Show Notes for Saturday, February 17 and Sunday, February 18, 2024

Today we visit with best selling author, Brad Meltzer. His latest book is called “I am Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Ordinary People Change the World)” by Brad Melzer and illustrated by Chris Eliopoulos. 

Brad is one of the only authors to ever have books on the bestseller list for Non-Fiction, Advice, Children’s Books and even comic books.  He is also the host of Brad Meltzer’s Lost History and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded on the History Channel, and is responsible for helping find the missing 9/11 flag that the firefighters raised at Ground Zero.

I AM RUTH BADER GINSBURG is the 32nd hero in the beloved nonfiction picture book biography series.


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February 17th

Analog To Digital TV Day

Champion Crab Races Day

My Way Day

National Cabbage Day

National Café Au Lait Day

National PTA Founders’ Day

National Public Science Day

National Random Acts Of Kindness Day

National Tennis Pro Day

Who Shall I Be Day

World Human Spirit Day 


February 18th

Cow Milked While Flying In An Airplane Day

National Battery Day

National Crab Stuffed Flounder Day

National Drink Wine Day

Pluto Day

Thumb Appreciation Day

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Elvis Presley has reclaimed his throne as the singer of the most-popular first-dance song for brides and grooms. As part of its annual Real Weddings Study, the wedding-planning website The Knot asked couples to rank the most popular first-dance songs, and for the first time in 7 years, Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ was bumped from the top spot. That’s right, Elvis’ 1961 hit ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ is enjoying a resurgence in popularity, possibly thanks to the recent release of 2 major Elvis-related films, “Elvis” and “Priscilla”. Following Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ at #2, the rest of the top-10 most popular first-dance wedding songs are…

3. ‘Lover’ – Taylor Swift

4. ‘Growing Old with You’ — Restless Road

5. ‘Thank God’ — Kane and Katelyn Brown

6. ‘Joy of My Life’ — Chris Stapleton

7. ‘At Last’ – Etta James

8. ‘You’ — Dan + Shay

9. ‘All Your’n’ — Tyler Childers

10 ‘Better Together’ – Luke Combs

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Some scientists say it’s time to have hurricane categories go to 6. A new study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, argues that hurricanes are becoming so powerful due to climate change, that the upper limit of the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind scale, Category 5, is antiquated. They propose adding a Category 6 label to any tropical cyclone with sustained winds of at least 192mph (309kph), which is “probably faster than most Ferraris.” The scientists say that 5 storms have achieved a hypothetical Category 6, and they’ve all occurred since 2013.


“Saturday Night Live” has announced that Shane Gillis, the comedian who, moments after being hired, was fired from the show, will host the Feb. 24 episode. In 2019, Gillis was one of 3 new additions announced for SNL‘s 45th season. But within hours, Twitter was flooded with questionable clips from Matt and Shane’s Secret Podcast — which Gillis co-hosted — in which he used a racist slur to describe people living in New York City’s Chinatown. He was then fired. 21 Savage will be musical guest on Feb. 24.

Jelly Roll is headed to to “American Idol”. The Grammy nominee will be joining the singing competition’s upcoming 22nd season as a guest mentor and performer to hopeful contestants. He’ll be joining Tori Kelly, who will also be mentoring and performing — returning to the show where she got her start. Last year, Jelly Roll partnered with Lainey Wilson to perform their song ‘Save Me’ on the season finale. American Idol season 22 premieres Sunday Feb. 18.

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Dallas and Seattle have been named the sexiest cities in the US.

A survey shows that nearly 30% of Facebook users plan to spend less time on the site in 2024. 

A Scottish woman who rediscovered a bank account she hadn’t touched in over 60 years was surprised to learn her $3.35 balance had ballooned over the decades — into $335. 74-year-old Carol Allison, who grew up in the Philippines, was visiting her grandmother in Scotland when she was 6-years-old, when the older woman helped her open an account at Trustee Savings Bank (now TSB). Grandma hung on to the bank book over the years and it was returned to Allison when her grandmother died in 1969. Allison, who now lives in Scotland, recently came across the bank book while cleaning her house. She took it to the bank, and was pleasantly surprised to find the account still active, and her $3.35 had grown to a hefty $335 over the course of 6 decades. She’s now planning to find out if the other 2 bank books she found at the same time bring any further unexpected windfall. (this was from 2022, but still very cool)

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The Empire State building only took a little over a year to build, and was completed 12 days ahead of schedule.

LEGO bricks withstand compression better than concrete.

There are more than 70 species of mushrooms that glow in the dark.

Animals can be allergic to humans.

Crows can not only remember the faces of individual humans, they can also hold a grudge. 


Question:  Women will use an average 434 of THESE in their lifetime; while men will only use 192. What are they?

Answer:  Pairs of shoes

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Over the years, millennials have been blamed for killing bars of soap, big-name beer, and department stores. And now, according to a TikTok’er, the next generation feels that carrying cash, identification and debit cards in a wallet has become akin to carrying around old butterscotch candies at the bottom of your purse. Liz June, a Miami mom in her 30’s spoke to millennials in her vid, saying: “Apparently there’s a new way that we can age ourselves and it’s by having a wallet. Gen Z uses their phone as their wallet, so they have all their [money and] their IDs in their [digital] wallets.” She feels that teens and early 20-somethings have officially declared wallets antiquated – or, as she puts it, “cheugy.” And she’s not wrong. It seems the once stylish essential is now going the way of leggings and ankle-cut socks, as the younger demo turns to using the high-tech alternative. A new report found that 79% of Gen Z consumers use digital wallets. Over half use their cellular devices to store more than money, too, accessing their driver’s licenses, medical cards and event tickets, all in one simple click. And wait – it gets worse: Millennials who aren’t hip to the digital boom are fast becoming the butt jokes on social media. LINK:

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something this week will cost $40. even if u have zero plans and need nothing, you’re gonna spend $40 this week, because something will inevitably cost $40. for the rest of your life til u die. $40 – Borey

I’m sorry but divorce stories aren’t specific enough. If I sat through 3 slideshows of your wedding shoes I want details. How long did he let that saucepan “soak”. – sara

The word “subpoenaed” is ridiculous — tara

Please don’t ask me to repeat myself I wasn’t listening either – Mom Jeans

It’s not a Sunday unless you completely waste it then feel really sad around 8pm – Noor

oh ur a people pleaser? name 3 people that are pleased with you – abrish

the concept of a courtroom sketch artist is so funny to me. here’s our little murder doodler – trash jones

nothing stronger than the bond between a girl and the 100+ episode procedural drama she starts rewatching in the middle of a mental health crisis – lucy ford

Me at 1 day pregnant: omg the baby is craving a vacation in the south of France – chels

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