Wacked Out News
Apr. 8, 2015
Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:25

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Only six of the 30 Major League Baseball stadiums were built before 1989.  The TSA made $675,000 last year just from the loose change people leave behind.  And a cup of maple syrup has more calcium than a cup of milk.


2. There were 11.57 million people in ESPN's March Madness bracket challenge this year, and a 12-year-old KID had the best entry . . . but there's a chance he won't get the grand prize.  He won a $20,000 Best Buy gift card and a trip to Hawaii . . . but you had to be 18 to enter, and he used his dad's account.  ESPN hasn't said how they're going to handle it yet.


3. The Post Office just released a new stamp honoring MAYA ANGELOU with the quote, "A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song."  The only problem is . . . she didn't say it.  It was written by a different author.


4. There's a new prank birthday card that plays a "Happy Birthday" song . . . and NEVER STOPS.  The only way to stop is it to wait three hours until the battery runs out, or to DESTROY it.  They're on Kickstarter right now . . . it's $15 for one card or $25 for two.


5. According to a new survey, men want to do EVERYTHING faster in a relationship . . . they're more likely to want sex after one or two dates . . . they say "I love you" first . . . they introduce you to their parents sooner . . . and they change their Facebook relationship status earlier.

Apr. 7, 2015
Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:16

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Sesame seeds are naturally dark brown . . . the ones we're used to eating have been bleached.  When America Online was at their peak, half the CDs produced in the world were their "Free Trial" discs.  And the Russian term for roller coasters is "amerikanskie gorki," which translates to "American Mountains."


2. Hostess tried to celebrate opening day for Major League Baseball yesterday, by tweeting a photo of a baseball cupcake and the word "Touchdown."  People immediately made fun of them, but they say they did it on purpose.


3. A woman in New York just got permission to be the first person ever to serve someone divorce papers over FACEBOOK.  She hasn't seen her husband since 2011 and private investigators couldn't track him down . . . but he IS active on Facebook.  So a judge just gave her the go-ahead to use a Facebook message.


4. If you could travel back in time and kill Hitler before he rose to power, would you do it?  Men are EXTREMELY likely to say yes . . . women aren't so sure.  Researchers say it's because women are more likely to let their emotions get involved.


5. According to a new survey, the things we're least likely to clean are food that splattered on the stove . . . smudge marks on mirrors . . . toothpaste stains in the sink . . . hair in the shower drain . . . and exploded food in the microwave.

Apr. 3, 2015
Friday, 03 April 2015 09:57

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Nintendo bought a porn parody of "Super Mario Bros." in 1993 to stop it from being distributed.  Treadmills were invented in the 1800s as a way of punishing prisoners in England.  And the average American spends more on their pets each year than they do on alcohol or movies.


2. A new survey found 66% of kids under 12 believe in Santa Claus . . . 64% believe in the Tooth Fairy . . . but only 48% believe in the Easter Bunny.


3. According to a new survey, you sit through 6,239 meetings in your career.  And the top five ways we get through them are doodling . . . daydreaming about the weekend . . . thinking about dinner . . . zoning out . . . and looking around at other people in the room.


4. Here are three new things to worry about.  Drinking too much iced tea could cause kidney failure . . . spiders move faster when the weather gets warmer . . . and 70% of people can tell when you're "fake" laughing at what they say.


5. Scientists have developed a new perfume that you're actually SUPPOSED to wear to the gym . . . because it smells BETTER the more you sweat.  Apparently the wetness unlocks the scent.  There's no word on when it could go on sale.

Apr. 2, 2015
Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:24

1. Tesla tweeted about their new Model W yesterday as an April Fools' joke . . . it was a huge fake watch that looked like Big Ben.  But investors actually thought there was a new Tesla coming, started buying stock, and briefly added $125 million in value to the company.


2. As an April Fools' prank, a college student in Michigan woke up her roommate by throwing FIREWORKS in her hamper.  But the clothes caught fire, it spread to the whole apartment, and there was serious smoke damage.  Luckily no one was hurt.


3. A pickup truck passed a woman in North Carolina yesterday, and the passenger's mouth and hands were taped.  So she called the cops, and eight police cars pulled over the truck with their guns drawn.  But it was an April Fools' prank.  There won't be any charges, but the guy driving got a speeding ticket.


4. Here are a few random facts for you.  There are only three countries in the world where your boss is more likely to be a woman than a man:  Jamaica, Colombia, and St. Lucia.  "Looney Tunes" cartoons were originally created by Warner Brothers to showcase new music.  And the idea for tin foil hats comes from a short science fiction story from 1927.


5. When someone comes over to your house and it's a mess, what are they most likely to judge?  A new survey found the number one thing is the ODOR . . . followed by clutter, a dirty toilet bowl, and dirty kitchen counters.

Mar. 31, 2015
Tuesday, 31 March 2015 07:42

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Astronauts can grow about two inches taller in space . . . but they shrink down to normal after a few months back on Earth.  Stevie Wonder's first name isn't short for "Steven" . . . it's short for "Stevland."  And you can send mail to Antarctica . . . it even has its own U.S. Post Office and ZIP code.


2. A new study found the music you play can really affect your cats.  When cats heard rock music like AC/DC, they showed the highest signs of stress . . . but when they heard classical music it calmed them down.


3. Scientists released images of the 'ideal' male and female faces, based on the features people find most attractive.  The man has dark hair, a hint of stubble, and kinda looks like a younger Dylan McDermott.  The woman has full lips, almond-shaped eyes, and looks like a cross between Mila Kunis and Kim Kardashian.


4. A new survey on the SEXINESS of doctors found 85% of people find them attractive . . . 42% of men have flirted with theirs while she was treating them . . . and 7% of women say they'd love to date a gynecologist because he knows what he's doing down there.


5. A new study found chocolate is better for your brain than exercise . . . but there's a catch.  The researchers used a concentrated form of cocoa powder . . . and for YOU to get the positive effects that the people in the study got, you'd have to eat 44 pounds of chocolate in a DAY.

Mar. 30, 2015
Monday, 30 March 2015 06:41

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Anytime someone returns underwear to Victoria's Secret, they SHRED it.  Ben & Jerry's sells 71 different flavors of ice cream . . . and 22 have pieces of cookies, cake, or brownies in them.  And kangaroos don't burp or break wind.


2. According to a new survey, you spend $4,500 a year on stuff you wind up regretting.  The most common things are unhealthy food, alcohol, and clothes.


3. The most dangerous time to be home is . . . 6:30 P.M. on Saturday.  That's when the most accidents happen.  The theory is that it's because people are cooking dinner after they've had a few drinks.


4. 70% of people say they text the wrong person all the time . . . 33% have gotten into a major fight after they sent someone a text that was meant for someone else . . . and 10% have even sent a SEXUAL message to the wrong person.


5. Scientists have figured out why hipsters grow beards.  It's because they need to show they're manly AND stand out in the huge pool of guys in online dating . . . and a beard takes care of both.

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