1.) What you might be doing right now can improve the health of your heart - that’s listening to your favorite music. A study presented at the European Society of Cardiology’s annual congress reports that the release of certain hormones that occurs while a person listens to music helps the heart. In their study, 39% of patients who exercised and listened to music improved their heart function, while 29% of those who only exercised saw an increase. One key is individuality. The head researcher on the project says that no music will work for everyone - "what matters is what the person likes and makes them happy."
2.) Women ruled the roost at the U.S. Professional Wing Eating Championship, held over Labor Day Weekend in – of course – Buffalo, New York. Women took first, second and third places, consuming a total of 500 chicken wings between them. Miki Sudo was the winner, eating 178 wings in the 12 minute time frame. Michelle Lesco downed 158 to take second and Sonya, “the Black Widow” Thomas was third finishing with 141. Last year’s winner Joey Chestnut, who ate a record 191 wings, did not show up to defend his title this year.
3.) The original creation was marketed by a British company as an “exotic conversation piece.” Since then, millions of what was first called the Astro Lamp have been sold. British inventor Edward Craven-Walker, was inspired by an odd-looking liquid-filled egg timer he saw in a pub in southwest Britain and created the Lava Lamp. Today marks 50 years since the first Lava Lamp went on sale on September 2, 1963.