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Confirmed

A man’s memory is worse than a woman’s especially as they age.  A Mayo Clinic doctor said recently, “We see worse memory and worse brain volumes in men than women from the 40’s onward.” The study looked at 1,200 people between 30 and 95 years old.  Researchers found that memory started to decline for both sexes at age 40, but ... Read More »

St Pat’s Day by the numbers

Americans will spend $4.6 billion celebrating today.  The average St Patrick’s Day partier will part with $36.50. There is a 70% increase in cabbage shipments during St Patrick’s week. 13 million pints of Guiness will be consumed worldwide today. St Patrick’s Day ranks 4th in America among the most popular drinking days behind New Year’s Eve, Christmas and the 4th ... Read More »

Catch The Walking Dead?

As a fan of The Walking Dead, I’m familiar with the gory antics of “walkers.”  But last night’s episode was the most gruesome I can recall, especially the revolving door of death scene in which Noah is literally torn apart just inches away from his friend Glenn.  After the show, I watched Talking Dead and guests Steven Yeun (Glenn), Tyler ... Read More »

Rob lands a job

Fox News has hired the former Navy SEAL who shot and killed Osama Bin Laden as a contributor.  Former Team Six leader Rob O’Neill will give military expertise and analysis on several daytime and primetime programs.  The network said they are honored to have the American hero join their team, and that his military insight will be a major asset ... Read More »

Here comes powdered alcohol

The federal government has approved a powdered version of alcohol that can be added to water or a mixer.  It’s called Palcohol and comes in one ounce packets which equals one shot of alcohol.  Packets of vodka and rum will be the first varieties available.  Creator Mark Phillips hopes to have it for sale sometime this summer. Opponents of Palcohol ... Read More »

She laughs at my jokes

Men don’t want funny women… only ones who will laugh at their jokes.  The University of Miami asked 80 men and women how important it was to have a partner who could make them laugh.  The results showed men don’t want to date witty women, but instead find ones who laugh at their jokes.  However, women want a man who ... Read More »

Why a pickle?

Ever wonder why your deli sandwich always comes with a pickle on the side?  Here’s the deal.  When Jewish immigrants moved to New York City and started opening delis, they would serve pickles on the side as a palette cleanser.  Yep, the pickle wasn’t originally meant to be eaten with your sandwich!  The acidity of pickles help to clean your ... Read More »

Why your brain hates slowpokes

It’s one of life’s mysteries solved.  Experts say impatience evolved in humans to make sure we didn’t die from spending too much time on a single, unrewarding activity.  It gave us the impulse to act.  But they say the fast pace of our modern world has thrown our internal timer out of balance.  When things move slower than we expect, ... Read More »

Crown Room about to open

Reality TV star Lisa Vanderpump will make a special appearance on Saturday, March 21 at 10pm, hosting the official launch party for Crown Room at Budweiser Brew House in Ballpark Village.  Vanderpump will host and mingle with guests at the public opening of the new late-night lounge located on the second floor of the Brew House.  The 7,000-square-foot space will ... Read More »

So You Think You Can Dance

Auditions for the next season of So You Think You Can Dance will be held this Sunday, March 8th in Memphis, Tennessee.  There won’t be auditions in the STL, so, if you think you can dance, the Orpheum Theater at 203 S Main St in Memphis is the place to strut your stuff.  Sunday’s open call auditions will be for ... Read More »