Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

 
Morning Brew w/ Andy Mattson

Random Blogging For Monday November 4th

Wow, here we are in November..  Now it's time to start thinkin' bout the holidays..  I'm thinking I wish I had another 3 or 4 months.  How bout you?  Hope you had a great weekend, here's what you missed on today's show.

 

The Morning Brain Buster:

Q.   According to a new study, people who have this skill, have a significantly higher chance of scoring a job. What skill?

A.   Speaking a 2nd/foreign language

 

Bonehead Of The Day:

A Wisconsin man who found a human tooth in his Snickers bar has been told it was actually his own tooth.

It freaked him out pretty badly when he found a tooth in a Snickers bar. He said it made him sick to his stomach with the thought of getting a disease like "hepatitis."

He normally eats three Snickers bars a day, but now…even after cutting them up into little pieces, he has trouble eating them for fear there will be another tooth.

The guy ended up at the dentist's office a few days later and found out the tooth was actually one of his own that had broken off.

He was very relieved to hear that and is back eating nugatey goodness.

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Stolen:  Nearly $400k In Walnuts

A huge walnut theft is threatening to push farmers out of business, as thieves swiped nearly a half-a-million dollars in nuts.

More than 140,000 pounds of walnuts -- worth about $400,000-- are missing.

Authorities believe it's one of the largest walnut thefts in recent memory, with thieves sneaking onto property after hours and taking off with large containers of the nut.

The thefts are really hurting the farmers who spend the whole year taking care of the trees and getting through the harvest.

So far there are no suspects, but officials are considering stiffer penalties.

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What's The Best Time to Drink Coffee?

Scientists have tried to figure out the ideal, and not so ideal, times of day are for having a cup of coffee.

Neuroscientist's say that our cortisol levels peak from 8 to 9am, noon to 1pm, and 5:30 to 6:30pm. If we sling back a cup of coffee during these high cortisol times, we actually run the risk of developing a tolerance to caffeine. Basically, that means that we're wasting our time drinking coffee during those hours.

So when's the best time to drink coffee?

Science says between 9:30am and 11:30am, and we should try to keep it to under one cup an hour.

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Eating Chocolate is Linked To Lower Risk of Heart Attack

High levels of chocolate consumption might be associated with a decreased risk of developing heart disease.

Researchers did a review of the existing evidence to evaluate the effects of eating chocolate on cardiovascular events like heart attack and stroke. They analyzed the results of seven studies, involving more than 100,000 people with and without existing heart disease.

Five studies found a beneficial link between higher levels of chocolate consumption and the risk of cardiovascular events and they found that the "highest levels of chocolate consumption were associated with a 37 percent reduction in cardiovascular disease and a 29 percent reduction in stroke compared with lowest levels."

The studies didn't differentiate between dark or milk chocolate and included chocolate bars, drinks, biscuits and desserts.

The researchers also said the findings should be looked at with caution, especially because commercially available chocolate has around 500 calories for every 100 grams and eating too much of it could lead to weight gain, risk of diabetes and heart disease.

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Birthdays:

~~Former First Lady, Laura Bush is 67 (wife of George W. Bush)
~~Actor, Matthew McConaughey is 44 (A Time To Kill; Amistad, EDtv, U-571, Reign of Fire, How To Lose a Guy in 10 Days, Sahara, Two For The Money, Failure To Launch, We Are Marshall, Fool's Gold, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past; Tropic Thunder; The Lincoln Lawyer)
~~Actress/comedian, Kathy Griffin is 53 (Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List; Suddenly Susan)
~~Actor, Ralph Macchio is 52 (The Karate Kid movies; Eight is Enough's Jeremy Andretti; My Cousin Vinny)
~~'Survivor' Host, Jeff Probst is 52
~~Actress, Doris Roberts is 83 (Remington Steele, Dream On; Christmas Vacation; Everybody Loves Raymond's Marie Barone, Keeping Up With The Steins)
~~TV personality, Bethenny Frankel (The Real Housewives of New York City) is 43 ("Bethenny")
~~Actress, Markie Post is 63 (Night Court; There's Something About Mary)
~~Actress, Loretta Swift is 76 (Hot Lips on M*A*S*H)
~~Former MTV veejay, Jesse Camp is 34
~~Baseball analyst, Eric Karros is 46
~~Football analyst, Steve Mariucci is 58
 
