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05:05

The real reason dollar menus are disappearing across the country

The real reason dollar menus are disappearing acro

Fast food is well loved in America as a cheap, quick alternative to a home cooked meal -- with an emphasis on the cheap part. Surprisingly, though, times are changing and restaurants all over the nation are slashing their dollar menus. Why is this? Turns out it's millennials, and they have a very different idea about what makes for a good, cheap lunch.

 

03:08

Parisians try to pronounce words in English

Parisians try to pronounce words in English

English isn't the easiest language to learn. For many, acquiring English is a years-long process that involves hours of studying, practice and conversation to master. Much of this has to do with our tendency to spell words differently than they sound. The French language does this as well, so you'd think French people would have an easy time with English. Turns out, that's not the case at all. Watch these French people struggle with some of our sillier sounding words.

 

06:09

Why pedigree dogs are so expensive

Why pedigree dogs are so expensive

Dog lovers are familiar with the endless debate between adopting a pooch versus buying one -- but why is there a debate at all?  Some cite the ethical differences, as well as the pet overpopulation problem, but one fact that can't be ignored is just how expensive pedigree dogs are. You won't believe why some people are willing to pay millions for a certified puppy!

 

07:45

18 yr old strives to save ocean one phone case at a time | Great Calls from The Kim Komando Show

18 yr old strives to save ocean one phone case at

After watching his younger sister go through phone cases like candy, this young man took his passion for recycling and his love for ocean life and turned it into a business. Now, he's taking plastic from the ocean and transforming it into phone cases. He's also making a difference in Haiti. Find out how, as Kim dives deeper into his business called 'Reyuze Cases.'

 

02:19

Michelin introduces puncture-proof airless tire

Michelin introduces puncture-proof airless tire

Even with the most powerful engines and horsepower, our cars aren't getting anywhere without good tires. They're so important, in fact, that running over something as small as a nail can pop the tire and keep even the fanciest car grounded. With that in mind, tire manufacturer Michelin has been hard at work developing the next generation of tires. Its latest prototype is an incredible beast of a wheel that keeps itself upright with carefully arranged rubber spokes. Watch how Michelin's test car drives with these futuristic new wheels.

 

06:40

Sneaky ways Trader Joe’s gets you to spend money

Sneaky ways Trader Joe’s gets you to spend m

Trader Joe's is different than other grocery stores in America. Unlike supermarkets and big-box chains like Costco, Trader Joe's relies on private, international sources for its eclectic mix of products. On top of this, all its branding is done in house -- giving all of the store's offerings a quirky, vintage feel. Yet, despite the supposedly good deals, people always end up spending more than they expect when they visit the Trader. Why is this?

 

45:58

Alexa privacy concerns, saving money with streaming, and more | The Kim Komando Show

Alexa privacy concerns, saving money with streamin

In this week’s episode of The Kim Komando Show, which aired Saturday, June 8, 2019, on Bloomberg TV: A newly-revealed patent application filed by Amazon is raising some privacy concerns about just how much Alexa is listening. Plus, if you’re having trouble finding the right photographer for your big day, you might consider a selfie robot. And, a complete guide to saving big bucks on your cable bill by getting into streaming.

 

07:36

The ultimate paper airplane

The ultimate paper airplane

Anyone who’s ever been bored in a classroom knows the joy that comes with making and throwing paper planes. Over the last decade, this designer has been taking his papercraft skills to the next level. Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been creating a meticulously detailed Boeing 777 model out of paper, complete with seats, landing gear and exterior details. Only one question remains: Will it fly? 

 

05:11

The animals of Chernobyl

The animals of Chernobyl

Chernobyl is back in the news in a big way thanks to HBO's fantastic miniseries surrounding the devastating nuclear incident. Now that years have passed, nature has reclaimed the cities of Pripyat and Chernobyl -- bringing with it new growth of plants and animal life. But not everything is as it seems. These animals grew under the shadow of radiation, and are carrying with them some surprising adaptations of their own.

