Taylor Swift’s Bug, Forgotten Whiskey, & The Biggest Earthquake in History
“GOOD BAD FOOD”: In her quest for new and delicious not-so-nutritious junk food AND in continuing her search for the best Ranch, Kathleen samples Duke’s Habanero Garlic Mayonnaise, which she absolutely LOVES. She moves on to try Lay’s Layers 3-Cheese flavored, which she says to “skip it.” She finishes her tasting with Cleveland Pickle’s Spicy Dill pickles, which she says needs a beer chaser because they are deliciously hot (Fiaaaah.)
QUEEN’S COURT: Kathleen shares that Queen Stevie Nicks has announced a full solo headlining tour.
OLDEST RARE EXISTING SCOTCH AUCTIONED IN VANCOUVER: Kathleen reads an article announcing that 2 bottles of the world’s oldest and most exceptionally rare single-malt Scotch whiskey are expected to be sold in Vancouver at the end of April. Only 250 bottles of Glenlivet 80-Year-Old Gordon and MacPhail are available in the world, and a British Columbia store secured bottles 100 and 108. The auction will start with the current record baseline price set for a rare “forgotten” cask of whiskey that sold for $1M at auction.
JET BLUE REJECTION: Kathleen laughs as she reads an article about an overbooked JetBlue flight to Cancun where passengers were offered $10,000 in JetBlue credit to give up their seat, and nobody took it.
NEW BUG SPECIES HONORS TAYLOR SWIFT: Kathleen loves Taylor Swift (“Tay-Tay”) and is thrilled to read an articleannouncing that an entomologist who is also a Taylor fan has named a new millipede species after the singer.
SURVIVAL SLEEPING: Kathleen reads the results of a study that advises when you sleep in unfamiliar surroundings, only half your brain is getting a good night’s rest. The finding, reported in the journal Current Biology, helps explain why people tend to feel tired after sleeping in a new place. It suggests people have something in common with birds and sea mammals, which frequently put half their brain to sleep while the other half remains on guard.
MONEY CAN BUY YOU HAPPINESS: Kathleen reads that Wharton psychologists have determined that people who make $75K or more per year lead a generally happier life than those who make less (duh.)
WHITE HOUSE PAINTING PREPS FOR AUCTION: Kathleen reads that the famous painting Washington Crossing the Delaware that once hung in the White House is to be auctioned by Christies, and is estimated to fetch $15M.
SOUTH CAROLINA FIRING SQUAD: Kathleen reads an article advising that South Carolina’s planned execution by firing squad is on hold for now. It has been more than a decade since the last firing squad execution in the U.S. The state of Utah carried out all three such executions in the nation since 1976.
CARPET CLEANER SPEAKS 24 LANGUAGES: Kathleen is amused to read about the overachieving nature of a Maryland-based carpet cleaner who speaks 24 languages, officially termed a “hyperpolyglot.”
RED WOLF PUPPIES BORN: Kathleen is excited to read that US Fish & Wildlife staff in North Carolina welcomed a litter of 6 red wolf pups into the world earlier this week. It’s the first time in 4 years that a pair of endangered red wolves gave birth to a litter in the wild.
GREG NORMAN SAUDI GOLF SAGA CONTINUES: As an avid golf fan, Kathleen brings Termites up to speed on the latest in the Greg Norman LIV Golf saga.
WHAT TO WATCH THIS WEEK: Kathleen recommends watching “Anatomy of a Scandal” on Netflix.
SEE KATHLEEN LIVE: See Kathleen live on her “Do You Have Any Ranch?” Tour. Tickets available at kathleenmadigan.com/tour