MUSICALLY:

~~Rapper/mogul, Sean 'P. Diddy' Combs is 44 (Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy)
~~Singer/songwriter, Delbert McClinton is 73
~~Jazz Musician, Najee is 56
~~Singer/musician, Chris Difford (of Squeeze) is 59
~~Rapper, Damon Wimbley ("Kool Rock-Ski" of the Fat Boys) is 47

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What You Went To see in Theaters Over The Weekend

"Ender's Game" was the top movie in America knocking off "Bad Grandpa."

The sci-fi movie opened in first place with $28 million.  Last weekend's number one "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" fell to second with $20.5 million.

The star-studded "Last Vegas" opened in third with $16.5 million. 


Top 10 Movies

1. Ender's Game: $28 million

2. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa: $20.5 million

3. Last Vegas: $16.5 million

4. Free Birds: $16.2 million

5. Gravity: $13.1 million

6. Captain Phillips: $8.5 million

7. 12 Years a Slave: $4.6 million

8. Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2: $4.2 million

9. Carrie: $3.4 million

10. The Counselor: $3.2 million

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5 Weird Effects Of Daylight Savings Time

1. More car accidents?--The general concept is that subtle changes in sleep patterns and circadian rhythms can alter human alertness and in some cases, could increase the risk of potentially fatal car accidents. Another study found that daylight saving time can actually result in less crashes by increasing visibility for drivers in the morning.

2. Increased workplace injuries—This might not apply to people who work in office buildings. But those who work at more physical jobs have been known to experience more frequent and severe workplace injuries after daylight saving time. But the effect hasn't been seen at the end of daylight saving time in the fall. A study found that mine workers arrived at work with 40 minutes less sleep and experienced 6 percent more workplace injuries in the week following the springtime daylight saving transition than during any other days of the year. The researchers think lack of sleep is to blame, which might explain why the same effect doesn't pop up in the fall when workers get an extra hour of sleep.

3. More heart attacks--A study showed the rate of heart attacks during the first three weekdays following springtime daylight saving time increased by about 5 percent from the average rate during other times of the year. The effect didn't happen as much at the end of daylight saving time in the fall. Researchers also looked at the small surge in heart attacks in the springtime and changes in people's sleep patterns. Lack of sleep can release stress hormones that increase inflammation, which can cause more severe complications in people already at risk of having a heart attack.

4. Longer cyberloafing—Cyberloafing is the slang word for surfing the Web for personal entertainment during work hours. It may not be as life-threatening as heart attacks and workplace injuries, but it can cost companies thousands of salary wages. A study found that the cyberloafing increased in more than 200 metropolitan U.S. regions during the first Monday after daylight saving time in the spring, compared with the Mondays directly before and one week after. Researchers blame the shift to a lack of sleep and a lack of workday motivation and focus.

5. Increased cluster headaches--Circadian rhythms tick away throughout the body each day and control the release of certain hormones that affect moods, hunger levels, and yearning for sleep. When these rhythms get thrown off, even by just one hour during daylight saving time, the human body notices the difference. For some people, the effects can set off chronic pain. Cluster headaches cluster on one side of a person's head and can cause pain for days or weeks at a time. They seem to be triggered by changes in circadian rhythms, including during the transitions in and out of daylight saving. 

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Video Of The Day:

Did you catch SNL this weekend.. I loved the paradoy of what does the fox say..  Here's the video in case you missed it.


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