 

03:31

Watermelon smoked to look like meat

Watermelon smoked to look like meat

When the weather heats up in the summer, nothing is more refreshing than a cool, sweet watermelon. Likewise, summer is also the best time to gather with friends and family for a night of barbecue. Separately, these seasonal foods sound great -- but what if you combined the two. It sounds crazy, but this chef has created a steak like no other: a smoked watermelon that looks just like a slab of meat. Was this a good idea at all? What does it taste like? You won't believe the reaction.

 

01:34

Geometric popsicles are designed for people with sensitive teeth

Geometric popsicles are designed for people with s

Nothing is worse than biting into a cool treat and feeling the sting of a sensitive tooth. If you experience tingling or pain in your teeth or gums when exposed to hot or cold, you probably have sensitive teeth -- but that doesn't mean you have to miss out on your favorite treats. One entrepreneur is creating specialty popsicles with a unique geometric shape that's safe for anyone to eat without discomfort. Does it work?

 

03:46

You should never reheat chicken in the microwave. Here’s why:

You should never reheat chicken in the microwave.

Microwaves make kitchen-work simple, but it's not a "one-size-fits-all" solution to food prep. Certain foods won't heat evenly in the microwave, bowls and plates can get overly hot, and some food, actually, can even be unsafe to eat. Despite the mythology surrounding it, microwaves don't always kill germs -- and putting chicken in the microwave can be a risk to your health.

 

03:36

This is why Costco’s hot dog combos really cost $1.50

This is why Costco’s hot dog combos really c

We've covered Costco's legendary pizza before, but the true big-box fanatics all clamor for the delicious, all-beef hot dogs found in the store's food court. These tasty combos are set at the insanely low price of $1.50, which means Costco loses money with every frank sold. Why does it keep the price so low?

 

03:13

3D-Printed home can be constructed for under $4,000

3D-Printed home can be constructed for under $4,00

Homelessness is a global problem, but researchers think they may have the solution: 3D printing! These small, affordable homes are made of printed pieces and come ready to assemble. Putting them together takes less than a day, and the price is only estimated at around $4,000. Could you live in one of these 3D printed houses?

 

03:25

10-year-old girl keeps same pet tortoise 56 years

10-year-old girl keeps same pet tortoise 56 years

In 1962, 10 year old Jeanna Smith received a pet for her birthday. This pet, a tortoise named George, has been a lifelong friend as she's lived through her life. Now, 56 years later, George is still alive and kicking, and the pair couldn't be any closer. See how deep the bonds run between human and pet in this extraordinary profile of friendship.

 

03:40

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pick up a shift at Dairy Queen

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett pick up a shift at D

Despite holding more combined wealth than most humans that have ever lived, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates have very unique philosophies when it comes to spending and making money. Gates is one of the most charitable people in the world, and Buffet continues to live modestly in an ordinary house with his family. Now, two of the richest men on earth are taking a trip to a nearby Dairy Queen to see what workers are doing on the front-lines of customer service. What's more, they both take on a shift for themselves. They're just like us! Only thousands of times richer!

 

02:06

97-year-old U.S. paratrooper veteran jumps in D-Day rerun

97-year-old U.S. paratrooper veteran jumps in D-Da

The anniversary of D-Day marks our remembrance of the Allied invasion of France against the Nazis during World War II. That day, hundreds of brave young men gave their lives in the fight against tyranny. Those who came home have been honored as heroes, their achievements permanently carved into our shared American history. Now, 75 years later, a surviving veteran is re-enacting one of the most important moments of his life: a daredevil jump from a plane into Normandy.

 

02:06

DIY Security – Stop devices from recording you

DIY Security – Stop devices from recording y

Seems like we owe the tinfoil hat club a big apology. Yes, there are eyes and ears everywhere in just about any large city in the world. Here in the good, old U.S. of A, our smartphones, tablets, computers, cars, voiceless assistants and all manner of cameras are watching and listening to you. Watch this video to learn how to stop them from listening to you.

