Feb. 19, 2015
Thursday, 19 February 2015 11:53

1. Here are a few random facts for you.  Penguins can't taste fish . . . but they swallow them without tasting them anyway.  While Brad Pitt was playing the role of Achilles in "Troy", he injured his Achilles tendon.  And the French term for brass knuckles is "poing americain," which means "American fist."

 

2. A new study asked people around the world to name the ideal beauty and grooming standards for men and women.  89% say the ideal man should have short hair, and 82% say he should be clean-shaven.  84% say the ideal woman should shave her legs . . . and 55% say she should NOT wear makeup.

 

3. A website tracked 100,000 tweets in the past week to figure out what people are giving up for Lent.  The top five are:  School . . . chocolate . . . Twitter . . . social networking . . . and alcohol.

 

4. A new website lets you test out two versions of a tweet to see which one is more likely to get retweeted and favorited.  It's based on a study of the phrasing, style, and content that make tweets popular.

 

5. According to a new study, checking your phone too much could mean you're DEPRESSED.  Because you're constantly trying to find something to alter your mood.

 

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