The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 58: Toddler Tech Support, Matt Jernigan & Phil diTommaso

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[display_podcast]From CBS Atlanta:  Preschoolers are better at figuring out tech gadgets than college students.  In a recent study performed at UC Berkeley tasked 106 children ages 4-5 against 170 college students with figuring out a new technical gadget with which each individual had no prior exposure to.  Ultimately, the younger children were much faster at figuring out the combinations and how to work the devices.  These results raise the questions, “What makes children such flexible learn … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 57: Living in Fast Food, Kerri Pomarolli & Ken Davis

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[display_podcast]From WTOP.com, an elderly couple was recently kicked out of a Virginia McDonalds for sitting too long.  Carl Becker, 87, a World War II veteran, and his wife Barbara Becker, 81, say they both were at the Culpeper McDonald's on Feb. 21 when they were approached by the manager.  “You two are going to have to leave.' He said 'Your half hour is up and we need to clean this floor,'" says Barbara Becker. The restaurant was not crowded at the time, she says, and the two were stu … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 56: Road Rage, Donna East & Marty Simpson

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[display_podcast]From the U.K. Mail Online:  Cars could soon monitor our emotions with a device that reads facial expressions to prevent road rage.  Car manufacturers – ever in the pursuit of new ways to make driving safer – are hinting at devices that can detect drivers’ irritation levels using a tiny embedded camera.  The trick was developing a system that doesn’t distract the driver.  The team is also working on a “fatigue detector” which could measure the percentage of eyelid closure.  Th … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 55: Eggs in a Tree, Kenn Kington & Riley Armstrong

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[display_podcast]In Germany, people set up Easter egg trees to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection.  They are much like Christmas trees, but instead of your backyard tree loaded with ornaments, lights and strings of stale popcorn, imagine it loaded with beautiful, decorated Easter eggs.  It’s a glorious, breathtaking sight! (Albeit a frightening sight for those allergic to eggs.)Now, what could have started this tradition?  Could it have been a lazy lack of desire to clean up after vandals egge … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 54: Stealing Beehives, Sara Shea and Jeff Allen

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[display_podcast]The honey price increases in Sacramento, CA have led to a jump in beehive thefts.  Beekeepers have always been concerned about someone stealing their hives – if only there were some sort of flying predator that could sting would-be-thieves when their hives were threatened.Wouldn’t that be nice?Instead, today’s keepers are turning to the latest technology to put a stop to the honey poaching.  Some have installed GPS chips to track the hives should they maliciously move … [Read more...]

The Daren Streblow Comedy Show Mini-Cast 53: Too Much TV, Comedian Zan & Rik Roberts

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[display_podcast]According to the UK Daily Mail, children who watch three or more hours of TV per day could be left educationally stunted and prone to bullying.  Oddly enough, two hours and 52 minutes of viewing per day does not appear to harmfully affect kids.  Apparently, it’s that extra eight minutes that make all the difference.Eight minutes of watching TV is all that stands between your child being smart or wedgied and stuffed into a locker.The extra eight minutes of TV also stu … [Read more...]


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