 

01:47

Can young people read a clock?

Can young people read a clock?

Analog has given way to digital on many fronts, but there's a sizable portion of the population that loves and appreciates the classic aesthetic of a traditional clock. With its circle of numbers surrounding two central dials, it's a timeless way to tell time -- but not everyone knows how to read it, believe it or not. Watch this clip from the Jimmy Kimmel show that tests the younger generation's ability to read the face of a clock. The results aren't pretty.

 

03:53

How all you can eat restaurants make money

How all you can eat restaurants make money

There's an expression that goes "if something sounds too good to be true, then it probably is." The same can be said for buffets, or other kinds of all you can eat restaurants. On their face, these eateries offer tantalizing portions and ready-to-eat food for a flat, affordable rate. Well, these companies have to make money somehow, and the way they do it with buffets is supremely clever.

 

01:22

Shocking NY Times expose about YouTube and pedophiles

Shocking NY Times expose about YouTube and pedophi

You may want to think twice before posting innocent videos of your children frolicking in the pool or doing gymnastics. A disturbing report in the New York Times finds that such videos can end up on pedophiles' computer screens -- and you can thank YouTube for that.

 

00:00

The sandwich in a pickle

The sandwich in a pickle

To say sandwiches are popular would be an understatement. They're one of the most popular forms of food, after all, and a staple of lunch across the entire country. That said, the traditional "two slices of bread, toppings, and condiments" formula can get stale, so restaurateurs and chefs are constantly trying new variations on the beloved dish. In this New Jersey sandwich shop, owner Katherine Cohen thinks she's figured it out: a sandwich served inside of a pickle! Do you think it's worth a taste?

 

01:31

Here’s why the American flag is reversed on military uniforms

Here’s why the American flag is reversed on

In America, we pay great respect to our flag. More than just a simple banner, it symbolizes the sacrifices and values of the brave men and women who've given their lives to defend it. While we have various rules and rituals about how the flag is displayed, it's not uncommon to see it presented backwards on military uniforms. Why is that? Believe it or not, there's a meaningful reason behind it.

 

45:59

DHS drone alert, purr-fect smart litter box, useful Alexa commands, and more | The Kim Komando Show

DHS drone alert, purr-fect smart litter box, usefu

In this episode of The Kim Komando Show, which aired on June 1, 2019, on Bloomberg TV: The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security issued a major alert against using Chinese-made drones, but why panic? Kim explains. Plus, if you’re a cat lover, welcome to the future with a smart litter box that’s too purr-fect to be true. And, Kim speaks with an amazing woman who doubled sales of her clothing line using Instagram.

 

01:59

Almanac: The birth of Dracula

Almanac: The birth of Dracula

You've seen him in movies, read about him in books, and know of his frightful presence. Even the mere mention of his name can send shivers down the spine. That name is Dracula, and despite being one of the most popular characters in literature and culture, the lord of the night is actually based on a real man: Vlad Tepes. Learn the true story behind one of the most fearsome faces in pop culture.

 

03:36

How this surf instructor is changing lives

How this surf instructor is changing lives

For people dealing with health and mobility issues, time among nature can be one of the most therapeutic treatments available. Because of this, educators around the world are trying to reconnect people with the environment. This surf instructor from California is making waves with his lessons, and helping people gain a new lease on life -- as well as an appreciation for the ocean.

 

03:39

This dad interviewed his daughter on her first day of school for 13 years

This dad interviewed his daughter on her first day

Life moves by too quickly at times -- especially if you have kids. One moment, they're just tiny babies in your arms. The next, they're in a car of their own, driving away to college. Because of this, it's important to appreciate the time in between, like this one father did. Every year on his daughter's first day of school, he turned on the camera and asked for her thoughts. Now, you can see more than a decade of growth happen right before your eyes. They grow up so fast...

