The Bobby D Show #1141

July 2nd, 2015    Posted in On Demand

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This is The Bobby D Show from Thursday July 2nd 2015. Thanks for checking out the show. To listen to the show live check out www.TuneIn.com and search for ‘The Bobby D Show.’

 

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A New Study Found Fireworks Are Terrible For Your Health

July 2nd, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

worksCan’t the government let us enjoy ANYTHING anymore?  They ruined smoking, they ruined football, they ruined carbs . . . and now they’re trying to ruin FIREWORKS.

A new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that fireworks are terrible for your health.

When one explodes, tiny particles 30 times thinner than a human hair are left in the air.  And if you ingest too many of them, there could be short and long-term effects . . . especially if you have lung problems.

You might cough, have shortness of breath, or have an asthma attack.  But they ultimately might lead to a heart attack, a stroke, or EARLY DEATH if you have heart or lung disease.

The number of firework particles in the air peaks from 9:00 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. on July 4th . . . but usually they’re all gone by noon the next day.  So if you have lung issues, the researchers say you might want to stay indoors on the night of the 4th.

(USA Today)

 

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A Simple Trick to See if It’s Too Hot to Walk Your Dog

July 2nd, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

dogMost dogs will go for a walk anytime . . . even if it’s pouring rain, they want to get out there and check it out.  But that doesn’t mean you should always TAKE them for a walk . . . especially in the summer.

A dog-training center in Sonoma, California posted a tip on Facebook earlier this month, to see if it’s too hot to walk your dog.  And now it’s going viral.

It says to feel the pavement with the back of your hand, and if you can’t leave it there for five seconds, your dog should stay inside.  Because if it’s too hot for the back of your hand, it’ll burn their feet.

If that’s the case, either walk them somewhere where there’s grass, or at night.  You could also get little boots for them, but most dogs hate wearing them.

Speaking of things dog’s hate, you also might want to leave them at home for the Fourth of July, since fireworks tend to freak them out.

(Buzzfeed)

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Scientists Created a Video Game That Helps You Lose Weight and Requires Zero Exercise . . . Interested?

July 2nd, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

gamesPeople have been trying to create video games that help you lose weight forever, but they all have one fatal flaw:  They make you stand up and move.  NO ONE wants to do that.

So this could be revolutionary:  A team from University of Exeter and Cardiff University in England has created a video game that helps you lose weight while you just sit on the couch.

How is that possible?  The game brainwashes you into rejecting unhealthy foods and eating good ones.

They didn’t reveal too much more about the game, but they did say you have to avoid touching things like cookies and have to grab fruits and vegetables.

The researchers found that after people played the game, they were more likely to avoid unhealthy foods in real life.  The players ate 220 fewer calories per day than they did before and lost about one-and-a-half pounds a week.

Unfortunately, the game is still in its infant stages so it could be a while before we actually get to play it and achieve the impossible dream of losing weight just by sitting on the couch.

(New York Post)

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The Bobby D Show #1140

July 2nd, 2015    Posted in On Demand

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This is The Bobby D Show from Tuesday July 1st 2015. Thanks for checking out the show. To listen to the show live check out www.TuneIn.com and search for ‘The Bobby D Show.’

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“Fifty Shades” Author E.L. James Did a Twitter Q&A, and It Was a Disaster

July 1st, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

50“Fifty Shades of Grey” author E.L. JAMES did a Twitter Q&A yesterday . . . but she’s probably wishing she didn’t, because instead of legitimate questions, it turned into a ROAST.

Some of the questions posed with the #AskELJames hashtag included:

“Did you see the abusive relationship of Bella and Edward [from ‘Twilight’] and think ‘Hmm, needs more abuse’?”

“Will there be a delay to our answers while you wait for [‘Twilight’ author] Stephenie Meyer to answer them first, so you know what to write?”

“Which do you hate more, women or the English language?”

“Does the E.L. stand for ELiterate?”

“After the success of ‘Grey’, have you considered re-telling the story from the perspective of someone who can write?”

“Are you aware of just how racist your work is, or do you write it off as part of your immense literary skill?”

“Are you as homophobic in real life as your books are?  Asking for a friend.”

“A [guy] once punched me on a night out.  Does this mean he likes me?  Should I’ve gotten his number?”

“Do you find it ironic that you write as if someone has tied you to a chair and forced you to?”

“Is there a safe word we can use to get you to stop writing such drivel?”

“What is your favorite thing to do with eggs?  My money is on ‘beat them.'”

“In the ‘Fifty Shades’ line: ‘His voice is warm and husky like dark melted chocolate fudge caramel or something’ . . . is the ‘something’ poop?”

Not surprisingly, E.L. avoided all those questions, and stuck with the few “serious” ones.  And it’s worth noting that despite the deluge of sarcastic questions, she did have some fans come to her defense.

She didn’t address any of the Twitter hate, other than to say, quote, “Thanks so much for an interesting hour . . . :D” at the end.  Plus, she gets the last laugh . . . because the “L.A. Times” says she’s now worth an estimated $58 MILLION.

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11% of Women Have Named Their Breasts, Plus Five More Boob Stats

July 1st, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

cleavage“Elle” magazine surveyed 7,000 women about their BREASTS, and the results should be very enlightening for men.  And for women too, actually.  Here are the six highlights . . .

1.  11% of women have named their breasts.

2.  About one in six women have had a boyfriend try on one of their bras . . . allegedly just for fun.

3.  29% of women have stuffed their bra . . . and 30% have worn a sports bra to intentionally flatten their chest.

4.  60% have looked at their breasts while they were bending over, and thought they looked like cow’s udders.

5.  21% have held different pieces of fruit trying to figure out which one was the most similar to their boobs.

6.  19% have strategically lied next to a guy so their larger breast would be closer to him.

(Elle)

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Eight Surprising Things With More Sugar Than a Donut

July 1st, 2015    Posted in Offbeat News

donutsWith donuts, at least you KNOW you’re stuffing your face.  One glazed donut from Krispy Kreme has 10 grams of sugar.  But here are eight things you might not know have even MORE sugar than that . . .

1.  A Whopper from Burger King has 12 grams of sugar.  So a little more than a donut.  A Quarter Pounder with bacon from McDonald’s has about the same.

2.  A six-inch meatball sub from Subway . . . also 12 grams.

3.  A side of coleslaw at KFC . . . 14 grams.

4.  An Activia blueberry yogurt . . . 16 grams, which is more than one-and-a-half donuts.  Obviously there’s other stuff in there that’s GOOD for you though.

5.  A large latte at Starbucks . . . 17 grams of sugar.

6.  Eight ounces of orange juice . . . 20 grams, which is like two glazed donuts.

7.  A 20-ounce Vitamin Water . . . 33 grams of sugar, which is almost three-and-a-half donuts.

8.  A 12-ounce can of Coke . . . 39 grams of sugar, which is a gram less than you’d get in FOUR donuts.  A 16-ounce bottle of Snapple Peach Tea also has 39 grams.

(Mother Jones / Daily Mail / Snapple.com)

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