A couple of more items about coffee inspire our morning look in addition to hottie Mariah. Checkit:
Mashable: This high-tech alarm clock will make you coffee — and it's on sale
Biz Insider: This cup turns hot coffee into iced coffee almost instantly — and it has saved me a ton of money on my favorite cold drinks
Closer to home, here are the news links we're checking . . .
Downtown Agenda This Week
Springtime has emerged in all is glory. Roll the highlight reel for a splendid week in arts, culture, science and music in the Downtown Kansas City - Monday to Sunday, April 8-14: The Amazing Brain - The largest and newest exhibit in Science City, this 2,800-square-foot exhibit explores the body's command center.
Show-Me Burnt Ends
EUREKA, MO (AP) -- Authorities say a weekend wreck on an eastern Missouri highway turned into a corned beef roast. The Eureka Fire Protection District says in a Facebook post that a rig carrying the meat caught fire Saturday on Interstate 44.
Kansas Lesson In Debate
Local lawmakers are breaking down the Kansas Public School Funding bill that was signed by Governor Laura Kelly on Saturday (Apr. 6) and teachers say it is a relief to know students and educators across the state will benefit from it.
Kangroo Set List
Like this artist's hit song, Rootopia reeled in Aminé for this year's on-campus concert taking place April 25, from 8-10 p.m. Rootopia announced on Facebook and Twitter that he will headline the concert "with a special guest" in tow.
Celebrate Fake Achievement
Photography by Tara Shupe of RoKC Ibex Climbing Gym Kansas City's original plastic crag. Despite changing hands several times, this suburban destination continues to thrive. Great route setting and a large overhung arch are the highlights. There's also an active annual competition scene. Scene: Birthday parties, scout groups, the diehard Regulars known as: Ibexercisers 801 N.W.
Fake Gronk Triumph
Marcedes Lewis: 'No question' Travis Kelce is best TE | NFL "I think it's Travis Kelce, no question about it," said Lewis when asked Friday on NFL Total Access who the best tight end in the business was. Ranking All 32 NFL Teams' Running Back Situations, Best to Worst | Sports Illustrated Carlos Hyde is a smart addition and a tough runner.
Kansas City Hayfever Season Starts Today
There's a chance for a freeze next weekend.
Nipsey Hussle - Racks In The Middle is the song of the day and this is the OPEN THREAD for right now . . .