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Lynda Fontaine- Radio Personality Co- host of popular radio station 98.5 WTFM..Adult Contemporary..soft rock genre. Co-host with the e

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . . 1.  A bird's sexual hormones are stimulated when it gets pet on its back, s...
11/01/2022

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . .

1. A bird's sexual hormones are stimulated when it gets pet on its back, so veterinarians advise you to only pet the head and feet of a bird in order to not sexually frustrate it.

2. The Rubik's Cube was originally called the Magic Cube when it came out in 1975. It was renamed in 1980 because they realized a more unique name would make it easier to patent around the world. So it was named after its inventor, Erno Rubik.

3. Your heaviest organ is your skin . . . it weighs about 20 pounds. Your intestines are second heaviest, at about seven-and-a-half pounds.

4. The name Pepsi comes from the word "dyspepsia," which means indigestion . . . since its original purpose was to help people with digestion issues.

5. The roles of Al and Peg Bundy on "Married with Children" were based on Sam Kinison and Roseanne Barr. Both of them were originally offered the parts, and they both turned them down.

Here are some random facts for Monday . . .1.  One study estimated that the average American child collects between 3,50...
10/31/2022

Here are some random facts for Monday . . .

1. One study estimated that the average American child collects between 3,500 and 7,000 calories of candy on Halloween.

A 100-pound child who consumed 7,000 calories would have to walk for 44 hours or play full-court basketball for 14.5 hours to burn those off. (If the over-under is 7,000 calories, where does your kid fall for COLLECTING and EATING?)

2. Trick-or-treating was also inspired by a tradition called "mumming" from the Middle Ages. People dressed up as ghosts and demons, and went door-to-door performing songs and scenes from plays in exchange for food and drinks.

3. Halloween originated in Ireland, and some of the customs there include: Eating 'barmbrack,' which is a traditional fruitcake . . . lighting bonfires . . . and setting off fireworks.

4. In Germany, it's tradition for people to hide their knives on Halloween night. The idea is to prevent returning spirits from getting injured.

5. Americans used to celebrate the holiday by sending Halloween cards. In the early 1900s, Halloween cards were about as popular as Christmas cards.

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .1.  More than five billion phones will be thrown away in 2022 . . . more than...
10/28/2022

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .

1. More than five billion phones will be thrown away in 2022 . . . more than enough to stretch all the way around the equator.

2. According to the Trader Joe's website, the reason the stores have a tropical theme and the employees wear Hawaiian shirts is, quote, "we're traders on the culinary seas, searching the world over for cool items to bring home to our customers." Huh.

3. The different apron colors at Starbucks mean different things. The standard one is the green apron. A black apron is given to long-time team members who have earned the coveted "Coffee Master" designation.

Red and orange aprons have been worn for various holidays.

The rarest apron is purple. These are for "Barista Champions," and only 26 employees are granted the honor each year.

4. The price of textbooks increases by an average of 12% with each new edition. And between 1977 and 2015, the cost of textbooks increased 1,041%.

5. The world record for the most LOST elections belongs to a guy in Canada named John Turmel, who's lost 100 elections and counting. He's lost for everything from city council to Canada's parliament.

10/26/2022

Time to eat all the chocolate! 🍫🦖

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . . 1.  Shake Shack got its name from an amusement park attraction spotted in...
10/26/2022

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . .

1. Shake Shack got its name from an amusement park attraction spotted in "Grease's" dance scene for "You're the One That I Want".

2. Colonel Sanders' first employee was a 16-year-old named Bill Samuels Jr., who worked as his chauffeur. Samuels went on to become the CEO of Maker's Mark bourbon . . . because his parents were the founders of the company.

3. Portland, Oregon has the most strip clubs per capita in the U.S. with one for every 11,300 or so residents. Tampa, Florida is second.

