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Show Highlights… Friday, March 15

Show Highlights… Friday, March 15

Here’s how to call out sick on Monday after St. Patrick’s Day … Cheese tastes better when exposed to ‘90s hip-hop? … Separate honeymoons called “unimoons” are now a thing? …

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Here’s how to call out sick on Monday after St. Patrick’s Day…

St. Patrick’s Day is on Sunday.  And if you end up partying a little too hard and feel terrible on Monday morning, here are four tips on how to call out sick from work without raising too many eyebrows . . .

  1. Keep it brief. Less is more here . . . tell your boss as little as possible without being cryptic.  Explaining the details of your “sickness” isn’t really necessary, and the more specifics you add, the more suspicion it can cause.

  2. Acknowledge bad timing. Your boss knows it’s the day after St. Patrick’s Day, so NOT mentioning it would be suspicious.  And unless you spent all week bragging about how wasted you’re going to get this weekend, you should be fine.

  3. Only tell people on a need-to-know basis. Follow your company’s policy, but generally you should only need to tell your boss and any coworkers who might be affected by your absence.

  4. Be realistic with your abilities. If you’re legitimately not feeling well, it’s okay to say you won’t be available to answer emails or calls.  And if you anticipate being out for a few days, try and give your boss as much notice as possible.

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Cheese tastes better when exposed to ‘90s hip-hop?

If you don’t like hip-hop, that’s fine.  Just know this:  The cheese in your refrigerator might disagree.  (???)  A strange new study out of Switzerland found cheese tastes better when it’s been exposed to ’90s hip-hop.  And other genres don’t work as well.

Researchers exposed eight identical wheels of Swiss cheese to different types of music, and let them age for eight months.  They played Mozart for one . . . “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin for another . . . techno music for a third . . . and so on.  Then they did a blind taste test to see which cheese aged the best.

And a wheel of cheese that was exposed to the track “Jazz (We’ve Got)” by A Tribe Called Quest tasted the best BY FAR.  It’s not clear why, and it might just be a fluke.  So what you do with this information is up to you.

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Separate honeymoons called “unimoons” are now a thing?

Your honeymoon is supposed to help you relax and bond after all the chaos of planning your wedding is over.  Or at least that used to be true.  According to an article in “The New York Times”, the hot new trend is SEPARATE honeymoons.

It’s called a “unimoon” or “solomoon.”  And it’s where both people go on their own trip after the wedding.  Either with friends, or by themselves.  Not being able to agree on a destination is one reason couples do it.  But others just do it out of convenience.

For example, one couple they talked to had to go on separate trips for work right after their wedding.  So the groom went to Paris and turned the trip into his own personal honeymoon.  And his wife went to the Dominican Republic.

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Spelling Bee Friday… Win Amigos!

What is the correct way to spell St. Paddy’s?

Is it… Patty with 2 T’s or is Paddy with 2 D’s?

 

Answer:  Paddy’s  | Click here for more.

Patty is short Patricia and Paddy is short for Patrick.

Patrick is an English-made version of the Irish Gaelic name Pádraig. Many Irish words, terms or names are translated into English or Americanized.

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

You’ll see plenty of fall-down-drunk idiots at the bars for St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. According to a new survey on drunk related injuries, THIS is the body part you’re most likely to injury.


Answer:  Leg  |  Click here for more.

More results . . .

  1. The type of alcohol linked to the most injuries for MEN is beer. And for WOMEN, it’s vodka.  The top five overall are beer, vodka, whiskey, tequila, and rum.
  1. The ten most common drinking injuries are bruises, cuts, scratches, broken bones, and sprains. And 88% of people who’ve broken a bone while under the influence said it wouldn’t have happened if they were sober.
  1. The body parts you’re most likely to injure are your leg, arm, face, hand, and head.
  1. The most common PLACES for a drunk injury to happen are at a house party . . . at home . . . on the road . . . at a bar or restaurant . . . and on the sidewalk.
  1. The most common occasions for drunk injuries are birthdays, New Year’s Eve, a college party, and a work celebration.
  1. The average drinker has had two drinking-related injuries. The most common age it happens is 22.  Then it spikes again at 25 and 35.
  1. 23% of us have started a drunken fight before. And when people were asked why they started a fight, the #1 answer was . . . “I don’t remember.”

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Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. Ty Warner, the guy who created Beanie Babies, only got into the toy business after his acting career failed.
  1. San Francisco had its own Statue of Liberty on a hill in the middle of the city starting in the 1880s. But it became so dilapidated that it was taken down in the 1950s.
  1. Before he joined up with Guns N’ Roses, Slash auditioned to be in Poison… and got rejected.
  1. William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy acted together once, two years before “Star Trek”. They both guest starred in an episode of the show “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”  Shatner played a good guy, Nimoy was a bad guy.
  1. Only one pro football team has been playing since the 1800s without taking a single season off… the Arizona Cardinals, believe it or not. They were founded in Chicago in 1898 and have been playing ever since.