This Afternoon's Odd News 4/17/18

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Only 6% of Americans think they pay LESS than their fair share in taxes. 35% said they pay more, 33% said it's about right, and 26% weren't sure. Also, 6% of Americans usually wait until the last minute to file. And the top thing we do with our refund is pay off debt. (YouGov / National Today)

A third of employees think they'd do their boss's job better than their boss does it. The top complaints we have about our boss are they don't communicate well, they're inconsistent, and they set their own rules. (SWNS Digital)

When a woman orders spicy food on a date, it makes the guy she's with seem MORE attractive, according to a new study. The researchers think it could be because of the words we use to describe spicy foods, like "hot" and "intense" . . . so we associate those words with the person we're with. (The Sun)

Priests are now able to perform EXORCISMS over the phone. Apparently there's been a big rise in demonic possessions, and so to meet the demand, priests are casting out those demons remotely. (Reuters)

A guy in Florida tried to buy beer at 2:30 A.M. on Friday, but it was too late for alcohol sales . . . so he asked the clerk what'd happen if he stole it. She said she'd call 911, but he stole it anyway . . . and she called 911 just like she said. The cops came and arrested the guy. (Treasure Coast Palm) 

34-year-old Desiree Linden won the Boston Marathon yesterday. She's the first American to win the women's race in 33 years. (Boston Globe / ESPN) 

A 30-year-old woman in England says she had to go to 20 of her friends' weddings over the past four years . . . went BROKE because of it . . . and had to move back in with her parents. (Full Story)

A 55-year-old guy in Florida is facing fraud charges after claiming one of the "O's" from a Hooters sign fell on his foot. Surveillance footage showed he was lying. (Full Story)

Two former neighbors in Florida have been fighting for custody of a DOG one of them adopted two years ago. The other one took care of it a lot and paid some of its vet bills. So a judge just ruled they should have JOINT custody and share time with it. But one of them already says they're appealing that decision. (Full Story)


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