WEDNESDAY MAY 11, 2022
131st day of the year.
There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year
Today is Hostess Cupcake Day, National Receptionists’ Day, National Third Shift Workers Day, National School Nurse Day, National Eat What You Want Day, Twilight Zone Day, Eat Without Guilt Day, World Ego Awareness Day and Donate A Day’s Wages To Charity Day
There are 19 days left until Memorial Day
There are 39 days left until Father’s Day
There are 54 days left until Independence Day
On this date in 2015, Kanye West received an honorary doctoral degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is now known as Dr Kanye West
Wednesday’s Birthday Cake
QB Cam Newton (33)
Blac Chyna (34)
after 21 years..the iPod is done…apple had discontinued the iPod touches…
– Mashable says Netflix is going to launch a less expensive version of their service. The new service is expected to premiere before the end of the year and will feature ads to offset the service’s low cost.
Ellen’s series finale will air on Thursday, May 26th. Jennifer Aniston is going to be Ellen’s final guest
- The little finger is the smallest on your hand. Without this little finger, there would be a reduction in your hand’s strength. This finger is actually responsible for 50% of your hand strength.
A new study found that even taking a one-week break from social media makes us happier
Why the “the” ??? The Bronx has ‘the’ in front of it because it’s named for the Bronx River . . . and it was originally “the Borough of The Bronx [River].
The guy who created Ultimate Frisbee was a college student named Joel Silver . . . and after school, he went on to become a huge Hollywood producer. He’s the guy behind the “Lethal Weapon”, “Die Hard”, and “Matrix” movies
Astronauts can grow 3% taller in space . . . which is about two inches if you’re six feet tall. It takes a few months on Earth for gravity to pull them back down to their normal height.
– Fox Business News says Tesla is recalling 130,000 vehicles because their touch screens are overheating. The dashboards are restarting, running slowly or blanking out while people are driving. The company has had no reports of crashes.
– Collider magazine says Liam Neeson is going to star in a new movie called ”Thug”. He is going to play an aging gangster, who attempts to reconnect with his children to set things right.
Lincoln College in Illinois is going to close forever this week because of a ransomware attack. They refused to pay and were unable to access recruitment and fundraising systems for months. So, they’re just closing up
The largest white diamond ever auctioned will go up for grabs this week in Geneva, part of a sale by Christie’s that features two stones weighing more than 200 carats each. “The Rock”, a 228.31 carat pear-shaped stone roughly the size of a golf ball, is expected to sell for up to $30 million
Tom Brady will join Fox Sports when he retires from football. He is going to be their lead analyst. Joe Buck and the network’s former lead analyst, Troy Aikman, both signed deals with ESPN to do ”Monday Night Football”. The NY Post says Brady’s 10-year contract is worth $375 million. Buck and Aikman are making a combined $33.5 million with ESPN. The Action Network says Brady will be the third highest paid broadcaster in television history behind Judge Judy and Oprah
Cat Named “Whiskey” Whines For Wine … A cat named Whiskey recently went viral on TikTok after whining to his owner because he wanted his “cat wine.” The wine was actually catnip tea. Whiskey wouldn’t calm down until he got a sip.
No Charges Against Tyson: NBC says San Mateo County, California District Attorney Steve Wagstaffe will not be pressing charges against Mike Tyson for punching another passenger on a plane. Steve says, “Our decision is that we will not file any charges against Mr. Tyson based on the circumstances surrounding the confrontation.
Food Prices To Soar: CBC News says food prices are about to soar again because of a fertilizer shortage. Russia is the world’s biggest fertilizer exporter. Their war with Ukraine, and sanctions against them, means less fertilizer, less food and higher prices. Farmers are trying to think of new ways to fertilize their crops
Baby Formula Shortage Getting Worse: The Independent Newspaper says North America’s baby formula shortage is getting worse. Some parents are paying $120 for a single can of formula. Target, CVS and Walgreens are limiting customers to three packs of formula. The shortage is due to supply chain issues and product recalls. 40% of the top selling baby formulas are out of stock.
Destroyed Sneakers Selling For $1,850: CNN says the high-end designer brand Balenciaga is selling destroyed sneakers for $1,850. The canvas sneakers are filthy and look like they have been in a fire. Only 100 pairs have been made. Balenciaga describes the shoes as ”extremely worn, marked up, and dirtied.
