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A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on Elton John
"Got some great stuff in there. I've been nonstop talking about this brand new book. It's called trivia with buds, pop culture puzzles, volume one, Mia's Bob Ross on the cover, painting my logo on a canvas 23 brand new puzzles. Trivia quizzes. Basically written versions of this podcast for you to go figure out great stuff in there like what's the theme trivia snake? The numbers game, pop culture, math and tons tons more. Go check all those out. They've never been recorded anywhere or posted anywhere or hosted anywhere. They're just for the book, and I'm going to try and do that at least a couple of times a year because the reception to the book has been fantastic. I only have about 20 left. And just yesterday's episode I posted that would be giving away some pin sets from last holiday season from drew with the next 5 orders. And those went off the shelves right away. And people messaged me a shout out to my friend, Yolanda, who said, hey, I hope I can get one. She was the last person to get one of those pin sets that I sent out today with the book. You can get the physical copy, ten bucks on the store, 12 two bucks for shipping, so about 12 bucks total or you can get the digital download, which somebody bought today for the first time, which is $7. You can print it off at home. You can print as many copies as you want, give it out to your friends and family for Halloween for the holidays for Christmas time or or whatever you want. It's fun for you. You can print just a few puzzles out from the book and solve it home or use them as a trivia host for handouts at your next trivia night. Whatever you want to do, the book is yours when you download it. There's also a great Cobra Kai T-shirt that says answer first answer right no Googling with the Cobra Kai logo and my logo splattered across it. We have a mister of the night, which is like the mistress of the night, elvira, parody T-shirt. We have a mister of the night coffee mug. We have a me as buddy the elf in the movie elf, red crew neck sweatshirt. We have a unisex 80s bouncer T, which is Mia's Patrick Swayze roadhouse and a couple different colors there and a zip up hoodie or a throw over hoodie. So check all that stuff out. It is Etsy dot com slash shop slash trivia with buds and you'll find a gift in there for your friend or loved one who likes this podcast. Today's episode is about Elton John and you are going to love it. Written by Luke McCain, and we're jumping into those questions right now. Here we go. Here it is around on Elton John. Question number one, what is Elton John's real first in last name? Number one, what is Elton John's real first and last name? Number one. Number two, who played Elton John in the 2019 biopic rocket man. Number two played Elton John in the 2019 biopic Rocketman. Number three, who was Elton John married to from 1984 to 1988, who was out and married to from 84 to 88. Four, the song candle Nguyen was rewritten and performed by Elton in 1997 as a tribute to Princess Diana, who was the song originally written about.
A highlight from 207 Fly (United Arab) Emirates
"Hello and welcome to misinformation, a trivia podcast for ladies and gentlemen who love coup, trivia. And sticking it. To annoying teams at pop quiz. Where are your host? I'm Lauren. I'm Julia. Hey, Julia. Hi, Lauren. What's up? What's up? What's up? What's up? You know, just chilling, end of the month. We made it through known negativity, November, and I feel posi. Can I tell you full of positive energy? And now we gotta name our December. And I did say depression December, but we definitely missed that. Okay. By the end of this episode, we'll come up with a good one. Something for December. Come up with a D word that's good. I'll do a quick thesaurus dot com and just look for the alphabetical G's deplorable December. Yeah, so no, if you're I could give you a positive TV recommendation if you want. Oh yeah. Okay. You never let me wrong on TV. I know. Ted Lasso man. Oh, I know. I gotta get one to last. Season one table last is very good. Season two, I feel like there was a little bit of backlash against it because it wasn't sometimes stuff happened and we were like, I don't know, why did that happen? Okay. But season one was flawless. I have no perfect. Yes. And, you know, they're footballers. And, you know, teams get sponsored by places, right? Sure, yeah, that's what I hear time. So I was kind of inspired by the slogan of one of the ready slogan of one of the sponsors for a team. Okay. I know this is wild. This is what, but I'll get there. A to B, no, I believe it. A to C even. You to a to E so episode is called fly. United Arab Emirates. Fly
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on Totally Random Topics
"The time fly. Thank you megatron. You must have just been on some sort of family trip for Thanksgiving weekend. And I'm so glad you decided to check out this little podcast. If you guys want to be like megatron, leave me a review, drop me a line, Ryan buds at Gmail dot com. Tell me you did it, and I'll send you a free, something nice in the mail. Speaking of the nice, go grab the new book, we have just 27 copies left, I had a 125 of them, so we have gotten rid of quite a few here at the old buds compound. And if you want your brand new pop culture puzzles book, the link is in the show notes, great stocking stuffer and I was doing an offer and I still have two of these pin sets left. If you order a book or two and the next day or whatever you listen to this, I have a set of pins from last year's holiday gift. It says holidays with buds, it's got a baby Yoda holding a candy cane, Ho Ho Ho and John mcclane holding a gun, a gremlin holding a strand of Christmas lights and Dwight, dressed as the elf from the office. These are from drew blank. You can check out his amazing work at drew, blank dot com. And I had a special offer I found 5 of those pin sets in an old box from when we moved, and I said the next 5 orders of the new book will get the pin set as well. So the next two will get the last two of these 5 pin sets that I found. Happy to mail those out to you as soon as I possibly can. You also get a brand new, maybe new to you. It came out last season as well. Sticker of me as buddy the elf from the movie elf. So you'll get a sticker, you'll get a pin set and the book for ten bucks next two orders in that case. All the info is at Etsy dot com slash shop slash trivia with buds. You could also buy mugs and shirts and sweatshirts and all kinds of cool stuff there. Go check it out. All right, ten random questions coming at you from a confidence round at my live, California events last week, bunch of new ones starting this week, I'll talk about them on tomorrow's episode. But go to trivia with buds dot com click on weekly shows. You can see 9 places where we're hosting weekly shows back in California. All right, ten questions, random trivia. Here we go. All right, a bunch of random questions from a confidence round question number one, what silvery white radioactive metal is used as a source of nuclear energy. Number one, what silvery white, radioactive metal is used as a source of nuclear energy. One. And number two, what space age character had a girlfriend named Dale Arden and an enemy called Ming the merciless. Number two, what space age character had a girlfriend named Dale Arden and an enemy called Ming the merciless number two. Question number three, who was the regular host of total request live? When it first started on MTV, number three, who was the regular host of TRL, an MTV. Number four, the mandible refers to which part of the human jaw, upper
A highlight from Molecular Gastrivia
"I've Jonathan Colton, now here's your host of your eisenberg. Thanks, Jonathan. How are you doing? I'm doing okay. What's new with you? You know, I'm looking for a summer beverage. I drink a lot of coffee. Okay, what's your daily coffee intake? We have the pot going and the pot equals out to two cups for myself two cups for my husband and then there's just a little left. That is like the angel share. The angels share. And that's when you go, do you want more coffee? Yeah. Like praying. No, no, no, it's for me, it's for me. It's for me. Then the day wears on, and I want a beverage. I want a break. I drink a lot of water. I want a different beverage than water. I don't like sweets. I don't like you don't want to be drinking sugar all day. I don't want to be drinking sugar all day. Don't eat caffeine. Don't want caffeine. I can't do I can't do alcohol during the day. Well. I've never been there. Certainly can. But I'd like to say that I was like, what are some good suggestions? It instead of Googling this, I suppose. I went the other way, which I was like, the computer will help me, the Internet will solve for this. But I will put it out to some friends and fans on my Facebook page and see if anyone has a good suggestion for a summer drink. Hundreds of responses. I really have the same problem. I assume, but he's working on the same problem. Can I just give you a sampling of some wild ones? Yeah. I will say from this perspective, it feels like an unsolvable problem, a thing that is not sweet and not caffeinated and a good beverage doesn't exist. Okay, we'll get this boiled Ginger root. And then wait for it to cool very important. And then add a little seltzer to it, a little tiny bit of salt. It's a little a little Ginger seltzer. How about this? Half coconut water, half seltzer, garnish with the lemon lime orange or cucumber. Oh, that sounds fantastic. Okay, but this is I think the best. Yeah. This is what this person. I had no idea. They start off by saying this is not a drink. Is that not the most intriguing response? I'm so a question about a beverage. But GE makes a somewhat expensive prohibitive barrier. Countertop appliances that makes ice nuggets, the really crunchy everyones. I know the kind you mean they're a little cloudy and they sort of like they're almost like a compressed snow vibe. Yes, exactly. And this person suggested that you just crunch a little soft ice all day. Oh, that's very cooling. Very coolly. It's not about that. No flavor there unless you're unless you're doing it with the fruit juice or something like that. Yeah, no flavor, but I mean the action of it, I feel like would be not good for an audio recording.
