Would You Pay a Surcharge for Using Your Credit Card? — Survey of the Day
When you use plastic to make a purchase, the credit card company bills the vendor a surcharge between 1.5 and three percent.
What’s the Biggest Health Problem Facing Kids? — Survey of the Day
It’s probably safe to say that kids these days aren’t as healthy as youngsters have been in the past. But of all the health risks that children of the 21st century face, which poses the biggest threat?
Dumb Thief Tries to Sell Stolen Bike on Craigslist, Gets Busted By Owner
If you had your bike stolen, what’s the first thing you would do? If this video is any indication, you should probably check Craigslist. (Note: video contains NSFW language)
Do You Support a Manned Flight to Mars? — Survey of the Day
Mars is in the news these days thanks to the Curiosity rover which recently landed on the red planet. The goal of the six-wheeled robot is to find signs of life on Mars, and NASA also hopes that its 23 month mission will increase public awareness of the space program. But will it rekindle interest in sending a manned mission to Mars?
More Reason to Worry — Anxiety Can Lead to Early Death
Thoughts about an early death can make a person anxious or depressed. Now, a new study has found that anxiety and depression are among the psychological disorders that seem to contribute to early deaths. Talk about a vicious cycle.
Ticked-Off Umpire Ejects Minor League PA Announcer After He Plays ‘Three Blind Mice’ [VIDEO]
During a recent Class A minor league baseball game between the Daytona Cubs and the Fort Myers Miracles, public address announcer Derek Dye decided to have some fun with the umpires. Bad idea.
These Guys Prove Grenade Fishing Is Not a Good Idea
Generally speaking, the fisherman/fish dynamic is stacked heavily in favor of the guy with the hook. The relationship would seem even more unequal when the angler is dropping a grenade into the water.
Does US Olympic Success Make You Proud to Be an American? — Survey of the Day
The Olympic creed begins “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part.”
Going to the Gym May Actually Make You a Fattie
Here’s a depressing thought for anybody who’s hit the gym to lose pounds: working out can actually make you gain weight.
Freaky, Unidentified ‘Monster’ Washes Ashore In New York City
In July of 2008, the carcass of a bloated, chimera-like animal washed ashore in Long Island. The ‘Montauk Monster‘ terrified and fascinated the nation that summer, with zoologists eventually concluding the beast was probably a water-damaged raccoon, rather than some sort of byproduct of a top-secret experiment gone horribly wrong. Four years later, it looks like we have another monster on our hand