WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap August 10th


WIKY Morning Show August 10, 2011

**New study out about women’s feet and their not happy about it –

For whatever reason, women think they're supposed to have small feet.  As in, small feet are dainty and ladylike . . . and big feet are like Sasquatch or a clown. 


So here's some bad news out of the UK:  Statistically, women's feet are getting bigger.  Over the last 20 years, the average female shoe size has gone from a six-and-a-half to an eight.  That's a pretty big jump.  


According to a survey, 82% of women who wear a size ten or bigger say they're ASHAMED of their shoe size. 


So ashamed that they don't even like to go shoe shopping . . . 67% of women's size 10-and-a-half shoes are bought online instead of in a store. 


64% of those women say they don't like going to a shoe store because they're embarrassed to ask for their size . . . 36% say their least favorite part is whipping out their feet in public.  And 47% of women have lied to their friends about their shoe size. 


As for WHY this is happening, experts think women's feet are becoming broader, not longer . . . and it's because average height and body weight has increased. 



 But that's kind of a depressing explanation, so WE interpret things this way, ladies:  Since having bigger feet just comes with having more height . . . height is directly connected to a population that's healthy, eating well, and living well. 


For reference, a few famous women with size nine or bigger feet are Nicole Kidman, Paris Hilton, Kate Winslet, Geena Davis and Michelle Obama.

We got a lot of feedback from women in the Tri-state, mostly from those who wear a 10 or 11 and they confirm that it’s difficult to find shoes.  Some even resort to wearing men’s shoes.  We’ll contact Shoe Carnival, based in Evansville, and see what their take it on the issue and have it on the WIKY Morning Show.

** Great story about a woman who decided to do something that maybe we all wished we would have thought of - Lucy Nobbe is a single mother from Kirkwood, Missouri, who has a job as a financial broker.  And yesterday, she hired a plane to fly a banner over Wall Street that said, quote, "Thanks for the downgrade. You should all be fired."  Here's a report where Lucy explains why she did it. She said she originally wanted to do it over Washington D.C. She couldn't do that, because there's a no-fly zone over D.C., so she did it over Wall Street instead.

Read more here –


**As if things weren’t bad enough, we now present 3 NEW things to worry about –

#1.)  Wearing Flip-Flops Will Kill You.  According to a microbiology expert at New York University, your flip-flops are horrible for your health.  As you walk, they pick up bacteria from the ground including staph, strep, E. coli, and more. 



 And then the summer heat, quote, "acts like an incubator."  So make sure to wash your hands well after you touch your flip-flops . . . or if you touch your feet when they're in flip-flops.   



 #2.)  You're Too Lazy About Your Kids' Online Safety.  In a new survey, 62% of parents say the only way they really monitor their kids' online activity is occasionally looking over their shoulders when they're online. 


66% of parents believe they should be doing more to monitor their kids, especially on Facebook and other social networking sites.   


#3)  You Might Not Be Crazy . . . But You're Probably Sick.  According to a psychiatrist from Harvard, there's good news and bad news for 25% of people who think they have mental problems.  The good news:  You don't. 


The bad news?  You're actually sick with something else.  Everything from an overactive thyroid, a brain injury, epilepsy, or even SYPHILIS can make you feel like you're going crazy.  Once you're cured, the mental problems can fade.   



**We welcomed Jill Trautvetter back to the WIKY Morning Show to fill us in on a free lecture by Dr. Patch Adams (yes, he really does exist!)  at Christian Fellowship Church, 4100 Millersburg Road, Evansville, Friday August 12 at 7pm.  Again, the lecture is free but if you’d like to attend a special VIP dessert reception where you can meet and chat with Dr. Adams, tickets are $50 but reservations are required and space is getting limited.  In fact, today is the deadline – interested?  812-450-3359 for tickets and more info.


**It’s Riley Hospital for Children Month at WIKY, celebrating 10 years of radiothons for the hospital that cares for thousands of Tri-state kids every year.  New feature this year is FirstGiving, a great way to get a team together to donate to Riley.  You can even coordinate donations in the name of a Riley kid in your family.  All the details on the Riley page at wiky.com.


**Culture Quiz at 8:20, brought to you by Subway – 43% of parents say they have their best bonding moments with their children when they do this…do what?  Shop for school supplies together!