This Afternoon's Odd News 3/9/18

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We set the clocks ahead on Sunday. And according to a new survey, 24% of people say they'll adjust to the time change INSTANTLY. But 17% of people say it'll take them a week or more to get used to it. (Pemco)

Yesterday was International Women's Day. And according to Google Trends, guess what search term peaks that day every year? "International Men's Day." There actually IS an International Men's Day, on November 19th, but it gets way fewer Google searches around that day. (Daily Dot)

According to a new study, the average person PANICS 36 times a year because they feel like they have nothing to wear. The truth is, we have approximately 53 things in our closet . . . we just don't WANT to wear any of them. (New York Post)

According to a new survey, the average person WANTS to go to 25 sporting events, comedy shows, and concerts a year . . . but only makes it to eight. (PR Newswire)

Should you hold out for your perfect soulmate . . . or is there a point where you should just settle for someone who's good enough? According to a new survey, 61% of people say you should hold out . . . only 11% say you should settle. (Yougov)

13% of people used to like popping the heads off their Barbie dolls as a kid, according to a new survey. And maybe even weirder . . . 6% used to chew on their Barbies' feet. (National Today)

A guy in Connecticut stole a car on Wednesday to drive to court . . . to face car theft charges. This time he got caught in the act and he was arrested again. (Hartford Courant

A 22-year-old woman in Louisiana is facing fraud charges after she posed as a student at LSU's graduation ceremony back in December, and actually managed to get a diploma. (KLFY / LSUNow.com)

An animal shelter in Illinois recently started giving its dogs their own armchairs to sleep in. Then after a video of it went viral, so many people donated their old chairs that they even gave them to a few cats. Now the idea is spreading, and a shelter in Idaho is doing it too. (KLJB / NY Post)

A guy shoved $32 worth of Hostess cupcakes down his pants at a 7-Eleven in New Jersey last week . . . then pulled a KNIFE on the clerk who caught him. The cops are trying to track him down. (Jersey Journal)

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