This Afternoon's Odd News 9/21/18

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Would You Make Big Life Changes to Live to 100? The Majority of People Say No

Would you give up things like your free time, all the cool stuff you buy, and donuts to live to 100? Or would you rather just keep your life going the way it's going now and live to, I don't know, somewhere between 70 and 90?

A new study asked people if they'd be willing to make big life changes in order to live to 100. And 59% of people . . . which is the majority . . . said no, I'm good.

Here are the seven life changes they asked people about, and the percentage who said they wouldn't do it . . .

1. Quit smoking . . . 81% of smokers said they wouldn't quit to live to 100.

2. Go back to school to keep your mind active . . . 77% of people wouldn't.

3. Keep in better contact with friends and family . . . 48% wouldn't.

4. Save more money . . . 45% wouldn't.

5. Get more sleep . . . 45% wouldn't.

6. Exercise more . . . 38% wouldn't.

7. Eat healthier . . . 36% wouldn't.

(PR Newswire)

A Fashion Company Is Selling Beat-Up Shoes ith Duct Tape . . . For $530

If you like the idea of these shoes, I'll make you a pair of them for half the price.

A fashion company called Golden Goose just rolled out some new sneakers. And by "new" I mean they're a new product . . . but they don't look that way.

The shoes are covered in dirt, they look beat up, and there's a piece of duct tape across the top of them that's supposed to look like it's holding them together.

And how much do they want for these beat up shoes? $530.

(Time

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Mariachi Singer Serenades Couple He Soon Realizes Includes His Wife

The singer of a mariachi band got a big shock during a gig recently. After being hired by a man in Coyacan, Mexico City to surprise serenade his girlfriend, the singer ended up being the surprised one after realizing the “girlfriend” was actually his own wife.

Apparently, the band started playing under the balcony of the specified address, as per the man’s request. Everything was going fine until the woman emerged from inside, immediately recognizable to the band’s singer as his own wife. That’s when the music stopped, and the fight began.

Eventually, the other band members were able to stop the fracas between the singer and his wife’s lover, who said he didn’t even know she was already married. In fact, after the serenade, he was supposedly planning on proposing to her himself. No word on how far that plan went.

(Daily Mail)

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