Originally aired: Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Plenty of people trying to lose weight are suffering through 4th of July barbecues today, watching enviously as the rest of us scoop the good stuff off the grill and into our faces. But new research is shedding light on the types of foods that really make people overweight, and the results are surprising. We talk to Gary Taubes, author of "Why We Get Fat." // The federal government has released a statement that says mermaids don't exist. Apparently, an Animal Planet show has people - like our own Nick - thinking otherwise. // A new survey shows that one in four women admit to purposely posting bad photos of friends to Facebook. Dave, Luke, and Lisa Brookes debate the veracity of the "research." // Herman Cain has a new, somewhat surreal, web-based video network. // There are rumors that Tom Cruise entered a contract with Katie Holmes for a five-year marriage. Luke thinks these rumors are completely bull.