Content for Thursday, June 24
Over 40% of American Men 'Experimented With Their Look' Last Year
Over 40% of men in the US experimented with their look last year. Researchers surveyed 2,000 men about life during the pandemic. They found 42% took advantage of their time off during quarantine by experimenting with their looks, which included trying different hairstyles (61%), new clothing styles (52%) and growing out their beards (40%). 82% believed that their experiments were successful and said they'll keep their new makeover post-pandemic.
Former Hotel Employee Reveals 'Gross' Claim About Some Rooms
A former hotel employee went viral on TikTok after sharing secrets she learned while on the job. She gave people a few tips that will be helpful as the everyone is starting to travel again. In her first video, she warned potential guests that most hotels do not wash their comforters for duvets between stays. They wash it maybe once a year. She recommended taking that blanket off the bed first thing. The employee also said that if you’re “very nice,” you might be upgraded to a suite at no extra cost if there are rooms available. She also revealed that hotel employees are legally not allowed to say your room number out loud, so that’s why they always write it on a piece of paper. In her second video, she said hotels typically don’t change out the toilet paper roll between guests. They just fold it and make it look pretty. She added that there are “a lot of shady things that happen in hotels,” at least at the hotel where she was employed. In another video, the employee warned against drinking from the glasses provided in your hotel room. She said, “Almost every standard room you book comes with a water bottle and drinking glasses in the room. I would NOT recommend you drinking in those glasses because they’re often not changed in between guests, as long as they ‘look’ clean.”
Woman's Sandwich 'Hack' for Husband Divides TikTok
A woman shared a video on TikTok showing viewers how to steal part of someone’s sub sandwich without them noticing, and it’s dividing TikTok. The woman came up with a hack that got her some food without asking. She tested it out on her husband and captioned the video “what he doesn’t know won’t kill him.” Simply all she does is cut a sandwich down the middle and then cut off a portion of the sub from one of the inside pieces. When she pushes the larger pieces back together, it doesn’t look like anything out of the ordinary. The video concludes with her secretly filming her husband eating his sandwich, without him knowing anything. People seemed divided on whether this was “genius” or whether it was a problem that her husband wouldn’t just give her half of the sandwich. One person commented, “She is a d*** genius.” Another added, “This is why I have trust issues.”
Nine Months After Lockdowns, US Births Were DOWN 8%
Nine months after the declaration of a national emergency due to COVID-19, U.S. births fell by 8% in a month. The December drop marked an acceleration in declines in the second part of the year. For the full year, the number of babies born in the country fell 4% to about 3.6 million, which is the largest decline since 1973. The latest data is early evidence of the drastic impact the health crisis had on birth rates. The full effects are expected to be seen once we see the 2021 data. The December declines were led by states like California, which experienced a 19% drop that month. In the second half of the year, New Mexico, New York, Hawaii and West Virginia also posted substantial decreases, ranging from 8% to 11%.
Subway’s Tuna Sandwiches Found to Contain No Tuna Fish DNA
Subway is on the hook for its tuna once again after a lab report found there’s no actual tuna DNA in its sandwiches and wraps. A complaint was filed with the U.S. District Court of the Northern District of California suing Subway for fraud, with the plaintiffs alleging they were lied to and "tricked into buying food items that wholly lacked the ingredients they reasonably thought they were purchasing.” Subway responded to the lawsuit saying the chain "delivers 100% cooked tuna to its restaurants.” The New York Times had 60 inches of Subway tuna sandwiches from three different restaurants in Los Angeles lab tested after the chain was accused of making their tuna from "a mixture of various concoctions.” The tuna was frozen and sent out to the lab, which determined "no amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample. Therefore, we cannot identify the species.” According to the New York Times, there are 15 species of fish that can be labeled tuna. The lab determined two potential reasons why no tuna was detected in the sample, saying, "One it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification … Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna.” Experts told the Times that when tuna is cooked, its protein breaks down, making it hard to identify, so the lab results may not be accurate.
Mom Heartbroken After 22 No-Shows at Son's 6th Birthday Party
A mom on TikTok shared the devastating news that her son was all alone during his own birthday party when “literally zero people showed up.” In the video on TikTok, user @dawners86 said all 22 kids invited to JJ’s sixth birthday party were no-shows. She also shared heartbreaking details that her son was left playing in the park by himself with decorations and cupcakes set up for the party. The mom explained that COVID-19 restrictions had been lifted in her area and that the party was hosted outdoors to ensure safety, but nobody from JJ’s class showed. In the video’s caption, JJ’s mom wrote, “Sorry the video is shaky…I am so upset for this poor guy. He deserves better. He’s amazing.” Since posting the video on June 20, it has tallied more than 543,000 likes and more than 20,000 comments with many viewers sending birthday wishes, sharing similar situations that happened to them or their children, and offering to send JJ gifts. However, the mom has refused the gifts, saying that the offers are “greatly appreciated,” but asked that they instead be sent to children’s hospitals. She also insisted that JJ wanted to spend time with friends, not receive gifts, but that the “outreach has been phenomenal.” She later went live on TikTok hosting a virtual birthday party for JJ where almost 30,000 viewers joined at some point.
