This Afternoon's Odd News 7/26/18

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A survey on our cereal-eating habits found 89% of us pour the cereal first . . . 19% never drink the leftover milk . . . 2% add ice to make it extra cold . . . and 28% sometimes COMBINE two types of cereal, and eat them at the same time. (Buzzfeed)

A new study found the average person doesn't really start to enjoy the taste of wine until they're 29. And we can only name four different types of wine, on average. The three most common ones we know are chardonnay, merlot, and rosé. (Yahoo)

The most popular times to order pizza are 7:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M., according to a new study. And that was true in different countries all across the world. (BBC)

There's a DMV worker in California who spent more than 2,200 hours sleeping on the job in the past few years, according to a new report. That's more than a YEAR of work that she spent asleep. BUT . . . she still has her job because her boss didn't fill out the right forms to discipline her. (San Francisco Chronicle)

Cats and dogs CAN coexist in one house, according to a new study . . . as long as the cat feels like it's the one in charge. If it does, there will be peace. (Daily Mail)

Could cat waste turn people into entrepreneurs? A new study found that a parasite from cat waste could be lowering people's fear of failure, and making them more likely to start a business. (NBC News)

There's a 36-year-old guy from central Alabama who has cerebral palsy, and he'd always wanted to see the ocean. So this week, his friends from church took him to Panama City, Florida. Then they rented a special wheelchair he could use on the beach. And he got pretty emotional talking about how thankful he was. (AL.com)

A bogus story made the rounds this month claiming a town in Japan had a serious NINJA shortage, and that they'd pay $85,000 a year for people to come train as one. Now the town is being inundated with calls from people who want in. (Full Story)

An Egyptian zoo is insisting it did not paint a pair of donkeys to look like zebras. Cairo's International Garden municipal park became a target of ridicule after an Egyptian student posted images on Facebook of the suspicious beasts. He said that the zoo's two zebras were obviously painted donkeys, a view that has since been embraced by online animal experts. (Full Story) 

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