Today’s “Overlooked” News Highlights
News that falls into the category of "things that Robert missed"...but most likely on purpose. Here are some random facts for you. Emetophobia is an extreme fear of throwing up. Last year it cost 1.8 cents to mint a penny and 9.4 cents to mint a nickel. And the only American president ever to own a patent is ABRAHAM LINCOLN . . . he had a patent for a flat-bottomed boat.
A new survey found the top ways women lie on Facebook. The big ones are Photoshopping photos before uploading them . . . exaggerating career success . . . and only posting about exciting nights so it looks like their social life is nonstop fun.
Be suspicious of mysterious sick days next week . . . according to a new survey, 11% of people say they're considering calling in SICK to watch March Madness. The survey also found 39% of people plan to watch some games streaming on their work computers.
A new study of 10,000 couples in 110 different countries found the secrets that are true across almost EVERY happy and successful marriage. A few of the big ones are: Mutual respect . . . deciding divorce is not an option . . . and having daily rituals you always do together, like morning coffee.
What's the one possession that automatically makes you dislike someone? Some of our favorites are Ed Hardy or Affliction shirts . . . hipster glasses without lenses in them . . . an old crappy car with giant chrome wheels . . . and a dog in a purse.
On Sunday night, a man in Oregon called 911 because his family was being held hostage . . . by their CAT. Apparently the cat had scratched their baby, the guy kicked it . . . and the cat went NUTS. So the family locked themselves in a bedroom and called 911. The police eventually came and caught the cat in a snare for dogs.
On Sunday, two women got into a minor crash just north of Los Angeles, and one car hit a tree . . . which happened to have a massive BEEHIVE in it. So within seconds, THOUSANDS of angry bees were attacking them. According to police, one woman got stung about 50 times, and the other was stung over a THOUSAND times. And she only survived by jumping in a nearby swimming pool.
Over the weekend, a couple got married, then took a Delta flight from Atlanta to Costa Rica for their honeymoon. But the groom was DRUNK . . . and got into a massive drunken argument with his wife on the plane. It got so bad the plane was diverted to the Cayman Islands, where he was escorted off the plane and arrested. And his new wife went on to Costa Rica WITHOUT HIM.
On Saturday, a 23-year-old female inmate at a county jail in Maine managed to break out of her maximum security cell, get through three doors that were supposed to be locked . . . and into a 34-year-old male inmate's cell so they could have SEX. She was caught three-and-a-half hours later.
Early Friday morning, a 28-year-old in Iowa was busted for drunk driving. And on his first Breathalyzer, he blew .467 . . . which is almost SIX TIMES the legal limit. The second time he blew, the Breathalyzer couldn't even REGISTER a reading . . . it just said "HI." That amount of alcohol can be LETHAL, but he survived . . . and was arrested for a DUI.
Earlier this month, a woman found her dog licking ANTIFREEZE off the floor of her garage. So she rushed him to the vet . . . where they saved his life by force-feeding him a fifth of VODKA. It turns out alcohol helps your body flush out the deadly chemicals in antifreeze. And two days later, the dog was fine other the massive HANGOVER it had.