New Music Friday: “Savage (Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce … Five things to look forward to in May … The most popular recipe each state is googling during the lockdown … Merriam-Webster adds more coronavirus terms, including “self-isolate,” “contactless,” and “PPE” …
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New Music Friday…
“Savage (Remix)” by Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce
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Story Tyme on The Morning Crave…
Story 1: Five Things to Look Forward to in May
Even though lots of things have been cancelled because of the crisis, there’s still PLENTY to look forward to in May . . .
- Parts of the country will start to reopen as states slowly relax their stay-at-home orders. The hope is that if it’s done with enough planning and care, we won’t see a massive resurgence of the virus.
- Some big specials are going down this month. There’s “The Call to Unite”, a 24-hour global livestream featuring tons of celebrities starting TONIGHT at 8:00 P.M. Eastern.
Nickelodeon is airing a remote version of the “Kids’ Choice Awards” tomorrow. The “Feeding America Comedy Festival” will air on May 9th. And YouTube will be hosting a free virtual film festival beginning May 29th.
And for everyone missing sports right now, NBC is airing a virtual Kentucky Derby tomorrow, featuring all 13 horses ever to win the Triple Crown facing off in a computer-generated race.
- For high school and college seniors missing out on a graduation ceremony this year, there are a couple salutes to the Class of 2020 going down this month.
Instagram and Facebook are hosting a livestream on May 15th with a bunch of celebrities, including MILEY CYRUS and AWKWAFINA . . . and OPRAH will give the commencement address.
And LEBRON JAMES is hosting a one-hour special called “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” that will air on several TV channels, streaming platforms, and social media sites on Saturday, May 16th.
- The new streaming service HBO Max launches on the 27th. It’ll include all the shows and movies on HBO, plus new original programming, and reruns of popular shows like “Friends”, “The Big Bang Theory”, and “South Park”.
- And finally the holidays. The big ones are Cinco de Mayo, which is on Tuesday . . . Mother’s Day on Sunday the 10th . . . and Memorial Day on the 25th.
But there’s also Star Wars Day on May the 4th . . . National Eat What You Want Day on the 11th . . . National Pizza Party Day on the 15th . . . National Brother’s Day on the 24th . . . and National Wine Day on the 25th. And it’s never been more important to celebrate International Nurses Day on May 12th.
Story 2: Here’s the Most Popular Recipe Each State Is Googling During the Lockdown
Everyone’s cooking more because of the lockdown. So someone looked through Google Trends to see which recipe each state has been searching for more than usual since the crisis began . . .
- The most common recipe we’ve been googling more is for “hamburgers” or “hamburger meat.” It’s the top search in 12 states. Nebraska . . . “hamburger recipe.”
- “Bread” is the top search in six states . . . Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, South Dakota, and Washington. And “cornbread” is #1 in Mississippi.
- Various “chicken” recipes ranked first in five states . . . Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.
- “Salmon” is #1 in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, and New Jersey.
- In Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Montana, the top search is for “cinnamon roll” recipes.
- Vermont and all its maple syrup has people searching for new ways to make “pancakes.” And people in Utah are getting fancy by making “crêpes.”
Here are a few more that are unique: Arizona is making lemonade . . . in California, snickerdoodles . . . Wisconsin loves ham . . . in Louisiana, crawfish étouffée (AY-too-FAY) . . . in New York, the Passover dish charoset (harr-oh-SET) . . . and the #1 recipe for people in Washington D.C. is . . . margaritas.
Story 3: Merriam-Webster Adds More Coronavirus Terms, Including “Self-Isolate,” “Contactless,” and “PPE”
We’ve had to learn a bunch of new vocabulary words during the outbreak. And Merriam-Webster just added more of them to their online dictionary.
They already added a bunch back in March, including “COVID-19” . . . “social distancing” . . . and “community spread.” Here are ten new ones they just added . . .
- “Self-isolate” . . . to isolate or separate oneself from others.
- “Physical distancing” . . . the practice of maintaining a greater than usual distance between yourself and others.
- “Contactless” . . . not involving contact. Like contactless delivery.
- “WFH” . . . it stands for “working from home.”
- “PPE” . . . or personal protective equipment.
- “Forehead thermometer” . . . which we’ve all seen now.
- “Intensivist” . . . a doctor who specializes in intensive care.
- “Epidemic curve” . . . a.k.a. the curve we’ve been trying to flatten.
- “Herd immunity” . . . when a significant proportion of the population has become immune.
- “Iatrophobia” (eye-ah-truh-FO-bee-uh) . . . an intense fear of doctors. They also added hundreds of words that AREN’T linked to the outbreak. Including “deepfake” . . . “dark web” . . . “truthiness” . . . and the slang term “thirsty.”
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Random facts to feed your brain…
- 60% of the geysers in the world are in Yellowstone National Park.
- Americans throw away around $62 million worth of coins every year.
- The highest scoring word you can play on the first turn in Scrabble is . . . muzjiks. That’s a word for Russian peasants and will earn 128 points. Of course, you’d have to randomly start with those exact seven letters, so it’ll probably never happen to you.
Although it DID happen to a guy named Jesse Inman at the National Scrabble Championship in 2008 . . . sort of. He played muzjiks using a blank tile for the “U” as his opening word for 126 points.
- TGIF! A guy named Jesse Frederick wrote and performed the theme songs for “Full House”, “Family Matters”, and “Step By Step”. He also wrote the “Perfect Strangers” theme song, but didn’t perform it.
- San Marino in Europe is the only country in the world with more cars than people.
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