Content for Thursday, July 1
Study: 3 in 5 Adults Admit they ‘Fake it Until they Make it’
62 percent of Americans are “faking it till they make it” through things they don’t know. 39 percent surveyed admit they’re at a loss when it comes to the latest technology and over a third (37%) are making it up as they go while parenting. 24% confess to not really understanding how politics work, while 37 percent have problems a little closer to home — saying they’re clueless in the kitchen. Nearly half the poll (48%) lie or exaggerate about their auto knowledge.
TIP: Yes, Your Ceiling Fan Should Spin Counterclockwise If You Want To Feel Cooler
Your ceiling fans should spin in a counterclockwise direction to feel the coolest. An author tweeted, “Reminder that your ceiling fan (most likely) spins in two directions and if it’s summer for you now, you should flip the switch on it so that the blades spin counterclockwise!” And experts confirmed the tweet saying counterclockwise pushes air down to cool in summer while clockwise lifts the heat for winter.
"What’s a Scam Most People Don’t Realize is a Scam?"
Redditor u/demexo asked: "What’s a scam most people don’t realize is a scam?" Replies include: "If you have to pay to secure a job, it's a scam." -- "Amway, Avon, Herbalife, Mary Kay, and Tupperware all do this. Just to name a few." "Work in banking for one week, you'll realize there is no scam too stupid for people to fall for. At least once a week we have people who try to file fraud claims because "the IRS called me and told me I need to pay them in apple gift cards." "My favorite was a woman who came in to get a $20,000 official check. My manager thought it was strange so he stopped to ask her what it was for. *The client said it was bail for her nephew, which *the client thought was strange too, because she didn't actually have a nephew." "Those fake sales where they jack up the price before the sale." -- "Black Friday is it's own scam. They manufacture products specifically of lower quality to sell for Black Friday. It's how you can buy a nice Samsung tv that only has 1 hdmi input." "pay to get knowledge to be a millionaire". "Small towns giving speeding tickets to people with out-of-town license plates. Almost everyone will pay instead of showing up to court, and it is the number one source of revenue for many small towns in America." --"It's called "fine trolling". "Herbal Detox products, or detox anything in a health store. It's just dumb. If your body is actually full of toxins a herbal laxative enema is not going to help." "Time share condos." -- "The 'OG' scam." "Giving out your personal information to a company that uses a third party data entry company. That third party company is selling your personal information off, which they can because you agreed to the terms and conditions -- "When you sign up, put the company name as your first name. When you get spam email saying "Hi Home Depot, you have a special offer" you know that Home Depot literally sold you out." "... most of the posts you see online that are like “Your rockstar/stripper/whatever name is the street you grew up on and the name of your first pet!” are just looking for people to comment answers to common password security questions. Some are more obvious than others, but I’m always amazed at how many people reply to them."
Married Men Share Dumbest Thing They Did While Dating That They Can’t Believe Their Wives Overlooked
A person on Reddit asked the internet, “Married men, what was that dumb thing you did during your dating phase that you can’t believe your wife ended up overlooking?" Here are the top responses: "On an early date, we went to the local shop to pick up some things for a picnic, including some gum. I was thinking really hard and aware that she was watching me. I had this. Money on the counter, gum in your mouth. Money on the counter, gum in your mouth. Easy. Suffice to say, when I put the gum on the counter and the coin in my mouth,the cashier was baffled and my girlfriend (now wife) was crying with laughter." "I forgot her name once when introducing her to a friend. This was maybe a month into our relationship. I was all like, 'Hey and by the way, this is...uh...my girlfriend.'" "On our second date, I arrived one hour late. When I went to greet her with a hug, I accidentally knocked her phone out of her hand. It hit the ground and cracked the screen, but I wasn't sure if it was already cracked. I apologized, and she said it was okay and that the screen was already like that. Almost a year later, she confessed that I actually broke her phone that day. She had just gotten it from her mom. All phones she ever had were second-hand and very simple. She couldn't afford a new one at the time, but she still lied and kept using the broken phone so I wouldn't feel bad. My heart sank. We've been married for two years now, and I've given her a brand new flagship phone every year ever since." "We drank a lot on our second date and had to Uber home. The next day, we went back to get his car, and it wasn't there. He was so devastated. He just bought it recently, and it was stolen. We filed a police report. It took forever and just generally sucked. We walked to his friend's house nearby, and there was his car, perfectly un-stolen. He drank so much, he forgot he moved it before our date. Now, once in a while, when we're trying to find our car in the grocery store parking lot or wherever, one of us will say, 'It's stolen. Call the police.'" "I had just started a job working with her and — unbeknownst to me at the time — her mom. Her mom and I did not get along. My move was, 'What’s up with that thick b—-h [insert her mom's name]?' She said, 'Oh, I’ll tell my mom you said hi.’ I. Was. Dead. But hey, we've been married 16 years so..." —u/OldIronSides "It wasn't until after we were married that my wife told me that I almost didn't get a second date because I talked way too much during the movie. I don't really remember it, but apparently, I was leaning over every 30 seconds or so to tell her what I was thinking. Also, 'Valkyrie' with Tom Cruise probably wasn't that great of a date movie, but it all worked out in the end. Please forgive me my movie-talking sins, everybody. I was a dumb teenager, and she's really pretty. I was just quite anxious for things to go well." "When we were dating, my husband and I were holding hands when he had to cough. Instead of letting go of my hand and covering his mouth, he continued to hold on, brought it up to his mouth, and coughed into my hand. It was a dry cough. If it was anything more, I would have run." "I accidentally set her hair on fire with a match while lighting a cigarette. Not good. We are still married 29 years later. I don't smoke anymore."
