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Baseball legend, Bo Jackson says he’s been suffering from non-stop hiccups for about a year and has tried several well-known remedies to rid himself of them, including – sniffing a porcupine’s rear end.

“I have done everything!” He says. “Scare me, drink water upside down, smell the [expletive] of a porcupine — it doesn’t work.” Jackson hasn’t come out and said where he got the idea that the whiff of a porcupine’s butt would do the trick but it’s a good thing he tried it out so none of us has to.

Nigel of WIBCs popular radio show Hammer & Nigel says “I’ve heard of it all but I’ve never heard that!” he continued on to say “I can’t stand hiccups for 5 minutes, let alone a whole year!”

A year of hiccups may seem absurd however it actually isn’t the longest someone has suffered from the bellows of hiccups. Iowa resident, Charles Osborne had the hiccups for a whopping 68 years! His hiccups started at the age of 20 until his death, according to the Guinness World Records.

Later in the segment, Hammer & Nigel chatted about superstar actor, Robert De Niro becoming a father again at 79-years-old totaling 7 children. “He’s got a big family! I’d say this is something!” Hammer exclaimed.

De Niro welcomed his baby girl, Gia Virginia Chen, with his girlfriend Tiffany Chen on Thursday, April 6th of this year. The baby was born weighing 8lbs, 6oz.

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For Gen X and Millennials, it’s the end of an era. MTV News is set to shut down after 36 years on the air.

The decision was announced Tuesday by Paramount Media Networks causing a layoff effect of 25% of its workforce.

Head of Paramount, MTV, and Showtime, Chris McCarthy, explained to staff members in a memo Tuesday that “Despite the media giant’s “success” in streaming, the company continues to feel pressure from broader economic headwinds like many of our peers.”

He continued on to say “As a result, we have made the very hard but necessary decision to reduce our domestic team by approximately 25%. Through the elimination of some units and by streamlining others, we will be able to reduce costs and create a more effective approach to our business as we move forward.”

Popular radio hosts of WIBC’s “Hammer & Nigel,” enthusiastically expressed their thoughts on the matter.

As the conversation continued, the dynamic duo discussed how former Fox News personality, Tucker Carlson, plans to relaunch his political show on Twitter.

Carlson made the announcement via a video he posted on social media. Tucker says he specifically chose Twitter because, in his opinion, it’s the last big platform that allows free speech.

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All-you-can-eat buffets are making a comeback this year as the pandemic comes to an end. Restaurant chains such as Old Country Buffet, CiCis Pizza, and Furr’s Fresh Buffet are examples of places that were affected by the lack of traffic. Industry Tracker Placer says visits compared to January 2020 and January 2021 are up 125 percent as of March. The turnaround follows a number of bankruptcies when COVID-19 restrictions were in place.

Nigel of WIBC’s beloved radio show Hammer and Nigel chimed in on this matter saying, “I was legitimately sad when COVID hit and all the buffets shut down and now I’m so happy to hear they are making a comeback!” Nigel then went into a ballad professing his love for all things food buffet. With Nation’s Restaurant News reporting that Golden Corral’s sales grew 14 percent last year compared to pre-pandemic, it looks like the public shares Nigel’s sentiments.

As the segment continued, Hammer and Nigel discussed a call for a Fast & Furious claims adjuster. Financebuzz, an informational site that offers money-related tips and recommendations, is looking for a “Fast & Furious claims adjuster.” The lucky individual would watch all 10 films, which includes the latest addition set to debut May 19 of this year, then notate the damages from each vehicle crash on screen. The details would have to include the extent of the damage, which vehicles were involved and the exact number of wrecks per-movie.

“I don’t think this is anything other than a waste of time,” Hammer explained. “I don’t think this is anything other than promotion for the new movie coming in May.” Financebuzz says they intend to use the findings to estimate the insurance impact of the global billion-dollar franchise’s reckless driving. The deadline to apply on the company’s website is May 19 and the lucky winner will be announced on May 26.

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Today, Thursday, May 4th is nationally known as “Star Wars Day”. Why? Well, it’s a play on the phrase “may the FORCE be with you” with fans switching the words “force” with “fourth.” Okay so now that you are all caught up, you’re probably thinking of how you can celebrate this unique-fan-fueled holiday. Don’t worry we’ve got you covered! First, we suggest starting with binging all 8 of the Star Wars movies (don’t worry about the order). Next, sit back and enjoy the memorable film scores on Spotify and Apple music. Lastly, take a moment of silence in remembrance of the late actress, Carrie Fisher, who starred as Princess Leia. Follow our suggestions and you’ll be well on your way to a positive “May the Fourth”.

Nigel of WIBCs popular radio show Hammer and Nigel, tells us his thoughts on the infamous Star Wars series, “I’ve always been team dark side. I’ve always been more of a Darth Vader-Empire kind of guy.” Hammer chimed in as well saying “It’s more of a generational thing. I’m watching Star Wars again now with MY eleven-year-old son. In fact, I bought the entire DVD collection when he was born.” Whether you decide to watch the movies or stream the television shows, we hope you are able to celebrate and may the fourth be with you!

