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May. 4, 2015
Monday, 04 May 2015 08:29

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  There are only 190 one-hour photo shops left in America . . . that's down from 3,066 in 1998.  The term "big bang theory" was coined by a British scientist who hated it and was trying to mock it.  And 18.8% of the houses in South Carolina are mobile homes.


2. A new study found that kids who sit in the middle seat of the family car grow up to be more successful than their siblings.  The theory is that it gives you key skills for business, like being adaptable and handling uncomfortable situations.


3. A new study found that when employees wear formal business clothes, it actually leads to better results.  Formal clothes make people feel more powerful and confident . . . and that makes them think more creatively, and act more like a leader.

4. The government just released data on which jobs have the highest percentage of people who DRINK and get HIGH.  The jobs with the most heavy drinkers are mining . . . construction . . . and hotels and restaurants.  The jobs with the most drug users are hotels and restaurants . . . arts and entertainment . . . and management.


5. Your beard might be as dirty as a toilet.  Scientists analyzed swabs of men's beards and found that some had serious amounts of FECAL BACTERIA in them.  So be careful if you touch your beard and then eat without washing your hands.

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 08:38
Apr. 23, 2015
Thursday, 23 April 2015 13:51

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  All of the land in America is worth a total of approximately $23 trillion.  If you hate family gatherings, you might suffer from syngenesophobia . . . fear of relatives.  And people drive on the right side of the road in about 75% of countries around the world.


2. A new study found the best way to get a song out of your head is . . . chewing gum.  That creates "inner speech" . . . basically, your mouth moves at a different rhythm than the song in your head, so it distracts your brain.


3. A study out of the University of Connecticut found that people are the MOST honest right after getting-it-on . . . that goes for both men and women.  When you climax, your brain is flooded with oxytocin . . . which leads to more trust and makes you feel safe to tell the truth.


4. A new study found that people who have sex two or three times a week make 4.5% more money.  The theory is that people who get-it-on a lot are happier, that translates to productivity and a better attitude at work . . . and that leads to a higher salary.


5. Which EMOJI do Americans use more than any other country?  According to a new study, we're most likely to use the birthday cake . . . bag of money with a dollar sign . . . pizza . . . skull . . . baseball . . . basketball . . . crown . . . meat on the bone . . . and lipstick.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015 13:53
Apr. 22 2015
Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:10

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  There's one ATM in Antarctica . . . and it's run by Wells Fargo.  The only mammals that can fly are bats.  And a man has a 50% chance of having male pattern baldness by the time he's 50.


2. Here are a few stats on how screwed up our work-life balance is. 51% of people have missed an important life event because of work . . . 60% get texts from their boss during family dinners . . . and 40% respond to emails during meals.


3. A new study of 2.3 million parents found that the most stressful moment of the day is . . . 7:35 A.M.  And it has everything to do with trying to get your kids dressed, fed, and out of the house on time.


4. A new survey says the average person has made up their mind about how you live within 26 seconds of entering your house.  The main things they use for their judgments are the smell, the clutter, and the way you decorate.


5. What little charges do you hate paying the most?  Some of the top answers are parking meters . . . ATM fees . . . bank overdraft charges . . . and hidden cell phone fees.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015 10:11
Apr. 14, 2015
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:25

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Even though "Full House" was set in San Francisco, only one of its 192 episodes was actually filmed there.  Elton John had a top 40 single every year from 1970 to 1996.  And the average car spends approximately 95% of its life parked.


2. According to a new survey, 22% of people say their dog or cat is a crucial part of the family . . . versus 21% who said their in-laws are.


3. There's a new brain teaser photo going around . . . it shows a cat either going UP a flight of stairs, or down.  And just when you think you've decided, you look at the picture differently and change your mind.


4. According to a new survey, 58% of us would rather win the lottery than find our soul mate . . . 22% would dump the person they're with to win . . . and 33% would give up their pet.


5. A new study found it'll cost you an average of $673 to go to a wedding this year . . . between airfare, hotel, food, a gift, and clothes.  It also found that 43% of people have decided not to go to a wedding for financial reasons.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:26
Apr. 9, 2015
Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:05

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  English is Louis C.K.'s second language . . . he lived in Mexico until he was seven and spoke Spanish.  Winston Churchill was voted out of office just TWO MONTHS after defeating the Nazis.  And only 6.7% of the people in the world have a college degree.


2. A new study found free versions of apps cost you MORE than the paid versions . . . in the long run.  The ads in free apps use a LOT of network data . . . so it costs you about 1.7 cents every time you open one of them.  If you use one every day for a year, that's $6.20 in data.


3. Apple released their new emojis yesterday . . . redheads are upset there's no ginger . . . some people are upset that the "prayer hands" don't have rays of sun emanating from them anymore . . . and taco lovers are upset there's STILL no taco emoji.


4. Check out some stats from a new survey about what we want on our GRILLED CHEESE.  86% of Americans say they love them . . . the most popular cheese to use is American . . . and people who like them have SEX more often than people who don't.


5. A new survey found 71% of kids under 10 say they HATE eating vegetables . . . but 18% say they'd like to try eating WORMS . . . 12% would try a caterpillar . . . and 12% would try snails.

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 April 2015 11:11
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.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 08 April 2015 08:26
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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 April 2015 09:38
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.

Last Updated on Friday, 03 April 2015 10:36
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.

Last Updated on Thursday, 02 April 2015 08:25
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.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 March 2015 08:13
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