HOLIDAY TRADITIONS, GRANDPARENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND FONSECA TALKS ON THE PHONES TODAY!
The city of Claymont, Delaware is holding a parade on Saturday, December 2nd to celebrate the decorating of the town’s Christmas Weed. The parade tradition started in 1998 when someone placed Xmas decorations on a tall weed that sprouted from a highway bridge. People have been decorating weeds in Claymont since 1993.
Survey: “Does your family have a funny and weird Xmas tradition? If so, what is it?”
– Business Insider claims Tiger Woods returned to pro golf yesterday and shot a 3-under 69 at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. Before his match, Tiger’s odds of winning the Masters was 66/1. After the round, the odds dropped to 33/1
– Business Insider claims the average person will consume over 5,200 calories and 190 grams of fat during their Christmas dinner. You would have to run 52 miles to burn off this type of dinner
– Value Walk claims Tinder makes $1,469 per minute.
– Screen Rant claims HBO has passed on doing a Lord of the Rings TV series because they prefer to develop and handle their own programs.
Dog Shoots Man In Back: WTSP claims William Rancourt was recently hunting in Eagle Grove, Iowa when his dog shot him in the back. William’s dog accidentally stepped on his 12 gauge shotgun before he got sprayed with birdshot pellets. William went to the hospital where doctors spent time removing the pellets. No charges have been filed against the dog.
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Waffle House Worker Saves Customer’s Life: ABC claims a Wilson, North Carolina Waffle House worker is being hailed as a hero for saving a choking customer. Denise Baker answered her phone while eating. She began to choke on a piece of ham before her server rushed over and performed the Heimlich.
Denise tells ABC that ”Jay” saved her life. “I (thought I) was actually going to die in the Waffle House because of choking on one piece country ham. First bite, I noticed it didn’t quite go down well, and I started hitting my chest, and at first, no one paid attention. I was very, very scared. I do have a little trouble swallowing food, but I have never been to the point of choking. To Jay, I would like to say, you have no idea the impact you’ve had on my life today. Me being able to continue my life because of his heroic action by standing up and performing while others stood around and watched … Thank you, Jay. God bless!”
Survey: “Have you ever saved someone’s life? If so, what happened? Have you ever been with someone, who saved another person’s life? If so, what happened?”
Holiday Music Survey
A new survey by Soundtrack Your Brand reveals that 25% of retail workers say too much holiday music kills their holiday spirit. Other findings:
– 16% of retail workers say too much holiday music negatively impacts their work environment
– 56% of shoppers enjoy background holiday music
– 17% of shoppers dislike background holiday music
Survey: ”What’s the worst holiday song of all-time? What makes it so bad? Have listeners sing the hooks of their worst holiday songs
Netflix Infidelity Survey
A new survey by Bush TV reveals that 25% of people think it is worse for their partner to watch a Netflix show behind their back than to cheat with a flirty text message to someone else. Other findings:
– 75% of Netflix users binge-watch the ‘next episode of a show’ without telling their partner
– 31% of Netflix users have watched an entire TV series behind their partner’s back
– “Game of Thrones” tops the list of shows people are most likely to watch ahead without their partner
– 20% of Netflix cheaters have watched an extra episode or two because of the annoying TV habits of their partner
– 15% of Netflix cheaters have faked an illness so they could secretly stay home and watch a show without their partner
Dogs Smarter Than Cats
A new study by Vanderbilt University reveals that dogs are smarter than cats because dogs possess 530 million neurons while cats only have 250 million in their brain. A human brain has 16 billion neurons.
Lead researcher Herculano Houzel tells the Daily Mail; ”I believe the absolute number of neurons an animal has, especially in the cerebral cortex, determines the richness of their internal mental state and their ability to predict what is about to happen in their environment based on past experience. At the least, we now have some biology that people can factor into their discussions about who’s smarter, cats or dogs.”
Grandparents Social Media Survey
A new survey by the in-home care provider Visiting Angels reveals that 25% of people say their grandparents post too much information about their love life. Other findings:
– 33% of people say their grandparents post dirty laundry about family feuds
– 25% of grandchildren say their grandparents go ‘Emoji crazy’ in texts and posts
– 25% of people dislike it when their grandparents try to friend them online
– 50% of people don’t want their grandparents commenting on their social life
– 22% of people dislike it when their grandparents try to act coo