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on Before & After Movie Titles
"What he'd be in welcome to another episode of the trivia with buds, podcast, I'm your host, Ryan buds. Thanks for checking out my show and thanks for following me on TikTok. That's right, got some brand new videos on my TikTok account, which is trivia with buds. Go give it a follow. If you're into ticket and talking, I am just getting into it and, you know, it's another thing to do. It's another thing to put stuff out on and what I'm gonna do with my TikTok is I'm gonna post a lot of videos and pictures and little talk alongs of me, showing off some of my coolest pop culture collectibles. So you'll won't see a lot of trivia there unless I happen to say like a weird fact about one of the objects or something. But if you like comic books and action figures and video games and posters and memorabilia, that will be a cool spot for you to go follow me. TikTok and trivia with buds. First three are up there and we've got one on an Archie double digest from 1996 a David putty Seinfeld funko vinyl idols figure from 2015 and a VHS copy of one crazy summer from 1986, valued at 79.99, according to the sticker on the cover of the box. So if you like that kind of stuff, go check it out. I love falling asleep to stuff like that on YouTube and TikTok and Instagram and Facebook and reels and all these different things. So if that is your forte definitely go check that out. Today's episode is called before and after movie titles, can you name these two movie titles that are mashed together from the two descriptions provided? These were written by Jim fields, the askin Nebraska, my buddy, right there in the middle of America. If you live anywhere near Nebraska, go look up the asking Nebraska on Facebook and click the link in the show notes here to be taken right to Jim's Facebook page. We're going to jump into those ten or 11 questions right now. Here we go. Before and after, question number one. Tom Hardy takes over for Mel Gibson and James Dalton tells people to be nice in a bar. Number one, Tom Hardy takes over for Mel Gibson and James Dalton tells people to be nice in a bar. Number two, one man gets watched by the world, and we see more of a save by the bell star than we had before. Two, one man gets watched by the world and we see more of a save by the bell star than we had before. Two. Three, a young man learns his girlfriend's family performs lobotomies and Dustin Hoffman saves the world from a virus. Three. A young man learns his girlfriend's family, performs lobotomies, and Dustin Hoffman saves the world from a virus. Number four, 1970 twos best picture and Steve Martin struggles with letting his daughter go. Four 1970 twos best picture and Steve Martin struggles with letting his daughter go. Number four. Number 5 a maid falls in love with a monster and Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson work for a circus. 5 maid falls in love with a monster and Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson work for a circus. 6 toothless and hiccups, third movie. And Brad Pitt battles zombies. 6 toothless and hiccups, third movie, and Brad Pitt battles zombies. 7 Jack sparrow's third voyage and Arnold Schwarzenegger battles the devil. Number 7 Jack sparrow's third voyage and Arnold Schwarzenegger battles the devil. Number 8, 2016s fake best picture in Will Ferrell's journey with dinosaurs number 8, 2016s fake best picture and Will Ferrell's journey with dinosaurs. Number 9, we learn that tigers hate cinnamon and Sylvester Stallone shows that even arm wrestling can be an action movie. Number 9, we learn that tigers hate cinnamon, and Sylvester Stallone shows that even arm wrestling can be an action movie.
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on Thanksgiving Dinner
"Those have been flying off the shelves at my house and I've shipped, oh man, about 70 of them at this point. So if that is something you want to support the show with, that would be great. Ten bucks for the physical copy, a couple bucks for shipping, so about 12 bucks, 13 bucks for that. If you want the digital download, you can print them off at home. That's only 7 bucks. Both of those options are on Etsy at any time. And if you sign up for my Patreon page before December 1st, you can get that book for freezies. Every Patreon subscriber will get that before December 1st. All right, we're gonna jump into this episode on Thanksgiving dinner right now. Here we go. All right, this is Thanksgiving dinner. Number one, what substance found in Turkey makes eaters sleepy after a large meal. Number one, what substance found in Turkey makes
A highlight from 10 Trivia Questions on Disney IMDB
"Much for checking out my show and thanks for donating on Patreon every single month at Patreon dot com slash trivia with buds or up to 50 something patrons and all of those patrons who I have mailing addresses for have now been mailed a copy of my brand new first ever puzzle book, pop culture puzzles, volume one, 23 brand new quizzes. You've never heard anywhere else on the podcast or my live nights or on virtual trivia nights. I made them just for the book. And there's a great picture of me as Bob Ross on the cover, drawn by the great artist Brian ward on Instagram, who does all my character work. He's working on a new one for January for me as we speak, and I'll just tell you it's very sweet, very sweet. That's your thing, okay? We are going to have those books available on Etsy two, the link is in the show notes. It's Etsy dot com slash shop slash trivia with buds. You can get mugs over there, pins, sweatshirts, t-shirts, and, of course, the brand new book. $7 for the PDF of the digital download. You could print it off at home. If you have a nice printer and you want to do that and save a few bucks, you can print out extra copies. Maybe you have a holiday party coming up and you want to do some trivia games with your Friends and your family. This is what you could do. You could buy the digital download. You could print out ten copies of each puzzle and maybe do the first three puzzles and do like a three round trivia game at home. Everybody writes down their answers and then flips them over when they're done and whoever gets them done first and has the most correct gets points. You can make up your own trivia night with this book. Which is my whole intention with it. I want you to use it. However, you see fit. Maybe you're a trivia host, and you just want some new content for your own trivia night. You could take everything from this book, do whatever you want with it. So check that out. If you need a physical copy of the book, it's ten bucks, plus $2 shipping. That's all on Etsy dot com slash shop slash trivia with buds. Here's some quick preview trivia from the weakest link before we get into our game. Here's question number one. What actress would you associate with the film steel magnolias nor moray and Forrest Gump? The answer is. Sally Field. Sally Field. Next question, what decade did the United Nations officially come into existence? That was the 19 40s, 1940s. And the third question here in the board game, what clue character shares his surname with the name of a fruit? The answer there is professor plum played by Christopher Lloyd in the hit 1985 movie, one of my favorites. I never shut up about it. All right, this is around about movies. It's about Disney movies in Disney things. All trivia picked from IMDb facts and Luke McKay. We're going to jump into these right now. Here we go. All right, it's Disney IMDb trivia Internet movie database. Let's see if you can guess these movies from these little factoids. Number one figaro was Walt Disney's favorite character. Number one figaro was Walt Disney's favorite character.
