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