As the segment continued on, the hosts discussed with us about the new developments of superstar actor and comedian Jamie Foxx who was recently hospitalized due to a “medical complication” while on set for the new Netflix movie “Back in Action” costarring Cameron Diaz. Foxx thanked his fans on Wednesday via social media for the outpour of support and specifically ‘all the love’. “I think it’s reassuring that we’re actually hearing from Jamie Foxx now, I love Jamie Foxx.” Hammer expressed empathically while Nigel reminisced over Foxx’s nostalgic “Wanda” character from the 90s sitcom “In Living Color“. Some of Foxx’s most memorable performances are “Ray“, “Collateral” costarring Tom Cruise and more recently his role as ‘Electro’ in the “Amazing Spider-man” movie series. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Foxx family at this time.

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What the buzz?! A truck hauling thousands of bees crashed on an interstate in Florida spilling hives all over the highway. Thankfully, there weren’t any injuries reported, however all of the highway’s lanes had to be shut down to clean up the sticky situation.

Popular WIBC radio hosts, Hammer and Nigel offered some tips on what to do in the event of a bee encounter. “You’re supposed to run away, get as far away from the bee as you can,” the pair said sternly. “What you’re not supposed to do is dive into the water!” For their last piece of BEE-nificial advice, “If you’re traveling with a friend, you just need to outrun your friend, not the bee!”

As the segment continued, the dynamic duo enlightened us that in an effort to keep up with its competitor Tesla, Ford slashed the price tag for the Mustang Mach-E SUV down about six percent. The electric vehicle’s new sticker price now falls between the 43–60-thousand-dollar range. Ford has not yet announced the price for its other electric vehicles like the F-150 Lightning pickup. “I think this is a reflection of the direction that the economy is going in. Yes, this is something!” exclaimed the pair.

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If you know a teacher who has positively impacted your life, today is the perfect day to celebrate them because it’s “National Teachers Appreciation Day!” First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt advocated “National Teachers Appreciation Day” back in 1953 as a way to honor teachers. Then the National Parent Teachers Association solidified the date by putting the decision to a vote. Later, the NPTA would dedicate the entire first full week of May as “National Teacher Appreciation Week”.

Popular WIBC radio hosts, Hammer and Nigel show their support for the holiday saying “A good teacher is somebody that will stay with you for the rest of your life. If you have a really good teacher, thank them!” The pair left no stone unturned however as they also mentioned the teachers who weren’t necessarily the most encouraging and how, despite their lack of support, Hammer and Nigel grew up to be the outspoken, comedic hosts we know and love today.

Later in the segment, the duo filled us in on the Hollywood writers’ strike that’s in full force as of Monday of this week after contract negotiations failed. The impact is resulting in a halt in the production of several television shows. Hammer and Nigel spoke on the importance of the strike having not only completely shut down productions and what it means for viewers but also pointed out what it means for the crews behind the scenes.

WGA members went on strike for 100 days back in November of 2007 over issues such as writers’ salaries. Late-night shows that depend solely on their writers like “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and “Saturday Night Live” would be hit first. “Back in 2007, Jay Leno actually paid his staff and crew out of his own pocket due to the strike. If their writers go away the shows shut down,” stated Hammer and Nigel.

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Is this anything? Hammer and Nigel, the opinionated radio hosts of WIBC, surely think so! It’s the return of an Indianapolis 500 tradition as old as time and an electrifying fan favorite: bumping. On Saturday, May 20th and Sunday, May 21st, 34 cars are expected to race for their chance to secure one of 33 starting spots during qualifying at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing”.

Lovingly known as “Bump Day”, Hammer and Nigel says, “For fans like us, we LOVE it! You never know how things will play out!” further emphasizing how the suspense of the event to the overall drama of the race. “It all boils down to those final minutes.” Hammer and Nigel continued. Will Power is an example of one of many big names who competed in Bump Day in previous years.

Further into the segment, Hammer and Nigel fills us on Aerosmith’s farewell tour coming to Indianapolis. The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame classic rock band will be jam out for the last time to celebrate their 50-plus years together. The group announced Monday the dates for their tour entitled “Peace Out” starting September 2nd in Philadelphia. The “Peace Out” tour will stop at Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Sunday, Oct. 29.

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How rude! It appears the cast of 90s sitcom, Full House, weren’t always as close as the family they portray on TV. John Stamos, who played the role of Uncle Jesse, recently revealed in an interview with the “Good Guys” podcast that he was so annoyed by the constant screaming and crying of the Olsen Twins while filming the pilot, that he demanded they be fired.

Hammer and Nigel, popular radio hosts of WIBC, enthusiastically agrees with John’s decision stating “nobody likes the Olsen Twins”. However, the replacements weren’t cutting it and the Olsen Twins were eventually brought back.

As the segment continued, Hammer and Nigel shared their thoughts on the popular and highly anticipated newest edition to the Equalizer franchise. McCall, played by Denzel Washington, tries to enjoy a peaceful retirement and a sense of community in Southern Italy and is threatened by local crime bosses, which forces him to take on the mafia to protect his friends. “The Equalizer 3” is set to premier September 1st.

Overall, Hammer & Nigel continued to share intriguing and interesting stories that appeal to the public. Their comedic atmosphere combined with their wit and strong opinions, never fail to captivate viewers.

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