Things I'd Wish I'd Known When My Kids Started College
"Things. I wish i known when my kids started college like how their meal plans. Don't include ten dollar la taes three years ago when my kids started college. I could've used some guidance. Decent advice wisdom. I went on college tours asking. What are your dorms. Emergency exit plans. I should've asked how many essential oil marketers within a fifteen mile radius. Hold a communications degree from your university. What did i know. I was worried. Said to be losing my babies and wondering how in the name of god they survive without homemade smoothies would my make good choices. Texts be as effective without the appropriate facial expressions. I should have focused on the upside vodka. Bottles would soon return to the oven where they belong. I could keep my journal out in the open rather than hidden in the closet near the vibrators. Real changes happen for empty nesters and our kids during college years. Not all of them bad. Here's what i wish. I knew it will take one year to go from crying when they leave to crying when they come home six months. If you enjoy the kind of privacy you haven't had since clinton was in office. Prepare a speech for when they call to say we've been seeing each other exclusively for eight weeks. Should i still use a condom. That kid who is said to leave home will soon be wondering why you do things like visit and stay overnight. Go ahead and share opinions about what they wear an instagram pictures. I dare you. Are we supposed to quickly pivot from casting out trans fats and other sources of evil to serene acceptance that their diet now includes edibles. Yes yes we are so steel an edible. When you visit. You're paying for it. Your boys will bring home girls who start sentences with as a capricorn. But stay supportive or though blame you for the inevitable. Break-up relax with the anti-capitalist you don't need to be investment bankers bullshit. You'll have to pay their rent when they eventually decide work as oppressive. It will take years before they stop asking questions about. Laundry and ironing
How Can You Escape Binary Thinking?
"I want to be less of a binary thinker and. I wonder if you can help me. Stephen you know they're two kinds of people couldn't resist. Here's my problem. I'm not sure whether this is me personally. Whether this is the human condition or whether it's the human condition in the modern era you know society and politics and media being what they are in this early twenty first century. I guess it is. But i feel that the confidence of all these forces constantly hurting me into yes or no blacker way all or nothing choices. You can't belong to political movement x. Unless you subscribe to all twenty of its tenants and precisely zero of the other movements twenty tents for example now my brain and even my soul no that the world should not work that way that there's so much more nuance than variation to how life should unfold. But it's hard to not veer toward binary thinking. So how can i and everyone get better at that. Well you're not alone. It salient with politics. These days especially in the united states that you're you know all the way onside although the end of its don't seem to be a lot of people in the middle ground not a lot of room or permission even to be a moderate but it's actually much more fundamental cognitive scientists have been documenting just how systematic the distortion is when we try to summarize evidence and we binary is we create categories of what is effectively data. That's so interesting. Can you give an example. There was a study in science and the title of this paper is the binary bias. Oh it's a thing. Yeah plus a little ration- binary bias a systematic distortion in the integration of information and these scientists run variety of paradigm. that essentially. Say that when people are looking at data and visualizations of data center that they tend to be biased toward this extremity. That's in their own minds. But it's not really in data so we tend to make categories of continuous data and there are other studies documenting this tendency when i thought about this without being a scientist to studies directly. I thought there must be a functional
The Grim Sleeper Serial Killer
"From at least as early as nineteen eighty five to at least as recently as two thousand seven a serial killer lonnie david franklin junior eventually dubbed the grim sleeper roam the streets of south central los angeles where he was born and raised targeting young and particularly vulnerable. Women this killer kidnapped raped beat typically shot his victims with a small twenty five caliber semiautomatic pistol often carried in his shirt pocket. He obsessively took photos of his victims. Both dead and alive both clothed and nude often sexually explicit positions saving them as trophies and keeping them carefully tucked away in the garage behind his home where he worked his youngest victim just fifteen years old not apprehended until two thousand ten. The grim sleeper roam the streets of south central for a quarter of a century incredible. He got away considering how careless he was this murders rather than carefully hiding the remains of victims in some heavily wooded body disposal site. He typically just toss him out of his old pinto an into some urban alley. The bodies are often discovered the next morning after he killed him and he almost always shot his victims. Water were still sitting inside his car. He left so much evidence he took photos of the victim shared them with any of his friends who wanted to see him not the best way to not get caught but no one tipped police off to him and he wasn't caught for so so long. Why how nhi no human involved and h. I was a term thrown around by some lapd officers originally investigating the murders in the mid eighties when the killings began and it was used because the victims were often sex workers or all assumed to be turning tricks on side at least an all or at least nearly all of them addicted to crack cocaine and there were black. The term crackhead was thrown around a lot and hooker. It was like the victims weren't seen as humans reviewed less than human. They were black. Crackhead hookers so who cares. Nhi no human involved so no real investigative priority given but this is not going to be some lapd blame game some apathy from the lapd only partially explains why lonnie was able to keep killing for so long.
What Are Shadow Governments?
"Is a shadow government we can and do have shadow governments working very hard behind the scenes we can use the definition of shadow to also partly define a shadow government. Well according to this belief the officially elected government is subservient to the shadow government. Which is the true executive power in the tampa bay times april twenty eighth nineteen ninety three an article entitled light is cast on shadow government by thomas churchill done he says the phrase the shadow government was actually coined by an imaginative editorial writer for the tampa tribune. This unknown wordsmith figured readers would be intrigued by ominous talk of sinister conspiracy at work. A mysterious shadow government spinning. It's evil web over an unsuspecting citizenry. Well whether or not you want to see a shadow government happening you have to admit that it might be true an op. Ed news dot com piece on august. Second twenty twenty one entitled trump's shadow cabinet is part of the ongoing coup. It says here. Even though the number of dying trump followers increases daily his coup rolls on now and the trump shuttle universe. he's created a shadow government for his shadow fans. It's not as wacky and idea as it seems suggests trump's solidifying his control over the gop going toward twenty twenty two and twenty twenty four. Well here's another one from the detroit. Free press on march seventh two thousand and two way back when i found this of interest about a shadow government it says here a shadow government. A government not elected by the voters. Holy outside the purview of the. Us constitution all members appointed to their posts by george w bush with no say by the us.
When Is It OK to Tell a Lie?
