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Women are twice as good as men at making friends for life. A study found that one in three ladies say their best friend today is someone they met at school. Men, in comparison, don't stay as close with only one in six (16%) saying their best friend is from school. And while both men and women may have hundreds of Facebook friends, they say they have, on average, just five real friends they'd call 'close'. In a majority of cases, best friends only last half your life and as you get older the number of good friends you have slowly decreases leaving you with an average of just three friends by the age of 60. Adults tend to retain an average of five friendships with people they met at high school, according to the national study with 37% of friendships forming in the workplace.
Toad Suck, Arkansas, was voted as having the, quote, "most unfortunate" town name in the U.S. in a new poll from genealogy site Findmypast.com that surveyed people across seven English-speaking countries: the U.S.; U.K; Ireland; Canada; Australia; New Zealand; and South Africa. The Yahoo! News blog The Sideshow says that Toad Suck reportedly got its name from a once-popular drinking spot for boaters on the Arkansas River, where nearby residents said of them: "They suck on the bottle 'til they swell up like toads." The top 10 town names in the poll were:
AMERICANS SPEND $151 A WEEK ON FOOD: A new poll found that Americans are spending $151 on food per week on average, but 1-in-10 Americans said they spend $300 or more per week and, 8 percent spent less than $50 per week. Young adults spent an average $173 a week for food, more than what older Americans say they spend. Those with incomes of $75,000 or more per year averaged $180 per week, compared with $144 for those with incomes of $30,000 to $74,999, and $127 for the lowest income group. (UPI)
ARE WOMEN SMARTER THAN MEN? For the first time in IQ testing, psychologists have found that female scores are better than those of men. Since IQ testing began a century ago, women have been as much as five points behind, leading psychologists to suggest embedded genetic differences. But that gap has been narrowing in recent years and this year women have moved ahead, according to world-renowned authority on IQ tests, James Flynn. One possible explanation is that women's lives have become more demanding as they multitask between raising a family and doing a job. Another is that women have a slightly higher potential intelligence than men and are only now realizing it. (Daily Mail)
The blame was put on a computer snafu for all of the fireworks set for a Fourth of July show the night before going off at once in San Diego Bay. Because of that, what was supposed to be a 15-minute show ended up being 30 seconds of a series of gigantic explosions. August Santore, owner of New Jersey-based Garden State Fireworks, who was involved in coordinating the show, said, "It's just something that obviously was beyond our control. Anyone who has ever had any kind of computer situation, or otherwise -- it's not perfect -- so we've never had this situation before and God willing, we'll never have anything like this again."
More than a third of people in the U.S. believe aliens exist -- and more than 10 percent of the population believes they have seen an alien ship in the sky. The study from National Geographic Channel found that 80 million Americans -- or 36 percent -- are certain alien spaceship exist, and of those who believe, 79 percent are convinced the White House has kept information about other lifeforms a secret. The study also found that if an alien knocked on the door, 22 percent of respondents would try to befriend the alien, 15 percent would run away, 13 percent would lock their doors, and, only 2 percent would try to inflict bodily harm. Furthermore, 55 percent believe there are real-life Men in Black-style agents who threaten people who spot UFOs.
Being smart makes you more prone to mental errors. study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology set out to study the "bias blind spot," the inclination to think, in short, that other people are stupider than you are. The study described various cognitive biases
to 482 participants, then gave them several questions with seemingly obvious, but wrong, answers. Various measures of intelligence, including SAT scores and cognitive test scores, found that smarter people were more likely to answer these questions incorrectly. Greater cognitive ability resulted in a greater bias blind spot. (AskMen.com)
The winner of the 15th annual Wacky Warning Labels Contest, sponsored by the Center for America, have been announced, which highlight absured, self-obvious labels that manufacturers think are necessary in our litigious society. The winners:
Other finalists included: "Never use this product while driving," from a
laptop steering wheel desk, and "Caution: Griddle surface may be hot during and after cooking," from the instructions for an electric skiller.
Contest creator Bob Dorigo Jones, author of Remove Child Before Folding: The 101 Stupidest, Silliest and Wackiest Warning Labels Ever, says, "We've been tracking a growing trend this year -- changes in consumer behavior as a result of scary labels. Whether it be 'risk of fire' warnings on a heating pad that causes an elderly woman to forego the product, or worse, when people stop taking physician-prescribed medication because they fear the warnings, changes
in consumer behavior have both economic and serious quality of life results."