Kathie Lee and Hoda with The Scoop
Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb had The Scoop on The Today Show with topics ranging from an American flag quiz for July 4th, top summer myths debunked, the top five wacky summer festivals and much more.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Sparkling White Peach Sangria Recipe
- 1 bottle Moscato, chilled
- 1 bottle White Peach Seltzer water chilled
- 3/4 cup peach brandy
- 2-3 white peaches sliced (depending on the size)
- Place 3/4 of the sliced peaches (saving some for garnish) and brandy and lightly muddle in a pitcher
- Then add the Moscato and seltzer water
- Mix with a wooden spoon
- Pour into ice filled glasses that have peaches in already or we can top
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Fourth Of July Parties
With July 4th falling on a Wednesday this year, Evite did a survey to find out when people were hosting parties to celebrate the holiday. The survey said that 56% were hosting parties today, 14% hosted parties last weekend and 10% are hosting the weekend coming up and 20% are celebrating on alternative dates.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: American Flag Quiz
Question: Betsy Ross designed the first American flag?
Answer: False. Betsy Ross did not sew or design the first flag. Francis Hopkinson of NJ, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence designed the first flag.
Question: At one time, the American flag could have commercial advertisements printed on it?
Answer: True. Until 1905, you could advertise on the flag.
13 Star Flags
Question: American flags that have only 13 stars are still considered official American flags?
Answer: True. Thirteen star flags have been in use since 1777.
Question: There was no official way to place the stars on the American flag until the 1900s?
Answer: True. There was no official star placement until 1912.
Question: Flag Day is celebrated on June 14th?
Answer: True. We just celebrated it.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Top Summer Myths Debunked
The Washington Post took some of the top summer myths that people believe and debunked them to let us know the truth.
Myth: If a jellyfish stings you, you should urinate on the wound.
Truth: It worsens the situation. You’re supposed to get the tentacles off and then pour vinegar on it. Pee just soothes it because it is warm.
Is Poison Ivy Contagious?
Myth: Poison Ivy is contagious.
Truth: If you rub up to someone that has poison, you are not going to get it. You have to touch the leaf yourself.
Myth: Swallowing watermelon seeds is bad for you.
Truth: Your body cannot digest them, so they pass through your body undigested.
Myth: Never scratch an insect bite.
Truth: True, it could lead to an infection.
Swimming After Eating
Myth: Stay out of the water for a half hour after eating so you can digest your food.
Truth: There are no documented cases of drowning or near drowning attributed to eating and then swimming.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Most Contaminated Surfaces In Hotel Rooms
The University of Houston did a study of the most contaminated surfaces in hotel rooms. The study said that TV remotes are the most bacterial and fecal contaminated surfaces in hotel rooms. The lamp switch is another one because it never gets clean. Also items from housekeepers’ carts because of cross-contamination.
Kathie Lee & Hoda: Wacky Summer Festivals In The US
Trip Advisor announced the top five wacky summer festivals in the U.S.
- The Great Texas Mosquito Festival in Clute, TX
- Slug Burger Festival in Corinth, MS
- World Chicken Festival in London, KY
- Humungous Fungus Festival in Crystal Falls, MI
- Wausau Possum Festival in Wausau, FL