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No matter how you slice it, your favorite pizza puts you under a microscope. "It's all in the toppings," says Brandon Wills, a psychologist and longtime pizza lover. "Pepperoni, sausage, broccoli, you name it -- whatever you like to see peeking through the cheese and tomato sauce tells the world what kind of person you are deep down inside. Plain Cheese You might think people who prefer pizzas unadorned are bland and lifeless milquetoasts. Untrue. They're highly analytical individualists who have the ability to cut through superficial trivialities and get to the fundamental underlying principles. You'll never be taken for a sucker, but resist the tendency to be too cynical. Pepperoni Folks who flock to the most popular topping of them all are good team players, prepared to sacrifice their personal interests to those of the majority. You're loyal and steadfast, but don't be a sheep. Sausage You're forthright and honest. You call it like you see it,


When it comes to money -- whether we most enjoy spending it or saving it -- we all have a money personality. Olivia Mellan, author of "Money Harmony: Resolving Money Conflicts in Your Life and Relationships," has identified five distinct money personalities. Do note that each type has good qualities and shortcomings, and most of us are a combination of several types. The five money personalities: 1. The Money Hoarder You really enjoy saving money, and your financial goals are carefully prioritized. You not only have a budget you faithfully follow, but also one of your favorite pastimes is creating and fine-tuning that budget. Spending money is difficult for you--be it for yourself or your loved ones--because purchases seem frivolous. Spending money on entertainment and vacations is especially unnecessary in your mind. When you invest money, it is for the future. "Saving for a rainy day" is your personal slogan. Extreme money hoarders will even keep a stash of cash i


Kansas State University veterinarian Dr. Susan Nelson offers the following tips: 1. Restrain your pet in some way while traveling in a vehicle. Cats and small dogs tend to travel best in secured crates, while specialized harnesses for larger dogs help keep them strapped in the vehicle. Letting pets run loose in vehicles can be extremely dangerous because the animal can get between the driver's feet and the pedals. 2. If your pet gets nervous or nauseated during car rides, talk to your veterinarian about medications that can ease anxiety and motion sickness. 3. If you're traveling with a dog, do stop every two to three hours so he can relieve himself and get some exercise. 4. If you're traveling with a cat, leave her in her crate even when you stop at rest areas. Bring a litter box so the cat can use it inside the car during extended trips. 5. Line your pet's crate with absorbent material or newspapers in case the pet doesn't make it to the rest area or the litter bo

Music Calendar...

In 1946 "The Gypsy" by the Ink Spots hits #1 on the charts and remained there for 14 weeks. In 1959 "A Boy Without A Girl" by Frankie Avalon enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1962 The Isley Brothers' single "Twist & Shout" is released. In 1965 The Kinks' Dave Davies is knocked unconscious when he falls into Mike Avory's drums. They cancel the rest of the tour. In 1965 Blues giant Sonny Boy Williamson dies. In 1967 John Lennon takes delivery of a psychedelic painted Rolls Royce. In 1968 The Rolling Stones' single "Jumpin' Jack Flash" is released. In 1968 "A Beautiful Morning" by the Rascals peaks at #3 on the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 In their only known joint concert appearance, Led Zeppelin and the Who perform at the Merriwether Post Pavillion in Columbia, MD. In 1969 John Lennon's ex-wife, Cynthia, talks about her million dollar settlement in Parade magazine. In 1969 Simon & Garfunkel replace themselves

Today In History...

In 1787 The U.S. Constitutional Convention convenes in Philadelphia. In 1793 Father Stephen Badin becomes the first Roman Catholic priest to be ordained in the U.S., in a ceremony in Baltimore. In 1810 Argentina begins its revolt against Spain. In 1844 The first telegraphed news despatch, sent from Washington, DC, to Baltimore, appears in the Baltimore "Patriot." In 1927 Henry Ford stops producing the Model T and begins production on the Model A. In 1935 Baseball great Babe Ruth hit the 714th and final home run of his career, for the Boston Braves, in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. In 1946 Transjordan (now Jordon) becomes a kingdom as it proclaimed its new monarch, King Abdullah Ibn Ul-Hussein. In 1961 President Kennedy asks the nation to work toward putting a "Man on the moon" by the end of the decade. In 1963 The Organization of African Unity is founded in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In 1968 The Gateway Arch, part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in

Born On This Day...