"How many times a day do you tell a lie. And when and why is it okay to lie and maybe the answer to both questions is never but i think that would put you well outside the normal range of humans. I would like to say that. I go days if not weeks or months without a single lie. Wow i said i would like to say that you like to say that i would like to be six five right okay. I do think though stephen that if we define a lie as intentional deception then i definitely go days without lying. I'm not saying that every day without lying. I just ballpark. This and say that my average allying rate is point. Five lies per day okay. So you're ale. Our average lying rate is point five daily. How do you think that compares to the rest of humankind. I would imagine. I'm guessing this in part because i'm pretty familiar with dan. The psychologist and his research on lying and he says that most people lie a little not many people. I love most people i little and by the way. We're not talking about a lie. Every other day that includes white lies so give me an example of your medium lie for example if somebody asked me to review an article for scientific journal and i click no i decline and then the next green says why are you not able to review this article and the default response is. I don't have expertise ages. Press next. I don't think like oh god i should probably be honest. Which is to say that this terminals terrible are you. Kidding would never review for this journal
Who Was Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp?
"This week. We're going to talk about todd. Cole hep which i know you said you were not familiar with correct This he is a infamous case Murdered several people. He actually got caught because kind of similar to discuss. Couple of weeks at one of his victims ended up being rescued. And then it was a whole can of worms that was open and he got caught. So todd call hep. He grew up in south carolina in a very very dysfunctional home. I mean broken family. He was abused by his father. He was abused by his grandfather. As a child he was constantly moving from one place to another which created instability in his life. And it was kind of this storm of poor factors in his life that created this soup to create a monster essentially by like okay if you come from a broken family. That doesn't mean you're this crazy murderer if you move around constantly that that's not gonna make you a psychopath right it. But being abused by the male figures in his life adding with all of these things coming from dysfunctional household. They all added up to make this to make him into what he is. So you can look at it as we always look at the nature versus nurture right. This is a little bit more of a nurture situation. Because he was just hitting left and right with these bad circumstances he was not he was not taking care of the way he needed to be taken care of and created this everything that he was late. I mean to me. That's like the greatest debate and forever like in the world. I i really think so.
What is Group-Think?
"What is group. Think i hear a lot of people asking what exactly that is on social media and all over the place people are wondering we will go to the dictionary for a rough definition before we get deep into what group inc really is. Well the merriam webster. Online dictionary defined group think as a pattern of thought characterized by self-deception forced manufacturing of consent and conformity to group values and ethics. Well that gives us kind of a definition but we want more. If the definition isn't enough i can always direct individuals to the book. Nineteen eighty four by george orwell for a perfect example but not everybody has a time or energy to sit and read nineteen eighty-four a book that was written with complete clarity and realism in nineteen forty eight. How did george orwell know that we would be facing a time in the future when group think would be a real concern. Well because groupthink has been around forever well really a long time and the united states since about nineteen thirty and last week's episode. I mentioned that people are tribal and love to be in groups and that's so true people of all races nationalities experiences and different environments. Feel at home with their like minded counterparts. There is no doubt and by the way. There's nothing wrong with that. There are the obvious groups such as demographics due to race color national origin these are groups that are instilled as reminders of cultural values and norms of that set of people. And that's a great thing. These groups have become more prevalent in the last decade or so. These groups have staying power because race isn't going anywhere. And how about the many many other groups there have been political groups republican democrat groups but also the green party the national socialist democratic party. And so much
The Inspiring Story of Margaret E. Knight
"So margaret louise night. She was a prolific american inventor of machines and mechanisms for a variety of industrial everyday purposes. Margaret was nicknamed maddie mit. She lived with her widowed mother and older brothers. Charlie and jim in a little house in york maine. she was born in eighteen. Thirty eight by the way so after her father passed away mattie had inherited his toolbox and she liked to think of things that could be made with these tools and she drew them in a little notebook that she labeled my inventions. Mattie demonstrated knack for tools and mentioned from an early age making toys kites sleds and household items in as little girl. She preferred to play with woodworking tools. Instead of dolls saying that quote the only thing she wanted whereas a jack knife gimblett and pieces of wood. She knew she wanted good for her so when she was eleven. Maddie's finley moved to manchester new hampshire to work in the textile mills there and so matty was going to continue going to school only going so far as a complete her elementary school education and she got to know the head engineer there while wandering around the grounds after school waiting for her family to be done with their like fourteen to eighteen hour shifts. Sure textile mills. Yeah including like her twelve year old brother and fourteen so at age twelve. She started working the mill herself and aloom ow function and injured a worker So it turns out that one of the leading causes of serious injuries at the mill that she had observed was the propensity of the steel-tipped flying shuttles so those were manipulated by workers to unite the left in the warp threads in their weaves. I'm so these shuttles would come free of their looms and they would like shoot off the machines high-velocity even at like the slightest employee error. So like there were people dying from this. There are people like you know basically like you're getting almost shot. Yeah basically tipped metal thing like flying off a machine you know so it was really dangerous and so matty what she did. She created a guard. That would stop the shuttle from coming off of the machine if it malfunctioned. So like the exact details of this device have kind of been lost to history but mentions of it came out throughout published stories of her work and her Mentions articles that will get into so again because this was the mid nineteenth century. And why would anybody document what they actually did anyway. So workman who installed these types of guards all the looms and all the males in manchester. So this sounds like a big deal. She clearly didn't make any money for sure. You know maybe save some lives so after she turned eighteen. Mattie left manchester for better opportunities She worked in several different factories on new england along with other short-term technical jobs too so that she could keep
I Got Egged, For Sure
"I got egged for sure if you leave out any gradient years. Zucchini bread won't rise to the occasion. Sometimes things don't go the way you want them to. What happens when you're entirely in the wrong. No ifs ands or buts about it. Well for life's little peccadilloes. There's always someone to meet out the proper punishment and they won't taste so good another lifetime ago. A colleague and i were in charge of designing the food section of a metro daily. The newspapers food editor selected the recipes. And did the test cooking and baking and wrote stories about the bounty. She discovered someone else. Took enticing photos. My friend and i had to make sure the recipes stories and photos were put together in an attractive package and then printed. Once a week. I learned a valuable lesson one day about paying attention to details my friends in the news. Business new this heck. Even my nana's quilting circle was familiar with the drill. Turns out that. I found out the hard way that cutting corners when it comes to recipes at least is pretty much a cardinal sin and the cooking community every little old lady in dallas county and beyond apparently gets up with the sun every thursday to snag their copy of the dallas morning news. Why well the food section of course then. They hunt recipes and coupons and pick up provision at the store to make those recipes that very same day. Yeah even in the digital age quite a few folks still get their paper thrown daily in the driveway. Any clue what happens when you make zucchini bread without eggs you end up with the equivalent of zucchini rocks along with quite a bit of egg on your metaphorical
Why Do We Forget so Much of What Weve Read?
"I've been thinking about a conversation that we had about a tree grows in brooklyn. Do you recall this conversation. Do you said you loved. That book loved loved. Loved it. but you couldn't remember single thing about it. Yes so. I thought you might have forgotten the conversation about how i had forgotten but anyway my point is that it's a really interesting thing that people can read books that they absolutely love so much that they're like evangelical trying to get everyone to read this book and then when you ask that person oh well what's it about. There's this long pause because like me. They have no idea at all who the protagonists were the plot. Was it a tragedy. They just have this residue of emotion. That says i loved the experience of the book and it makes me think of that actually. I don't think he's actually my angelou quote. People may forget what you said but they'll never forget how you made them feel. I don't think my said that. But i do think it's an interesting question whether we may forget what is in a book but we don't forget how it made us feel. What do you think. There's a nice thought on this topic that resonated with me. pamela paul. who's the editor of the new york times book review. She says when. I'm reading a book that i even really like. I remember the physical object. The addition the cover says. I usually remember where i bought it. Or who gave it to me. Which to me is really lovely and important information. What i don't remember she rates. Is everything else. So what's in the. I don't think that this is uncommon. You have those kind of connections to books. I do sometimes remember the cover. Or even whether i took out like outside papery part it gets in the way so i often remember. Did i take the cover off of this one or did i not. I find that my memory does hang onto some things. Which honestly i find to be. Not that useful. Mostly i remember how i felt. I remember whether i liked it. Or whether i didn't like it. Maybe that's what i want to remember. Like when i'm reading it i want to know whether i'm going to want to look fondly back at this or recommended to stephen. It could just be functional.
