Content for Wednesday, July 14
Nearly Six in Ten Kids Admit to Stealing One of their Parent’s Old Outfits to Wear to School
Nearly six in 10 American kids admit to stealing one of their parent’s old outfits to wear to school, according to new research. A survey of 1,000 kids ages 5-18, and their parents, reveals that nostalgia for the fashion of their parents’ era is strong. Three in four kids say they think their parent’s sense of style as a teenager was actually “cool.” 63% of kids saying that they love retro fashion and find inspiration from the past for their daily school outfits. One in four said that they are inspired by their parents’ fashion sense from when they were younger. 67% said they would take “mom jeans” over skinny jeans any day. Four in five parents polled say they often see their kids wearing an outfit similar to one they would have worn when they were in school. This back-to-school season, new research shows that retro styles, DIY self-expression and personalization are emerging as key trends, and 99% of parents say it’s at least somewhat important to involve their kids in purchasing decisions when it comes to back to school shopping. Ninety percent of kids think being able to express their personal style helps them feel more productive at school, and nearly half of kids (48%) think a cool or fashionable outfit is essential to their success at school. FASHION TRENDS MAKING A COMEBACK
Short shorts (57%)
Baggy jeans (50%)
Cropped jackets (43%)
Flared pants (36%)
Middle part in hair (33%)
PARENTING: 1 in 3 Parents ‘Feel Ill’ When Trying to Help their Kids with Math and Science
When it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) classed, parents are finding it difficult to assist with homework. According to a new survey, a third of parents admit that the very thought of having to answer a STEM-related question for their kids leaves them feeling ill. The survey reports that 48 percent of parents don’t even know what “STEM” stands for. Half the poll say their children know more about science than they do. A similar number of moms and dads say the same regarding technology (44%), engineering (25%), and math (38%) knowledge. Over half couldn’t remember what photosynthesis is and 68 percent can’t even recall Pythagoras’ theorem. Another 54 percent can’t remember how to solve long division problems. 52 percent can’t calculate fractions and 61 percent don’t know how to calculate the circumference of a circle. Four in 10 couldn’t even name the number of sides comprising an octagon. Two-thirds can’t remember the name for when a liquid turns into a gas (evaporation) and 52 percent don’t know the boiling point of water (212 degrees Fahrenheit).
The Scientific Reason We Stalk Our Exes After A Breakup
We stalk our exes after a breakup because we are hardwired to pay attention to other people. A recent study found that 88% of people on Facebook tend to check in on their exes. A media psychologist says people are hardwired to check on their exes. She also says, "You're not endangering someone, you're just being really curious." But she adds there's a fine line and if you are investing a lot of time following someone, then you probably ought to evaluate how you're spending your time.
Plant-Based Boom: More Americans Are Changing Their Diets, Becoming ‘Vegan-Curious’
More Americans are changing their diets and going the “vegan-curious” route. Researchers surveyed 2,000 adults in the US and found 19% believe that what they eat on a regular basis has changed significantly over that time. Of those who changed their diets… 41% did so due to shifts in their health and dietary needs, 35% due to their personal tastes while 19% did so due to environmental concerns. And 46% of adults say they’ve either tried or considered going vegan in the past.
MEDICAL MISHAP: Hospital Transplanted a Kidney into the WRONG Patient
A Cleveland hospital has admitted that a donor kidney was transplanted into the wrong patient earlier this month, and two employees have been suspended over the major mess-up. University Hospitals of Cleveland said miraculously the patient who received the kidney was also a match for the organ and is expected to recover. The big issue: the other patient's surgery is now delayed due to the error. For a kidney transplant to be safe and successful, the patient and donor must match based on factors including their blood type. If the blood types do not match, the organ could be rejected and cause serious complications. The University Hospitals of Cleveland acknowledged the grievous error in a statement: 'We have offered our sincerest apologies to these patients and their families. We recognize they entrusted us with their care.’ The hospital added that it will be 'carefully reviewing this situation to understand what led to the error and to ensure that such an event will never happen again.'
The World's Most Expensive Fries Come With Gold Dust
Serendipity3, the iconic New York City restaurant, set a Guinness World Records title for making the “Most Expensive French Fries’. Their “Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites" cost $200.