In 1803 American author/philosopher, Ralph Waldo Emerson9 In 1847 Evangelist, John Alexander Dowie ("Elijah the Restorer") In 1865 Social reformer, John Raleigh Mott (Nobel-1946) In 1877 Singer, Billy Murray ("The Denver Nightingale") In 1878 Tap dancer, Bill "Bojangles" Robinson In 1886 American labor leader, Philip Murray (CIO, American Steel Workers) In 1888 Actor/writer, Miles Malleson (Phantom of Opera, Postman's Knock) In 1889 Inventor, Igor Sikorsky (developed working helicopter) In 1893 Counter singer/banjoist, Ernest V. "Pop" Stoneman In 1898 Publisher/panelist, Bennett Cerf (Random House/What's My Line) In 1898 Heavyweight boxing champion, James Tunney (1926-30) In 1905 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Martin Dihigo [d: 5-20-71] In 1916 Actress/singer, Virginia "Ginny" Simms (Kay Kyser Band) [d: 4-4-94] In 1917 Actor, Steve Cochran (Boston Blackie) [d: 6-15-65] In 1917 Jazz pianist/horn player, Jimmy Hamilton [d: 9-20-94] In 19


Honeybees navigate by using the sun as a compass. (Yes) Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always the same sex. (Yes) One year, Elvis Presley paid 91% of his annual income to the IRS? (Yes) Donald Trump's bankers put him on a $1 million per month allowance in 1990. (B.S., they actually limited the Donald to $375,000 a month) The average raindrop falls at 15mph. (B.S., it's about 7mph) France is the only country with a national dog. (B.S., it's Holland) Most elephant's weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale. (Yes) 25% of the bones in your body are located in your chest. (B.S., they in your feet) Canada is an Indian word meaning "Big Village." (Yes) You are more likely to be a target for mosquitoes to bite after eating bananas. (Yes) Four inches of snow equals one inch of rain. (B.S., ten inches of snow equals one inch of rain) Coca Cola is the most popular beverage in the world. (B.S., it's coffee with over 400 billion cups being consu

Music Calendar...

In 1963 Blues guitarist Elmore James dies in Chicago at age 45. In 1964 The Beatles make their third appearance on the "Ed Sullivan Show," in a segment taped the previous April on the set of their movie "A Hard Day's Night." They perform "You Can't Do That." In 1967 The Beatles watch Procol Harum perform at the Speakeasy in London. In 1968 Mick Jagger and his girlfriend Marianne Faithful are arrested for Marijuana possession. In 1969 "Good Morning Starshine" by Oliver and "Baby I Love You" by Andy Kim both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1969 "Get Back" by the Beatles hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 5 weeks. In 1970 Peter Green quits Fleetwood Mac to join a religious cult. In 1974 Richard Pryor hosts NBC-TV's "The Midnight Special" with guests Olivia Newton-John and Boz Skaggs. In 1974 Jazz great Duke Ellington dies of lung cancer at age 75. In 1975 "Shining Star" by Earth

Today In History...

In 1738 John Wesley establishes the Methodist Church. In 1830 The first U.S. passenger railroad service begins between Baltimore and Elliott's Mill, Maryland. In 1844 Samuel F.B. Morse transmits the message "What hath God wrought!" from Washington to Baltimore, as he formally opened America's first telegraph line. In 1881 Some 200 people die when the Canadian ferry "Princess Victoria" sinks near London, Ontario. In 1883 The Brooklyn Bridge, linking Brooklyn and Manhattan, opens to traffic. In 1899 The first auto repair shop opens in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1935 The first major league baseball game played at night takes place in Cincinnati's Crosley Field as the Reds beat the Phillies, 2-1. In 1941 The German battleship Bismarck sinks the British dreadnought Hood in the North Atlantic. In 1959 The first house with built-in bomb shelter is exhibited in Pleasant Hills, Pennsylvania. In 1962 Astronaut Scott Carpenter becomes the second American to orbit the Eart

Born On This Day.

