April 26, 2021

Planets, Partridge, and Pretzels


Episode 24 of Thank The Week for 26 April 2021
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Thank The Week, with your host, Craig Williamson.

Craig Williamson:

Hello, and welcome to Thank The Week, the positive news podcast. This is Episode 24 for the week of the 26th of April 2021. Lots of fun things coming up for you this week, lots of positive news. We go to Mars and talk a little bit about the rover that's been out and about there. We've got some climate change news. In sports, we've got something that blew my mind about NFL numbers that I never knew about. There is lots of tech, including tonnes of new Apple products announced last week, got some exciting new TV to talk about, and a new movie that's coming out that I'm sure will have a lot of people excited. And there was something that just simply blew my mind. In the entertainment world I'll tell you about as well. I'm going to talk about salt, pepper and ketchup. And we also have guest, Darla McCann from the podcast, Call IT in with Dar. So as you can see so much to get excited about this week. Let's get to it.

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News

Craig Williamson:

And we start on the planet Mars, you might remember we talked about NASA's perseverance rover landing on Mars a few weeks ago. Well, there's been quite a few developments this week. So first of all, the perseverance rover has docked this little toaster sized contraption that has created oxygen. So it sucked in carbon dioxide from the planet's atmosphere. And it's turned that into about 10 minutes worth of breathable air. So this is promising if you think about wanting to colonise Mars, or or have long term missions there, then actually showing that you can create breathable oxygen from the atmosphere is quite an incredible step forward. I didn't know they were doing this. So that was quite an impressive announcement this week The one that got a bit more press was that they had their little helicopter that took off from the surface of Mars. And I think that's the first time a helicopter has taken off and landed on another planet. So that was quite big news. That little helicopter was called ingenuity. And a little fun thing if you want to try if you go into Google, on your web browser, and if you search for ingenuity, and no judgement here if you're struggling to spell that. So i n g e n u i t y, if you just search for that in Google, then what it does is it shows you a bunch of search entries. But on the right is the Wikipedia entry. And there's a little picture of that little helicopter and its little rotors are spinning round. And if you click on that, it does something really cool to your webpage. And it turns out kind of an orangey brown like the surface of Mars, and then the helicopter starts flying around your screen. So that's a pretty cool thing to look out for, in celebration of ingenuity first flight on Mars last week. Last week was Earth Day as we did preview. And it meant that there was a couple of really big announcements, one from the US and one from the UK about trying to tackle climate change and reduce carbon emissions. So the US President Joe Biden pledged to cut the US carbon emissions by around 50%, below 2005 levels by the year 2030. And that was a brand new target that was rolled out at the virtual summit that took place last week on climate change. And that's a huge, huge endeavour that the US is going to have to undertake to meet that but really great to see some ambition there and trying to get these carbon emissions down. Just before the climate summit in the UK, we had our own announcement where our Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that they want to cut carbon emissions by 78% by 2035. And that was, again another big acceleration of what was already promised. So really important to see that countries and big countries, or I should say probably big polluting countries are really starting to realise that they do need to make some changes, and things are really going to happen. So we're talking about more electric cars, renewable energy and things like that. So yeah, really looking forward to how the countries can live up to those expectations in the coming years. But really positive news for all of our futures, and those of our children and grandchildren

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Sport

Craig Williamson:

Some NFL news this week, that blew me away, I do watch a bit of NFL and I like college American football, as you know, as well, I suppose there is a lot to learn about those sports. And I don't know everything. And I probably don't know a fraction of what there is to know. But what I never really understood was the numbering on the jerseys. And I never really knew that that had some meaning to it. But now I do because the NFL announced last week that they've just changed the rules in terms of what numbers people can have. So previously, a quarterback had to have a number between one and 19. And that stays the same for the new season that will start later this year. But it's changed for some of the other positions. So for example, the wide receiver which is one of my favourite names in our sport, or the tight end which is possibly one of my other favourite names in sport, then you still have to have between 10 and 19 or 80 and 89. But now as well as 80 to 89 still existing rather than only 10 to 19. They can go from one to 40 So suddenly, that means a wide receiver can have a single digit number, which hasn't been the case before. And a whole bunch of the other positions have changed as well. I don't really know much about the positions. But yeah, the numbers kind of intrigued me. And the other reason this caught my eye was because there was an associated article about Tom Brady, the legendary quarterback who won the Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And yeah, he's not happy at all. And I think he's not happy from some of the insight I've read about the fact that it will be more difficult to understand where people are or what position they are based on their number. So that might potentially make quarterbacks like himself possibly a bit more vulnerable. So yeah, I thought it was really interesting that here's a little nuance of the game that I'd never heard of before. And then obviously, big change for some people. And I guess some of those people who can now have a low number might be quite pleased with that. Because Yeah, there might be some special meaning attached to that. So that was just a bit of interesting NFL news picked up this week. Also really exciting for NFL fans. This week, it is the NFL Draft. And I do like the draft because it's such a nice way to even the balance. So if you're not familiar, what happens is, every year the top college players go into the draft to get picked for the NFL, and the teams that get the first picks and the teams that performed worst the season before. So it's a really nice way to give the teams who need a bit the hand, the first pick in and help them kind of jump up a little bit. So yeah, really looking forward to that first day is Thursday. And that's where round one is. And I think that starts about 8pm Eastern time. So that will be the big picks. And then there's also subsequent rounds on Friday and Saturday this week. first pick, go to the Jacksonville Jaguars, who won one game and last 15 last season. So I think they've deserved it. So yeah, look out for the NFL Draft this week. Now horse racing. Have I think I've only mentioned it once in the entirety of thank the week, I did mention the Grand National, which is a big race here in the UK that happened. It was a week ago or maybe two weeks ago, and suddenly caught my eye because there's a big race going on in the US is the Kentucky Derby, which I know nothing about. But I imagine it's probably a bit like the Grand National is to us in the UK for you in the US. So anyway, the Kentucky Derby is happening. It's this week. Get excited about it. Find a horse with a name that looks unusual. I'm just glancing through some names. We've got hot rod Charlie, quite like the look of that soup and sandwich. How about that currently 32 one. So anyway, the 2021 Kentucky Derby is held this Saturday. So look out for that may the first and the past time. I'm not quite sure what that means. Maybe that's when the horses arrive. I don't really know. But the past time is 6:57pm. Eastern time. So enjoy the Kentucky Derby this week. So let's finish as ever with a bit of football. Loss of Premier League action going on last week. It seemed like I think there was pretty much a game every day but nothing huge that caught my eye. Was there any other football news going on? I don't know if you're into football, will park the other news to one side. But lots to look forward to this week. And actually I've got a semi on because it is semi final week for the Champions League and the Europa League. Some really huge games coming up. So on Tuesday, the 27th of April, we've got Real Madrid against Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semi final. Then on Wednesday, the 28th of April. It's the first leg of the semi between Paris Saint Germain and Manchester City. Then Thursday night we have two semi finals in the Europa League. That's manchester united against Roma and Villareal against Arsenal terrific to see English clubs involved in all four of those semi finals. So a real action packed week of football action coming up this week.

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Tech

Craig Williamson:

Technology news last week was dominated by Apple's big announcement that happened. I did preview it last week, and boy, they released a lot of things. So I will briefly summarise all those things that they released in their event. But just quickly a couple of other very minor things just to point out Samsung are having a galaxy unpacked event on Wednesday, that's April the 28th. They're going to livestream it from their website. And they have promised the most powerful galaxy is coming. There are rumours it could be a laptop, but we will wait and see what comes out from Samsung on Wednesday. And then the other thing I wanted to briefly mention was that Microsoft have made xbox gold live free for anyone who's only using it to play free games. So for example, my son plays Fortnite and he plays that with his friends online. He's needed a subscription to Xbox Live Gold to do that up to this point. But as of last week, it is now free for anyone playing these free games so these free to play games that you don't buy. It is now free to use the online gaming. So it means if you play games like Fortnite, Apex legends, even things like Rocket League, Roblox then they are going to be completely free on Xbox to play online now so you don't need that Xbox Live Gold subscription so a bit of a money saver there for everyone. Now then, let's get into the Apple news and they announced a tonne of new products just briefly mentioned Something that wasn't a new product but some people are interested in and excited about. They released a new colour for their iPhones. It's a purple colour, if you like coloured phones have a look. Anyway new product, they announced new iMacs, which are their desktop all in one computers. My word this thing looks beautiful. It is about a centimetre thick. And their previous iMacs had kind of a curved back. This is an entire computer that's probably thinner than your computer monitor if you have a computer monitor at home or work available in a 24 inch variety, tonnes of new tech in there 1080p webcam, it's got the Touch ID on the keyboard, and it just looks incredibly beautiful. Although when you look from the front, it has a huge chin on the bottom. That means it's got a huge bezel below the screen, which is a bit of a shame. But I guess they did need to fit in the workings of the machine in there somewhere. But yeah, it looks really nice. And again, it's available in lots of colours. So if you like your technology coloured, then have a look at those new iMacs, they also announced a new update to their iPad Pro. And that was the one I think everyone was expecting. And what wasn't quite as expected was it has the company's new M1 chip, which is the processor that's in their Macs and MacBooks. So that's quite considerable power going into that it does have an improved display with an increased contrast ratio. And also you can get it with a new webcam, you know, like webcams. So this one is a bit like the Facebook portal that I talked about last week, in that it's got a very wide field of view, but it will zoom around. And as more people enter the room, it will widen its field of view. And then it will zoom in on one person if there's only one person in the room. So yeah, quite interesting to see how they're they're rolling out that sort of tech, surprised it's not on the iMac, I think it would perhaps have been a bit more useful there. But yeah, interesting, nevertheless, that they're doing that. So that's the new iPad pros. Then they launched the air tags, which again, we're very much expected. So these are tiny little discs, they're only about $30. And these are designed to help you track things. So if you're constantly losing your handbag, or your keys or your wallet, you could slip one of these or attach it to whatever it is that you keep losing. And it helps you find it. So it uses something called Bluetooth low energy. So it uses that signal. And it will connect to your phone so your phone can find it. But it also uses something called you wb ultra wideband and that is in some of the most recent iPhones. So iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 Have you wb. And what that allows you to do is to really hone in on exactly the location of this device. So it's not just going to be a case of you've, you found it and you've got a beep on your phone. And maybe you can make the air tag beep. If you've got one of these most recent iPhones, it will also show you pretty much where it is and it will navigate you directly to find it. So that's quite interesting technology, Samsung have their own tags out. And apparently it does have you web technology, but it's not enabled yet. So that's the apple air tags, which do have that. And then another couple of things, they did release a new Apple TV, which now supports 4k, so ultra high definition. So if you like watching Apple TV, then you've just got a 4k upgrade for that. And it's got a new remote, which people are interested in because it's got buttons on it, you can press some cool buttons on there, which I think is just a bit more intuitive than having too many kind of gestures and scroll wheels and that kind of thing. So I think people will be quite pleased with that. So that's going to start about $180 I believe. And then finally, and most pertinent Apple podcasts is being updated. Now, this is not something I'm looking to get involved in, but they are actually allowing people to subscribe to podcasts shows could charge you, I think it's as little as 49 cents a month, the content creator will be able to set those margins. Obviously Apple will still have free podcasts like Thank The Week, it will still be there for you in Apple podcasts. But they're now just opening up to the opportunity for podcasters to charge for podcast as well. So a tonne of you new announcements from Apple last week. There's another one I wanted to mention which kind of slipped under the radar. And it actually came out in a news brief related to their air tag trackers. Now what they revealed when they talked a bit more about their air tags was that it needs the version of iOS which is 14.5. And that's the version of the iOS operating system that runs on your iPhone. Now the interesting thing is iOS 14.5 is not out yet, but the air tags are coming out. So this announcement kind of indirectly revealed that iOS 14.5 is coming out this week. So if you have an iPhone, you should be able to get iOS 14.5 at some point this week, because they need to get that rolled out so people can start to use these airtex. Now why should you be interested in iOS 14.5 I did talk a few weeks ago about a preview version which revealed a feature which I think you're probably going to want to use. If you have an iPhone and you have an Apple Watch and that is you will have the ability to unlock your phone. Use Your Apple Watch. So if you're wearing a face mask, which happens to be a pretty big thing right now, the face ID on iPhones obviously doesn't work when you're wearing face masks. So you'll have to drop the first mask to get it to work. But now with iOS 14.5 if you've got an Apple Watch, you should be able to unlock the phone with the Apple Watch itself. So look out for that if you've got an iPhone that's coming out sometime this week. So a tonne of new things there by Apple. And yeah, I think it's been a really exciting week. If you're into gadgets and Intertek, now's the time to dip into that. I've put a link to all those reports and all those news articles in the show notes which you can find out thank the week.com slash 24

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Entertainment

Craig Williamson:

Last week, I learned something about a TV programme that just blew my mind. I'll save that for the end of this segment. Firstly, new TV to watch this week starting on Friday. Now in the UK, this is on BBC One. I think in the US, they're showing these on HBO Max, although I'm not sure whether the second series will be on there yet. But this is the second series of This Time with Alan Partridge. And Alan Partridge is just such a great comedy character. He's had TV series throughout decades. And this is his latest one where he is a talk show host in in the liking of the one show which is a an evening light entertainment show here in England on BBC One. And it's just extremely funny a bit excruciating at times, but only Alan Partridge can get away with certain things. So really recommend you have a look at this time with Alan Partridge Season Two starting on Friday evening. Now this next piece of news is a new movie that's coming out, apparently due at Christmas time. Now this is not something for me, but will be something for many people, my wife included, and this is a new Downton Abbey movie. Wow, everyone must be so excited about that. Apparently, production has already started started last week, and still includes the original men cast apparently. And they haven't talked about the plot, but apparently it's going to follow on from the last movie. So if you watched the last movie, I'm sure you'll be desperate to see what's going on in Downton Abbey two, which is a new movie coming out at Christmas time. So now the news that blew my mind, I read an article in The New York Times about this phenomenon, which I hadn't heard about before. So apparently, a lot of old TV programmes did not pay for the rights for music that was played in them for more than a few years time. So an example is Dawson's Creek. Now did you watch Dawson's Creek I did used to enjoy that. It's kind of a teenage coming of age story, starred Katie Holmes, who obviously later went on to Fermin in other walks of life. So one of the defining features of Dawson's Creek apart from the fact that it had 15 year olds talking like a 30 year old was the theme tune. And this was Paula Cole song, I don't want to wait. Now, I would like you to understand what the song is, you might recognise it, I'm not going to try and sing it, that would not end well for either of us. But anyway, this song was so linked to Dawson's Creek, certainly, in my mind. And what I learned is that a lot of TV shows back in probably the late 90s, early 2000s, didn't pay for the rights for music beyond a few years, because it was just too expensive. And they never thought that they would need the rights for very long. So when they were making a new show, obviously, they were trying to do it as cheaply as possible. But the thinking was, well, this will be shown on TV, and then we might get reruns for a few years, maybe there'll be a DVD. So they might do a deal to get the music cleared for use on DVD, but probably only for a few years, maybe three to five years, because that's all they need. And then it will be ended. So that's what a lot of these TV programmes did. And Dawson's Creek did that with the theme tune, I don't want to wait, which I'm still not going to sing. So what happened was when Dawson's Creek found its way onto streaming TV, because hey, now there's this thing out here called streaming, where you can watch all the shows back to back as much as you want. But they don't have clearance to use the music. They didn't pay for the music to be used forever. So they've actually had to use new music on there. So there's a completely different thing to now on Dawson's Creek, which just blew my mind. And I read in this article that Dawson's Creek is on Netflix. So I switched on my Netflix account, went to Dawson's Creek, and there it was, and I managed to watch this the opening of the first episode, which was was quite a good start, actually, and in doing so discovered that my wife used to enjoy Dawson's Creek as well. You never know we might get back into this show. Who knows there are a lot of episodes to get through though. And I do worry that you know, teenage type thing maybe that's not quite suited for as these days but you never know. But once they'd had the lovely introduction of the two main characters in kicks, the theme tune and it's not the theme tonight it should be it's now a song called run like mad by Jen Arden and it's just all wrong. Now, this article in The New York Times talks about this phenomenon, and apparently is happened to lots of tea. shows. So the X Files used some very popular music in many of its episodes, and that's all had to be removed and replaced by other songs. Now this can be quite jarring, especially if the song has some meaning to it. And apparently, there are some cases in some shows where the song has had a special meaning they've had to take it out. And it's actually ruined the storyline because people don't understand what people are talking about. Because they were talking about a song that was playing in the background that's suddenly no longer playing. So this is affected. Lots of other programmes, apparently shows like scrubs, bones and Freaks and Geeks, we're all similarly affected. Now, if you're thinking there would just been a bit tight at the time, while some of the numbers talked about here, pretty crazy. So someone talked about a show they used to work on called Burn Notice. And apparently their budget for a single show was about $20,000. So they had $20,000 per episode. Now, apparently, if you want to indefinite right to a reasonably popular song, or something that's reasonably well known, that will cost you around $40,000. So that's twice their budget for one episode for indefinite rights to a single song. And actually, just to get the rights for a couple of years is just a fraction of that. So I can really understand why people went for that deal at the time. And obviously, they didn't have the foresight to understand what was coming in terms of streaming TV. But yeah, I just thought that was really incredible how all these TV programmes have just had the music ripped out of them, and some really strange substitution. So maybe you want to get into Dawson's Creek again, unfortunately, you won't have the theme tune. Although in the article, it did end with a slither of hope that apparently the producers are negotiating to get the original theme tune back in. So maybe once they do that, it might be worth my while watching again. So look out for that anyway. And if you're interested, Dawson's Creek is streaming on Netflix in the US and in the UK.

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Guest.

Darla McCann:

Hi, I'm Darla McCann. And I am so excited to be with you on the Thank The Week podcast, mainly because I'm such a firm believer in the power of gratitude. And that's what this show is all about. I am a master educator, soul path mentor, self care coach, and vibrational energy healer, as well as founder of the Purposeful Passion Driven Life programme and host of the Call IT in with Dar podcast. My favourite gratitude practice or technique is to write things down that I am thankful for on bright coloured post it notes and then put them into a tall glass cookie jar. Then at a later date, especially if I'm feeling unhappy or a little disappointed or down. I pull out a handful of those thankful post it notes. And I read what I am grateful for. I enjoy reviewing that feeling of gratefulness. And recreating in my mind, that wonderful moment of gratitude. some amazing researched benefits of having a gratitude practice include things like 12% lower blood pressure, 7% longer lifespan, and 13% fewer arguments among people in our recent research study. Many other physical, psychological and social benefits abound. So thanks for having me on your show today, Craig. And I'll be writing this experience on a colourful post it note and I'm going to be sure to put it in my gratitude jar. I'm looking forward to connecting with everyone at the darsdivineconnections.com website. There's a couple of free gifts I have there waiting for you. And on the Callitinpodcast.com for the Call IT in with Dar experience. So grateful to all of you and thanks again Craig.

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Life.