The History of the Solar Eclipse
"Today i'm going to give you the solar eclipse of the heart. I see what you did there. So i was. I was just curious. I'm like i wonder how ancient people would react. When all of a sudden the sun went out what would you do. It depends on where you are right. Because i got to imagine that philosophers and yield china were like oh look a thing is happening whereas the britons were wondering how they offended god what a pigeon on it put a pitch on it. You're not completely wrong but actually get some really interesting stories from around the globe. So as the earth and moon sweep through space in their annual journey around the sun the three bodies sometimes a line in such a way that the earth passes into the shadow of the moon sure observers ben witness a son that has gradually covered and uncovered by the moon's disk. And it's kind of a neat event. We had one here in wyoming. What like four or five years ago that everyone came up for and made the entire state like triple in size house. Twenty seventeen and we're gonna talk about it a little bit in the patriots. No even cooler so But until astronomers were able to explain this phenomenon a solar eclipse could be terrifying bent in many cultures throughout human history. The sun was seen as an entity of supreme importance crucial to their very existence. I mean not wrong. Yup it was regularly worshipped as a god. A moon raw to the egyptians and heels to the greeks or as a goddess such as much route sue for the japanese in sulphur many baltic cultures so the sun is a big thing is literally big thing so one reason. The sun served as a god or goddess in so many cultures was. It's awesome power. I mean just stare at it it will damage your is also what the patriots story is kind of about. Oh even cooler and for me it. Just it burns me and causes blisters all over my skin. Because i'm so pale white. I go from drywall to lobster in the blink of an eye. Oh it's quite terrible so the idea that the sun could be temporarily extinguished in total eclipse inspired a number of imaginative explanations most involved some sort of evil entity trying to devour the sun Such missing debatably arose from the fact that during the early stages of solar eclipse the sun appears to have a bite taken out of it. It does go a little pacman. That i'm It tastes like fire.
Giant Tortoises Eat Baby Birds
"Scientists have just published the first piece of video evidence that proves the giant tortoises are fucking murder. Machines cool yeah. They have a list they do. Yeah checking one item fair. It's true the bird. They are from east africa. Shows one of these big boys hunting killing and eating a baby. But that's very exciting to watch telling fish swim in school tomorrow. You really cool evolution right. What murder but once you get good enough at evolving you just murder humans apex. Swear not late. that's an apex. Turtle it off so you said it was a baby bird though. It was a walk up to a nest. And just like oh. This looks lucia. Yes so the bird fell out of a tree. Oh of all and then fell onto the ground and then the tortoise walks up to it and just fucking start snapping at and the bird also to its credit starts pecking tortoise. The tortoise bats. Well okay. here's the thing a biologist who watched it spent a lot of time in his right up trying to convince us that it was actually a fair fight. Tortoise tortoises the size of the advantage of size the bird try to defend itself by pecking at the reptiles is. which is. it's only weak spot. Who's actually a fair fight. Is that a fair fight. Or one creature has one weak spot in one's a baby and one's probably a hundred and twenty years old. Yeah it's also got age it's aged. Yeah okay so who won though the tour okay. He's wearing armor. Yeah that's what i'm saying though. But he was. The bird was had open access to the is. That's the weak point of the eternal but deter had open access to the birds is like smacking guy in the nuts is a fair fight. That is a fair fight. Not
Lady Diana: Fairy Tale or Horror Story?
"Diana princess of wales oftentimes called the people's princess born into a wealthy aristocratic family with strong royal ties. Dina grew up assuming her future would be pretty damn bright of course. She assumed that she was raised. Essentially to be married someone with royal blood to be married to a high born man of means. But you couldn't have known or assumed dreamt. Maybe that you would actually marry the prince of england heir to the british throne and become the british commonwealth princess. That's exactly what happened. She i caught. Prince charles is is a teenager when he was of all things. Dating her older sister would appear to be a sweet and dreamlike. Royal romance would begin later when that would capture the world's attention then it seemed to have it all to be living a fairy tale. A little prince the off romanticized prince charming had picked her her foot at fit the fabled glass slipper and she looked like a fairytale princess. She was young elegant fashionable beautiful. And now she wasn't actual princess but fairy tales. Don't often actually really come true do they. Yes dan i was becoming a princess but she was not becoming the happy bride of a devoted in love struck prince charming their fairytale romance was fake from the beginning a show put on for the cameras to uphold the all important picture perfect and profitable image of the british royal family beneath the facade of their romance behind the beautiful clothes and jewels. Extravagant wealth was a woman who is sick and suffering. Diana wet a man whose heart and bed already belonged someone else someone. The king and queen had deemed unsuitable wife for the prince. Diana's happy heavily publicized honeymoon was spent largely in tears. She married a man who she didn't really love because you didn't really know him a man who wished he was married to someone else and now diana worked hard to hide her true feelings from the media frenzy that surrounded her. She'd sacrificed any hope for a private life. Once she'd said yes to prince charles's marriage proposal. The british media and paparazzi would now watch her every move the rest of her life often waiting for her to make a mistake looking for suspected chinks in the royal family's armor diana herself said towards the end of her life after her marriage had ended. I seem to be on the front of a newspaper every single day which is an isolating experience and the higher. The media puts you places you. The bigger the drop
My Husband Told Me To Quit Undressing In Front of the Window
"My husband told me to quit undressing in front of the window. There's no place like home when you stayed in a motel. You're standing naked in front of the window again. My husband said then. He closed the blinds. You're probably thinking if you know me at all that this doesn't sound like me to be standing naked in front of a window and you're right at sixty eight years old. I don't gyrate nude for all the world to see. But i had a perfectly valid reason for dressing with the blinds open. The motel room was dark as a cave. Maybe my vision is failing. But i don't think so. I can still read the fine print and the eye doctor confirmed last week that my eyes were doing great her words but i have spent huge amounts of time in motel rooms recently and they are dark. I begin turning on lamps as soon as i swipe my keycard and crossed the threshold. And i don't stop until i reached the air conditioner control panel on the opposite side of the room by this time. Six twenty watt lamps glow dimly because six dim lamps only succeeded in throwing faint shadows across the room. I thrust aside the curtains push back the blinds and let the light poor in the view from the motel window is never much a parking lot or maybe a retaining wall one time. We overlooked a construction site but at least sunlight can seep through illuminating the room. Enough for me to tell if i've grabbed my black jeans or my blue ones are first motel. Stint of the summer was in minnesota. Because we went to visit kids and grandkids. We even took some grandkids from georgia with us so they can visit their cousins. For three days. I accuse the georgia grandkids of accidentally packing my swim bottoms in their luggage.
