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NiMB 56: Thursday 2-1-2018

GOP Amtrak train wreck, garbage truck
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NiMB 56: Thursday 2-1-2018

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Today, el Dub still has lost his voice.

Producer Tim sits in for his second NiMB appearance.

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News

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dr-gridlock/wp/2018/01/31/gop-retreat-train-collides-with-truck-no-serious-injuries-reported/?utm_term=.0d93a49a8ba6

2018/01/31 14:39

A train carrying GOP lawmakers collided with a truck and left one dead.  They were going to an annual party conference in West Virginia and the Amtrak train collided with a truck.  Per Senator Mike Lee, “It looks like it’s been maybe cut in half. We can see garbage strewn around and we can see the back half of the truck. There was a feeling of an impact and you could feel we had hit something. It took us maybe a quarter mile to stop.”

No matter which side you’re on, this sucks.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2018/01/31/stormy-daniels-is-now-denying-her-affair-with-trump-heres-how-shes-confirmed-it-before/?utm_term=.8f04e0854f62

2018/01/31 13:31

You have probably already heard about it, but Stormy Daniels denies her affair with Donald Trump.  She met Trump at a golf tournament in 2006 and he allegedly asked her to “ride around the course.”  (wink, wink)

https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/news/2018/01/31/amazons-alexa-has-new-voice-jeff-bezos-reveals-super-bowl-ad/1082134001/

2018/01/31 10:16

I love my Alexa, I mean Echo, because you can ask her anything, but she will most likely say, “Sorry, I didn’t get that.” or “Sorry, I don’t know that.”  Ask her “How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?”  and she’ll reply, “A woodchuck would chuck about 700 pounds of wood on a good day with the wind at his back.”  Why am I talking about all this?  Because Alexa is going to sound like your mom starting Sunday after “the big game.”  Get ready for her to tell you, “Go to bed!” or, “That’s not good for you!” Maybe that’s just what I think.

https://inhabitat.com/the-earths-poles-may-be-about-to-flip-and-the-consequences-could-be-dire/

2018/01/31

The Earth’s magnetic poles may flip soon.  If so, they may knock out power grids and any other systems that rely on it. The last time was 780,000 years, which is probably older than your grandfather.  I saw on some NatGeo show that the white fox relies on the magnetic field to hunt it’s prey, so a flip would mean the fox jumps in the opposite direction and the prey would think, “You dumbass.”

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/31/582112597/researchers-discover-anxiety-cells-in-the-brain

2018/01/31 12:00

Researchers have seemed to discover certain brain cells, albeit in mice, that trigger anxiety.  Good for those Xanax addicts out there!  Do you want to take a pill every few hours or maybe get a shot directly into your brain?!

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/01/31/coffee-shops-might-display-cancer-warnings-california/1082274001/

2018/01/31 14:02

In California, coffee may soon be labeled as cancerous.  I understand the labels for asbestos outside of apartments and public places that have existed for years but to include coffee as a carcinogen?  People have been drinking coffee for thousands of years and we’re still here.  I say, give me some more coffee!

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801310033.html

2018/01/31 14:25 JST (2018/01/31 00:25 CST)

For all you whiskey drinkers out there, try and buy a bottle of this:  50-year-aged Yamazaki single malt whiskey.  One bottle, probably 780 ml, sold at auction for 32,500,000 yen, which is about $298,850.  You may remember the company from the movie “Lost in Translation” when Bill Murray famously says, “It’s Suntory Time.”

Finance

Yahoo:DOW at 26,263

Tomorrow: el Dub will be back to wrap up the week.

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