This Afternoon's Odd News 7/20/18

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The average person says they have 15 perfect days a year, according to a new study. And some of the elements of a perfect day are: Waking up at 8:15 A.M. . . . spending a total of two hours eating . . . doing an hour of exercise and four hours of family time . . . and going to sleep at 10:50 P.M. (SWNS Digital)

Here are the top things that instantly put us in a better mood, according to a new survey: Finding money in your pocket you didn't know you had . . . being able to sleep in with no alarm …and lying in bed listening to the rain. (New York Post)

If your friend was dating someone awful, would you say something? Men are more likely to say they WOULD try to intervene . . . women are more likely to say they WOULDN'T. (YouGov)

According to a new survey, America's favorite burger toppings are cheese, lettuce, ketchup, tomatoes, pickles, onions, mustard, bacon, avocado, and a fried egg. And mayo totally got snubbed. (National Today)

Whitehall, NY a town about an hour and a half north of Albany just named BIGFOOT as its official town animal. Apparently there were some Bigfoot sightings in the town in 1976 . . . and they already have a statue of Bigfoot and an annual festival in his honor. (Fox News)

Firefighters in Austin, Texas had to put out a fire at a TORTILLA CHIP factory last week after a bunch of the chips spontaneously combusted. The factory says they were trying out a new way to make chips, and it "didn't work out so well." Fortunately no one was hurt. (CBS 42 - Austin)

A 53-year-old guy in Florida was arrested last week after he broke into a Dollar General store and stole beer . . . while wearing a t-shirt that said, "This Guy Needs a Beer." (

Good News: Someone in Minnesota recently reported a 13-year-old kid for selling hot dogs outside his house without a license. But instead of shutting him down, health inspectors pooled their money and helped him get a permit. (Full Story)

A company in New Zealand recently did an experiment where they moved to a 32-hour, FOUR-day workweek. And employees saw a huge boost in overall happiness. The number who said they had a good work-life balance jumped from 54% to 78%. And cutting out a full day didn't even affect productivity. (Full Story)


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