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Friday, November 22, 2019

326th day of the year.

There are 39 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is Go For a Ride Day, Humane Society Anniversary Day, National Cranberry Relish Day, National Stop the Violence Day and Start Your Own Country Day

There are 6 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 7 days remaining until Black Friday

There are 10 days remaining until Cyber Monday

There are 33 days remaining until Xmas

— On this date in 1963, JFK was assassinated ..

Saturday’s Birthday Cake

Miley Cyrus (27)

Snooki (32)

 

Trending

– Yahoo Sports claims Nike is planning to release a new Colin Kaepernick shoe in December. Since signing Kaepernick to an endorsement deal, Nike’s value has grown by $26 billion

– The NY Post says the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show was officially canceled yesterday. The company released a statement saying, “We will be communicating to customers, but nothing similar in magnitude to the fashion show.”

– Junk Food Leaks says Kit Kat is releasing a new flavor called Birthday Cake. It has white chocolate on the outside and sprinkles and wafer cookies on the inside

 

“Frozen 2” is in theaters now

 

(NEW) Tom Hanks On “A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood” …

 

  • Coldplay says they are going to stop touring until they can find out a way to do it, where it doesn’t hurt the environment as much.  Get an electric bus and get you butts on da road!!!

 

  • A new study shows that the human brain has shrunk by almost 20% over the past 20,000 years.

 

  • It turns out that a Tampa, Florida, high school was built on top of a cemetery for 145 indigents.  There’s a movie about that…poltergeist…u shouldn’t watch it!!!

 

  • Kristen Bell now has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

 

Selena Gomez announced her next album early next year.

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a New Zealand man is selling a Godzilla-shaped Christmas tree called Treezilla. Steven Newland placed multicolored Christmas lights all over the tree. Godzilla’s eyes are made of two red lights. A fog machine sits under the tree and blows smoke through Godzilla’s mouth. Steven topped his Treezilla with a Santa hat. The tree is selling for $250

 

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Will Ferrell On Jimmy Fallon … Will says that Christopher Walken told him that he ruined his life. Everywhere he goes people bring up the ‘Cowbell skit’ from SNL. Will and Jimmy talk about their ‘SNL’ days.

 

 

Man Creates Dating App Where He Is The Only Male Member: CBS claims Aaron Smith, of Greensboro, North Carolina, has created a new dating app where he is the only man. Singularity works on phones, but not computers. Smith designed the app with a software engineer. He also made a commercial to promote the app and says every time a woman swipes on it his picture is the only one that comes up

 

Amazon Developing Delivery Robots: CNN claims Amazon.com is testing robots that can carry packages on sidewalks. They’re also developing a self-driving delivery vehicle.

An Amazon representative tells CNN, “When we have a full drone fleet you’ll be able to order anything and get it in 30 minutes if you live near a hub that’s serviced by drones. That’s only possible because of robotics.”

 

Tire Falls Off Plane During Takeoff: The Daily Mail claims a Silverstone Air jet recently returned to an airport in Kenya after a wheel fell off during takeoff. The pilot immediately turned around and headed back to the airport after he and passengers saw the tire bouncing on the runway. No one was injured.

The airline doesn’t know why the tire detached

 

Salad Recall: People magazine says close to 100,000 pounds of salad, sold at Target and Aldi, have been recalled after testing positive for e-coli.

The recalls are affecting stores in 22 states including  Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

The salads are labeled Ready Pac Bistro Chicken Caesar, Target Bowl Chicken Caesar, and Aldi Bistro Santa Fe

 

Company Gives $5,000 Baby Bonus: KOMO claims people are trying to work for an Austin, Texas-based insurance company called The Zebra because they give employees full pay during their baby leave and a $5,000 ‘baby bonus’

 

 

Bank Robber Wants To Get Caught: Newsweek claims the Palm Beach County, Florida police recently arrested a bank robber, who wanted to get caught. Sandy Hawkins entered a Wells Fargo bank before handing a teller a note that read, “Give me $1,100. Now, No Alarms, Hope to get caught.” When the teller handed him $2,000, he handed some of the money back and walked out. Deputies used surveillance video to track Hawkins to a nearby bar. People in the bar identified Hawkins before cops went to his home and arrested him. He did not say why he wanted to get caught

 

 

Worst Gifts Survey

Beaverbrooks is out with their list of the worst holiday gifts people have received from their partner.

