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  • You Can't Wear THIS For Your Driver's License Pic...

    Posted by Average Joe

    The South Brunswick, N.J. DMV called the cops because a man refused to take a spaghetti strainer off his head for his driver's license photo.

    The 25-year-old told the DMV people that the strainer was a religious head covering and he had a right to wear it on his license picture.

    He claims he practices Pastafarianism. Pastafarianism, or the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, is a movement against teaching intelligent design and creationism in schools.

    He was told he couldn't wear head coverings unless they're for religious reasons, and he pulled out his cell phone and started filming, which is against DMV policy.

    When cops got there they told him the pasta strainer wasn't approved and he'd have to apply to the state if he'd like to wear it in his license picture.

    He reluctantly agreed to have his picture taken without the strainer.



  • Can Your Dog Do THIS?

    Posted by Average Joe

    A Pennsylvania Border Collie has the ability to keep almost anything perfectly still on her nose and head. 

    The dog can balance books, drinks and plates of food and pretty much anthing else you put on her head.



  • Here's Why You Might NEVER Drink A Soda/Pop Again!

    Posted by Average Joe

    The tops of soda cans contain dozens of bacteria....  and experts warn soda sippers to wash the cans first before you drink. 

    Researchers found nearly a dozen different germs lurking on the tops of 20-soda cans during a random test. They checked out groceries, gas stations, restaurants, universities and vending machines.

    Experts say fresh tap water or an alcohol based sanitizer can be an effective wipe-down to get rid of any dirt or germs on the cans.

  • 30% Of Office Romances Lead To...

    Posted by Average Joe

    A recent study found that 30% of office romances lead to marriage.

    The industries most successful in making inter-office love connections are hospitality, IT, financial services, and healthcare.

    Famous couples can vouch for meeting on the job - that's how Barack and Michelle, Brad Pitt and Angelina and CBS CEO Leslie Mooves and his wife Julie Chen got together at work.

    ** 40% of those studied said they had gotten involved in inter-office romance at some point in their career. Most were public knowlegde, but some had to keep them a secret.

    ** It's important to keep displays of affection out of work as many employers frown on that kind of fraternization.

  • Would This Be Too Weird For YOU?

    Posted by Average Joe

    A law firm in Indiana has come up with a way to make 'divorce' less stressful.

    Destination Divorces skips the court proceedings and goes straight to the mediation, but the great part about it is you can go on a vacation resort with your soon-to-be ex-spouse, in separate rooms, to deal with the details.

    Usually the couple takes a three day weekend. All day Friday, the couples work out the details of the divorce with the mediator going between the two. If nothing is worked out on Friday, then it's pushed back to Saturday. By Sunday, a deal should be reached and the attorneys will file the documents with the court once they get back to the office.

    The first couple to try the new concept flies to Arizona this week.

    Know someone who'd interested?  CLICK HERE


  • PET OWNERS! Is This RIght Or Wrong?

    Posted by Average Joe

    Introducing... the doggie treadmill.

    Along with being cardio for your pup you can also run training programs that help to work on their misbehavior issues like agression.

    The dog is attached to the device with a leash, but is able to jump off from side to side.


    ** NOTE: Not all dog treadmills are safe, so it's important to do your research before buying one.

    The recommended 20 to 30 minute workouts are good options for people who are elderly, injured or living in small spaces and have a hard time getting their dog the exercise they need.


  • Here's What Makes Women The Most Jealous...

    Posted by Average Joe

    Women are more likely than men to suffer from romantic jealousy that's brought on by Facebook posts-- especially if they think other people can see that their relationship might be in trouble.

    In the study, about 250 college-age men and women were asked to imagine that they had found a picture of their significant other with a person of the opposite sex on Facebook. Women had greater feelings of jealousy when they imagined it compared to men. Women rated their level of jealousy as a six out of a possible nine, compared to a four out of nine for men.

    Women and men reported had the most jealousy if the picture's privacy settings meant that it couldn't be seen by other people on Facebook. They took that to mean their sweetie was trying to hide something. If the pic could be seen by other people on Facebook, men's jealousy dropped, but women's stayed high.

    Women were also more hurt than men if there were few photos of them with their partner on Facebook.


    ** Other studies have found that people who spend more time on Facebook have higher levels of romantic jealously and more frequent viewing of their partner's Facebook profile.

  • Do You Do THIS With Your Dog??

    Posted by Average Joe

    A study has found that one in five Americans will show their pets some love on Valentine's Day. 

    In fact, Americans reportedly spend $815 million on Valentine's Day goodies for their pets.

    In another survey (by the American Pet Products Association), pet owners have treated fish, horses and "small animals" to Valentine's Day gifts.

    It may sound strange to some, but to loving pet owners, these animals are invaluable companions and it makes those owners "feel good" to coddle them.

    Valentine gifts include heart-shaped dog treats, heart-dotted cat collars and pet clothing with the logo, "Be Mine," featured on them.


    Read more HERE

  • Would You Pay $131.70 For This On Valentine's Day?

    Posted by Average Joe

    Men in Washington, DC are paying women for dates on Valentine's Day. 

    So far, 2,696 men have bid on first dates with women via for tomorrow (the 14th).  The website auctions off dates to the highest bidder.

    The men are paying over $100 for the chance not including dinner, roses and a box of chocolates.

    The site said the average winning bid is $131.70.

    Read more, and perhaps BID, HERE!


  • This Might Be The BEST Idea The NFL Has Ever Had!

    Posted by Average Joe

    According to a report in Sports Business Daily, the NFL is considering having next year's Super Bowl on a Saturday if bad weather is expected.

    Football's next 'big hame' will be held outside, at Metlife Stadium in the New York/New Jersey area.

    A league plan includes moving the game a day earlier, which would be great for people who need a day to recover from eating and drinking. On the other hand, it would be awful for fans traveling to and from the game with plane reservations.

    A typical snowstorm wouldn't cause the change, but a weather crisis like a nor'easter would.

    All of Sunday to recover!  YAY!

    Read more HERE


  • What's WORSE Than Valentine's Day? THIS...

    Posted by Average Joe

    It turns out only 60% of us celebrate Valentine's Day - which makes it the second most unpopular holiday in the US behind St. Patrick's Day.

    It isn't just singles who hate the "Hallmark holiday". Some of those in relationships don't like the holiday either. Whether it's because they don't want to waste money during tough times on a holiday or that it's too commercialized.

    But for singles, of course, there is dread related to being reminded that there isn't someone special waiting for you at home with a card. Restaurants are trying to cater to singles and offer them special deals for groups of single friends.



  • How About Some Offensive Cookies For Valentine's Day?

    Posted by Average Joe

    The top fortune cookie maker has yanked "romantic messages" from their cookies.

    Apparently, parents have been complaining that some of the romantic messages are too adult for the younger set, so the fortune-cookie maker is replacing them with less controversial messages.

    The company says messages like "Romance and travel go together" and "The evening promises romantic interest" have all gotten the axe.

    They've replaced them with messages like, 'You make every day special,' 'No one on Earth is as beautiful as you,' and 'Only love makes us see ordinary things in an extraordinary way.'