 

09:44

Ranking fast food french fries from worst to best

Ranking fast food french fries from worst to best

We all have our loyalties when it comes to fast food, but fries are undoubtedly the highest point of contention. Nobody can seem to agree which fries are the best between restaurants, but we all have some idea of what the "perfect fry" is supposed to taste like. Thankfully, the folks at Mashed have put together the definitive listing of which fry is the best of them all. A must watch!

 

03:01

Ford’s delivery robot walks on two legs like a human

Ford’s delivery robot walks on two legs like a h

One of the holy grails for robotics engineers is perfecting what's called "bipedal locomotion." In simple terms, this means walking on two legs. Despite how simple it might look, an incredible amount of balance is required -- but the result is a robot that's more compact and agile than ever. Now, automotive giant Ford is debuting its own bipedal robot. Its job: delivering packages to your door. Watch how it moves!

 

04:40

We share our home with two bobcats

We share our home with two bobcats

Bobcats are one of the most beautiful wild animals in North America. Slightly bigger than a common cat, these graceful felines display very similar behaviors to the kitties we're used to at home. However, they're much stronger, play harder, and have a feral streak that makes them endearing to some and dangerous to others. This family decided to adopt not one, but two bobcats as pets -- and you won't believe how well they get along.

 

01:11

What I Streamed and Liked ‘Nailed It! Season 3’

What I Streamed and Liked ‘Nailed It! Season

Andrew Babinski, Kim's cohost, recommends 'Nailed It,' a Netflix original in its third season. This isn't your mother's cooking show. Contestants with no kitchen talent -- or a reputation for kitchen disasters -- compete for cash by recreating edible masterpieces. Hosted by comedienne Nicole Byer and pastry chef Jacque Torres. Check out the official trailer for Season 3, which premiered May 17, 2019.

 

12:29

Quantum computers – FULLY explained!

Quantum computers – FULLY explained!

If you've noticed that "advancement" in smartphones and computers seems to have slowed a bit compared to the end of the last decade, you're not alone. In many ways, we're getting closer to reaching an upper limit with our current technology -- but that doesn't mean innovation will stagnate. The next generation of computers are in the works, and their power will be so far beyond what we have now they'll almost seem to work by magic. Quantum computing is the wave of the future, but what is it exactly? This video will explain how it works, and what it means for you.

 

07:53

What a $180 wagyu sandwich tastes like

What a $180 wagyu sandwich tastes like

Do you know "wagyu?" It's one of the most expensive cuts of steak in the world -- originating in Japan from their prized wagyu cattle. These cuts are dripping with flavor, and marbled to perfection with more fat than other kinds of beef. As a result, it demands a hefty price. The payoff, though, is extraordinary. See what happens when chefs prepare a $180 sandwich from top-notch wagyu beef.

 

03:17

The most famous actor you’ve never seen

The most famous actor you’ve never seen

He's been in countless award-winning movies and shows, including The Shape of Water, Pan's Labyrinth, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and more! You may not have seen his face, but his tall, thin frame is unmistakable. Meet Doug Jones, professional mime and body actor. Without speaking a word, he can craft characters that leave a remarkable impression on audiences. His story is amazing.

 

05:43

The real reason why KFC changed its name

The real reason why KFC changed its name

Believe it or not, KFC has changed its name in the past. Yes really! If you think the company still goes by "Kentucky Fried Chicken," you'd actually be incorrect. The real name, as of now, is just the letters "KFC" -- and there's a reason for it that's too strange to believe. The story behind the famed chicken brand dropping its state's namesake is finger-licking good!

 

10:58

How one disabled man creates music with “Ghost Pianos”

How one disabled man creates music with “Ghost P

Losing function in a limb is a tragedy, but one musician has channeled his disability into fuel for musical inspiration. After suffering nerve damage that left him unable to play piano, Ólafur Arnalds has helped design self-playing "ghost pianos" to accompany him on performances. The result is eerie, elegant, and beautiful. Watch how Ólafur and his ghost pianos play their haunting tunes.

