May 24, 2021

HiFi, Hamburgers, and Honesty


Episode 28 of Thank The Week for 24 May 2021
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Thank The Week. With your host, Craig Williamson.

Craig Williamson:

Hello, and welcome to Thank The Week. This is Episode 28 for the week of the 24th of May 2021. This is the positive news podcast where we're thankful for what happened last week. And we get excited for all the great things that are coming up this week. So what's coming up for you? Well, we've got lots of options to talk about some of them highbrow, but we've got a bit lowbrow in there as well as ever got lots of sporting events to look forward to this week. We've got the big announcements from Google from last week. And if you're an Apple Music subscriber, I've got something for you as well. We've got some TV show reunions coming up this week. And I'll reflect back on the Hullavington half marathon and let you know how my recovery week has been. So so much to get excited about. Let's get started.

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News

Craig Williamson:

There are big changes in the UK and the US last week with regards to COVID. Here in the UK, we had lockdown easing in England, Wales and big parts of Scotland as well. So we can now go out into pubs and actually eat and drink inside. And there's a bit more scope for meeting friends and family in bigger groups outdoors and also little gatherings indoors as well. So things changing in several different ways. We now got vaccines down to nearly the early 30s here in the UK. And our very own Prince William, who's 38 had his job this week, didn't see any live video of the jab. It wasn't one of those light televised ones. But there's a nice picture of him. And my work, you know a bit of a bit of a set of guns he's got on him. He did actually wear a long sleeve top, but he's rolled it up nicely. And you can see quite a well defined arm if I do say so myself as the needles been inserted there. So that's Prince William. He had his injection this week, I think it was his first dose. And in the US things opening up as well. And the big news last week was New York City has reopened. And I believe things were already open in some respects. But there was a much wider opening and capacity limits were removed. So yeah, I think things getting a lot more back to normal. If you are a bit squeamish about being around people that imagine New York City is the place to be to get over that because I'm sure pretty quickly. You don't have much option but to mingle with people. So yeah, really good news there as well. And then also for New York City, they announced that the New York City Marathon is coming back. So that's going to take place in November, I think they normally have over 50,000 people. So this year, they've announced they're going to allow just over 30,000 people. But yeah, another big big step back to normal New York City opening its doors and getting the marathon on as well in November. Now, you know, I like to talk about auctions, always thinking about that thing you might find in your loft that can earn you suddenly any unexpected amount of money. I've got a few different ones to talk about this week. So I promised highbrow let's start at the highbrow a letter written by Einstein with his equals mc squared equation sold in auction last week. Apparently there are only four in total letters that he's handwritten with his a thermos equation on so this is one of those four, and it's sold last week at auction in the US for more than $1.2 million. So that's about 850,000 pounds. Apparently that was three times more than expected. So you've got a scientific paper there from Einstein himself with his handwriting on, which is something significant brow is going down from high brow to medium brown. Now, this is a basketball jersey. So Michael Jordan, the probably greatest basketball player of all time, his basketball jerseys from his second season college with North Carolina sold for $1.38 million, which is about 1 million pounds. And apparently this is one of the few jerseys that he's known to have actually worn. And it's got the provenance all the way through, which is why it's worth so much. And yeah, a quote from the person at the Auction House said, as the final price tag proves the Jersey has everything any serious collector could possibly want. So you've had your hybrid, you've had your median, bro, let's bring it down. Now. There is an auction that's going live now. So this has not finished yet. So this is great, because you can still get in. And this is for the Fiat Cinquecento in yellow from The Inbetweeners, the TV series here in the UK. And it's got a nickname so it was very famous in the scene where they were driving past the bus stop and they shouted at the people queuing up for buses obviously boasting that they had a car and everyone else was queuing up for a bus. I won't go give you the exact phrase that was used but it's quite an amusing scene. And that car was used in several other scenes as well. So if you want a piece of in between is history, apparently there is a letter from a stuntman that says that this was used as part of the show very distinctive because one of the doors is red, so it's quite unusual. I would suspect it would be quite a difficult thing to fix. But if you are interested, that auction is now live, I've put it link to it in the show notes. So if you go to thank the week.com slash 28, you can get a link to the very auction and you can place a bid online. This is really exciting. It's East Bristol auctions who are selling it. Now their estimate was two to 3000 pounds. And currently it is at 5000 pounds. So this thing I think he's going to go a bit crazy, doesn't actually finish until Friday, this week, Friday the 28th of May. So if you are interested in The Inbetweeners Fiat Cinquecento, the description it's quite amusing. It tells you about the bumper sticker that it's got on it again, I won't read out the quote on that. And it tells you about a special key ring that's attached. It's actually got 12 months mot attached to it. So it is in pretty good shape. It's from 1996. So quite old, but yeah, very impressive. So if you're interested in a bit of history, get in for that in between as car and I will report next week, what it ended up selling for

