Content for Wednesday, Sept 8
The Most Valuable Personality Trait To Have Is...
Being conscientious is the most valuable personality trait to have. Researchers say people who are conscientious are self-disciplined, organized, deliberate, and have a need for achievement. And they found people who display conscientiousness do better in school, stay married longer, and get better jobs. Also, conscientious people have fewer strokes, lower blood pressure, and a lower incidence of Alzheimer's disease.
People Are Revealing The Secrets They Learned About Their Parents When They Became Adults
People took to Reddit to offer the secrets they learned about their parents when they became adults, including one person who wrote, “That my mom was on the cover of Playboy.” One person revealed, “My house was burned down when I was a kid, and when I was an adult, my dad told me that my mom was actually the one who burned it down!” Another wrote, "That the reason my parents finally divorced after years of Dad's infidelity was that he had gotten my sister's teacher pregnant." Another person revealed, "That when we went to go spend the weekend with my aunt and uncle, my mom and dad would do a little meth and clean the entire house from top to bottom in two hours...then go back to being 'Mom and Dad.” And one person said, "That the college fund they were always talking about had $148.74 in it."
Impossible Foods Introduces Meatless Chicken Nuggets
Impossible Foods introduced its new meatless "chicken nuggets." The Impossible Nuggets are made of soy protein and include other ingredients such as sunflower oil, food starch, herbs and seasoning. The nuggets are coated traditionally in breadcrumbs. The nuggets will hit grocery stores across the US later this month starting at Kroger, Walmart, Safeway, Albertsons and a few others.
('Yuge'?) Trump, Don Jr. to Provide Commentary for Evander Holyfield's Return To The Ring
Boxing great Evander Holyfield is set to return to the ring at age 58 on Saturday night in Florida – and former President Donald Trump and son Donald Trump Jr. have agreed to provide commentary for Holyfield’s bout against Vitor Belfort. The special Trump commentary, via Triller, the video-sharing service, will be separate from the main telecast of the four-fight night from Hollywood, Florida. The Trumps will report on all four fights. Trump has hosted previous fighting events over the years, including from the casinos he owned in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Holyfield stepped in as a last-minute replacement after the original veteran fighter on the card, 48-year-old Oscar De La Hoya, recently tested positive for the coronavirus. Belfort, at age 44, is a former UFC champion in mixed martial arts. ** The "regular" fight commentary will be provided by veteran sportscaster Jim Lampley on HBO. Viewers buying the $49.99 pay-per-view event will be able to choose between the Lampley commentary and the Trump commentary.
Survey: 36% More Adults Expected To Bet On NFL
Many more adults plan on betting on the NFL this season. The American Gaming Association found that 45.2 million Americans are expected to bet on the NFL this season… that’s a 36% increase compared to last season. The spike is likely due to the expanding regulated sports betting market. Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have already active betting markets, with Arizona, South Dakota and Washington poised to launch ahead of tomorrow’s (Thursday) NFL opener between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Joe Rogan Talks About Suing CNN, Claims They’re ‘Making Sh*t Up’ About His Use of Ivermectin
Podcast host Joe Rogan went after Jim Acosta and CNN for claiming that Ivermectin is a “horse dewormer.” On yesterday’s episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience", he talked about the outrage he caused by taking Ivermectin to treat his COVID-19, despite warnings against the drug from public health officials. Rogan asked his guest, Tom Segura: “Bro, do I have to sue CNN? They’re making s—t up! They keep saying I’m taking horse dewormer. I literally got it from a doctor. It’s an American company. They won the Nobel Prize in 2015 for use in human beings and CNN is saying I’m taking horse dewormer. They must know that’s a lie.” The scientists who developed the drug did win the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 2015, as the foundation concluded that the drug “revolutionized therapy for patients suffering from devastating parasitic diseases.” While Ivermectin is used to treat humans, versions of the drug are also used to deworm livestock, and the FDA has warned that they have “not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals.” Rogan went on to claim that several doctors suggest he take the medication. He said, “CNN was saying I am a distributor of misinformation. I don’t know what’s going on. The grand conspiracy is that the pharmaceutical companies are in cahoots to try and make anybody who takes this stuff look crazy. But what’s crazy is, I got better pretty quick, bitch.”
