Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
NASA: Solar flare nearly destroyed Earth 2 years ago
A recent revelation by NASA explains how Earth had a near miss with a solar flare on July 23, 2012, from the most powerful solar storm on the sun in over 150 years.
Daniel Baker of the University of Colorado said that Earth and its inhabitants were lucky the eruption happened when it did because it would have struck Earth had it occurred one week earlier.
“So a bunch of people knew this and didn’t tell us?” Dennis asked. “Should we not have been warned?”
The report suggests the power of this eruption would have blacked out the Earth completely, with an economic impact exceeding $2 trillion.
“If the world’s over, why would you even measure the impact?” said Minihane.
Said Meterparel: “Who’s the last man standing? Who is Will Smith in ‘I am Legend?’ ”
“The president. He’s in a bunker underneath,” Dennis responded.
Jacqueline Bisset: ‘Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them’
Actress Jacqueline Bisset has a new film, “Welcome to New York,” that she stars in about men and women and their hormones, and she plays a woman who is married to an adulterous financier.
When discussing her new film and her own opinions on sex, Bisset, 69, was unhappy with the way older women were viewed by men sexually, saying, “Older women continue to want sex but men don’t want to sleep with them.”
“You know me, I like the older ladies,” Minihane said.
Said Meterparel: “I don’t know why you wouldn’t, especially Jacqueline Bisset.”
This led to a discussion about older women and which ones they find attractive.
“You think 70 and under is in play?” Minihane asked.
Said Meterparel: “I think 60 and under is in play.”
Seinfeld may be coming to Netflix; another season being discussed
Jerry Seinfeld said in a Reddit chat that “Seinfeld” could be coming to Netflix, and another season may be discussed.
“That would be a disaster,” Minihane said.
According to Meterparel’s Hollywood sources, “Curb your Enthusiasm” will be returning for another season.
“I’ve got some sources,” he said.
Doctor claims that dogs understand what humans say to them
Dr. Gregory Burns of Emory University said based on MRI examinations, dogs have brains more similar to that of humans than previously believed.
“I take a back seat to nobody in my admiration for dogs, but I don’t think they understand when I’m explaining to them when a tree falls in the forest it doesn’t make a sound,” Dennis said.