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Why Do Our Fingers Get Wrinkly in Water? Science Is Cool

Wandering aimlessly around the internet today, I found an article on our fingers, and the wrinklyness we experience when we get into the water for a long time.

Common "wisdom" makes us think that it's because we're swelling up after taking on water or something, or maybe the chemicals doing something to us. Seems like it would make sense, right?

Nope. Not the reason at all.

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Jimmy Fallon, Bill Gates Drink Something You’d Expect to be Gross: Poop Water [Video]

Jimmy Fallon had Bill Gates on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday night to talk about his foundation's new invention that turns sewage into drinking water.

That is something we talked about a couple of weeks ago on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show."

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Drink Your Water; It’s Good for You!

Our bodies are water pretty much. Our bones, blood, skin, eyes, hair, everything has water in it!

If we didn't have water in our bodies, we wouldn't be alive. Duh, right?

Most people, including myself do not drink enough water! I usually drink either pop, beer, or other sugared beverages.

Why? Water's boring! Sometimes it tastes good, and sometimes it doesn't.

Here are some quick things that could improve your life by drinking "the life liquid."

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NASA Astronauts Float a GoPro in a Water Bubble – Pretty Cool

Being an astronaut has to be the coolest thing ever.  Why else would we all dream of being one when we were kids?  NASA should be the coolest place to work ever!

They always seem to get to do the coolest experiments, and have lots of fun!

I know, there's a bunch of boring stuff they have to do, too...but we don't care about that! We want to see the fun stuff!

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Video

This morning, the Free Beer and Hot Wings crew took their ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!  They'd been called out quite a bit to do it, and they decided to take p the challenge in as fun a way as they could.

So what did they do?

They invited all their past intern victims to come and shower them with ice water, and each intern got to select which FBHW member had tormented them the most to soak!

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Former President George W. Bush Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge [Video]

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and its videos just keep on rolling.

The latest to take on the challenge is the 43rd President of the United States, George W. Bush.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Enjoy the Water [Sponsored]

Boaters should enjoy their time on the water, being smart and playing safely while on it.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to be smart while out boating, regardless of whether you're on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, rapids, creek, whitewater course or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Remember That Personal Watercraft Is a Boat [Sponsored]

There's plenty of summertime left and lots of boating still to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges you to say safe as possible when boating.

Caution and common sense are necessary, regardless of whether you're using a powerboat, a sailboat, a pontoon, a fishing boat, a ski boat or personal watercraft.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Stay Afloat, Don’t Sink [Sponsored]

While the long Independence Day weekend may be over, there's still plenty of summer left and boating to be done.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to keep yourself, those around you and others as safe as possible when boating.

One main tip: Keep your boat afloat; don't sink out there. And if you do or must, there are steps to take when that happens to protect and preserve your safety.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Don’t Drink and Boat [Sponsored]

The festive and summery Independence Day weekend is here!

Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday this year means a three-day weekend for many and some extra time to truly relax, enjoy and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urges for you to keep you, those around you and others as safe as possible on the water when out boating.

Embrace the three-day Independence Day weekend, enjoy the great outdoors on the water -- and at the beach -- and stay safe by following the rules of the water and navigational regulations. On a festive weekend like this, too, don't drink and boat!

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Follow the Rules of the Water [Sponsored]

Summer is here! It officially arrived last Saturday, and this is truly the season when many love to relax and play out on the water.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, says to keep you and those around you safe on the water when boating.

In embracing summer and enjoying the great outdoors on the water and at the beach, here's another tip good for boaters and beach-goers to help you stay safe out there: Follow the rules of the water.

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