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Sport

Craig Williamson:

The sport keeps coming thick and fast. There's so much going on at the moment. Now I want you to look back and I was a bit reluctant to talk about this because the Premier League season has not finished at time of recording it will have finished by the time you listen to this. My seen Liverpool need to win our last game on Sunday against Crystal Palace to qualify for the Champions League. It's a huge game. And I don't know whether we'll do it or not it the seasons been very up and down for everyone. last day of the season. Anything can happen who knows. So I was a bit reluctant to celebrate a special moment Liverpool had earlier in the week. But I'm going to do anyway cuz I think it was it was that special. So our game on Sunday, I think this was the evening after I'd run the half marathon. I watched Liverpool against West Brom, very frustrating game, it was one or going into the 94th minutes or the fourth minute of injury time. And it was frustrating. If we'd have drawn that game, it would have almost certainly ruled us out of the hunt for Champions League spots. Anyway, what normally happens in the last minute of injury time when your team gets a corner is that the goalkeeper goes up for it. And they run around and they look a bit unusual in the box and nothing ever happens. And if someone scores the keepers there and they get involved in the celebrations, but the keeper never normally gets that involved in what's going on. But our keeper, Alison Becker had probably one of the best headers you will ever see from a corner and score hot. And it was just an incredible moment. I shouted out loud in just disbelief, as I'm sure many people did, watching the game on TV. It was an incredible moment. Alison as well has such a difficult season. He lost his father earlier this year and couldn't go back to Brazil for the funeral. So he was highly emotional, having scored the goal and then his interview afterwards was just incredible. Go online and have a little look at that. It was just a very special moment. And yeah, just got a lot of respect for him. So whether we've qualified for the Champions League or not, he kept the dream alive for another week. And that was just a moment I don't think many of us will ever forget. So tributes to Alison, there scoring for Liverpool. So coming up this week, as I said, the Premier League is over by now we will know who's in the Champions League Man City obviously already decided as champions. But we've got lots of great football still coming up this week. And we've got the euros coming up soon as well. So there's so much to look forward to in the football world. So this week, we have the finals of the USA Europa League and the UEFA Champions League. So first up, we have Wednesday, 26th of May in the evening, we've got the Europa League final between manchester united and Villa rail. And then we've got the big one on Saturday, May 29. In the evening, it is the Champions League Final between Manchester City and Chelsea, that all Premier League tie, really looking forward to those two games. Not too sure I'll be allowed to watch both of them. There are other plans, I think for Saturday, but I'll tell you a bit more about that next week. So I've got the football done first because that is you know, that gets me so excited. But there are other things to look forward to in the sporting field. We've got the NBA basketball playoffs coming up. It is the full playoffs. Now we had the plane tournament last week. Unfortunately, my San Antonio Spurs did not make it. They were the lowest ranked team in the playing tournament and they didn't get through to the playoffs, which was perhaps to be expected. But this time we've got 16 teams now battling it out for the NBA Finals. And top ranked in the Western Conference are the Utah Jazz top ranked in the Eastern Conference of the Philadelphia 76. So we'll be very interesting to see how that pans out over the coming weeks. Now two other big sporting events starting for you. On Sunday, May the 30th. If you're a tennis fan, exciting news, another Grand Slam is starting so on Sunday, the 30th of May we get the French Open starting at Roland Garros, and that's a real big one for Tennis Fans. I know we've got Wimbledon coming up in the summer as well here in the UK. So getting very excited about tennis. My wife Dawn loves her tennis. I'm sure she'll be tuned in to lots of French Open tennis action, which will take place then for the following two weeks and then also Sunday. I have mentioned the IndyCar Series, which started a few weeks ago is the Indy 500. And that's on Sunday, May the 30th. There's actually a whole week or more even of buildup of practice qualifications. And then we've got the big race itself. On Sunday, May the 30th. So if you like your IndyCar racing, it doesn't get much better than the Indy 500 on Sunday

