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Has Science Finally Come Up with a Cure for Hiccups?
Holding your breath is free, so this is definitely more expensive. But if it really does work, it might be worth it. Scientists say they've finally come up with a product that cures the HICCUPS. It's an L-shaped straw called the HiccAway that launched on Kickstarter a year ago. And a new study found it works 92% of the time. Two holes at the bottom of the straw create a small amount of pressure when you drink water through it. And that pressure repositions your diaphragm just enough to stop hiccups immediately. You can get one on Amazon for $15.
Amazon Prime Day is today AND tomorrow, so a lot of stuff is on sale. But there might not be quite as many deals on NICHE products this year, because a lot of small businesses that sell through Amazon can't afford it. Around 60% of the stuff we buy on Amazon comes from third-party sellers. And a lot of them don't have the same deep discounts as usual. Partly because costs are up from the pandemic, and they don't have as much overstock. So profit margins are tighter. For the past two weeks, Amazon has been offering $10 in credit if people spent $10 on select products from small businesses. So hopefully that helps a little.
What's the weirdest food your family made for you as a kid, and you thought it was totally normal? Here are some good ones we've heard . . .
What's the Grossest Food Your Family Made That You Thought Was Normal?
1. Cold peas, mayonnaise, and sugar mixed together as a side dish at dinner.
2. Someone else said mac-and-cheese with peas and tuna mixed in was their mom's go-to lunch. And now they make it for their own kid all the time.
3. Someone's parents would put leftover pot roast in a food processor, mix it with Miracle Whip and relish, and eat it on bread. They called it "Beef Salad."
4. A woman's grandmother used to make "Applesauce Jell-O." Just red Jell-O and applesauce together, and she'd mix in Red Hot candies.
5. Peanut butter and bacon on toast, topped with gravy.
6. Cold spaghetti, lettuce, chicken croutons, and cheese, all topped with French dressing. That one was called "President's Salad."
7. A woman's grandmother made something called "Damn If I Know Soup." The recipe always changed, because she only made it when she had to clean out her fridge.
8. Potato chips, chicken soup, and tuna . . . all stacked up like lasagna. They called it "Mock Chicken."
Ever realized that two very different characters in TV and movies share the same voice actor? Here is a list of characters that share the same voice:
1. Bart Simpson and Chuckie from "Rugrats" . . . Nancy Cartwright.
2. The singing voices of Mulan and Jasmine from "Aladdin" . . . Lea Salonga.
3. Darth Vader from "Star Wars" and Mufasa from "The Lion King" . . . James Earl Jones.
4. Anna from "Frozen" and the narrator on "Gossip Girl" . . . Kristen Bell.
5. SpongeBob Squarepants, the mayor from "Powerpuff Girls", and the Ice King from "Adventure Time" . . . Tom Kenny.
6. Tommy from "Rugrats", Buttercup from "Powerpuff Girls", and Babe from "Babe: Pig in the City" . . . E.G. Daily.
7. Taffyta Muttonfudge from "Wreck-It-Ralph" and Disgust from "Inside Out" . . . Mindy Kaling.
8. Rick AND Morty from "Rick and Morty" . . . Justin Roiland.
9. Osmosis Jones from "Osmosis Jones", Marty from "Madagascar", and Mooseblood from "Bee Movie" . . . Chris Rock.
10. Katara from "Avatar: The Last Airbender", Tinker Bell in the "Tinker Bell" movies, and Rose in "America Dragon: Jake Long" . . . Mae Whitman.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. A list of celebrities who have gone out with, or married, a fan includes: BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG . . . NICOLAS CAGE . . . and all three HANSON brothers. 2. JESSE WILLIAMS from "Grey's Anatomy" is doing a Broadway show that will require full frontal nudity. He says, quote, "I'm looking to be challenged in new ways. To be scared and excited, to be pushed."
3. NICK CANNON is expecting a baby with his girlfriend. He also just welcomed twins with another woman . . . and a THIRD woman had a child with him in December . . . meaning he will soon have had four kids with three different women in less than a year.
4. Sources say PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE'S venom during that OPRAH interview came from the fact that they'd learned PRINCE CHARLES is NOT going to let their son Archie be a prince when he becomes King. 5. Viral skateboarder NATHAN APODACA now has his own brand of alcoholic cranberry juice. It's called Cranberry Dreams Cosmo, and it's 11.1% alcohol. It's on sale now at select stores. . . and it'll be available online soon. 6. STEVE-O is back to some classic "Jackass" antics by making a homemade Big Foot suit out of . . . PUBIC HAIR. Since he can't complete it himself, he enlisted the help of dude-only volunteers with a shaving party last Thursday. 7. WILL SMITH has been working on a memoir called "Will" for the past two years. This, quote, "labor of love" will come out November 9th and will be about his childhood, careers in music, TV, movies, and overall persona. 11. TAYLOR SWIFT's next re-recorded album will be "Red", which originally came out in 2012. It'll have 30 songs on it, including one that's 10 minutes long. It comes out November 19th. 12. KACEY MUSGRAVES was spotted on the streets of New York City last week with a new guy. His name is Cole Schaferand he's in advertising. "People" reached out to Kacey's reps about it, but they didn't respond. 13. WALKER HAYES has gone viral on TikTok with videos of himself and his kids dancing to his songs. The clips are so popular that fans showed up at a concert ready to do the same steps with him.
The 10 Cities with the Worst Drivers, and the 10 with the Best
There's a list of the U.S. cities with the WORST drivers . . . and chances are, you're expecting YOUR city to be on it. I mean, when is the last time you got to your destination and thought, "Wow, this city has AWESOME drivers!"
An auto insurance company dug through two million insurance quotes in the 70 largest cities in the U.S., and ranked them based on how BAD the drivers were . . . the ones with the most accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, and other citations.
Overall, Omaha, Nebraska drivers were the WORST. Partly because Omaha had the most DUIs over the past year.
Two California cities were the next-worst, Riverside and Bakersfield . . . followed by Columbus, Ohio . . . Richmond, Virginia . . . Fresno, California . . . Sacramento . . . Salt Lake City . . . Austin, Texas . . . and Baltimore.
On the flip-side, the drivers in Birmingham, Alabama were rated the BEST. They had fewer speeding tickets and driving citations than any other city . . . and also had low numbers of DUIs and accidents.
St. Louis had the second-best drivers, followed by Little Rock, Arkansas . . . New Orleans . . . Memphis . . . Louisville, Kentucky . . . Detroit . . . Atlanta . . . Baton Rouge, Louisiana . . . and Grand Rapids, Michigan.