TMC Show Highlights… Friday, October 11

TMC Show Highlights… Friday, October 11

New Music Friday — “Nice To Meet Ya” by Niall Horan … Five sleep myths we still believe … Five reasons you should take a road trip this fall … ICEE Bath Bombs are now a product that exists …

Contests on the show…

New Music Friday — “Nice To Meet Ya” by Niall Horan…

No, you don’t swallow eight spiders a year… plus five more sleep myths we still believe…

A new survey on sleep myths found 1 in 5 Americans think the ‘eight spiders a year’ thing really does happen.  Here are the top five sleep myths we still believe . . .

Myth #1:  Drinking alcohol before bed helps you sleep.  32% believe it, but it’s not true.  It might knock you out.  But alcohol messes with the quality of your sleep, so you wake up feeling less rested.

Myth #2:  Leaving the TV on helps you fall asleep.  30% believe it, but the opposite is true.  The blue light from your TV screen or phone actually keeps you up.

Myth #3:  The older you get, the less sleep you need.  29%.  Teenagers should get up to nine hours of sleep, compared to seven or eight for the rest of us.  But after that, it stays the same.  You don’t need less sleep the older you get.

Myth #4:  Some people just don’t dream.  25% believe it, but everyone dreams.  You just might not remember them.

Myth #5:  Sleeping on your left side helps with digestion.  25%.  A ton of articles online claim it’s true.  But at best, it’s just a theory.  There’s no real evidence it works.

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Five reasons you should take a road trip this fall…

When it comes to road trips, summer gets all the love.  But fall can be a great time for one too.  Here’s how to do an autumn road trip right . . .

  1. Seek out the fall foliage. Fall leaves and all their incredible colors are something you can only get this time of year.  In most areas, the autumn colors peak in mid-October, but it really depends on the weather.  (Go here for an interactive map for 2019.)

  2. Get out for a hike, apple picking, and hayrides. There will be no shortage of fun fall activities you can seek out on your road trip, like hiking, apple picking, pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides, and pop-up haunted houses.

  3. Check out a “haunted” hotel. There are several hotels throughout the country that have a “haunted” history.  And what better time to visit one than around Halloween?

  4. Build a road trip around your Thanksgiving family visit. If you have to fly to be with family for Thanksgiving, consider driving instead.  It might be late in the season to see the peak fall foliage, but it could save you some cash.

  5. Consider warmer destinations to save money. September through November is considered the shoulder season for warmer destinations, like Florida and Texas.  So you might be able to save some money versus a trip to, say, New England, which is well-known for its fall colors. 

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ICEE Bath Bombs are now a product that exists…

Even if you haven’t had an ICEE in years, you’d probably recognize the smell . . . that sweet, artificial, delicious smell.  Well now you can dip your whole body in that smell.

ICEE BATH BOMBS are now a thing that exists.  You drop one of the balls into your bath and it makes the water look and smell like one of the three signature ICEE flavors:  Cherry, blue raspberry, and lemonade.

But they don’t make the water TASTE like an ICEE.  In fact, the packages have a warning that you shouldn’t drink the water.

Anyway, if you’re interested, you can get a bag of three bath bombs for $8 on Amazon.  Unfortunately they were sold out when we last checked.

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

According to a recent survey, THIS is the app we can’t live without.

Answer:  Facebook.  |  Click here for more.

More results . . .

The top 10 apps we say we can’t live without . . .

  1. Facebook, 21%.
  2. Instagram, 11%.
  3. Gmail, 8%.
  4. YouTube, 8%.
  5. Snapchat, 6%.
  6. Facebook Messenger, 6%.
  7. Twitter, 6%.
  8. Google Maps, 6%.
  9. Google, 5%.
  10. Amazon, 4%.

Even though Facebook is number one by a big margin . . . it’s not as big a margin as it used to be.

Two years ago, 26% of people said Facebook was indispensable . . . now that’s down to 21%.

And for people under 25, Facebook is only the FOURTH most important app, behind Instagram, YouTube, and Snapchat.

The survey also found the apps that are the biggest, quote, “time robbers” on our phone.

49% said social media and chat apps . . . 42% said the web browser . . . 36% said email . . . and only 26% said games.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. Lamborghini started as a tractor company in 1948. The founder didn’t start his car company until 1963.
  1. A Swiss army knife is called a “MacGyver knife” in South Korea.
  1. The first time goaltending was called in the WNBA was in 2008 . . . 11 years after the league debuted. The first dunk happened in the fifth year.
  1. “Gangnam Style” became the first YouTube video to get one billion views. And it happened on December 21st, 2012 . . . which was also the day the apocalypse was supposed to happen.
  1. French law requires all dead bodies transported into the country to have identification. So when the mummy of Ramses the Second was transported from Egypt to France in 1974, it had a passport with the occupation as “King (deceased).”