Show Notes for Saturday, March 30 and Sunday, March 31, 2024

Today we visit with author David Baron about the upcoming eclipse, and his book “American Eclipse: A Nation's Epic Race to Catch the Shadow of the Moon and Win the Glory of the World”


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March 30th

Grass Is Always Browner On The Other Side Of The Fence Day

Land Day

National Doctors Day

National Folding Laundry Day

National I Am In Control Day

National Pencil Day

National Take A Walk In The Park Day

National Turkey Neck Soup Day

National Virtual Vacation Day

World Bipolar Day

World Tb-303 Appreciation Day

March 31st

Easter Sunday
Anesthesia Tech Day

César Chávez Day

Dance Marathon Day

Eiffel Tower Day

International Hug A Medievalist Day

International Transgender Day Of Visibility

National “She’s Funny That Way” Day

National Bunsen Burner Day

National Clams On The Half Shell Day

National Crayon Day

National Prom Day

National Tater Day

Terri’s Day

World Backup Day

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According to a German study, people who kiss their spouse good-bye in the morning not only miss less work due to illness, they also experience fewer auto accidents on the way to work, earn 20-30% more money, and live approximately 5 years longer than those who do not kiss their spouse in the morning.

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Researchers in South Korea have uncovered a surprising connection between a woman’s hair length and her…uh…love life. The hair-raising study, published in the academic journal Evolutionary Psychology, determined that women with long hair are seen as more attractive to men, and, perhaps logically, they also have more sex. In the conclusion of their study of 204 married heterosexual couples, the researchers said their findings indicate “that women’s hair may, indeed, work to convey an evolutionary message to the opposite sex.” No correlation was found between a man’s mane and his sex life.


Rebel Wilson is naming names when it comes to people trying to block her upcoming memoir …or at least one name. She says Sacha Baron Cohen is the “a-hole” trying to prevent it. Last week, Wilson posted a video explaining her “no-a-holes policy” for any projects she takes on, alluding to one person in particular. In the caption, she indicated she would name that person in her upcoming memoir, “Rebel Rising.” Later, Wilson wrote that now that person “is trying to threaten me”, and “stop press coming out about my book.” Later, she wrote: “The ‘a-hole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.” The 2 starred together in the 2016 comedy “The Brothers Grimsby.” A rep for Cohen called her statements: “demonstrably false”.

The Joker’ and ‘Harley Quinn’ are set to serenade audiences in “Joker: Folie à Deux,” but if, and how many of original songs will be included in the film, is still a mystery. Insiders with access to early versions of Todd Phillips’ eagerly awaited sequel to “Joker” say the movie leans heavily towards being “mostly a jukebox musical,” as it integrates at last 15 reinterpretations of “very well-known” songs. One is said to be ‘That’s Entertainment’ from the 1953 musical “The Band Wagon,” associated with Judy Garland. However, there is also the possibility of an original song or two. Warner Bros declined to comment.

A sequel to classic Adam Sandler comedy “Happy Gilmore” may be in the making. A first draft of the script has been written, says Christopher McDonald, who played ‘Shooter McGavin’ in the original 1996 film. In a radio interview, McDonald said: “I saw Adam about 2 weeks ago, and he says to me, ‘McDonald, you’re gonna love this…and he shows me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.” Sources say the project will be for Netflix, where Sandler has long had a deal, though the streamer is declining comment.

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Twitter (now X) turned 18 years old last week. Nearly a third of Americans use it.

NASA says testing revealed Mars once contained the elements to support life.

What musical artist is your absolute favorite to crank up when you’re behind the wheel? You may want to start playing the hits of artists like Drake and Ariana Grande, because new research has found that listening to them, and artists like them, can make you a better driver. A study by Autotrader tested drivers’ “hazard perception” while the music of 20 popular artists was played. Higher scores meant the participants identified and reacted to hazards faster while listening to that artist. And Drake-listeners scored 59.5 out of 75. Grande and Eminem fans tied for second place at 58.5, while Billie Eilish listeners came third with a score of 57. Ther rest of the top-10…

BTS listeners: (tie) 56.5

The Weeknd: (tie) 56.5

Beyoncé: 55.5

Foo Fighters: 55

Harry Styles: 54.5

The 1975: 54

Megan Thee Stallion fans scored just 37.5, below the test’s passing grade of 44.


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The U.S. Navy uses Xbox controllers for its periscopes.

About 7,000 new insect species are discovered every year.

The first baseball caps were made of straw.

Those in the cheese industry refer to the gray mold that grows on cheese as “cat fur”.

There are 10 towns named Hollywood in the United States.


In a survey, 21% said they named their car after THIS. What is it?

Answer: A favorite movie character

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We already know that Taylor Swift’s fanbase often display levels of devotion that border on obsession. But new research has found that Swifties really are a force of nature. Scientists from the Seismological Society of America and Caltech report that it was the dancing and jumping motions of the audience at SoFi Stadium during an August Taylor Swift concert that produced distinct harmonic tremors during the show. Previously, researchers speculated that the seismic activity may have originated from reverberations of the sound system. But the new study concluded that it was actually crowd movement that was responsible. Songs varied significantly in terms of seismic activity, with ‘Shake It Off’ recording the strongest tremor, equivalent to a magnitude 2 earthquake.

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Here’s a little something to keep in your back pocket as you get set to tackle the always-onerous job of spring cleaning: Decluttering around your home can save your mental health. Experts say that while there are many issues in the world and in our lives that we simply can’t do a thing about, the act of cleaning and getting rid of clutter is something you can fix…and this gives you a positive sense of control. It’s also a 100% preventable drain on your well-being. Consider the negative impact of clutter in your space, and these benefits of decluttering…

Boosts mood – the act of decluttering relaxes your mind.

Improves physical health – eating habits improve, combatting the association between clutter and becoming overweight.

Escalates the ability to focus, which prepares your mind to perform tasks.

Increases productivity – visual accomplishment is rewarding.

Relieves anxiety – having clutter makes you fear more clutter.

Improves sleep – an organized environment increases sleep quality.

Improves relationships – communication is more effective.

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UGA Students Save Mother And Children From Car Crash In Creek