4. The average car on the road in America is now a record 12.2 years old.

5. Sissy Spacek was her high school's homecoming queen almost a decade before she was in "Carrie". And as far as we know, no one dumped blood on her in real life.

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . .1.  Jason Mraz has an avocado farm that's a supplier for Chipotle. 2.  Durin...
10/25/2022

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . .

1. Jason Mraz has an avocado farm that's a supplier for Chipotle.

2. During World War Two, Coca-Cola made a special clear version of Coke for the Soviet Union called White Coke. All because one of their top generals loved the stuff . . . but didn't want it to look like the American version, and wanted it to resemble vodka.

3. Trojan condoms and Water P*k are made by the same company: Church and Dwight. They also make Arm & Hammer, Aim toothpaste, Nair, and OxiClean.

4. If Facebook is still around and popular in 2130, there will be more dead people with profiles than living people. And if Facebook keeps on losing popularity like it has been, it could have more dead users than living ones in around 50 years.

5. When Sudoku became popular in 2006, pencil sales went up 700%.

Here are some random facts for Monday . . . 1.  "Pumpkin spice" may have first spread to non-pie foods in 1936 . . . whe...
10/24/2022

Here are some random facts for Monday . . .

1. "Pumpkin spice" may have first spread to non-pie foods in 1936 . . . when a recipe for "pumpkin spice cakes" appeared in the "Washington Post".

It was described as a "desirable dessert for a family dinner, and a healthful pick-me-up for children after school."

2. Only two American artists have made a music video for over $1 million in the past decade: Madonna's video for "Give Me All Your Luvin'" in 2012 cost $1.5 million, and Gwen Stefani's "Make Me Like You" in 2016 cost $4 million.

Britney Spears MAY have gone over $1 million for "Work [B-word]" in 2013 . . . but the exact spend is unknown.

3. Richard Johnson, the ninth vice president of the U.S., was in a relationship with a slave he inherited named Julia Chinn. It was illegal to marry a slave, but he openly acknowledged her as his common-law wife and they had two daughters.

4. There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy . . . approximately 3.04 trillion trees versus 100 to 400 billion stars.

5. The North Korean government owns a chain restaurant called Pyongyang that has locations in several other countries including China, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Malaysia. And it serves dog meat.

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .1.  75% of the world's food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal ...
10/21/2022

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .

1. 75% of the world's food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species. And of the 250,000 to 300,000 known edible plant species, only about 200 are used by humans.

2. The New Mexico state Senate passed a bill in the '90s that required psychologists to wear wizard's hats when they testified in court.

A state senator had tacked it onto another bill, but it was caught and taken out before the House of Representatives voted on it.

3. Norway is the only country that's ever made skateboarding illegal. It was banned there from 1978 through 1989.

4. When football first started, there was a 15-yard penalty if a player dropped a pass. And the other team got the ball if a pass hit the ground without being touched.

5. About $800 million worth of shopping carts are stolen from stores worldwide every year.

Tomorrow...In honor of my son Alex! Alexander means "Defender of the People", which I find appropriate since he has chos...
10/20/2022
National Alexander Day

Tomorrow...In honor of my son Alex! Alexander means "Defender of the People", which I find appropriate since he has chosen a life in the United States Air Force defending us all! Enjoy your name day Alex!

Happy National Alexander Day to all the Alexanders of the world. Take the time to learn about the rich history behind your name today!

Here are some random facts for Thursday. . . 1.  A dictionary published in 1900 had a list of "recently introduced words...
10/20/2022

Here are some random facts for Thursday. . .

1. A dictionary published in 1900 had a list of "recently introduced words" that included: Aeroplane, automobile, electron, garage, loganberry, pasteurize, ski, taxi, and wireless.

2. There have been four babies born in Disneyland history . . . all girls. There's an urban legend that they get free admission for life, but it's not true.

3. The terms "left wing" and "right wing" come from the French Revolution in 1789. People who supported the king sat on the right side of the president, people who wanted a revolution sat on the left.

