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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 »

Drink coffee and live longer

Drinking three to five cups of coffee a day may lower the risk of having a heart attack.  Researchers found that people who drank three to five cups of java per day had a lower incidence of having calcium deposits in their coronary arteries than peeps who didn’t drink any coffee.  Calcium deposits in coronary arteries is an indicator of ... Read More »

Newest St L Walk of Fame Inductee

Christine Brewer will be on hand for her induction ceremony to the St Louis Walk of Fame on April 29 at 11:30am.  Her star will be located at 6134 Delmar in The Loop.  Christine was named one of the 20 greatest sopranos of all time by BBC Magazine in 2007.  She was born in Grand Tower, Illinois and began her ... Read More »

Guns N’ Roses working on new album

Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba said the band is focusing on getting their next album put together.  He said the band has a lot of new material which they are going through right now.  Ashba said they are going to do a lot of touring but the album will come first.  He didn’t release any details about the tour. Read More »

America’s most popular pooches

The American Kennel Club announced its annual popular dog breed list for 2014 and Labrador Retriever was top dog for the second year in a row.  Here’s the top ten. 1.  Labrador Retriever 2.  German Shepherd 3.  Golden Retriever 4.  Bulldog 5.  Beagle 6.  Yorkshire Terrier 7.  Poodle 8.  Boxer 9.  French Bulldog 10.  Rottweiler I’m not showing this list ... Read More »