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May 9, 2017

(VIDEO) Today’s ‘Zen Headline’ highlights the dangers of locking a child in a car and the lack of awareness babies may have. Kirsty Green was shopping with her toddler, Brandon Emery, at the grocery store Lidl in Bude, England, last weekend when the mischievous incident occurred. Fortunately, this story ends with the child having the time of his life and being removed from the car absolutely unharmed.

May 8, 2017

This episode Ethan Millard and visiting co- host Andy Farnsworth, of KSL Radio & KSL TV, play the knife game.

They were inspired by a video from Irfon Automation featuring the Staubli TX40 robot. They programmed the robot to play the knife game and a real human laid his hand down for it!

This led them to Rusty Cage, a YouTube star who makes videos of himself playing the knife game and singing songs as he does it. It's pretty wild.

The Zen Headlines segment featured a story submitted on Twitter by @heathwadds. It's a story from Jennifer Earl at CBS News. Kirsty Green was shopping with her toddler Brandon and as she tried to get him into the car and the groceries into the trunk, Brandon locked himself in.

She couldn't get him to unlock the door so she had to call the fire department.

The story features a hilarious photo of the boy grinning from ear to ear as the firefighters work to free him.

If you have a Zen Headlines story to submit, use #zenheadlines and share it with us on social media. We'll give you credit in the episode.

May 8, 2017

(VIDEO) Today’s show is completely off the rails with Alex Kirry being out and Andy Farnsworth in to join Ethan Millard and they’re playing the knife game in-studio to see if human precision is better than robotic precision after watching a video of a robot stabbing at a brave man’s hand. Spoilers: No one loses a finger, thankfully.

May 5, 2017

Sometimes you have to defend the memory of those killed on 9/11.  Conservative commentator Mark Steyn was a guest on "Tucker Carlson Tonight", a Fox News product.

He claimed that only the passengers of Flight 93 acted like "freeborn citizens". That of course required a response.

The Zen Headlines segment featured a story discovered on BBC.

Nicholas Green was 7 years old when his family brought him to Italy on vacation.  In some sort of botched robbery or mob hit, Nicholas was shot and killed.

The Green family decided to donate his organs in Italy, a decision that shocked and inspired the whole country.

Since then, Italy has become an "opt out" country for organ donations.  That means you are assumed to be a donor unless you declare otherwise.  

The donor rates have soared.  Italians call it "The Nicholas Effect"

Across Italy, there are more than 120 places named in Nicholas Green's honor including schools, parks, and streets.

If you have a Zen Headline to share, use #zenheadlines and we'll give you credit.

May 5, 2017

If you know anything about United Arab Emirates, you know they have more money than water.  So they've hatched a plan to go to Antarctica and drag some icebergs to use for drinking water.  They really think they can pull it off.  Is there an ethical question they're missing?  Maybe something Dubai could do for the rest of the world?

Our Zen Headlines segment was brought to us by Kurt Twining via email to nightside@ksl.com

Johnny Cole is 8 years old and really wants to ride bikes with his dad.  Johnny was born without much of his right arm and that has made it hard for him to ride.

Jonny's dad, Douglas Cole, contacted students at the University of Iowa Biomedical Engineering program and they totally helped.  Kylie Hershberger, Mitchell Miller, Alicia Truka and Nathaniel Witt came up with a solution that helps Johnny ride better.  He'll soon be off his training wheels and riding alongside his dad.

If you have a Zen Headline to share, use #zenheadlines and post it to social media.  We'll give you credit in the episode.

 

May 4, 2017

Alex Kirry is in Oakland covering Round 2 of the NBA Playoffs. The Utah Jazz are playing the Golden State Warriors. In transit, he was mega searched by TSA. They even did a "sensitive areas check". Yeah, it's that.

Also in this episode is a phenomenon the millennials call "celebrity promposals". It's when high school kids publicly invite celebrities to their prom. It really needs to stop.

A partial list of celebrities who have been asked:

Emma Stone, former Vice President Joe Biden, Justin Bieber, Kate Upton, Rhianna, Selena Gomez, Zendaya, Shaun White, Victoria Justice, Demi Lovato, Brandy, Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus.

The Zen Headlines segment came courtesy of Kathy Park. She shared a New York Times article by Corey Kilgannon that had a real Field of Dreams vibe to it.

Tom McDonald and Roy Riegel are lifelong friends. When Roy died, Tom took a portion of his ashes and has been leaving them at sites across the country. The original Shea Stadium home plate (now in the Citi Field parking lot), and many other places. They were huge Mets fans.

