Dec 182012

In this episode of the Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me! : More questions for the panel: Aging Gracefully, What Will the Dog Eat Now, Smellular Phones, and Turn It Down.

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CARL KASELL: From NPR and WBEZ-Chicago, this is WAIT WAIT…DON’T TELL ME, the NPR News quiz. I’m Carl Kasell. We’re playing this week with Luke Burbank, Charlie Pierce and Faith Salie. And here again is your host, at the Chase Bank Auditorium in downtown Chicago, Peter Sagal.


Thank you, Carl. Thanks everybody.


SAGAL: In just a minute, Carl is charged with rhyme doping and steps down as the head of the Lim-strong foundation.


SAGAL: If you’d like to join, give us a call at 1-888-Wait-Wait, that’s 1-888-924-8924. Right now, panel, some more questions for you from the week’s news. Charlie, you’ve heard the expression “40 is the new 30.” Well scientists at the Max Planck Institute in Rostock, Germany have updated that. They’re saying what is the new, new 30?


SAGAL: Higher.

PIERCE: Seventy.

SAGAL: Yes, 70 is the new 30.



SAGAL: Somebody in the audience is like, yes, yes, yes.


PIERCE: Wait a minute, does that mean in 12 years I could start smoking dope again?

SAGAL: Exactly.



SAGAL: No, the Planck Institute says 70 is the new 30, while the Institute of Everybody Else says no, it’s not.

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