TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday 3-25-20

TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday 3-25-20

Coronavirus Insanity: Pornhub steps up, Brazilian gangs do their part, and more … Do you eat these eight foods the way other people eat them? … Seven tips from astronauts on how to self-isolate without going nuts …

Contests on the show…

Coronavirus Insanity: Pornhub steps up, Brazilian gangs do their part, and more…

Here are a few more NOT-so-serious stories we’ve seen about the coronavirus outbreak . . .

  1. Pornhub has donated 50,000 surgical masks to New York City emergency workers. They’re also making their premium service FREE for 30 days to encourage people to stay inside.
  1. This is crazy: Apparently GANGS in Brazil are now enforcing curfews in some areas as their way of helping out.
  1. A hotel in Switzerland has launched a “luxury quarantine package.” You can get things like coronavirus testing for $500 and around-the-clock nurse care for $4,800-a-day.
  1. A guy in Taiwan who skipped out on his quarantine to go clubbing has been fined $33,000.
  1. West Elm is offering free virtual backgrounds for your Zoom video chats.

  2. McDonald’s posted a photo of the Golden Arches split apart on social media to promote social distancing . . . and there was some significant backlash.

Do you eat these eight foods the way other people eat them?

We had a survey yesterday on how people pronounce different foods.  Now let’s see if you EAT certain foods the same way as the average person.  Over one million people recently took an online survey.  Here are eight questions, and how people answered them . . .

  1. When you make a sandwich, what’s the best way to cut it . . . down the middle, or diagonally? 80% said diagonal is better.
  1. Do you eat pizza flat, or do you fold it? 31% of us like to fold.
  1. What’s the best way to eat an apple? Slice it up, or just bite into it?  Slices won with 56% of the vote.
  1. Do you put ketchup on your fries, or on the side for dipping? 92% prefer to dip.
  1. What’s the best brownie . . . corner piece or middle piece? 57% said corner piece.
  1. Do you peel string cheese, or just bite into the whole chunk? 85% peel it.
  1. What’s the right way to eat a popsicle, lick it or bite it? 77% said they mostly lick.
  1. Do you eat a bagel one half at a time, or put the two halves together and eat it like a sandwich? We were surprised . . . 22% go sandwich-style.

Go here for more.

Seven tips from astronauts on how to self-isolate without going nuts…

Who knows more about self-isolating in a dangerous environment than ASTRONAUTS?

Former Space Station commander Chris Hadfield got on YouTube and shared some pointers on how to get through this without going nuts.  And astronaut Scott Kelly shared some great tips too.  Here are seven things they say to do . . .

  1. Do your research, understand the situation, and listen to the experts. Don’t just be afraid.  Find reliable sources, and know the true risks you’re facing.  Having a good grasp on it can help you manage your anxiety.  Just don’t get TOO obsessed.
  1. Choose some goals, identify the obstacles, and attack those goals. Think about what you want to accomplish today, this week, and this month.  We can’t do certain things right now, but moving forward is important.  So new hobbies are a great idea.
  1. Follow a schedule. If we’re in this for the long haul, you don’t want to drift through each day without a plan.  Having some structure really helps.
  1. Pace yourself. Don’t try to do too much each day, or you’ll get burnt out.  Remind yourself to take breaks and make room for fun.  When Scott Kelly was on the Space Station, he binge-watched “Game of Thrones” twice.  So don’t feel too guilty.
  1. Get outside if you can. They can’t do it in space, and it’s one of the things they miss most.  If you can’t go outside, just crack a window.  Or try this:  On the Space Station, they play a lot of nature sounds, like birds and trees rustling in the wind.
  1. Keep a journal. NASA has been studying the effects of self-isolation for decades.  And they’ve found it’s one of the best ways to stop cabin fever.
  1. Take time to connect with your loved ones. Video calls with friends and family are HUGE for astronauts.  So take advantage of it, and appreciate how lucky we are it’s even possible to connect online now.

Like Hadfield says, “There’s never been a better time [in history] to self-isolate.”

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Whatchamacallit Wednesday… Win Amigos!

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

Whatchamacall a dish made from leavened batter or dough that is cooked between two plates that are patterned to give characteristic size, shape, and surface impression?

A.  Waffles
B.  Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
C.  Nancy Pelosi

Answer:  A.  Waffles.  |  Go here for more.

Survey Says?! Win a $20 Gift Certificate to Everest Fusion!

According to a recent survey, people are twice as likely to say THIS shared experience is going to bring the world together.

Answer:  Coronavirus.  |  Go here for more.

More results . . .

35% of people say this will bring us closer . . . and 17% say it will push us further apart.

35% say it won’t make a difference, and the rest aren’t sure.

Women are more likely than men to say it will bring us closer . . . men are more likely to say it will push us apart.  Also, young people are much more likely to say it will bring us together . . . older people believe it won’t make a difference.

The Moore Yoou Knoow!

Random facts to feed your brain…

  1. More than 95% of people are naturally immune to leprosy.
  1. The longest traffic light at a regular intersection in America is in West Milford, New Jersey. It stays red for five minutes and 33 seconds.
  1. The first color cartoon on TV was “Colonel Bleep” in 1957. It was about an alien who lived on a fictional island on Earth.
  1. The “para” in “Paralympics” doesn’t come from the words paralyzed or paraplegic. It comes from the Greek word “para,” which means “beside,” because the Paralympics stand side-by-side with the Olympics.
  1. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards.