On the Chadd & Kristi Show this morning:
It's International Women's Day! Plus, the adorable gender reveal from one of the stars of "Fixer Upper," a fix for the creepy Alexa laugh, how the time change could affect you, Florida lawmakers' response to the Stoneman Douglas tragedy, a new destructive financial trend, Tom Brady's teaching moment, a delicious Nerdy Nummies cake and much more!
Here are some of the top trending searches over the past 24 hours:
International Women's Day--Today is International Women's Day, which is a day to celebrate women and all of our achievements.
Veronica Movie--This new Netflix movie has gained some traction because it is scaring the fool out of people and they've started posting videos of their reactions on-line.
Alexa Laugh--Some users of the popular smart speaker have reported hearing creepy, random & unprompted laughing coming from their device, so Amazon has come up with a fix.
7:10 b Morning Brainteaser Question
What is the germiest thing in the gym? According to EllipticalReviews.com, dumbells come in as the #1 germiest thing in the gym, followed by yoga mats.
8:10 Elementary School Pop Quiz Question:
This morning's question was an elementary school math question. What is 25% of 120? The correct answer is: 30
Here's what else people will be talking about today:
How This Weekend's Time Change Could Affect You: Experts say it will take you 3 days to adapt your sleep schedule. They estimate that the first night after springing forward, you'll sleep 40 minutes less, the 2nd night you'll sleep 20 minutes less and night 3, you should be back to normal. The second way losing that extra hour of sleep could affect you is that it may send you web surfing more than usual for non-work related stuff at work on Monday. Lastly, every year there's a spike in the number of heart attacks the day after Daylight Saving Time goes into effect. Check out Health.com to see some of the other ways the time change could affect you.
Adorable Gender Reveal: Congratulations to HGTV's Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines! The couple, who already has kids Drake, 12, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7, revealed they're having another son on Twitter. Chip enlisted the help of a little boy named Gage in naming the family's new addition, saying, "We're just about to have another little baby, because Uncle Chip lost his mind. Now, listen to this. This is important: I can't think of a ‘D' name. So, can you help me think of a ‘D' name?" Watch the adorable exchange below:
— Mike Spurlock (@jms81367) March 7, 2018
M&M’S Wants Your Help Deciding Between New Flavors: 3 new flavors of dark chocolate M&Ms are now in select stores--Crunchy Espresso, Crunchy Raspberry and Crunchy Mint--and they want you to help choose which one to keep around. According to People Magazine, you can cast your vote through May 25th on social media or by texting.
Drunk Spending Is A Thing: Move over drunk texting, drunk spending is becoming a huge problem with nearly 50% of American adults surveyed admitting to regularly doing some shopping when they've had a few too many, according to the New York Post. Here are the stats: last year men spent around $564 while women doled out around $282 after they'd been hitting the bottle, with food being what the majority of intoxicated people buy. And those numbers are almost twice as much as was spent in 2016. And when it comes to the different generations, turns out that Gen X is responsible for the most last year, spending an average of $738 after they'd had a little too much.
Florida Lawmakers Pass Gun Legislation: Yesterday in reaction to the devastating school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, the state legislature passed a new bipartisan piece of legislation that is on its way to Governor Scott. According to CNN, the measure includes:
- Raising the minimum age to buy rifles from 18 to 21
- Creating a 3-day waiting period on sales of the weapons
- Lets school employees and many teachers carry handguns if they go through law enforcement training and if their school district decides to participate in the program
- Would create new mental health programs for schools
- Would establish an anonymous tip line for students and others to report threats to schools
- Would ban bump stocks
There's no indication of whether Governor Scott will sign it.
Party Foul: A tractor-trailer accident over on Florida's I-10 yesterday dumped the equivalent of 60,000 pounds of Busch Beer, unleashing on the interstate, according to Time Magazine.
Teaching Moment: Patriots QB Tom Brady revealed on his Facebook reality series Tom vs. Time that he used his team's Super Bowl loss as a super teaching moment for his kids, who were devastated by the defeat. Brady said, "Benny was crying, Vivi was crying, and they were sad for me and sad for the Patriots. But I just said to them, 'Look, this is a great lesson. We don't always win. We try our best and sometimes it doesn't go the way we want.'" Business Insider reports that the philosophy of using a failure as a lesson is backed by many who've succeeded in the business community, as well as psychologists, such as Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, who contends that using failure as a starting point for improvement promotes what she calls a "growth mindset." Immediately after the loss, Tom's wife, supermodel Gisele, was overheard comforting the kids and got a lot of backlash over how she did it.
Nerdy Nummies: The Tomb Raider movie reboot is ready to come out March 16th and uber-popular YouTuber Rosanna Pancino was inspired to pay homage to the movie with a Pineapple-flavored Tomb Raider Temple Cake. Not sure we're that excited about the movie, but the cake is a different story.