TMC Show Highlights… Monday 1-13-20

TMC Show Highlights… Monday 1-13-20

Turtle playboy … The top things we’re worse at because of technology … A billionaire is looking for a new girlfriend and your first date will be on the moon … A mom ordered diapers on Amazon and the diapers came used …

Contests on the show…

Turtle playboy…

A giant tortoise from the Galapagos Islands will finally get to retire and go home . . . after taking part in a breeding program where he had 800 offspring, and basically saved his species.

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The top things we’re worse at because of technology…

Technology helps us in a lot of ways.  But it’s also made us worse at certain things.  For example, 13% of people in a recent survey said they don’t even know their OWN phone number, because they don’t have to.

Here are the top 10 things we’ve gotten worse at because of technology . . .

  1. Remembering passwords.
  2. Remembering other people’s phone numbers.
  3. Knowing how to spell certain words, because we all have spell check now.
  4. Handwriting, because we don’t write stuff down anymore.
  5. Math, because everyone has a calculator on their phone.
  6. Remembering our own phone number.
  7. Remembering who starred in movies and TV shows.
  8. Knowing your friends’ addresses.
  9. Being able to slow down and relax.
  10. How to completely stop and do nothing for a while.

A few more that made the top 20 were remembering birthdays, names, and how to drive without GPS.

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A billionaire is looking for a new girlfriend… your first date will be on the moon…

There’s a 44-year-old billionaire named Yusaku Maezawa in Japan, and he’s having quite a year.  He kicked off 2020 by promising to give away $9 million to random people on Twitter as a “social experiment.”

And now . . . there’s this.

Yusaku is single, and he’s looking for a girlfriend.  And if it winds up being you, your official first date with him will be . . . a trip to the MOON.

Seriously.  He was the first person to buy a private trip to the Moon from SpaceX.  And he wants a new girlfriend to go up there with him.

If you’re interested, he’s looking for single women over 20.  Applications are due by Friday and, naturally, all of this will be covered by a reality show.

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Go here for an application.
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A mom ordered diapers on Amazon… and the diapers came used…

Parents have to deal with their own toddlers’ dirty diapers.  NO ONE’S got the time to worry about some other kid’s dirty diapers.

A woman named Nassly Sales from Jersey City, New Jersey ordered some diapers for her 19-month-old from Amazon recently.  And when she was changing her daughter into one of them in the dark, she thought it felt heavy.

So she turned on the lights . . . and saw that the diaper was USED.

She looked through the box and several of the diapers inside were soiled.  So she immediately disinfected the nursery . . . wiped down her daughter with alcohol . . . and called Amazon.

They say they’re investigating.

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

According to a recent survey, about one-third of people have given up on THIS New Year’s resolution.

Answer:  Give up alcohol for January (Dry January)  |  Go here for more.

More results . . .

Even though we’re not even halfway through the month, about ONE-THIRD of people who said they were going to do a “Dry January” have already given up.

That includes 24% of people who pledged not to drink this month and have already done some drinking, but say they’re still trying to cut back.

And 5% of people doing a “Dry January” who already gave up and aren’t even TRYING to cut back anymore.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. People in the Southern Hemisphere see the Moon upside-down compared to people in the Northern Hemisphere.
  1. Someone who’s 6-foot-7 can see about 1,000 feet farther than someone who’s 5-foot-7.
  1. The actor who played The Most Interesting Man in the World in the Dos Equis commercials through 2016 was once an extra on “Star Trek”. He was a crew member in a red shirt, and those guys basically ALWAYS got killed . . . but he survived.
  1. Delaware is only split up into three counties, which is the fewest of any state.
  1. Stieg Larsson had just found a publisher for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” and its two sequels when he died.