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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.

Last Updated on Monday, 30 March 2015 06:51
 
Mar. 27, 2015
Friday, 27 March 2015 06:37

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  American cheese was invented by a Canadian guy.  WWE WrestleMania was almost called the Colossal Tussle.  And George Bernard Shaw is the only person to win a Nobel Prize and an Oscar . . . he got both of them for "Pygmalion".

 

2. A hacker in California pranked guys on Tinder by making them think they were flirting with women . . . when they were actually flirting with EACH OTHER.  He decided to do it after women kept telling him about the creepy messages they got.

 

3. Here are a few new stats from a "Cosmo" survey on female orgasms:  57% of women have one every time . . . 67% have faked one . . . and 4% have never had one.

 

4. A new survey on AIRPLANE SEX found 9% of people have joined the mile-high club . . . and 11% have witnessed someone else joining.  The most common place people get-it-on is the bathroom, of course.

 

5. The most common nickname people give their baby before they're born is . . . Peanut.  Bean is number two.  There are also plenty of super strange names people give their future babies . . . including Lil' Fatty, Punkin Head, Pizza Bagel, Happy Meal, and Lil' Ass Kicker.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 06:38
 
Mar. 25, 2015
Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:09

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Steely Dan is named after a sex toy from the novel "Naked Lunch".  The U.S. military buys the most explosives in the country . . . Disney is number two, because of all the fireworks they need for their parks.  And "Playboy" was originally planning to use a deer's head as its logo . . . but changed to a bunny at the last minute.

 

2. A new survey found two-thirds of us would rather eat something delicious than have sex . . . four out of five people use snacks as a way to reward themselves for accomplishing something . . . and 45% of us hide our favorite foods so other people won't eat them.

 

3. A new poll asked people what they think about self-driving cars.  Only one in three have no interest in them . . . 53% say the best thing about them will be fewer accidents . . . and 24% can't wait to have one as their permanent designated driver.

 

4. A new study found the optimal amount of homework your kid should do every night is . . . one hour.  Once they go beyond that, they lose focus . . . they don't retain what they're studying . . . and they actually do WORSE on tests.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:11
 
Mar. 20, 2015
Friday, 20 March 2015 11:40

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The President is the second-highest-paid world leader, at $400,000-a-year . . . the prime minster of Singapore gets $1.7 million.  Jimmy Fallon was a computer science major before he switched to communications.  And Christopher Walken and Jeff Goldblum have been in five movies together . . . but never on screen at the same time.

 

2. If you've got a lot of coworkers out 'sick' right now, this could be why . . . 21% of men and 6% of women will consider skipping out on work to watch March Madness this year . . . 31% will skip the gym . . . and 10% will skip family time.

 

3. A new survey found the weirdest interview questions people have been asked this year.  A few of the best ones are:  "What would you do if you were the one survivor in a plane crash?" . . . "What's your favorite '90s jam?" . . . and "How would you describe the color yellow to someone who is blind?"

 

4. If you liked "The Dress," there's a drawing of a watch on the cover of a new comic book . . . and only one in 15 people can see the green hourglass on the watch face.  The rest of us can't.

 

5. According to a new survey on drinking and sex, 71% of people have had a few drinks before getting it on . . . 33% do it sometimes . . . 9% do it a lot . . . 29% rarely do it . . . and 28% never have.

Last Updated on Friday, 20 March 2015 11:42
 
Mar. 19, 2015
Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:36

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Only two states have never had a temperature over 100 degrees . . . Alaska and Hawaii.  The average American household gets 848 pieces of junk mail a year.  And Harry Trumanbriefly joined the KKK in 1924, to get their support in an election for county judge.

 

2. The secret to getting people to tell you office gossip is . . . making them LAUGH.  A study found that once you've got them laughing, they're more likely to share stuff with you they probably shouldn't . . . and won't even realize they're doing it.

 

3. A new survey found Americans think about money almost TWICE as much as sex.  We think about our family the most, followed by our spouse . . . money . . . our "purpose" in the world . . . work . . . and THEN sex.

 

4. Having sex with someone the first time you meet someone does NOT mean you won't end up in a real relationship.  A new survey found HALF of people have had sex with someone the first night they met . . . and one in THREE wound up going on at least one real date with that person.

 

5. A new study found advertising with half-naked MEN works better on straight guys than ads with half-naked women.  When men see ads featuring a shirtless, muscular dude, it makes them MORE likely to spend recklessly . . . to prove that even though they're not that ripped, they're worth having sex with anyway.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 March 2015 10:37
 
Mar. 17, 2015
Tuesday, 17 March 2015 13:37

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  According to astronauts, space smells like bacon, burned almond cookies, or rotten eggs.  High heels were originally worn by men in the 1600s as a way to show status and power.  And Ralph Macchio is now older than Pat Morita was when he played Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid".

 

2. A new list ranked the best beer countries in the world, using factors like the number of beers they make, the number of bars, and their brewing history.  The top five are:  Belgium . . . the United States . . . the U.K. . . . Germany . . . and Denmark.

 

3. A new study analyzed reviews of bars to figure out which brands of booze Americans have the hardest time spelling.  The top five are:  Jagermeister . . . Budweiser . . . Jameson . . . Hennessy . . . and Jack Daniel's.

 

4. Happy St. Patrick's Day . . . wanna know how to open a beer bottle with just a sheet of paper?  Fold it in half from top to bottom.  Then fold it in half long-ways three times.  Now that it's thick, fold it in the middle to create a "V" shape, put the "V" under the cap, and pop it off.

 

5. Here are a few stats on March Madness betting:  10% of Americans fill out a bracket . . . it costs businesses $1.9 billion in lost productivity . . . and the odds of filling out a perfect bracket are so high, you have a better chance of winning the Mega Millions lottery TWICE in a row.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2015 13:39
 
Mar. 13, 2015
Friday, 13 March 2015 12:28

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  The electricity it takes to charge your phone every night for a year costs you around 50 cents.  There are about 82 million Korean people in the world . . . and all of them use just 250 last names.  And the flag that the Apollo 11 astronauts planted on the moon came from Sears.

 

2. A new study found what every state is BEST at . . . and they're all pretty random.  Here are a few examples:  North Dakota has the largest average MALE GENITALIA . . . Wyoming has the lowest syphilis rate . . . Florida has the most four-year-olds in preschool . . . and Illinois has the most units of local government.

 

3. Here are some of the best unique slang terms from every state.  People in Iowa don't give wedgies, they give "snuggies."  In Maryland, a "chicken necker" is a tourist who's trying to catch crabs.  And in Alaska a "sourdough" is someone who's lived there for a long time.

 

4. A new study found the states with the highest rates for different STDs.  Washington D.C. has the highest gonorrhea, syphilis, and HIV rates . . . Delaware has the highest chlamydia rate . . . and Kentucky has the highest Hepatitis C rate.

 

5. A new survey found one in six people in relationships say they'd rather pleasure THEMSELVES than have sex.  The main reasons are:  It's faster . . . it's less messy . . . and it's less complicated.

Last Updated on Friday, 13 March 2015 12:31
 
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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 March 2015 09:28
 
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.

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 09:21
 
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.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 March 2015 14:57
 
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