Jay Cannon, The Courier-Journal

Jay Cannon

The Courier-Journal

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Past articles by Jay:

Why is 'Auld Lang Syne' sung on New Year's Eve? What to know about the song's meaning, lyrics

You might know "Auld Lang Syne" as the song that people sing – or at least try to sing – every year on New Year's Eve. But what does it mean? → Read More

Headache? Dry mouth? What to know about hangovers and whether those 'cures' actually work

If you're waking up in a daze this morning, you might be one of the many Americans who celebrated Fourth of July weekend with a drink (or several). → Read More

Ukraine, Russia meet on Belarusian border; UN reports 102 civilian deaths: live updates

Russian, Ukrainian officials will meet as Moscow's assault on Kyiv eases overnight. U.N. will hold meetings on Russian invasion. → Read More

Powerball sweepstakes: Winning tickets for $632.6M jackpot sold in California and Wisconsin

Finding a four-leaf clover, having conjoined twins or dying in a vending machine-related incident are all more likely than you winning the lottery. → Read More

Are you too old to shovel snow? If you're over 45, beware of heart attacks, doctor says

Shoveling snow isn't for everyone. For those of a certain age or health status, experts say it might be best to leave it for someone else this winter. → Read More

The anatomy of a hangover: Here's why your head hurts right now

Your head hurts. Your mouth is dry. Maybe you're nauseated. Here's what goes into that New Year's Day hangover, and what experts say to do about it. → Read More

A giant acorn, a big potato, bologna: Cities get creative with their New Year's Eve 'drops'

Venture outside Times Square, and you'll find some creative renditions of the famous New Year's Eve ball drop. → Read More

Today's date is rare: It reads the same way forward, backward and upside down

Today's date, written out numerically as 12/02/2021, is a rare eight-digit palindrome, which occurs just 12 times in the 21st century. → Read More

Today's date is rare: It reads the same way forward, backward and upside down

Today's date, written out numerically as 12/02/2021, is a rare eight-digit palindrome, which occurs just 12 times in the 21st century. → Read More

Breaching the 'psychological contract'? Working on holidays can damage mental health

If you're working on a holiday when you'd rather be celebrating, that could be a breach of a "psychological contract," one expert said. → Read More

They pulled 63,000 pounds of trash from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, but that's just the start

A half-mile long trash-trapping system named "Jenny" hauled in more than 63,000 pounds of waste from the so-called Great Pacific Garbage Patch. → Read More

Do we really need to rinse our fruit and vegetables? Even that might not kill tiny flies.

Many of us were taught to always rinse produce before we eat it. But does that actually do anything? Yes, experts say. → Read More

Are you seeing more acorns falling? You could be in the middle of a 'mast year'

Some Americans are seeing more acorns than usual this year. If you're seeing the same, then you could be in the middle of what's called a "mast year." → Read More

How many steps should you take a day? Hitting 7,000 may reduce risk of early death, study says

A new study published in JAMA Network Open revealed a lower risk of early mortality for middle-aged adults who logged at least 7,000 steps. → Read More

Grand Canyon NP seeks 'skilled' hunters to reduce bison population inside the park

The Grand Canyon's initiative has some experts worried that hunting could become more commonplace inside national parks. → Read More

Hundreds gather in a Nebraska field for a pool-noodle brawl over the name Josh

Hundreds flocked to a Nebraska park for an intense battle royale to determine who is the top Josh. The winner? 4-year-old Josh Vinson Jr. → Read More

What does DC look like on Inauguration Day? These photos capture the mood at the Capitol as Joe Biden becomes president

The United States ushers in a new era of its history on Wednesday. Joe Biden's Inauguration Day ceremony is unlike anything we've seen before. → Read More

Capitol protest tracker: Here's a live look at capitols across the US

FBI officials are warning of protests at all 50 state capitols and the U.S. Capitol in the days leading up to inauguration. Here are live updates. → Read More

Here's what the 25th Amendment says about removing a president

House Democrats were planning a resolution that calls on Vice President Mike Pence to invoke the 25th Amendment. Here's what that amendment says. → Read More

Shocking images of chaos at the US Capitol: Rioter hangs from balcony; tear gas fills a corridor

Rioters stormed the floor of the Senate Chamber and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office after overrunning the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. → Read More