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So – at what age did you first begin to “feel” like an adult? Or, are you still waiting? One in 4 of us don’t really feel like adults until their late 20s, says a new study. A poll of 2,000 uh . . . adults . . . found that 6% didn’t really get that feeling until they hit their mid-30s. Some more findings from the OnePoll survey conducted in the US 

Some “adulting” things that people admitted to enjoying included grocery shopping (65%), balancing their budget (62%), doing dishes (60%), laundry (57%) and even vacuuming (56%)

74% said cleaning their home is enjoyable, while 77% claimed cleaning is therapeutic for them – AND 26% actually take joy in shopping for a new vacuum.

Gen Z was the most afraid to admit they like vacuuming (62%), while millennials’ guilty pleasure is doing dishes (40%) and Gen X has a deep appreciation for grocery shopping (44%).

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Reading books stimulates the imagination more effectively than watching TV, says a new study. UK researchers found that unlike reading, where mental visualization is necessary, television and movies present ready-made images, reducing the need for imaginative thinking. They say given its significance, especially in children, toward abilities such as planning, creativity, and empathy, fostering imagination is of paramount importance. And encouraging reading over screen-based entertainment could be a key strategy in nurturing imaginative skills.

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ABC has announced the full lineup of performers for “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest 2024”. K-pop group NewJeans will be performing, as well as Post Malone and Ivy Queen. Previously announced performers include Aqua, Ellie Goulding, Green Day, Janelle MonĂ¡e, Loud Luxury x Two Friends with Bebe Rexha, Ludacris, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Paul Russell, and Thirty Seconds to Mars. Ryan Seacrest is returning, of course. He’ll be in New York City’s Times Square with Rita Ora. The show will also be broadcast from Hollywood, with Jeannie Mai, and Dayanara Torres is returning to co-host from Puerto Rico.

Tiffany Haddish is making headlines again, this time by announcing her latest book, a collection of essays and stories titled “I Curse You With Joy”, out May 7. In a press release, she said: “This book is me, highs and lows. The good, the bad, the ugly and of course the funny. The wig is off.” The announcement of comes on the heels of Haddish’s second DUI arrest in 2 years. In November, she was discovered sleeping behind the wheel of her vehicle with the engine running. LINK:

Tom Cruise rented out an entire floor of the swanky London restaurant Novikov Friday night to wow his new flame Elsina Khayrova. UK newspaper The Sun reported that the “Mission Impossible” star “seemed very loved up” and appeared to be “hanging on every word Elsina was saying,” according to an eyewitness. Cruise and the Russian socialite were joined by his security guard, who stepped in when a member of staff asked for a picture. He reportedly dropped over $600 on a lobster, seafood and sushi dish at the Russian-owned restaurant, and tipped the staff over $100 before he and his date “slipped out the side door into a waiting getaway car.”

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Doritos has unveiled a nacho cheese flavored booze.

A 4-month-old baby was found asleep and unharmed in a “cradle” of fallen limbs after being sucked up in a Tennessee tornado. Mom Sydney Moore watched as the bassinet containing her infant son Lord followed the roof of her mobile home into the funnel of a tornado, and she thought she’d never see him again. Surviving the collapse of her home, she searched desperately for the baby with her boyfriend, who had been thrown by the force of the funnel, breaking his arm and shoulder. Then, a miracle. Lord was spotted in what looked like “a little tree cradle”, unscathed, lying asleep in the crook of a fallen tree. Moore’s sister said it looked as though the baby was placed there by “an angel”. A GoFundMe has been started to replace the family’s home.

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By age 50, your eyes will let in 20% less light than they did in your 20s.

Stats show that the less religious you are, the more likely you are to believe in aliens.

Belly buttons grow special hairs to catch lint.

Right-handed men tend to put on their pants ‘right-leg first’ (and vice-versa).

Drunk men smile more often than drunk women.


Question: A survey found THIS is the gift we most often buy in the wrong size. What is it?

Answer: Gloves

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Have you ever felt like enjoying one, single McDonald’s Chicken McNugget? If you were in Switzerland, you could order exactly that. McD’s there are offering a single-McNugget option to celebrate the menu item’s 40th birthday. Fans love to enjoy jokey theorems about the breaded bites – and there is also intense competition over who gets the final McNugget. According to the new campaign, by making singles available at the fast-food restaurant, “Everyone gets the last nugget.” Each special Nug sells for 1.20 Swiss francs. (US$1.36). LINK:

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According to a panel of “expert sources”…

1. “Stranger Things” (2016 – 2025)

2. “Bojack Horseman” (2014 – 2020)

3. “Master of None” (2015 – 2021)

4. “Squid Game” (since 2021)

5. “Orange Is The New Black” (2013 – 2019)

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Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read.” ~ Groucho Marx

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Two Friends Have Surprised Over 400 Nursing Home Residents With Christmas Gifts