  1. Mop
    2. Shoehorn
    3. Vacuum cleaner
    4. Toilet seat
    5. Air freshener
    6. Nail clippers
    7. Bag of rice
    8. Tea bags
    9. Windscreen wipers
    10. Dish drainer
    11. Fake dog poo
    12. McDonalds toy
    13. Humidity reader
    14. Energy tablets
    15. A painted stone
    16. Tin opener
    17. Tape measure
    18. Salad spinner
    19. Car cleaner
    20. Burnt cake

 

LONDON ROOMMATES REPORTEDLY POST AD FOR ‘LIFESTYLE HAPPINESS MANAGER’ TO WAKE THEM UP, MAKE AVOCADO TOAST – (11/22/2019)

You can hire someone to do housework for you– so maybe this isn’t really a stretch? Earlier this week someone named James posted an ad on the British classified site Gumtree, explaining that he and his flatmates are seeking a “lifestyle happiness manager.” The part-time position pays $19 an hour, and the ideal candidate is described as a “perfectionist” who “will continue to think of ways for us to improve our quality of life and make us and the people around us happy.” Job duties include making breakfasts for the flatmates, coordinating their dry-cleaning, stocking bathrooms with toiletries, changing the bed linens, and waking everybody up each morning. The original listing said anyone was welcome to apply as long as they speak fluent English.

 

A COMPANY IS HIRING SOMEONE TO SMOKE WEED FOR $3,000 A MONTH – (11/22/2019)

No matter what your parents told you, it is possible to get paid to smoke a lot of marijuana. AmericanMarijuana.org is looking for someone to “review a wide variety of cannabis products to give our readers honest and reliable insights on various cannabis products.” Job tasks include writing a blog containing those opinions, as well as unboxing the products on camera. The ideal candidate will be “physically fit and healthy in general to carry out cannabis product reviews regularly.” Whoever lands the job will be paid $3,000 monthly, and is expected to work in a place where the drug is legal, as well as out of their own home.

 

 

 

CHICAGO WOMAN ATTEMPTING HULA HOOP FOR 100 HOURS – (11/22/2019)

This sounds exhausting, but to each their own. Jenny Doan of Wicker Park, Chicago has been livestreaming her world record attempt at hula hooping for 100 hours, with five minute breaks for rest and using the bathroom. So far, Doan says the overnights are the most difficult part of the challenge. She needs to surpass 74 hours, 54 minutes to break the current record, but she’s hoping to make it to 100 hours.

 

EXPERTS: BEWARE OF BLACK FRIDAY EMAIL SCAMS – (11/22/2019)

If you’re planning on shopping online on Black Friday (November 29th) you’ll want to be careful. Anti-phishing expert Dave Baggett says email-based scams really ramp up this time of year. He says the biggest concern is that the bad guys can make websites that look convincingly like Amazon, for example, and then send out equally convincing emails that link to that website. Shoppers who click the link to these fake websites may also enter in their credit card information. Baggett adds, “You think you’re logging into Amazon, but you’re just giving your password to the crooks.” To stay out of trouble, experts say you should avoid making purchases via your smartphone, don’t make a purchase if the final screen doesn’t have the secure padlock icon, enable two-factor authentication, don’t use unsecured Wi-Fi networks, and never click through on email links, instead go directly to the retailer’s website via your browser.

 

 

STUDY: BEING IN A RELATIONSHIP COSTS OVER $4,600 A YEAR – (11/22/2019)

Love don’t cost a thing, but being in a relationship isn’t cheap. An analysis of financial data in the U.K. found single people spend about $4,600 less per year compared to those in relationships. A consumer affairs expert says this could be due to having roommates splitting costs, or because single people don’t face the pressures of buying gifts for anniversaries, birthdays, and Christmas compared to people who are married with children. The data also showed that single people saved less– some theorize this is because they don’t have to talk about money with anyone else.

 

 

Today’s Mindbender: ”60 million boxes of this are sold each year. What is it?”

