WAXX Brainstarter: 01/30/20- $200 in Casino Ca$h

Q: A new survey asked people to name the most irritating types of vacation photos people post on social media.  What is #1?

A: “Hot dog leg” photos.  Meaning those point-of-view shots women take of their tan legs while lounging by the pool.  26% of us think they’re annoying now

2.  Photos used for bragging.  Like if you posted a shot with a caption that said, “Bet my Monday is better than yours.”

3.  Bikini poses, or other sexy swimwear pics.

4.  Pictures of drinks.

5.  Posing on a pristine beach.

6.  Photos where you’re sitting in a lounge chair sunbathing.

7.  Pictures from your flight, or views out the window.

8.  Any vacation photo that’s posted late.  Like weeks or months after your trip.

9.  Photos that look TOO professional, like you hired someone to do a photoshoot.

10.  Sunrise and sunset photos. 

WAXX Brainstarter: Mon 01/20/20- $50 in Casino Ca$h

Q: According to a new survey- 2,000 parents were asked about the most common ways that kids behave badly.  What was #1? What was the #1 common way that kids behave basly?

A: Jumping on the beds, 70%

2.  Throwing things or playing catch indoors, 63%.

3.  Slamming doors, 56%.

4.  Drawing on the walls or floor, 52%.

5.  Using screens when they’re not supposed to, 50%.

6.  Eating something they shouldn’t, 49%. 

7.  Hiding stuff under the bed instead of cleaning, 47%.

8.  Physically fighting with their siblings, 46%.

9.  Blaming their sibling for something they did, 45%.

10.  Calling their sibling names, 45%. 

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 11/07/19 –

“Clockwise on a Sundial, All day to get to the Next Island and ‘Remember When We Used to Be Friends?!!’”

Clocks run clockwise because that’s the direction shadows would move around a sundial.  At least in the Northern Hemisphere, where clocks were developed.

Samoa and American Samoa are less than 80 miles apart . . . but since they’re on opposite sides of the International Date Line, their time zones are 24 hours apart.

Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr worked together as defense attorneys in America’s first murder trial in 1800.  Four years later, Burr killed Hamilton in a duel.

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 9/13/19 –

“Close Prez Elections, Morning Whiskey Breaks and Playin’ a Paper Clip”

The winner in nine of the 58 presidential elections in U.S. history had a popular vote margin under 1%.  That includes the five winning candidates who lost the popular vote, and four others who won it by less than 1%.

Coffee breaks come from a tradition in the 1800s called “elevenses” . . . where people would get a break from work at 11:00 A.M. to drink WHISKEY.

The French word for “paper clip” is “trombone.”  Now that you think about it, trombones DO kind of look like paper clips, right?

WAXX Brainstarter: Fri 8/16/19- $50 in Casino Ca$h

Q:  A new survey by Red Robin reveals that 73% of children want to spend more time with their parents. The #1 ACTIVITY KIDS MOST WANT TO DO WITH THEIR PARENTS IS: Go to the beach. What’s the second most popular activity kids want to do with their parents?

A: Exercise

3. Play sports
4. Go to the pool
5. Go to the movies
6. Play at a park

7. Camp
8. Take a day trip (zoo, museum, amusement park, etc.)
9. Play video games
10. Go shopping

WAXX Brainstarter: Wed 7/24/19- $75 in Casino Ca$h

Q:  According to a new survey, when it comes to eating close to 90% of people now do this!…. What is it?

A: Eat most of their meals in front of a screen.

 The average person says they have just five screen-free meals a week.

The survey also found the top five things we do on our phones during a meal are:  Read email . . . scroll through social media . . . watch YouTube . . . do stuff for work . . . and watch a TV show or movie on a streaming app.

 Oh, and 83% of people say they’ve spent so long trying to decide what to watch their food got cold. 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Mon 2/04/19

February 4th is the 35th day of the year. There are 330 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 10 days left until Valentine’s Day

There are 215 days until the first NFL Regular Season Game (Sept 5)

Today is National Hemp Day, National Homemade Soup Day & National Stuffed Mushroom Day

In case you were wondering, Punxsutawney Phil did NOT see his shadow on Saturday in Gobbler’s Knob, Pennslvania.  That means we’ll have an early Spring.  Also, Phil is wrong 60% of the time. 

Grover the Groundhog in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania . . . saw his shadow.

Octoraro Orphie in Quarryville, Pennsylvania . . . saw her shadow.

Mount Joy Minnie in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania . . . saw her shadow.

Sir Walter Wally of Raleigh, North Carolina . . . saw his shadow.

Snerd the Groundhog in Garner, North Carolina . . . saw his shadow.

Dunkirk Dave of Dunkirk, New York . . . did NOT see his shadow.

