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Def Leppard, Kickin' Habits & Eating Glass

In case you haven't heard, Def Leppard has a newer album called Diamond Star Halos, which is the band's twelfth full-length album and demonstrates that they're still at the top of their game.

I was listening to DJ Tommy London on SXM's Hair Nation (channel 39 on the dial), and he even said something like this (I'm paraphrasing--this is not a completely accurate quote), "I'm not just saying this because I'm a fan of the band and I'm a DJ on Hair Nation, but this album is incredible and is as good as Pyromania." And there you have it. If Tommy London said it, it's gospel.

Def Leppard's tune "Kick" is very catchy, with one verse that goes like this:

You're the tonic to my thirst

Sweet nectar of sin

I keep runnin' away

But you keep draggin' me in

And that's the tricky thing about addiction--we can try to run away, but that octopus with its long-reaching tentacles keeps dragging us back in. As human beings, we can become addicted to anything. As a retired registered nurse (and current music addict), I know this, but I decided to do a little research to see what exactly humans are addicted to in modern-day society.

And here's the list in rank order (most prevalent to least):

  1. Caffeine

  2. Tobacco and Nicotine

  3. Alcohol

  4. Sex

  5. Illegal and Prescription Drugs

  6. Gambling

  7. Internet and Modern Technology

  8. Video Games

  9. Food

  10. Work

Also during my search, I found some unusual information that I can't resist sharing with you. The article is titled "Eight Everyday Things People Are Addicted To" and the list is:

  1. Social Media and The Internet

  2. Breastfeeding

  3. Caffeine

  4. Spicy and Salty Snacks

  5. Hoarding

  6. Negativity

  7. Eating Glass

  8. Television

Which one caught you by surprise? For me, it's eating glass. I know that some people, especially pregnant women, can experience pica where they eat unconventional items like dirt, clay, paint chips, and laundry detergent, but I didn't know that many people ate glass. I scanned a science forum to learn more, and the big brains who posted talked about a guy who eats glass and chews it until it is a very fine consistency like sand. Then another brainiac wrote that the seasonings we eat at fast food restaurants have a "free flow agent" of silicon dioxide (listed as E551), which is essentially glass that is ground into very small grains or a powder.

All of this is just a little food for thought, but the important takeaway here is that Def Leppard is still a serious addiction for its fans. I know that I can't wait to see them this summer during The Stadium Tour with Motley Crue and hear them play tunes from their killer new album!


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