Show Notes for Friday, January 05, 2024

Today we visit with Dr. Jan Pol and his son Charles. Tomorrow (January 6) the new season premiere of “The Incredible Dr. Pol” will air at 9pm. Plus a new spin-off series, “The Incredible Pol Farm,” is set to debut at 10pm, immediately following the season premiere of “The Incredible Dr. Pol.”

After 20 incredible seasons of Nat Geo WILD’s smash-hit series, “The Incredible Dr. Pol,” three generations of the Pol family are joining forces to take on their biggest mission yet: building a 350-acre family farm from the ground up!

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January 5th

Day Of Dialogue

George Washington Carver Day

National Bird Day

National Keto Day

National Screenwriters Day

National Whipped Cream Day

Twelfth Night

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If you’ve ever needed an excuse to sleep in on a Saturday morning when your partner is urging you to get up and “get some stuff done”, this is it: New research published in the journal Sleep Health indicates that that sleeping in on weekends could actually save your life in the long run. Scientists at Nanjing Medical University in China analyzed how sleep cycles affected the health of 3,400 people. They found that an extra 2 hours of sleep on the weekend can reduce the chances of a heart attack or stroke by 63% — especially for people who average less than 6 hours of sleep during the week. On the other hand, a study published earlier this year showed that people who sleep more than 9 hours per night have an increased chance of suffering a stroke.

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If you’re going to take a sick day, you might as well enjoy yourself – and in doing so, you may end up making yourself feel better. According to a survey of 2,000 millennial parents of school-age kids, it takes less than 30 minutes to start feeling better after indulging in their favorite sick-day foods. The parents’ fav comfort foods? Soup (65%), broth (42%), crackers (35%), and popsicles (35%) top the list. Some less common (but still popular) comfort foods include stew (21%) and pasta (14%). For children who are feeling under the weather, they are most likely to ask for mac and cheese (23%), toast (21%), pudding

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George Clooney may be returning to the “Ocean’s” franchise. In a new interview with Uproxx while promoting his movie “The Boys in the Boat,” Clooney revealed that a script for another “Ocean’s” movie exists, which would seemingly reunite the original trilogy’s cast for a movie set after the events of 2007’s “Ocean’s 13.” He didn’t provide any concrete details, except to say: “We may end up doing another one. It’s actually a great script.” He did hasten to add, however, that he wouldn’t call it “Ocean’s 14”, because the idea of the film is much more like the 1979 heist movie “Going in Style”.

Nearly a year after Jeremy Renner‘s snowplow accident, he stopped by the hospital where he was treated to show his appreciation for the staff. Renner took to Instagram to share a photo of him riding in a RennerVation Foundation firetruck, writing that he recently went “rollin through Reno, NV with joy, blessings, and [pizza emoji].” He added in the caption that he also went to the Renown Regional Medical Center to “see kids/superheroes, first responders, and doctors, nurses and staff…Paying my respects and celebrating love, life and the blessings it brings to us all.” LINK:

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Prince Harry’s relationship with Prince William remains seriously strained — but he and wife Meghan Markle are looking to make amends with King Charles, according to a royal author. Ingrid Seward claims the Sussexes are making a resolution to reunite with the monarch in the New Year. Seward, who has written more than a dozen books on the royal family — told GB News: “Obviously King Charles wants to see his son and his grandchildren, and last summer he apparently invited them to Balmoral, which they turned down”, but she believes Harry and Markle will make a more concerted effort with the King in 2024.

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It is illegal to purchase or consume Jack Daniel’s Whiskey in the town in which it is produced (Lynchburg, Tennessee).

When tea was made available in bags, it was intended to be removed from the bags by customers, but they found it easier to brew tea without removing it.

Cucumber, pressed to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds, can cure bad breath.

If you’re over 100 years old, there’s an 80% chance you’re a woman.

White-faced capuchin monkeys greet each other by sticking their fingers up each others’ noses.

There are 10 towns named ‘Hollywood’ in the United States.


Question: 12% of single women say THIS is the #1 deal breaker on a first date. What is it?

Answer: Being picked up in a dirty or messy vehicle

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A Minnesota woman is suing a dentist who she says performed 32 procedures on her in one sitting. Kathleen Wilson of Minneapolis says Dr. Kevin Molldrem administered to her almost twice the legal limit for anesthesia, and performed a battery of procedures, including 8 dental crowns, 4 root canals and 20 fillings — which she says left her disfigured. Dr. Avrum Goldstein, a Florida dentist who reviewed Wilson’s case, said that Molldrem performed dental procedures involving 28 teeth in a single session, which is “impossible…if… done properly.”

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Isn’t the most difficult thing in the world knowing how to do something, but watching someone do it wrong without commenting?

You know how most packages say ‘Open Here’? What is the protocol if the package says, ‘Open Somewhere Else’?

Is air travel nature’s way of making you look like your passport photo?

When someone tells you to ‘reboot’ your computer, does that mean kicking it again?

Why isn’t ‘palindrome’ spelled the same way backwards?

Aren’t the only people who really listen to an argument the neighbors?

Are people getting more stupid or do we just notice it more as we age?

Isn’t a desk just a trash can with drawers?

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