Show Notes for Wednesday, February 07, 2024

Today we visit with one of the top chili eaters in the world, the lovely & petite Shahina Waseem from London has never lost a competition and even set the record for eating the most Carolina Reaper peppers in one sitting (105!), named in the Guinness Book of World Records as the hottest pepper on Earth. She is features in a fascinating new docu-series on Hulu that looks at the strange subculture of “pepper people,” those on a quest to find, grow or consume the spiciest peppers on the planet. Superhot: The Spicy World of Pepper People

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February 7th


Hug An Addict Or Alcoholic Day

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day

National Pass Gas Day

National Periodic Table Day

National Send A Card To A Friend Day

Rose Day

Wave All Your Fingers At Your Neighbors Day

Black Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

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At what point are you “adult enough” to finally realize that it’s OK to ask for help? 27, according to a new poll. A survey of 2,000 adults found that those between ages 25-34 are most likely to reach out to others when they need help, while those over 65 prefer to go it alone. Relationships were found to be the hardest thing to ask for help with (cited by 37% of people), followed by finances and health. People were found to be much more comfortable reaching out for help with work, careers and education. And why are we sometimes reluctant to ask for assistance? 51% said they prefer to be independent, 48% don’t want to be a bother to others, and 23% said they are simply too proud.

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The average ticket price for the Feb. 11 Super Bowl matchup between the Kansas City Chiefs and San Francisco 49ers is US $9,800, according to online events marketplace TickPick. The current cheapest admission for this year’s game is $8,188, which is more than 50% more expensive than the cheapest ticket to last year’s Super Bowl. That makes it, of course, the most expensive Super Bowl on record.

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James Corden says he really missed hosting “The Late Late Show” when “Barbie” hit theaters. During an appearance on “Today”, he said: “When the ‘Barbie’ movie came out, you think, ‘Oh, I wonder what we would have done around that.’ We would have found some mediocre song to do about it, without question.” Corden also got candid about his move from LA back to England. He claimed that his decision to leave the program “had nothing to do with not enjoying the show anymore”, but was more about letting his children cultivate a relationship with their grandparents. Corden hosted The Late Late Show from 2015-2023.

Kim Kardashian is set to both executive produce and star in an upcoming docuseries about Elizabeth Taylor. Commissioned by the BBC, the 3-part documentary — with the working title “Elizabeth Taylor: Rebel Superstar” — will take a deep dive into Taylor’s craft and technique as an actress, and show how she reinvented the nature of fame, before going on to become a billion-dollar businesswoman, activist and advocate.

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An Amish horse and buggy were stolen from a Michigan Walmart parking lot while the family shopped.

What a pain. It seems that due to theft, any of a number of products you’re looking for in a store these days, might be locked up in a glass case. Some retailers have even resorted to putting toothpaste, shampoo and cosmetics under lock and key, and that can be a real hassle for customers — and for staff. But now, some stores are testing a new way to let customers open the displays themselves – using their cell phones. The “Freedom Case” is essentially self-service for unlocking display cases. The touch screen lets customers use their cell phone number, a retailer’s app, or a store loyalty card to unlock a display case and access locked merchandise. Shoppers select an option on the display case and then receive a text message with a 4-digit code to let them open the case. The system is being tested in American retailers including Kroger, Safeway, and Lowe’s. The manufacturer, Indyme, assures us that the customer’s phone number is “used solely for the purpose of accessing merchandise”, as it aims to stem the approximately 20% reduction in sales that retailers usually see when they lock up items. One supermarket chain is even using the system in its liquor department.

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The average person walks the equivalent of twice around the world in a lifetime.

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Karate actually originated in India, but was developed further in China.

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Honey is used sometimes for antifreeze mixtures and in the center of golf balls.


Question: Male online daters get 19% fewer responses from women when they open an email with THIS word. What is it?

Answer: Howdy

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We’ve got word here of another awesome Valentine’s Day promotion being run by an animal shelter. Homeward Bound Pet Adoption Center in Blackwood NJ has launched its “Neuter Your Ex” event. Fortunately, it’s not quite as…um…life-altering as it sounds…for your ex, at least. Here’s how it works: They are inviting people to donate $50 to the shelter to have a feral cat named after their ex. Then the cat gets neutered. A release says “It will then be “released back to their colony as part of our trap-neuter-return program.” The shelter says the idea has “really taken off”, no doubt helped along by the promotion’s tag line: “Because some things shouldn’t breed”. LINK:

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According to 10 “expert” websites…

1. “The Sopranos” (1999-2007)

2. “Breaking Bad” (2008-2013)

3. “The Wire” (2002-2008)

4. “Game of Thrones” (2011-2019)

5. “The West Wing” (1996-2006)

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A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down.” —Robert Benchley

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