Craig Williamson:

I promised to tell you about salt, pepper and ketchup and there are our new pets. Yes, we well I say pets, we've got some fish for our outdoor pond. So Dawn and the kids have had a project going now for a few months to update the garden and really go into their gardening, lots of planting. You'll have heard Harper talking about some of the flowers. She's enjoyed planting. Recently, and they installed a nice little pond. And I've introduced some nice plants into that got all the water healthy and decided to introduce some fish. So the fish are called salt, pepper and catch up, pepper has got kind of a special speckled black appearance. And it's quite difficult to see because the sides of the pond are black and the water can be a little bit murky, hence a couple of slightly brighter ones were purchased. So ketchup is kind of a deeper orange. And salt is kind of a similar colour as well. So yeah, they were very excited all the family to have new three pets and people keep regularly going out to visit them and checking that they're doing all right out there in the pond. And I do have some more, perhaps more adventurous gardening ideas coming up for you shortly. If you're into gardening. So listen out for that. Other things going on quick tech update for you, because I know you love my tech updates, InkPlate 10 just to catch you up. So InkPlate 10 is this 10 inch e ink display I've ordered, it's a crowdfunded activity, I knew there was a risk, it wouldn't be delivered, but it seemed fairly well supported, they've produced products before is this 10 inch e ink display that you can programme. And my idea was to have this thing on my wall and have it permanently showing something like the premier league table, it will update automatically in the background and use low energy and just be there. And I thought that would be a cool little project to play with. Well, I've had another update from the ink plate guys, and for production is now on the way that they kind of lead with the good use saying that for predictions on the way. But we're going to be delivering a month and a half later than we promised. So you know, you take the rough with the smooth, you know that there are these sorts of risks there. They were hoping to ship by the end of April. So I was expecting it to be in the mail to me, possibly within a week or so. But just had this email this week saying they're now looking to ship around June the 15th. But interesting to read through their little update talks about how they're getting on building them. And some of the challenges they've had. Again, I'll put a link to the show notes if you're interested in that. Thank the week.com slash 24. For the other tech Update, I'm saving for next week. This is really exciting for me, I talk about webcams a lot and searching for an improved webcam. And I may have gone a little bit crazy. It may be that I've got four webcams in the house at the moment and another one due next week. But I'm doing it for scientific reasons. And I want to be thorough about this, I want to make sure I pick the right one. And I want to make sure I've got all the information to share with you next week. So if you're interested in my ever going webcam story, then Tune in next week, hopefully for the conclusion. And maybe I finally picked one and then able to get the others return. So yeah, keep an eye out for that next week.

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Harper

Harper Williamson:

This week, I would like to talk about something that I did on Friday and Saturday. So on Friday, at school we had some of the year sixes going to do bikeability. And if you don't know what bikeability means they basically teach children how to ride bikes properly and safely on roads versus three stages. I've done one and two. So on Friday, all of my friends did it. So I was alone for most of the day apart from lunchtime, but whilst some of the year sixes were out doing bikeability, the few years sixes and all the fives that are in our class, we did Gardening in the morning, up until break time, we have five beds. And what we did was just took all the weeds out, my class did three of the patches, and one of them was completely covered with this one type of weed and I can't name it because all of them to me are just weeds. And I don't really like touching of them because some of them are very well they look spiky. So I did have a glove on one hand and a tool in the other. We also looked at some of the roots not in great detail, but we tried to take the roots out because I'm just guessing if you left some of the roots in it might regrow and you don't want that for vegetable patches and stuff. So we had sort of a competition of who could have the longest root or the weirdest looking root. We had two people in our group that came first and second with the longest root. On to the thing that I did on Saturday, I went to WaffleMeister which is a place in town that basically sells waffles and crepes and thick shakes they call them so I went there with three of my friends and we got the things that we wanted and then we brought them to the cathedral grounds and sat there and talked. But then after we finished we basically just talked and played with a really small frisbee, but the time went by really fast and it was like around two hours, but they were very Nice and the milk washed down very well.

