TMC Show Highlights… Tuesday, May 14

TMC Show Highlights… Tuesday, May 14

Oreo has five new flavors coming out this summer … Pigging out every now and then isn’t that bad, and your body can adapt … A condom brand created an app that blocks baby photos on Facebook … A guy dressed as the joker was caught on camera stealing a tip jar …

Contests on the show…

Oreo has five new flavors coming out this summer…

Oreo just announced all the new flavors they’re rolling out this summer to keep you constantly eating cookies.  Check ’em out . . .

  1. S’mores Oreos are hitting stores now. They have a graham cracker-flavored cookie and two layers of cream, one marshmallow, one chocolate.
  2. Latte Thins are coming in June. They’re thin chocolate cookies with coffee-flavored cream in between.  And these aren’t limited edition . . . Oreo says they’re permanent.
  3. Marshmallow Moon Oreos are coming in mid-June. These are basically regular Oreos, but they have a moon design on the cookies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  And the cream is purple.
  4. Mint Chocolate Chip Oreos are coming in July. Oreo teamed up with Baskin-Robbins and there are two layers of cream on the cookies:  A mint layer and a chocolate layer.  And both layers have tiny chocolate chips inside.
  5. Maple Cream Oreos are coming in August. These are the golden vanilla cookies with maple-flavored cream in between.

Click here for more including the packaging.

Pigging out every now and then isn’t that bad, and your body can adapt…

If you’re planning to eat-and-drink your way through Memorial Day weekend, this might help with the guilt . . .

A new study found our bodies actually bounce back fairly quickly after a big day of gluttony.  And occasional overeating probably won’t cause long-term issues.  But that doesn’t mean you can overindulge EVERY weekend.

Researchers had people overeat for five straight days to simulate how you might act around a big holiday weekend.  Each person added 1,000 calories a day to their diet.  And it turns out our bodies are pretty good at coping with it.  Because it didn’t have any significant long-term effects on metabolism or insulin levels.

Here’s the catch though:  All the volunteers were YOUNG people who were in decent shape.  So it’s not clear how an overweight 50-year-old body responds.

The researchers also don’t want us to use this as an excuse to overeat all the time.  Because they also had volunteers increase their calorie intake for a full month.  And that DID affect things like weight and insulin response.

It also had a much larger effect on visceral body fat.  Which is the fat around your vital organs that can lead to things like type 2 diabetes.

But if you normally exercise and eat healthy, they say you shouldn’t feel too guilty about cheat days, or eating more around the holidays. 

Click here for more.

A condom brand created an app that blocks baby photos on Facebook…

The condom brand Skyn just launched a new Chrome extension that blocks you from seeing your friends’ endless string of BABY PHOTOS on Facebook.

It’s called “The Baby Blocker” . . . and it uses Facebook’s analytics to identify photos of babies and toddlers.  Then it covers them up with photos of things like food, cars, and sporting events.  So it seems like it’s geared more towards men than women.

We tried it, and it works.  But it did let a few baby photos slip through.  (Also, every single replacement photo was of soccer players for some reason.  Which might be MORE annoying.)

You can download it for free.  Just search for “The Baby Blocker” on the Chrome Web Store.

There was a similar app a few years ago called Unbaby that replaced baby photos with pictures of CATS.  But it looks like that one’s not around anymore. 

Click here for more.

A guy dressed as the joker was caught on camera stealing a tip jar…

This kind of minor crime feels so beneath the Joker.  Like, this wouldn’t cause anarchy and chaos at ALL.

The police in Toronto are looking for a guy who stole a tip jar from a restaurant last week . . . while he was dressed as the Joker.

For what it’s worth, his makeup and the way he styled his green hair looks closest to the Jared Leto Joker or the Joker from the comic books, not the Heath Ledger or Jack Nicholson versions.

Anyway, the cops released the surveillance video of him stealing the tip jar to see if someone can help them track the guy down.  He’ll be facing theft charges.

Click here for more including a photo.

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

According to a recent survey, THIS is the top invention from the past 25 years.

Answer:  Wi-Fi  |  Click here for more.

More results . . .

  1. Wi-Fi. The “Internet” didn’t qualify because it’s over 25 years old.
  2. Smartphones.
  3. Online banking.
  4. Online search engines, like Google.
  5. Online shopping platforms, like Amazon.
  6. Stem cell technology.
  7. GPS.
  8. Flat-screen TVs.
  9. Contactless payment, where you just hover your credit card or phone over the machine instead of swiping. (THAT made the top 10?)
  10. Tablet devices.

YouTube just missed the list at #11, coming in ahead of 3D printers (#12), Netflix (#13), Skype (#15), electric cars (#16), Facebook (#19), and wireless headphones (#20).

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. According to the Oxford Dictionary, there’s an obscure, gender-neutral term for nieces and nephews: They’re your niblings.
  1. Wearing a tin foil hat doesn’t block radio frequencies . . . it actually amplifies them.
  1. The emergency phone number in South Korea is 112 for a crime . . . 119 for a fire . . . and 113 if you want to report a SPY.
  1. The first person to have a number one hit after they died was Otis Redding with “Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay”. It was released and hit number one in January of 1968 . . . a month after he died in a plane crash.
  1. The word “onesie” is trademarked by Gerber . . . and they go after companies that use it instead of generic alternatives like “infant bodysuit.”