These exclusive fries are made from Chipperbeck potatoes blanched in Dom Perignon Champagne and J. LeBlanc French Champagne Ardenne Vinegar. The fries are then cooked three times with pure goose fat from cage-free geese raised in Southwest France. The fries are then seasoned with Guerande Truffle Salt which is hand-harvested from Guerande, France, and then the fries are tossed in Urbani Summer Truffle Oil. They are topped with shaved Crete Senesi Pecorino Tartufello made of milk from sheep that are grazed on the clay-rich hills of Crete Senesi and are then black truffles foraged from valleys and forests in Volterra and Miniato, Italy are added. The fries are also topped with shaved Black Summer Truffles from Umbria, Italy. The "Creme de la Creme Pommes Frites" are served with an accompaniment of Mornay sauce made with Udder Cream, Black Truffle Butter, Gruyere Truffled Swiss Raclete, and are sprinkled with 23K edible gold dust.
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese Ice Cream Exists
Kraft Macaroni & Cheese and Van Leeuwen Ice Cream are teaming up for a mac and cheese ice cream. The limited-edition cheesy ice cream will hit shelves at Van Leeuwen shops in New York City, Los Angeles and Houston today (Wednesday) as well as online at vanleeuwenicecream.com starting at 11 a.m. Eastern. It will cost $12 a pint and be available as long as supplies last.
US Video Game Population: 227 Million, Two-Thirds Of All Americans
Two-thirds of Americans now play video games. Researchers found that 227 million Americans say they play video games… that’s up from 214 million in the 2020 survey. More than half of players (55%) said they played more games during the pandemic, and 90% said they will continue playing after the country opens up. For gamers during the pandemic, video games were a source of stress relief (55%) and distraction (48%). Parents also said video games served as an escape and a break for children.
Taco Bell Employees Set Off Fireworks INSIDE the Restaurant, Start a Fire
A Taco Bell employee and her coworkers allegedly set off fireworks inside the restaurant, causing the building to catch fire. According to the fire department, the surveillance footage shows the employees locking the doors to the dining room to keep customers from coming in. The video then shows the employees running around the inside of the store with fireworks in their hands. At one point in the video, the employees can be seen placing an item into a trash can near the door, then running outside to record with their phones. That’s when they realized they locked themselves out of the restaurant. When the employees saw the trash can start to smoke, they called 911 for help. The Nashville Fire Department estimated that the fire caused more than $30,000 worth of damage to the inside of the restaurant. The restaurant’s shift leader was arrested and charged with felony aggravated arson. The authorities expect additional arrests in the coming days.
Woman Freaks Out in Victoria's Secret
A New Jersey woman who's being labeled "Victoria's Secret Karen" broke down in tears and pretended to pass out as she was being recorded by another woman who claims the 'Karen' tried to hit her. The black woman who was recording the incident claims the blonde woman nearly attacked her right before she started recording. She claims that as soon as she started rolling, the woman's behavior changed in an instant; going from alleged aggressor to playing the full-blown victim. The woman falls to the ground and starts crying, repeatedly demanding she stop recording. Interestingly, some shoppers came to the so-called Karen's defense, as the other woman continued to record. Police eventually showed up, and the woman reportedly told police she was upset about the recordingbecause she was worried the video would be shared online and she would potentially lose her job. The police didn’t arrest anyone, or remove the “Karen" from the store. They said there was no legal precedent to do so based on the circumstances. They also found no evidence that anyone had been assaulted. Regardless, the woman who was recording filed a complaint with the police department over their handling of the situation. An investigation is underway to determine if any punishments need to be handed down.
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Vanilla Ice Says 90's Were The Peak Of Pop Culture
Gillian Anderson Says She's Not Wearing A Bra Anymore
Anderson said, “I don’t wear a bra anymore. I can’t wear a bra. I’m sorry. I don’t care if my breasts reach my belly button..."
TikToker Hunter Echo 'Admits' To Grooming Underage Millie Bobby Brown
(CENSORED - BUT PREVIEW BEFORE AIRING) Echo made several explicit remarks in response to comments and questions about his relationship with Millie Bobby Brown. Over the course of about 10 minutes, Echo went live on Instagram, attempting to defend himself while including inflammatory statements about his relationship with Millie Bobby Brown, including explicit references to sexual activity between them.