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May. 22, 2015
Friday, 22 May 2015 09:21

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Charlie Brown's first appearance on TV was in a Ford commercial in 1959.  If William Shakespeare were alive today, he'd be making about $15 million a year from royalties and sales.  And the Billboard chart for "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs" used to be called "Hot Black Singles."

 

2. If you're heading out of town today for Memorial Day weekend, wait until 7:00 P.M.  A new study looked at Memorial Day weekend traffic, and found the roads will be totally clogged until then.

 

3. A new survey found the average person will spend $225 on food, booze, and Memorial Day sales this weekend.  About $70 on food . . . $55 on alcohol . . . and $100 shopping.  The most popular things we're looking for are clothes, shoes, and something for the house.

 

4. The secret to a good marriage is . . . a man who doesn't let himself go.  Researchers at Yale found that married people are less likely to be depressed if the guy regularly works out, regardless of whether the woman does.

 

5. According to a new survey, the main way we keep track of our weight is by noticing how well our PANTS fit.  36% of people say they know they've gained a few pounds when their clothes are too tight . . . 26% use a scale . . . and 19% just look in the mirror.

 
May. 21, 2015
Thursday, 21 May 2015 10:03

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Only a third of the soldiers who died during the Civil War died in battle . . . two-thirds died from disease.  Wayne Gretzky used to babysit Robin Thicke.  And Jerryof Ben & Jerry's has never come up with a single ice cream flavor.

 

2. Women sleep longer than men . . . but men wake up in a better mood.  Here in America, men sleep an average of six hours and 54 minutes a night and women sleep seven hours and 11 minutes . . . but men still wake up happier.

 

3. A new study found that coffee just might be nature's VIAGRA.  Men who drink around one to two cups of coffee a day are 42% less likely to go IMPOTENT.  The researchers think the caffeine is responsible, since it increases blood flow.

 

4. The FBI just released a report on online fraud, and we were scammed out of $800 million last year.  The worst victims were people looking for love, who wound up in online relationships with scammers and started sending them money.

 

5. KFC created a new tray that has a built-in keyboard which connects to your PHONE . . . so you can type and text without having to mess up your screen with greasy fingers.  But for now, they're only in Germany.

 
May. 19, 2015
Tuesday, 19 May 2015 09:01

 

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  There's no chemical in pools that makes the water change color if you pee, that's just a myth.  In Oregon, anyone who's been in a duel is banned from running for office.  And the first person to show their belly button on TV was Cher in 1975.

 

2. President Obama finally got his own, personal Twitter account yesterday, @POTUS.  He's already over 1.5 million followers . . . and hundreds of people have sent him sexual messages.  All of which are going to be archived under the Presidential Records Act.

 

3. According to evolutionary biologists, the only reason men exist is for women to REJECT them.  They say women COULD have evolved to handle both parts of reproduction.  But by having men around, women can reject guys with weak genetics and choose the stronger ones, which keeps the species healthy.

 

4. A new survey found the best time to have a serious talk with your husband is . . . 8:15 P.M., right when he's started eating dinner.  The worst time is when he's playing video games, watching sports, watching TV, or watching a movie.

 

5. A new survey found men handle more of the grilling at barbecues, but women might be BETTER at it.  They're more likely to marinate and season food first . . . more willing to try foods beyond just burgers and hot dogs . . . and more confident doing the grilling for a big party.

 
May. 18, 2015
Monday, 18 May 2015 09:58

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The Houston metropolitan area is bigger than the entire state of New Jersey.  About 250,000 people in America are married to their first or second cousins.  And Duke University is named after James Buchanan Duke, the guy responsible for creating the modern cigarette.

 

2. Only 28% of women they think they're better drivers than men, but in actual studies on the road, they got higher scores on driving tests than men.  They're less likely to speed, tailgate, blow through yellow lights, make dangerous cuts into traffic, talk on the phone, or text.

 

3. There are some crazy food innovations happening around the country right now.  A blogger just made a hamburger that uses French fries as buns . . . a place in Boston is serving a lobster roll that uses a donut instead of bread . . . and a S'mores version of Oreos are coming out on Friday.

 

4. A new study found which cause of death is disproportionately high in each state.  Some notable ones are:  Syphilis in Louisiana . . . the flu in Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Maine . . . and accidental shootings in Arizona, Arkansas, Tennessee, and Alabama.

 

5. A billionaire in China is paying a 22-year-old Japanese porn star $8 million to be his 'personal assistant' for the next 15 years . . . and you know what that means.  That works out to $533,333 a year . . . or $1,461 a day.

 
May. 15, 2015
Friday, 15 May 2015 06:34

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Mike Tyson only got $50,000 from Nintendo for "Mike Tyson's Punch-Out".  The three largest employers in the world are the U.S. Department of Defense, the Chinese military, and Walmart.  And the 1900 Summer Olympics in Paris featured a long jump competition on horses.

 

2. One in three companies say they won't hire you unless you're on social media, because they want to vet you.  And 48% say they've seen something about a person that kept them from being hired.  The worst things you can post are provocative photos and anything about alcohol or drugs.

 

3. A new study found out why men don't like to ask for directions.  It's because when they ask for help, people judge them and think they're less competent.  It doesn't happen for a woman because we're all still subconsciously sexist, and think it's okay for women to show weakness.

 

4. 33 million people will be on the road Memorial Day weekend, and it's the most dangerous time of year to drive.  The first Monday after Daylight Saving Time is second, followed by Black Friday, and any day there's an NFL game.

 

5. A new survey ranked the best fast food hamburgers in the country.  The top five are:  In-N-Out's Double Double . . . Five Guys' hamburger . . . Five Guys' bacon cheeseburger . . . Whataburger's Original Whataburger . . . and Burger King's Whopper.

 
May. 13, 2015
Wednesday, 13 May 2015 09:28

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  More men commit suicide than women in every single country in the world.  Honey Nut Cheerios don't contain any nuts.  And candy canes were invented in Germany in 1670 to keep kids quiet in church.

 

2. According to a new survey, the three worst kinds of drivers on the road are texters . . . tailgaters . . . and slow drivers in the fast lane.  And the three worst passengers are backseat drivers . . . people who won't help navigate . . . and radio hogs.

 

3. Would you rather lose $1,000 . . . or gain 20 pounds?  Men are split 50-50 . . . but 61% of women say they'd rather give up the money than gain the weight.

 

4. A new survey asked people if they could change one body part, what would it be . . . and 34% of men and 21% of women said they wouldn't change a THING.  For the people who WOULD, the top answer was their stomach.

 

5. The average person now uses the Internet for 20-and-a-half hours a week . . . that's almost an entire DAY, every single week.  People under 24 use it even more . . . they're online for an average of 27-and-a-half hours a week.

 
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