This Afternoon's Odd News 2/7/18

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Fast food joints actually have way less bacteria than five-star restaurants, according to a new study. But both of those have way, way less than the place where you eat the most: Your own house (Restaurantware)

There's a debate on Twitter right now over the right way to take EGGS out of the carton. Yeah, really. For what it's worth, a YouTube math show says the best way is to take eggs from opposite sides to keep the carton balanced. (Foodbeast)

A new study found that there's a connection between watching a "Fast and Furious" movie and driving more recklessly. The researchers found that on weekends when one of the movies came out, the number of people who got tickets for going more than 40 miles-per-hour above the speed limit near movie theaters DOUBLED. (New York Post)

Los Angeles has the worst traffic in the world for a sixth straight year. The top U.S. cities with the worst rush-hour traffic are L.A., New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, Miami, D.C., Boston, Chicago, Seattle, and Dallas. (USA Today / Inrix)

Meditation doesn't actually make you a better person, according to a new study. The researchers found that while it can lower your stress and improve your health, it WON'T make you more compassionate or less aggressive. (Daily Mail)

Who's the big spender in your relationship? According to a new survey, we're twice as likely to say our significant other is the one who blows through money. (PR Newswire)

There's a 23-year-old guy in England who's blind, but can't have a seeing eye dog because he has a major dog PHOBIA. So instead, he's getting his own seeing eye MINIATURE HORSE. (Lancashire Telegraph / Metro)

PepsiCo did some major backtracking yesterday after a report went viral that said they've been working on a new type of Doritos for WOMEN. They now claim that a statement made by their CEO was misconstrued, adding quote, "We already have Doritos for women . . . they're called Doritos." (Full Story)

SpaceX successfully launched its "Falcon Heavy" rocket yesterday, then safely landed both reusable boosters simultaneously. The rocket launched a Tesla into space while it played a loop of "Life on Mars" by David Bowie over its speaker system. If everything goes according to plan, the car will drift into an orbit around MARS. Some experts think it'll get torn apart by radiation in less than a year though. (Full Story)

Move over Hawaii… a bunch of people in the eastern U.S. got a TSUNAMI warning on their phones yesterday. But it was just a mistake. (Full Story)

According to a new study, the best states to be in if you're single this year are California, Florida, New York, Texas, and Pennsylvania. And the worst state for dating is Arkansas. (Full Story)

Two side-by-side photos of the same street are going viral, because they look like they're taken from slightly different angles. But they're actually the same photo, and it's just an optical illusion. (Full Story)

Should your company encourage employees to bring their dogs to work? 28% of Americans say yes. 35% say no. Everyone else isn't sure if it's a good idea or not. (Full Story)

A daycare in Florida is being investigated for allegedly waxing at least one toddler's unibrow. (Full Story)

According to a new study, female Uber drivers make about $1.24 less per hour . . . partly because they drive slower. (Full Story)

A farmer in Scotland thought an escaped tiger was in his barn on Saturday and called the cops. Then after a 45-minute standoff, they realized it was just a stuffed animal. It's not clear who put it there. (Full Story)

A woman in Maine says she recently opened a bag of store-bought salad . . . took a few bites of it . . . then found half a LIZARD and promptly threw up. (Full Story)

Organizers of a recent beauty contest in Kazakhstan say they were shocked when the woman who won revealed she was actually a MALE model. (Full Story)

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