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Tech

Craig Williamson:

Last week, I previewed the Google IO 2021 event, which is where Google have their Developers Conference. And they have a little keynote speech, where they were due to announce some new software, possibly some new products. We were hoping for a new form that did not materialise. But the two biggest announcements I want to share with you. Firstly, they've got a new look for Android 12. So they've released a preview version of Android 12, which is the next version of their mobile phone operating system. It looks very pretty. It's got lots of different design aspects to it. There are new features around notifications and privacy, the sort of things that you would expect to evolve in an operating system. If you're running a Pixel phone, you can download that beta right now. It's supposedly fairly stable, but the recommendation is you probably don't want to instal it on your only mobile phone. So if you have a few mobile phones knocking around, then you could maybe try it out. I do have my pixel five and I was tempted, but I think there might just be a few too many incompatibilities. Sometimes old apps don't work with newer versions. And yeah, I think that would be a bit of a disappointment for me if I did that, but I am excited to get that on my phone. I think it's normally maybe September time where it will be finally released. So I'm looking forward to that. Now, the second big announcement that was completely unexpected took me completely by surprise, but is really significant. So Google announced that they have merged their warehouse, which is their operating system for smartwatches. They're merging it with Samsung's ties and operating system. Now this is really significant. In the smartwatch, space Apple have the thing sewn up the Apple Watch is so smooth, it works so well. And obviously many people are iPhone, so a lot of people end up with an Apple Watch to go with it. Android just hasn't really nailed down a decent smartwatch. So Google have they're aware of so lots of companies producing wearos, watches. None of them are that great. Probably the best known Apple Watches come from Samsung. But because they don't like wheras, they had their own operating system called Tyson. So a lot of Samsung watches are out there, but they're not running Android operating system. Well, that's all about to change. So we've got Samsung, who are producing some of the best hardware in this field. Now merging their OS with Google's wear OS. And also Google recently bought Fitbit as well. So I think Google are really going to get serious about making some watch hardware as well. So this is kind of a big announcement that doesn't have any immediate implications, but is exciting to think about the future of what we might get in terms of wear watches from Google and Samsung. So yeah, something I was really excited, something to look forward to. And there were many, many other announcements. There's a great roundup article on the verge, talking about the 14 biggest announcements. So yeah, there were there were a lot of things talked about. If you want to get the link to that, you can go to the show notes at thank the week.com slash 28. I also previewed last week that the Ford F 150, lightning electric pickup truck was going to be revealed. And that did happen last week. My word this thing, it looks impressive. So the base model has a range of 230 miles and it starts at $40,000. And you can get an extended range version, which can go over 300 miles. And that starts in the mid $50,000. Now Yeah, this is a lot of money. It's a brand new vehicle. But more significantly, the very best level of the electric model is slightly cheaper than the equivalent hybrid version. Now normally, electric vehicles cost more than than a non electric version. So normally, you're paying a bit of a premium for electric. And that can be a bit of a barrier to purchase. But actually, in this case, Ford seem to be going fairly competitive with their pricing. The thing looks really impressive. I mean, it looks like a big us pickup truck. It's got a lovely big display at some of the higher models. If you want this nice big 15 inch touchscreen display in the cockpit that looks pretty amazing. And you can start making your reservation right now. It's only going to cost you $100 to get your name down for an F 150. Lightning. They're due out next year. But yeah, I think this is a really big step to be going from electric cars seem to be these small little things to actually having some serious power in something that can tow trailers and whole loads. As we all know, that's why people have pickup trucks, it's not to look cool is because you've got loads that need hauling. So have a look at the Ford F 150. Lightning. Some big announcements in music streaming this week. If you're an Apple Music subscriber, then in June, you're going to get a bonus added to your package. For no extra cost. You're going to have access to lossless Audio. Now what is lossless audio I hear you ask? Well, essentially the music that you're listening to through Apple Music and through any music streaming service is compressed. So they use digital compression to make the file smaller to help them be sent over the internet and then through to your Bluetooth headphones are however you listen to it. And that compression can lose some quality of the music. So here are a real audio file someone who really likes listening to the nuances of music, then lossless is a way to get around that. So it actually has little or no compression loss less means that there isn't any last there. So it can send very, very high definition audio through to your device. Now the downside is you need some special audio equipment to actually listen to it in high definition. So none of your conventional headphones will probably be able to work with this unless you have some kind of plugin converted to go into your system. A digital to analogue converter can do that job so interesting that everyone is now going to have access to this high definition hi fi audio. But yeah, not necessarily everyone's going to be able to listen to it. And not to want to miss out on this. amazon music quickly got in there and announced a very similar time that they're going to introduce lossless audio as well through their Apple Music service. And they're not going to charge any extra pure and amazon music listener and again you like your hi fi sound then something interesting for you to look forward to

