Why Your Husband Spent So Little On Your Valentine’s Day Gift
So your husband didn’t exactly go all out for you on Valentine’s Day this year. Well, there may be a very bad reason for that. According to a new poll, cheating men spend more than twice as much on their mistresses as on their wives for Valentine’s Day! The survey polled 3,256 actively-cheating husbands and was commissioned by the extra marital dating site Ashleymadison.com. They found that the majority of cheating men will spend will spend $200 – $300 on their mistresses, but only $50 – $100 on their wives on the big romantic day. Cheaters were also 15% more likely to buy diamonds for their mistress than their wife. Seven out of ten male adulterers said they planned to see their mistress on February 13 – dubbed “Mistress Day”– with a hotel being the most likely destination and “working late” the most popular excuse. Interestingly enough, cheating wives who took part in the survey said that they would be more generous to their husbands than their lovers. They planned to spend less than $50 on gifts for lovers – but between $200 – $300 on their husbands. AshleyMadison.com, which was founded in 2002 by Noel Biderman, claims to have 17.5 million members in 26 countries. (Ananova)
Arizona: We Hate Pot Smokers!
Arizona is sending a powerful message to pot smokers — we don’t want you here! An Arizona appeals court has upheld the right of authorities to prosecute pot smokers in the state for driving under the influence even when there is no evidence that they are actually high. The ruling focuses on the chemical compounds in marijuana that show up in blood and urine tests long after people smoke it. One chemical compound causes drivers to be impaired; another is a chemical that stays in people’s systems for weeks after they’ve smoked marijuana but doesn’t affect impairment. But the court ruled both compounds apply to Arizona law, meaning a driver doesn’t have to actually be high to get prosecuted for DUI. As long as there is evidence of marijuana in their system, they can get a DUI — even if it’s been weeks since they actually smoked. The ruling overturns a decision by a lower court judge who said it didn’t make sense to prosecute a person with no evidence they’re under the influence. (AZ Family)
In Brunswick, Georgia, federal prosecutors have put John K. Rosenbaum Jr. on trial for lying about a snake bite. They contend Rosenbaum was trying to become a celebrity as someone who survived a bite from a deadly black mamba-one of the world’s deadliest snakes. A desperate search for the snake took place in South Georgia after he told authorities he was bitten in November 2011. In fact, Mr. Rosenbaum had been bitten by his own pet — an Egyptian banded cobra. His lawyer claims he was delirious after the bite and never intended to mislead anyone when showed up at a hospital with the words “black mamba” and the name of the antivenom written in black marker on his arm. He told hospital workers he was bitten in the parking lot of a Wendy’s restaurant along Interstate 95 when the reptile got away from an animal seller he was meeting. Antivenom was found at the Jacksonville, Florida Zoo and rushed to Rosenbaum. The ensuing search for the non-existent black mamba took up more than 500 man hours and involved investigators with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Kingsland police and the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. Rosenbaum is now facing charges of knowingly and willfully making false statements. (NWF Daily News)
Chicken-Waffle Chips: Don’t Laugh.
You may not think chicken-and-waffle flavored potato chips sounds so hot but in fact, it may be a million dollar idea! It’s the brainchild of Christina Abu-Judom of Phoenix and she’s just been named a finalist in the Lay’s Potato Chip “Do Us A Flavor” contest which is offering $1 million to the winner. Her rival flavor contestants are a Wisconsin woman, who came up with cheesy garlic-bread chips, and an Illinois man who suggested a spicy Sriracha flavor. Christina was inspired by eating at Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles, a restaurant in south-central Phoenix that, as the name indicates, specializes in the traditionally Southern dish. Larry White, the owner of Lo-Lo’s hopes all the publicity will advance what he calls the chicken and waffles movement! Christina, who works for New Pathways for Youth, a mentoring non-profit says, “There’s so much I could do with that money. You work in the non-profit sector, you do it because you love it. You definitely aren’t doing it for the money.” She’s guaranteed at least $50,000 for being a finalist! (AZ Central)
Oh You Will Clean Your Plate!
If you’re one of those people who has a habit of leaving food on your plate, you might want to stay clear of the Hachikyo restaurant in Sapporo, Japan. They are famous for their ikura — salty salmon roe — and the overflowing bowls that they serve. Only thing is you must agree to not leave even one grain of rice in your bowl. If you do — they fine you! In truth you agree to make a donation to the fishermen who catch the fish simply because the working conditions are so harsh and so dangerous that lives could be lost. The money is only to show gratitude and appreciation for the food they provide. But nobody seems to be complaining and the shop is doing so well the owner plans to open another outlet in Tokyo. (Soshiok.com)
We Will Soon Have More Mobile Devices Than People!
2013 may soon be known as the year the phones took over! A new Cisco report says number of smartphones, tablets, laptops and internet-ready phones will exceed number of humans this year. The forecast by the networking giant says that the growth in smartphones and tablets will exceed 7 billion devices in use, with huge growth in use in Asia, the Pacific and Africa. The current world population is 7 billion. The fastest growth in device adoption over the next five years will be for tablets, Cisco says-predicting an average 46% growth year on year, and data growth more than doubling by 113% annually. Shortly after that, the movie “The Matrix” will actually start to happen. (The Guardian)
There Is Absolutely Nothing Wrong With a Child’s Game Called Bank Robbery!
Makers of a bank robbery toy set– aimed at children aged from four to ten — are defending the product saying it helps teach youngsters right from wrong. German manufactures Playmobil have been slammed by the anti-gun lobby for their “Bank and Safe” toy pack. It comes with everything your kid needs to simulate a bank robbery, including armed robbers and a safe full of gold. Danny Bryan of Communities Against Gun and Knife Crime said: “I think it is horrendous that young people are given all these images to shape them. It is sending out the wrong message.” But Playmobil marketing manager Jamie Dickinson answered: “We have been producing police play sets for 35 years. One thing our customer feedback tells us is that it is important that children can be taught, through play, the importance of recognizing good from evil and ‘baddies’ from ‘goodies’.” (Ananova)
Do You Spank Your Kids? What About Waterboarding?
In Jefferson County, Montana, police arrested 42-year-old William Province and charged him with WATERBOARDING four boys, two of whom were his own sons! According to an affidavit, the boys – ages 9 and up – were subjected to a water-torture technique that simulates the effects of drowning at Province’s home. Province reportedly meant it as a “learning experience.” Police say he was in the process of waterboarding the fourth child when his girlfriend walked in and tried to stop him. He then allegedly held her arm behind her back so tight that she received a broken wrist and two broken fingers. Province has been charged with multiple assault charges and one count of intimidation. (CBS News)
This article was written by CARL LAMAR