TMC Show Highlights… Wednesday 7-29-20

TODAY’S BLOG — The key to a happy life … A Tesla engineer has created the perfect chocolate chip for maximum taste and melt … A woman tried to use her bra to tie someone up during a robbery …

Contests on The Morning Crave…

Story Tyme on The Morning Crave…

Story 1:  The Key to a Happy Life Is . . . Doing Whatever You Want Without Thinking About the Consequences

Do you ever have the urge to blow off work once in a while . . . because you just want to drink an entire box of wine naked while you watch a “Guy’s Grocery Games” marathon?  No, I’ve never dreamed about that oddly specific scenario either.

Well . . . maybe we should.

According to a new study out of the University of Zurich in Switzerland, the key to being really happy is . . . sometimes just saying “screw it” and giving in to your impulse to do something fun without thinking about the consequences.

The researchers say, quote, “Of course self-control is important, but research on self-regulation should pay just as much attention to hedonism, or short-term pleasure.”

They found that you need to be able to mentally put aside your responsibilities, your hang-ups, and even your long-term goals once in a while in order to TRULY relax and enjoy your life.

People who can do that have a better sense of well-being and they’re less likely to suffer from depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues.

Go here for more.

Story 2:  A Tesla Engineer Has Created the Perfect Chocolate Chip for Maximum Taste and Melt

It’s good to see some of the finest engineering minds using their talents like THIS.

Remy Labesque is an engineer at Tesla.  But he’s also been moonlighting as . . . a chocolate designer.  Remy has been working with a company called Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco to engineer the perfect CHOCOLATE CHIP.

Basically, he applied all of his knowledge around industrial design and engineering to chocolate chips . . . and came up with a new shape that makes the chips MELT smoother and TASTE better.

After a lot of experimentation, the chips wound up looking like pyramids and, apparently, they really ARE better than normal chocolate chips.

But if you want them, it’s going to cost you.  Dandelion made them out of super premium chocolate, so for a bag that’s just over one pound, you’ll pay $30.  That’s roughly 10 times the cost of a bag of Nestle Toll House chocolate chips. 

Go here for a photo of the chocolate chips.
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If you’re planning to make brownies, cakes, or gigantic chocolate chip cookies any time soon, check out our just-released single-origin chocolate squares! Our unique version of chocolate chips, here at Dandelion Chocolate we fondly call them “facets” due to their stunning geometric design and multifaceted uses. Though meant for baking and confection making, you’ll probably want to nibble handfuls at a time. Costa Esmeraldas, Ecuador is our first origin release and will be followed by more in weeks to come. Each square weighs a whopping 3.5 grams and is modeled after the hand-piped chips that our kitchen team made for years for all the cookies in our cafes. Perfect for baking projects as well as confections like truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries, these facets will keep your quarantining sweet and full of fun projects! Find these beauties in the baking section on our online store (link in bio!). #chocolatefacets #beantobeauties #itshiptobesquare

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Story 3:  A Woman Tried to Use Her Bra to Tie Someone Up During a Robbery

You can REALLY tell someone’s an amateur criminal when they use amateur tools.

A 36-year-old woman named Andrea Roton and a 30-year-old guy named Jeremy Appleton broke into a house in Reynoldsville, Pennsylvania earlier this month to rob the place.

They thought the six people who lived there were at the airport . . . but they were wrong.  So when they found the people were home, they decided to improvise and tie them up.

But they didn’t have anything to tie them up with . . . so Andrea took off her BRA and used THAT.

The bra wasn’t very effective, and the 17-year-old girl that Andrea tied up quickly escaped.

The cops came and both Andrea and Jeremy were arrested on several charges.

Go here for more.

Whatchamacallit Wednesday:  Win Amigos!

Whatchamacall… a qualified practitioner of medicine; a physician?

A.  Doctor
B.  School Teacher
C.  Donald Trump

 A.  Doctor.  |  Today is Medical Personnel and First Responders One For The Heroes Day.

Survey Says:  Win a Raising Canes Box Combo Meal AND a Kearney Cinema 8 Movie Pass!

According to a recent survey, 76% of people don’t think you need THIS while driving or riding in a car.

Answer:  Face mask.  |  Go here for more.

The Moore Yooou Knoooow:  Random Facts to Feed Your Brain!

  1. There are whales alive today that have been alive since before “Moby-Dick” was written . . . in 1851. They’re bowhead whales off the coast of Alaska, and they’re over 200 years old.
  1. During the auditions for “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure”, Keanu Reeves originally auditioned to play Bill and Alex Winter auditioned to play Ted. Their parts were switched AFTER casting.
  1. The country of Montenegro isn’t part of the European Union, but it uses the Euro anyway because it doesn’t have its own currency.
  1. Heath Ledger was a chess prodigy as a kid and won the Western Australia junior chess championship when he was 10.
  1. The first time a human was killed by a robot happened in 1979, when an employee at a Ford plant in Michigan got hit in the head by a robot’s arm on the production line.

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Good News and Views… Wednesday 8-12-20

RECENT LOCAL UPDATES AS OF 8-12-20 . . . The Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic will host its first Pop-Up Beef Event on August 22nd at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney.  The goal of the event is to give NCC youth buyers an opportunity to exhibit their cattle.  The 30th Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic will be February…read more »


Good News and Views… Tuesday 8-11-20

RECENT UPDATES AS OF 8-11-20 . . . Hastings Kiwanis is installing outdoor musical playgrounds at eight area schools.  They started the $80,000 project to celebrate its 100th anniversary and give back to the community.  Most ensembles include seven tall tubular bells, a large babel drum and colorful rainbow sambas. Community members can get medication…read more »


TMC Show Highlights… Tuesday 8-11-20

TODAY’S BLOG — The secret to avoiding ice cream freezer burn … The states with the most attractive people … The future of snow days … VIEW GOOD NEWS & VIEWS SUBMIT GOOD NEWS & VIEWS Contests on The Morning Crave… 7:20am  Story Problem Tuesday (Amigos) 8:20am  Survey Says?! (Raising Canes Box Combo Meal AND Kearney Cinema 8…read more »

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