But Roy was a plumber and Tom has found a way to spread his ashes in a way that respects Roy's love for baseball and his plumbing past. He's flushing them during games at ball parks across America.

If you have a Zen Headline to share, put #zenheadlines on it and share it on social media.

May 4, 2017

Ethan Millard had a chance to speak at the induction ceremony of the National Junior Honor Society at Sunset Ridge Middle School in West Jordan, Utah.

They discussed how impressive the students were and how Alex Kirry should have been invited because he actually was a member of NJHS and National Honor Society (NHS).

This episode features a great Zen Headlines segment about an event in Denmark.

Pilot Leif Johannsen was surprised to learn a skydiver was dangling under his plane on a cable.  Something had gone wrong.

He circled for an hour over Lindtorp airfield near Holstebro in West Jutland before a solution was in place.

Rescuers covered a nearby field in foam and the plane landed there.  The skydiver suffered only minor injuries.

That story came to us from The Locak DK, an English language news service in Denmark.

 

May 3, 2017

It's a big time mystery out of Waynesboro, Virginia.  Residents are reporting their cats are returning home partially shaved.  All the cats have either their legs shaved or their bellies shaved.  No other harm is being done to the cats.

The police have no suspects.

Police Captain Kelly Walker admits they don't know how to charge the perp, but they do want the random shavings to stop.

Judge Alex Kirry takes the case and determines a few reasonable punishments for the offender or offenders.

The Zen Headlines segment had a Mother's Day theme.  It was brought to our attention by Emily McCombs at Huffington Post.

Jill Robbins is the creator of Ripped Jeans and Bifocals, and is an adoptive mother of two boys from China.  Knowing she'll never have a chance to meet the birth mothers of her sons, every Mother's Day, she buys them a card and writes out a personal note.  Then she tucks the note away.  A cool tradition to honor the important mothers in her life.

If you have a Zen Headline, share it with us on social media using #zenheadlines.  We'll use it and give you credit for it!

May 3, 2017

The US House of Representatives in Washington DC passed a bill to allow your employer to stop paying you time and a half for overtime and instead offer you extra days off.

This is a super bad idea from Congress.  Utah's Senator Mike Lee is promoting a similar bill in the Senate.

Workers of America, claim the money you've earned in real dollars!

The Zen Headlines segment for this episode is an extremely cool take on dyslexia from Sir Richard Branson.  He founded Virgin Records, Virgin Atlantic Airways, Virgin Mobile, Virgin America, and Virgin Galactic.  He did all of this with dyslexia.

Branson believes that dyslexia was an advantage for him because it helped him see laterally and be a creative problem solver.  In school it was seen as a disability, but in the real world, he believes it has helped him a lot.

He revealed this in an article he wrote for The Times in England 

Share your Zen Headlines with the hashtag #zenheadlines.  We'll share it and give you credit!

May 2, 2017

A 911 operator at a dispatch in Cleveland was caught sleeping on the job and has been suspended for 6 days.  She was even recorded snoring on a 911 call!

Ed Gallek and the I-Team at WJW Fox 8 in Cleveland brought the story to light.

It was presented to Judge Alex Kirry for a decision.  Alex decided a 6 day suspension was about right.

The Cleveland Police Union President Steve Loomis says the woman works hard as a full time student and single mom.  It's probably for the best that she learn from this and keep her job.

The Zen Headlines segment came all the way from Pennsylvania.  It was shared on Twitter by Jennifer Donahue using #zenheadlines.

Gloria Porter was a patient at Frick Hospital in Pennsylvania.  For a week, she watched a Century Steel Erector crew constructing a new hospital entrance.  One veteran union steelworker, Jeff Reick, noticed her and scrawled a 'get well' message on one of the I beams.  She returned the favor with a 'stay safe' sign of her own.

The photos have been making the rounds and are great.  Thanks to WTAE, Pittsburgh's Action News and Ashlie Hardway for the great coverage.

If you have a great Zen Headline, share it with us #zenheadlines

May 2, 2017

Ethan Millard only just learned the word "blerd".  He's a little embarrassed to have been out of the loop for so long.

Blerd simply means "black nerd".

So he and Alex Kirry talk about the word, what it means, and a few other race related topics including the upcoming BlerdCon in Washington DC

It's always a little awkward for two white guys to talk about race, so they just kind of take it head on.

For the Zen Headlines segment, we talk about Salt Lake Mayor Jackie Biskupski.

After Golden State Warriors small forward Matt Barnes said Salt Lake has no nightlife, Mayor Biskupski tweeted that the Warriors "seeme concerned about where to cry in your beer. Plenty of places. 1st drink's on me"

Funny tweet.  But will the Warriors lose?