Whats the Best Advice You've Ever Received?
"I wonder what the very best piece of advice you've ever received was. Oh that's so easy. I can't believe very asking me that influence now. I really want to know the best advice i've ever received was approximately one point five years ago when an angel from heaven visited me and said stephen life is short. And if you know what's good for you you will ask angela duckworth to make a podcast with it. Most of the questions. That was not the best piece of advice you've ever received. I think it was an angel from heaven. It might actually just been our executive producer. Okay you will have to tell me the second best piece of advice i ever received then. The advice that comes to mind is something that happened. When i was quite young i was maybe eleven. Twelve years old. I grew up in upstate. New york kind of middle of nowhere and our dad had died when i was about ten and so it was rural but people really did look each other. There came to emerge a pattern. Where men who were not my father would contact my mom and say hey. Would you like me to take little stevie out for an adventure of some kind and it was almost always fishing. That's what people did so there was this one guy. His name was bernie dusk quits. He was the barber in the town and bernie took me out on a boat in this lake. One day we were trying to catch you know the big fish and we were getting nothing. We're getting no bites and this went on for like an hour. To and i was bored but i was also very polite and obedience. I didn't say like this sucks. Onboard just sat there kept fishing then it started to rain. Really hard and bernie does quits drove the boat in towards the shore under some trees to be protected from the rain and all the sudden we started catching all these fish. But they're little fish too little to keep. But i was having a blast. Then the sun comes out and bernie dusk quits pulls up anchor and drives right back out into the middle and even though i was kind of quiet and shy and obedient. I said hey what are we doing. This is the best fishing spa ever and he said these are just little fish. We don't wanna keep catching them. It's not really worth the time. Let's go catch real fish so we went back out. We never caught a real fish. We literally sat there for another two hours. Catching nothing but the lesson. I took away after much. Rumination was that sometimes it is really a good idea to go for the big fish to not be satisfied with the little easy target in front of you. Even if you spend a lot of your time pursuing the big goal and it doesn't work out and that's something that i don't know for some reason that day stuck with me long enough that i was able to process it and as an adult think about that all the time. It's one of the reasons. I really fell in love with economics. One of the central tenets of economics is opportunity. Cost right if you spend all your time catching the little fish. You won't have time or developed the technique or the patients to ever catch the big ones. I think it's the best single piece of advice that's ever been sent my way.
Gun That Killed Billy the Kid Sells for $6 Million
The Lost Archives of Sadie Alexander
"There was a single piece of writing the change the way we think about economic history and completely changed the life of professor nina banks. It was an essay published in nineteen ninety one in the american economic review. It's called missed opportunity. Missed opportunity was about sadie alexander. The essay told the story of how sadie was the first black woman to receive a phd in economics in the us in nineteen twenty one but once you tried to get a job in the field. She was functionally shutout so city. Alexander went back to school and became an attorney a very important civil rights attorney. The thinking was that when she became a practicing attorney and she had a very distinguished and important career as an attorney that she had lost interest in economics. That was pretty much the end of the conversation and this essay argued that sadie. Alexander represented a huge missed opportunity for economics. Had things been different. There would have been this whole body of economic research that sadie would have contributed to the field especially when you consider the one major piece of research that she had done while still in economics. Her phd thesis for this thesis sadie. Alexander looked at the economic conditions of black families that were moving from the south to philadelphia as part of the great migration. It was a massive undertaking with tons of data intimate interviews with people about their finances. It was focused on this corner of the world. That other economists were ignoring and as nina banks. Read about all this in the essay. It's spoke to her personally. She also was a black woman and had also recently gotten her economics phd. I had done dissertation research. That was also focused on african american migrants from the south to a city in pennsylvania. to pittsburgh with. That was your does the research. You're doing very similar to city alexander's research. Isn't that crazy. It was a perfect match.
The History of the ICEE, the Coolest Drink in Town
"As summer rounds out. Let's cool down with the story of what was once. Hawked as the coolest in town talking about the icy david book recently shared a brief history of the frozen carbonated beverage over at tedium and shared a few things that i definitely wasn't expecting zoo. There are three different stories about how the icy began. But they all happened under the tutelage of omar nedlac while he was running a dairy queen in coffee ville. Kansas nedlac had grown up in kansas and after returning from serving in world war two owned an ice cream parlor of his own for awhile and dabbled in running hotels before ending up. Buying a dairy queen franchise location. Now here is where the stories differ. Either ned lick didn't have a soda fountain and therefore put bottled soda in the freezer. To keep it cool and sold it partially frozen. Something that is customers loved because the partial freezing created some kind of chemical change. That led to a pleasing slushy consistency. The other version of the story is that nedley did have a soda fountain but when it broke one day he threw some bottles of soda in the freezer and same thing customers were really into it. The final version. That sometimes gets told. Is that nedley regularly ran out of bottled soda during rushes and would put some in the freezer so that they could get cold faster and you know what happens next whichever version of the story is true and however the discovery i came about it was an instant hit customers loved these semi frozen sodas and would request them when they visited his dairy queen. So ned likud always had a predilection for machinery and tinkering decided he wanted to build a machine to create the slushy drinks on according to tedium. His first prototype was made out of an old ice cream machine and a cars air conditioning units and once. He had a successful proof of concept. He teamed up with the john. E mitchell company in dallas to perfect and scale up the
Totalitarian Society and the Freedoms We Have
"Know we here. In the united states are fortunate. This is after all the best country in the world. No doubt if that wasn't true. Would there be so many people wanting to immigrate to this country our freedoms that we all take for granted are not freely given and some other countries. It's a sad truth. But what if there was a shift and our government system. What if we had a total change and our rights freedoms and liberties. Just what if what if we suddenly found that we couldn't have some of our basic freedoms to what we want to do. Go where we want to go. This does happen and parts of the world. Know this foreshore. Our freedoms are not the same in any other country. We are truly unique and extremely lucky. We know here. In the united states we have constitutional rights that allow us personal freedoms and liberties. And that's great. We count on those freedoms and liberties that were written about so many years ago. The constitution protects us. And that's what makes america so great. We trust our society culture and our government. We grew up with because it's never failed us in the past right. Some of these are new situations that we must deal with daily as new laws regulations mandates within our own government happen. Yes some americans fail to notice. We have some far extreme regulations and our government says it's for our own good if we complain but we in america love our freedom making choices and we've gotten used to the freedoms we have after all we have a long history of freedom and liberty and so we find individuals talking about and pointing to george orwell's book nineteen eighty-four when referencing any new change in our regulations or government system.
Do We Buy Things We Never Use?
