George H.W. Bush To Flip Coin Before Super Bowl
Former President George H.W. Bush is going to be performing the coin toss before Sunday's Super Bowl in Houston. A spokesperson tweeted this afternoon Bush and ex-First Lady Barbara Bush are honored by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's invitation.
The news comes after the Bushes were released from the hospital. Earlier this week, former President Bush was released after being treated for pneumonia. Mrs. Bush was also hospitalized for bronchitis.
"The Bushes didn't hesitate for one second in accepting it," says Bush spokesman Jim McGrath. "They couldn't be prouder of their hometown and the Texans organization."
- On a related note…Did you know that a 30-second TV spot for this Sunday's Super Bowl costs a record five-million-dollars? True. And if you’re wondering if it’s worth it? Most in the know say you can't beat the Super Bowl for exposure. Last year, 112-million people watched the football game, with nearly one out of six surveyed saying they tune in especially for the commercials.
Source: Houston Chronicle
Study: Cream And Sugar In Coffee Is Bad For You
Bad news for people who like their coffee light and sweet. According to new research, not only do you end up consuming empty calories, but you're also more likely to eat worse during the day after you have your morning coffee. The interesting thing? It’s the same for tea drinkers, but the after effects are not as intense as with java drinkers.
What’s the deal? A packet of sugar has 11 calories, and a tablespoon of whole milk has 9 calories. While those calories don't seem like a lot, light and sweet coffee drinkers end up consuming an average of 69 extra calories everyday than those who drank their coffee black. Tea drinkers who took their fix with milk and sugar only ended up consuming 43 extra calories per day.
More research is needed to figure out why light and sweet coffee leads to higher calorie intake, but for now it seems like sugar and milk lead to a sugar high which then caused an energy drop and subsequent junk food cravings. It's also possible that those who put sugar and milk in their coffee have less regard for nutrition overall.
It could make sense to go black, if you haven't already.
Lets Play: “What’s More Stressful”?
- Sitting next to a crying baby on a plane or a sick adult?
- Bumper-to-Bumper traffic when you’re late or being on a train that’s stopped?
- Being stuck on a bad blind date or being stuck on a bad second date?
- Having to pee with no bathroom in sight or having to use a porta potty to poop?
- Getting cut off by someone on the highway or accidentally cutting someone off on the highway?
Man Wins Super Bowl Tickets For Life
A Kansas man is waking up to the realization that he found the golden Budweiser can.
Lyle Randa was restocking his beer in the fridge, when he came across the golden can. Randa had become eligible for the Bud Light’s “Super Bowl Tickets for Life” sweepstakes. Naturally his wife snapped a picture of them holding the potential life changer.
The luck of the draw, literally as he beat out 37-thousand entries…scored Randa Super Bowl tickets for life!!
Today, Anheuser-Busch will be flying Randa off to Houston to do interviews with ESPN and “NFL Live,” and, of course, to watch the New England Patriots take on the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.
His team, by the way, is the Kansas City Chiefs.Source: Fox News
Now There’s A Dating App Just For Haters
When it comes to dating, we like to spend time with people who like the same things we do. That’s why dating apps try to match us based on common interests. But what about the things we don’t like? Don’t we want to date people who dislike the same things as us? A new dating app called Hater thinks we do.
So how does it work? The app's algorithm connects you with those who hate similar things. Users swipe across things from Donald Trump, to cargo shorts, to paying extra for guacamole, and then you’re matched with other haters who swipe right on the same things you do.
"It started off as a joke, a wouldn’t-it-be-funny-if and then we kept playing around with it and it seemed like it could work as an actual idea," says founder Brendan Alper. "People seemed to come together around things they hate. It surprisingly brings people together.”
Alper says he did some research and found studies showing that hating things brings people a lot closer. And he says sharing a dislike for something allows people to be more honest and open about what they hate. So if you’re looking for an alternative dating app that focuses on your shared negative feelings instead of lovey-dovey things, Hater could be perfect for you. It’s supposed to be launching February 8, so you could still find a “hate-mate” in time for Valentine’s Day!
New Hooters Spin-Off, Ditches The Sexy Outfits
Hooters is known for 2 things, amazing wings and the waitresses revealing outfits. A new venture by the restaurant chain is looking to eliminate the latter. Hooters is opening up a new "fast-casual" style restaurant in Illinois called Hoots.
According to Tampa Bay Times, Hoots will feature a smaller 1-page menu and will feel more like a Panera or Chipotle. The restaurant will also have a full bar, because nothing goes better with wings than an ice cold beer.
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Funny Thoughts To Ponder
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