Share your Zen Headlines with us on social media using #zenheadlines 

May 2, 2017

(VIDEO) The 'Zen Headline' of the day is brought to us by a band out of France called, "The Wackids". The trio performs using only toy instruments (à la Jimmy Fallon and the Roots) and this time they've recorded a version of Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name". 

May 1, 2017

Tracey Maris took her son to Spratt Reserve in Papamoa, Tauranga, New Zealand and was shocked to find spiders had covered the entire thing with silk.  

It's rare, but in New Zealand it's not unheard of.  The spiders were fleeing a flooded ground and were laying out silk to help them on top of the grass.

The video is amazing.

The #zenheadlines segment was unusual in this episode.  The Zen Headlines choice was a video that's up on youtube.  Produced by a group called The Wackids, it features musicians playing Killing In The Name Of by Rage Against The Machine.  Here's the hook:  They used kids instruments including an otamatone, Spider Man drum kit, and Pee Wee Les Paul Guitar.  They also used a Vox mini amp.

 

May 1, 2017

Alex Kirry showed up with a real humdinger today!  Millennials are eating a "second breakfast"!  It's true, just like the Hobbits from Lord of the Rings.

Second breakfast happens when you have something small on your way out the door and supplement it with something small mid morning at work.  Here's the thing, doctors say that's actually a good way to eat, as long as you're not eating too much.

All of this reminded Ethan Millard of an episode in his other podcast, Stuff Your Dad Knows.  People used to have "second sleep".  Back in the day, people would sleep about 4 hours, then wake up for a few hours, then sleep again.  Second sleep.

Street lights and the trend to staying up later in the evening squeezed the two sessions into one.

And @FredMertz624 gave us one of our weirdest Zen Headlines to date.  He shared it with us on Twitter using #zenheadlines.  New research shows that Tyrannosaurus Rex was not only a top predator, but also a top lover!  Apparently T- Rex had a sensitive nose and would use it in wooing mates. Sexy T-Rex? Dinosaurs, man!

May 1, 2017

(VIDEO) Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard take a look at what happened on Sunday, April 16th in Papamoa, a suburb of Tauranga in New Zealand, which had seen flooding during Cyclone Cook. What looks like a silk sheet covering a giant grass field is actually thousands of spiders running from a flood.

Apr 28, 2017

(VIDEO) Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard bring you a 'Zen Headline' highlighting a glorious slice of pizza from Scottie's Pizza Parlor in Portland, OR. Owner, Scott Rivera, claims that there were 103 different types of cheese varieties on the 'soon-to-be' Guinness world record holding slice but he was still in the process of finalizing that count. 

Apr 28, 2017

(VIDEO) Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry discuss the current controversy in Chicago where a painter created a mural of former first lady Michelle Obama in her neighborhood where she grew up. While the mural itself is exceptional, it is also the same portrait that an Instagram artist that was uploaded a year earlier.

Apr 28, 2017

Johnny Depp performed as Captain Jack Sparrow (costume and everything) in the Pirates of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland.

Disney has released four Pirates of The Caribbean films since 2003.  These include:

Curse of The Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, and On Stranger Tides.

All have featured Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled for release this year and there may even be another one after that.  We'll see.

In this episode, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry also take a look at what Kenny G is up to.  The famous musician (real name Kenneth Gorelick) performed for a Delta flight full of coach passengers, walking up and down the aisle serenade them.  Of course, everyone had a camera in front of their face.

Kenny G is the biggest selling instrumental musician in the modern era.  His "Songbird" hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He also has done soundtracks for big movies like The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

Kenny G is in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest ever recorded note on a saxophone.  He held an E flat for 45 minutes 47 seconds at J&R Music World in New York City.

Our Zen Headlines segment today hails from Portland, Oregon.  Portland recently held their annual Pizza Week and Scottie's Pizza really got into it with a world record setting pizza.  103 different kinds of cheese on one pizza.  They're not putting it on the menu, they're just proving they can do it.  Congratulations!  Share a zen headline with us on social media: use #ZenHeadlines

Apr 28, 2017

(VIDEO) Today's 'Zen Headline' is brought to you by, you guessed it, CANADA! Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry talk about the story of an"overweight" beaver was found at a residence in Hamilton, Ontario and was carrying some extra fat from the winter. As you'll see though, it may have not ended well for the Canadian official symbol, allegedly. 

