This Afternoon's Odd News 2/5/18

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Using emojis in your work emails actually makes you look MORE professional, according to a new study. The researchers found that we have gotten to the point where we really appreciate how emojis help convey a tone . . . even in a work context (Daily Mail)

The "Oxford English Dictionary" just announced some of the new words it's adding this year. And some of the highlights are hangry . . . mansplain . . . swag . . . and me time. (The Independent(Here's the full list of words.)

A guy was goose hunting in Maryland with some friends on Thursday, and when one of them shot a goose . . . it fell directly onto the guy. He was seriously injured, and he's still in the hospital in stable condition. (CBS 13 - Baltimore)

A guy in Florida played the STING song "If You Love Somebody Set Them Free" to his boyfriend last week . . . and it made his boyfriend so upset that he smashed a bunch of stuff and grabbed him to keep him from leaving. He was arrested for domestic battery. (The Smoking Gun

A 29-year-old guy in Arkansas was arrested for driving on a suspended license last Friday. And his actual name is "Shelby Mustang GT500 Miller." (The Smoking Gun)

A guy in Oregon was upset when his father and brother were flying to a family wedding a few years ago and he wasn't invited . . . so he called the airport and said they were TERRORISTS. He just pled guilty to making false reports, and he could get up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. (The Oregonian)

A 21-year-old woman near Pittsburgh saw a friend's Facebook post last week about an older dog that needed to be adopted. And it kind of looked like a puppy her parents make her take back to the Humane Society as a kid. So she adopted it . . . checked its microchip . . . and realized it's the SAME dog. (Observer-Reporter)

A 57-year-old guy in Florida was arrested last Wednesday after someone in his apartment complex spotted him using the gym while fully nude. (Full Story)

A 51-year-old guy in Florida showed up to a mandatory drunk driving class HAMMERED last Thursday. So they wouldn't let him in. Then he tried to drive home, and got another DUI. (Full Story)

This is kind of the opposite of dining and dashing. A guy in the U.K. recently refused to pay his bill at a restaurant, because he said the food was overpriced. But he left a note with his address on it that said, "see you in court, if you can afford to take me there." (Full Story)


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