Show Notes for Tuesday, April 30, 2024

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April 30th

Bubble Tea Day

El Día Del Niño

International Jazz Day

National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day

National Animal Advocacy Day

National Bugs Bunny Day

National Honesty Day

National Military Brats Day

National Mr. Potato Head Day

National Oatmeal Cookie Day

National Prepareathon Day!

National Raisin Day

National Sarcoidosis Day

National Tabby Day

Pinhole Photography Day

Spank Out Day

World Tie Dye Day

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Location plays a hand in how bright or gloomy our days are. For years, researchers have studied the science of happiness and found that its key ingredients include a positive mental state, healthy body, strong social connections, job satisfaction and financial well-being. However, money can only make you so happy – people who make $75,000 a year won’t get any higher satisfaction from more money. Consider also the fact that while the U.S. is one of the richest countries, it ranks only 15th on the World Happiness Report. But not everywhere in the U.S. experiences a uniform level of happiness. As this study aims to illustrate, moving to a certain city may help you be more content. WalletHub drew upon the various findings of positive-psychology research in order to determine which among more than 180 of the largest U.S. cities is home to the happiest people in America. We examined each city based on 29 key indicators of happiness, ranging from the depression rate to the income-growth rate to average leisure time spent per day.

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A Michigan woman said a tarot card reading correctly predicted she would win a $500,000 lottery prize later that same day. The 59-year-old Genesee County woman told Michigan Lottery officials she was on her way to the tarot card reading when she stopped at the BP gas station on West Thompson Road in Fenton to buy some scratch-off tickets. "During my tarot reading, I was told money would be coming into my life very soon. I tried to think of ways this might happen, but I didn't even think about the lottery tickets in my purse," the player recalled. "Later that night I scratched the tickets. I saw the star symbol and thought: 'Well at least I won my money back,' assuming it would be a $10 win. Much to my surprise, I revealed a prize of $500,000! I tried to remain calm, but I knew right then and there this had just changed my life," she said. The woman's prize came from a 50X Wild Time scratch-off ticket. The winner said her plans for the prize money include paying off her car, taking a cruise with a friend and investing the remainder.


Meryl Streep Was “Traumatized” Watching Nicole Kidman’s Emotional Scenes in ‘Big Little Lies’: “Never Seen Anything Like That in My Life”. Kidman received the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in a star-studded tribute on Saturday, featuring Streep, Reese Witherspoon and Morgan Freeman. Nicole Kidman was honored with the 49th AFI Life Achievement Award on Saturday night, as an A-list group of her friends and collaborators looked back on her long Hollywood career. Reese Witherspoon, Morgan Freeman, Naomi Watts, Zoe Saldaña, Aaron Sorkin, Zac Efron, Miles Teller, Joey King, Mike Myers and husband Keith Urban all took the Dolby Theatre stage throughout the event to pay tribute to Kidman. To close out the evening, Meryl Streep presented her with the award. Streep — joking after a clip was shown, “did anyone notice that [costume designer] Ann Roth gave her my nose in The Hours? You’re welcome” — took the time to reflect on working opposite Kidman in season two of Big Little Lies.

Kraven the Hunter is seeking new hunting grounds, with the Aaron Taylor-Johnson starrer taking a release date just vacated by The Karate Kid. On Friday evening, Sony moved the villain-centric Kraven the Hunter to the prime winter spot of Dec. 13, 2024 (back from Aug. 30, 2024). Kraven steps into a date that was occupied by fellow Sony pic The Karate Kid, a crossover event movie starring Ralph Macchio and Jackie Chan. Karate Kid now moves to May 30, 2025. The move comes after the sixth and final season of Cobra Kai, the Netflix spinoff starring Machio as his original Karate Kid movie character Daniel Larusso, was delayed due to last year’s actors strike. Sony pushed the new Karate Kid to allow it to follow Cobra Kai‘s final season, with the summer date also seen as friendly for the all-ages audience its intended for. With an open holiday season 2024 date available, Sony opted to move Kraven into Karate Kid‘s old spot.

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Emerging cicadas are so loud in one South Carolina county that residents are calling the sheriff’s office asking why they can hear sirens or a loud roar. The Newberry County Sheriff’s Office sent out a message on Facebook on Tuesday letting people know that the whining sound is just the male cicadas singing to attract mates after more than a decade of being dormant. Some people have even flagged down deputies to ask what the noise is all about, Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said. The nosiest cicadas were moving around the county of about 38,000 people, about 40 miles (65 kilometers) northwest of Columbia, prompting calls from different locations as Tuesday wore on, Foster said. Trillions of red-eyed periodical cicadas are emerging from underground in the eastern U.S. this month. The broods emerging are on 13 or 17 year cycles.

