Good Morning! Happy Hump Day.. Is it me, or is this week going fast? For me it feels like it is, and that’s a good thing! It means the weekend will be here before you know it, and sounds like good temps as well! Yay! Here’s what you missed on today’s show.
Morning Brain Buster:
Q. According to a new study sales of this appliance have been falling now for over a decade. What?
A. The Microwave!
Bonehead Of The Day:
An impatient woman attending her DUI bail hearing asked a Florida judge, 'Are we done here, sir?'
She acted fidgety before asking the judge if she was free to leave, saying, 'I'm actually innocent, sir. I'm just trying to get my life back and this is not working.'
The judge reminded her that it was just a hearing to set a bond and not a trial, and then he set her bond at $33,400.
The woman was arrested for several reasons, including attempting to flee from police, driving a stolen car, drug possession, and more.
A New York man is lucky to be alive after jumping onto subway tracks to retrieve his cell phone.
The L train hit the brakes and passed over the man, who apparently managed to lay down in the gap between the tracks.
After the train stopped, the man got up and made his way out of the station unhurt, but he’s definitely a very lucky guy.
Last year, 53 people were killed by subway trains.
McDonalds Chef On A McMission: Eats Every Burger King Sandwich In One Sitting
A McDonalds’ worker in Los Angeles challenged himself to eat every sandwich from Burger King in one sitting.
Kevin Strahle visited his rival restaurant earlier this month and ordered 11 sandwiches, totaling 6,050 calories, at the drive-thru.
In a YouTube video that has gone viral with over 300,000 views, he eats and completes his mission over the course of 24 minutes.
He washed it all down with two huge, sugary Gatorade drinks for a total of 6,370 gut-busting calories in less than half-an-hour.
At the end, he announced, 'Now I'm the burger king.'
~~Actress, Keira Knightley is 29 (Pirates of the Caribbean, King Arthur, Bend It Like Beckham, Pride and Prejudice, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, Atonement; Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit)
~~Actor, Leonard Nimoy is 83 (Star Trek's original Spock; host of 'In Search Of…')
~~Actor, Martin Short is 64 (The Completely Mental Misadventures of Ed Grimley, Maniac Mansion, Martin Short Show, Father Of The Bride II, Mars Attacks, Mumford, The Escape Clause)
~~Actress Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) is 54. (Ferris Bueller's Day Off; Red Dawn)
~~Actress, Amy Smart is 38 (Road Trip; The Butterfly Effect; Crank; Just Friends; Shameless; Break Point; Justified)
~~Actress, Leslie Mann (Knocked Up) is 42 (The 40 Year Old Virgin; 17 Again; Funny People; This is 40; The Bling Ring)
~~Actor Michael Imperioli is 48. (The Sopranos)
~~Actor, Billy Warlock is 53 (Days of Our Lives' Frankie Brady/Francois von Leuschner, Baywatch, General Hospital's A.J. Quartermaine, Young & The Restless' Ben Hollander)
~~'To Catch A Predator's Chris Hansen is 55
~~Retired Supreme Court Justice, Sandra Day O'Connor is 84
~~Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, is 74
~~Former Utah Gov./prez candidate, Jon Huntsman is 54
~~Actor, Alan Arkin is 80 (Edward Scissorhands; Grosse Pointe Blank; Get Smart 2008; Argo; Little Miss Sunshine; many more)
~~Actor, James Caan is 74 (The Godfather; Las Vegas; Misery; Elf)
~~TV personality, Leeza Gibbons is 56
~~Actor, T. R. Knight is 41 (Grey's Anatomy)
~~Actress, Vicki Lawrence is 65 (Carol Burnett Show; Mama's Family; Hannah Montana)
~~Actor Ernest Thomas ("Everybody Hates Chris," ''What's Happening") is 65
~~NFL legend, Marcus Allen is 54
~~Singer, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) is 66.
~~Singer Diana Ross is 70. (The Supremes; solo)
~~Guitarist James Iha (Smashing Pumpkins) is 46.
~~Rapper, J-Kwon is 28
~~Country Singer, Kenny Chesney is 46
~~Country Singer, Dean Dillon is 59
~~Country singer Ronnie McDowell is 64
~~Country singer Charly McClain is 58
~~Drummer Monte Yoho (of The Outlaws) is 62.
~~Musician, Richard Tandy (of Electric Light Orchestra) is 66
Happiness Hits The Lowest Point At Age 40-42
A study has found a mid-life crisis or a real dip in happiness in middle-age.
Researchers tracked the happiness levels of thousands of people across three countries over multiple decades. They identified a “clear U-shape” in human well being, where people really do experience mid-life crises. Human happiness hits the lowest point around the ages of 40 to 42.
The “U-shape” also explains that happiness improves with age after middle life. This seems to contradict the general expectation because health is usually associated with age and failing health.
Parent Alert: 7 Things You Should Never Do In Front Of Your Kids
1. Telling white lies--A cop pulls you over for speeding, and you tell him you were rushing to get your daughter to soccer practice--even though she's in the back seat and knows that isn't true. Lying is such a commonplace practice in an adult's life that you may not even realize you're doing it. And by following your example, she'll assume it's no big deal to lie even about big stuff.
