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Mar. 12, 2015
Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:26

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The average age of the people in the control room during the Apollo 11 moon landing was 28.  The ampersand was the 27th letter in the alphabet during the 1800s.  And the most gender-neutral name in America is Marion . . . it's been given to 3,549 girls and 3,569 boys over the past three decades.


2. Here are some results from a new sex survey by "Esquire" and "Cosmopolitan".  Only 1% of women and 3% of men say it's harassment if a male boss tells a female employee her haircut makes her look pretty.  7% of men and 1% of women have FORWARDED a naked selfie someone sent to them.  And only 51% of women and 29% of men say they're feminists.


3. A new study found you may be sexist without even realizing it.  If you open doors for women, pay for dates, or offer your coat when they're cold, the researchers say it shows you think women can't take care of themselves.


4. A new study found the average person spends more time on their laptop, phone, and tablet than SLEEPING . . . and four out of five of us keep our phones on and next to us all night long.


5. A new study found your intelligence peaks in different ways at different ages.  From 18 to 19 you're better at processing information . . . from 25 to 35 it's your short-term memory . . . from 40 to 50 it's your ability to evaluate emotions . . . and from 60 to 70 it's how you use the knowledge you've gathered to make good decisions.

Mar. 9, 2015
Monday, 09 March 2015 09:20

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Daylight saving time was repealed after World War One, then reinstated during World War Two to conserve energy.  Up to 15% of two-year-olds in Boston drink coffee.  And the Beastie Boys were originally a hardcore punk band . . . with a female drummer.


2. A new survey found 14% of us have never written a letter . . . 20% have never made a physical photo album . . . and 34% have never made someone a mix tape or CD.


3. There's a rare condition where you get drunk off FRENCH FRIES.  It's called auto-brewery syndrome, where people have extra-high levels of yeast in their stomachs.  So when they eat food that's high in carbs, it's converted to alcohol.


4. There's a new article in a medical journal about a 10-year-old boy in Italy who had SEIZURES and brain swelling because he ate 20 pieces of black licorice every day.  There's a chemical in it that can lower potassium levels and increase blood pressure . . . so eat it in moderation.


5. A 17-year-old guy in Oregon asked a Vegas SHOWGIRL to go to his prom, and she agreed . . . IF he got 10,000 retweets.  He got up to 1,300, but the principal stepped in because the school bans anyone over 20 from dances.

Mar. 6, 2015
Friday, 06 March 2015 14:54

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  About two or three people die every year by falling into the Grand Canyon.  You read 25% slower on a computer screen than you do on paper.  And Austin, Texas is the biggest American city without an NFL, NBA, NHL, or Major League Baseball team.


2. According to a new survey, 68% of people getting a tax refund this year will use it to pay off debt . . . 15% will spend it on something they need . . . 11% will put it in their savings . . . 4% haven't decided . . . and only 2% plan to spend it on something fun, like a vacation or shopping.


3. Did you know someone's assigned a specific dollar value to all of your body parts?  Every state sets its own worker's comp numbers and has a chart saying how much money you should get if you lose one of them.  For example, Nevada thinks a hand is worth about $739,000 . . . but Alabama thinks it's only worth $37,400.


4. A new study found the most expensive year of your life is age 50 . . . because that's when ALL the biggest expenses in your life collide.  You're still paying your mortgage and supporting your children . . . but you've also got new costs from more expensive health care and insurance.


5. A new study found 66% of single men and 50% of single women had a one-night stand last year.  And the woman who ran the study says it could lead to a lot of future relationships . . . because having sex with someone you barely know is a great way to bond with them.

Mar. 5, 2015
Thursday, 05 March 2015 13:49

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Women with bigger butts give birth to smarter kids, because their extra omega 3 fatty acids help brain development.  The average person THINKS they get the flu all the time, but only get it about twice a decade.  And it's illegal to use puns in advertisements in China.


2. Here are some results from a new survey on sleep positions:  Men are more likely to be on the right side of the bed than women . . . women are more likely to face AWAY from their partner . . . and 20% of people would NOT be willing to switch their sleeping side.


3. A new study figured out which animals men love that women hate or don't care about, and vice versa.  The animals men disproportionally love include lobsters, sharks, eagles, and spiders . . . the ones women disproportionately love include miniature pigs, cats, koalas, and butterflies.


4. The Arizona Diamondbacks are selling a new dessert at their ballpark this season . . . the CHURRO DOG.  It's a churro in a donut bun, with ice cream as the topping.  It'll be $8.50 . . . and approximately 1,117 calories.


5. The average person has 158 books on their bookshelf . . . but at least 20% of them have never been read.  16% of people admitted they keep books on display to look intelligent.

Mar, 2, 2015
Monday, 02 March 2015 10:30



Feb. 27, 2015
Friday, 27 February 2015 10:55

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Only 40% of the people in the world have ever been on the Internet.  Bubble wrap was invented to be a 3-D wallpaper.  And Somalia didn't get its first ATM until last October.

2. According to a new survey, 11% of us know something that could get a coworker fired . . . 53% have eavesdropped on a conversation at work . . . 35% have overheard their boss talking about firing someone . . . and 20% have overheard someone talking about an office romance.


3. KFC is going to start selling the world's first EDIBLE COFFEE CUP.   It's made of cookies and lined with chocolate . . . so as you drink your coffee, the chocolate melts and you can start eating the cup.  Unfortunately they're only doing it in the U.K. later this year.


4. A new survey found the five best places to hit on someone are the gym . . . the dog park . . . at a bar . . . online . . . and at adult education classes.  (???) The worst place to pick someone up is during SURGERY.


5. A new study at Cornell looked at how diseases spread, and found the best place to be in a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE.  It's the northern Rocky Mountains of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho.  The worst place is pretty much any major city.

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