WIKY Morning Show Re-Cap Sept. 9th
**100 Men Cook for 100 Women, a fund raiser sponsored by Old National Bank and WIKY is coming to the Centre Saturday evening to benefit the 100th anniversary of Evansville YWCA. 100 local guys will get together Saturday and present 100 different dishes that you can spend the evening sampling. Adult beverages will also be served so you have to be 21 or over. Tickets are $100; corporate tables are still available at $800. Details –
**For the Extortion Breakfast this morning, we welcomed the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure coming to downtown Evansville Saturday, September 24. It’s a huge annual event and this year promises to be bigger and better than ever! 1 in 8 women get breast cancer so your support is needed now more than ever before. Read more and sign up here –
** Make sure you remember this, so you can tell your kid one day if he decides to drop out of high school to focus on his house painting business.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau data, your education has BY FAR the biggest impact on your future earnings. It impacts people's earnings an average of FIVE TIMES MORE than factors like race, gender, family, and class.
Based on 40 years of data, someone with a professional degree will average $72,000 a year in middle age . . . someone with an eighth grade education will average $13,000.
** A new scientific study has determined that the Bills are the best-looking team in the NFL . . . and the Chiefs are the ugliest.
They had a computer look at five starters on offense, five starters on defense, the coach, and the owner. And they found that the prettiest teams are the Bills, Denver Broncos, and Cleveland Browns. (--And dreamboat quarterback Tim Tebow wasn't even one of the 10 Denver players included.)
The ugliest teams were the Chiefs, the Philadelphia Eagles, and the Minnesota Vikings.
Last year's Super Bowl winners, the Green Bay Packers, were eighth ugliest, while the Super Bowl-losing Steelers were sixth best looking.
The New England Patriots were tenth prettiest, only two spots ahead of the Indianapolis Colts. Which is odd, since compared to Tom Brady, Peyton Manning resembles a giant thumb.
In general, NFL players have 10% more facial symmetry than average people, with kickers and quarterbacks being the best-looking positions. They're also better looking than NBA All Stars and great football teams of the past.
** Most parents are thrilled that it's back-to-school time, but there's someone who's not as happy: The family pet.
Researchers from Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine say it's tough to measure empty-nest syndrome in animals, but at least one in six dogs experience anxiety when kids go back to school.
That's because the kids have been home all summer, running around the house and giving the dog plenty of attention and activity to watch. Now there's no one there all day, except maybe a more boring adult.
And when kids go away to college, it's an even bigger disruption in the dog's routine, since as far as they know, the kid just disappeared.
Dogs who are upset tend to pace, scratch, or chew doors and furniture more. 30% might have accidents on the floor. They also might stop eating.
It's more difficult to measure how cats demonstrate their feelings, but vets say that they also get upset. Some symptoms to watch for are excessive sleeping and pulling out their fur.
You can fight pet depression by giving them more exercise, putting a bird feeder outside the window for your cats to watch, or trying pet day care. You can also get a fish tank, or leave the TV on an animal program for them.
In extreme cases, there are medications you can give your pets for depression.
**WIKY welcomes Jim Brickman for a return engagement to Evansville! Jim’s A Christmas Celebration will be at the Victory Theater December 10. It’s a musical celebration and a great family tradition for many around the Tri-state every year. Tickets go on sale today! We’ll have ticket giveaways coming soon, too! Merry Christmas from the WIKY Morning Show! More details available at wiky.com.
And in the Culture Quiz, brought to you by Subway – sales of these have dropped 9% in the past year directly due to the state of the economy. What? Diapers!