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen have purchased a $17 million plot of land on Miami Beach. They plan to build an eco friendly mansion. Construction crews have arrived to build their new home. They tore down a 5,700 square-foot mansion. The couple’s neighborhood is guarded by a private police force that works on foot and in the sky.
Soccer Star Fired For Passing Gas: TMZ says Brazilian soccer star Marcelo recently lost his first team spot because he repeatedly broke wind and laughed about it in the locker room. The athlete’s punishment reportedly came about after he passed gas near the team’s manager and director. His contract with French soccer club Lyon was terminated before he signed with another team
ALLIGATOR VISITS FAST FOOD DRIVE-THROUGH IN NORTH CAROLINA
Maybe it just wanted some fries? Customers waiting in line for the drive-through at the Bojangles eatery in Southport, North Carolina on Monday (May 9th) spotted an alligator crossing the parking lot, heading towards the building. One person in line in their car got video of the reptile walking on the sidewalk next to the restaurant and posted the footage to Facebook. It’s not clear what eventually happened to the gator.
VICTIM DOUSED WITH URINE DUE TO POOPING CHICKEN
This is not a smart way to deal with conflict. On Sunday (May 8th) Christine Terman, age 57, was angry that a neighbor’s chicken had been “pooping on the back patio” and allegedly dumped a bucket of her urine over the bird’s owner. Police say the incident happened in St. Petersburg, and victim Lawrence Stenzel was harmed when the bucket hit him in the face. Terman faces a misdemeanor battery charge, and the arrest report does not indicate why she had a bucket of waste at the ready
STUDY: PEOPLE EXPECT PRODUCTS WITH ‘VEGAN’ LABELS TO TASTE WORSE – (05/11/2022)
Vegan products may be getting more popular, but a study suggests the label might backfire in certain cases. Specifically, researchers found consumers expected certain products with a vegan label to taste bad. The study focused on “randomly-vegan products”—or food products that are vegan by default, rather than being formulated specifically for the vegan market. Ultimately, the results show that manufacturers might be making their products more appealing to vegans with their vegan labeling, but this risks losing customers who do eat animal products, who might decide not to buy because of the vegan label. Study authors also write, “We recognize the risk that consumers will be misled into unhealthy overconsumption of respective products due to biased healthiness and sustainability inferences caused by the vegan label.”
- A study finds that adding a “vegan” label to foods that are just vegan by default can backfire, in that consumers who consume animal products may then choose to reject them as they assume vegan products don’t taste as good
If Your Kid Knocks a Tooth Out . . . Shove It Back In?
HIGHLIGHTS: Did you know that if your kid knocks out an adult tooth, the best thing to do is to stick it BACK IN? Putting it in milk is okay too. But there’s a better chance a dentist can save the tooth if you put it back in the socket as soon as possible.
FULL STORY: Here’s a fun scenario for parents: Your 10-year-old just knocked their front tooth out. What do you do with it? According to this, you should shove that sucker BACK IN. (???)
A pediatric dentist just did a video about what to do in that situation. You’ve probably heard that putting a tooth in MILK can help save it, which is true. But she says putting it back in the socket is better . . . “even if it’s the wrong way.” (???)
This is only for ADULT teeth. Baby teeth don’t matter. And it’s also not possible if the tooth broke off. But assuming it’s still in one piece, here are the four steps . . .
- Don’t pick it up by the root. Don’t touch the root at all, just the crown.
- Rinse it with water. No soap or chemicals, and don’t dry it. You need to keep it wet.
- Gently try to slide it back into your screaming child’s mouth. It should slip right in there, but if it’s not happening, don’t force it. You’ve still got the milk option.
If you don’t have milk, you could also put the tooth in YOUR mouth for safe keeping. Just tuck it right in your cheek. (What a fun family bonding moment!) Don’t put it in a young child’s cheek though, or they might swallow it. And don’t put it in tap water.
- Go straight to a dentist. If it’s not back in the socket within an hour, there’s less of a chance they can save it.
Today’s Mindbender: “39% of pets do this when they sleep in bed with their owner. What is it?”
Extra Clue: not snore
Extra Clue: soft and supportive
Final Clue: humans do it to
Answer: sleep with their head on a pillow