Pierre C. Shadeaux of New Iberia, Louisiana . . . saw his shadow.

Chuckles IX, the state groundhog of Connecticut . . . did NOT see his shadow.

 Staten Island Chuck of Staten Island, New York . . . did NOT see his shadow.

 Unadilla Bill of Unadilla, Nebraska . . . did NOT see his shadow. 

Tom Brady and the Patriots beat the Rams 13-3 in the lowest scoring Super Bowl in history.  Patriots receiver Julian Edelman had a good game and was named the MVP.  Otherwise, the game was mostly a showcase for both teams’ KICKERS, with a few nice defensive plays sprinkled in. In the end, these were the Rams drives last night:  Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Punt, Field Goal, Punt, Interception, and Missed Field Goal. The over-under for the Super Bowl closed at 56 total points.  The teams combined for 16 points.  The 40 points UNDER the Vegas total is the most in ANY NFL game in the last 30 seasons.

The commercials of Super Bowl 53 weren’t very memorable, just like the game.  T-Mobile did a funny series about awkward texts, ‘the Dude’ from “The Big Lebowski” showed up, and Bud Light surprised with a “Game of Thrones”promo.

If either CBS or the NFL wanted the safest, blandest Super Bowl Halftime Show they could possibly get, they made the right choice with MAROON 5. They played a pretty uninspired medley of hits like “Harder to Breathe” and “This Love”, before Squidward from “SpongeBob SquarePants” introduced TRAVIS SCOTT, who did “Sicko Mode”, bleeps and all.

A few minutes after his cameo, BIG BOI pulled up in a classic Caddy, wearing a massive fur coat, to sing a little bit of “The Way You Move”.

A Hawaiian Airlines flight out of Los Angeles had to turn back three times last Friday, because of three different unrelated issues with the plane.  And two of those times it was already in the air.  Then the flight finally got cancelled. 

The London restaurant Zizzi is splitting itself in half on Valentine’s Day. The Italian restaurant plans to seat people, who love Valentines Day on one side of the restaurant and people who hate Valentines Day on the other side. The Valentine’s Day section will feature balloons, streamers and a three-course meal. The other side will not be decorated and will feature a dividing line for former couples.

BOX OFFICE – Glass stayed at No. 1, though that will change this weekend. Coming Friday: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (PG); Cold Pursuit (R); What Men Want (R); The Prodigy (R); The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2019.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues Jan 1/15/19

January 15th is the 15th day of the year. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 18 days left until Groundhog Day

There are 170 days left until 4th of July (a Thursday this year)

Today is Humanitarian Day, National Bagel Day (first of two, other on Feb 9th), National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day, National Hat Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day and Wikipedia Day

Here are the first STUPID JEANS of 2019.  A designer just created asymmetrical jeans, which have one leg flared like a bell bottom . . . and one leg that’s tight like a skinny jean.  There’s no word on when they might go on sale.

An artist set up a “sound installation” in the African desert that plays TOTO’s “Africa” on a continuous loop.  And it could go on FOREVER, because the batteries are solar-powered. 

Researchers (Queensland University) found that open floor plan offices make workers more likely to catch a cold and suffer from stress and high blood pressure. They studied a number of offices said that the modern layout of lots of cubicles means germs — and therefore illnesses like flu — are passed around quickly. They also discovered the noise levels and distractions mean 90 percent of workers are less productive and more irritable.

Unicorn armpit hair has become a hot trend in 2019. Women are growing their armpit hair before dying it red, yellow, green and blue. They are then posting pictures on the Internet. Miley Cyrus is taking part in the trend

There’s a guy in San Jose, California who just rented a $1,500-a-month studio apartment . . . for his TWO CATS.  He said he couldn’t have them in HIS apartment, so it was a perfect place for them to stay. 

A recent site ranked all of the states from the best place to retire to the worst. Florida was #1. Kentucky was last. Minnesota was #10, Wisconsin was #12. 

Here’s an idea a guy came up with for every time you start a new relationship:  Open a savings account and put in $50 a month.  Then, if the relationship goes well, you’ll have money saved toward a ring.  But if the relationship crashes and burns, you’ll have money saved up to go on a trip to get over the breakup. 

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 1/15/19

Disneyland in California has only closed three times in history:  The national day of mourning for JFK in 1963 . . . after the earthquake in Northridge, California in 1994 . . . and on September 11th, 2001.   

Before the Earth was covered in trees, somewhere around 350 to 420 million years ago, it was covered in giant mushrooms.    

Google decided to create Google Image Search in 2000 . . . after Jennifer Lopez wore her famous green dress to the Grammys. There were more searches for pictures of her in the dress than ANYTHING before, and the founders realized there needed to be a way to search for pictures only.