107.9 Mix FM KVLY http://www.mix1079.net 1-888-691-1079 Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:25:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 Five Weird Thanksgiving Dishes That Are Actually Popular http://www.mix1079.net/five-weird-thanksgiving-dishes-that-are-actually-popular/ http://www.mix1079.net/five-weird-thanksgiving-dishes-that-are-actually-popular/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:25:06 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3976 ND-Dessert

The “New York Times” analyzed Google searches to find which Thanksgiving recipes are unusually popular in each state. And while they’re all strange, most of them sound off-the-charts indulgent. We need to start sharing this stuff people!

Here are five of the weirdest dishes . . . and they’re actually popular in MORE than one state . . .

  1. Snicker apple salad is popular in South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska. It’s a dessert featuring chopped up Snickers candy bars and apples in whipped cream.
  2. Frog eye salad . . . in Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Colorado. It’s a salad with pasta, fruit, eggs, whipped cream, and marshmallows.
  3. Stuffed artichokes . . . in New York and New Jersey.
  4. Pumpkin whoopee pie, in New Hampshire and Maine. It’s two pumpkin cookies with a cream cheese filling in between.
  5. Sopapilla cheesecake, in Oklahoma and Texas. Basically a cheesecake made with crescent rolls, loosely based on the Latino sopapilla pastry.

There are a few others that sound great just on their name ALONE: Cookie salad in North Dakota . . . key lime cake in Georgia . . . maple walnut pie in Vermont . . . corn pudding in Maryland . . . and pineapple casserole in South Carolina.

And the worst unusually popular Thanksgiving dish? It’s a landslide win for Oregon, where the number one choice is . . . vegan mushroom gravy.

Montana’s unusually popular Thanksgiving food is a close second . . . it’s fruit salad. Come on, Montana. Just fruit? People just one state over are mixing Snickers bars with whipped cream and calling it a salad!

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You Only Spend 45% of Your Time at Work Actually Working http://www.mix1079.net/you-only-spend-45-of-your-time-at-work-actually-working/ http://www.mix1079.net/you-only-spend-45-of-your-time-at-work-actually-working/#comments Tue, 25 Nov 2014 16:41:15 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3969 pretend-121

Do you feel like you’re only doing ACTUAL work HALF the time you’re at work?  You’re not alone.

A new survey found people only spend 45% of their time at work doing their actual job duties.

But that doesn’t mean we spend 55% of our time slacking off . . . most of the other time goes toward productivity-killing parts of our jobs.  Here’s the breakdown . . .

  • 45% of the time you’re doing actual work.
  •  14% of the time you’re emailing.
  •  12% doing administrative tasks.
  •  9% in useful meetings.
  •  8% dealing with interruptions.
  •  7% in USELESS meetings.
  •  And 6% slacking off and doing personal web surfing.



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The Average Black Friday Discount Is 39% . . . Here Are the Major Stores Ranked by Their Discounts http://www.mix1079.net/the-average-black-friday-discount-is-39-here-are-the-major-stores-ranked-by-their-discounts/ http://www.mix1079.net/the-average-black-friday-discount-is-39-here-are-the-major-stores-ranked-by-their-discounts/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 16:12:51 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3966 black_friday_head

Most stores have released their Black Friday ads, and the website Wallethub.com ran the numbers on them in a way that’s pretty helpful if you’re shopping this week.

They analyzed the ads from 22 major stores and websites, including 5,525 deals total . . . and found the average discount this Black Friday is 39.45%.

That means if you see something on sale for LESS than 40% off, it’s not that great of a deal. And if you see something for over 40% off on Black Friday, you’re in a better zone.

They also found JCPenney has the biggest average discount, at 65%. The other stores with the biggest Black Friday discounts are Macy’s . . . Rite Aid . . . Meijer . . . and Sears.

Costco is offering the worst average discount, at 21%. The other stores with the worst average Black Friday discounts are Big Lots . . . Amazon . . . Best Buy . . . and Walmart.


(You can see a ridiculously specific store-by-store discount breakdown and a lot more info here.)

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The Higher a Woman’s Heels, the More Attractive She Is to Men http://www.mix1079.net/the-higher-a-womans-heels-the-more-attractive-she-is-to-men/ http://www.mix1079.net/the-higher-a-womans-heels-the-more-attractive-she-is-to-men/#comments Fri, 21 Nov 2014 17:37:13 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3963 sexy-high-heels

Well this explains why strippers risk horrible ankle sprains and debilitating foot pain to wear 13-inch high heels every night.

A new study out of France found the higher a woman’s heels, the more attractive she is to men.

The researchers had a 19-year-old woman stand on the street and ask men for help . . . once in flat shoes, once in two-inch heels, and once in three-and-a-half-inch heels. The higher the shoes, the more likely men were to stop.

In another test, they watched how many men at a bar approached a group of women in different sized heels . . . and men were much more likely to talk to the women when they were in higher heels.

The researchers say, quote, “The results showed that high heels were associated with greater sexiness, overall physical attractiveness, breast attractiveness, beauty, attractiveness to men, and willingness for a date.”

(Yahoo Style)

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A Turkey Spins Around in Circles Until It Gets So Dizzy, It Falls Over http://www.mix1079.net/a-turkey-spins-around-in-circles-until-it-gets-so-dizzy-it-falls-over/ http://www.mix1079.net/a-turkey-spins-around-in-circles-until-it-gets-so-dizzy-it-falls-over/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 14:46:05 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3959 1117-dizzy-turkey
Supposedly, turkeys aren’t quite as dumb as most people think they are . . . but I’m not buying it. There’s a video on YouTube of a male turkey trying to mate with a female, which starts running around in circles to get away.

