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1.  Here are a few random facts for you.  The most common answer on “Jeopardy” is “What is China?”  And sneezes can leave your mouth at more than 200 miles per hour.  (Full Story)

2.  The Internet is having a big debate over what people call the shoes they exercise in:  Sneakers . . . tennis shoes . . . or something else?  According to a study, 45.5% of people say sneakers, 41.3% say tennis shoes, and the rest have a different term.  (Full Story)

3.  A new study found the average American wastes 17 hours a year looking for parking, and it costs $345 in wasted time and wasted fuel.  New Yorkers have it the worst, wasting an average of 107 hours a year looking for parking spots.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

4.  If you really want to save the planet, the best thing you can do is . . . not have kids.  According to a new study, every new person winds up adding 58.6 metric tons of carbon dioxide to the planet every year . . . when you take into account their descendants too.  (Full Story)

5.  Do you give your kids a reward for getting good grades?  According to a new survey, 36% of parents give kids a gift . . . 31% take them on a trip . . . and 19% don’t give them ANY reward.  (Full Story)

 

6.  KFC launched a new online store at KFCLimited.com that sells all sorts of merchandise like socks, t-shirts . . . and a meteorite that’s carved to look like a chicken sandwich.  That last one will run you $20,000 if you want it.  (Full Story)

 

7.  Two people in Ohio matched on Tinder back in 2014, and they’ve had a running joke ever since where after one of them sends a message, the other one waits two months to reply.  Well Tinder just found out, and offered them a free trip to FINALLY meet up . . . so now they’re going to Hawaii.  (Full Story)

 

8.  18% of Americans say they have a side hustle, like driving for Uber or selling stuff on eBay.  And 36% make at least $500 a month from it.  (Full Story)

9.  A woman in Georgia tried to get a discount at a Chick-fil-A drive-thru last week by claiming she was a federal officer.  But she was in plain clothes, so they said no.  So then she went inside . . . flashed a fake badge . . . called the corporate office to complain . . . and got arrested for impersonating an officer.  (Full Story)

 

 

10.  The cops in Florida were searching a guy yesterday when they found his COOKIE MONSTER doll.  It felt suspiciously heavy . . . so they cut it open and found two-thirds of a pound of cocaine inside.  The guy was arrested for trafficking.  (Full Story)

 

 

 

11.  Researchers in Australia genetically engineered a new type of banana that’s ORANGE because it’s packed with so much vitamin A.  And a lot of kids in Africa die from a vitamin A deficiency.  So it could save hundreds of thousands of lives a year.  (Full Story)