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Kev's Tuesday Breakfast Show Blog

On this day

1957 - Buddy Holly and the Crickets recorded "That'll Be The Day." The song would be their first hit

1939   The first of two and a half million Anderson shelters appeared in Britain

1991   The Warsaw Pact was abolished bringing and end to the Cold War!

Today’s Celebrity Birthday was born this day 1957  Stuart Wood of the Bay City Rollers is 63.

Today is   

Shrove Tuesday (Pancake Day)

Beat the Kettle Question

Which American singer songwriter sang 'You're All That Matters to Me’ and 'I Wonder Why’ in 1992?

Answer   Curtis Stigers

Our Survey Sez

88% of us, when asked to describe ourselves in 1 word, say what?

Answer   Shy.

Inspirational Quote of the Morning  

“The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.”

Wacky Fact.

In ancient Greece, the word ‘idiot’ referred to all non-politicians.  How times have changed!

3’s A Crowd

Win a pair of tickets for the opening night of The Buddy Holly Story at The Grand Theatre on April  14th.

The show is there for a week and is one of Musical Theatre’s best loved show - a massive hit in the West End and on tour across the UK

Loved by critics and audiences alike, Buddy tells the enduring tale of the musical icon's meteoric rise to fame right up to that final legendary performance at the Surf Ballroom in Clear Lake, Iowa, before his tragic and untimely death.

This morning’s words are    Castle    Stone   Pebble   Storm

News stories

The head of the Environment Agency is to warn against building new homes on flood plains, amid flooding in parts of the UK following heavy rain.

Ministers from the EU will meet later to approve their mandate for post-Brexit trade talks with the UK.

Another victory for Liverpool in the Premier League sees them winning 3-2 against West Ham putting them 22 points clear.

Tonight’s TV Highlights,

Moira takes the hint on Emmerdale (ITV), Hannah is forced to work with Nathan in The Split (BBC1) and what happens when real life is weirder than the most amazing comedy minds can come up with. Let’s find out in The Windsors. (Channel 4

 

A 62-year-old man from Illinois has broken the male Guinness World Record for the longest time spent holding an abdominal plank.

On February 15, George Hood, held a plank for an astonishing eight hours, 15 minutes and 15 seconds.

 

A study says that more than a quarter of 2,000 Brits surveyed say yes to plans even though they knew they would never go.

So, instead of simply saying, 'sorry, I don't feel up to it', we lie and give the impression that we are truly well and truly... up for it.

As a result around one third of plans that are made, never happen.

The study found that 25 per cent of people use the excuse of feeling ill, 27 per cent say they have a family commitment, and 17 per cent have said they have a work crisis.

 

A pet illness or double booking are also on the list of common excuses for cancelling plans.

But it seems that 35-53 year olds are actually the worst offenders, with 16 per cent of them cancelling plans, compared to 13 per cent of 18-34 year olds.

Women are also deemed more reliable than men with 63 per cent of them attending social plans, whereas men only make it to 58 per cent of them.

 

Britain's favourite emoji is the 'Face With Tears of Joy'.

'Thumbs Up', 'Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes' and 'Face Blowing A Kiss' take the second, third and fourth places, respectively, with 'Hearts For Eyes' rounding out the top five.

The survey explored how people are using emojis to replace language, with 91 per cent of respondents saying they use the icons in everyday communication

Unsurprisingly, the data found that 43 per cent of people aged 16 to 29 use emojis every day compared to just 9 per cent of people over 60s.

THE TOP 10 EMOJIS

1. Face with Tears of Joy

2. Thumbs Up

3. Smiling Face with Smiling Eyes

4. Face Blowing A Kiss

5. Smiling Face with Heart Eyes

6. Red Heart

7. Rolling on the Floor Laughing

8. Loudly Crying Face

9. Thinking Face

10. OK Hand

 

Europe's first fast food delivery service by drone will start in south Dublin in a matter of weeks, according to a leading tech company.

Manna Aero founder Bobby Healy predicted huge demand for the service when it is launched in a south Dublin suburb with 30,000 people in March.

Speaking on ‘The Big Tech Show’ podcast, Mr Healy said drones would deliver food from several chains to your door inside of three minutes.

He revealed: “Camile Thai is a partner on the food side. Next Tuesday, we will formally announce the name of a major online food player that everybody knows.”

 

Coriander has emerged as one of Britain's most hated herbs.

Sceptics united today to celebrate 'International I Hate Coriander Day', which was started by Austrian Facebook page three years ago, and continues to thrive - with thousands of people participating in the day of disgust.

Scientists believe that coriander tastes like soap for around four to fourteen per cent of people due to a certain gene.

Sceptics have united today to celebrated 'International I Hate Coriander Day', which was started by Austrian Facebook page three years ago, and continues to thrive with thousands of people participating in the day of disgust.

Scientists believe that coriander tastes like soap for around four to fourteen per cent of people due to a certain gene. And those haters were out in full force today as they shared their distaste for the spice.


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