In 1544 Physician/scientist, William Gilbert (magnetism) In 1686 Physicist, Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit (Fahrenheit temperature scale) In 1743 King George III of Great Britain (1760-1820) In 1743 French politician/writer, Jean Paul Marat In 1816 Painter, Emanuel Leutze (Washington Crossing the Delaware) In 1819 Queen Victoria of Great Britain (1837-1901) In 1882 Silent film actor, Creighton Hale (Cat & Canary) In 1893 Writer/columnist, Elsa Maxwell (Hotel For Women) In 1895 Publisher, Samuel I. Newhouse (Parade, Vogue, Glamour) In 1904 British singer/comedian, George Formby [d: 3-6-61] In 1909 Congressman, Wilbur D. Mills (Fanne Fox scandal) [d: 5-2-92] In 1914 Actress, Lilli Palmer (The Boys From Brazil) [d: 1-27-86] In 1918 Civil rights leader/mayor, Coleman Alexander Young [d: 11-29-97] In 1925 Actress/director, Mai Zetterling (Hitchhiker) [d: 3-15-94] In 1927 Olympic athlete, John Kelly Jr. (Olypmic-Bronze-1956) [d: 3-2-85] In 1928 Writer/correspondent, Roger Caras [d: 2-18-01] I

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ON THIS DAY 5-21-21

Desert Radio AZ Podcasts · ON THIS DAY 5-21-21

National Waiters and Waitresses Day

  -- Here are five ways waiters get you to tip them more. 1. Breasts A study published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior showed that waitresses with larger self-reported breast size received bigger tips, while a second study in the International Journal of Hospitality Management found that waitresses' use of makeup significantly increased their tips. Female servers can also increase their tips by drawing a smiley face on the check--but this doesn't work as well for male servers. 2. Be Friendly The friendlier the server, the more likely a customer will leave a generous tip. Friendly behavior includes smiling, greeting and even touching customers and crouching down beside the customers while taking orders. 3. Copycats Restaurant servers who copy their customers' behavior get double the tips of servers who don't do this. And the No. 1 way to mirror the customer--and get a big payoff for doing it--is to repeat back the order, according to a study from the Netherlands. Mimi

Mandy Storm - I won’t tell

Here is Mandy Storm with her second single ‘I won’t tell' The 34-year-old Mandy Storm has been working on music for as long as she can remember. In elementary school she didn't skip a talent show or musical and loved it to be in the spotlight. Music was also an important thing in high school, she completed her final exam in music with a 9. She gained experience in singing with guest appearances with J&J two men Company. She took a number of singing lessons at Marion van Iwaarden. Mandy is currently a singer in the band Mezzup. Solo she works on her own music and lyrics. About 6 years ago Mandy Storm started writing her own lyrics. After writing a lyric, she picks up her ukulele to make a melody. Her head is turning wild with lots of creative ideas. All her lyrics are based on events from her own life. You could say Mandy is giving you a peek into her diary. This also applies to this song I won’t tell. It is about having struggles to open up your heart again for love after i

Music Calendar...

In 1892 The opera "I Pagliacci," by Ruggiero Leoncavallo, is first performed, in Milan, Italy. In 1959 "Gypsy," a musical inspired by Gypsy Rose Lee, opens on Broadway. In 1963 Stevie Wonder records his first hit, "Fingertips," live in Detroit. In 1964 The Drifters record "Under the Boardwalk." In 1965 Time magazine features a story titled "Rock 'N Roll: Everybody's Tuned In." The Beach Boys, Peter Noone, Petula Clark and the Supremes were among those appearing on the cover. In 1966 "You Don't Have To Say You Love Me" by Dusty Springfield and "Red Rubber Ball" by Cyrkle both enter the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1968 Paul McCartney and Jane Asher attend an Andy Williams concert. In 1968 Rolling Stone Brian Jones is arrested a second time for possession of marijuana in his London apartment. In 1969 John Lennon and Yoko Ono begin their "Bed-in For Peace" at Montreal's Queen Elizabeth Hotel. In 1971

Today In History...

In 1542 Spanish explorer Hernando do Soto dies while searching for gold along the Mississippi River. In 1832 The first democratic convention begins in Baltimore. (They nominate President Andrew Jackson for a second term.) In 1840 New Zealand is declared a British colony. In 1881 The American Red Cross is founded by Clarissa "Clara" Barton. In 1908 The first horror film, "Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde," is premieres in Chicago. In 1919 A proposed federal amendment to give women the right to vote passes the House of Representatives, 304-89. In 1924 14-year-old Bobby Franks is murdered in a "thrill-killing" committed by Nathan Leopold Jr. and Richard Loeb, two students at the University of Chicago. In 1927 Charles Lindburgh lands his Spirit of St. Louis near Paris, France, completing the first solo airplane flight across the Atlantic. In 1941 A German U-boat sinks the American freighter S.S. "Robin Moore" in the South Atlantic. In 1945 Lauren Bacall and

Born On This Day...

