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by Admin posted Nov 17 2017 10:11AM

Some engineering students at the University of Michigan figured out how to essentially GUARANTEE that you win the wishbone breaking war at Thanksgiving. Here are their five tips . . .

1. Make sure it's dry. A fresh wishbone won't break, it'll bend. So you have to dry it out either by letting it sit out for a few days, or sticking it in the oven.

2. Grab it with your dominant hand. Your hands should be completely dry too, so that means licking the gravy off them first.

3. Grab the side that looks thicker. Where and how you grab the wishbone makes all the difference. And getting the side that's thicker will give you an advantage.

4. Grab as close to the base of the V as possible. This is called "choking up" and it involves grabbing the wishbone between your thumb and index finger as close to the base of the V as possible. But some people might consider that cheating so . . .

5. Make your opponent do all the work. The best tactic to win is to just remain still and let the other person pull. More than likely, they'll pull up and out, and the more their side moves, the more stress and points of weakness it creates on the bone.

(HeraldNet / YouTube)

by Admin posted Nov 15 2017 6:58AM

Here's something good for you and your siblings to secretly bet on to keep Thanksgiving interesting this year: Which relative is going to PASS OUT DRUNK first?

A new survey asked more than 1,000 people which of their relatives is most likely to get hammered at Thanksgiving dinner, and here are the results. They add up to more than 100% because in a lot of families, there's more than one good answer . . .

1. Your uncle, 26%.

2. One of your cousins, 24%.

3. Your brother, 21%.

4. Your dad, 19%.

5. You, 19%.

6. Your aunt, 12%.

7. Your sister, 12%.

8. Your mom, 10%.

9. Your grandfather, 3%.

10. Your grandmother, 2%.

(Alcohol.org)

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by Admin posted Nov 14 2017 11:37AM

Sometimes a company launches a new product that complements their business SO well, you can't believe it took them this long to figure it out. This is one of those cases.

Stove Top stuffing just launched a brand new product called Thanksgiving Dinner Pants. They've got a big expandable waistband and, basically, they look like maternity pants. But they're not for people who are pregnant, just gorging.

They're selling them at ThanksgivingDinnerPants.com for $20 with free shipping. You should grab some quick before they sell out.

(Foodbeast)

by Admin posted Nov 14 2017 9:02AM

New York University tested 200 people for psychopathic traits, and also had them listen to 260 songs . . . and now we have more details on the songs they liked.

All the results haven't been published yet . . . but as it turns out, psychopaths dig JUSTIN BIEBER. In particular, his song "What Do You Mean" was popular with subjects who scored high on the psychopathy scale.

Meanwhile, on the low end were "Money for Nothing" by Dire Straits and the country song "Wayward Wind", which was originally recorded by Gogi Grant in 1956, but has been covered by dozens of artists.

Psychopaths also like "Lose Yourself" by Eminem and "No Diggity" by Blackstreet . . . while non-psychos groove to "My Sharona" by The Knack.

They haven't found a pattern yet . . . if there is one. And one of the researchers says, quote, "The cliché is they [psychopaths] are all in prison, but they're all over."

by Admin posted Nov 13 2017 7:51AM

If you've been looking for an excuse to buy a Rolex, here you go: You're going to need it to save your LIFE one day.

Jacques Cousteau's grandson is an explorer and environmentalist named Philippe Cousteau. He's constantly traveling the world. And he says his best tip for staying SAFE when you're overseas is . . . wearing a Rolex.

Here's why. He says that no matter where you are, everyone knows Rolexes, and knows they're expensive. That makes it like currency.

So if you're ever in a dangerous situation, you can use it to barter to get yourself out of trouble.

(Bloomberg)

by Admin posted Nov 10 2017 7:08AM

Here are six ways you might be cleaning your house that are actually making it DIRTIER . . .

1. Using the same rag around the whole house. It just transfers dirt from the first surface and spreads it to the next one. Instead, you should use disposable wipes or have a rag for each room that gets washed after using it.

2. Spraying cleaner directly on a surface. Spraying cleaner directly onto countertops, mirrors, or glass can cause a buildup of the cleaning solution, and THAT can make dirt harder to remove and cause streaking.

Instead, spray your rag or paper towel, THEN wipe.

3. Using a feather duster. Feather dusters are notorious for spreading dust around rather than removing it. A microfiber cleaning cloth is a better option.

4. Not cleaning your vacuum. If your vacuum filter hasn't been changed or cleaned in a while, the vacuum can't pick up as much dirt and dust as it should. And the dirty vent could even blow back dust into the air and carpet.

5. Putting the toilet brush back into its holder immediately. Moisture and germs from the toilet can get trapped in the container and the brush, and those germs get rubbed back into your toilet the next time you use it.

So let the toilet brush dry completely before you put it back in its holder.

6. Cleaning from the ground up. If you sweep, mop, or vacuum before cleaning everything else, dust and crumbs will just fall and get the floor dirty again. So always clean a room from the top down and hit the floors last.

(Reader's Digest)

by Admin posted Nov 9 2017 9:16AM

It's really hard to hit a fly with a fly swatter because they're basically seeing everything in SLOW MOTION.

Humans and other animals don't really see things as one continuous video. Our brains are constantly piecing together images so everything LOOKS like it's continuous.

