March 8th, 2013
Q: How much data does iHeartRadio use?
A: 64 kbps, 3.75 MB per minute, or 225 MB per hour. 3D Watchdog is an app that will monitor data usage for you.
Q: Where can I price my old, glass negatives?
A: Talk to Ron, at Riverbend Antiques.
Q: When's Prom From Hell?
A: April 27th, tickets on sale April 8th.
Q: What are some hot spots around the QC Area for the weekend?
A: Mallards games and Caged Aggression 9 this weekend, Johnny's Italian Steakhouse, Duck City, The Hotel Blackhawk, plus the casinos.
Q: Is there an app to block pop ups on Android?
A: Look around for AdBlock Plus, most other pop up blockers require you to root your phone. Most pop up blockers that you have on your computer will allow you to add your phone to their service.
Q: Where did the phrase "Gag me with a spoon" come from?
A: It came from Valley Girl speak: Valley Girl.
Q: Can I bring frozen meat into Mexico?
A: You can, put it in your checked luggage.
Q: I've always heard that there are underground facilities at The Arsenal, is this true?
A: Yep, it's called the basement! We're also told that there is an old underground tank firing range.
February 22nd, 2013
Q: Are Beany Babies worth anything anymore?
A: You can try eBay or donate them to Junior Achievement.
Q: I dropped my iPhone and shattered the glass, where do I get it fixed?
A: Computer Evolution in Davenport.
Q: Do the people behind Lance Armstrong get his medals?
A: The races are just modified to show no 1st place.
Q: What do they say in the beginning of "Fire on High" by ELO?
A: "The music is reversable, but time isn't. Turn back, turn back".
Q: What was the name of the book Dwyer was talking about, that involved near-death experiences?
A: "Proof of Heaven".
Q: What's with the oval shapes on screen at the movie theater?
A: They're called Cue Marks, it tells the operator when to switch reels over.
February 8th, 2013
Q: What is going into the old Kay's Merchandise?
A: It is going to be a gym.
Q: Where can I get gator meat?
A: Reason's Meat Locker in Buffalo Prairie or at The White Horse in Moline.
Q: Why do people blur out license plate numbers online?
A: Just so people can't easily get their hands on that information.
Q: At the I-Wireless center, why do they remove the caps from beer and water bottles?
A: It has to do with the license, they are serving you beer, not selling it to you.
Q: Am I being charged while using the iHeartRadio app?
A: The app is free, you are using you data.
Q: Is the Costa Concordia being removed or left where it is?
A: They're removing it, it is just very time-consuming.
Q: Why does bright sunlight make people sneeze?
A: It's from overstimulation, the photic sneeze reflex.
January 25th, 2013
Q: When I watch football on TV, I can only see half of the scores, how do I fix that?
A: The format on your receiver and your TV need to be the same.
Q: What is the name of the pool on cruise ships that let you surf?
A: Flowrider, you can use one at Wisconsin Dells.
Q: My son has his drivers permit, is he allowed to drive in Illinois even though he's only 14?
A: Yes, it's reciprocal.
Q: Why can't you smile in license photos?
A: That's for facial recognition software.
Q: Where can I replace a zipper on a suitcase carry on bag?
A: Take it to your local dry cleaner.
Q: Did Oprah have to pay Lance Armstrong to get his interview?
A: There's speculation that she made a 'donation' to Livestrong, possibly up to $60 Million!
Q: Can you get Hungry Hobo to open early? I forgot to eat breakfast.
A: We'll see what we can do.
Q: What's being built by the Moline library?
A: It's part of the new Genesis Hospital.
Q: When somebody writes a check, do you go by the amount in the box or the amount written?
A: You go by the written amount.
Q: Where can I get ammo for cheap in bulk?
A: West Kimberly Pawn, but, supply is low right now so don't expect it to be really cheap. Check out CheaperThanDirt.com.
Q: How long are personal checks good for?
A: If you've waited for more than 2 statement periods, let the person who wrote the check know that you still have it. Most checks are stale dated after 6 months.
January 18th, 2013
Q: Where can I get custom decals for model cars made?
A: You can do it yourself, find special decal copy paper and run it through a printer.
Q: Where can I rent or a nanny cam?
A: You can buy a beginner system for under $100 from most tech stores.
Q: When is the appropriate time to use overdrive on your vehicle?
A: Leave it on if it's automatic.
Q: Why do green olives come in a jar and black olives come in a can?
A: Green olives are allowed to ripen naturally, while black olives are ripened artificially.
Q: Is there anywhere local that can transfer reel to reel to a digital format?
A: Try Silver Oaks.
January 11th, 2013
Q: Do deer eat hedge apples?
A: Squirrels eat hedge apples, deer will if the aroma dies off.
Q: How are profits or royalties spread with parody songs?
A: Under Fair Use parody songs can be made without sharing profit, in some cases it's better to get permission.
Q: Why does Bill use a fake DJ name?
A: When he first started in radio, his boss had him use his middle name instead of his last name.
Q: I'm having issues getting my ESPN app to accept Mediacom as my provider, any tips?
A: If you want to stream sports, try www.FirstRowSports.eu, since it is outside of the US it won't be shut down.
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