This Afternoon's Odd News 2/9/18

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Today is National Pizza Day. And according to a new survey, 57% of people love pizza . . . 2% hate it . . . 22% can eat an entire pizza by themselves . . . and around one in 25 people would rather eat it than get a boyfriend or girlfriend. (National Today(Here's a list of all the chains with special pizza deals today.)

81% of couples plan to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. But 26% are BORED with it. And 53% admit they usually do the same thing every year. (NY Post)

Only 1.5% of women say it's SEXIST or makes them feel uncomfortable if a guy pays on a date. 58% say it scores the guy bonus points. (PR Newswire)

Four out of 10 people can't tell the difference between an apple and a mango, according to a new survey. Also, 20% can't tell the difference between a tangerine and a grapefruit . . . and 10% don't know what a pomegranate is. (SWNS)

The average person takes their eyes off the road for more than two miles during one hour of driving, according to a new study. That means 7% of the time, they're looking somewhere OTHER than the road. (Daily Mail)

There's a new toy on sale that's a piece of rubber with a bunch of fake PIMPLES on it. And you can squeeze them, and fake yellow pus comes out. It'll cost you $20. (Mashable(Search "Pop It Pal" on YouTube to see a video.)

A 21-year-old woman from Miami claims Spirit Airlines wouldn't let her bring her emotional support hamster on a plane back in November . . . and told her to flush it down the TOILET. So she did. (Fox News)

A guy in Pennsylvania stole some cash from a farmer's market last week, and a witness drew a hilariously bad sketch of him. BUT . . . apparently it was good enough for a detective to identify him, and now the cops are tracking him down on a theft charge. (Penn Live

A guy in Washington stole his neighbor's TV over the weekend . . . and when he wasn't home, they came and took it back. So the guy called the police to report it had been stolen. They came to his place, and when they finally sorted out what REALLY happened, he was arrested. (NBC 6 - Spokane)

A 52-year-old guy in Alabama attacked his roommate last week for letting their Cap'n Crunch get stale. He's facing a domestic violence charge. (The Smoking Gun)

There's a story going viral about a teacher from Georgia who connected with a 12-year-old who had a rough family life and was failing every subject. He was so hard to deal with, she almost quit teaching. But instead, she ended up ADOPTING him and his 18-month-old brother when she was just 24 years old. (CNN

A 37-year-old guy in Minnesota stole a woman's SUV on Monday after she used a remote starter to let it warm up. Then he somehow managed to CALL her a few hours later, and asked if she'd start the engine for him again. (Full Story)

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