Show Notes for Friday, February 23, 2024

Today we visit with attorney turned author McCracken Poston. His new book “Zenith Man: Death, Love, and Redemption in a Georgia Courtroom” is based on a true story that he was involved in. As the attorney who helped a TV repair man who was accused of murder. This bizarre story is a great example of truth being stranger than fiction. AVAILABLE NOW:

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February 23rd

Curling Is Cool Day

Diesel Engine Day

National Banana Bread Day

National Chili Day

National Dog Biscuit Day

National Hospitality Workers Appreciation Day

National Rationalization Day

National Tile Day

National Toast Day

Pinocchio Day

Play Tennis Day

Tootsie Roll Day

World Understanding And Peace Day

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According to a new survey, the average person doesn’t start seriously monitoring their health until age 38 — and often not until they experience some sort of health scare. The poll of 2,000 adults in the UK also found that starting to experience new aches and pains or reaching a milestone birthday were among the triggers that encouraged people to take better care of themselves. Others were prompted to take action after a loved one passed away or experienced a health issue. The study also found that 11% of adults admit they still don’t take their health very seriously. Celebs also play a part in making people take notice of their health. After it was announced that King Charles was undergoing treatment for an enlarged prostate, the UK Health Service’s webpage about the condition received 11 times more visits than the previous day.

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A tree-shaking new study found that eating nuts doesn’t lead to weight gain, as previously thought. A team from Vanderbilt University Medical Center found that more than half of Americans fall short of the recommended daily intake of nuts and seeds (5-7 ounces per week). In their experiment, nut-consuming people saw significant health benefits. Women experienced a 67% reduction in Metabolic Syndrome risk, while men saw a 42% decrease. Both genders maintained their body weight, and women showed reduced waist circumference, while men exhibited lowered blood insulin levels. It was also found that the body might absorb 5% fewer calories from nuts than previously estimated.

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House of the Dragon” Season 2 is on the way, and star Matt Smith may have narrowed down the release date. In a podcast appearance, Smith said he has heard the new season will be out this August. And while it is exciting to hear a specific month, some fans were disappointed that the show isn’t coming sooner. That’s because HBO executive Casey Bloys said earlier that the show will return in “early summer 2024.”

Katy Perry is saying goodbye to “American Idol” after 7 seasons. She announced her exit from the reality competition on “Jimmy Kimmel Live”. Kimmel asked Perry how long she would stay as a judge on the talent show, to which the singer said she was planning to attend the Rock in Rio music festival in Brazil this fall. Perry then dropped the bomb, saying, “So I think this will probably be my last season for Idol.” She continued, saying: “I love Idol so much. It’s connected me with the heart of America but I feel like I need to feel that pulse to my own beat.”

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If your phone gets wet, put it in rice. It’s one of those “tru-isms” that, up until now, no one has dared to doubt. But believe it or not, Apple is warning users NOT to bury their iPhones in rice if they become soaked, because it could do your device more harm than good. If your phone does get wet, it may display an alert, telling you it has detected liquid in the lightning or USB-C connector, or on the cable or accessory itself. To protect it, you won’t be able to use the accessory or charge the phone until everything is dry. On its website, Apple warns: “If you charge your iPhone while the Lightning or USB-C connector is wet, the pins on the connector or cable can corrode and cause permanent damage or stop functioning.” So…what should you do? Apple’s website says: “Don’t put your iPhone in a bag of rice. Doing so could allow small particles of rice to damage your iPhone.” Instead, Apple tells you to tap your iPhone gently against your hand with the connector facing down, to remove excess liquid. Next, leave your iPhone in a dry area with some airflow for at least 30 minutes, then try to use the charger or accessory again. If you still see the warning – do it again.

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Sloths can hold their breath longer than dolphins can.

Zoologists say a tiger’s scent markings smell like buttered popcorn.

The average person spends 2 weeks of his/her life kissing.

Flamingos bend their knees at the ankle, not the knee.

Lobsters taste with their feet.

Amazon’s largest warehouse is the size of 17 football fields.


Question: 21% of us have no idea how to do THIS with our car. What is it?

Answer: Operate cruise control

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A ramen bar in Houston is struggling to stay afloat — so the owner decided to start an OnlyFans account to help with finances. In an Instagram post, Christopher Huang wrote that he has started an OnlyFans account for Ninja Ramen, and invited customers to: “Send me pictures of you eating our hot noods (N-O-O-D-S), and I’ll post them (with your consent, of course).” Yes, the account is real, and yes, Huang is serious — but OnlyFans is just part of a larger plan. He wants to do even more events and collaborations — “cool and weird things” – aimed at saving his business. As he put it: “I don’t know how to ask for help in an elegant manner.”

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If you’re looking for your perfect match…in a dog, then you might want to turn to AI. A new program developed by computer scientists at the University of East London and the University of Pennsylvania can analyze a dog’s behavior and predict their basic personality type with up to 99% accuracy. The groundbreaking tech, called “C-BARQ” (not even kidding…) uses machine learning algorithms to classify dogs into one of 5 personality categories based on their responses to everyday situations. The researchers say this tool could revolutionize how dogs are selected and trained for specialized working roles such as guide, assistance, detection, and search and rescue. And it may improve the pet adoption process by personality-matching dogs with compatible owners. Here are the 5 dog personality types…

1. Excitable/Hyperattached: Energetic, attached, playful, hard to settle down

2. Anxious/Fearful: Shy, startles easily, fearful of unfamiliar people or dogs

3. Aloof/Predatory: Low attachment/attention-seeking, high prey drive

4. Reactive/Assertive: Aggressive tendencies, reacts strongly to discipline

5. Calm/Agreeable: Low aggression/fear, eager to please, fast learner

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