Show Notes for Wednesday, July 03, 2024

Today we visit with competitive eater Miki Sudo. She won the women's competition at the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest every year from 2014 to 2020, unseating Sonya Thomas, who had won the women's competition since its inception in 2011. She captured her ninth title in 2023. Nathan’s Fourth of July Hotdog Eating Contest will take place on Thursday, July 4, 2024, from 11am to 1pm at 1310 Surf Avenue.

TODAY IS A SPECIAL DAY! (A special thanks to

July 3rd

Air Conditioning Day

American Redneck Day

Compliment Your Mirror Day

Disobedience Day

International Drop Rock Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day

National Chocolate Wafer Day

National Eat Your Beans Day

National Fried Clam Day

National Independent Beer Run Day

Stay Out Of The Sun Day

Belarus’s National Day

Idaho State Day

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What’s bugging you most these days? Taxes? Someone’s else’s driving skills? Your boss? Your kids? The fact that punctuation seems optional lately? (Sorry, that last one’s mine!) Anyway, according to a new survey, there’s something that is currently bothering people even more than annoying politicians – and that is the cost of food and essentials. A survey of adults in the US by Talker Research asked respondents to pick from a list of common nuisances that irritated them the most over the past 90 days. The #1 response turned out to be the cost of living, which was chosen by almost half of participants. 41% admitted they are exasperated by the current political scene. Other common bugaboos included:

Crowds (23%)

Weather (21%)

Tipping culture (16%)

The TV being too loud (15%)

Artificial Intelligence, the cost of concert tickets, and Reality TV (all 14%)

Self-checkouts (13%)

Tech billionaires (12%)

Parking (10%)

But before I end this and leave you with the impression that there’s nothing positive in the world these days, 26% agreed that they have become “somewhat” more positive as time goes by. So there, then.

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Since 2014 the Welsh government has donated a fruit tree to families in Uganda for every child born or adopted in Wales. In 2008 the “Plant!” scheme was announced, which would celebrate the birth or adoption of a child in Wales by planting a tree. With an aim to create new woodlands for future generations, it was already a magnificent scheme, but it became even better with the changes in April 2014. In Uganda, fruit trees are planted because they can provide vital fruit and timber in a region which has been decimated by deforestation.


Huge news for the “Shrek” fans: Eddie Murphy confirmed that he’s already begun voice work on the upcoming 5th movie in the animated film franchise. In an interview, he stated that work started on the film “months ago”, and the plan is for it to be finished this year. And that’s not all: Murphy also confirmed that he’s going to star in a spinoff film based on his Shrek character ‘Donkey’.

The 2025 Hollywood Walk of Fame class has been revealed, and it includes major celebrities like the late Prince, Jane Fonda, Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and more. More than 30 new stars will be added to the Walk of Fame. Motion picture category honorees also include John Carpenter, Robert Englund and Emilio Estevez. In the TV category, Fran Drescher, Lauren Graham, Bill Nye, Molly Shannon, Sherri Shepherd, Courtney B. Vance, Chris Wallace, and Trey Parker and Matt Stone (in a double ceremony) will be honored, while Fantasia, Depeche Mode, The B-52s, Green Day, The Isley Brothers, Busta Rhymes, George Strait, Keith Urban, and War will be honored in the recording category.

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Dust off the rubber duckies. A study found that taking a nice bath on a daily basis can reduce your risk of dying from cardiovascular-related issues (heart attack, stroke). While taking a bath once or twice a week is also beneficial, Japanese researchers found that daily bath-takers were in even better shape. Those taking a bath daily had a 28% lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease and a 26% lower overall risk of suffering a stroke. What’s more, those who reported bathing in “hot” water, as opposed to “warm” water saw an even lower risk of heart disease.

A new restaurant in Missouri won’t let you in unless you’re 30 years old. Or, if you’re a guy – 35. The owners of Bliss Restaurant in Florissant say they plan to stick to the controversial minimum age requirement in spite of complaints from some social media users. A post from the restaurant on Facebook says the age restrictions are meant to “ensure a grown and sexy atmosphere.” Another post specifies that the eatery is interested in maintaining “a mature and relaxed environment for all guests.” And yet another post just might reveal the real reason behind the age restrictions. It calls them: “a way for older people to enjoy a night out while avoiding people who don’t know how to be responsible or who think it’s nice to come play WAP on the juke.”

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People with higher incomes generally prefer their toilet paper to come over the roll, while those with lower incomes prefer it to go under.

The longest lightning bolt ever recorded was 118 miles long.

Some pumpkins can grow 15 miles of roots.

The ideal height for you to drop your buttered toast from, if you want it to land butter side up, is 8 feet.

Lime Jell-O produces the same brain waves as adult humans when hooked up to an EEG machine.


A survey found that more than half of us think supermarkets and pharmacies should be open 24/7. And 19% think THIS business should be, too. What is it?

Answer: Dentists

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A fascinating new paper by researchers at Harvard and University of Montana argues it is possible that, despite the fact that we continue to hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence in deep space, aliens are already here, living in secret bases deep underground, or beneath the ocean waves. While the authors, acknowledge that this “cryptoterrestrial hypothesis” is likely to be viewed skeptically by most scientists, the report takes a deep dive into anthropology, history, geology, biology, and mythology, and scrutinizes so-called Unidentified Anomalous Phenomena activity, including sightings of objects entering or exiting volcanoes, oceans, and lakes, that could indicate bases hidden in inaccessible locations.

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According to a new study by Demographia, which analyzed middle-income affordability across 94 major cities in 8 countries…


1. Pittsburgh, PA, USA

2. Rochester, NY, USA

2. (tie) St. Louis, MO, USA

4. Cleveland, OH, USA

5. Edmonton, AB, Canada

5. (tie) Buffalo, NY, USA

5 (tie) Detroit, MI, USA

5. (tie) Oklahoma City, OK, USA

9. Cincinnati, OH, USA

9. (tie) Louisville, KY, USA

11. Singapore, Singapore

LEAST AFFORDABLE: (These cities were determined by the researchers to be “impossibly unaffordable” when it comes to purchasing a home…)

1. Hong Kong, China

2. Sydney, NSW, Australia

3. Vancouver, BC, Canada

4. San Jose, CA, USA

5. Los Angeles, CA, USA

6. Honolulu, HI, USA

7. Melbourne, VIC, Australia

8. San Francisco, CA, USA

9. Adelaide, SA, Australia

10. San Diego, CA, USA

11. Toronto, ON, Canada

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What am I scared of? I’m scared of the same thing that you are: everything.” —George Costanza, Seinfeld

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