Hannah's Headlines- 5/31/2017

Report: Agreement Being Worked On For Summer Games In 2024, 2028

A deal is in the works that would send the Summer Olympics to Paris in 2024 and Los Angeles in 2028. "The Wall Street Journal" reports that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is willing to give Los Angeles incentives if the city waits until 2028 to host the games.

For those who don’t know, it seems that the City of Lights and the City of Angels have been going at it behind the scenes over the honor. And while some important details of the agreement still need to be ironed out, the report says top officials in the IOC are warming up to the plan.

Apparently, the IOC will meet next month to talk about the 2024 Summer games – and a decision will be announced this September.

Source: Wall Street Journal


What Are The Most Misspelled Words By State?-Thanks to Google sharing our searches, we know our grammatical weaknesses by state…..sorry Wisconsin!

Yesterday, Google Trends tweeted a map showing “America’s Most Misspelled Words” based on “how to spell” searches.

Wisconsin needed big time help spelling Wisconsin. The state’s governor hasn’t commented yet.

Rhode Island had problems with “liar,” while Georgia tried to tackle “gray” and Connecticut went for "supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." We’re guessing that state was in a Mary Poppins mindframe.

You can see the rest of the list HERE

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Source: NBC News


Today is National Macaroon Day

May 31st is National Macaroon Day! It’s National Macaroon Day! Macaroons are small unleavened cakes with a crispy outer layer and a moist, chewy center. Although they are the same size as cookies, macaroons do not contain any flour and therefore do not fall into that classification. The most popular macaroon varieties are coconut, almond, and chocolate.

Culinary historians believe that macaroons originated in Italy. In fact, the word “macaroon” comes from the Italian word for paste: “maccarone.” A primary ingredient in early macaroon recipes was almond paste.

In 1533, Italian monks and nuns introduced macaroons to France. Two Benedictine nuns, Sister Marguerite and Sister Marie-Elisabeth, began baking and selling these small sweets to help pay for their housing. They became known as the “Macaroon Sisters,” and their baking became famous throughout Europe.


Today is Save Your Hearing Day

May 31st is Save Your Hearing Day! This day serves as a reminder to protect your hearing – because once it’s gone…it’s gone for good. Helen Keller once said, “Being blind cuts you off from things…being deaf cuts you off from people.” And while there is a strong non-hearing culture, the fact is that losing intact hearing lead to dire emotional and social consequences. So let’s keep you from going there, shall we? So celebrate calmly and quietly – and remember how valuable the sense of hearing is. Turn down the volume, wear earlaps and go to a quiet place. Leave behind the noises of cars and trucks and visit parks or other peaceful places. The consequences of too much noise are diverse: sleep disorder, hardness of hearing or even heart attacks may occur. And to help you protect your hearing, the folks over at Iowa State University have some helpful hints.


Delete This App to Save Battery

Our phone battery time is precious! No one likes to be in the middle of their day when their phone dies with no charger or outlets in sight.

And while more people are getting on board with the whole public charging station thing, sometimes it’s just not an option. What to do? Deleting Facebook might but your best bet.

If you go to “Settings” and then “Battery” on your phone, it’ll tell you what apps take up the most battery. And according to John Koetsier of “Inc.” deleting the app doubled his battery life instantly. Why? Facebook is actually a massive app and takes up a lot of your data when you’re not even using it 

It takes up major space AND major energy. Who knew!

Source: Inc.


Newborn Starts Walking Minutes After Leaving The Womb

Every parent thinks their kid is special, but trying to walk minutes out the womb? That seems remarkable. Video has surfaced from a hospital in southern Brazil seemingly showing a newborn trying to walk as a doctor holds under her arms. 

In the clip, the baby is seen taking steps as amazed nurses and doctors look on. It turns out this isn't as rare as it seems, though. This is an example of the baby girl's nervous system kicking into gear. Called the "walking" or "stepping reflex," an infant loses the instinct after two months then gets it back at about a year-old when they learn to walk for good. 

Source: Metro

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