About Stunt Monkey

I do radio stuff including co-host the Big Hot Morning Show and then hang around 10a-3p on Hot 96.7. I like food, music, sports, and the outdoors!

The Life Skills We Wish We’d Learned in School

By |2021-04-13T07:15:36-05:00April 13th, 2021|

I haven't used much trigonometry lately, and I also haven't had to have any important in-depth conversations on symbolism in "Tess of the d'Urbervilles".  So I guess I was right to ask my teachers, "When are we going to need this in real life?" According to a new survey, 83% of parents think schools should spend some time teaching important life skills to go along with all the standard academic stuff.  And here are the 10 life skills we wish we'd learned in school . . . How to save money. How to budget and organize your finances. How to invest. How [...]

45% of People with Kids or Pets Say They ‘Can’t Have Nice Things’

By |2021-04-13T06:59:58-05:00April 13th, 2021|

If you want kids or pets, you better REALLY want them.  Because it puts limits on other stuff you can have . . . Almost half of the people with kids or pets say they "can't have nice things," because they know anything nice will just get ruined.  Here are a few quick stats . . . 45% are nervous to buy anything nice because they know they won't be able to keep it nice. Two-thirds said their couch currently has a stain that was caused by a child or pet. Kids and pets cause an average of $162 worth of [...]

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day

By |2021-04-12T08:09:04-05:00April 12th, 2021|

We are a country that loves its cheese . . . we can all at least still agree on THAT, right?  So this is a holiday we can get behind. Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day. According to a survey in honor of the holiday, 87% of Americans say they like grilled cheese. The top five kinds of cheese we want in our sandwiches are:  Cheddar . . . American . . . Swiss . . . provolone . . . and pepper jack. And finally, grilled cheeses are our SECOND favorite melted cheese food.  Pizza came in first . [...]

Things I Noticed

By |2021-04-12T07:27:24-05:00April 12th, 2021|

The fancier the Kitchen the more impossible it is to find the trash can. The weather people ruined my weekend... In reality, it's my fault, I assumed on Friday when they said it was going to be sunny and 60s, I thought that's what we are going to get! Instead gloomy and cool just put me in a mood. Extremely proud of Mavericks for getting to the frozen four... but help me understand how as Minnesotans, we let U Mass win it all!? Stop, drop, and roll PSA's from the 90s made everyone think they were going to be on fire [...]

Fast Food Workers Are Sharing the Best Things on Their Menus That No One Ever Orders

By |2021-04-09T07:57:23-05:00April 9th, 2021|

Fast-food workers see the inner workings of the kitchens at their stores . . . so after they see all THAT, if they still want to eat something, you know it's really good. There's a discussion on Reddit where fast-food workers are sharing the best thing on their store's menu that no one ever orders.  Here are some highlights . . . Popeyes Apple Pie.  Quote, "It's deep-fried like the McDonalds ones used to be." Wendy's side of melted cheese.  Quote, "You can order a cup of melted cheese at Wendy's to dip your fries and nuggets." McDonald's cheap Big Mac.  [...]

Four Things You Can Do in Under Ten Minutes to Increase Your Happiness

By |2021-04-09T07:48:52-05:00April 9th, 2021|

It's Friday!  If that's not a good enough reason to be excited today, here are four things you can do to feel happier.  And the best part is, they all take less than 10 minutes, and they're FREE . . . Message someone you know.  Reach out to someone you haven't spoken to in a while.  Even if it's just to send them a funny photo or a fun memory that you had. Organize your errands.  Organize all the small errands you need to do and start checking them off.  Planning like that helps reduce procrastination so we feel less stressed [...]

Teenagers Today Wouldn’t Be Able to Understand

By |2021-04-09T07:38:57-05:00April 9th, 2021|

Teenagers today were born between 2001 and 2008.  So it's safe to say their childhoods looked a hell of a lot different than yours. Right now, people on Reddit are sharing things they used to do that teenagers today wouldn't be able to understand.  Here are some great ones . . . "Recording songs from the radio using a tape recorder." "Spending 15 minutes untwisting a phone cord." "Cleaning the mouse ball." "Calling a phone number and having to ask if the person was there." "Getting off the phone so someone else could use the Internet." "Calling a phone number to [...]

93% of People Who Challenge a Medical Bill End Up Saving Money

By |2021-04-06T08:24:39-05:00April 6th, 2021|

Medical debt is a real issue for a lot of people.  So remember this if you ever have a big hospital bill. A recent study by Lending Tree found that if you try to challenge a medical bill, there's a very good chance you'll be successful. 93% of people who've tried to negotiate a bill either had it reduced to a lesser amount, or dropped altogether. 1 in 3 said they asked for specific things to be removed from their bill.  And 1 in 4 just asked flat-out for their bill to be lowered. The study found 37% of Americans currently [...]

Top Driving Distractions

By |2021-04-06T08:08:57-05:00April 6th, 2021|

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month.  And if hearing that just made you swerve into another lane, we apologize.  Because according to a new survey, the radio CAN be a distraction. People were asked to name the thing that distracts them the MOST while driving.  Here are the five most common answers . . . Things you see happening outside the car.  It's #1 because it includes everything from billboards to other people driving like idiots.  39% said things outside the car distract them the most. Passengers, 18% of the vote.  People under 45 said kids are the main culprit.  People over [...]

Signs That Made You Realize You Were Middle Aged?

By |2021-04-05T08:13:36-05:00April 5th, 2021|

It's hard to say exactly when you become "middle-aged" . . . and maybe it's more of a FEELING than a specific age. A new survey found the average person doesn't believe they're middle-aged until they hit 47.  But the survey also asked people to name the SIGNS that they're becoming middle-aged . . . and those start happening a lot earlier than 47. Here are some of the most common answers . . . Feeling stiff . . . groaning when you bend down . . . picking comfort over style with your clothes . . . thinking police officers, [...]

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