Extra Clue: something you eat

Extra Clue: not mac and cheese

Final Clue: November and December

Answer: Stove Top stuffing

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

323rd day of the year.

There are 42 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is “Have a Bad Day” Day, International Men’s Day, National Blow Bagpipes Day, National Camp Day, National Entrepreneurs’ Day, Play Monopoly Day, Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and World Toilet Day

There are 9 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 10 days remaining until Black Friday

There are 13 days remaining until Cyber Monday

There are 36 days remaining until Xmas

Tuesday’s Birthday Cake

Calvin Klein (77

Trending

  • Will Rob Gronkowski return to the NFL or stay in the broadcast booth? He teased that he would make the big announcement this morning at 9am. November 30th is the date he would have to let the Patriots know he was coming back.

– Eater Chicago claims over 10,000 people visited the world’s largest Starbucks when it opened in Chicago last Friday.

– The NY Daily News says Kylie Jenner has sold 51% of her cosmetics company for $600 million.

– Billboard magazine says Kelly Clarkson’s daytime talk show has been renewed for a second season 

– Hollywoodlife.com says Felicity Huffman was recently spotted delivering cupcakes as part of her community service. The cupcakes were taken to a teen center in Los Angeles that helps homeless and at-risk youth.

– The Miami Herald claims Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been named the honorary starter for the upcoming Daytona 500 

– Brand Eating magazine says Blue Diamond Almonds plans to  introduce a spicy dill pickle flavor in March of 2020.

 

  • Lays has just released “Grilled Cheese and Tomato Soup” flavored chips.

 

  • According to a recent survey, the three foods Americans hate most are tofu, liver and yogurt.

 

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is in theaters this weekend.

 

“Frozen 2” is in theaters this Thursday

 

The season finale of “This Is Us” airs tonight.

 

Christina Aguilera is going to perform at the American Music Awards. Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne and Travis Scott will also perform together

 

Taylor Swift is going to be allowed to perform her biggest hits at the American Music Awards because her former record label, Big Machine, and Dick Clark Productions have reached a licensing agreement.

 

OJ Simpson Thinks Colin Kaepernick Blew His Chances With The NFL … Colin Kaepernick is being criticized for handling his recent tryout in an unprofessional manner.

 

 

Firefighters from Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and the Wilmington Fire Departments took off from Air Wilmington Monday morning, heading to the Bahamas in an effort to help the recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian.

  • The TSA is expecting a record number of fliers between now and Thanksgiving.

 

 

Cameras are rolling this month on The Georgetown Project, according to film permits filed with the city of Wilmington.

 

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Kourtney Kardashian is being criticized on social media because she served salad and other healthy foods at her daughter’s Candyland-themed birthday party.
On the latest episode of Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Kim Kardashian told cameras, “What a buzzkill. If you’re a kid and you think you’re going to a Candyland themed party but there’s no candy … it’s not Gluten-free Land!”

 

WHATS UP WIT YE….YESUS,

  • Kanye West took to Twitter to reveal that he is working with Dr. Dre on a sequel to his Jesus Is King album. The follow up — which is titled Jesus Is Born, will be released on Christmas Day.
  • Ye has also announced his first ever opera Nebuchadnezzar, which will take place at Hollywood Bowl on Sunday, November 24th.

 

 

Disney+ Hacked: The NY Daily News says thousands of Disney+ subscribers have been hacked since signing up for the new streaming service. The paper claims hackers are selling stolen customer accounts on the dark web for  three dollars. Those, who buy the stolen passwords can watch Disney+ for free.

Some customers have been locked out of their account because their password and username were changed after they were hacked.

 

Ford Developing Electric Mustang: Yahoo News claims Ford is developing an electric Mustang. The Mach E is being made in Mexico and will have a starting price of $43,895. Ford says the new electric Mustang will have enough power to take on a Porsche. The car will be able to go 230 miles on a single charge. The Mach E will go from 0 to 60 mph in just over six seconds

 

Vegans Suing Burger King: TMZ says a group of vegans is suing Burger King because the chain cooks their plant-based Impossible burgers on the same grill as their meat burgers. Lead plaintiff Philip Williams says his burger was contaminated by meat by-products. He is looking for monetary damages and wants Burger King to stop cooking their plant-based burgers and meat burgers on the same grill.

