If you already bought your family’s Christmas presents and you’re hiding them under the bed because no one will ever look for them there . . . yeah, they’ve already been found. A new survey asked people for the BEST places to hide presents so their kids and their significant other can’t find them.
Here are the five ideas that got the most votes . . .
1. At a friend’s house.
2. In suitcases.
3. The back of the top shelf of your closet.
4. The back of the top shelf of your kitchen cupboard.
5. Deep in the tool shed.
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What do you put on when you’re hoping to set the mood in the bedroom? If you use Spotify playlists, you better hope JUSTIN BIEBER doesn’t come up, because 39% of people say they’d no longer feel aroused if one of his songs came on. That’s from a new British poll on music and sex. And even though it wasn’t conducted in America, there’s nothing TOO British on it . .
Here’s the Top 10 most popular songs to have on while you’re in the sack . . .
1. “Skin”, Rihanna
2. “Let’s Get It On”, Marvin Gaye
3. “Lollipop”, Lil Wayne
4. “Drunk in Love”, Beyoncé
5. “Love to Love You Baby”, Donna Summer
6. “Me & U”, Cassie
7. “Love Me Like You Do”, Ellie Goulding
8. “Magic”, Coldplay
9. “Intro”, The XX
10. “SexyBack”, Justin Timberlake
As you can see, pop, R&B and rock can set the mood. The least-popular genre in the bedroom, was heavy metal, with 40% of people saying it was a turn-off.
That can’t come as a huge surprise. What’s even more interesting is that 60% of people apparently DON’T consider it a turn-off.
Rap was the second least-popular genre to have playing during sexy time.
(What’s on your go-to playlist for sex . . . besides the OBVIOUS stuff like George Michael’s “Father Figure”.) (???)
(And what’s your best story about a song KILLING the mood? Was it something you THOUGHT would work but it failed . . . or was it a song that came on unexpectedly?)
I know the most popular way to get extra money around the holidays is “rack up tons of credit card debt.” But digging through your couch cushions and drawers for nickels could be an even SMARTER plan.
A new study found the average person has $68 worth of spare change lying around their house.
And if you’re thinking, “There’s no way I’ve got that much” . . . well, that’s normal too, because the average person assumes they’ve only got $41 in change. In other words, it’s time to get diggin’.
This might make you never want to eat ANYTHING again, but we found a list online of gross things the FDA allows in food. Here are six things that technically won’t hurt you, they’re just disgusting . . .
1. Ground-up insects. It’s impossible to prevent it sometimes. So a jar of cinnamon can have about 400 insect fragments . . . a jar of oregano can have THOUSANDS . . . and an ounce of the stuff in Fig Newtons can contain up to four insect HEADS.
2. Mouse poop. There are small traces of it in everything from popcorn to flour. The FDA only allows about five to ten milligrams per pound though.
3. Mold. Lots of foods have trace amounts of it, including ketchup. But the grossest one might be canned peaches. The FDA allows up to 3% of them to be, quote, “wormy or moldy.”
4. Maggots. A 24-ounce jar of tomato sauce can have one-and-a-half maggots in it. And some orange juice can have the equivalent of one maggot per CUP.
5. Rat hair. It’s found in a lot of spices, but also ends up in peanut butter, chocolate, and pasta.
6. Cigarette butts. A tiny amount of random “foreign matter” is allowed in salt, pepper, certain spices, and things like sesame seeds. And it’s not unheard of for ground-up cigarettes to get in there.
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There’s a 44-year-old guy in New York named Peter Shankman who does business seminars all over the world. So he racks up a lot of frequent flyer miles, and uses most of them to get plane tickets for his friends and family.
But he’s also using a bunch of them this year to buy tickets for complete STRANGERS who can’t afford to fly home for Christmas. He’s been asking people to explain why they deserve a free ticket on the site Imgur.com. (Pronounced image-er.)
The ones who get the most votes by 5:00 P.M. Eastern today will get the tickets. So HE’S not choosing who gets them, the Internet is. (It’s probably too late to get in on the action, but this story explains how to apply for a free ticket.) He says he has enough miles to fly three or four people round-trip. Or more depending on where each person’s going.
If this sounds familiar, it’s because he did the same thing last year. And he also sent six people home for the holidays back in 2013, which inspired OTHER people to do it. So about 25 people ended up getting free tickets that year. By the way, if YOU have a bunch of frequent flyer miles you want to donate to someone, there’s actually a website you can go through now called Abroaders.com.
(Imgur / Lansing State Journal)
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