How fast it happens is called "flicker fusion rate." For humans, it's about 60 times a second. Kind of like a video camera that shoots 60 frames per second. But not all animals have the same flicker fusion rate.

For turtles, it only happens about 15 times a second. So things look like they're moving a lot faster for them than for us.

For houseflies, it's around 250 times a second. Which means they're seeing the world move four times SLOWER than us. So if they see a fly swatter coming their way, they can move before it hits them.

We're just smarter than flies, so sometimes we catch them by surprise.

(BBC)

by Admin posted Nov 8 2017 7:00AM

A new study has found that married women are most likely to cheat on their husbands 6 to 10 years into the marriage.

Researchers found that women who are in the early stages of marriage or have been married for 10 years or more are more likely to stay faithful.

But those women in that sweet spot of 6 to 10 years are more likely to stray, mostly because of the pressures of raising kids and facing middle age with the same partner.

Guys, on the other hand, are most likely to cheat after 11 years of marriage. (The Sun)

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by Admin posted Nov 7 2017 7:42AM

Someone asked 1,500 people about things lots of us do, but never talk about. Some are boring, everyday things. Some are gross. And some are just weird. Here are six questions, and how many people have done them . . .

1. When you sit down to eat in front of the TV, do you ever delay eating until you've found something good to watch?

82% said yes.

2. Before you use the bathroom, do you ever check behind the shower curtain to make sure no one's there spying on you?

37% of us have done it.

3. Do you ever smell your dirty underwear to see if you can wear it again?

38% said yes. And 12% said they've turned their dirty underwear inside out and worn it again.

4. Have you ever picked your nose and EATEN it?

31% said yes. And it's not just gross dudes doing it. 30% of women said yes to that one.

5. (CAREFUL!) Do you ever play with your HAIR DOWN THERE in a non-sexual way, like twisting or braiding it?

42% said yes.

6. Have you ever not showered for several days, just to see how bad you could possibly smell? (???)

5% said YES. But apparently we don't embrace our stink like Europe does.

15% of Europeans said they've done it, compared to 5% of Americans.

(Daily Mail)

by Admin posted Nov 2 2017 7:12AM

Don't tell your kids this. Especially not while they have access to a huge pile of candy THEY earned. But apparently the idea that candy is horrible for your teeth is a little overblown . . .

Sugar itself doesn't cause cavities, ACID does. The bacteria in your mouth basically eats the sugar . . . excretes acid . . . and THAT'S what breaks down your enamel.

That's not to say candy is GOOD for your teeth. It's not. But according to a dentist, there are five foods that are as bad for your teeth as candy, or worse . . .

1. Crackers and bread. Things like Cheez-Its, Goldfish, and Saltines are made of simple starch, which turns to sugar really fast. And they get stuck in your teeth, so the bacteria has even more time to turn that sugar into acid.

2. Dried fruit. It's as bad as candy because it basically IS candy. And it's stickier than most candy is, so it stays on your teeth longer.

3. Grapefruit. There's sugar in it, and it's naturally very acidic. Lemons, limes, cranberries, and grapes are really acidic too. Oranges actually aren't as bad.

4. Coffee. Again, there's a lot of acid in there. Plus it can stain your teeth.

5. Diet soda. It's worse than regular soda, because they add phosphoric acid to make it tangy. So even without sugar, there's more acid to rip up your enamel.

(Business Insider)

by Admin posted Oct 31 2017 9:49AM

Once your kids are in bed, the question is . . . what type of WINE goes best with their Halloween candy?  Here are six candies, and the best wine to pair with each one . . .

 

 

1.  Butterfinger.  Try it with a buttery chardonnay.  The flavors go best with a white wine.  Ideally one that's medium-bodied.

 

 

2.  Reese's Peanut Butter Cups.  Try a Lambrusco.  It's a sweet wine that goes well with peanut butter for the same reason jelly does.

 

 

3.  Kit Kats, or anything that's mostly about the chocolate.  Go with a Pinot Noir or a Syrah.  Definitely something red.

 

 

4.  Candy corn.  Pop a bottle of champagne or Prosecco.  Apparently the waxiness of the candy corn goes well with bubbles.  (???)

 

 

5.  Snickers.  Go with a deep, rich Syrah.  It goes well with chocolate and nuts.

 

 

6.  Starburst, Nerds, or anything else that's straight sugar.  Pair it with a dry Riesling, or a dry rosé.  You're already getting enough sugar, so you don't want anything too sweet.

 

 

(CoastalLiving.com / Vivino.com)

 
by Admin posted Oct 30 2017 6:13AM

Starbucks is selling its special Zombie Frappuccino through tomorrow, but apparently it's not that good . . . it just looks good in photos.  So if you want to order a BETTER Halloween drink that's also photogenic, try this . . .

 

Apparently, there's a secret menu drink that some Starbucks locations are making called the "It" Frappuccino.

 

Basically, it's a Vanilla Bean Frappuccino with strawberry puree swirled in . . . and possibly a vanilla bean SCONE blended in.

 

We say "possibly" on the scone being blended, since it's technically against Starbucks' corporate policy to add their food items to their drinks.  But if you get a rebel barista, maybe they'll do it for you. 

 

 

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