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Content for Thursday, May 20

Lush. Americans Drink 109 Bottles Of Wine Or 366 Pints Of Beer Every Year, For The Fourth Highest Alcohol Dependence Rate In The World

Americans drink the equivalent of 109 bottles of wine or 366 pints of beers per person every year. The report on binge drinking found on average, Americans drinks roughly 4 pints of beer or 2.1 bottles of wine each week, placing the US 21st out of 44 wealthy nations analyzed across the world. But the US ranks as the fourth most alcohol dependent of all the countries reviewed with 7.7% of Americans diagnosed with the condition.

Lottery Winners Who Used Lucky Numbers In Fortune Cookies Have Made A Staggering Amount Of Money

People who use lucky numbers found in fortune cookies when playing the lottery are very successful. Researchers found at least 146 people in the US have used the numbers they found in the fortune cookiesto win the lotto since 2004 with their combined winnings totaling $406 million. South Carolina had the most winners with 15 followed by Pennsylvania with 13 and Tennessee with 12.

‘Cardening’ is A Thing... People Are Growing Plants in Cars – And Everywhere Else

Cardening: Growing plants in cars. Social media users who have been sharing pictures of it during the pandemic. A garden can grow in your car – usually a plant pot on the dashboard or anywhere you like.. But cardening is not completely new. Some of the earliest cars in the 1900s were built with vases, so drivers could use flowers to mask engine smells and the aroma of unwashed passengers on long journeys. They were the original air fresheners. What are the best plants to grow in cars? Cacti are favored because they can withstand dramatic temperature changes. Geraniums and lucky bamboo are also recommended.

(TOPIC STARTER)... "What Does Your Crazy Neighbor Do To Be Labeled "The Crazy Neighbor"?

Reddit user u/oilpaintroses asked: "What does your crazy neighbor do to be labelled "the crazy neighbor"? Replies Include: "He eats my flowers. In his defense, he told us that he has been doing it for years when he introduced himself after we bought the house. He also brought over frozen cookies in a plastic bag, as a housewarming gift, but wasn't sure what was in them.... He's a great neighbor. Just an older, eccentric stoner who keeps to himself and eats my flowers." "She has a penchant for going around sticking nails in people's tires at night. This has happened dozens of times to nearly everyone on the street, though she's slowed down since more people started installing video cams and motion-sensor lights in their driveways.... She's just one of those misanthropic people who gets a kick out of others' misfortune. " "The old lady who lived below me left me multiple cryptic letters blaming me for the birds chirping too loudly in the mornings. Not pet birds. The sparrows and sh*t outside. This went on for months." "I have a neighbor who I have seen watering his grass during rainstorms on multiple occasions." "Ours is the classic retired old man, terrible health and literally nothing going on in his life. He's not married, and I try to stay out of everyone's business, but I don't believe he has any kids. Rarely has visitors. ...So he's taken it upon himself to be the neighborhood police person. He spies on everyone and makes it his business to know everything." "She dug up my fancy flowers and replanted them in her own yard, 15 feet away." "He jumped in front of my car while I was driving down the road to yell at me for going through his trash at night. Told him it was probably raccoons. He refuses to believe it to this day." "We had one a while back that had a meth lab in the home. Crazy fights, yelling at all hours of the night,, dude would wander around the hood tweaked out crazy, and once he threw a Molotov cocktail out of the 2nd floor window at another dude who was smashing up his car, screaming, "I'll f---ing kill you...!" Those were interesting times."

Mega Millions Jackpot Climbs To $515 Million For Friday’s Drawing

The Mega Millions jackpot is now over $500 million. No one hit all five numbers plus the Mega Ball in Tuesday’s drawing which means the jackpot is now at $515 million. The next drawing is tomorrow (Friday) night at 11 p.m. EST. Tickets are $2 each.

Matthew Perry Slurs His Words During the ‘Friends’ Reunion Promo

Fans are worried about Matthew Perry after he slurred his words in a new “Friends” reunion trailer. A video showing the 51-year-old actor with an odd gaze and a labored speech pattern was posted to People magazine’s website and YouTube yesterday to promote the HBO Max special, which airs May 27. Perry appeared with former co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, David Schwimmer and Matt LeBlanc as they talked about what it was like to get back together to shoot the legendary sitcom one more time. Fan comments: “Just saw People interview and can’t believe how Matthew Perry looks… seriously it breaks my heart.” “It pains me to see Matthew Perry like this, he just seems off, gazing at the void, speaking slowly.” “Hate to say it, but I’m sad and scared like hell for Matthew Perry.” Other notables from the reunion trailer: While reading the script from "The One Where Everyone Finds Out," Kudrow recreates her epic, "My eyes!" scream. The cast watches a fashion show of famous outfits from the series, including Ross' "Holiday Armadillo" suit and Rachel's famous pink bridesmaid dress — tucked into her underwear and all. Cox, 56, is shown crying on set and Perry, 51, struggles to hold back tears. Tom Selleck, who played Richard, pops by the set for a cameo.

