This Afternoon's Odd News 4/23/18

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If a friend needed a place to stay temporarily, how long would you let them stay? 22% of people in a recent survey said up to a week. That was the most popular answer. 1% said up to a YEAR. And this is crazy - 9% said INDEFINITELY. (YouGov(Of course, if you took advantage of them like that, they might not consider you a "friend" anymore and kick you out!)

According to a new survey, the most attractive jobs a guy can have are chef, engineer, entrepreneur, something in marketing, and something artistic. And the hottest jobs for women are hairdresser, nurse, lawyer, entrepreneur, and teacher. (Independent)

A city in China is waiving fines for minor traffic violations. But only if the person confesses on SOCIAL MEDIA . . . tells other people not to do it . . . and gets more than 20 likes. (South China Morning Post / Newsweek)

A new survey for National Picnic Day found our favorite picnic foods are sandwiches, fried chicken, watermelon, potato salad, and chips and dip. (National Today)

A 45-year-old woman on a flight from London to Salt Lake City doused other passengers with coffee on Thursday . . . overturned a drink cart . . . and then jumped on an air marshal's back. She's facing assault charges. (Fox News / KSL)

A three-year-old girl in rural Australia went missing overnight for 16 hours last week. Then her family found her two miles away the next morning, and she was totally fine . . . because their 17-year-old deaf dog stayed and guarded her all night. (9news.com.au)

The world's oldest person passed away in Japan on Saturday at the age of 117. She was the last living person born in the 19th century. (Full Story)

A 20-year-old guy from Colorado survived a shark attack in Hawaii last Thursday. And it's not the only recent brush with death he's had. He also got attacked by a BEAR last summer, and bitten by a RATTLESNAKE a few years ago. (Full Story)

A guy ran the London Marathon yesterday in 2 hours and 36 minutes while dressed as Forrest Gump. And he set a world record for fastest marathon time while dressed as a movie character. (Full Story)

A 20-year-old woman in Texas was "fooling around" and play fighting with her boyfriend last Tuesday when she apparently got carried away and bit his EAR off. (Full Story)

A woman from Colorado says she was given a free apple as a snack during her flight home from Paris recently. But she put it in her bag instead of eating it. Then U.S. Customs fined her $500 for smuggling it into the country. (Full Story)

A high school teacher in California is on administrative leave after bringing a BAZOOKA to school earlier this month to show off to students in his history class. (Full Story)

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