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Entertainment

Craig Williamson:

I've got a movie recommendation and a couple of things to watch out for on TV this week. One in the UK one in the US. So movie recommendation This was on amazon prime. I think I watched this I think it's an Amazon Prime original and it's called Honest Thief and it stars Liam Neeson and you can't go wrong with a Liam Neeson film, and especially one where he's he's angry and he's out for revenge. You know, that's always a good a good sign. So Liam Neeson plays a guy who is a thief, and he's stolen much money in the past but he wants to go straight and he tries to give himself in and he has trouble convincing people that is guilty. And I won't spoil it by telling you the twist that then kicks off the premise for the rest of the story, but really enjoyed it nice action film. Good Liam Neeson being Liam Neeson and doing what he does best. Got scars on his first by the end of it and he's a bit beaten up. But yeah, really good film. Really enjoyed that. So look out for Honest Thief on Amazon Prime. Now two big TV reunion specials to watch out for in the us this week. On Thursday, May the 27th on HBO Max, it is Friends the reunion. So it's a time to see all the friends cast back together. In a studio setting. It's not an episode of friends. It's everyone reminiscing about friends. So the entire cast is their friends. Obviously the sitcom that ran from 1994 to 2004. Really, really popular had quite a resurgence over recent years as well. I think it's very popular with teenagers. So if you were into friends, or if you are into friends, then HBO max on May the 27th. Look out for the friends reunion. Not sure when that's coming to the UK but something we do have in the UK this week is a Friday night dinner Anniversary Special. So Friday night dinner, the channel for comedy, featuring Simon Bird from the Inbetweeners is linking back to the in between Fiat Cinquecento, and one of the other cast members. The dad of the family is Paul Ritter, who died recently as well. So this anniversary special was filmed before his death. And it's a look back at people's favourite episodes. And it's a retrospective marking 10 years since the sitcom first end. So if you're interested in that, that's going to be out here in the UK on Channel Four on the evening of Friday. Why wouldn't it be on Friday, it's called Friday night dinner. Of course, it's on Friday night, may the 28th

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Life

Craig Williamson:

Last week, it's all been about my recovery from the Hullavington Half Marathon. Hopefully you waited to the end of last week's podcast and heard my little post race analysis. On reflection. There's a few things I forgot to throw into that. But I tell you what, at the end of the race, you just saw exhausted things go clean out of your mind. The one thing particularly I wanted to mention was how stunning the countryside was on that run. It was just a beautiful run through the English countryside running through lots of little villages. There was one point where there was this duck pond that was just spectacular, just in the middle of a village just this huge pond with ducks and fish and it was just a delic and I remember because I set off on the run and I always do this I've done this on other ones. So Salisbury have a 10 mile run which is similarly stunning, really nice countryside and I set off all fresh foods kind of looking around. And I'm telling myself and I did this again. This is beautiful. This is going to keep me going keep your head up. Keep looking at the countryside. This is beautiful. This is inspirational. You don't have to think about how tired you are. Just enjoy the scenery. And then within a few miles you're that into it that you just forget about it, and actually, probably probably money to appreciate the countryside for the first half of the race. But the last six or seven miles, I can't really remember much of the surroundings because the head goes down, you start looking at the pavement quite a bit. And you're just not really in the headspace to be reflecting on the nice countryside. So I thought I'd throw that in there. It was a beautiful, beautiful scene. And after the race A few days later, the race photos got posted on Facebook. So the organisers normally have photographers scattered around these courses. And I always look horrendous. I'm always looking, I've got this expression on my face that not many people have seen me, as see me, Paul was pleased about was there were no photographers on the course. So I thought, okay, I've not been caught unawares, you know, normally, you might just see the glint of a big lens in a bush. And then by the time you're there, they've taken your picture, you haven't a chance to try and smile or close your mouth, or, or wipe the spit off your cheek, whatever it might be. This time, there were no photographers on the route. But we got a picture taken at the start, which was just as we were lined up, which is fair enough. But then at the end, there was a photographer right at the finishing line. And this is where I thought, okay, nailed it can see the photographer way off, I'll put my big smile on, or what I thought would be a big smile, as I crossed the line and even put my arms up a little bit in that kind of I'm crossing the line victory celebration. So I did that money's to then find, find the pictures. And yeah, it's the worst fake smile you've ever seen. You realise this is a guy who's trying to look happy. But clearly, he's in any place, but a happy place right now. So that was my race crossing the line picture. But even worse than that, there was someone who crossed just in front of me actually another Stonehenge Strider, who I was trying to catch and didn't manage to catch up by the finishing line. And and the problem is, so the picture of her crossing the line, and she's got this beautiful smile on her face, you know, looks fresh face really happy. Because I wasn't yet putting on my smile face. You can see me in the background with my normal race face, which is not a good look. Let me tell you that. So anyway, those are downloaded and filed away somewhere safely. I'm not sure I can buy the negatives. I don't think that that quite exists. Maybe they'll sell some non fungible tokens for the originals. And I can maybe remove them from the internet. We'll see. But yeah, if you want to have a look at that, you'll have to look for Stampede sports on Facebook, and then drill down. I'm not going to make it easy for you. That's all that's all you getting. So yeah, so it was a really good race really enjoyed it. And you know, the best part for me about running and especially running a big race like that is the not running afterwards. So you get several days off and I gave myself a good few days off. I just went out for a gentle run on Thursday, which was quite pleasant, although quite hard work. Yeah, it was very difficult to walk the day after the race and that shows you that you've given it everything. If you if you're struggling to get up the stairs that is believed on all that is a good sign. So yeah, Monday, I was definitely struggling struggling to get upstairs. Tuesday got better Wednesday better. And then Thursday went out for a gentle run. So yeah, really enjoyed kind of the post race relaxation, shall we say? And perhaps indulging in a bit of cake and chocolate and that kind of thing. You just kind of treat yourself a bit having been through something like that. And then there was loads of sport on TV in the evenings as well. So immediately on the Sunday I had the Liverpool West Brom game, which I've already told you about and that was just outstanding. And then Monday evening was the start of the speedway season so I got to watch Sheffield against Bellevue on Eurosport watch that Speedway meeting really great racing. The stadium at Bellevue in Manchester is just fantastic for for top quality racing. And it all went down to the last heat as well. So some really great Speedway action there. That's going to be on now every Monday night on Eurosport really encourage you to watch some of the bursary Speedway action or get out to a stadium if you can. And then yeah, other football then Tuesday night, Wednesday night was more Premier League football Liverpool managed to win on Wednesday night. And yeah, just had a really nice relaxing week. So that was that was really my week recovering from the rest. Also last week, my wife, Dawn had her second COVID vaccine and really pleased she didn't have too many bad side effects. So that was good. We both suffered for a few days after our first job. But she was fine after the second one, which seems to be a common thing. Most people seem to be okay after the second one. So that was fantastic. What wasn't quite so fantastic. Was that the morning after her vaccine, and I hadn't been up for that long, to be fair, but I had seen it a few times as we were passing each other making breakfast and getting ready in the morning. Dawn was a little disappointed with me. Because he reminded me I didn't ask her how she was the day after her vaccine. Yes, I forgotten just to say how are you? Are you feeling all right? And to make it worse, she'd received texts from three or four friends all asking her how she was. So he got thrown in my face. I did apologise, you know, I took it on the chin. You know, we all make these mistakes. And of course at the times, you know that there are many cases where the other person has demonstrated the same behaviour. But you don't have those examples on the tip of your tongue. And it is frustrating, because you can't get back with that argument. However, this was so sweet and so unexpected. And this was not lined up. So after I'd apologise profusely and check that she was okay, which she was, which is fantastic. And that's the important thing. In all of this. It's not about point scoring. But after I've made sure she was okay, I asked a genuine question. And I wasn't linking it to this in any way. But I said, Oh, how was Henry this morning? Because our son had a vaccine of his own at school on that on that very day. And I know he talked about it the day before, you know, kids are not that enthused about getting the needle stuck in their arm. So yeah, I was worried about Henry and how he was feeling. So I said, you know, how is Henry feeling this morning? You know, I'm concerned about him having this vaccine is it on his mind? And Don said, Oh, I completely forgot to ask him. And now he's gone to school. And it was one of those rare moments where what I was just called out for Dawn demonstrated that she'd done exactly the same thing with Henry. So suddenly, it was it was all my Christmas has come up once that example, it just come straight to me. And it was, it was quite a magical moment. Henry had his vaccine, by the way, and he was okay. He did have a few side effects as well. So he's not been feeling too well for the last couple of days. But he'll be fine. So yeah, lots of vaccines going on last week, little bit point scoring. Lesson learn, ask people, how are they doing? Don't forget, and don't ask after everyone else has asked because that does not look good.