Britney Spears’ Father Files to End Court Conservatorship
After 13 years, Britney Spears is one step closer to controlling her own life. Her father and the conservator of her estate, Jamie Spears, filed a petition with the Los Angeles Superior Court Tuesday to terminate the legal arrangement. It says, "The conservatorship has helped Ms. Spears get through a major life crisis, rehabilitate and advance her career, and put her finances and her affairs in order. But recently, things have changed to such an extent that grounds for establishment of a conservatorship may no longer exist." It acknowledges that Spears has voiced her desire for the conservatorship to end, and says she "is entitled to have this Court now seriously consider whether this conservatorship is no longer required." "As Mr. Spears has said again and again, all he wants is what is best for his daughter. If Ms. Spears wants to terminate the conservatorship and believes that she can handle her own life, Mr. Spears believes that she should get that chance." Spears' new attorney, Mathew Rosengart, who filed to have the pop star's father removed as conservator last month, called the filing a "massive" legal victory as well as "vindication," but he also said that by filing, Jamie Spears seems to be trying to "avoid accountability and justice, including sitting for a sworn deposition and answering other discovery under oath." Britney Spears has also made it clear she will not undergo a psychological evaluation as a condition of the conservatorship being dismantled, and Jamie Spears' filing acknowledges that, and says probate code does not require such an evaluation. The judge in the case is expected to rule on the petition Sept. 29.
Computer Chip Shortage To Keep Car Prices Sky-High As GM, Ford Close Multiple Factories
The ongoing computer chip shortage will keep car prices high until 2023. Last week Ford and GM revealed they were shutting down some plants for a week or two due to the shortage. The lack of vehicles and high demand, is leading to record-high consumer prices for vehicles. Experts now say those high prices for new and used, as well as rental cars will extend into next year and might not drop until 2023.
Young Boys Hop Off Their Bikes To Pay Respects After Running Into Military Veteran's Funeral
Two boys in Batesville, Indiana, hopped off their bikes when a funeral procession for a military veteran passed by. The procession was for 89-year-old Charles Everett Yorn. Jacqi Hornbach, who witnessed the boys paying their respects, said, "To see these two young boys immediately stop and pay their respects to a passed serviceman, without any prompting or knowledge of anyone watching, was just so touching to see." Hornbach says the boys "immediately jumped off" their bikes and "waited patiently for a few minutes." As taps began to play, "they both stood with arms behind their backs, silently, the entire time." "It was as if they didn’t even have to discuss it before doing it. They knew that’s just what you do when you come across this. It was so natural for them." Hornbach said, "They did the gun salute and the boys jumped back in their bikes and went on their way."
Drake Will Be Curating Music For 'Monday Night Football' This Season
Drake is teaming up with ESPN to curate music for "Monday Night Football" this season. The network said the rapper will be in charge of the music for 10 games throughout the 2021-22 campaign. Drake will feature his newest songs and possibly some classics. He’ll also feature some other artists worthy of getting exposure. Big names like Diplo and DJ Khaled have shared music duties in previous years, and ESPN says have a celebrity curator is a big hit for the Network.
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Jimmy Kimmel Live
Jimmy returned to his show after taking the summer off, and read online comments from concerned viewers about his well-being.
Hospice Patient Delivered To Wrong House
TikTok user Leanna Marie Garcia used the video from her Ring camera that recorded the moment a hospice delivery service showed up at her door and tried to drop off an elderly woman on a gurney. The woman on the gurney was trying to tell the man he has the wrong house.
Man Arrested After Growling And Shouting At Flight Crew
A man has been arrested after ranting at cabin crew and growling at them on an American Airlines flight on Monday. The man argued with the flight crew, then sat down and began growling. (Preview before airing)
One of the pilots came out to assist the flight crew and started yelling at the man to sit down. (Preview before airing)
Original ‘Blue’s Clues’ Host Steve Burns Addresses Sudden Departure
Steve Burns was the original host of Nick Jr.’s 'Blue’s Clues', and left rather abruptly after 100 episodes and almost six years "to go to college." The kid's show is celebrating the 25th anniversary of being on the air, and Steve just posted an emotional video that has fans feeling nostalgic. Here's Steve's full video that has gone viral, and sparked many memories for kids growing up in the 90's.