 

Man Using Lion As ‘Guard Dog’: The Daily Mail claims the Lagos, Nigeria police recently tranquilized a two-year-old lion that a man was using as a ‘guard dog’ outside of his apartment. The apartment is located across the street from a school. The man bought the lion two months ago. Neighbors petitioned the local government to remove the beast. The lion has been taken to a zoo.

 

James Holzhauer and Ken Jennings are going to face off on a new ABC game show called  ‘Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time’. The show will air in prime time starting on January 7th and will feature its biggest money winners going head-to-head. The first player to win three matches gets $1 million. The runners-up will receive $250,000.

James Holzhauer tweeted, ‘’You know they say that all men are created equal, but you look at me and you look at @KenJennings and you can see that statement is not true.‘’

 

Jennifer Aniston has allegedly thought about having plastic surgery on her unsightly knees. A source tells the magazine,  “She loves her body and she’s really proud of the way she looks, but she hates the excess skin on her knees and thinks it’s aging her. Jen’s talking to experts about quick surgery fixes like firming laser treatments.

 

Z1075 XMAS playlist has a bit of everything, you can also include the best classic Christmas songs of all time.

  1. “The Christmas Song” by Ne-Yo
  2. “Santa Tell Me” by Ariana Grande
  3. “All I Want for Christmas Is You” by Mariah Carey
  4. “I Am the Grinch” by Tyler, The Creator [feat. Fletcher Jones]
  5. “Candy Cane Lane” by Sia
  6. “Carol Of The Bells” by Lindsey Stirling
  7. “Make It To Christmas” by Alessia Cara
  8. “What Christmas Means to Me” by John Legend
  9. “Oh Come All Ye Faithful” by Jess and Gabriel
  10. “Hey Sis, It’s Christmas” by RuPaul [feat. Markaholic]
  11. “Like It’s Christmas” by the Jonas Brothers
  12. “Believe” by Josh Groban
  13. “My Gift Is You” by Gwen Stefani
  14. “Mistletoe” by Justin Bieber
  15. “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” by Pentatonix
  16. “All I Want (For Christmas)” by Liam Payne
  17. “Winter Things” by Ariana Grande
  18. “Feliz Navidad” by El Vez
  19. “Santa’s Coming For Us” by Sia
  20. “One More Sleep” by Leona Lewis

AND THE NEW LIL JON WE WILL PLAY EVERY HOUR THIS HOLIDAY!!!!

 

ONEREPUBLIC TREAT FANS TO INTIMATE CONCERT IN EXCHANGE FOR ACTS OF KINDNESS – (11/19/2019)

OneRepublic rewarded a special group of fans Friday night via their partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and its campaign “‘Share the Code. Hit the Road.”

The band and special guest Jamie N Commons played an intimate show for 1,000 fans at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California, to celebrate those who do good things for others.

Fans who entered the program on a designated website had to share the story of someone special, a friend or relative, who performs random acts of kindness.

Based on those stories, OneRepublic’s nonprofit, the Good Life Foundation, rewarded a select amount of entrants with codes that could be redeemed for tickets to Friday night’s concert. Those people were also given three additional “pay it forward” codes that they could then pass on to others who would redeem them for tickets and receive additional “pay it forward” codes that they could then pass on and so on and so on.

Singer-songwriter Jamie N Commons opened the night with a half-hour set, including his haunting 2013 tune “Lead Me Home,” which was featured on the AMC television series “The Walking Dead.”

OneRepublic performed 14 songs, including “Apologize,” “Counting Stars” and their recent single, “Wanted,” from their upcoming album, Human, due out next year.

In a statement, Ryan said, “Playing to this crowd filled with people who do positive things for their community was inspiring to us as a band, as it speaks so true to the values of our organization, the Good Life Foundation.”

