This Afternoon's Odd News 3/8/18

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According to a new survey, 44% of working Americans are "chronically underslept" because of their job. The top five things that keep us up are long hours . . . obsessing over a work issue . . . problems with a co-worker . . . worrying you'll get fired . . . and having a nightmare of a boss. (PR Newswire)

67% of people think they'll see a cure for cancer in their lifetime, according to a new survey. 51% think we'll see flying cars . . . 35% think we'll be able to live on Mars . . . and 26% think science will develop teleportation capabilities. (3M)

In honor of International Women's Day today, a McDonald's in Lynwood, California literally FLIPPED the golden arches on its sign upside-down . . . so instead of an "M," it's a "W." (Business Insider / National Today)

Moving back in with your parents basically ruins their lives, according to a new study. It found that when someone moves back home, there's a strong negative impact on their parents' quality of life and wellbeing. (The Guardian)

A bowling team in Missouri was driving to a big tournament on Saturday night when their car broke down. So they abandoned it in the middle of the road to run to the bowling alley. The cops wound up towing it and the driver got a citation for impeding the flow of traffic. (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

An inebriated fellow in Virginia tried to run from the cops when they pulled him over on Sunday . . . but he forgot to put his car in park, and it ran him over. He wasn't hurt, but he got hit with a DWI and several other charges. (Washington Post)

A surgeon in Scotland walked eight miles through the snow the other day, so her cancer patient's surgery wouldn't get delayed. (Independent)

Some moron in Gainesville, Florida aggressively honked at four cop cars and a fire truck that were blocking traffic. So they searched his car and found guns, $10,000 in cash, and a bunch of cocaine. (Full Story)

According to a new study, your brain may peak when you're 13 years old. The researchers think that's when you stop creating new cells in your hippocampus, which is the part of your brain associated with memory. Up until now, experts thought you kept creating new cells even as an adult. (Full Story)


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