Bride Faces Backlash For Wanting Guests To Dress Goth For Her Day
A goth bride wanted to know if her dress code was too strange for the wedding. A user on Reddit’s “Wedding Shaming” forum shared screenshots of the bride’s unconventional demand. The bride asked, "Does anyone find it in bad taste to have a wedding that asks guests to wear all goth clothing on the invitation? Future hubby and I are both big goths (my dress is all black satin with a deep purple train). And we would really appreciate it if guests went along with the theme. Is it too much to ask? They could just hop into a Hot Topic and grab a cute outfit for pretty cheap. Open to all suggestions (except those that say goth is bad haha).” When a user commented that she can’t dictate what guests wear because of people’s budgets and willingness to comply, the bride’s replied with, “But it’s my day.” Then another persons chimed in with a suggestion to encourage guests to dress goth rather than making it a requirement. The bride added, “I feel like nobody is considering that for me wearing normal clothes is asking me to wear a costume. I show up to everyone else’s wedding in a costume so now they better show up to mine in one, a goth one.” Reddit users weren’t too keen on the goth bride’s expectations. One user wrote, “This is hot garbage. As a goth woman, I would actually never demand guests to wear anything? Dress your party and that is that. Do not ask guests to dress any specific way. Garbage. Garbage.” Another said, “I have a black dress I can wear but I’m never dressing up goth. Ever.”
Bill Cosby Was Released from Prison After His Sexual Assault Conviction Was Overturned
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court vacated Bill Cosby’s sex assault conviction yesterday, and hours later Cosby walked out of prison a free man. 83-year-old Cosby appealed to the court in December, which agreed to review two components of the case: a judge's decision to allow testimony from five other accusers and an agreement Cosby had with a previous prosecutor that was supposed to prevent him from being charged. The court determined Cosby's due process rights were indeed violated. When Cosby agreed to give potentially incriminating testimony in Andrea Constand’s civil trial, he did so because the prosecutor promised not to criminally charge Cosby. The court agreed that the agreement was violated. The ruling read: “Cosby must be discharged, and any future prosecution on these particular charges must be barred.” Cosby has served more than two years of a three- to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He was convicted of drugging and molesting Andrea Constand. Cosby Show co-star Phylicia Rashad tweeted her reaction to the news: "FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice is corrected!" Bill Cosby took to social media to make his first statement after being released from prison:
LOOK: World’s First Elderly Sex Robot with ‘Wrinkles and Silver Hair’
An ‘elderly male’ sex doll has been created by a sex robot company. The grey haired robot has been made at the request of a customer and was built specifically for them.
It's unclear how much the custom request has cost, but RealDoll's Harmony robot costs around $12,000.
TikTok User Sparks Uproar After Sharing The ‘Real’ Way Drivers Should Park Their Cars
There’s a new best way to park your car, at least according to TikTok. The concept comes from a user who sparked a massive debate after sharing his theory that we’ve all been parking the “wrong way.” The TikToker captioned his video with, “We’ve been doing it wrong the whole time.” In the video, the user suggests we all park on the lines, not between them. The concept would guarantee that everyone has an equal amount of space when getting out of their car in a parking lot. The idea seemed to resonate with many people. One person wrote, “Bruh! Genius!” Another wrote, “The parking spots look twice as big.” Others, however, questioned the point of the video. Many argued that it would be virtually impossible to change how everyone parks their cars. One wrote, "There’s not enough common sense for this to happen. Another added, “Yo people can’t even park inside the lines, you expect them to park on it?”
Flying Car Nails 35-Minute Test Flight Between Two Cities
A flying car prototype successfully completed a 35-minute test flight between two cities. The AirCar developed by Klein Vision flew between international airports in Slovakia. Video of the flight shows the AirCar lift off and fly more than 8,000 feet before eventually landing. And after it landed, with a push of a button, the wings folded down along the sides of the aircraft, and it transformed into a sports car.
Another $10,000 Treasure Hunt
For the second year running, two Utah men have hidden thousands of dollars somewhere in the wilderness and are challenging treasure seekers to go out hunting for it. John Maxim and David Cline, who hid $5,000 last year as a way of urging people outside during the COVID-19 pandemic, doubled that amount this year and launched the hunt with a poem for a clue. Maxim and Cline assure local residents the fortune is not hidden anywhere where the terrain is too rough. "If anyone feels like it’s getting a little bit dangerous, we say it’s probably not there". Hundreds of people are hunting the treasure this year, some coming from as far as Hawaii, Colorado, and Atlanta.
Topic Starters: What strange things have you seen on a plane?
Bill Cosby Released From Prison
Cosby's personal rep says this was an "unwanted 3 year vacation".
Cosby's rep says the release is "for the world," especially those who haven't been treated correctly by the judicial system.