This Afternoon's Odd News 3/28/18

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Going to concerts will make you LIVE LONGER, according to a new study. Researchers found that concerts are great for increasing your wellbeing, which is linked to living a longer life. (NME / Daily Mail)

There's a new rollercoaster in England that charges your phone by converting your SCREAMS into energy. There's no word on whether that technology will make its way to rollercoasters here. (Metro)

Do you still carry cash? According to a new survey, the majority of Americans DON'T . . . only 41% of people say they always have cash on them. (New York Post)

Your child's RUBBER DUCKIE is a cesspool of dangerous bacteria, according to a new study. The researchers found almost every rubber duck has fungus and bacteria growing inside of it, and in 80% of them, it's bad enough to get someone sick. (Daily Mail)

Today is National Respect Your Cat Day, and according to a new survey, 64% of cat owners would rather spend a night alone with their cat than their significant other. And 37% say their cat "gets them" better than most of their friends. (National Today)

A guy in New Jersey lost weight a few years ago, but his beer belly didn't go away . . . and when he went to a doctor, it turned out to be a 30-pound cancerous tumor. His doctors successfully removed it earlier this year, and now he's recovering. (New York Post)

A 54-year-old woman in Ohio was arrested for public intoxication on Saturday after she went to an Easter event at a park . . . and made "lewd comments" while posing for a photo with the Easter Bunny. (The Smoking Gun)

A guy broke into a store in Brooklyn last week . . . but before he smashed through the glass, he stopped to make the SIGN OF THE CROSS. And once he had that blessing, he broke in and stole some clothes. The cops are looking for him. (Patch.com(Here's the video.)

GREAT NEWS - According to new stats from the Department of Education, bullying dropped by more than a THIRD between 2007 and 2015. And kids are also more likely to tell and adult if they're being bullied. (Harvard.edu / U.S. News & World Report)

A 35-year-old woman named Liberty Bell was arrested in Missouri last Friday . . . but unfortunately it wasn't for crack. She locked herself out of her car. Then cops showed up and realized the car was stolen. (Full Story)

A 49-year-old woman in Illinois stabbed her sister last Thursday. Then she tried to claim it was an accident, and said the sister walked into her knife . . . twice. (Full Story)

A woman in Montana drank half a bottle of whiskey and drove to buy some medical marijuana last Friday. But the store was closed . . . so she plowed through the front doors in her car to, quote, "teach [them] a lesson." (Full Story)

A couple in Florida got arrested on Sunday for stealing teddy bears and other stuff people left at the MEMORIAL for victims of the Parkland school shooting. (Full Story)

Utah passed the nation's first ever "free-range kids" law last week. Now parents can't be prosecuted for letting their kids do things like walk to school alone, or play at a park without adult supervision. (Full Story)

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