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Harper

Harper Williamson:

This week, I would like to talk about the topic that I have started this week, and it's slavery. So far, we've learned about the triangular Atlantic slave trade, slavery started with the people finding America and noticing that they have very good conditions for plantations to grow certain crops like cotton and tobacco. So Britain got involved and started buying the products that the Americas and this is South and North America produced. And then the Americans said, Well, we don't have enough workers to meet the demand. So West Africa came and said, Well, we can give you the criminals that we have that have been sentenced to slavery. So what would happen with was Europeans would come and bring the criminals back then it was ships, like you would think of pirate ships like wooden ones, and they would have up to 700 slaves on board. And when you lay down, that was the amount of space you had. Yeah. And since those ships one, like nowadays, where you could get there in a day or two, it took a couple of weeks to actually get there. And the poor conditions meant that I think it was 15% of the slaves that were taken, actually didn't survive the travelling process overseas. But the ones that did survive them went into slavery, and they worked on farms. But first they went to auctions, which is basically just where people examine them, and then they bid and the highest bid wins, and then you get that slave. But you could also do it with scramble, they put all the slaves in the pen, and people just come along and grab as many as they could, and then they'd pay for them afterwards. And then there was refuse slaves, which were the ones that weren't wanted, they would be taken into pubs, and were sold for as little as one pound. I said before that they were mainly criminals that were given, but then eventually, America wanted even more people. So the African tribes went out and just kidnapped, people raided houses, and took them away to be stored until Europeans came along to buy them. And the only reason why the Africans were just giving away their people like that was because they wanted to be more powerful. And so the British gave them guns and things that would back then mean that you were more powerful, and people should listen to you. That's why it's the triangular slave trade because everyone got what they wanted apart from the slaves. But luckily, slavery eventually ended and one of the American colonies in a country called Liberia and the name comes from the word liberty and after the slavery ended Mainly because it took about another 100 years for the slaves to be properly free. They gave Liberia to the slaves as their new home. So it's a good thing that it has ended. And the reason why we learn about history is because we know what has happened in the past so that we don't make that mistake again in the future.

