Morning Show Fun

by Mower on May 14, 2013

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun


Cool Spring Temps And Lake Winds Bring Glacier To Lake Mille Lacs, MN

Woman Removed From Flight For Singing Whitney Houston

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York was forced to land in Kansas City so that officials could remove a woman that was singing Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You” on a continuous loop. Footage filmed inside the aircraft showed that the woman continued to sing as security guards escorted her off of the plane. An airline spokesman told WBTV that the woman had tom make her own travel arrangements for the remainder of her trip, after the airline refused to let her board another flight (WBTV).

United Nations Encouraging People to Eat Insects

Most Americans would be disgusted by the idea of eating bugs, but it’s something two billion people around the world eat as part of their regular diet, and now the United Nations is saying it would be a good for more people to do it. A report out Monday (May 13th) from the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization said that eating insects — which are high in protein and low in fat — can help fight hunger, as well as combat global warming and pollution. Insects on average produce less greenhouse gas than larger animals and require a smaller amount of food compared to how much nutrition they provide. So are you ready to take the plunge but don’t know where to start? Although there are nearly 2,000 edible insect species, the U.N. suggested people try red ants, bees, caterpillars, crickets, grasshoppers, locusts wasps and certain types of water beetles.

More States Passing Laws Against Running Credit Checks on Job Seekers

One of the hurdles job seekers face is the possibility that their potential employer might run a credit check on them, which could a problem if they’ve had financial difficulties — perhaps because of the very fact that they are unemployed. Some states have taken action to prevent this, with nine passing laws banning employers from running credit checks on job applicants before making a hiring decision on the grounds that the checks discriminate against workers. Seven of those nine states have done so since 2010, as unemployment soared due to the Great Recession. Steve Burman, president of the New York nonprofit Credit Advocates, which helps people who have credit problems, even admitted to the New York Times that he runs credit checks for every hire, explaining that an employee dealing with bill collectors could be distracted, and that how financial problems are explained could give insight into an applicant’s character. But Daniel Garodnick and Amy Traub report in the New York Daily News that this practice can be discriminatory, citing the fact that African-American and Latino households are disproportionately likely to report poor credit. And beyond all the other issues — almost 25 percent of credit reports contain serious errors.

Champagne May Boost Memory

New research finds that sipping champagne may help boost your memory. To find this, researchers fed rats the human equivalent of 1.3-glasses of champagne per week for six weeks. They found that this group of rats performed twice as well on a maze test compared to non-drinkers. Study author Dr. David Vauzour explains that the bubbly drink helps boost spatial memory, which is vital for completeing complex tasks. Vauzor says this probably happens because champagne is loaded with phenolic compounds, which help protect brain proteins that would otherwise be damaged by aging.

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