This Afternoon's Odd News 9/7/18

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This isn't necessarily shocking to hear, but it's still somewhat ridiculous. How many people out there can admit they're BAD DRIVERS? According to a new survey, the answer is . . . 4%. Yep, only one out of 25 people were willing to say they're probably a, quote, "below average" driver. 22% of people say they're above average, and 48% say they're average. Men were slightly more likely to say they're bad drivers than women, 5% to 3%. BUT . . . men were also WAY more likely to say they're great drivers than women, 32% to 13%. And the older someone is, the less likely they are to believe they're bad at driving . . . 8% of people under 24 admit they're below average, versus 2% of people over 65.


This Sunday is National Grandparents Day. And 79% of grandparents in a new survey said that spending time with their grandkids helps keep them young. Here are the top 20 things they said they've LEARNED from their grandkids recently. We broke them down into three categories . . .

1. Tech-related things include how to use their phone . . . how to use emojis . . . how to use their DVR . . . how to get their Wi-Fi to work . . . how to play video games . . . how to use social media . . . how to download music . . . and what hashtags are.

2. Pop culture things include the words to "Let It Go" from "Frozen" . . . what "YOLO" and other slang terms mean . . . the names of Disney princesses . . . the names of superheroes . . . how to do the "Floss" dance . . . and who the latest YouTuber is.

3. Self-improvement stuff, including how to be more adventurous . . . how to respect and look after the planet . . . and how to conquer their fear of trying new things.

And one more funny one from the list: A lot of grandparents said they rely on their grandkids for juicy family GOSSIP. The survey also looked at the top things grandparents teach their grandkids. They include their family history . . . good manners . . . how to cook . . . how to play card games . . . how to ride a bike . . . how to swim . . . and how to be brave. 


Breakups are painful and one of the worst parts of them is the aftermath. As you’re suffering through your broken heart, you have to do the deleting of the Instagrams, the changing of the phone background, and of course, the getting rid of the stuff. But now there’s a company that will handle all those things left behind by your former flame so you don’t have to live with the physical reminders. ExBox is a new service from MakeSpace that lets you schedule a pickup of all the unwelcome romantic souvenirs so you don’t have to look at them anymore. They’ll send you a box to fill and then take it away to a storage facility until you’re ready to deal with it or burn it in a dumpster, whatever works for you. The service is currently available in four cities: New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles, and you can get your ex’s things picked up in 24 hours after scheduling, so you can fast track your healing process.



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