In 1471 German artist, Albrecht Durer (Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse) In 1527 King Philip II Of Spain (1556-98) In 1688 English poet/satirist, Alexander Pope In 1780 English reformer, Elizabeth Fry In 1844 French painter, Henri Julien Felix Rousseau In 1860 Scientist/physiologist, Willem Einthoven (electrocardiograph) In 1878 Aircraft pioneer, Glenn Curtis In 1898 Financier/manufacturer, Armand Hammer (Arm & Hammer) In 1899 Actor, Ralph Sanford (Life & Legend of Wyatt Earp) In 1901 Bandleader/pianist, Horace Heidt (Musical Knights) [d: 12-1-86] In 1902 Baseball Hall-of-Famer, Earl Howard Averill (Indians) [d: 8-16-83] In 1904 Actor, Robert Montgomery (Here Comes Mr. Jordan) [d: 9-27-81] In 1904 Singer/bandleader, "Fats" Waller [d: 12-15-42] In 1909 Actress/singer, Lola Lane (Lane Sisters) [d: 6-22-81] In 1916 Author/singer, Harold Robbins (Carpetbaggers) [d: 10-14-97] In 1917 Actor, Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironsides) [d: 9-12-93] In 1917 Actor/singer, Dennis Day

Music Calendar...

In 1942 Glenn Miller and His Orchestra records "(I've Got a Gal in) Kalmazoo" at Victor Studios in Hollywood. In 1954 Bill Haley & the Comets' single "Rock Around The Clock" is released. In 1958 Pianist Van Cliburn returns home after winning the Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, and became the first musician to receive a ticker tape parade in New York. In 1966 George Harrison visits the Maharishi Yogi for the first time. In 1966 John Lennon, and wife Cynthia, attend an all-night party with Mick Jagger and Chrissie Shrimpton. In 1967 Jimi Hendrix signs his first American record contract with Reprise Records. In 1967 The BBC bans the Beatle's "A Day in the Life" for drug references. In 1967 The Association's single "Windy" is released. In 1967 "Soul Finger" by the Bar-Kays enters the U.S. top 40 chart. In 1967 "Groovin'" by the Young Rascals hits #1 on the U.S. top 40 chart and stayed there for 4 w

Today In History...

In 1506 Christopher Columbus dies in poverty in Spain. In 1639 The city council of Dorchester, MA, establishes the first school funded by community taxes. In 1830 The first railroad timetable is published, in the newspaper the Baltimore American. In 1861 North Carolina votes to secede from the Union. In 1861 The capital of the Confederacy is moved from Montgomery, Alabama, to Richmond, Virginia. In 1862 President Lincoln signs the Homestead Act into law, which opened millions of acres of free land to settlers in the West. In 1874 Levi Strauss markets his blue jeans with copper rivets, priced at $13.50 a dozen. In 1875 The International Bureau of Weights & Measures is established by treaty. In 1892 George Sampson patents the clothes dryer. In 1902 The United States ends its occupation of Cuba. In 1926 Thomas Edison boldly predicts that Americans would always like silent movies better than talking pictures. In 1927 At 7:40am, Charles Lindbergh takes off in the "Spirit of St. Lou

Born On This Day...

In 1663 Publisher, William II Bradford (first New York newspaper) In 1750 Financier, Stephen Girard (bailed out U.S. bonds during War of 1812) In 1759 Architect, William Thornton (designed the Capitol at Washington, DC) In 1768 Dorothea "Dolley" Madison, wife of President James Madison In 1799 French novelist/playwright, Honore de Balzac In 1806 English philosopher, John Stuart Mill In 1818 Businessman, William George Fargo (co-founded Wells, Fargo & Co) In 1822 Economist, Frederic Passy (co-winner of first Nobel Peace Prize) In 1844 French painter, Henri Rousseau In 1851 German inventor, Emile Berliner (microphone, gramophone) In 1890 Italian tenor, Beniamino Gigli In 1894 Author, Adela Rogers St. Johns (Mother Confessor of Hollywood) In 1899 U.S. Supreme Court Justice, John Marshall Harlan II (1955-71) In 1901 World chess champion, Max Euwe (1935-37) [d: 11-26-81] In 1904 British novelist, Margery Allingham (Albert Campion) [d: 6-30-66] In 1908 Actor, Jimmy Stewart (It&


