Show Notes for Monday, February 19, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with comedian, filmmaker, influencer, “professional leisure athlete,” and one of the most influential voices in modern winter sports culture Katie Burrell. Katie co-wrote/directs/stars in a new film "Weak Layers". The film is available now on demand.


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February 19th

Anniversary Of Iwo Jima

International Tug-Of-War Day

National Arabian Horse Day

National Chocolate Mint Day

National Lash Day

National Vet Girls Rise Day

Prevent Plagiarism Day

Us Coast Guard Reserve Birthday

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Walking down memory lane can help you deal with physical pain. That’s the conclusion of researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. They say that taking a break to look at old photos or to reminisce actually provides relief from general aches and pains. The study found that feeling nostalgic helps people overcome low levels of pain by reducing brain activity. While these feelings have been found to reduce people’s perception of pain, biological mechanisms at work have remained a mystery until now. Yearning for a “simpler time” reduces brain activity and could help people overcome low levels of pain, like headaches. While there is a wide variety of pain medication to choose from, they are potentially addictive and come with the risk of side effects. The new findings suggest nostalgia may be a drug-free way for people to alleviate low levels of pain.

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Incompetent people are often so incompetent that they don’t realize their own incompetence. According to the “Dunning-Kruger effect”, people who are ignorant or unskilled in any area are too inept to notice, so they end up thinking they’re far more competent than they actually are.


James Cameron already has ideas for “Avatar” 6 and 7. The acclaimed sci-fi filmmaker told People: “We’re fully through (writing) movie 5, and I’ve got ideas for 6 and 7”, although he pointed out that by that time, he’ll probably be “handing the baton on”. If Cameron has his way, the Avatar series could one day be on par with mega-franchises like Star Trek and Star Wars, which both inspired him.

Tom Holland is hanging up the spandex and taking on Shakespeare’s most famous doomed lover. The “Spider-Man: No Way Home” star will play ‘Romeo’ this summer in London’s West End. The revival, billed as a “pulsating new vision of Shakespeare’s immortal tale of wordsmiths, rhymers, lovers and fighters”, has also attracted major stars like James McAvoy, Emilia Clarke, Tom Hiddleston and Jessica Chastain. Holland’s limited run will last for 12 weeks, beginning in May. No word yet on who will be playing ‘Juliet’.

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A study says frequent travel benefits marriage. 

Despite what your mother always said, it turns out there are some things that vegetables CAN’T do. Eating veggies may NOT help protect you against heart disease, according to a new study that’s triggered strong reactions from critics. An analysis of the diets of nearly 400,000 British adults found that raw vegetables can benefit the heart, but not cooked vegetables. What’s more, the University of Oxford researchers said any heart-related benefit from vegetables vanished altogether when they accounted for lifestyle factors such as physical activity, smoking, drinking, fruit consumption, red and processed meat consumption, and use of vitamin and mineral supplements. But other experts were quick to chime in. Naveed Sattar, a professor of cardiovascular and metabolic medicine at the University of Glasgow, said: “There is good trial evidence that eating foods rich in fibre such as vegetables can help lower weight, and improve…risk factors known to cause heart disease.” And Alice Lichtenstein, senior scientist at Tufts University’s Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory, said: “Picking out one single component…and…adding it to the diet, e.g., vegetables, is not likely to result in the desired effect. One thing that has become clear over the past decade is we should not be looking at single foods or nutrients, rather the whole dietary pattern.”

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Platypuses sweat milk.

Fleas jump at about 140 times the force of gravity – 20 times that of a space shuttle during launch.

When awake, the human brain produces enough electricity to power a small light bulb.

Perspiration is odorless; it is the bacteria on the skin that creates an odor.

Just 30 minutes of daily complaining can physically damage your brain. And listening to someone else constantly complain also negatively affects brain function. 


Question:  A study showed that sales of THESE triple during the week before the Super Bowl. What are they?

Answer:  La-Z Boy recliners

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Most Sinful States in America (2024)

Each of the 50 states has its own virtues and vices. For example, New Mexico has the worst drug problem, and it certainly comes as no surprise that Nevada is the most gambling-addicted. Some states are more well-behaved than others, though. In order to determine the states that most give in to their desires, WalletHub compared the 50 states across 55 key indicators of immoral or illicit behavior. Our data set ranges from violent crimes per capita to excessive drinking to the share of the population with gambling disorders.

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(According to nutritionists . . .)

1. Shiitake mushrooms:  They reduce inflammation and benefit immune function.

2. Sweet potatoes:  Many nutrients, antioxidants, and lots of fiber.

3. Jicama:  Add this root veggie to smoothies or dip in hummus to take advantage of its prebiotic fiber.

4. Green peas:  Quality starchy carbs and lots of fiber and protein. Also helps combat cancers.

5. Broccoli sprouts:  Help heal the gut, reduce inflammation and provide antioxidants.

6. Garlic:  Many healthful properties, including its effect on cholesterol and combatting cancer.

7. Kimchi:  This fermented Korean veggie mixture is good for cholesterol levels and for your gut.

8. Beets:  Full of antioxidants and vitamins, protecting cells against DNA damage and cancer.

9. Carrots:  A rich source of vitamin A and…you guessed it…beta-carotene, which supports immune function and eye health.

10: Brussels sprouts:  A great source of vitamins C, K, fiber and folate, great for regulating blood sugar.

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