Apr 28, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard welcome you with a story from the suburbs of Chicago, from the neighborhood that Former First Lady Michelle Obama grew up in.  A stunning mural of Ms. Obama on a wall in the city depicting her as an Egyptian Goddess is amazing but the mural, by Chicago artist Chris Devins, has sparked intense debate -- and not for the usual political reasons.

Shortly after Devins finished the mural last Friday, criticism began bubbling up online. People accused him of copying the image from Rhode Island art student Gelila Mesfin

The #zenheadlines story turns a bit morbid when a "Fat Beaver" in Canada is stuck in an iron fence in Hamilton but is freed by a National Parks worker using soap to slip him through the bars.  The obese beaver was probably eaten in the wild though.  Hobbitstee Wildlife Refuge in Jarvis, Ont will nurse the animal back to health.  Hamilton Animal Rescue.  

Apr 28, 2017

Johnny Depp performed as Captain Jack Sparrow (costume and everything) in the Pirates of The Caribbean ride at Disneyland.

Disney has released four Pirates of The Caribbean films since 2003.  These include:

Curse of The Black Pearl, Dead Man's Chest, At World's End, and On Stranger Tides.

All have featured Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow

Dead Men Tell No Tales is scheduled for release this year and there may even be another one after that.  We'll see.

In this episode, Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry also take a look at what Kenny G is up to.  The famous musician (real name Kenneth Gorelick) performed for a Delta flight full of coach passengers, walking up and down the aisle serenade them.  Of course, everyone had a camera in front of their face.

Kenny G is the biggest selling instrumental musician in the modern era.  His "Songbird" hit #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.

He also has done soundtracks for big movies like The Bodyguard starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston.

Kenny G is in the Guinness Book of World Records for playing the longest ever recorded note on a saxophone.  He held an E flat for 45 minutes 47 seconds at J&R Music World in New York City.

Our Zen Headlines segment today hails from Portland, Oregon.  Portland recently held their annual Pizza Week and Scottie's Pizza really got into it with a world record setting pizza.  103 different kinds of cheese on one pizza.  They're not putting it on the menu, they're just proving they can do it.  Congratulations!  Share a zen headline with us on social media: use #ZenHeadlines

 

Apr 28, 2017

(VIDEO) Today’s ‘Zen Headline’ is brought to you by @Heathwadds and is the story of Jessica Rupie who found a very long Cheeto in a bag she purchased in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It is roughly 18 inches long and given the fact that a ‘Harambe’ Cheeto sold for almost $100,000 on Ebay, she may be kicking herself for not selling it.

Apr 27, 2017

According to the Associated Press, the president has a button that summons a butler, and he often uses it to order a Coca-Cola.

With the push of a red button placed on the Resolute Desk that Presidents have used for decades, a White House butler soon arrived with a Coke for the President. 

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard chat about how cool this is and also what things they would have a button to order up.  

A San Diego Man is getting quite the pay it forward moment because of his honesty.  Because he returned a $676 dollar check to its rightful owner, she turned around and started a GoFundMe page to help the man and his family who are currently living in a motel to get back on their feet.  The site has raised more than $16,000 dollars so far.  It pays to be a good person.  

Apr 27, 2017

Alex Kirry and Ethan Millard talk about United Airlines' new move to try and restore their image from violent thug air carrier to generous purveyor of the friendly skies by rolling out heir new campaign to give $10,000 in credits to those who are bumped from their flights.  This move is a day late and way too many dollars offered for me as a consumer to feel like its really going to happen.  

And a Zenheadlines story that President Trump probably won't be a big fan of.  

President Trump launched a toll-free hotline in coordination with the opening of the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement office this week but people are trolling with calls of UFOs and Space Aliens invading.  

The office is intended to “support victims of crimes committed by criminal aliens through access to information and resources,” yet shortly after the number for the hotline was posted online, POTUS’ critics claimed to have hijacked the line.

 

 

Apr 27, 2017

A Utah woman breastfeeding inside a Nordstrom Rack bathroom is asked by an employee to move to a changing room because another customer felt awkward.  Ethan Millard and Alex Kirry can only offer two men's opinions on the matter but to the customer who put that woman and frankly that store employee in an awkward position, grow up, the world doesn't revolve around you and babies have to eat.  

Plus, a #zenheadlines story that is pretty dang cool. 

Phoebe Kannisto and her six sons made their latest haircuts a true (and charitable) family affair after deciding to grow their hair out together and donate it.

Kannisto’s oldest son, Andre, is 10 years old. She also has 8-year-old identical twin sons named Silas and Emerson; 5-year-old fraternal triplets named Herbie, Reed and Dexter; and a 2-year-old daughter named Marah Taylor.  

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