"Woman Washes Winning Lottery Ticket worth $26 Million!" Truth! And California Lotto officials say surveillance video of her buying the ticket isn't enough to declare her a winner. She's out of luck! "Two-Year-Old Shoots Both His Parents!" Truth! In Maine. The kid found the loaded gun on the nightstand in his parent's bedroom. He fired. Both got shot. Fortunately both will live. "SCUBA Divers No Longer Required to Wear Masks!" Trash! Then again, drowning does prevent COVID. "Ricky Schroeder Goes to Sam's Club And Yells At An Employee!" Trash! The tour he was planning has been canceled. "70% of Americans Say They Read More and Feel Smarter From Pandemic!" Truth! Except you. All you did was make stupid sour dough bread and binge watch Disney Plus. Dummy. "West Virginia Man Sets Fire to Little Debbie Truck!" Truth! Oh the humanity. All those Cosmic Brownies. All those Swiss Rolls. I can't go on. "Ford to

ON THIS DAY 5-18-21

Desert Radio AZ Podcasts · ON THIS DAY 5-18-21

International Museum Day

  Esquire   offers information on some interesting museums appealing to men: International Bowling Museum, St. Louis  -- Explore 5,000 years of pin games, not to mention a serious collection of vintage bowling trophies, in this 50,000-square-foot space. You can also roll a few. Key artifact: Poster illustrating how bowling balls were used as weapons by Vikings. Classic Car Museum, Sarasota, FL  -- Four acres of land housing more than 125 cars: The RoboCop patrol car, the original Batmobile and the original Starsky & Hutch Ford Gran Torino have all rotated through. Key artifacts: John Lennon's 1965 Mercedes 230 SL and Sir Paul's Mini. Hamburger Museum, Daytona Beach, FL  -- While collector and curator Harry Sperl is of German descent, he is (sadly) not from the city of Hamburg. Nonetheless, he owns the world's biggest collection of hamburger related items, including banks, biscuit jars, clocks, hats, magnets, musi

Raining Diamonds

Saturn and Jupiter are gas giant planets that produce a truly unique form of weather. Recently, scientists discovered that there is plenty of carbon in these atmospheres. When carbon soot gets hit by lightning, it hardens into graphite and falls downward, where the pressure of the atmosphere hardens it further, until it becomes... a diamond. Storms on these planets may literally rain diamonds as big as a centimeter across.


Shake Shack is giving away free fries to people who show their vaccination card. Dill Pickle Hard Seltzer is a reality. Just thought you should know. Two new flavors of Cap'n Crunch Cereal-Chocolatey Churro Bites and Chocolate Caramel Crunch Cereal to help you get your daily allotment of sugar. Hershey's is getting into the ice cream bar business with three flavors -- Cookies 'n Mint, Birthday Cake and Strawberries 'n Creme. And because you needed a new way to eat fried chicken, KFC has introduced "Chicken on a stick" -- basically, chicken popsicles -- in two flavors: Barbecue Cheese and Mala.

Today In History...

In 1642 The Canadian city of Montreal is founded. In 1804 The French Senate proclaims Napoleon Bonaparte as emperor. In 1860 The Republican Party convention in Chicago, IL, nominates Abraham Lincoln for president. In 1910 Halley's Comet, as seen from Earth, moves across the sun. In 1914 The first ship goes through the Panama Canal. In 1926 Evangelist Aimeee Semple McPherson mysteriously vanished while visiting a beach in Venice, CA; she reappeared a month later, claiming to have been kidnapped. In 1927 Grauman's Chinese Theatre opens in Hollywood, California. In 1933 The Tennessee Valley Authority is created. In 1934 Congress approves a package of anti-crime measures, including the so-called "Lindbergh Act," which calls for the death penalty in cases of interstate kidnapping. In 1944 During World War II, Allied forces occupy Monte Cassino in Italy after a four-month struggle that claimed about 20,000 lives. In 1951 The United Nations moves out of its temporary headqua