Show Notes for Thursday, March 28, 2024


Dear John,

This afternoon I had something weird happen. I will give a quick back story first. I started dating someone a year ago, but it didn't work out, which is fine. We only went on a few dates and we got along fine, but we could tell it was not meant to be, so we broke up. Today, as I was getting into my car, I saw her pull up at my house. I was very confused, then my roommate got out of the passenger side of her car. And the two of them were holding hands as they walked up the sidewalk to our house. I sent him a message to make sure it was the same person. He said it was her. They met when we were dating a year ago, but didn't start dating until a few weeks ago. Does this seem awkward? I get it... we didn't click. But now she's dating my roommate. A guy who she met when she was at my house while dating me. I'm OK with that, but don't you think he should have said something? I think it was really weird for me to find out this way! Am I being a little oversensitive about this? It's not like she's my ex-wife. But it seems odd to me!


Really Confused Room Mate

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March 28th

Barnum & Bailey Day

Eat An Edy’s Pie Day Aka Eat An Eskimo Pie Day

National Black Forest Cake Day

National Hot Tub Day

National Something On A Stick Day

National Triglycerides Day

National Weed Appreciation Day

Respect Your Cat Day

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A study says that married couples communicate with each other in much the same way that we talk to babies or dogs. Researchers from the University of Hungary recruited 46 couples with a dog and an infant, and studied their facial expressions and emotions while talking to their partner, child, and dog. They found that couples tend to talk to each other in “motherese,” basically “baby talk,” and use exaggerated facial expressions, just like you might when speaking to a baby. The study found that people talking to their dog exhibited similarly pronounced facial muscle movements as they would while reading a nursery rhyme to their child. The study author said that the similarities in how people speak to their baby, dog, and each other “could stem from the emotional closeness and bonding and help create a sincere and focused atmosphere when they talk.”

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While everyone can relate to feeling angry or annoyed sometimes, researchers from Ohio State University found that that it’s actually a bad idea to “vent” about your personal problems. Why? Their study determined that screaming about the stuff that makes you mad is unlikely to result in a calmer state of mind. Instead, they recommend using various techniques to help fight stress and anger, such as deep breathing, mindfulness, meditation, yoga, or counting to 10. The researchers found that all of these approaches to calming down are more effective than venting and ranting. And by the way, jogging was found to make anger worse.


Downton Abbey” is getting a “final” chapter, according to Imelda Staunton. The actress, who played Queen Mary’s lady-in-waiting ‘Lady Maud Bagshaw’ in the first 2 films, confirmed reports that a third movie is in the works, telling BBC Radio 2: “There will be the final film – there you go.” Staunton’s comments followed a report by The Sun that claimed the third movie will film at Highclere Castle over the summer and premiere next year. It also indicated that Paul Giamatti could reprise his role as ‘Harold Levinson’, the brother of the Countess of Grantham, after he appeared in the 2013 Christmas special.

Margot Robbie is reportedly set to produce “The Sims” movie. She runs LuckyChap Entertainment with her husband Tom Acklery, and following the success of the summer smash “Barbie”, in which Robbie also starred, her company will now oversee the production of the upcoming movie based on the hit video game. We don’t have much more in the way of details, but the first iteration of “The Sims” game was launched for PC in 2000 and has gone on to release 4 main games in which players control a virtual doll-house, with fully customizable characters.

Blake Lively has publicly apologized for being one of many who joked about the retouched photo of Kate Middleton, in the wake of her cancer diagnosis revelation. The Princess of Wales’ video announcement put an end to months of speculation about her health, which included revelations that Kensington Palace has a history of manipulating photos. Plenty of people mocked the Photoshopped images, including Lively, who wrote on Instagram: “I’m sure no one cares today but I feel like I have to acknowledge this. I made a silly post around the ‘Photoshop fails’ frenzy, and oh man, that post has me mortified today. I’m sorry. Sending love and well wishes to all, always.”

