Content for Monday, July 12
Most Americans Think It's 'Socially Acceptable' To Take CATS Out For a Walk
A new study has found that most Americans think it is "socially acceptable" to take your cat out on a walk. In a survey of 10,000 Americans, 58% of those surveyed said they are completely ok with people taking their cats out for a walk. 27% of folks didn't have an opinion, or don't care, and 15% said they do not think it's okay. Men were more likely to disapprove of walking your cat than women. According to a longtime animal behavior consultant, "A lot of cats love to go outside and smell things, see things and roll around in sand and grass and dirt. They love to scratch real trees. Those are things they can do on a walk." And walking your cat on a leash may proof beneficial to your feline. "A lot of cats may lack confidence, but they gain it once they're harnessed trained."
Teeth Jewelry: The Creepy New Way To Remember Loved Ones
A company is now creating jewelry that incorporates the teeth of dead loved ones. The Australian company Grave Metallum Jewellery obtains teeth from their customers who have held on to wisdom choppers or children’s baby teeth. Some teeth are also removed from those who have passed, such as gold- or metal-capped fangs, which are nearly always removed prior to burial or cremation. They then showcase the teeth in precious metals such as silver, gold and platinum, and accents them with precious gemstones including sapphires and diamonds. The company also mixes hair and ashes into their jewelry line which includes commemorative necklaces, bracelets and rings.
People Are Revealing The Single Hardest Lesson For Parents To Learn About Raising Kids
Reddit user teleologicalaorist asked people to share the single hardest lesson for a parent to learn about raising kids. Replies include: "You have to parent the kid you have, not the one you want."—troismanzanas "That your kids need to make mistakes."—Treatie915 "So many parents protect their children from EVERYTHING, and their children grow up weak, and fearful and underdeveloped. Struggle and adversity build strong character, and kids need their own personal dragon to slay."—veritechfighter286 "Picking your battles. Does it really matter if your kid wears mismatched socks or a princess dress to go grocery shopping? Those are minor things that absolutely do not make a difference in the long run. Let it go, and life will be easier for both of you." —WasabiChickpea "That the parent isn't always right, and you're going to make mistakes as often as your children do." "But you need to listen when your children tell you how you've screwed up in order to be a better parent."—taken-username96 "That you aren't 'raising kids.' They are already kids. You are raising adults."—rosemarysage "Communicate with them the way you want to be communicated with — kids are people, and they model your behaviors."—phaedra_rising "That your kids are not an extension of you. They are their own people." —mybeautifulballoon "You are not their friend — you are their parent." —No-Seaworthiness4874 "You’re gonna feel like you’re failing constantly — you’re not in the slightest, but you’ll feel like it."—heaven2731 "The hardest lesson I've learned is that your workday is never done and you do not have a 'day off' as a parent. You are on 24/7." "I relish the days when I had a career and looked forward to my day off!" —Prmourkid "It's your job to connect with your kids through their interests, not just yours. You might not have a lot in common with your kid, but if they care about something, you can try to care about it, too."—tsh87 "That kids tell lies. It’s part of their emotional and intellectual development. Don’t make it a big deal. Respond appropriately and discuss it, but don’t take it personally." —teachingzeus "Rather than dismissing their experience, accept their different perspective, and acknowledge their feelings."
Woman Gets Duct-Taped to Seat after Trying to Open Airplane Door
A woman who came unhinged on a flight from Dallas-Fort Worth to Charlotte, NC had to be duct-taped to her seat after she allegedly attacked the flight crew and tried to open the door of the aircraft in mid-flight. Video shows the woman with silver duct tape over her mouth, and her arms and body taped to the seat. According to a passenger, about an hour into the trip, chaos broke out. Flight attendants began turning on the lights “and we see all flight attendants running up and down the aisles, frantically kind of like whispering to each other.” The plane’s crew began "locking bathrooms, grabbing bags from overhead bins, and wouldn’t say what was happening.” A passenger said the woman “had an urge to get off the plane. And she was saying, ‘I need to get off this plane,’ and she went up to the exits and started banging on the doors, saying, ‘You need to let me off this plane!'” American Airlines said the woman assaulted and bit a flight attendant after she “attempted to open the forward boarding door” and was restrained “for the safety and security of other customers and our crew.”
