TMC Show Highlights… Thursday, November 7

TMC Show Highlights… Thursday, November 7

How to prep your body for cold weather: the fast way, and the really fast way … Jimmy Dean is giving away sausage-scented wrapping paper and sausage-flavored candy canes for Christmas … Are you offended by the new Starbucks holiday cups? …

Contests on the show…

How to prep your body for cold weather: the fast way, and the really fast way…

It takes our bodies a while to adjust to cold weather.  But they DO adapt.  Studies have found we tend to shiver more at the beginning of winter than at the end.  Because by January, we’re used to it.

But there are a couple of ways to make your body adjust more quickly:  A fast way, and a REALLY fast way.  Just be warned, the really fast way sounds miserable, and you shouldn’t do it if you have heart issues . . .

  1. The fast way: Spend more time in the cold, and LET yourself be cold.  Don’t bundle up every time you go out for a few minutes.  Or just wear a light jacket, not a coat.

Obviously don’t do anything dangerous.  But the idea is the more you’re exposed to cold weather, the faster you’ll adapt.  Turning your thermostat down also helps.

  1. The really fast way: Start taking COLD SHOWERS.  The U.S. Army has put a lot of money into studying how our bodies adapt to the cold.  And they found that cold showers and baths really speed things up.

One expert says to go slow by starting your shower off with 15 seconds of cold water before warming it up.  Then each day, add 10 more seconds of cold water.

After a while, your body gets used to the cold.  So your blood vessels don’t constrict as much . . . you’re less likely to shiver . . . and cold weather won’t bother you.

Go here for more.

Jimmy Dean is giving away sausage-scented wrapping paper and sausage-flavored candy canes for Christmas…

Last year, Jimmy Dean really made us look at wrapping paper in a whole new way . . . when they created SAUSAGE-SCENTED wrapping paper.

Well . . . if you missed your chance last year, it’s back.  And it’s got some new friends.

Jimmy Dean is doing its “recipe gift exchange” again this year.  You go to their website, pick a recipe to cook, submit a photo . . . and get to choose a prize.

The prizes include the sausage-scented wrapping paper . . . sausage-flavored candy canes . . . sausage lip balm . . . and also, non-sausage-infused things like cowboy boot slippers, socks, and an ornament.

If you want any of those things, you should get rolling at JimmyDeanGiftExchange.com . . . they’re all free, but only until supplies run out.

And don’t worry about having to make a really complicated recipe to get your prize . . . one of the options is just sausage and eggs. 

Go here for more.

The new Starbucks holiday cups are here… let’s see if anyone gets offended…

The new Starbucks HOLIDAY CUPS are here.  And, as always, the question is:  Will they offend anyone?

For the past few years, the Starbucks holiday cups have been at the center of the WAR ON CHRISTMAS, which is totally a real thing and not just a way to get people irrationally worked up to draw cable news ratings.

So are this year’s Starbucks cups “Christmas-y” enough?  Well . . . there are four designs and they SEEM to be pretty Christmas-y.  Here’s what they look like . . .

  1. A red cup with green polka dots.
  2. A white cup with the words “MERRY COFFEE” printed over and over in red.
  3. A cup covered in red and white candy cane stripes with “STARBUCKS” printed over and over in green.
  4. And a dark green cup with small white letters saying “MERRY COFFEE” wrapping around it.

The cups are available starting today in Starbucks stores all over the country.

Go here for more.

TBT… Win Amigos!

Which hit by Alicia Keys was released first?

  • “If I Ain’t Got You”
  • “Fallin’” 

Go here for the answer.

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

According to a recent survey, HALF of people now say THIS is stressful and takes up 48 minutes a day, which adds up to 240 minutes a week, or four hours. That works out to about 190 hours per year, or almost eight entire days.

Answer:  Commuting.  |  Go here for more.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. Clocks run clockwise because that’s the direction shadows would move around a sundial. At least in the Northern Hemisphere, where clocks were developed.
  1. 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.
  1. 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.
  1. Aerosmith has 21 singles that made the top 40, but only one number one: “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from the “Armageddon” soundtrack in 1998.
  1. Stephen Hawking is the only person who’s ever played themselves on an episode of “Star Trek”. He was on an episode of “Star Trek: The Next Generation” playing poker against holograms of other great scientists.