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Random

Craig Williamson:

Three random days for you. Why only three sometimes I give you four. Sometimes I treat you with five. Well, these are really good ones. You only need three when they're this good. Monday, April the 26th is Pretzel Day. And pretzels are a lovely treat. Now you can have the large format. So this is kind of the twisted big big bread, kind of the size of your head with huge salt crystals on it. And it's just a really tasty bread treat with plenty of salt on their test. Fabulous love those kinds of pretzels. There's also the little small ones, like the little ones that you get in bags, they're a bit like crisps, potato chips, and you can snack on those as well. The key ingredient has to be salt. There's always so much salt, and the crystals are bigger than you've ever seen salt. I never knew salt came in such large crystals until I started eating pretzels. quite difficult to find here in England. Although we have found that Lidl or selling these recently, they're not as good as the American ones. They're a bit thin. They do have some salt on but not enough. And the salt crystals are kind of embedded within the bread, which is just a bit unusual. They kind of coated on the outside, but they're still they're reasonable. If you can't get the real thing, then yeah, they'll do. So anyway, enjoy some pretzels on pretzel day, Monday, April the 26th. Thursday, April 29 is zipper day for people in the US for people in the UK Zip Day. So this is celebrating the humble zipper. That's the zip that might be used in your handbag, your jacket, your trousers, your boots. So we do celebrate zipper day on April the 29th. Because on that day in 1913, there was an inventor called Gideon Sundback, who received a patent for something he called the hookless fastener later became known as the zipper. Now whenever I talk about zips, He always makes me as a man you do cringe a little bit with zips, and the men listening will know what I'm talking about. There's just a little bit of sensitivity when it comes to zips and jeans. In particular, if you're a bit quick, on the upzip, things can get messy down there. And, and it just always reminds me of the film. There's Something About Mary featuring Cameron Diaz and Ben Stiller. And that just if you're not quite sure what I'm talking about, go and watch that movie. And you'll see Ben Stiller experience what we all worry about. And what we have probably all experienced at some point, although hopefully not as severe as as his character experienced during that. So it's Zipper Day. Just be careful, but do enjoy and rejoice in your zipper on Thursday, the 29th of April. I'm gonna finish this week, I talked about gardening earlier said the family have been into gardening. Well, there's a big day coming up for you if you're into gardening. So this happens on the first Saturday of every year. So this is going to happen this Saturday, the first of May, it is World Naked Gardening Day. Yes, rejoice everyone it's the day to get out in your garden. And just commune with nature and do some gardening. Now, there is an official website for this. And I'm a bit reluctant to share the link with you. So before I give you the link, I must warn you do not visit this link on a work computer. Do not visit this link if you're under the age of 18. Because you think it was an innocent little gardening website. And you would think there would be some quite tasteful pictures there. But sadly, there's a lack of carefully placed melons and cucumbers in some of the pictures on this website. It's just fairly graphic. So if you if you know what you're letting yourself in for, you can go to WNG D, which is for World naked gardening day dot info. And you'll get all the information that you might want to see. And probably a lot of things you don't want to see about World Naked Gardening Day. So if you enjoy that most simplest of pleasure, whether that's taking your clothes off, or doing some gardening, then this Saturday, the first of May get out there and do some naked gardening. A huge thank you for tuning in again this week to Thank The Week. It's really nice to have you here. Hopefully to get some positivity and share that around the world. I just wanted to have a little shout out for a couple of great reviews I've had on the podcast through Apple podcasts. Thank you so much for doing this. It really means a lot to me to see those positive comments. So big thank you to Mr. Man, 1968 and Martletts, bot of whom have taken the time t give me a nice review there o Apple podcasts. If you want t read those reviews, you can g to thank the week.com slas reviews. And you can see wha they've had to say but yeah huge thank you for that reall do appreciate that. 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