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Interesting, entertaining and often humorous items
we run across through our daily screening.

Conan Disinfects Timothy Olyphant’s Feet – CONAN on TBS

  • Really funny Conan segment/interview.

The Crazy Story of Purell and the Coronavirus

  • Since it's come up in conversations a few times the past week .. "who owns Purrel?", here's the answer.
  • Its owned by an Akron based private company named GOJO Industries founded in 1946.
  • While Purell claims to "kill 99.99% of most common germs that can make you sick.” Does that include COVID-19? No one really knows.
  • In fact the FDA sent the company in January warning of its unproven claims that Purell has been making on its website (which the company has addressed).
  • But, the active ingredient in Purell is ethyl alcohol (70%).  Experts generally agree that a solution in excess of 60% can be effective killing germs.
  • A biology professor quoted in the article says that soap and water are the most effective, but since COVID-19 is a virus with a capsid protein or what’s called a coat, it may be easier to kill with a hand sanitizer. Not sure if this actually and endorsement.
  • Although seemingly not an overwhelmingly convincing case, better safe than sorry... use Purell.

Is Corona Beer Being Hit by Coronavirus? Oh, Please. That’s a Stretch.

  • Silly but entertaining reports have popped up in recent days about Americans being unwilling to drink Corona beer because of the coronavirus.
  • One of those reports: 38% of Americans wouldn't buy Corona beer "under any circumstances" because of the coronavirus, according to a recent survey.

Michael Jordan Gives An Emotional Speech at Celebration of Kobe and Gianna Bryant

  • Incredible eulogy at an incredible event.
  • Highly recommend watching.

A Silicon Valley Stylist Reveals the Biggest Fashion Issues She Sees Among the Tech...

  • Funny article, here's the most recent fashion trends from the Silicon Valley/San Francisco.
  • Find jeans that fit well.
  • Pay attention to the color and quality of the garments you wear.
  • Get fresh shoes, "meaning they're clean and in good shape.
  • Do that, and fund an IPO.

SportsCenter Top 10 Plays | Feb 3rd, 2020

  • These are the best.
  • Our favorite is Christen Press in #4 ... notice she hit that goal with her left foot.

12 Science-Backed Facts About Cheating That All Couples Should Know

  • Really interesting article which is an aggregation/summary of studies on why people cheat.  Some of the findings are predictable, some surprising.
  • Men are more likely to be angry if his spouse has an affair with someone of the opposite sex, and aroused if the cheating is with the same sex.  Women are angry at both prospects, but more likely to end the relationship if its the same sex.
  • Peoples perception is that 42% of people cheat, but these same surveyed people think there is only a 5% chance that their partner is cheating.
  • Straight men are more distressed by sexual infidelity; straight women are more distressed by emotional infidelity.
  • Men are more likely to cheat when they cross an age milestone (e.g turning 40 or 50).
  • There may be a genetic link to cheating.
  • Heterosexual women now are almost just as likely to cheat as heterosexual men with 19% of women cheating compared to 23% of men.
  • Younger people (american) are less likely cheat vs older people.
  • Morality/religion is cited as the primary reason people don't cheat.
  • People who have cheated once, are more likely to cheat again.  One study found three times more likely.

3 Life Lessons Tom Hanks Learned From Playing the Kindest Man, Mr. Rogers

  • We happened to just watch the "Mr. Rogers Neighborhood" .. excellent movie we highly recommend.  Key takeaway for us ... we should all be more like Mr. Rogers.  Here's what Tom Hanks thinks.
  • "Connecting with people isn't about selling them".  Hanks says, Rogers forged deep connections with his viewers by expressing empathy.
  • "Everyone needs to express vulnerability".  "We all want to be met with compassion, but in order to do that, you actually need to lead with some brand of vulnerability.
  • "Removing competition makes communication easier".  When two people have a conflict, there's often an assumption that one person is right and the other is wrong. Eliminating this notion of there being a zero-sum game, Hanks learned, can lead to more effective communication and ultimately, resolution.
  • All words from the wise.