Morning Show Fun

by Cooper on May 22, 2013

in Front Page News,Morning Show Fun

Survivor Finds Dog In Rubble

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Finds Her Dog Buried Alive Under Rubble … Barbara Garcia was talking about hiding in her bathroom when her dog popped out from some rubble. Her prayers were answered

Flying The Friendly Skies

A new Summer travel survey by Harris reveals that 58% of airline passengers would rather sit next to a crying baby than a smelly adult. Other findings:

- 39% of airline passengers would rather let a stranger sleep on their shoulder than pay for a carry-on bag

- 50% of airline passengers say airlines should allow passengers to use mobile phones during flights

Hipsters Drive Up The Price Of Cheap Beer

A recent study finds that low-cost beers are going up in popularity, and therefore cost, due to hipsters. Low-cost beers include Budweiser, Miller Light, and Coors Light and a study by Restaurant Sciences finds they’re all going up in cost due to the popularity of Pabst Blue Ribbon beer, in particular, with hipsters. Study writers say, “Traditionally lower-priced beers such as PBR have seen sizeable double-digit increases in both restaurants and bars and nightclubs.” (Fox News)

The New X-Box

At a press conference yesterday Microsoft unveiled its new Xbox which it calls Xbox One. Microsoft’s Don Mattrick says the new consol is “where all of your entertainment comes alive in one place.” The new consol features voice control powered by Kinect, “Snap Mode” which allows you to run two activities simultaneously. Kinect’s video-capturing capabilities have been updated, and even the Xbox controller received a slight make-over. Xbox One also has a new cloud-based feature that allows users to back up their digitals files of all kinds, and has a DVR function to record game play. (TechCrunch)


Coffee Reduces Risk Of Liver Disease

Researchers from the Mayo Clinic say coffee drinking can now be linked to reduced risk of an autoimmune liver disease. Study author Dr. Crain Lammert says the disease is primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and although rare, it ultimately leaves sufferers with liver failure and biliary cancer. To find this, researchers got a group of patients with PSC and primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) and a group of healthy patients and asked them about their coffee drinking habits. They found that coffee consumption was associated with reduced risk of PSC, but not PBC. (UPI)

NASA Awards $125K Grant for 3-D Food Printer

NASA has awarded a $125,000 grant to help in the development of 3-D food printers, with the space agency interested in using the technology in the future on long-range spaceships with years-long missions. However, mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who received the grant, hopes the printer will one day revolutionize food production across the globe, minimizing waste and potentially ending world hunger. Instead of ink, the printer will use oils and powders containing things like sugars, protein, complex carbohydrates to create food. An example from Contractor’s proposal explains how pizza would be made. The dough layer would be printed first, and then tomato powder, water, and oil mixed together while the printer’s base plate begins cooking the dough. The tomato mixture is then printed on top, and what’s called a “protein layer” is added to finish it off. Contractor told online digital news site Quartz that one of his primary motivations is the belief that food will become very much more expensive in the near future, and the average person will need a more affordable option. Along those lines, alternative food sources that could be used by the printer to create new food products including algae, grass, beet leaves and insects.

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