Hannah's Headlines- 2/3/2017


It’s Easy To Watch The Super Bowl Without Cable

If you are one of the millions unplugged from cable, you can still watch the Super Bowl.

Fox is making their Fox Sports Go app subscription free for the game. The most watched annual event on TV is accessible on any computer, tablets and connected devices. Get the app in the Apple Store or Google Play Store.

There’s only one catch to streaming the action, you can only watch it on your phone if you are a Verizon customer. They own the exclusive rights for cell phone streams. The cell service provider even has an NFL app pre-loaded on phones and that’s where you go to get the action.

No matter where you are on Sunday, don’t miss a minute of Super Bowl 51.Source: USA Today

Human Bed Warmer – Russian Woman Offers Bed Warming Services for Single Men

A young woman from Moscow, Russia, has come up with an innovative way to supplement her income – charging single men a hefty fee for laying in their bed for an hour to warm it and fill it with her positive energy, thus guaranteeing a good night’s sleep.

21-year-old Viktoria Ivachyova is a human be warmer for hire, charging a whopping 4,900 Russian rubles ($82) per night, or 102 700 ($1700) per month to lay down on strangers’ beds and make sure it’s nice and warm when they turn in for the night. Believe it or not, she has already had 10 customers, and with the amount of free publicity she’s getting these days in national media, the unusual service is bound to become more popular. In fact, Viktoria is already planning on putting together a team of female bed warmers to keep up with demand.

We’ve seen similar service before. Just a few years ago, we wrote about the now-famous “professional cuddlers“, who charged tens of dollars an hour to snuggle and cuddle with people in need of human affection. But Viktoria Ivachyova‘s idea is even more bizarre, as her clients don’t even get to experience human touch. The young entrepreneur is very clear that beneficiaries can be in the room while she warms the bed, but there is to be no contact between them. To enforce these rules, she either carries a “panic button” to call for a security team in case anyone decides they want more than they paid for, or brings along some bodyguards, just to be sure.

Viktoria admits that her primary target market is “single men”, but adds that she wants to help everybody, so if women start asking for her services too, she is willing to warm their beds as well.

Link: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/the-human-bed-warmer-russian-woman-offers-bed-warming-services-for-single-men.html

Today is National Carrot Cake Day

February 3rd is National Carrot Cake Day! Carrot Cake has been around since the Middle Ages. At that time, sugar and other sweeteners were rare and very expensive, so people used sweet vegetables to flavor their puddings.

This technique became obsolete for several hundred years, but resurfaced in the 20th century. During World War II, the British government rationed many luxury foods and household staples including sugar. To appease the nation’s sweet tooth, the Ministry of Food promoted recipes for carrot puddings, carrot-filled pies, and carrot cakes. Today, many families in the UK still serve carrot cake on Christmas Day because it’s so special!

Carrot cake is much healthier than many other baked goods. A traditional recipe calls for carrots, raisins, walnuts, and brown sugar (instead of refined white sugar). So hit up grandma for her classic recipe and make her one – or simply enjoy a slice from your favorite bakery!


Virginia Brewing Company Releases Oreo-Flavored Beer

A brewing company in Virginia has released a craft beer fermented in hundreds of pounds of Oreo cookies.

The Veil Brewing Co., based in Richmond, took their "Hornswoggler" milk stout and conditioned it using the Oreo cookies to create the "Hornswoggler with Oreos."

"That's right. You heard right. We took our 7 percent robust chocolate milk stout Hornswoggler and conditioned it on hundreds of pounds of Oreo cookies," the brewery said in an Instagram post. "If you like Oreo cookies, this is a must try."

The cookie-infused beer was released in limited quantities of 16 ounce cans on Jan. 24 and quickly sold out, although small amounts are available on draft at the brewery.

Those who were able to secure one of the 60 to 80 cases that the brewery released were encouraged to keep the beer cold and drink it fresh due to the amounts of fermentable sugars left over in the final product.

Link: http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/02/02/Virginia-brewing-company-releases-Oreo-

It’s Official! Carol Burnett Is Headed Back To TV-A comedy icon will be back on the small screen.

Funny lady Carol Burnett is going to star in “Household Name, “ a sitcom that will premiere on ABC. The Amy Poehler produced show got the greenlight for a pilot from the Disney owned network.

The show focuses on a family who has an opportunity to buy the house of their dreams but under extremely abnormal circumstances: They must live with the previous owner, an eccentric, larger-than-life actress. Of course, Burnett is the eccentric actress.

Carol Burnett has garnered 22 Emmy nominations in her storied career.Source: Hollywood Reporter

The Cost Of Weddings Continue To Rise

Anyone who’s planned a wedding knows it’s an expensive proposition, but if you’re getting married this year, it’s gonna cost you more than ever before. The Knot’s tenth annual Real Wedding Study surveyed close to 13,000 couples who got hitched in 2016 to uncover the truth about the big day, and it seems the average wedding cost has reached a new high.

Couples in 2016 spent an average of $35,329 on a wedding and that doesn’t include the honeymoon. Last year the average cost was $32,641 so that means it’s gone up more than $3,000. The average number of wedding guests has actually gone down to 141 from 149 in 2009, with the cost per guest increasing to $245. Custom entertainment is one of the biggest expense couples are spending money on, with the costs tripling from 11% in 2009 to 41% in 2015. That money is going for things like photo booths (78%), games (18%), musical performances (12%) and fireworks (8%).

As for who’s paying for all this, it isn’t always the parents. While on average, the bride’s parents do pay for about 44% of the big day, the happy couple is likely to contribute 42%, while the groom’s parents will chip in 13%. Meanwhile, last year, 10% of couples paid for their entire day themselves, while 8% didn’t fork over a penny for their celebration.

Other wedding statistics include:

  • Most Expensive Place to Get Married: Manhattan, $78,464 average spend
  • Least Expensive Place to Get Married: Arkansas, $19,522 average spend
  • Average Spent on a Wedding Dress: $1,564
  • Average Marrying Age: Bride, 29; Groom, 31
  • Average Number of Bridesmaids: 5
  • Average Number of Groomsmen: 5
  • Most Popular Month to Get Engaged: December (15%)
  • Average Length of Engagement: 15 months
  • Most Popular Month to Get Married: October (16%) and September (16%)

To check out the full breakdown, click here.

Source: The Business Journal


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