2. Keeping secrets from your wife--You swing by McDonald's for a snack and whisper to your child, "Mom doesn't have to know we snuck out for some fries." You may think it’s harmless-or even a type of parent-child bonding. But you're showing to your kid that it's okay to lie to your partner.
3. Teasing your tyke--With other grownups or your partner around, it may seem fun to use a little sarcasm or gentle teasing. But your kid won't understand you're not serious. Kids are literal all the time. You need to be as well.
4. Spending too much time on your iPad--If you're fine with your child having a cell phone at age 6 and playing with a tablet before he can walk, then feel free to use. But if you want him to spend his early years with books and hands-on activities like Legos, you need to put down your own digital devices when he's with you.
5. Losing your temper--This includes losing it with anything or anybody--not just your kids. Children tend to believe any bad things that happen are their fault. Even if you're mad because your favorite team just blew a lead, your child will assume you're upset about something he did, which will frighten him.
6. Making fun of a crazy friend or annoying relative—A comment about "your cousin the drunk" or "your loser friend from college" will imprint itself on your kid’s brain. And he's liable to repeat it the next time you're around the person you insulted.
7. Joking about your kid's teacher or school--You can probably remember one or two weird teachers from your elementary school days. But while you may think it's harmless to poke fun at your child's science teacher, he will assume you don't have respect for that person--or for school in general. And so he won't either.
6 Bad Habits That Could Save Your Butt
1. Putting off your chores--A study found that what you do after work significantly affects your level of job dedication the next day. People who always spent their evenings continuing to work or do chores were less relaxed and focused the next day than those who kicked back with low-effort activities. But if you turn on the TV, don't leave it on for too long. Regularly watching more than four hours of TV a day is linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and premature death. People who had a relaxing night with friends or a leisurely workout also saw an increase productivity the next day.
2. Calling in sick when you're hung-over--A survey by Harris Interactive found that Americans left an average of nine vacation days unused in 2012, which is more than half the number most people are given to use. The accounting firm Ernst & Young did an internal study of its employees and found that for each additional 10 hours of paid time off that people took, their year-end performance ratings significantly improved, and that frequent vacationers were more likely to stay with the firm in the long run. Most companies give personal hours separate from vacation anyway, so take a hint and give yourself a mental health day, guilt-free.
3. Doing an incomplete workout--For starters, just showing up to the gym is better than skipping it entirely. We all have days where we’re running low on energy, but your goal should be to give 100 percent of that 15, 20, 30 percent. If you have only 20 minutes, stick to strength training. It gives you the most bang for your buck and offers the most benefit to your internal systems and appearance.
4. Blowing your lid--Feeling angry? Let it out. Men who internalized their rage were more likely to suffer hardened arteries and high blood pressure and were five times more likely to have a heart attack than those who spoke their mind. Keeping your temper in check can increase stress hormones, which boosts blood pressure and damages arterial walls. But walking it off can keep you from blowing a gasket. Researchers found that taking a daily walk can reduce anger and lower blood pressure.
5. Reading this article during work—A study had people do a 50-minute task straight through and saw a significant decline in performance. When they took two brief breaks, they saw no decline in work ethic or results. When you see, hear, or feel something constantly, you become conditioned to it and your brain stops registering it as important.
6. Buying something impulsively--Acting on your instinct can keep you from overthinking things, especially if you tend to be unnecessarily frugal. But impulse purchases are advantageous only when you know enough about the product or service. If you need a new jacket, you've already thought about what features you want to upgrade to, and this kicks in whether you are aware of it or not. So when you see a coat you must have, trusting your gut is safe and easier on your discipline.
Coming Soon! Your Chance To Smell Like Death
A chemist has been developing “death cologne,” a zombie-repellent-in-a-bottle.
Raychelle Burks has been busy trying to perfect the recipe for “Eau De Death,” a cologne so stinky it’s guaranteed to keep even the living dead away.
The concoction is a mostly a combination of two foul-smelling chemical compounds, putrescine and cadaverine, which coincidentally are emitted by decaying flesh. Add a dash of methanethiol, the molecule that produces the rotten egg smell, and you’ve got yourself a true stinker.
THE GOAL: If you smell like a rotting corpse, chances are good that zombies will pass you by for a fresher meal.
"This cologne is an evasive method, which when coupled with zombie mannerisms (as seen in ‘The Walking Dead’ or ‘Shaun of the Dead’), would be effective in avoiding a zombie attack when moving among a zombie horde. One could also wear it when casually waiting out the zombie apocalypse so as not to attract the attention of a roaming horde of zombies."
Burks has been looking into the possibility of using chemistry to survive the zombie apocalypse since 2011.
In a video uploaded this week to YouTube by the American Chemical Society, Burks notes that more work lies ahead.
"If we’re really trying to mimic a corpse … we have got to get the smell down to perfection. Nobody wants to be the guinea pig that spritzes on the death cologne and realizes it doesn’t quite work.”
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