Show Notes for Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Today we visit with Jessy Schram. She has been on Chicago Med for a bit and is BACK for season nine (on now!)

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February 28th

Car Keys And Small Change Day

National Chocolate Souffle Day

National Essay Day

National Floral Design Day

National Public Sleeping Day

National Science Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

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Everyone moves in a unique way, and scientists are saying that your personal walking gait can indicate a lot about your overall health. In fact, it’s gaining traction as one of your vital signs, along with body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. Having your gait analyzed by a health professional can predict motor delays in kids, fall risks in older adults and, when coupled with a cognition decline, the risk of dementia. Walking speed can also be an indicator of your health. A study released last Fall found that walking faster is associated with a reduced risk of death.

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In honor of the Lunar New Year, Starbucks has added pork-flavored coffee to its menu at some stores in China. Named the “Abundant Year Savory Latte,” the brand describes it as having an “interesting” flavor. The “braised pork latte” is made by combining pork flavor sauce with espresso and steamed milk, with extra pork sauce and pork breast meat for garnish, according to the Starbucks delivery app.


An Amazon Prime subscriber has a problem with the company’s implementation of ads on Prime Video – and has filed a class action lawsuit, challenging the move. The plaintiff, who lives in California, alleges misleading advertising and consumer protection law breaches against Amazon in connection to its “unfair” change to ads on Prime Video. This comes about a week and a half after the company started showing limited ads to US subscribers and asking those looking to continue streaming without them to pay an extra $2.99 per month.

American Idol” bosses are considering replacing Katy Perry with Miley Cyrus on the judges’ panel. An insider said that executives are afraid, however, that Cyrus is not “family-friendly” enough. The Sun reports that a consultant claims they are also looking at other options, including Jennifer Lopez and Shania Twain, both of whom have worked on the show in the past, and are considered “safe” – but there is still a “push” for Cyrus. The ‘Flowers’ singer might be “perfect” because she “is a younger star with an audience that has grown up with her as Hannah Montana and is a celebrated pop star in her own right.”

The biopic “Bob Marley: One Love” is shaping up to be the first bit of good news the box office has enjoyed in nearly a month. It rode strong word-of-mouth to an estimated 6-day opening of $46 million domestically. That’s way beyond pre-release projections, which topped out at $35 million. “Madame Web” was rejected by critics and audiences alike en route to a $24 million 6-day opening.

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The NFL has announced that the 2024/25 season will kick off on September 5th.

Cassette tapes, believe it or not, are the cool thing to collect in Japan. Once thought to be a relic of the past, the humble rectangle of magnetic film is experiencing a renaissance, charming a new generation of music fans with its nostalgic appearance and distinctly warm and rich sound. Some stores in Tokyo are expanding their cassette tape sections, signaling a resurgence of compact analog recording media. In a world where the norm is to listen to music through digital media, such as streaming services, one retailer attributes the recent popularity of cassettes to the fact that music enthusiasts can “own and feel attached” to them: “For the younger generation, they are novel, and for those who used them before, they evoke nostalgia about their early days of listening to music.”

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People tend to read as much as 10% slower from a screen than from paper.

The term “genuine leather” does not mean ‘real’ leather, it is a distinct grade of leather and is the second lowest-quality type.

If you keep going North, you will eventually go South but, if you keep going East, you will never go West.

A zombie outbreak would never last more than 2 days, due to natural predators like maggots and hot weather tearing them apart.

✓ In 2014, McDonalds engineered bubble-gum-flavored broccoli to make Happy Meals healthier.


Question: 19% of us use our phone to look THIS up. What is it?

Answer: Recipes

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It may be located in a cold area, but the world’s only “ski-thru” window has become a hot destination. “McSki”, which, as you might imagine, serves up McDonald’s menu items, is located in Sälen, Sweden. It first opened in 1996, but people from around the world have been visiting this winter, thanks to snow bunnies who spotted the restaurant in viral videos. McSki, which sits on the slopes of the Lindvallen winter resort, allows customers to, well, ski (or snowboard) up to a window and order food and drinks. The restaurant boasts a full menu, in addition to a McCafe, where hot chocolate and warm Swedish cinnamon buns are featured. Those who’d like to warm up can sit inside McSki, which resembles a cozy ski lodge with its wood-paneled interior. Most of the buzz about the place this year is thanks to TikTok, managers say, noting they have never seen so many English visitors. One TikTok video posted in December, which describes McSki as “heaven,” has been viewed more than 6.6 million times. LINK:

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A recent Reddit thread asked: “What industry “secret” do you know that most people don’t?” Here are some of the best answers…

Most—probably 80% or more—of the books on the nonfiction bestseller list (autobiographies, memoirs, political/business books, etc.) are ghostwritten. Source: I am a ghostwriter.

People who sell courses on how to make money make their own money selling you the course.

I’m an unarmed security guard. Every now & then I’ll get a comment from someone about how they’re glad I’m around in case there’s an active shooter or something. Yea; if that happens? We’re not doing anything aside from getting ourselves to safety and calling the cops.

Pack your freight like it’s going to get a pallet stacked on top of it because it most likely will.

If teachers did absolutely everything in their job description perfectly, they would never sleep, eat or socialize.

If you have already googled your (I.T.) problem, you have already exceeded the first 2 tiers of tech support. (And if you already tried restarting it, you’ve probably just put someone out of a job!)

I make wildlife films for big streamers and broadcasters. The sound is all either library or foley (Created by sound artists).

I’m an academic researcher and I can speak for a huge number in my field when I say: If you want access to our studies and they’re behind a paywall, you can email us and we will send you the study.

If you find an extra nugget in your order, it wasn’t a mistake. You got a cool employee.

If your baby goes to a nursery/daycare, chances are those weren’t their “first” steps/words etc that you witnessed. Industry standard is to not tell parents when these things happen as it makes them feel bad.

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