Show Notes for Wednesday, June 05, 2024

Today we visit with best selling author Rob Dunn (Delicious about his fascinating new docuseries on Curiosity Stream. It explores the science of taste and flavor, and how it’s actually key to our survival. Taste: The Flavor of Life reveals how “deliciousness” unites us with animals in surprising ways.

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June 5th

Apple II Day

HIV Long-Term Survivors Day

Hot Air Balloon Day

Love Island Day

National Gingerbread Day

National Veggie Burger Day

National Attitude Day

Sausage Roll Day

International Day For The Fight Against Illegal Unreported And Unregulated Fishing

World Environment Day

National Running Day

National Tailors’ Day

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Researchers at the California Institute of Technology say they have achieved “significant” results in tech advancement that basically can read people’s minds. For years, CalTech has been working to create devices to aid patients with speech and non-verbal disorders. And a new study showed strides in a brain-machine interface to read a person’s thoughts and translate them into words for all to see. Signals read from the brain were converted “into text in real time.” The team wrote that it can capture “neural activity associated with internal speech — words said within the mind with no associated movement or audio output.”

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


Pat Sajak is gearing up for his final week on “Wheel of Fortune” following a 43-year run as host. And the 77-year-old is giving fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the game show set. In a video posted to Instagram ahead of his last episode, set to air this Friday, he takes viewers “behind the puzzle board.”, where, as he put it, “It looks like an election headquarters back here, with all these screens and everything.” In the clip, filmed by his daughter, Maggie, he cheekily adds: “We can’t show a lot, because there’s certain things that are highly classified!” LINK:

Ellen DeGeneres is embarking on one last hurrah in her stand-up career. This summer, the 66-year-old comedian will embark on a 27-date North American tour, titled: “Ellen’s Last Stand… Up”. She calls it the “last opportunity” to witness DeGeneres in her “final curtain call.” The tour will see the former talk show host “reintroduce her trademark wit and laughter-inducing anecdotes” to a live crowd, according to a release. Tickets go on sale today. LINK:

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16% of us have missed work because of an acne breakout or blemish.

Scientists have long known that crows are smart. But a new study suggests they even have the ability to count — out loud. That’s a first for an animal species other than humans, Live Science reports. The scientists rank the out-loud counting ability of crows to be about on par with human toddlers. Researchers worked with 3 crows and found they could reliably count to 4 with their caws, though they add the birds could likely go higher if needed.

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There wasn’t a single pony in the Pony Express, just horses.

The temperature of the earth’s interior increases by 1 degree every 60 feet down.

The volume of the Earth’s moon is the same as the volume of the Pacific Ocean.

A ball of glass will bounce higher than a ball made of rubber.

Black cats are considered good luck in Britain and Japan.


25% of couples have gotten into a fight over THIS at meal time. What is it?

Answer: Stealing food from the other’s plate

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It seems Vulcan is not a real planet after all. In a plot-twist worthy of the iconic sci-fi show “Star Trek”, the planet thought to orbit the star 40 Eridani A – the fictional home of ‘Mr. Spock’s’ planet Vulcan – appears to be nothing more than an astronomical illusion. A new study using NASA’s NEID instrument has confirmed that the planet astronomers believed they discovered in 2018 in this distant star system — is just a mirage caused by the star’s own pulses and jitters. The possible detection of a planet orbiting the star made famous by Star Trek caused excitement when astronomers revealed their findings 6 years ago. But now, NASA’s precision instruments seem to have returned the planet Vulcan to the realm of science fiction for good.

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As you know, trying to keep up with today’s slang can be difficult. Terms like “rizz”, “bussin,” and “do it for the plot” could sound like a bunch of made-up words to someone outside a certain demographic. So, in an effort at pranking his students, a teacher made up a bunch of slang words and shared them with his Gen Z students – and now, some of them are catching on. Sam Salem, a millennial high school teacher, started a series on his Instagram page called “Gaslighting my students with made up slang words.” So far, he has posted 7 videos, introducing invented words like “pebbles,” “parked,” and “Getty.” His first vid got over 765,000 likes, 9,000 comments, and 383,000 shares. And although it began as a joke, some of his “new vernacular” is becoming popular outside the Los Angeles schools where he teaches. Even NBA star Bradley Beal used “pebbles” — which means “easy” — during a press conference. Here’s the full list of Salem’s fake slang – coming to a Gen Z mouth near you soon…

Comma: Tell me more, I need more details

Dairy: Basic

Clip/Clipped: Positive thing/connotation

Mute: Lowkey or ‘in the low’

Feta: Negative connotation, falls apart easily

Parked: Boring, done, over

Pebbles: Easy

Terk: Bestie/best friends

Sparse: Not cool

Getty: Work of art/beautiful

Oozing: Doing too much

Swirled: Mixed up/hot and cold

Nabs: Not AnyBody’s Somebody

Remy: It shouldn’t go together, but it does

Rug: You don’t believe it. Derived from the word struggling

Costco: Built differently or has everything

Jar: If someone is saying something embarrassing or a secret

Scroll: If someone is talking about something you are uninterested in or don’t want to talk about

Fluttered: When someone is so excited about something constantly and it makes you annoyed and hate that thing

iPad: Someone who is socially awkward


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