Show Highlights… Friday, July 13

Show Highlights… Friday, July 13

Are you superstitious? (poll)… 5 ways to live a lucky life… 50 biggest product flops of all time… Baskin-Robbins new “freak shakes” on sale Sunday (pics)…

Contests on the show…

6:20am Wake Up Call (Pump & Pantry coffee and donut)
7:20am Spelling Bee Friday (Amigos)
8:20am Survey Says (Raising Canes + Kearney Cinema 8)
9:30am Club KQ (Kearney Cinema 8)

Interview on the show…

9:10am Premier Rental Purchase

Poll of the day…

It’s Friday the 13th… so if you’re feeling a little unlucky, here are five ways to be lucky in life instead…

  1. Be flexible. Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t landed your dream job or gotten married by a certain age.  If you’re flexible, open to new opportunities, and willing to step outside your comfort zone, you’ll eventually catch a lucky break.

  2. Take the initiative. If you never take chances or put yourself in a position to have something positive happen, it won’t.

  3. Don’t be afraid to fail. It’s a cliché, but people who are successful have all failed at some point.  So go ahead and take a risk.  What’s the worst that can happen?

  4. Meet more people. Every new connection you make can lead to an opportunity either personally or professionally.  So expand your social circle… build your professional network… and just try connecting with more people.

  5. Stay positive. If you’re one of those people who always sees the grass as being greener on the other side, try looking at all the positives on your side of the fence. 

Researchers at the University of Toronto found that people in good moods take in more visual information, while those in bad moods don’t see as much around them.  So if you EXPECT to fail, chances are you WILL.

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The 50 biggest product flops of all time…

Remember Google Glass… those high-tech glasses they started selling about five years ago?  No one bought them, because the $1,500 price tag was too high.  And now they’ve been named the biggest product flop EVER.

The website 24/7 Wall Street put together a list of the top 50 failed products of all time.  Here are the top 10:

  1. Google Glass, 2013.

  2. The Newton, Apple’s lame digital notepad from 1993.

  3. The Atari game “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial”. They made 4 million copies… sold 1.5 million… and buried the rest in a landfill in New Mexico.

  4. Burger King’s “Satisfries” from 2013. They were supposed to be healthier than their normal fries, but no one cared.

  5. Premier “smokeless cigarettes,” 1988. They were kind of the first e-cigarettes, but people hated the taste.  R.J. Reynolds sunk almost a BILLION DOLLARS into them, then yanked them off shelves in less than a year.

  6. Cheetos Lip Balm, 2005. It didn’t catch on back then.  But would it NOW?

  7. The TV show “Terra Nova” from 2011. Fox spent over $50 million on it, including almost $20 million on the pilot alone.  Then it got cancelled after 13 episodes.

  8. “Touch of Yogurt” shampoo by Clairol, 1979. No one bought it… and some of the people who did thought they were supposed to EAT it.

  9. New Coke, 1985. Coca-Cola changed its recipe for the first time in 99 years, and it was NOT a good idea.

  10. The Windows Vista operating system, 2007. It was the follow-up to Windows XP, and was super buggy.  Dell offered it at first, but then went back to putting XP on its new laptops a couple months later.

Some other notable flops on the list include Betamax cassette players, 1975… LaserDiscs, 1978… Crystal Pepsi, 1992… Harley Davidson perfume, 1994… Life Savers soda, 1995…

The Arch Deluxe at McDonald’s, 1996… the Sega Dreamcast, 1999… Heinz EZ Squirt blue ketchup, 2000… the social media site Friendster, 2002… Microsoft’s “Zune” MP3 player, 2006… HD DVDs, also 2006… Google-Plus, 2011…

The Keanu Reeves movie “47 Ronin”, which lost about $150 million in 2013… and the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which wouldn’t stop exploding in people’s ears back in 2016.

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Baskin-Robbin’s new milkshakes have entire donuts and cotton candy on top…

As desserts have transitioned from “wow that tastes good” to “wow that tastes good AND looks great on Instagram,” lots of ice cream shops have started adding crazy, giant toppings to their milkshakes.  And that trend just went mainstream.

Baskin-Robbins just announced three new milkshakes all with massive toppings:  One with a big portion of cotton candy… one with a piece of Oreo pizza and two full Oreo cookies… and one with an entire Dunkin’ donut and some donut holes.

The “freak shakes” will debut on Sunday and they’re on sale for the rest of the month.

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Spelling Bee Friday… Win Amigos!

adjective | su·per·sti·tious | ˌsü-pər-ˈsti-shəs

of, relating to, or swayed by superstition |a superstitious ritual

Middle English supersticious, from Anglo-French supersticius, from Latin superstitiosus, from superstitio

He’s very superstitious and won’t pitch without his lucky mitt.

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Survey Says… Win Raising Canes + Kearney Cinema 8!

Today is National French Fries Day. According to a new survey, 21% of people say they love dipping fries into THIS.

Answer: Milkshake

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. Volkswagen also makes sausages in Germany… and they sell more of them than cars.
  1. The poop emoji and the vanilla ice cream cone emoji are identical shapes. The only differences are that the poop is brown, it has eyes and a mouth, and it doesn’t have a cone on the bottom.
  1. If you break wind when you’re naked, it can actually spread germs in the air… and could contaminate food that’s nearby. As long as you’re wearing clothes, they filter the germs so you’ll be safe letting ‘er rip.
  1. When you earn a Ph.D. in Finland, you don’t just get a diploma… you also get a SWORD.
  1. “Taser” is an acronym for “Thomas A. Swift’s Electric Rifle.” Tom Swift is a fictional character from a line of kids’ science fiction books who was a technological genius.