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Full Story: Press Release

TL;DR:

  • OneRepublic rewarded a special group of fans Friday night via their partnership with Enterprise Rent-A-Car and its campaign “‘Share the Code. Hit the Road.”
  • The band and special guest Jamie N Commons played an intimate show for 1,000 fans at Pappy & Harriet’s in Pioneertown, California.
  • Fans who entered the program on a designated website had to share the story of someone special, a friend or relative, who performs random acts of kindness.
  • OneRepublic’s nonprofit, the Good Life Foundation, rewarded a select amount of entrants with codes that could be redeemed for tickets to Friday night’s concert. Those people were also given three additional “pay it forward” codes that they could then pass on to others who would redeem them for tickets and receive additional “pay it forward” codes that they could then pass on and so on and so on.

 

LOOSE CAMEL, COW, AND DONKEY WANDER INTO KANSAS NEIGHBORHOOD – (11/19/2019)

This is an unexpected grouping, but residents of a Kansas neighborhood were baffled after spotting a cow, a camel, and a donkey walking together on Sunday (November 17th.) A local resident said she spotted the animals while driving near Goddard. Local police posted about the animals on Facebook, writing, “Does anyone know the owners of these three friends traveling together (towards a Northern star) just East of Goddard? If we cannot locate the owner, we may be halfway to a live nativity this Christmas season.” Police were later able to find the owner and return the animals home.

 

STUDY: QUALITY OF FRIENDS IN REAL LIFE, NOT QUANTITY, IS KEY TO BEING HAPPY – (11/19/2019)

It doesn’t matter how many friends you have on social media– you need them in real life. University of Leeds researchers found the number of close friends someone had in real life was the only factor that influenced how satisfied they were with their social life. The number of people each person connected with online (former classmates, coworkers, etc.) had no impact on how they felt about their social life. A scientist adds, “If you feel lonely, it may be more helpful to make a positive connection with a friend than to try and seek out new people to meet.”

 

 

 

Today’s Mindbender: “19% of men check this on a daily basis. What is it?”

Extra Clue: nothing to do with sports scores

Extra Clue: appearance

Final Clue: forehead

Answer: their hairline

Monday, November 18, 2019

322nd day of the year.

There are 43 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is Apple Cider Day, Mickey Mouse Day, National Princess Day and Push-Button Phone Day

There are 10 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 11 days remaining until Black Friday

There are 14 days remaining until Cyber Monday

There are 37 days remaining until Xmas

 

Trending

– Brobible says ”Joker” has become the first R-rated movie ever to gross more than $1 billion. The film achieved the feat on Friday

 

Gordon Ramsay paid $64,000 to have Ed Sheeran perform at his daughter’s 18th birthday party on Saturday in London.

– The NY Post says Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph won’t be pursuing criminal charges against Browns defensive end Myles Garrett. The NFL has suspended Garrett indefinitely for clubbing Rudolph with his helmet during last Thursday night’s Steelers-Browns game.

– The Daily Mail claims McDonald’s is planning to add a chicken sandwich for breakfast in 2020. The sandwich will cost around two dollars.

– Fansided says Jelly Belly is out with their holiday flavor collection. It includes eggnog, candy cane, pumpkin pie, cranberry sauce and hot chocolate.

 

‘MEATLESS MONDAY’ CAMPAIGN CHANGED PARTICIPANTS’ EATING HABITS – 

 

the Jonas brothers are going to perform at the American Music Awards on Sunday, November 24th. Camila Cabello, Billie Eilish, Selena Gomez, Lizzo and Thomas Rhett will also be performing

 

Lil Jon was detained at the Vietnam airport on Saturday because of the excessive amount of jewelry he was wearing. He called the US Embassy before they had him released. Jon is in Vietnam for several shows.

 

Kanye West is planning to build a 70,000 square foot amphitheater on his property in Cody, Wyoming.

 

REAL HOUSEWIVES EXPANDS: The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City. 

Lego produces more tires than any other company in the world. (Yes – over 300 million a year. Toy tires sure, but the fact still stands)

Tom Cruise allegedly wants ”Joker” star Joaquin Phoenix to play a villain in the next Mission Impossible movie. A source tells the magazine.  “Tom has a very short list of people he’s willing to pay top dollar to join the franchise, and thanks to the success of Joker, Joaquin’s top of the list.”

 

for Hollywood: Here are this past weekend’s box office results.

