Content for Monday, July 26
Y2K Fashion Is A HIT With Gen Z
Gen Z’s love for early 2000s fashion trends is leading to a thrifting explosion. Dua Lipa, Olivia Rodrigo and Pete Davidson are sporting beaded necklaces, reminiscent of homemade friendship jewelry from the early 2000s, from the brand Ian Charms. It’s not just beaded necklaces coming back into style. Iconic fashion trends of the early 2000s like bucket hats, low-rise jeans, and babydoll T-shirts are all having a resurgence among younger consumers in a trend being called “nowstalgia”. This has led to Gen Zers heading to thrift stores looking for the vintage 2000s trends.
Survey: Majority Worldwide Can't Swim, Most Are Women
A majority of people in the world can’t swim. Researchers surveyed over 150,000 people in 142 countries and found 55% of people aged 15 and older said they cannot swim. And women account for most of them…. 57% of men say they can swim but only 32% of women say they can.
People Reveal Cringeworthy Things They’ve Seen Happen at Weddings
Here are some of the most cringeworthy things people have seen happen at weddings. 1. "I went to a Catholic church wedding where the bride's stepmother wore an extremely low-cut dress with very large fake breasts on display. The bride's biological mother got very drunk and proceeded to make a speech saying, 'I'm the bride's REAL mom.' Then she pointed at her own chest and yelled, 'And these are also real!’ You could have heard a pin drop." 2. "My sister went to a wedding where the best man showed a video from the stag party...of the groom putting something up his butt!” 3. "I went to a wedding where the maid of honor told a heartwarming story about a threesome she had with the bride and groom!” 4. "I attended a super-Christian wedding where the bride and groom did a 'first song' instead of a first dance. It would have been lovely had the song of choice not been Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream.' Every time they got to the part of the chorus that says, 'Let's go all the way tonight,' the bride's voice got huskier and she did some sexy moves.” 5. "My niece's husband came out in a Speedo at their reception. It was terribly awkward, but he thought it was hilarious!" 6. "At my sister-in-law's wedding, they had little bells for everyone, and the couple was supposed to kiss every time someone rang one. Well, the first time someone rang a bell, my sister-in-law shoved her tongue down her husband's throat and my mother-in-law chewed her out in front of everyone. No more bells rang for the rest of the night.” 7. "I was at a wedding recently where the father of the groom spent a significant amount of his speech talking about how hot he thought the bride was! Everyone was cringing and looking at each other as if to ask, 'Is this for real?!'" 8. "When my brother and sister-in-law were engaged, they decided that the bride would keep her last name, since there were no males on her side. Well, my father is old-fashioned, so they never told him, and when the minister said, 'I now pronounce you Mr. SS and Ms. IE,' my dad stood up and yelled, 'YOU F—KING B-TCH!’ and walked out of the church.” 9. "I went to a wedding where the officiant talked about divorce for the entire sermon! It was so depressing, and it had the bride on the verge of tears. It turned out the minister was going through a divorce at the time." 10. "When I got married, my mom waited until the moment I was holding a glass of champagne and about to cut the cake to tell me I was supposed to do a toast. I had no idea, and it was the end of a very long night, so I said the first thing that came to my mind: 'Uh, clink-clink, let's drink!’"
Pandemic Causing Alcohol Shortage Due to Bottle and Can Supplies
There is more collateral damage from the COVID pandemic: an alcohol shortage. The pandemic forced unscheduled production changes to accommodate home drinkers as opposed to bar and restaurant drinkers who usually consume beer from kegs. Cans are in short supply. Add to that a log jam in the global supply chain causing an ink and glass shortage. One executive from a major distributor said: “It’s not only they can’t get the glass, they can’t get the crowns that go on the glass to hold the bottle in place. They’re having a hard time with glue to hold the packages together because some of that glue is only made in China.” And the packaging is the key to the shortage. The shortage in cans, bottles, and kegs is estimated to last through the end of this year or the first quarter of next year.
NFL To Fine Unvaccinated Players $15K For Lapses
The NFL will fine unvaccinated players nearly $15,000 every time they violate COVID procedures. Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians revealed that the league would fine an unvaccinated player "$14,000 on the spot every time he isn't wearing a mask or is breaking a protocol.” Sources say the fine will be $14,650.
The More Money You Make, the Longer You’ll Live
New research from Northwestern University finds that being wealthy can add years to your lifespan. Researchers say that every time another $50,000 of net worth is accumulated by middle age, an individual’s risk of death drops by 5%. For those who stashed $139,000 more than a sibling, there was a 13 percent relative decrease in the probability of death nearly 24 years later, favoring the family member with a higher net worth. The findings suggests affluence leads to good health.
