Show Notes for Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Today we visit with the hilarious comedian Tom Papa for this #ComedyCall

Tom is heading out for an awesome comedy tour. You can find tickets to a show near you at

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

March 20th

Alien Abduction Day

Bibliomania Day

Crawfish Cravers Awareness Day

Dogs In Yellow Day

Extraterrestrial Abductions Day

French Language Day

Great American Meatout

Hufflepuff Pride Day

International Day Of Happiness

Kiss Your Fiance Day

Macron Day

Mr. Rogers Day

National Bock Beer Day

National Jump Out! Day

National Native Hiv/Aids Awareness Day

National Proposal Day

National Ravioli Day

National Wellderly Day

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day

World Behavior Analysis Day

World Day Of Theater For Children And Young People

World Flour Day

World Frog Day

World Oral Health Day

World Sparrow Day

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Researchers have a new theory about why oldest siblings tend to make more money than younger siblings. A working paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, says higher sickness rates among younger siblings could affect their future earnings. The researchers found that younger siblings were 2-3 times as likely as their older siblings to be hospitalized for respiratory conditions during the first year of their lives. The disparity was the largest when the second child was born in fall or winter — when respiratory illnesses are more common. It’s possible that infants with older siblings have more virus exposure – thanks to the older sibling, who is often in childcare and “brings home” viruses.

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A mysterious signal that for a decade was widely believed to be a sign of alien life – was probably noise from a loud truck, researchers from Johns Hopkins University say. Initially believed to be from a meteor fireball that shot out near Papua New Guinea, the new information also throws cold water on speculation by a Harvard physicist that ocean-recovered materials were of extraterrestrial origin. As the leader of the Hopkins team, who is a seismologist, pointed out: “The signal changed directions over time, exactly matching a road that runs past the seismometer.”


Christopher Nolan’s payday for “Oppenheimer” is…well…exploding. The director-producer took home 2 Oscars on Sunday night, and a report by Variety says his final earnings for the film, which traces the life of scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in creating the atomic bomb, is just south of $100 million. That figure represents a combination of salary, backend compensation, box-office escalators and a bonus for his Academy Awards. The film — which nabbed 7 Oscars total, was made on a budget of $100 million. After its release on July 19, it earned $958 million worldwide, especially impressive considering its R rating and 3-hour running time.

The First Omen” is nearly here — and 20th Century Studios just released a creepy new trailer. A prequel to the 1976 Richard Donner-directed classic, The First Omen stars Nell Tiger Free as an American in Rome who is working at an orphanage before becoming a nun. It us there that she uncovers a sinister plot to birth the antichrist. The film also stars Sônia Braga, Ralph Ineson, Bill Nighy, Tawfeek Barhom and Charles Dance. Arkasha Stevenson directs the film, which hits theaters on April 5. LINK:

The long-awaited sequel to legendary mockumentary “This Is Spinal Tap” is now in production, almost 40 years to the day that the original film was released in 1984. The feature is shooting in New Orleans, with Rob Reiner directing and Christopher Guest, Michael McKean and Harry Shearer all reprising their iconic roles as the legendary heavy metal band. The production has also confirmed its cameos, with Questlove and Trisha Yearwood joining the already-announced lineup of Elton John, Paul McCartney and Garth Brooks.

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A study has found that medical students who play hours of video games a week are better at performing surgeries.

A nutritionist claims that pizza is better for breakfast than most cereals.

According to a survey, the top 3 physical traits women like in a man are: 6-pack abs, muscular arms, and nice pecs.

Airbnb has announced that it is banning security cameras inside guest homes, as a way of providing more privacy to customers. Up until now, the home rental platform allowed hosts to install indoor security cameras in common areas such as hallways and living rooms – as long as they were clearly visible and mentioned online in the property’s official listing. But some guests claimed on social media that they found seemingly hidden cameras in areas where privacy is expected. In a blog post, the company said: “Airbnb is banning the use of indoor security cameras in listings globally as part of efforts to simplify our policy on security cameras…and to continue to prioritize the privacy of our community.” The new policy goes into effect on April 30.

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Blowing out birthday candles on a cake increases bacteria by more than 1,400%.

If a potato is exposed to light while growing, it will turn green and become poisonous.

Temperature affects your attitude toward others. For example, if you hold a warm coffee as opposed to a cold drink, you are likely to be more selfless towards others.

Astronauts don’t snore in space.

Bill Gates’s house was designed using a Mac Computer.


Question: If you do THIS, others automatically assume you are 5 years older than you actually are. What is it?

Answer: Speak with a large vocabulary

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The team involved in a plan to genetically engineer a version of the woolly mammoth says the project is moving right along. The long-term goal is to create a living, walking elephant-mammoth hybrid that would be pretty much the same as its extinct forerunner, which lived about 4,000 years ago. Scientists say that if the newly-created tusked species was released into its natural habitat in sufficient numbers, it could help restore the fragile Arctic tundra ecosystem. Resurrecting the beast has been a pet project of Harvard University geneticist George Church for more than a decade. After analyzing the genomes of woolly mammoths from fossils, his team plans to use elephant stem cells which have been edited to have mammoth-like genetic traits. The elephant’s cells could be used to make eggs and sperm and an embryo that could be grown in an artificial womb. And considering that womb hasn’t been developed yet, there are still years of work ahead. There are also plans to resurrect the Tasmanian tiger and the dodo…but those ones haven’t got off the tundra ground yet!

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BACtrack, which allows users to track their Blood Alcohol Content level to make sure that no one is driving when they shouldn’t, compiled its user information from over 28,000 football fans, and figured out which fans drink the most at NFL games.

The top 5, sorted by average blood alcohol content, are…

1. Tennessee Titans: 0.093% BAC

2. Pittsburgh Steelers: 0.088%

3. Indianapolis Colts: 0.085%

4. Atlanta Falcons: 0.085%

5. New Orleans Saints: 0.080%

The bottom 5…

1. Kansas City Chiefs: 0.051% BAC

2. Washington Commanders: 0.058%

3. New York Giants: 0.058%

4. Baltimore Ravens: 0.059%

5. Los Angeles Chargers: 0.062%

And where are the “party” NFL teams like the Bills Mafia, and the Cheeseheads of the Packers? The Bills check in at #20 on the list, with 0.065%, while the Packers are at #7, with 0.078%.


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A newly-developed low-cost liquid may someday end tooth decay for kids. Researchers from New York University’s College of Dentistry discovered that silver diamine fluoride (SDF), an affordable cavity-fighting liquid, matches the effectiveness of traditional dental sealants in preventing tooth decay among elementary school students. They say their study provides a compelling case for incorporating SDF into school-based cavity prevention and treatment programs, potentially enhancing dental care access while simultaneously cutting costs. SDF is painted onto teeth, where it kills decay-causing bacteria and helps re-mineralize the teeth, preventing further decay. Initially developed for treating tooth sensitivity, SDF has now been recognized for its cavity-preventing capabilities.