1 Ford v Ferrari—$31 million (Cinema Scoop … the movie cost $97.6 million to produce)

2 Midway — $8.8 million

3 Charlie’s Angels—$8.6 million (Cinema Scoop … the movie cost as much as $55 million to produce)

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WE ALL GOT TO WITNESS ONE OF THE GREAT WONDERS OF THE EARTH?

  • WHO TOOK OUT DINOSOURS
  • WHAT’S REALLY BURIED UNDER OAK ISLAND, NOVA SCOTIA?
  • WHAT DID JESUS SMELL LIKE?
  • How Did Pete Davidson Become Such A Ladies Man?” 

 

NFL QB Colin Kaepernick HAD His Tryout ..agent hadn’t heard from any NFL teams as of last night

 

Hunter Shoots Friend After Mistaking Him For Deer: The NY Daily News says a group of men were recently hunting in Westminster, South Carolina when one hunter mistook his friend for a deer and shot him with buckshot. The victim was hit in the upper body and taken to a hospital for surgery. No charges have been filed

 

Bezos May Buy Seahawks: The Washington Post has identified the Seattle Seahawks as the team Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos would like to buy. The team is not currently up for sale, but may be looking for new ownership because their owner, Microsoft founder Paul Allen, died in 2018. The team could cost $2.3 billion. Earlier reports claim Bezos would pay cash because he is worth an estimated $110 billion

 

Professors Caught Making Meth Like Walter White: Newsweek claims two Henderson State University professors were recently arrested for making meth in one of the school’s labs in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Police received a call about a suspicious smell coming from the lab. They investigated and found chemistry professors Bradley Rowland and Terry Bateman making meth like Bryan Cranston’s character in ‘’Breaking Bad’’.

During a previous interview, Bradley said, “I thought it was a great show. It was spot on and accurate when it came to the science, and, it has gotten a younger, newer generation interested in chemistry. I feel like it was a wonderful recruiting tool.”

 

Postman Delivers Mail In His Boxer Briefs: The Daily Mail claims a postman from Worcestershire, England is being hailed as a hero for delivering the mail in his underwear. Thigh-high flood water caused the postman to remove his pants. He has been wading through the water to deliver mail to waiting residents. Women have been taking pictures of the postman in his boxer briefs

 

Taylor Swift losing the rights to her early music is causing serious problems. She’s now not allowed to perform any of her early stuff at the upcoming American Music Awards or use it in a forthcoming Netflix documentary about her life, which has been in production for several years.  SEEE..THE OLD TAYLOR IS DEAD!!!!!!!!

 

THE TRICK TO MAKE I QUICK:  BATTERY CHARGING

Researchers at Penn State University have found a way to charge the lithium-ion batteries that power electric vehicles in about 10 minutes. The ticket to a quick charge, they say, involves heating the battery to about 140 degrees Fahrenheit and then rapidly cooling it down. The technique would provide a 200-mile charge without degrading the battery. The scientists reported late last month in the journal Joule that the key to charging the lithium-ion electric car batteries involves heating them up with a thin layer of nickel foil, which absorbs the excess heat and distributes the charge evenly across the battery

 

Hotel Rooms Only $1! Sure There’s a Catch!
Want to visit Japan and pay only $1 a night for a hotel room? Of course there’s a catch. Tourists visiting the city of Fukuoka on a budget can get a stellar deal at Business Ryokan Asahi, a decent hotel located about a 15-minute walk from the city’s main shopping and entertainment centers. For just 130 yen (about $1.20) anyone can book a room there for a night, as long as you don’t have a big issue with privacy. To get the special discount you have to agree to let the hotel live-stream your whole stay on its YouTube channel! But the bizarre deal is available every day, including weekends and holidays, and anyone can take advantage of it. That includes influencers and vloggers who would probably pay big money to share the experience with their fans, but also everyday people looking to get cheap accommodation in exchange for their privacy. It’s not quite as bad as it sounds. While the camera covers the entire tiny room, leaving occupants no place to hide, it doesn’t come with a microphone. The lack of audio coverage is designed to avoid copyright infringement complaints for music that could be heard from the in-room TV, but guarantees that no one will hear you talking to yourself, snoring, or making other embarrassing sounds.