A central Indiana man who won a primary election for a township board position while charged with killing his estranged wife has been found guilty of the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. A Boone County jury convicted Andrew Wilhoite, 41, of Lebanon on Thursday, local news outlets reported. Wilhoite was charged with murder in the death of his wife, 41-year-old Elizabeth “Nikki” Wilhoite, who was reported missing by coworkers on March 25, 2022, when she did not show up for work. Her body was found in a creek near her home the next day. She had filed for divorce on March 17 and had recently finished chemotherapy treatments for cancer. Wilhoite told police he struck his wife with a flowerpot during an argument, then dumped her body in the creek. He faces 10 to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 4.

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Johnny Cash was attacked and nearly killed by his pet ostrich in 1981.

The name “Hotmail” was chosen because it contains, in order, the letters HTML.

Data scientists analyzed over 10,000 words to discover the “happiest” word in the English language. It’s “laughter.”

Earwax is actually a type of sweat.

You blink 5-10 million times per year.


Question: A survey says that almost 1/3 of people never do THIS at the gym. What is it?

Answer: Sweat

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This smart criminal for today comes from Iowa City, Iowa, where an 11-year-old girl reported that a man had followed her around the local Walmart store and exposed himself to her. The flasher got away but Walmart security cameras caught a nice picture of him which the cops posted on their Facebook page, asking for help in identifying him. They got help all right, but not from the source they expected. He called the police department to request that they please remove the picture from their site. Not the best idea. He’s now under arrest, charged with indecent exposure, an aggravated misdemeanor. It’s not his first time to be locked up, as he has priors for indecent exposure, as well as convictions for theft, narcotics possession, probation violation, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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Happiest Cities in the U.S.

1 Fremont, CA

2 Overland Park, KS

3 San Jose, CA

4 Madison, WI

5 Irvine, CA

6 Honolulu, HI

7 San Francisco, CA

8 Pearl City, HI

9 Columbia, MD

10 Scottsdale, AZ

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The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.” —James Branch Cabell

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Teen With Down Syndrome Did Not Have A Date To Prom, So Her Friends Made Sure It Was Unforgettable

Show Notes for Monday, April 29, 2024

This #MovieStarMonday we visit with Joel Smallbone (For King And Country) about his new film from Lionsgate's UNSUNG HERO.

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April 29th

Bob Wills Day

International Dance Day

National Do A Kickflip Day

National Peace Rose Day

National Shrimp Scampi Day

National Supply Chain Day

National Zipper Day

Viral Video Day

We Jump The World Day

World Wish Day

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Solitaire Bliss surveyed 1000 Americans about what hobbies they love, why they love them, and which are the best for their finances.

Key Findings:

-Music production, comedy groups, and meditation have the best bang for your buck.

-Cooking and baking, car repair and maintenance, and bowling are the hobbies with the worst bang for your buck.

-The top 3 most expensive hobbies monthly for Americans are traveling, collecting and cooking.

-The average American devotes 9 hours per week to their hobbies.

- Stress relief is the #1 desired outcome for engaging in hobbies.

- Over half (55%) agree that inflation is making their hobbies less accessible to them.

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Americans spend so much time on their phones that, in a lifetime, they will spend as much time on their phone as in school. Did you have a moment to check out the new report by Harmony Healthcare IT chronicling screentime addiction among Americans? It found that over 1 in 3 Americans can’t go 24 hours without their phones, and a full 45% say they’re addicted. For Gen Z, this increases to 56%. With the average American spending over 4.5 hours a day on their phone, that amounts to 12 years in a lifetime. While most use their phones for entertainment, 52% still feel they’re too dependent on their phones.


After landing 10 Oscar nominations for last year’s historical crime epic “Killers of the Flower Moon,” 81-year-old director Martin Scorsese has mapped out his next several projects. And if sources are correct, he plans to shoot 2 films back-to-back: one about Jesus, the second a Frank Sinatra biopic. In fact, Scorsese would like to reunite with “Silence” star Andrew Garfield for the Jesus project, though it’s unclear if that would be for the title role or to play one of the disciples. As for the Sinatra project, Scorsese is apparently working to put together a killer cast that would see frequent collaborator Leonardo DiCaprio playing the singer — and Jennifer Lawrence portraying his second wife, actress Ava Gardner.

Family Guy” may have a whopping 25 years (22 seasons) under its belt, but creator Seth MacFarlane sees “no reason to stop”. In a recent interview, MacFarlane was asked if the show could last another 25 years. The executive producer (who also voices many of the show’s characters) said he is good with it, as long as the audience doesn’t “get sick of it.” And he doesn’t see that happening any time soon. Quote: “People still love it. It makes people happy and it funds some good causes. It’s a lot of extraneous cash that you can donate to Rainforest Trust and you can still go out to dinner that night.”

