This Afternoon's Odd News 5/17/18

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It turns out the whole "yanny" or "laurel" audio clip debate started when a high school freshman in Georgia looked up the word "laurel" on last Friday, and heard it pronounced as "yanny." That's where the audio came from. So if you hear "laurel," you're technically correct. (Wired)

The secret to true happiness is . . . turning off your phone at 10:00 P.M. A new study found that people who use their phones later than that are more likely to have all sorts of problems, including loneliness, depression, and sleep issues. (New York Post)

The average American eats 31 donuts a year, according to a new survey. So that's around two or three a month. (PR Newswire)

A couple up in Camillus, New York just west of Syracuse have been trying to get their 30-year-old son to move out all year . . . but he won't go. So they just had to file a petition with the county Supreme Court to get him removed. (

Longer legs aren't just a good look on a woman . . . a new study found they make MEN more attractive too. The researchers found that men whose legs were slightly longer than average got the highest attractiveness ratings in their study. (Daily Mail)

Only 3% of men take their wife's last name, according to a new study. 87% of women take their husband's last name. (Science Daily)

Well this is a logical crime: A guy in Wisconsin who couldn't stop YAWNING went to a grocery store earlier this month and stole a shopping cart full of RED BULL. The cops are trying to track him down. (Fox 6 - Milwaukee) 

A 28-year-old woman in Florida spray-painted a bunch of graffiti love messages for her boyfriend this week. And cops were easily able to track her down . . . because she used his first, middle, AND last name in one of the messages. (Walton County Sheriff's Office / WEAR)

A truck driver stopped in at a diner in Oklahoma to get a burger on Mother's Day . . . found out his waitress had two kids . . . and left her a $1,000 tip. Then he came back an hour or two later for pie, and left her ANOTHER thousand bucks. (KFSM / Fox News)


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