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Donuts, Steve Jobs, and Wheel of Fortune

Donuts, Steve Jobs, and Wheel of Fortune

1.  This reminds me of the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon.”  If you click on the first link in the main text of an English Wikipedia article, and then repeat the process for subsequent articles, usually it eventually leads to the Philosophy article. This was true for 97% of all articles in Wikipedia.  (I tried it with “cheese fries” and…MORE

A Study Found You Shouldn’t Take Pills with Coffee, Juice, or Soda

A Study Found You Shouldn’t Take Pills with Coffee, Juice, or Soda

Well this would have been useful information to have for my entire life leading up to now . . .   It turns out you might have been swallowing PILLS wrong, or at least chasing them with the wrong types of drinks.   A new study found you should always take pills with water .…MORE

Shakespeare, Whales, and 2 Guys Kissing

Shakespeare, Whales, and 2 Guys Kissing

1.  You can hear a blue whale’s heartbeat from more than two miles away. 2.  In seven-card “Texas Hold ‘Em” hands, the total number of distinct seven-card hands is 133,784,560.  And interestingly, the probability of having NO pairs is LESS than the probability of a one-pair or two-pair hand. 3.  Almost three times more people…MORE

Exo-Suits, a Runaway Jeep, and “The Wiggles”

Exo-Suits, a Runaway Jeep, and “The Wiggles”

Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . . 1.  A former high school football player in Texas was paralyzed during a game in 2009.  But with the help of an exo-suit, he WALKED across the stage to get his college diploma last week. 2.  The driver of an RV was towing a…MORE

Nurses, Dogs, and Lake Tahoe

Nurses, Dogs, and Lake Tahoe

1.  A nurse in Las Vegas named Brooke Johns is in the news because of what she does when she’s NOT working.  She goes back in on her days off just to do her patients’ hair. 2.  A 14-year-old from California named James Savage just became the youngest person to ever swim the entire length of Lake…MORE

Presidents, Metallica, and Sloth Poop

Presidents, Metallica, and Sloth Poop

1.  The guy who sings the “South Park” theme was almost a member of Metallica.  The theme is performed by Primus, and singer Les Claypool was childhood friends with Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett.  Les auditioned to replace Cliff Burton as their new bassist in 1986, but it didn’t work out. 2.  Seven U.S. presidents were born in log cabins:  Andrew Jackson, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, James Buchanan, Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses…MORE

Random Facts – Tarantino on Golden Girls?

Random Facts – Tarantino on Golden Girls?

1.  “Where the Wild Things Are” was originally going to be called “Where the Wild Horses Are” . . . until Maurice Sendak realized he couldn’t draw horses. 2.  Ducks quack in different accents depending on where they’re from. 3.  Quentin Tarantino’s first job in Hollywood was as an Elvis impersonator on an episode of “The Golden Girls” in 1988. 4.  Every U.S. president since FDR has…MORE

Good News: Root Beer, Mudslides, and Good Deeds

Good News: Root Beer, Mudslides, and Good Deeds

1.  This Friday is National Root Beer Float Day, and A&W restaurants will be giving them away for FREE.  They’re raising money for the charity Disabled American Veterans.  So all they ask is you consider donating while you’re there. 2.  A group called Regal Prosperity is running something called the Good Deed Challenge, and PAYING people for being…MORE

Wedding Dresses, NBA Tickets, and PIZZA

Wedding Dresses, NBA Tickets, and PIZZA

1.  A Phoenix Suns fan tried and failed to get tickets to the NBA Finals last week to see them play the Bucks.  So his wife surprised him with two tickets for Game 3 . . . without realizing it was in MILWAUKEE.  But they just rolled with it . . . doubled down and bought plane…MORE

Tik Tok Toni

Tik Tok Toni

Dog feet – wanna know why your dog’s feet smell like Fritos? Here’s the answer. https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX9WqFN/ Dumb dad joke https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX7q5Jp/ Good thing about heat https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdX8b2Bj/ Deviled eggs https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdXLWGsj/ Sushi https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMdVRppyL/MORE

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