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Random

Craig Williamson:

On Monday, May the 24th, it's Brother's Day, it's a time to celebrate your brother, and all the crazy things that you did together or did to each other when you were younger. And how you still got that strong bond. So happy brother's day to my brother Keith. For Monday, I'm really looking forward to how you're celebrating brothers day. And yeah, look forward to to what you've got in store for me on this very special day. Monday, 24th. Brothers day, Tuesday, May the 25th is Towel Day. This is a strange one. Now I'm a scientist. But I've never read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And a lot of people think I would have read that. To be honest, you don't need to be a scientist to read that. I'm sure. I've never read it by Douglas Adams never want to read it. Not my kind of thing. But if you see someone on Tuesday walking around with a towel, either going to work or to school. Apparently it's linked to Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Yeah, I really don't know. I don't know how it's linked to them. But it's somehow linked to that book. If you've read the book, you'll know what it's all about. Maybe you can explain it to me one day. So that's Tuesday, May 25. Is Towel Day. Friday, May the 28th is hamburger Day is a time to chomp on a big burger. I love burgers, probably my favourite food, something that whenever I go to America, I always have to have several burgers, because the meat is so much better there than it is here in the UK. And I don't know why that is really hoping it's not due to Food Standards. But yeah, it's just they taste amazing. And yeah, really love burgers. Actually the best burger I've had in the UK Now we do have Five Guys Burgers and Fries, the fast food chain from the US and they are expensive, but there are very good burgers. So if you want a good burger recommendation in the UK, Five Guys Burgers and Fries. If you live in the US just go anywhere, you'll get a great burger. They don't do bad burgers in the US whereas we do them extremely well in the UK. Most pubs will serve your terrible burger, if that's your thing. So enjoy a burger on Friday, May 28 hamburger day. And we finish you'll know this one he know this one's been coming. It's been in your calendar all year is a very, very famous day. Saturday, May the 29th is Put A Pillow On Your Fridge Day. Of course it is. And apparently this is an old tradition to bring good luck. So the tradition used to be to put a piece of material in your larder before fridges when people had kind of a cold storage area where they put food. They used to put a piece of cloth in there for good look once a year. And somehow that's evolved into now we've got fridges and now we've got pillows and rather than putting the pillow in the fridge because let's face it, none of us have enough room in our fridge to fit a pillow in. We can barely fit any food in. So apparently you just put a pillow on top of your fridge. Yes, it makes perfect sense. It doesn't sound strange, it's not unusual. No one will comment when they come into your house and see a pillow on top of your fridge and it will bring you a good look. So why not give that a go What do you got to lose apart from getting a huge amount of dust on that nice pillow. So you might want to dust the top of your fridge I know ours has probably not seen a duster since we moved into the house. So maybe don't put that pillow that you're about to sleep in on there or maybe give it a little bit dust beforehand. But enjoy put a pillow on your fridge day Saturday, May the 29th Many Thanks for listening this week Links to all the stories are i the show notes at thank th week.com slash 28. Please do te l a friend about Thank The We k and share the positivity. T ey can listen to Thank The Week on their favourite podcast pla er wherever that may be. So tha ks again for joining me and I l ok forward to seeing you again n xt week. Goodb

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