"So angela. I have a habit. And i suspect many other people do as well of acquiring often buy purchase. What i've come to think of as aspirational objects which is to say. I will buy stuff that i think i want. Or maybe more accurately that. I would like to want but which in fact i'll never actually use so one tiny example at home. We probably have six hundred boxes of keen wa in our cupboard seen wa as far as i know we've never actually eaten keen wa at home high protein grain. It's not actually a green per se it's close to a grain. Oh is the lagoon. No it's neither to seed. I believe but that's beside the point also similarly. I have over my lifetime bought. Hundreds perhaps thousands of books that i've never read or at least not more than a few pages of i know many people who have bought closets and basi- full of exercise equipment and golf equipment and nutritional supplements in hair oil. So my question is are such acquisitions. Nothing but a waste of time and energy or is there an upside in such aspirational thinking. Even if the thought rarely translates into deed so aspirational consumerism. I mean that's a bit of national behavior. And especially the repeated part right. I can understand buying the first back of keen wa not using it and then you know whatever money down the drain but the second bag of king juan even the third now. That's that's that's interesting. And i should say just to draw the fuller picture. I do like to keep things tidy. I will go through our cupboards at home and know purge them. You'll marie condo. Yeah i'll purge so every. Let's say six months i'll throw away or donate eight boxes of keen wa her and literally eleven but then over the next few weeks you'll buy more okay so of course when you buy that next box keen wa. You don't think let me buy another box of keen wa that i can six months from donate. You're actually thinking at that moment that you're going to make the keen wa right. Oh yeah because for every box of keen wa that i've bought there have been approximately one trillion articles written about the benefits of and. I've read them all by the way it's quite good. Okay how do you know major kean. I've eaten it out but you know when you're cooking at home it's more of an investment when you're out and you say oh kean mutt. Sure all i have to do is say the word and it's going to be brought to me well here in. I think maybe is the solution to this. Least a clue. So what is it that keen wa and books and exercise equipment having common self-improvement and effort. So i think the difference between keen wall on the menu and keeping your covered is and by the ways even just have to boil it not that much effort. I know it's not a big investment but it's a big investment for the payoff for the while payoff which is small in your view.
Who Decides Which Sports Are in the Olympics?
"So the delayed twenty twenty tokyo olympics happened the other week complete with thirty three sports and three hundred thirty nine events including four new sports and to discontinued sports. Brought back from the dead. That's the funny thing about the olympic games. The games themselves change almost every time in terms of new events. You might have seen the karate skateboarding sport climbing or serving you might have. I didn't what i saw. The olympics was mostly clips on my favorite memes site. The resurrected sports were baseball and softball. Last seen at the two thousand eight beijing olympics the international olympic committee had decided to make a commitment to the youth by bringing sports to them in urban environments. A pretty new point of view for the i. O. c. as well as to increase engagement for youth fans who are passionate about different sports from all over the world or dispassionate about sports as a whole these sports are also not coincidentally quite popular in japan so who decides what stays in. What goes that would be the aforementioned international olympic committee they oversee all aspects of the olympic. Games they run in it in the common parlance of the associations. Ninety nine members many are former athletes or current leaders in athletics from all over the world bonus fact one of the founders of buffalo wild wings was a lifelong figure skater who served on the ioc for a time. The ios's executive board proposes which sports will be included and the rest of the votes on them. A sport must cut certain muster to sway. Those voters there are five factors split into a further thirty five criteria. Such as. How long has the sport existed. How popular is the sport in the host country. How much would it cost to hold and broadcast the event and how much value the sport would be to the olympic legacy.
What Is the Tapeworm Diet?
"The tape firm diet. Oh don't be real. Oh yeah see. The tapeworm diet works by swallowing a pill that has a tapeworm egg inci when the egg eventually hatches the tapeworm will grow inside your body and eat. Whatever you're eating the idea is you can eat whatever you want and still lose weight because the tapeworm is eating your quote extra calories. No no mall of that hasty lights. Yeah there's a few different times of tapeworms but it's the beef tapeworm or the tena saginaw data. oh good. it is usually used for these sort of quick weight. Loss schemes envy late. Nineteen th and early. Twentieth centuries advertisements touted quote easy to swallow sanitized tapeworms as a weapon against fat quote the enemy. That is short your life. Oh god as one to add recently showcased by the national women's history museum's website reads where things. Yeah that's super gross. Did they also cover the tapeworms and radium so you could find them in the night. Ooh you have like cool little disco parties in your belly. The nineteen teens truly the peak of human. Nope now this is the yeah. The nineteenth and twentieth century. That's still that's still that's reason. Yeah no no good can possibly come from any of this. Don't give yourself tapeworms. i can't believe. I have to say that out loud. So capsule solden pass by snake oil huckster and online today likely contain the microscopic head of the tangent. Saga gotta when people would order from snake oil medicine. It would typically be the head of this gross little tapeworm and it would develop into a thirty foot long tapeworm in your body. Oh that's so gross and not okay. It's not little hooks on its head and it would grab onto your intestines and start growing no and technically this is a parasitic infection called tan tan isis. It's called having well. It does actually cause weight loss. I bet because you have a huge worm inside your intestine eating all your food.
Three Signs You Shouldn't Buy Whatever Someone is Selling
"Three signs. You shouldn't buy whatever someone is selling number one when they have king of the puddle syndrome. I'm basically an omni channel marketing ninja. Lucas told us. Once i optimize your seo you'll increase your sales by a thousand percent. I'm the best at what i do. You mean the best within a two mile radius. My intern muttered under her breath. Sending me an i role the marketing ninjas self-confidence was sky high but his pitch read on how do your metric compared to competitors i ask him other digital marketers had shown us track records of two to three point conversion rate increases. But lucas was baffled. It seems he didn't consider that there were others like him out there. But with more data driven sales pitches he stammered. Yep but What i do can't be summed up in a single number. It's complex because i look at the whole picture that's a little vague lucas and we hard lucas. The marketing ninja our investment would probably have vaporized thankfully his pitch fit a pattern that made it quick and easy to rule out. Still people often get fooled by others. Self-confidence it's hard to be the only person in the room thinking. I'll be the judge of that and if you're not a subject matter expert it can be even harder to spot baloney but when you're about to be bamboozled. There are a few ways to tell that self confidence is just camouflage for a lack of substance one. They exhibit king of the puddle syndrome. The only way to be the best at something when you are in fact not the best is to shrink your reference circle until you are the best in the circle. That's how millions of people can claim to be the most sought. After life coaches health experts marketing gurus or ad agencies they could be sought after by millions of clients or merely sought after in their own neighborhood
Who Are the Pennsylvania Dutch?
