Morning Mix Show Notes 7/5
Back at it after a long weekend, but lots to talk about!! Storms, eating contests and a new product for those who think taking a sip of soda is just too darn exhausting.
The National Weather Service says that it was a combination of an EF-O tornado and a downburst that caused all of the damage across the St. Cloud area on Friday night. No injuries were reported, but hundreds of trees were snapped or toppled over several square miles. Pete, Jen and all of us here at Mix 94.9 just want to give a big shout out and a huge thanks to everyone that works for the City of St. Cloud for their quick response getting the parks cleaned up in time for the fireworks Monday night. It was not an easy task, but they worked hard on an otherwise gorgeous holiday weekend in order for us to observe yet another spectacular fireworks display. Also, kudos to all of the city workers in the surrounding areas for getting the streets and roadways cleaned up. Great job!!
Every 4th of July, the annual Nathan's Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest goes off in Coney Island, New York. Once again, Joey Chestnut has claimed the title for the fifth straight year. He ate 62 hot dogs and buns in 12 minutes. It was enough to win, but short of his world record of 68. Takeru Kobayashi is probably the most famous competitive eater, but he has refused to sign an exclusive contract with Major League Eating, so he was not allowed in this year's contest. He held an alternative competition and ate 69 hot dogs. The first ever all female eating contest was held and The Black Widow, Sonya Thomas won handily by downing 40 hot dogs, 10 more than the second place finisher. I thought I ate too much after eating two brats!
If you love to drink pop, but think that raising the can, tipping your head back and taking a sip is just too much work, there's a new drink for you! It's called Turbo Tango and it's a special aerosol can that allows you to spray the drink right in your mouth. It's being billed as a hybrid of whipped cream and orange soda. Right now, it's being tested in the UK, and assuming it appeals to the kids, it will be rolled out next year.