Show Notes for Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17, 2024

Today we visit with Lauren Patten (Blue Bloods) about her new show “Death And Other Details” on HULU

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March 16th

Black Press Day

Goddard Day

Lemon Chiffon Cake Day

Lumpia Day

National Artichoke Hearts Day

National Curl Crush Day

National Everything You Do Is Right Day

National Freedom Of Information Day

National Vaccination Day

No Selfies Day

Panda Day

St. Urho’s Day

March 17th

Camp Fire Girls Day

Doctor-Patient Trust Day

Evacuation Day

National Corned Beef And Cabbage Day

Saint Gertrude Of Nivelles Day

St. Patrick’s Day

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If you drink just 2 cans of soda pop per week, your workouts aren’t making up for it, a study says. Pharmacologists at the Universit√© Laval in Quebec City analyzed health data from 100,000 adults over 30 years to find that the damage done by sugar-sweetened beverages can’t be overcome with the average recommended workout quota of 150 minutes weekly. The group said in their conclusion, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition: “Physical activity reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with sugar-sweetened beverages by half, but it does not fully eliminate it.” They’re urging consumers to drop cane and syrup-based sodas altogether.

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Long Covid may cause those who have it to experience a drop in their IQ by 6 points, a major study suggests. Researchers in the UK found this in patients who had been suffering from Covid symptoms for more than 12 weeks, compared to those who never had the virus. They also calculated a loss of 3 IQ points among those who had Covid symptoms for up to 12 weeks, and of 9 IQ points for those who were admitted to the ICU during their infection.


Netflix is expanding its live sports push with its first foray into boxing — in a big way. The streamer has announced a live event featuring Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson on July 20. The boxing exhibition will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. In a statement, Paul said: “It’s crazy to think that in my second pro fight, I went viral for knocking out Nate Robinson on Mike Tyson’s undercard. Now, less than 4 years later, I’m stepping up to face Tyson myself.” In his own statement, former heavyweight champ Tyson praised Paul — then declared his intention to “finish him”. By the time the July 20 match occurs, Tyson will be 58. Paul is 27.

Jim Parsons and Mayim Bialik are stepping back into “The Big Bang Theory” universe. Exactly 4 years after the show aired its series finale, Parsons and Bialik are set to reprise their roles as ‘Sheldon Cooper’ and ‘Amy Farrah Fowler’ in the “Young Sheldon” series finale, set to air on CBS and Paramount+ on May 16. Details of the hour-long series finale are being kept under wraps.

CBS, the network behind “The Young and the Restless” and “The Bold and the Beautiful” has announced it is partnering with the NAACP to develop a new daytime drama about a wealthy Black family living in a posh, gated community. Titled “The Gates”, the potential series will be shepherded by veteran soap scribe Michele Val Jean, whose credits include “General Hospital”, “B&B” and “Santa Barbara”. If The Gates comes to fruition, it would be broadcast television’s first new daytime soap opera since the launch of NBC’s “Passions” 25 years ago.

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A teacher in Florida has been fired for getting drunk at school.

Could shoving potato chips and French fries into our mouths finally some day be good for us? Maybe. In a significant leap forward for snack lovers, researchers at Michigan State University, have made a discovery that could lead to the creation of potato products that are tasty and healthy. At the heart of this discovery is a process known as cold-induced sweetening, which occurs when potatoes stored at low temperatures convert their starches into sugars. This not only makes potatoes taste sweeter, it also leads to the formation of acrylamide during cooking at high temperatures. This compound has potential cancer risks. The team at Michigan State has laid the groundwork for developing potatoes that naturally resist this sweetening process. That means future potatoes could avoid the formation of unhealthy compounds without the need for additional, costly interventions that can alter the flavor of the product.

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Eating garlic improves your body odor.

There are more than 200 flavors of Kit Kat in Japan, including Adzuki (Red bean), Tamaruya Honten Wasabi (Japanese horseradish), and Shinshu Apple.

✓ “Bluetooth” technology is named after a 10th century king, King Harald Bluetooth. He united the tribes of Denmark, like the wireless technology unites cell phones and other electronics.

Thanks to modern laundry detergents, using cold water is just as effective as hot water.

Scientists have found that the higher your IQ, the more you dream.


Question: 30% of kids say they are embarrassed when their parents do THIS. What is it?

Answer: Dance in front of them

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A woman documented on TikTok her effort to become the first person to complete a marathon inside a Costco store. Using the handle @ugh_madison, she started her vid by pointing out a gym membership is $40 a month — and her Costco membership was $60 for the entire year, so if her plan worked, she would be saving $400 a year by canceling her gym membership and working out at Costco instead, where she could also take advantage of the store’s free samples and “save thousands of dollars a year”. The problem? The sheer number of customers in the wholesale retailer meant she sometimes was forced into “running circles in the aisle”. After walking around Costco for 9 hours, the store closed, but as she said: “you can’t close my dreams.” After 11 hours, 11 minutes, and 59,000 steps, @ugh_madison finished her marathon by walking around the Costco parking lot. At the end, she declares: “I can proudly say I am the first person to do a marathon at Costco.” LINK:

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February is like our junk drawer. Got an extra “r” you really don’t need? Throw it in there. An extra day? Toss it into February. Whatever. — Marly

imagine trying to explain to Alexander Graham Bell that in the future people will have a problem with “staring at their phones all day” – Lil Bit

what could monday possibly mean to a cat with no job and endless lasagna. – RiotGrlErin

It takes 16 muscles to turn over and fall back asleep. Follow me for more fitness tips. – Shae Aaron

I don’t really go for hot girl walks but I do go for gremlin walks where I leave the house looking like a train wreck and begrudgingly admit that the fresh air is helping me rediscover my will to live – stoned cold fox

The way Adele works for 6 months and then disappears for 7 years is very much the work/life balance I’m all about – Invis

once again it is 4pm, too early for a beer, too late for a coffee, and so i find myself roaming the streets desperate to spend $8 on a mysterious third beverage – erin chack

Dog snoring: adorable. Husband snoring: unacceptable – Midge

being an adult is a little out of my price range right now – INNA

My mom once told me, “there are some wrinkles you can’t get out in the dryer. You need an iron.” Today I needed an iron. I wish I could tell her. My mom is very much alive and we live in the same house. I just completely refuse to let her know she was right about an iron. – heymrsbond

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If God did not intend for us to eat animals, then why did he make them out of meat?” —John Cleese

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Bald Eagle Nest Found In Toronto For The First Time In History