This Afternoon's Odd News 9/12/18

posted by Chris Marino - 

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Ever wonder why spiders will take the risk of crawling around RIGHT in front of you, even when it could mean instant death? It's the same reason YOU'D take a stupid risk . . . they're tryin' to get some romance!

A new study found that you're most likely to spot a spider in your house between 6:00 P.M. and 9:00 P.M., with the absolute peak at 7:35 P.M.

Why? That's when female spiders like to make their webs.

And since the ladies are out, the male spiders know it, and they wander around looking to MATE.

(Science Alert)

At some point, your kid is going to get sick at school. That's what happens when you jam 30 kids in a small room for nine months and just kinda hope they all wash their hands.

A new survey asked parents to name the WORST injury or bug their kid can come home with from school. And the results are kind of surprising . . . especially number two. Check 'em out . . .

1. A broken or sprained arm or leg.

2. A broken heart. Really.

3. Lice.

4. Chicken pox.

5. A broken or sprained finger.

6. Strep throat.

7. An allergic reaction.

8. The flu.

9. Pink eye.

10. Broken glasses.

(New York Post)

Sometimes life works like a romantic comedy. I mean, almost NEVER, and never to people like you or me, but sometimes. 

There's a guy named Carlos Zetina who's a student at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. And last week, he was at a bar on campus when he met a girl named Nicole. They hit it off, but she accidentally typed her number into his phone wrong.

So the next day, he found every Nicole in the student directory . . . all 246 of them . . . and he sent them an email to try to find that one special Nicole.

But . . . it didn't work exactly like he planned for two reasons.

1. The Nicole he met wasn't in the directory, so she wasn't one of the 246 he emailed.

2. And he didn't BCC everyone, he just plopped all their addresses into an email. So they started replying to EACH OTHER, and cut him off the email chain. Now they're becoming friends and hanging out.

There actually IS a bright side here for Carlos, though. One of those Nicoles DID know the Nicole he was looking for, and now she and Carlos are in touch and they're planning to go on a date.

(CBC)

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