 

Vodka Out of Thin Air
A startup out of Brooklyn called Air Co. says they’re making vodka out of thin air! Seriously – they’ve created the world’s first “carbon negative vodka” by capturing carbon dioxide from the air and using a solar powered machine to turn it into ethanol. According to co-founder Gregory Constantine, each bottle of carbon negative vodka sucks a pound of carbon dioxide from the air in its entire life cycle, or as much as eight full-grown trees. Unlike traditional vodka, which is made by fermenting starch-rich grains like wheat, or potatoes, in a process that can create around 13 pounds of greenhouse gases, Air Co. vodka is made only with water and carbon dioxide, and its production process actually removes carbon dioxide from the air. So not only is Air Co. vodka carbon negative, but it is also theoretically purer that traditional spirits, as it is free of the impurities that can be left behind from the fermented grains. To begin with, the stuff is being released only to a few select bars and restaurants in New York City, at a price of $65 per bottle, but there are plans to expand distribution to other retailers in 2020.

 

PEOPLE LOVE GIRL’S ‘ICONIC’ CHRISTMAS LIST THAT INCLUDES LAUNDRY DETERGENT AND $4,000 – (11/18/2019)

It’s good to know what your child wants for Christmas early, but one ten-year-old girl made a list that’s amusing the whole internet. A Dad posted a photo of the list on Twitter, writing, “My 10 year old daughter must be out of her mind with this Christmas list.” It asks for: iPhone 11, Air Pods, a new Mac Book or a real bunny, Hydroflask, clothes, make up, pink Pumas, Gucci slides, “Chanel purs,” “purfum,” “asenchal oil,” American Girl doll car, new shoes, earrings/ jewelry, checkered Vans, GoPro, “pink Duck tap,” “glue, food coloring and landry diturgent,” clothes for bunny, “4,000 dollars,” Lol doll camper, Lol dolls/ Big sister, Lol doll Shalay, “New shets and cover,” alarm clock. One Twitter user quipped, “I think she’s planning to move out.” The tweet has more than 85,000 likes and 16,000 retweets at the time of this writing.

 

 

GHOSTLIGHTING IS THE NEW WTF DATING TREND TO LOOK OUT FOR – (11/18/2019)

Dating today is not simple, and now there’s a new term that goes along with that: ghostlighting. It’s actually a combination of two dating terms you’re likely familiar with: ghosting and gaslighting. Ghosting is when someone you’re talking to suddenly just stops talking to you without an explanation, and gaslighting is a very real form of emotional abuse. Psychologist, Dr. Stephanie Sarkis explains that gaslighting is “a series of manipulation tactics with a goal of making the person feel like they’re going crazy, or that they can’t trust themselves.” With ghostlighting, the person will either cut off all communication or change up their usual ways of communicating so much that the shift is obvious. The only thing is when you bring up the change they’ll try to make you doubt your reality. In case it isn’t obvious you’ll want to avoid people like this.
(Women’s Health)

TL;DR

  • A new dating term is “ghostlighting” and combines ghosting with gaslighting– the latter being a very real form of emotional abuse
  • A person who ghostlights you will either cut of all communication (ghosting), or change up their usual ways of communicating so much that the shift is obvious, but when you confront them about it they try to make you doubt your reality

 

 

INSTEAD OF BUYING LAME GIFTS, DONATE TO THESE CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS – (11/18/2019)

The holidays are coming, and you could always forego exchanging gifts with people and just donate your money instead. Mashable reports that a “quadruple whammy of habitat destruction, exploitation, invasive species takeovers, and relentless climate change has left a whopping one million species threatened with extinction, with extinction rates now ‘ten to hundreds times higher’ than the normal rate of extinction over the last 10 million years, according to the U.N.” Here are some places to consider donating to: Conservational International, Global Wildlife Conservation, Polar Bear International, National Resources Defense Council, Surfrider Foundation, Environmental Defense Fund, National Parks Conservation Association, The Nature Conservancy, Alongside Wildlife Foundation, and The Center of Biological Diversity.

 

 

Today’s Mindbender: “37% of business executives had this as a pet when they were younger. What is it?”

Extra Clue: nothing to do with a cat or dog

Extra Clue: wild and found outside

Final Clue: furry OR adorable

Answer: rabbit