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Greedflation, girl dinner, bed rotting, range anxiety, Barbiecore, slow fashion, fire tornado, sound bath, skiplagging, and superfog are among the new terms, the leading online and mobile English-language educational resource, today announced 327 new entries, 173 new definitions for existing entries, and 1,228 revised definitions, as the dictionary works to keep pace with the galaxy of modern life and ever-changing nature of the English language.

The intersection of language, learning, and culture is boundless, and we recognize that words have the power to shape thoughts, bridge gaps, and reflect our ever-evolving society,” said John Kelly, vice president of editorial at “Our semi-annual New Words announcement is meant to support a greater understanding of where language is, where it might go next—and why the constantly expanding universe of words matters for our everyday lives.”

Some of the key themes and words for the winter 2024 update include pop culture and slang (girl dinner, bussin’, the ick); science (fire science, stellar nursery, geoglyph); fashion (slow fashion, sustainable fashion, Barbiecore, shacket); entertainment (cozy, Bechdel test); sports (Tommy John surgery, turf toe); health and wellness (sound bath, VO2 max, keto flu); economics and finance (greedflation, bag holder, dry powder); climate, weather and environment (climate breakdown, superfog, fire tornado); and more.

While this update includes words that are new to the dictionary altogether, several entries have newly revised definitions, including the added senses of existing words like mid and squish. is also making language connections for modern concepts that many may not realize have a name, with additions like skiplagging, range anxiety, and bed rotting, proving that—yes—there is a word for that!

In an era of relentless language change, documenting such shifts is crucial, whether new words that enter swiftly like Barbiecore or those that quietly build over time like sound bath,” said Grant Barrett, head of lexicography at and co-host of the public radio show A Way with Words. “Our lexicography team captures the nuances of the living, breathing English language and shares English-speakers’ creativity and ingenuity.”’s newest list of terms can be found at


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A pound of potato chips costs 200 times more than a pound of potatoes.

Although getting a single tattoo can temporarily weaken your immune system, receiving several tattoos over time can strengthen it.

The word “girl” was originally used to refer to any small child, regardless of gender.

The phrase “head over heels” was originally “heels over head,” which makes more sense, literally.

The dark side of the moon is actually turquoise.


Question: Almost 40% of people agree that THIS instantly makes someone more attractive. What is it?

Answer: Wearing sunglasses

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A high school student in Baldwinsville, New York has been arrested after he allegedly sent a fax to school officials that appeared to be from the principal announcing that he was resigning. Our brilliant student even went so far as send the fax on what looked like official school letterhead. What tripped him up was that cover sheet. On the phone number line, he included his own cell phone number. Oops. Busted! And charged with criminal impersonation.

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Where can you rent grass-grazing ruminants like goats and sheep to keep your lawn from looking unruly? (Yes, this is a thing.)

As the sale of new gas-powered lawn equipment is banned across parts of the U.S. like California, Lawn Love ranked 2024’s Best States for Animal Lawn Mowing.

We compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia based on access to “animal mowing” companies, average yard sizes, as well as local interest in sheep and goat rentals.

See the 10 best (and 10 worst) states for animal lawn mowing below, followed by key takeaways. (Don’t see your state below? Check out the full ranking.)

Best States for Animal Lawn Mowing

Rank State

1 California

2 Wisconsin

3 Minnesota

4 Iowa

5 Georgia

6 Pennsylvania

7 Texas

8 Missouri

9 Virginia

10 Kansas

Worst States for Animal Lawn Mowing

Rank State

1 District of Columbia

2 North Dakota

3 Rhode Island

4 Hawaii

5 Montana

6 Wyoming

7 Delaware

8 Nevada

9 New Mexico

10 Nebraska

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According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that seem right? That means to the average person, if you have to go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” —Jerry Seinfeld

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A Tale Of Fate, Generosity, And Love: Two Families United By Life-Saving Liver Donations

Show Notes for Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28, 2024

Today we visit with Brad Balukjian, author of THE SIX PACK: On the Open Road in Search of Wrestlemania.