Britney Spears Wants to End Conservatorship and Sue Family
Britney Spears railed on her dad and her management team during yesterday's court hearing, saying she wants the conservatorship to end now. She also told the court that she thinks her family has abused her so much that she'd like to sue them. Spears also said she wants to get married and have another baby but she's being blocked by the conservatorship. She says she has an IUD but the conservator will not let her have it removed. Britney says she was "forced" to do her Vegas residency. She said when she was doing the Vegas show, she told her management she didn't want to do it because it was too much. She says she pled for a break from Vegas after 4 years but wasn't heard. She said she was told she was uncooperative, which was absolutely not true. She said she has absolutely no privacy and when she was at home there were times she couldn't see her boyfriend or kids. The caretakers of the conservatorship would violate her privacy and watch her change while she was naked. Britney claims, "The conservatorship from the beginning ... it makes no sense. I pay people money and they control me. I worked since I was 17 years old and this conservatorship is abusive. I don't feel I can live a full life. I don't even believe in therapy. I always thought I could take it to God." After Britney spoke, an attorney shared a statement on behalf of Jamie Spears, Britney's dad: "Mr. Spears is sorry to see his daughter suffering and in so much pain. Mr. Spears loves his daughter and misses her very much." The judge said she would entertain any request to end the conservatorship and start the process of holding hearings.
Whitney Houston’s ‘Star Spangled Banner’ Tops List of Music Moments Americans Wish They Saw Live
A new study polled people across the world about iconic music moments they would have like to see in person. After all these years, Americans are still crazy for Whitney Houston. Three in 10 wish they could go back in time to see Whitney’s live rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XXV (25). Among the top five that Americans rank high include Elton John’s performance of “Candle in the Wind” at Princess Diana’s funeral, The Beatles’ rooftop concert, and The Rolling Stones’ jam session in Hyde Park. 3 in 5 say they remember every second of the first live concert they ever attended and 56% remember how happy they felt. It’s no surprise attending a concert or festival is the number one activity Americans want to resume when COVID restrictions ease.
Married Couple Awarded Guinness Record For Height Difference
A British man and his wife, who is nearly 2 feet taller than him, were awarded a Guinness World Record for greatest height differential of a married couple. James and Chloe Lusted were awarded the Guinness record in the different sexes/taller woman category after their heights were verified at 3 feet, 7 inches for James and 5 feet, 5 inches for Chloe -- a difference of 1 foot, 10 inches. James Lusted is an actor and TV host, and he met Chloe, a teacher, through friends in 2012. James was born with diastrophic dysplasia, a rare type of dwarfism that affects bone and cartilage development. Chloe says, "Our love story has taught us and taught others that you can't judge a book by its cover, and just to love the person no matter who they are. I don't think you can choose who you fall in love with."
Jennifer Aniston Spills On Current Brad Pitt Relationship, If She 'Banged' David Schwimmer
Jennifer Aniston opened up about her current relationship with Brad Pitt and why she didn’t hook up with David Schwimmer. The “Friends” actress talked about her and ex-husband when the two reunited in 2020 for a virtual “Fast Times at Ridgemont High” reading benefitting Sean Penn's CORE non-profit. She said, "It was absolutely fun. Brad and I are buddies, we're friends. And we speak, and there's no oddness at all, except for everyone that probably watched it and was wanting there to be or assumed there to be." And when it comes to Schwimmer, Aniston said "We were in relationships and it was always never the right time and it wouldn't have worked.” She added, "... I would proudly say I banged Schwimmer if that happened. But no."
Courtney Love, Steven Seagal, Michael Madsen Top Most Delinquent Taxpayers in California
Courtney Love, Terrence Howard, Steven Seagal and Michael Madsen are the most tax-delinquent celebrities in California. Bad girl rocker Courtney Love made this June’s biannual naughty list, allegedly owing $357,260.94 to the government.
Also making the list is “Empire” star Terrence Howard, who owes $295,850.84. Action star Steven Seagal — who is also a Russian citizen — owes $216,361.19. Last, but of course not least, is an IRS favorite, Michael Madsen. The “Hateful Eight” and “Kill Bill” star apparently owes $509,029.92. Madsen has had a messy financial past: He previously declared bankruptcy in 2009, with court docs reportedly showing he owed director Quentin Tarantino $1 million, and "James Bond" star Pierce Brosnan $25,000. In 2013, he paid off $640,000 that he owed to the IRS.
Topic Starters: What was someone throwing out that you decided to save and take home?
John McAfee Found Dead In Spanish Prison
John McAfee published this video calling out the so called US deep state. One week later they issued a warrant for his arrest and he was arrested in Spain. Less than a year later he’s dead in a Spanish prison. Here's a clip from the John McAfee video.
Britney Spears Speaks In Court About Ending 'Abusive' Conservatorship
Britney talks about the moment she signed the conservatorship, and untrue rumors about her Las Vegas tour.
Britney passionately says, "This conservatorship is doing me WAY more harm than good..."
Netflix Dating Show Trailer Released
'Sexy Beasts' is a new dating show where real-life singles sport elaborate makeup and prosthetics to put true blind-date chemistry to the test.
Today's SOCIAL CONTENT:
TOPICS For SOCIAL MEDIA:
-- What celebrity death hit you the hardest? -- What tv show/series have you been most deeply attached to? -- GUYS: What percentage of women do you feel physical attracted to, while out in public?