Economists created a math model to show that it’s okay to leave the toilet seat up.
The model found the best way to minimize effort is to simply
leave the seat in the position you’ve used it.
A guy will have to lift the seat each time he urinates but not when he goes number two…. and the woman will have to lower it each time she urinates but not if the man has pooped before her.
And because no one will have to move the seat more than once per bathroom visit, effort will be reduced.
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United States of Bacon: Its Pork Over Beef in America for First Time Since 1952
More pork than beef is now being produced in the US for the first time since 1952.
Pork production will climb this year to a record 23.908 billion pounds while beef will drop 1.7% to 23.901 billion.
Meanwhile, chicken will also jump to an all-time high at 39.206 billion pounds.
The main reason beef production is falling to a 22-year low is cattle ranchers across the country haven’t recovered from a drought in 2012.
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Katy Perry’s “flame” dress from the Super Bowl halftime show was made of detailed patent leather worth $15,000 to $20,000, according to fashion designer Jeremy Scott.
He collaborated with Katy for two months on each costume design!
Her finale dress cost $15,000, and it had to be easily slipped on in just 45 seconds.
With four costume changes,
Katy wore more outfits than anyone ever has during a halftime show.
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At least eight people have died after a TransAsia Airways plane clipped a bridge and crashed into a river near the Taiwanese capital, Taipei.
Fifty-eight people were onboard the domestic flight, and a number of people were reportedly injured.
Rescue teams were alongside the plane trying to rescue about 30 people still trapped inside.
Footage of the plane apparently filmed from inside passing cars showed it banking sharply, hitting a taxi and clipping the bridge before crashing into the river.
Those that were rescued were helped into dinghies and taken to shore.
A new study shows construction workers are the happiest employees
People in manufacturing were the most unhappy workers . . . government and nonprofit workers are second-most unhappy. Check out the rankings for the happiest and least happiest job industries
The girls pretended to be a local group called the Nuf-Nuffs as they played for Keith over the phone to see if he would send them through to Hollywood.
They sang The Judds‘ “Have Mercy.” Watch below to see what Keith had to say about Maddie & Tae!
Punxsutawney Phil may have predicted six more weeks of winter on Groundhog Day, but Sun Prairie, Wisconsin has their own groundhog and he’s not living in Phil’s shadow anymore. Not only did Jimmy NOT see his shadow, but he also has his own way of getting noticed…like attacking the mayor of Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
We’ve been told the mayor is alright and still has both of his ears attached.
to the United States Constitution is ratified Fifteenth Amendment
Amendment XV prohibits each government in the United States from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (i.e., slavery)
to the U.S. Constitution was ratified. 16th Amendment
It authorized the power to impose and collect income tax.
Super Bowl XXXVI
The New England Patriots beat the St. Louis Rams, 20-17 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans
It was the team’s third Super Bowl, with this being their first win. New England QB Tom Brady was voted the game’s MVP.
Here’s the entire game if you’d like to watch it:
and then lastly…
Rock ‘n’ Roll singers Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson died in a plane crash today along with the pilot when their chartered plane went down near Mason City, Iowa.
The deaths are immortalized in the
by Don McLean. The Day the Music Died
Facebook is one hell of a drug . . . we keep going back for more, even though we know it’s bad for us.
Check out a list of the top five LITTLE ways Facebook has ruined your life . . .
1. No one sends you birthday cards anymore . . . they just post on your wall.
2. People make big announcements with status updates . . . so you find out important news from your friends at the same time as everyone ELSE who’s LESS important in their life.
3. You realize other people have cooler lives than you, and you seem pretty boring in comparison.
4. Books, movies, and TV shows are constantly getting spoiled for you.
5. You get it shoved in your face when someone had a party and didn’t invite you.