4. Canada has a lower percentage of people who speak fluent English than the Netherlands. And it's about equal with Denmark and Zimbabwe.

5. Boa constrictors don't kill their prey by suffocating them . . . the animals die because the snake cuts off their circulation so blood can't get to their organs.

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . .1.  The Cheesecake Factory's menu has 250 items and is around 6,000 words....
10/19/2022

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . .

1. The Cheesecake Factory's menu has 250 items and is around 6,000 words.

2. The Baha Men had been together for 21 years before they released "Who Let the Dogs Out?" in 2000. They formed in London in 1979 as a group called High Voltage and switched their name to Baha Men in 1991.

3. When Scrabble first came out in 1938 it was called Lexiko, and it was just a bunch of tiles with no board.

4. Daryl Hall and John Oates have always hated the name "Hall and Oates." Which is why all of their album covers feature their first and last names.

5. Thongs became a thing in New York in 1939, when the mayor told st*****rs they had to wear underwear. Obviously they wanted something as small as possible.

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . . 1.  The letters in "SOS" don't stand for anything.  It just means three dot...
10/18/2022

Here are some random facts for Tuesday . . .

1. The letters in "SOS" don't stand for anything. It just means three dots, three dashes, three dots in Morse Code, which was considered the least confusing way to call for help.

2. One million seconds ago, it was October 6th . . . one billion seconds ago, it was 1991 . . . and one trillion seconds ago it was roughly 30,000 B.C.

3. "An American Tail" was the first animated movie to make more money than a competing Disney movie. When it came out in 1986, it made almost twice as much as Disney's "The Great Mouse Detective".

4. "The Silence of the Lambs" is technically a sequel. "Manhunter" is the first Hannibal Lecter movie, but it only made $8.6 million when it came out in 1986. And it didn't have Anthony Hopkins. They remade it as "Red Dragon" in 2002.

5. If you fall from 48 feet or less, there's at least a 50-50 chance you'll survive. 10% of people who fall from 84 feet survive.

Here are some random facts for Monday  . . .1.  Mickey Mouse has an older sister named Felicity.  She's the mom to his n...
10/17/2022

Here are some random facts for Monday . . .

1. Mickey Mouse has an older sister named Felicity. She's the mom to his nephews, Morty and Ferdie, but has never been in any of the animated cartoons.

2. Katharine Hepburn is the only person who's ever won the Oscar for Best Actress four times . . . for "Morning Glory", "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner", "The Lion in Winter", and "On Golden Pond". And Frances McDormand is the only actress to have won it three times.

3. Daniel Day-Lewis is the only person who's ever won the Oscar for Best Actor three times . . . for "My Left Foot", "There Will Be Blood", and "Lincoln".

4. The Ford Model T could run on gasoline OR fuel made out of h**p. But when oil prices started dropping, Ford phased out the h**p option.

5. Marlboro ci******es were initially targeted at women. So Philip Morris created the Marlboro Man to let men know it was okay to smoke them too.

Our region is in desperate need of blood, all types, please give.. you could save a life! Thank you!
10/14/2022
Blood Drive

Our region is in desperate need of blood, all types, please give.. you could save a life! Thank you!

Parking lot blood drive a success

So much going on this weekend in Downtown Kingsport!
10/14/2022
So much going on this weekend in Downtown Kingsport!

So much going on this weekend in Downtown Kingsport!

Did you know that in addition to the parking garage, Downtown Kingsport has 10 public parking lots ALL FREE?! Please feel free to print and post the public parking lot map in your businesses and shar

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .1.  Carl's Jr. once had a sibling Mexican restaurant called "Taco de Carlos."...
10/14/2022

Here are some random facts for Friday . . .

1. Carl's Jr. once had a sibling Mexican restaurant called "Taco de Carlos." It didn't take off, and all 17 locations were sold off in the '80s.