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A study says carbs can make you angry.

Ashton Kutcher told an interviewer he doesn’t care if people think he’s stupid.

A luxurious space balloon with world-class amenities is now taking bookings for next year. Plans for the capsule to transport passengers to the brink of space aboard a balloon were announced by Florida-based Space Perspective. The Spaceship Neptune-Excelsior test capsule will supposedly be elevated to an altitude exceeding 100,000 feet using a massive “SpaceBalloon,” ensuring a gentle ascent. The unique experience will be available to up to 8 passengers per journey, each paying $125,000. Premium food and beverage service are promised, along with amenities including custom headphones, Wi-Fi, and even access to “a proper restroom”, according to the company.


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A Swiss study found that you are 13.8% more likely to die on your birthday.

The television was invented only 2 years after the invention of sliced bread.

In some locations, such as South America and tropical islands, oranges are green all year round.

The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses.

An estimated 80% of the ‘close door’ buttons in elevators don’t actually do anything.


A survey showed that 2/3 of the people who use THESE are women. What are they?

Answer: Contact lenses

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An upstate New York man was forced to say “see you later, alligator” to his unusual pet after authorities seized the 11-foot (3.4m), 750-pound (340kg) gator from his Hamburg NY home. Police said: “The owner of the home had built an addition to his house and installed an in-ground swimming pool for his roughly 30-year-old alligator, and allegedly allowed members of the public to get into the water to pet the unsecured alligator,” including children. The owner’s license to keep the alligator expired in 2021, and cops took action after learning the “extent at which the owner was seriously endangering the public,” according to a statement. The gator, named Albert, is now being cared for by a “licensed caretaker”.

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Lamborghini Started Out Making Tractors: At some point, a beef with Enzo Ferrari led to the company making sports cars, but it still makes tractors to this day.

Shell used to literally sell shells: In the 1800s, antique dealer Marcus Samuel expanded his business by selling exotic seashells. This required a large import/export infrastructure. When he died, his sons took over and developed an interest in importing and exporting oil.

Avon used to sell books: In the 1800s, founder David McConnell was a door-to-door book salesman. To get his foot in the door, he offered women a free vial of perfume that he made himself. It turned out that his perfume was much more popular than the books…

Mazda made corks: The company was founded in 1920 as the Toyo Cork Kogyo Co in Japan. After about a decade, the company did a complete 180 and got into manufacturing vehicles.

Samsung was basically a general store: Founded as Samsung Sanghoe in 1938, it sold dried fish, noodles and other groceries. By the 1950s, the company was branching out into insurance, construction, and even a theme park. But electronics turned out to be their big money maker.

Taco Bell was originally a hot dog stand: In 1948, Glen Bell ran Bell’s Drive-In, selling hot dogs and burgers. But he noticed the popularity of the cafĂ© across the street, which sold tacos. He got friendly with staff there, learned their recipes, and opened his first taco stand in 1951.

Play Doh Started as Wallpaper Cleaner: The company was a struggling soap manufacturer that started making wallpaper cleaner, at a time when coal soot was an issue inside people’s homes. A relative of one of the owners had a daycare and gave some of the wallpaper cleaner to the kids to play with — and they loved it. The formula was adjusted by adding color and a scent — and Play Doh was born.

Louis Vuitton was a Box Maker: 13-year-old Louis worked as a packer, making fancy custom boxes for various goods. He was so skilled, he was hired by Napoleon’s wife, and eventually developed a line of travel trunks. His family carried on in the business, expanding to all kinds of high-end, elegant products.

Nintendo Made Playing Cards: The company predates not just video games but even electricity, in most homes. They started way back in 1889 in Kyoto, Japan as a playing card business.

NASCAR started as a group of bootleggers: The largest stock car racing organization in the world has roots in an era when drivers ran bootleg whiskey in the US. They typically used small, fast vehicles to evade police. Many drivers would modify their cars for speed, handling, and increased cargo capacity.

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