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Thursday, March 16, 2017
- Retirees Knit Sweaters for Chickens
Today's 'Zen Headline' covers the story of a group of retirees knitting sweaters for chickens who have been experiencing a very cold winter. We also give a shout out to those who have gave us reviews, thanks for all the love!
- Saudi Arabian Women's Council Picture Has No Women
Saudi Arabia has assembled a Women's Council which is to bring women's rights to the forefront. The problem is, the first council's photo opp was released and there are no women present because women aren't allowed in the same room as the men. Not a good start. Depressed Woman gets hair done for free after being in bed for more than six months with matted hair, hairdresser donates her services after she breaks down in the middle of her salon. Harambe the petition still going around to bring back Harambe from the dead with Cloning technology.
- The Five-Second Rule on Dropped Food Lives On
Germ Scientists say that, despite many other studies to the contrary, the five second rule on your food might not be as detrimental to your health as previously thought. Bacteria lives on the surfaces of food and the ground but the saving graces of the 5 second rule might actually work. Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard also discuss the photo of a woman circulating the internet right now that has burn marks all over her face allegedly from the headphones she was using on a flight from China to Australia. Lithium Ion batteries are the suspect, Alex suspects Chinese child labor. Oldest golf Club in the world finally allows women into the clubhouse as members. Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland, Aged 273, has never had women members ever and was finally voted on and pushed through. Progre
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
- Random Stranger Pays for Dad's $750 Plane Ticket
On today's 'Zen Headline' we break down the story of a random stranger helping a father and son when the airline wouldn't allow a recently turned 2-year-old child a continuing free flight back to Washington DC.
- Emotional Support Animals for High-Schoolers
Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard open up the episode wondering out loud if local High School students need emotional support animals or if its a slippery slope of kids just rolling up to the school with notes from their moms that they can bring their cat for emotional support. West High School students seem to have a lot of dogs coming to school with them here in Salt Lake City. Then the guys find out how many tons of bugs spiders are saving us from a year. It turns out Spiders eat more bugs than humans eat meat and fish on the entire planet. Those bugs could end up in your mouth while you sleep if it wasn't for those spiders. Brazilians have reacted with fury after one of the country’s most high-profile goalkeepers was snapped up by a football team on leaving prison – despite serv
- Boaty McBoatface Makes a Return
We premiere a new segment, "Great Moments in Millennial News" and shocker, Boaty McBoatface is the headliner. After the internet community famously proposed a 'serious' scientific boat be named as the aforementioned, they were unfortunately overridden but fret not, Boaty McBoatface makes it's debut as an unmanned, science sub. Congratulations millennials.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
- Right to Bear Silencers and Boaty McBoatface is Back
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the US Congress move to possibly remove restrictions on silencers, or suppressors on your guns. Finally we can all screw on a silencer with our black leather gloves and kill the varmints in your back yard. Great moments in Millennial news brings us a story of Boaty McBoatface who was voted on my internet jerks to name a research vessel in the UK who said no way, and named it Sir David Attonborough. Instead, they have named an unmanned yellow submarine Boaty McBoatface. Nice job, Millennials. Zenheadlines brings us a story from Massachusetts at a retirement home that is knitting sweaters for Chickens to keep them toasty and tasty in their little coops.
- Famous Disney Turkey Legs Aren't Turkey, Actually Emu?
Zachary Levi, Disney Employee and Voice of Flynn Rider in "Tangled" went on the Conan O'Brien Show and claimed that the famous smoked turkey legs at Disneyland and other Disney parks are actually EMU legs. Hence the large size of them and the taste that is definitely more ham than turkey. Ethan Millard is mortified but will still make the smoke giant bird legs his main sustenance while at Disney World or Disneyland. #zenheadlines brought to you by Alex Kirry who found a story of a man who was travelling across the country on a flight but his toddler had turned two during his trip and the airline then told him that he needed to pay full priced ticket for his toddler to the tune of $750. Anonymous woman steps forward and you can imagine how this feel good story ends. Not a good Sam
- Disneyland Turkey Leg is Actually Emu
Disneyland is one of the greatest and happiest places on earth, everyone knows that. What everyone doesn't know is that the famous 'Turkey Leg' is an actual emu leg. That's all according to Zachary Levi (Tangled, Chuck), who proposed the hot topic when he was on Conan this week. This is quite the revelation and we have a lot of questions.
- Congress Set to Deregulate Gun Silencers
U.S. Congress is expecting to deregulate the use of gun suppressors and therefore creating an army of snipers that are going to clean up the rough and rugged frontiers of backyards everywhere. We know what you're thinking, dads everywhere are finally imagining themselves as every James Bond villain ever; black gloves optional.
Monday, March 13, 2017
- Get Your Spouse Off Your Phone
Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry offer some marital advice. Kim Giles is an advice columnist at KSL.com and took a letter from a man asking how to get his wife off her phone. We recommended he try the gym. Our Zen Headline for today was brought to us by Bryon Welch via Twitter. The Story appeared first in the Idaho Statesman. Valerie Lachapelle is an employee of McDonalds in Idaho and really lights up everyone's day. She's had problems with her teeth thanks in part to genetics, but also to a drug habit that took her years to kick. A generous customer stepped forward to pay for a whole new set of teeth.
- Alex Sent His Whale Dynamite Petition to Oregon Government
A few episodes ago, Alex had the brilliant idea to return to the use of dynamite in dealing with beached whale carcasses. He's created a petition and that's been sent to Oregon State Government leaders. Via Twitter, Heath Waddingham shared with us a few petitions on Change.org that he found funny. One is changing the name of bees to "Spicy Boys" The other is boycotting Acme Company for their products that abuse road runners. Our Zen Headline was a high school story. A high school in Georgia implemented the "No One Eats Alone" program during lunch. It turns out this is a nationwide effort. nooneeatsalone.org
Sunday, March 12, 2017
- Flight Attendant Donates Kidney to Best Friend
Ethan perfectly guesses Alex's Zen Headline today, which is a story of a friend donating one of her kidneys to her friend had suffered kidney disease for 15 years. On top of that, if you ever need a kidney transplant, don't ask Ethan!
Saturday, March 11, 2017
- Honoring Deadly Fireworks Incident with Fireworks
A couple things need to be addressed today. For starters, is it taboo if you honor the deaths of those in a firework accident by lighting fireworks? Also, would the freeways be a better place if we all got into a mosh pit and let all of our rage out BEFORE hitting the road?
- Paleo Diet is a FAKE, Americans Drink Bottled Water More Than Soda
The Science of the Paleo Diet has been debunked for like the kajillianth time and so the new study of Americans now drinking more bottled water than soda has really hit home. Zenheadlines to make your weekend.