"Journey with me now to southeastern pennsylvania the area around present day york and lancaster for this topic voted on by supporters at patriot. Dot com slash. Your brain on facts where you can get swag and bonus content and you totally should and i couldn't think of an intro this week so my name's moxy and this is your brain on facts in the sixteen. Hundreds most of the people living in that region were the native americans. The all gone quinlan. Pay the susquehanna knock and others by seventeen hundred or so. All that changed as the dutch and english try to lay claim to the land on either side of the delaware river a century after that settlers from europe horrid into the area and claimed even moorland. Many of these new arrivals were german. Speaking and they brought with them a number of different religious traditions. Although many of them were staunch lutherans and protestants. There were also amish. Mennonite and anna baptist be venerated the saints of the roman catholic church and used prayers and liturgical blessings for everyday activities when it came to matters of healing they often included consecrated objects and invocations in tandem with herbal remedies. Sacred symbols were invoked for protection of the family but more on all that stuff later. These germans in pennsylvania became known as the pennsylvania dutch. They weren't dutch as the previous sentence. Should have indicated so why the name the most common explanation is that dutch was a corruption of deutsche which means german. But it's at least as likely that it had to do with what the word dutch meant. At that time in eighteenth and nineteenth century english dutch was used to refer to the whole broad germanic region encompassing modern day netherlands germany belgium austria and switzerland at the time the pennsylvania dutch left europe germany. As we think of it didn't actually exist. It was an amorphous. Mass of duchy's kingdoms and smaller states. Let me throw a surprise third contender into the ring. Pennsylvania dight day ch- being the language of the community in question
The Truth and The "Big Lie" - Know What You're Being Told
"What is the difference between the truth and a lie. We all know that right. Most of us were talked by our parents and teachers are friends and relatives to tell the truth when we are young and so for the most part. We did what we were told. But have you heard of quote unquote the big lie here. We have a definition in wikipedia of the big lie. The big lie is a gross distortion and misrepresentation of the truth used especially as a propaganda technique on the show truth over news. I found that the term the big lie was utilized in the book. Nineteen eighty-four an overarching strategy to turn the truth upside down. And if you haven't read the book. Nineteen eighty four by george orwell high recommend highly examples of this are wars peace freedom is slavery and ignorance is slavery controlling the flow of information would be a recent example of the big lie in hitler's book. Mein kampf my struggle. He originates the idea of the big lie quote. The most brilliant propagandist technique will yield no success unless one fundamental principle is born in mind constantly and with unflagging attention. It must confine itself to a few points and repeat them over and over persistent to the first and most important requirement in quote so we know from this book that for the big lie to work we need repetition and what happens over time hearing that big lie again and again we start to believe the lie to be the truth on the metro dot. Co dot uk website. I've found this about the big lie. The big lie is also termed the illusory truth effect. It is the idea that if you repeat something often enough people will slowly start to believe it's true. A new study has revealed that the illusory truth effect or the big lie is much stronger than we imagined because it turns out that. Even if a person has prior knowledge disproving ally. They're being told they'll still believe the lie. If it's repeated enough
The Time I Found a Rat in the BBQ
"Story. This week is from amy stromer. Who you'll find on medium dot com and here is the time i found a rat in the barbecue and scream so loudly. My dead grandma heard me after a steamy summer day in sonoma's county california the air cooled as evening approached. I looked up from the kitchen sink to gaze at the majestic redwoods that lined our property. Those trees mark the edge of our land and the beginning of our neighbors massive yard displaying a variety of fruit trees and gorgeous flowers. The beauty was contrasted by my grumbling. Swear words as. I washed a never ending supply of dishes. Why can't anyone else in this house. Do dishes broken arms allergic to water trying to make me crazy note to self. Check the security cameras for evidence that my family is plotting against me. I glanced at my watch and all my angry dishes thoughts disappeared because it was five o'clock and angelic humming entered my head. Five o'clock is a socially appropriate our to open a bottle of wine especially as a stay at home. Mom five o'clock also means dinner. Prep the menu featured stakes that night. Because hydration is vital to sustaining life. I carried my wine with me to start the barbecue. I opened the white french doors. And sauntered across the redwood dick to the built-in barbecue. I placed my glass on the gray flagstones counter to the right of the grill and swung open the lid. A primal scream erupted from my mouth. As i slammed the grill lid down. Oh my god. There is a rat in the barbecue.
Can You Escape a Drama Triangle?
"Angela. I recently came across. Something called the drama triangle. Also known as the karpin triangle. Since it was created by the psychiatrists stephen cartman. Can you explain the carpet triangle. And why it's worth knowing about. I find it more useful to refer to as the drama triangle. It is dramatic. And this is how i know about it stephen. It's not because psychologist. But because i run a little nonprofit called character as you know. And when i was a green leader i even in a small team had this phenomenon where one person would not like another person and then how do you make a point. The third point was me so disgruntled employee number. One would come to me. And say hey. I don't really like employee number. Two then i would say something that i thought was comforting to disgruntled employee number one but then employee number two an hour later comes into your office annoyed about employee number one this can go around and around and motions. Heighten didn't know this term drama triangle. Until i consulted a management coach. And you realize that you're in the middle of one. Yeah well i call up. This leadership coach named dustin peterson. And he says oh classic drama triangle. Little drawing like occurs you. Here's employee number one. Here's employee number two and what you never get all three people talking at the same time and you certainly never get any resolution. I also see that. The three points are assigned to particular roles which are usually called the persecutor rescuer and the victim all right. let's start with the first person who is the victim. The victim is being annoyed by the second person. Who is there persecutor. So let's say that you're the victim. Stephen always always the victim. And somebody else. I'll just see rebecca rebecca's persecuting you rebecca's annoying you cutting you off in conversation ignoring your emails. You're the victim. She's a persecutor. Can i just say for the record. Everything you're saying one hundred percent true. I'm glad it's finally coming out on the air because you know she's got this whole holier than thou fact checking thing going on related. Stevens said this wrong. Stevens said that wrong. So now you need a third person and that's me because you who are the victim. Get to complain to someone who gets put in the role of the rescuer. So victim runs to the rescuer starts complaining about the persecutor. What typically happens. Is i just kind of comfort. You disagree with you and i spoke your flames of indignation. Another day though. Maybe rebecca's the victim and you're the prosecutor roles can switch around. But i think the whole point of drama triangles is there's always victim persecutor and that creates the need for a rescuer because the victim is looking for comfort. And they don't want to go and talk to the prosecutor because why would they do that. They're annoyed that the person so they seek a third person to comfort them and then the cycle just perpetuates because the conflict the source of the disagreement or the miscommunication is never resolved because the persecutor and the victim never really actually talk.
Pizza Hut Space Delivery
"What do you tip for pizza delivery to lower orbit. I don't know but i'll bet it's astronomical. The commercialization of space recently took a turn for the tasty windpipe giant. Pizza hut delivered a six inch. Salami pie to the international space station. We completed the first. The fastest and the farthest pizza delivery ever so far pizza hut leads in the commercialization of space race. Pizza is competitive and no one knows that more than pizza hut what can separate any product from its competitor is the marketing and in two thousand one. Pizza hut became the first restaurant chain to deliver to space. That's a pretty good flex if you're a pizza if you're in the highly competitive world of pizzaria ing to be able to say that you shot a pizza into space. Your mood papa. John's so it actually started with pizza hut advertising marketing things. Outside of the box the pizza was delivered via the zvezda service module and launch from biking or in kazakhstan on a proton k rocket and the second stage of the rocket displayed a pizza hut logo of course and was part of the company's dramatic throwing money at pizza hut to shake things up to be more competitive. Because also if you remember pizza hut from what i remember from the eighties can go to the restaurant. It was a experience it was like. Oh we're getting a pizza hut and as obviously delivery pizza was the delivery was pizza. Maybe other kinds of food chinese food might be delivered or or or you know sushi might be delivered but people were just getting more delivery and sometimes going out less or when he came to restaurants were like well. I don't really think of pizza. Hut is a restaurant. I think pizzas being delivered. Yeah as somebody who is a former pizza delivery driver and maker and worker You know how do we compete. And even within the other pizza chains out there. Because we're not the only game in town. Yeah let's throw a million dollars one million dollars twenty years ago. Wow into pizza delivery and space