Show Notes for Monday, January 29, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Kim Coates and Lili Simmons about their new film “Double Down South”

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January 29th

Curmudgeons Day

Freethinkers Day

National Carnation Day

National Corn Chip Day

National Puzzle Day

Seeing Eye Dog Day

World Automobile Day

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Maintaining long-term exercise habits is not an easy thing to do. Here’s the good news: Researchers in China say that dancing, being a social and enjoyable exercise, may be the ideal solution for those looking to lose weight. In a series of tests, the scientists found that getting your groove on leads to significant improvements in body mass, waist circumference, and body fat in those who are overweight or obese. Additionally, they found that dance enhances blood pressure, insulin sensitivity, physical fitness, cognitive functions, and mental health, AND can also aid in managing health conditions such as diabetes, gallstones, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular diseases.

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Stanley cups are all the rage these days, and we’re not talking about the NHL championship trophy. The Stanley company’s “Quencher” tumblers are selling out in minutes and causing frenzies in supermarkets. But it seems one California woman wasn’t interested in paying up to $60 for a water cup. Police in Roseville pulled over and arrested a 23-year-old woman with 65 stolen Stanley cups valued at nearly US$2,500. Cops learned of the alleged theft after staff at a nearby store “saw a woman take a shopping cart full of Stanley water bottles without paying for them,” and “refused to stop for staff and stuffed her car with the stolen merchandise.” An officer spotted the vehicle nearby, and the woman, who was not named, was arrested for grand theft. Cops wrote in a release: “While Stanley Quenchers are all the rage, we strongly advise against turning to crime to fulfill your hydration habits.

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Ryan Gosling got an Oscar nomination for his role in “Barbie,” but Margot Robbie — was left out in the cold. The Academy Award nominations were announced yesterday, and Gosling is up for Best Supporting Actor — alongside Sterling K. Brown, Robert De Niro, Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo. “Oppenheimer” leads with 13 nominations, followed by the Emma Stone-starring “Poor Things” with 11. “Killers of the Flower Moon” has 10 nominations, and last year’s biggest hit “Barbie” scored 8. In the Best Actress category, Annette Bening is up against Lily Gladstone, Sandra Hüller, Carey Mulligan and Emma Stone. For Best Actor, Bradley Cooper faces off against Colman Domingo, Paul Giamatti, Cillian Murphy, and Jeffrey Wright. The 96th annual Academy Awards will be held March 10, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Oliver Stone has issued an apology to Ryan Gosling for blasting the actor for playing the role of ‘Ken’ in the wildly popular “Barbie” film. The legendary director posted a statement on X, praising the movie, after he accused Gosling of accepting the role of Barbie’s boyfriend solely for the money in a recently resurfaced 2023 interview. In his post on X, Stone wrote that he “was able to see Barbie in a theater back in July and appreciated the film for its originality and its themes”, adding: “I found the filmmakers’ approach certainly different than what I expected. I apologize for speaking ignorantly.”

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A report says that sleeping more on the weekend can help reduce your risk of heart disease.

Keith “Bang Bang” McCurdy is best known for tattooing the A-list – from Rihanna to Justin Bieber and LeBron James. But now, he’s on a quest to turn tattoos into medical diagnostic devices, using “Magic Ink” — a tattooing ink which can be turned on or off by being exposed to light. He has joined forces with the professor at the University of Colorado who invented the ink. The duo believe that Magic Ink will eventually be used to warn people with diabetes about their blood sugar, or to alert people to slap on sunscreen. Magic Ink may also someday allow people to get tattoos that aren’t so permanent. McCurdy said: “You could get a patch of ink and you could change that picture inside your skin.”

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Movie theaters make roughly 85% of their profit off concession stands.

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

CDs were created to hold 74 minutes of music because that is the duration of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.

In Greece, you can lose your driver’s license for being “poorly dressed” or “unbathed”.


Question: 17% of people agree: Doing THIS boosts our creativity. What is it?

Answer: Listening to music

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Miller Lite is selling mints for people who miss the taste of beer during Dry January. Miller Lite Beer Mints promise an initial taste of mint, followed by “the subtle, yet great taste of Miller Lite that leaves consumers’ breath feeling fresh and their taste buds hoppy.” The mints come in a $5 tin with the beer’s iconic logo on the front.

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You Lose Most of Your Heat from Your Head: Where your body loses heat is closely related to surface area, and the head has only about 9% of the body’s surface area. On the other hand, if the rest of you is all covered up and your head isn’t, then you DO lose most of your heat from your head…

To Warm Up, Sip Coffee or Brandy: Caffeine and alcohol actually hinder the body’s ability to produce heat, and can cause your core temperature to drop. Instead, drink warm water, or something with sugar.

If You Go Out in the Cold, You’ll Catch a Cold: You catch cold from a virus, not from cold temperatures.

Rub Your Fingers or Toes to Warm Them: Wiggle them instead. If exposed skin becomes cold, cover it with a warm hand until it feels better. Rubbing can cause tissue damage.

Try to Resist Shivering: Shivering means that your body is trying to warm up, and that’s good. In fact, shivering can triple your body’s heat production.

If I’m Feeling Cold, You Must Be Feeling It Too: Age, gender, fitness level and acclimatization all determine when you “feel” cold. And it’s been proven that women generally feel cold before men do, possibly because they have less heat-generating ability.

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