This Afternoon's Odd News 5/8/18

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79% of people who drive to work say they think of it as "me-time" when they can get away from it all. 40% even say they LOVE being in their car. But 38% also admit they're likely to SWEAR when they have road rage. (Cars.com)

Is Mother's Day a Hallmark Holiday? According to a new survey, 53% of people say yes . . . we make such a big deal out of it because it's been so commercialized. (YouGov)

Scientists in London just developed a groundbreaking hormone injection that helped people lose weight . . . up to 14 pounds in four weeks. Obviously there will be a LOT of testing before any of us could start getting these injections. (ITV)

According to a new study, there are a LOT of safety issues with Airbnb properties. The researchers found 58% didn't have a fire extinguisher . . . and 20% didn't even have SMOKE DETECTORS. (Time)

A guy in Indiana was caught MOWING a stranger's lawn while intoxicated on Saturday. He tried to ride off on his mower before the cops got there, but they caught him and arrested him. (Indianapolis Star

Some inmates in the Democratic Republic of the Congo just got caught running an illegal DIAMOND MINE under the prison. There were even some guys who'd finished up their sentences but chose to stay in the prison. (Metro)

Some special needs kids in Boynton Beach, Florida didn't have dates to their prom this weekend. So a bunch of police officers stepped in and went with them. (WPTV / CNN)

A couple in Zimbabwe got married over the weekend . . . five days after the bride lost her arm to a CROCODILE. (Full Story)

A woman in Nebraska had been suffering from a chronic runny nose ever since she hit her head in a car crash back in 2013. And she just found out she'd actually been leaking BRAIN FLUID the whole time. (Full Story)

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