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April 27th

Autism Super Mom Day

International Design Day

International Donor Conception Awareness Day

Love Your Thighs Day

Marine Mammal Rescue Day

Matanzas Mule Day

Morse Code Day

National Babe Ruth Day

National Devil Dog Day

National Gummi Bear Day

National Little Pampered Dog Day

National Pneumatics Day

National Prime Rib Day

National Teach Children To Save Day

National Tell A Story Day

Take Our Daughters And Sons To Work Day

American Immigration Lawyers Association Day Of Action

World Design Day

World Tapir Day

April 28th

Biological Clock Day

Clean Comedy Day

Cubicle Day

International Pay It Forward Day

National Arbor Day

National Blueberry Pie Day

National Bravehearts Day

National Donate Life Blue & Green Day

National Great Poetry Reading Day

National Kiss Your Mate Day

National Superhero Day

Workers’ Memorial Day

World Day For Safety And Health At Work

World Women’s Wellness Day

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Researchers say that text messages and social media posts where words are “stretched out” (by inserting repeating letters or groups of letters) aren’t done so for fun — they’re actually conveying emotions. A 2020 University of Vermont analysis of about 20 billion tweets found that by stretching out a word, whether written or spoken, it can alter the meaning of that word, as well as the emotion behind it. Certain words can be an indication of sarcasm and playfulness, like “surrrrre” and “rightttttt.” On the other hand, “yessssss” can indicate tremendous excitement.

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Prince Harry has officially declared the US is his new home. The Duke of Sussex quit royal duties to move to America in 2020, with his wife Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, but said at the time: “The UK is my home and a place that I love. That will never change.” Now, Harry has updated his records in the UK to make clear he’s no longer a resident of Britain. The Daily Mail revealed filings published by Companies House on Wednesday for a “Prince Henry Charles Albert David Duke of Sussex” that state his “New Country/State Usually Resident” is now America – when it was previously recorded as the UK.


Autobots, assemble: Paramount has released a trailer for “Transformers One,” the animated prequel starring the voices of Chris Hemsworth, Brian Tyree Henry and Scarlett Johansson. Hemsworth voices young ‘Optimus Prime’, and Henry is ‘D-16’, before he became Optimus’ rival ‘Megatron’. The trailer shows the 2 starting out as worker bots, but soon they gain the ability to change into vehicles and gain weapons, as a battle against a mysterious villain unfolds on the Transformers’ planet of Cybertron. “Transformers One” is set for release in theaters Sept. 20. LINK:

Mariska Hargitay would have made her “Law and Order: SVU” character ‘Olivia Benson’ proud last week when she helped a child find their parent — after the kid assumed the actress was an police officer. According to witnesses at a playground in New York, the little girl became separated from her mother and ran up to Hargitay when she saw the police badge on her belt. After enlisting the help of the actress, production on the final episodes of the show’s 25th season was halted for about 20 minutes as she helped the child locate her mother. Shortly after, mother and daughter were reunited and Hargitay was spotted comforting the pair. The moment has gone viral on X.

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• “Why is this chair wet?”

• “What’s inside this letter from the government?”

• “If that’s not chocolate, then what is it?”

• “What’s keeping that beltless vagrant’s pants up?”

• “Honey, why are you so sick every morning lately?”

• “No sir, I don’t have life insurance. Why do you ask?”

• “How contagious are you?”

• “When you say ‘about average’, exactly how many other men are you comparing me to?”

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Every time you shuffle a deck of cards, you get a combination that’s probably never existed.

When pitched, the average Major League baseball rotates 15 times before being hit.

From a complete stop, a human is capable of outrunning a Formula One Race car for about 30 feet.

Only one person in recorded history has been hit by a meteorite.

Cats were once used to deliver mail in Belgium. It didn’t last


Question: In a poll, nearly 30% of people admitted they do THIS every day – and they’re not ashamed to admit it. What is it?

Answer: Eat candy

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In a scene straight out of “Weekend at Bernie’s,” a Brazilian woman reportedly wheeled the corpse of an elderly man into a Rio de Janeiro bank to have him co-sign on a loan. The woman was captured on video standing next to the dead man seated in a chair — and seemingly holding up his drooping head. She is seen talking to the deceased, whom she addressed as her “uncle,” and asking him to sign documents that would allow her to take out a $3,400 loan. When a bank worker pointed out that the man’s color looked off and he appeared “not well,” Nunes responded by saying: “He is like that. He doesn’t say anything.” Bank staffers called police, who arrived and arrested the woman. It was later determined that the 68-year-old man had been dead for several hours prior to his trip to the bank.

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2024's Cities With the Biggest Yards

Rank City State Population Size Score Average Yard Acreage

1 Carney,MD 29,352 100 1.14

2 Linton Hall, VA 42,702 91.69 1.046

3 Mequon,WI 25,102 84.61 0.966

4 Caledonia,WI 25,277 83.25 0.951

5 Fallbrook, CA 33,710 74.59 0.853

6 Derry, NH 23,027 72.45 0.829

7 Nacogdoches, TX 32,148 72.11 0.825

8 Weatherford,TX 32,168 71.11 0.814

9 Barnstable Town, MA 48,922 69.02 0.79

10 The Acreage, FL 40,160 68.9 0.789

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The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.” —George Will

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Ohio Teenager Sets State Record With Massive Catfish Catch