2. The tradition of late-night talk shows starting at 11:35 P.M. goes back to the early '90s, when the networks wanted five extra minutes for the news to cover the Gulf War.

3. Bees stop buzzing during a total solar eclipse.

4. Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world, at $39 million per gallon. And the main reason is it could be the key to developing next-level medicines that could fight things like malaria, bone disease, and even cancer.

5. The guys making "The Blair Witch Project" had so little money that they returned one of the cameras they used to Circuit City for a refund once they were done filming.

Lol ...Funny...but yeah...true 😁
10/13/2022

Lol ...Funny...but yeah...true 😁

Here are some random facts for Thursday . . . 1.  In the 1960s, McDonald's tested a "Hula Burger" consisting of a slice ...
10/13/2022

Here are some random facts for Thursday . . .

1. In the 1960s, McDonald's tested a "Hula Burger" consisting of a slice of grilled pineapple and cheese, and that's it. It tested head-to-head with another new item: The Filet-O-Fish, which sold 350 sandwiches to only SIX Hula Burgers.

The Hula Burger was scrapped, and in 1965, the Filet-O-Fish became the first addition to McDonald's original menu. It sold for 29 cents.

2. Peter Cetera wrote the song "Glory of Love" for "Rocky 4", but the studio decided not to use it . . . so it became the theme song for "The Karate Kid, Part 2". It hit number one on the Billboard charts and got an Oscar nomination.

3. Despite what they may teach in school, it's legal to kick the ball in volleyball.

4. Rob Reiner really wanted to direct "The Shawshank Redemption" . . . and he wanted to cast Tom Cruise and Harrison Ford. He offered Frank Darabont $2.5 million for a shot . . . but Darabont decided to direct it himself.

5. A Congressman named John Harrison is the only person who was the parent AND the child of U.S. presidents. He was William Henry Harrison's son and Benjamin Harrison's father. William was our 9th president. Benjamin was our 23rd.

Another throwback to when Rhys was making videos. He promises to make some more when he has time! Learn how to make fire...
10/12/2022
Hand Drill Fire Making Tutorial (primitive friction fire)

Another throwback to when Rhys was making videos. He promises to make some more when he has time!
Learn how to make fire the primitive way! Feel free to "like" and "subscribe" :)

This video shows the ins and outs of my favorite form of friction fire the hand drill. I include a little history, tips, tricks, as well as actually making a...

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . . 1.  Dunkin' claims they only serve freshly brewed coffee . . . and they t...
10/12/2022

Here are some random facts for Wednesday . . .

1. Dunkin' claims they only serve freshly brewed coffee . . . and they toss it out if it's not used within 18 minutes.

2. The "chung chung" sound from "Law & Order" is a combination of nearly a dozen sounds, including a gavel, a jail door slamming, and 500 monks walking across a hardwood floor.

3. The first man to go over Niagara Falls in a barrel and survive died 15 years later . . . when he slipped on an orange peel and got an infection.

4. Halle Berry was named after a department store. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and her mom loved a department store there called Halle's.

5. The guy who invented Vaseline supposedly ate a spoonful of it every day . . . and he lived to be 96.

Here are some random facts for Tuesdsay. . . 1.  IHOP adds small amounts of pancake batter in their eggs when making an ...
10/11/2022

Here are some random facts for Tuesdsay. . .

1. IHOP adds small amounts of pancake batter in their eggs when making an omelet.

2. Jimmy Carter has lived longer after leaving office than any other president. It's been 15,239 days and counting since his presidency ended. Herbert Hoover had the second longest retirement, at 11,553 days.

3. The smallest number that can be divided by every number 1 through 10 without leaving a remainder is 2,520.

4. The "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" TV show was banned by the Malaysian government in 1995 because they were afraid "morphin" was too close to "morphine," and kids would think drugs were the key to becoming a superhero.

5. Lemurs have the largest te**es of any primates. If humans had go**ds that big, they'd be the size of grapefruits.

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