 

05:08

How the world’s first burger was made at Louis’ Lunch

How the world’s first burger was made at Louis

They're a staple part of the American diet, but do you know where the first hamburger came from? A Connecticut restaurant called Louis' Lunch claims to be the origin of the world's first burger, and they've been cooking them the same way since 1900 -- with ground beef, melted cheese, and two slices of toasted bread. The result: pure deliciousness. Would you try the original burger?

 

02:45

When the oldest kid in class is 69 years old

When the oldest kid in class is 69 years old

It's never too late to better yourself. Throughout our lives, we all go through formative experiences -- but some folks don't have the same opportunities for school and work as others. Durge Kami is 69 years old, and is an active member of his 10th grade class. He's looking to finally get the education he was denied, and his class couldn't be more proud of him for it!

 

09:16

Why you spend so much money at Costco

Why you spend so much money at Costco

We Costco addicts know the big-box store is so much more than a retailer -- it's a way of life! Yet in spite of how much we enjoy visiting, our wallets and checking accounts may tend to disagree. Why is it that we spend so much money when we visit Costco? Well, for starters, it's ingeniously designed to get you to spend. You won't believe how they pull it off!

 

05:54

Otters playing with labs

Otters playing with labs

If you've ever looked at an otter and thought they resemble dogs, you're not too far off! Otters are members of the Caniformia family of animals -- which includes bears, raccoons, seals, and most importantly, dogs. And just like dogs, they're ridiculously playful. Now, see what happens when a dog and otter meet for a bit of fun by the sea. It's too cute for words.

 

04:21

What breakfast looks like around the world

What breakfast looks like around the world

It's been called "the most important meal of the day," but what does breakfast really mean for different cultures around the world? Eating in the morning is something that every society does, but foods that we eat can vary greatly between one another. One thing's for sure, though: most of our cultures eat eggs in the morning. What else do we have in common?

 

14:44

Former FBI agent explains how to read body language | Tradecraft | WIRED

Former FBI agent explains how to read body languag

Can you tell when someone is lying? In theory, this shouldn't be possible. After all, they're telling a deception, and without reading their mind, you can't know what they're really thinking about. Yet each of our bodies has telltale signs that give away our true intentions. Watch as this FBI veteran explains all the things our bodies do to give our game away.

 

11:18

Four stories about families who work together

Four stories about families who work together

We love our families, and together, we can do some incredible things. In this anthology, we'll meet families from around the world that work and play in a variety of settings. See how these folks live, laugh, and love against all odds -- and learn about the connection we share as human beings.

 

02:10

The real reason Walmart ice cream sandwiches don’t melt

The real reason Walmart ice cream sandwiches don&#

It's hard to beat Walmart's Great Value products when it comes to price -- but how about quality? A viral example of how strange these products can be is the Great Value Ice Cream Sandwich, which apparently cannot melt in the sun. Is such a thing even possible? As it turns out, these frozen treats are indeed extremely hardy -- and you won't believe the reason why.

 

03:15

Risking death in the name of soup

Risking death in the name of soup

Ever hear of "bird's nest soup?" This Chinese delicacy has been eaten for centuries by the upper class, and it's still enjoyed by the wealthy today. This unconventional dish is brewed using real nests from a bird called the swiftlet, which can fetch a hefty price of $3,000 per pound! See how this man hunts the valuable nests, and learn about the risk that goes into one of the world's most expensive soups.

 

04:26

Bizarre commuting tales

Bizarre commuting tales

Traffic is a royal pain in the neck, but people are always coming up with creative ways to get to work. Where some people might bike, ride a train, or hail a taxi to their jobs, others are experimenting with boats, unicycles, and other unique methods. Watch as these folks get to their jobs while travelling in style!