Demi Lovato Comes Out as Non-Binary

Demi Lovato kicked off their new podcast, “4D with Demi Lovato,” by coming out as non-binary. She said, "Over the past year and a half, I've been doing some healing and self-reflective work. And through this work, I've had the revelation that I identify as non-binary. With that said, I'll officially be changing my pronouns to they/them. I feel that this best represents the fluidity I feel in my gender expression and allows me to feel most authentic and true to the person I both know I am, and still am discovering.” They said they're still "learning and coming into myself" and "don't claim to be an expert.” They invited first guest Alok Vaid-Menon, a gender non-conforming writer and performer, to join for the conversation. Demi met Alok after discussing being non-binary with singer Sam Smith. During the conversation, Demi defined non-binary with Alok, saying it means "you are not exclusively a man nor a woman." Demi and Alok discussed pronouns, and Demi said, "It would mean the world if people could start identifying me as they/them.” However, Demi will "be accepting" if people "slip" and use she/her pronouns. They just request that people are "making the effort.” They realize it may take getting used to, explaining, "I think it's important because I want to use these pronouns that feel right to me. I also just don't want people to be so afraid of messing up that they don't try to use them." Demi also shared the podcast on Instagram with a personal annoucment saying, “Sharing this with you now opens another level of vulnerability for me. I’m doing this for those out there that haven’t been able to share who they truly are with their loved ones. Please keep living in your truths and know I am sending so much love your way.”

More than Four in Ten Millennials 'Don’t Know, Don’t Care, Don’t Believe' God Exists

According to a new study: just 26% of Gen X and 16% of millennials believe that when they die, they will go to Heaven only because they believe in God, compared to nearly half of the generation before them. Researchers from Arizona Christian University assessed the views of four generations: millennials (born 1984-2002), Gen X (1965-1983), baby boomers (1946-1964) and builders (1927-1945). Researchers found that among other recent generations, millennials have gone farther in cutting ties with traditional Christian views. A staggering 90% of builders believe you treat others as you want them to treat you, while less than half of millennials agree. 43% of millennials stated they either don’t know, don’t care or don’t believe God exists compared to 28% of boomers. 44% of millennials believe Satan is real and influential, compared to 64% of boomers. Overall, younger Americans are significantly more likely than the two previous generations to embrace horoscopes as a guide and Karma as a life principle, to see “getting even” with others as defensible, and to accept evolution over creation. On spiritual matters, Americans younger than 55 are far more likely to distrust the Bible and to believe God is uninvolved in people’s lives. A majority of Americans call themselves Christian, ranging from 57% of millennials to 83% of builders.

Boy Found A Surprise Under The Mat Of His Family's Car… $5,000

A 9-year-old boy found $5,000 in cash under the mat of his family’s car. The boy was cleaning the car when he looked under the floorboard and found a package that contained the money. The family purchased the used Chevy Suburban in September. Turns out the money belonged to a family in South Carolina who placed the money under the mat when they took a vacation but forgot about it. That family said they would only accept the money if the boy received $1,000 for his good deed. The boy says he has no idea what he’s going to do with the money but he’s thinking of things he can buy.

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: 11-Year-Old Girl Fights Off Attempted Kidnapper; Suspect In Custody

A man in Florida was arrested after trying to kidnap an 11-year-old girl and it was all caught on video. The girl was waiting for the school bus when the man exited his white Dodge journey and ran towards her with a knife in hand attempting to kidnap her. Footage shows the man grabbing the girl and dragging her to his van. The girl fought against the attacker causing him to fall and return to his van and he took off. Cops were able to use the video footage to identify the van and locate the man and arrest him.

Today's AUDIO:

Topic Starters: What words do you wish you could take back?

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President Biden Teases Class As 'Dull' After Joke Falls Flat

  1. President Biden’s joke fell flat while giving the commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduation ceremony Wednesday. He called them "dull" after they didn't laugh.

  2. If the line Biden delivered sounded familiar, it’s because Ronald Reagan said the same thing to grads back in the 1980s.

Demi Lovato On Coming Out As Non-Binary

  1. Demi thinks living a lie about gender identity contributed to their overdose.

  2. Demi knows it will take a while to switch over to they/them pronouns.

The 'Friends' Cast Talks About The Reunion

  1. The girls talk about how they ate lunch together every day for 10 years.

  2. The cast talks about how they haven't been in the same room in quite some time.

  3. Cast members talk about props they stole from the set.

Comedian Paul Mooney Dies At 79

  1. Dave Chappelle tells TMZ that Paul Mooney "was the best that ever did it..."

Jennifer Hudson On Playing Aretha Franklin

  1. Jennifer Hudson says it's "a dream come true" that the late Aretha Franklin chose her to star in the biopic, "Respect"



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