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Right in the Feels… Dog rides outside Ambulance to stay with owner http://www.mix1079.net/right-in-the-feels-dog-rides-outside-ambulance-to-stay-with-owner/ http://www.mix1079.net/right-in-the-feels-dog-rides-outside-ambulance-to-stay-with-owner/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 14:40:50 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3951 Ambulance Ride Dog

This is a pretty incredible reminder of how loyal dogs are. There’s a reason we happily spend $200 trillion on dog toys and leashes and crap every single year.

An 85-year-old guy in San Angelo, Texas named J.R. Nicholson was feeling dizzy a few weeks ago, and called 911 for help. So the paramedics came, loaded him into the ambulance, and took him to the hospital.

But they didn’t realize his 35-pound beagle named Buddy didn’t want to leave J.R.’s side.

Buddy hopped onto the little side step of the ambulance without any of the paramedics noticing . . . and just sat there, riding the ambulance, as it went to the hospital.

About 20 miles into the drive, another driver flagged them down and told them there was a DOG on the side of the ambulance. They didn’t really have a choice at that point, so they loaded Buddy into the back and took him the rest of the way.

J.R. stayed one night at the hospital and was released. And Buddy stayed with him the entire time.

(San Angelo Standard-Times

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What does your Favorite type of Pizza say about you http://www.mix1079.net/what-does-your-favorite-type-of-pizza-say-about-you/ http://www.mix1079.net/what-does-your-favorite-type-of-pizza-say-about-you/#comments Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:19:47 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3943 Untitled-23

According to a new study, your favorite type of pizza is a secret clue to what kind of PERSONALITY you have.

Researchers had people fill out a personality test, then share their favorite pizza flavor. Then they looked for the personality trends that came up most frequently for each type of pizza. Here’s what they found . . .

People who like vegetable toppings are flirtatious, charming, gullible, and self-absorbed.

People who like white pizza are good with money, cautious, a little cynical, and love debates.

People who order pepperoni pizza are extroverts who get bored easily.

People who order chicken on their pizza are driven, competitive, and assertive.

And people who like OTHER types of meat on their pizza are supportive, tend to be followers, and like to stay at home.



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A Guy Bought 99 New iPhones for an Elaborate Wedding Proposal . . . and She Said No http://www.mix1079.net/a-guy-bought-99-new-iphones-for-an-elaborate-wedding-proposal-and-she-said-no/ http://www.mix1079.net/a-guy-bought-99-new-iphones-for-an-elaborate-wedding-proposal-and-she-said-no/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:21:23 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3877 6b44e48f3c0e49b592cffa6ff70877ce

Have you looked at what it costs to buy a new iPhone WITHOUT getting a two-year contract? They start at like $800. So if you buy one for someone as a gift, that’s love. If you buy MORE than one? I can’t even comprehend.

A guy in Guangzhou, China wanted to propose to his girlfriend in the most spectacular way possible this weekend . . . so he bought 99 brand new iPhone 6s, arranged them in a park in the shape of a heart, and proposed inside the heart.

And . . . she said NO.

The guy spent approximately $82,000 on the iPhones, which is about what he makes in TWO YEARS as a computer programmer. He’ll probably be looking to resell the phones now.

There’s no word on WHY his girlfriend turned him down.


(The Nanfang

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Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan Arrested for Breaking a Stewardess’ Foot http://www.mix1079.net/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-arrested-for-breaking-a-stewardess-foot/ http://www.mix1079.net/cranberries-singer-dolores-oriordan-arrested-for-breaking-a-stewardess-foot/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 16:01:35 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3874 doloresOK11
CRANBERRIES singer DOLORES O’RIORDAN caused a disturbance on an international flight this week and it was bad enough that it got her ARRESTED when the flight landed.

She was flying from New York to her home country of Ireland yesterday, when she freaked out on the flight crew. We don’t know why, but she assaulted a female flight attendant, who reportedly suffered a BROKEN FOOT.

Then when they landed in Ireland, the police boarded the plane to arrest her . . . and she HEAD-BUTTED a cop.

Dolores was taken to the station, but complained she was feeling sick. So she was briefly hospitalized, then released. She hasn’t been charged with anything yet, and the police are still investigating.

Dolores hasn’t commented, so we don’t know her side of the story. But before the flight took off, a random traveler Tweeted, quote, “So Dolores O’Riordan just boarded our flight wearing a red and black superhero mask. #Strange.”

Wow. Acting like a zombie aboard a long flight is such a disappointment. Anyone over 21 should know there’s no need to argue. But let’s not linger on such ridiculous thoughts. Just forget about everything I said. OK, I’ll stop.

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Dewitos . . . Dorito-Flavored Mountain Dew? http://www.mix1079.net/dewitos-dorito-flavored-mountain-dew/ http://www.mix1079.net/dewitos-dorito-flavored-mountain-dew/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:55:51 +0000 http://www.mix1079.net/?p=3870 DFHcrg3-K11Rl

Taco Bell had insane success when they integrated Doritos into their world, and made the Doritos Locos Tacos.

But maybe other companies misinterpreted that success, and thought it meant adding Doritos to ANYTHING would increase sales. Because this sounds NASTY.

Mountain Dew was just spotted testing out a Doritos-flavored SODA.

A student at Kent State University in Ohio posted a photo online from campus, where Mountain Dew set up a table and was serving little samples of an orange soda in cups called “Mountain Dew Dewitos.”

He says, quote, “It honestly wasn’t that disgusting. It tasted like orange [soda] with a Doritos aftertaste. It tasted like straight Doritos afterwards though.”

For now, the flavor is just being tested, so there’s no guarantee it will ever hit the market . . . I guess it depends on how many people agree with this guy and give it the glowing review of “not that disgusting.”

(Consumerist / Reddit


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