Hello and welcome to the early edition of the breakfast radio show that is

Breakfast radio on Breakfast with Baker.

This is where I will share with you the stories that I find funny, interesting or down right weird. These will be the basis for this weeks Breakfast with Baker radio show on FM99.3 from 6am – 9am live from the heart of Sydney’s North Shore broadcasting Live to the world via our LIVE STREAMING POPUP

Below is the Live Blog straight from the studio and below that are some of the stories that will be on the show.



Things from this week

Arnie relives some of our favourite lines from his movies on Reddit in an ‘Ask Arnie’ session

216th anniversary of the first ever parachute jump
Tim Cahill scores the Fastest ever MLS soccer goal in just under 8 seconds, beating the previous record of 11 seconds.
Fastest ever goals:
Redbull have named a relatively unknown Russian to replace Daniel Ricciardo in the Toro Rosso team.
Daniil Kvyat – 19 will join Jean Eric Verne in the team for 2014.
William Gallas has signed for Perth Glory? What! That’s a brilliant signing and here’s the latest from sports website Sportal.com.au

Are you mentally tough enough? 

1) They don’t feel sorry for themselves

They understand that complaining doesn’t make the situation better.

They know that people won’t treat them they way they want to be treated, circumstances might not be ideal, and they will experience adversity; however, rather than complain about the negative aspects of their situation, they focus on what they want to happen and what they’re going to do about it.

 2) They don’t give people power over them

They are not people pleasers.

They are relentless in their pursuit of their passion and aren’t worried about what other people think.

They give power to what they focus on, and if they waste their time focusing on the opinions of others, they lose sight of the things that will make them truly successful.

3) They don’t avoid change

They are always looking for ways to evolve. They believe that if they continue to give their best, their best will continue to get better over time.

With the competition continuing to get bigger, stronger, faster, and smarter; it’s important to have the mindset to improve by learning from successes and failures.

 4) They don’t play small

The mentally tough swing for the fences and know that it might mean striking out a few times (or many times). Their purpose for achieving greatness casts away their fear of failure. They refuse to tip-toe through life, they intend on creating a legacy for the future by making an impact in the here-and-now.

5) They don’t focus on things they can’t control

They refuse to waste time focusing on things they can’t control because there is nothing they can do about it!

They understand that the less control a person feels the more susceptible they are to making poor decisions, falling into bad habits, and crumbling under pressure.

This has to be the best world map ever!



Here are some of the highlights:

Russia: Raspberries and nuclear warheads

Cameroon: Killer lakes

Mongolia: Velociraptor bones

US: Death by lawnmower

Mexico: Getting struck by lightning

South Africa: Ostriches

Finland: Coffee-drinking

Spain: Cocaine use

Canada: Maple syrup and asteroid impacts

New Zealand: Sheep and rugby

Malaysia: Caves

Greenland: Personal space

Ireland: Highest quality of life

Democratic Republic of Congo: Pygmy chimpanzees

Cambodia: Longest alphabet

India: Movies

South Pole: Emperor penguins

Sweden: Atheism

Japan: Robots


October 24 is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 68 days remaining until the end of the year.

  • 1857 – Sheffield F.C., the world’s oldest association football club still in operation, is founded in SheffieldEngland.
  • 1926 – Harry Houdini‘s last performance, which is at the Garrick Theatre in DetroitMichigan.
  • 1929 – “Black Thursday” stock market crash on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • The Wall Street Crash of 1929, also known as Black Tuesday[1] and the Stock Market Crash of 1929, began in late October 1929 and was the most devastating stock market crash in the history of the United States, when taking into consideration the full extent and duration of its fallout.[2] The crash signaled the beginning of the 10-year Great Depression that affected all Western industrialized countries.[3] The American mobilization for World War II at the end of 1941 moved approximately ten million people out of the civilian labor force and into the war.[4] World War II had a dramatic effect on many parts of the economy, and may have hastened the end of the Great Depression in the United States.[5] Government-financed capital spending accounted for only 5 percent of the annual U.S. investment in industrial capital in 1940; by 1943, the government accounted for 67 percent of U.S. capital investment.[6]
  • 2003 – Concorde makes its last commercial flight.



  • 1923 – Robin Day, English journalist (d. 2000) Died this day 2000?

Sir Robin DayOBE (24 October 1923 – 6 August 2000) was a British political broadcaster and commentator.

Day’s obituary in The Guardian by Dick Taverne stated that “he was the most outstanding television journalist of his generation. He transformed the television interview, changed the relationship between politicians and television, and strove to assert balance and rationality into the medium’s treatment of current affairs”.[1]

Twin brothers Ronald “Ronnie” Kray (24 October 1933 – 17 March 1995) and Reginald “Reggie” Kray (24 October 1933 – 1 October 2000) were English gangsters who were the foremost perpetrators of organised crime in the East End of London during the 1950s and 1960s. Ronald, commonly called Ron or Ronnie, most likely suffered from paranoid schizophrenia.[4]

With their gang, “The Firm”, the Krays were involved in armed robberies, arson, protection rackets, assaults, and the murders of Jack “The Hat” McVitie and George Cornell.

As West End nightclub owners, they mixed with prominent entertainers including Diana DorsFrank Sinatra and Judy Garland, and with politicians. The Krays were much feared within their milieu, and in the 1960s became celebrities in their own right, even being photographed byDavid Bailey and interviewed on television.

They were arrested on 9 May 1968 and convicted in 1969 by the efforts of a squad of detectives led by Detective Superintendent Leonard “Nipper” Read, and were both sentenced to life imprisonment.

Ronnie remained in Broadmoor Hospital until his death on 17 March 1995, but Reggie was released from prison on compassionate grounds in August 2000, eight weeks before his death from cancer.

Malcolm Bligh Turnbull (born 24 October 1954) is an Australian politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Wentworth since 2004. He was the Leader of the Opposition and Leader of the Liberal Party from 2008 to 2009, and has been the Minister for Communications since 18 September 2013.[1]
is the first Australian woman to be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole. She was convicted of the murder of her partner, John Charles Thomas Price (born 6 January 1955), in October 2001, and is currently detained in Silverwater Women’s Correctional Centre.
is an Australian professional golfer, who is best known for winning The Open Championshipin 1991.
  • 1960 – Joachim Winkelhock, German race car driver
  • 1962 – Jonathan Davies, Great Britain national rugby league team player – Jonathan Davies (born 24 October 1962) is a retired dual-code rugby player, who represented Wales in both rugby union and rugby league.[1]A goal-kicking backline player, he played his club rugby in Wales, England and Australia. Davies has since become a television rugby football commentator and media personality, in both the Welsh and English languages.
(Yes i’ve copied some of this straight out of Wikipedia but here’s a ping back to help them with their poor ranking. Wikipedia October 24th)


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