Bennifer Like It's 2002: Ben Grabs A Handful of J.Lo's Booty
Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck were photographed during their romantic getaway to Saint Tropez for her 52nd birthday.
The couple have been vacationing in their $130M dollar mega yacht anchored near the French village . And they gave fans a blast from the past as they recreated that famous scene from her 2002 music video "Jenny From the Block". Affleck was pictured applying sun cream to J.Lo's famous posterior, striking a very similar scene to the one included in her video for the song, which played on their power couple status at the time.
TV Ratings: Tokyo Olympics Opening Draws 16.7 Million Viewers, a 33-Year LOW
NBC's broadcast of the Tokyo Olympic Games opening ceremony drew 16.7 million viewers, the smallest U.S. television audience for the event in the past 33 years. Total viewership across all platforms, including the NBC Sports app and NBCOlympics.com, was 17 million. While the streaming audience increased 76% from the 2018 PyeongChang opening ceremony and 72% from Rio's in 2016, the total viewership was the lowest since the 1988 Seoul Games, with 22.7 million TV viewers. The Tokyo Olympics are scaled down because of COVID-19 restrictions, with less than 1,000 people attending the games in the Olympic Stadium. COVID-19 restrictions also kept some of the athletes from participating in their teams' parade during the opening ceremony, as many have "to fly in just before their competitions and leave shortly after to limit social contact." NBCUniversal "paid $7.65 billion to extend its U.S. broadcast rights for the Olympics through 2032," and "signed over 120 advertisers for the games [this year], more than any other Olympics broadcast."
NFL: Multiple Sportsbooks Believe Aaron Rodgers Will Retire Before Wednesday
Multiple sportsbooks believe Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will retire this week. Westgate SuperBook recently closed all its NFC North markets, including projected wins, playoff odds, divisional odds and weekly lines for the four division teams because they believe the reigning NFL MVP may retire. Two other sportsbooks also said the expectation is Rodgers is going to announce his retirement sometime before the first practice on Wednesday. Rodgers wants out of Green Bay but the team refuses to trade him which is why some believe he will retire before playing for the Packers again.
Endurance Athlete Attempts to Run On Floating Hamster Wheel From Florida to New York... But Washes Back Up on Miami Beach
An endurance athlete who was trying to run across the water from Miami to New York City in a giant floating hamster wheel for charity washed ashore on a Florida beach not far from where he set off.
Deputies from the Flagler County Sheriff's Office arrived on the scene at a beach in Hammock, near Miami, after concerned residents reported seeing the strange floating vessel. When they arrived, they said, they found Reza Baluchi of central Florida, safe inside without any injuries. His contraption consists of a metal drum, with paddle wheels on either side which are buoyant, theoretically allowing him to run across the waves. Baluchi was trying to run in the floating vessel from Florida to New York to raise money for charity but 'came across some complications that brought him back to shore.' His "goal is not only raise money for homeless people, raise money for the Coast Guard, raise money for the police department, raise money for the fire department.'
Topic Starters: What's wrong with a woman proposing to a guy?
Worker Quits On Store Intercom At ROSS
TikTok user @dont_touch_my_face, posted a video quitting her job at Ross Dress For Less. She used the in-store intercom and blasted her boss before quitting. She said that nobody tried to stop her because most employees agreed. Here's the moment she quit.
Reporter Keeps Composure As Man Harasses Her On Camera
A local reporter in Rochester, New York is being praised online for keeping her composure as she was harassed with sexist and racist comments by a rude man. Spectrum News 1's Brianna Hamblin was setting up a live shot with her cameraman Scott Barstow when a man walked down the street began talking to Hamblin. After Barstow told him they weren't live yet, the man thanked her and said 'you look nice.' The man also had other crude things to say. (CENSORED - preview before airing)
Morgan Wallen Says He Meant to Use N-Word Playfully
Morgan Wallen talks about the video that got him in trouble.
Wallen says he didn't mean it in "any derogatory manner at all..."
President Biden Might Have Said 'My Butt's Been Wiped'?
President Joe Biden took one question from reporters when he returned to the White House Sunday afternoon. When the exchange with a reporter began, people have theories on what he said. Some are saying he said “my butts been wiped”. Here's the full exchange.
Three quick clips of what sounds like, "My butt's been wiped".
Florida Man Finds Naked Woman In His Pool
A man came home to find Heather Kennedy swimming naked in his pool. Kennedy, who the homeowner did not know, was not coherent and declinded to give her name or why she was there. Here's news report.