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TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday, November 13

TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday, November 13

Scientists may have finally figured out why we get the hiccups … The worst baby names of 2019 … If you hate vegetables, it might be genetic …

Contests on the show…

Scientists may have finally figured out why we get the hiccups…

Hiccups are incredibly irritating and they don’t seem to serve ANY purpose.  So why do we get them?

Scientists at University College London just finished up a study . . . and they may’ve FINALLY figured out why we get hiccups.

They found that when newborn babies get the hiccups, it triggers a huge wave of brain signals . . . and they teach the babies’ brains about how to regulate breathing.

And as we grow up, the hiccups stick with us, even though they don’t serve a purpose anymore.  The researchers say they’re a, quote, “hangover from early periods of our life that persists into later life.”

Go here for more.

Are these the worst baby names of 2019?

In case you’re wondering, the names that new parents are picking for their babies are just as strange as ever . . . maybe even getting stranger.

“Parents” magazine just put out a list of the WORST real baby names they’ve heard this year.

For boys, they picked:

. . . Kingmessiah as all one word
. . . Yugo
. . . Manson
. . . Pinches
. . . Xxayvier with two x’s
. . . Cletus
. . . Danger
. . . and Stylez ending with a z.  

And for girls, they picked:
. . . Mattel
. . . Cyncere, spelled C-Y-N-C-E-R-E
. . . Chardonnay
. . . Starlett
. . . Blaykelee spelled B-L-A-Y-K-E-L-E-E
. . . Any
. . . and Vegas.

Go here for more.

If you hate vegetables, it might be genetic…

Hey look, it’s something ELSE you can blame your mother for at your next therapy session.

A new study out of the University of Kentucky found that if you hate VEGETABLES, it might be genetic.  They found that some people inherit a gene that makes bitter foods, like broccoli and Brussels sprouts, taste EXTRA bitter.  Unbearably bitter.

That gene could also be part of the reason you don’t like other bitter things, too . . . like beer, coffee, and dark chocolate.

Go here for more.

Whatchamacallit Wednesday… Win Amigos!

I describe a person, place, or a thing. If you guess correctly, you win!

Whatchamacall a person who portrays a character in a performance? This person takes a role and performs “in the flesh” in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television.  

Whatchamacallit?
A.  Actor
B.  Astronaut 
C.  Indian Pudding


Answer:  A.  |  Go here for more.

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

According to a new survey, 59% of people said THIS is why they prefer hosting Thanksgiving.


Answer:  Controlling the menu.  |  Go here for more.

More results . . .

17% of people who’ve hosted Thanksgiving ended up regretting it.  That’s about 1 in 6 people.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. When Levi’s started selling jeans in the 1870s, they called them “waist overalls”.
  1. The border between Delaware and Pennsylvania is an arc . . . it’s the only circular border between two states in the country.
  1. Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, and the United States have had a pact since 1956 never to spy on each other.
  1. Mr. Rogers’ first TV show was in Canada in 1962. It was called “Misterogers”, all one word.  He didn’t start his show in America until a few years later.
  1. Navy bean soup has been served at the U.S. Senate cafeteria every single day for over 100 years. But no one knows exactly how the tradition got started.