Show Highlights… Thursday, March 14

Show Highlights… Thursday, March 14

Could eating your boogers boost your immune system? … A homeless kid just got accepted to 17 different colleges … No, the secret to green beer isn’t blue food coloring …

Contests on the show…

Could eating your boogers boost your immune system?

A small, very gross subsection of the country will be excited about this:  “The New York Times” talked to some experts about how the world is becoming too sterile because of things like antibacterial soap.  And it’s weakening our immune systems.

A doctor they talked to in Denver named Meg Lemon said it might be a good idea to pick your nose more… and then EAT IT.  She didn’t give a specific reason for why it could help.

But if you needed an excuse, now you’ve got one… from a doctor.  And by the way, if you drop food on the floor, she says pick that up and eat it too.

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A homeless kid just got accepted to 17 different colleges…

The big college admissions scandal is in the news right now.  Suck on THIS, Felicity Huffman…

A 17-year-old kid in Jersey City, New Jersey just got accepted to 17 different colleges.  And it’s a big deal, because he’s been HOMELESS for a large portion of his life.

His name is Dylan Chidick.  He came to the U.S. from Trinidad with his mom when he was seven, but he’s a U.S. citizen now.

His family has been homeless off and on since he was young.  But he still managed to make it into the National Honor Society, and he’s also president of his class.

He says his mom’s courage is what inspires him to work so hard.  And he knows how hard life can be.  So he’s determined to lift his family up and never let them get back to a place where they have to struggle so much.

He’s been accepted to 17 schools so far, including a few big ones like Xavier.  But he’s still waiting to hear back from The College of New Jersey, near Trenton.  That’s his top choice, partly because it’s close to his mom.

Wherever he ends up, he plans to work as hard as he can.  And he’s planning to major in political science.

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No, the secret to green beer isn’t blue food coloring…

A writer for Thrillist.com claims the secret to making green beer for St. Patrick’s Day is using BLUE food coloring.  And when we saw the article, we thought, “Wow, that’s a great tip.  We’d never heard that before.”  But here’s why…

After watching some YouTube videos, it turns out he’s just WRONG.  Using blue and yellow to make green works in art class, but not with beer apparently.

If you add a drop or two of blue food coloring, you end up with turquois beer.  It’ll still be green-ISH.  But green food coloring works much better.  So ignore the hype and just stick with green.

Here are three more tips if you want to make green beer for St. Patrick’s Day…

  1. It works best with light beer, like a lager or pilsner. The lighter the beer, the greener it’ll look.  So things like Bud Light and Coors Light work well.

  2. Use somewhere between 2 and 5 drops of green food coloring per beer. It depends on what type of beer you use, and what shade of green you want.  So try it with two drops first, then add more if it’s not green enough.

  3. Add the food coloring to your glass BEFORE you pour the beer in. It mixes better that way, so don’t need to use a spoon or slosh it around.  (If you want to mix MASS quantities, here’s how to do it with kegged beer.) 

Click here for three natural ways to dye your beer green without food coloring.

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Here it is blue…

Here it is with green…

TBT… Win Amigos!

Which hit was released FIRST?  |  Click here for the answer. 

  • “Ridin’ Solo” by Jason Derulo
  • “Show Stopper” by Danity Kane

Survey Says?! Win Raising Canes + Kearney Cinema 8!

Today isn’t just National Pi Day.  It’s also National Potato Chip Day.  And a new survey found they’re one of the top five foods we feel GUILTY for eating.  THIS is the number one guilty pleasure food.

Answer:  Ice cream  |  Click here for more.

More results…

  1. Ice cream
  2. Chocolate
  3. Candy
  4. Cookies
  5. Potato chips

Here are five more stats on food and guilt…

  1. The average American feels guilty for 29% of the food they eat. So almost a third.
  1. The average person feels guilty for 20 minutes, then moves on. That means you spend about three-and-a-half days a year feeling guilty about what you eat.
  1. Dinner is the meal we’re most likely to feel guilty about. And we feel guiltier about SNACKING than eating an actual meal.
  1. Half of us think certain foods are seen as MALE or FEMALE foods. The three MOST “female” foods are salad, cupcakes, and fresh fruit.  The top three “guy” foods are beef jerky, burgers, and steak.
  1. The top five things that cause food guilt are knowing something’s unhealthy in general . . . knowing there’s too much sugar . . . overeating . . . knowing there’s a lot of fat . . . and being unhappy with your weight.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. No one’s sure exactly which place in New Orleans was the inspiration for “House of the Rising Sun”. There are theories it’s a hotel, club, restaurant, brothel, or jail.
  1. Before the 1920s, the movie industry wasn’t in Hollywood. They filmed in Jacksonville, Florida in the winter, and New York the rest of the year.  But Jacksonville politicians eventually kicked them out, and the whole industry moved to Los Angeles.
  1. New Zealand is named after a province in the Netherlands called Zeeland, spelled Z-E-E-L-A-N-D. And a Dutch explorer was the first person to spot New Zealand in 1642… you know, not counting all the native people who already lived there.
  1. The first animated movie ever released in England was “Animal Farm” in 1954. It was funded by the CIA as part of a push to create more anti-communist propaganda.
  1. Mark Hamill is older now than Alec Guinness was when he played Obi-Wan in the original “Star Wars”. Hamill is 67, Guinness was 63.