WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap June 30th

WIKY Morning Show June 30, 2011

**100 Men Cook for 100 Women.  It’s a new event sponsored by Old National Bank that’s coming up in September to benefit Evansville’s YWCA.  Among the 100 men, a who’s who of Evansville guys including our own DJB, both mayoral candidates, Randy Moore of channel 7, and Diane Douglas’s husband, Jeff Thompson of Pro Energy Consultants.  Or was it Jeff? (It's a good thing Di's hubby is such a good sport!)  Here are a couple of snapshots of Jeff at the gathering –

**We have another heat wave on the way just in time for the Independence Day weekend so to help out, we offered the 5 easiest ways to cool off without air conditioning.  None of these are NEW ideas, but they all work. 

#1.)  Keep a Spray Bottle in the Fridge.  Then just spray yourself when you get too hot.  You can also improve your complexion if you fill the bottle with weak green tea instead of water.  The antioxidants help keep your skin clear.  

 #2.)  Hold an Ice Cube on Your Pulse Points.  Put it in a washcloth first.  Then hold it on the inside of your wrist, or near the middle of your neck where you can feel your pulse.  Supposedly, it can lower your body temperature by three degrees. 

 #3.)  Put a Cold Washcloth on Your Neck.  If you're REALLY hot, wet it, then put it in the freezer for a few minutes.  Just don't forget about it, or it'll freeze to the inside.  

 #4.)  Soak Your Feet in Cold Water.  Obviously, when you're at the pool you can cool down by just dangling your feet in the water.  But you can also accomplish the same thing in your living room with a bucket of cold water.  

 #5.)  Wear a Wet Bandana.  You can wear it on your head.  Or if you don't want to look like Bret Michaels, it works just as well if you tie it around your neck. 

 **Big topic of discussion this morning involved you, your pet, and how much you’d be willing to spend on that pet.  According to the Veterinary Pet Insurance Company, the average tipping point where people decide to stop treatment is . . . $1,451.

 While that's a lot of money, it's not THAT high.  Some pretty common pet injuries and illnesses cost at least that much to treat. 

 When a dog or cat tears cartilage in its knee, the surgery is more than $1,500.  A foreign object in the intestine or stomach can cost $1,500 to $2,000 to remove.   

 Treating tumors costs more than $1,600.  And treatment for disc injuries can cost around $3,200.  So you might need to reevaluate.

 WIKY listeners felt that the age of the pet, the nature of the injury, and whether or not the pet would have a good quality of life after treatment.

 **Holiday World and Splashin’ Safari was featured on the Travel Channel’s show “Bert the Conqueror” last night.  Here’s the scoop –

 http://www.travelchannel.com/TV_Shows/Bert_the_Conqueror/Episodes_Travel_Guides/Indiana

**Yesterday, JFK International Airport experienced flight delays because of …turtles?  Yep, every year about this time, turtles cross the tarmac at the airport in search of nesting spots in the marshland that surrounds the airport.  All the turtles are OK and schedules are back on track.  Here’s some chat between the tower and pilots about the turtles –

 http://www.wiky.com/content/turtle-delay-jfk

** We had some fun with sound effects this morning. 

You remember what an old dial-up modem sounds like right?

http://www.wiky.com/content/dial-modem-regular-speed

Here’s what it sounds like slowed down 700% -

http://www.wiky.com/content/really-slow-modem

We’ve all seen the laughing bubble baby on You Tube, right?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnagemulucw

Well, here’s the same baby super slowed down. He sounds freakishly like Jabba the Hut!

 http://www.wiky.com/content/slowed-down-bubble-baby-laugh

OK, one more.  They’re crickets at a very slow speed.  And it’s really weird –

http://www.wiky.com/content/slow-crickets