State Trooper Saves Driver Choking on Bag of Weed
A driver in Ohio tried to avoid a weed bust by swallowing his stash, but ended up choking on it. Dash cam footage of the stop shows the driver having trouble breathing. The trooper tells him to step out to try to dislodge what's caught in his windpipe. After a few Heimlich thrusts, the driver tries to throw up, but it's still not working. That's when the trooper really applied some force, which worked. Afterward, the driver admitted he swallowed a gram of weed, and apologize to the officer. He was cited for speeding, failure to wear a seat belt, and marijuana possession.
Quick-Thinking Bystanders Avert Carnival Ride Disaster
A malfunctioning carnival ride in Traverse City, Michigan could have been a disaster for riders if it wasn’t for the quick thinking bystanders who jumped to the rescue. Video taken showed the Magic Carpet Ride spinning in circles, as it's meant to, while also appearing to rock dangerously back and forth with riders strapped to their seats. One brave bystander first jumped onto the ride to stabilize it and then others joined in. It seemed to work as the weight of the bystanders seemed to hold the ride in its proper place. After several minutes, the ride finally came to a stop as the gathering crowd cheered. No injuries were reported. An official with the festival released a statement Friday saying the ride was disassembled and sent to its manufacturer to be inspected.
Chipotle Accepting TikTok Resumes To Fill 15,000 Jobs Nationwide
Chipotle is now accepting resumes via TikTok. The Mexican chain is looking to hire 15,000 new workers across the US. The company is one of the first brands to leverage TikTok to grow its workforce at a time when hiring isn’t always easy and meet applicants where they are. Applicants must use #TikTokResumes in their caption when publishing their video resume, and they can apply for Chipotle positions through July 31st.
UFC: Dustin Poirier Wins by TKO After Conor McGregor Breaks His Own Leg
The Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor UFC fight lasted 5 minutes on Saturday. Conor ended up on the mat with a broken leg. Poirier was credited with the victory via first-round TKO since McGregor wasn’t able to continue.
McGregor tried to land a two-punch combination in the final 10 seconds. He went to plant his foot and his leg buckled above his left ankle. According to Poirier, "He fractured it on one of the checks at the beginning of the fight, then it broke on a punch, for sure. I pointed at him at the beginning of the fight, that's when I checked a kick, that's when it cracked. It was probably cracked and then something twisted with the punch." McGregor was taken out on a stretcher. Doctors at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles operated on Conor’s fractured tibia and fibula for three hours, and apparently all went well. Conor tweeted: “Just out of the surgery room guys! Surgery went excellent! Feeling tremendous! 6 weeks on crutch and we build back! Let’s go! God bless.” His doctors “are confident that with time he will make a full recovery.”
High School Junior Becomes Youngest EVER Professional Basketballer After Signing '$1 Million' Deal With New Sports League Overtime Elite
A 16 year-old boy from Oakland is set to become one of the youngest professional basketball players in America after signing a rumored $1 million deal with a new league. Jalen Lewis, who is 6'9 tall, and weighs 215-pounds, has signed a multiyear deal with basketball league Overtime Elite. The deal will forbid him from playing for his high school or playing in college. Overtime Elite is a new league for the nation's most promising young basketball players started by sports media company Overtime in March. It intends to target around 30 players who have potential to become future NBA stars and is said to have signed 10 so far.
Just ONE Cup Of Coffee A Day Cuts The Risk Of Falling Ill With Coronavirus By A Tenth-- Because It Will 'Turbocharge' Your Immune System
One cup of coffee a day cuts the risk of falling ill with the coronavirus by around a tenth. Researchers studied 40,000 people to see how one’s diet impacted the likelihood of getting COVID. They found drinking one cup of coffee a day lowers the risk of getting the coronavirus by about a tenth. The researchers believe coffee contains health-boosting plant chemicals that may turbocharge the immune system.
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Kevin Hart Got A Llama From Nick Cannon For His Birthday
Nick Cannon sent a llama to Kevin Hart's house for his recent 42nd birthday. Hart posted a video saying he is confused and has no idea what to do with it.
Pettiest Things You've Taken After A Breakup
Conor McGregor Vows To Continue Rivalry With Dustin Poirier
Conor McGregor spoke to Joe Rogan following his defeat to the American at UFC 264, "This is not over!"
Dustin Poirier says he wants to fight again because he is upset with some of the things McGregor said about him.
Richard Branson Takes Trip Into Space
Here's the Virgin video commentary as the journey into space happened.
TikTok couple can taste zodiac sign
TikTok stars with synesthesia, Jackson and Sarah, are going viral by showcasing Jackson's special ability to taste words, like proper names and zodiac signs. Here's Sarah explaining what Taylor Swift's voice tastes like.