Hannah's Headlines- 9/1/2017

Student Goes on Spending Spree After A Financial Aid Glitch

Sibongile Mani, like many other college students, wasn't exactly rolling in money...until a financial aid mix up made her a millionaire. 

Mani is a student at South Africa's Walter Sisulu University and qualified for $108 in aid, which is supposed to go toward food and books. One day, Mani discovered more $1.08-million in her account  instead. 

The 27-year-old student went on a spending spree, buying herself nice things and throwing lavish surprise parties for her friends. By the time Mani was stopped two-months after the massive payday, she was spending $860 a day. 

Mani claims she tried to report the mix up and reminds her critics that she wasn't the one who made the mistake. The student could face theft charges and, according to school spokesperson, she'll have to pay back what she spent... about $65-thousand. 

Source: New York Post

More And More People Are Using Dates For “Foodie Calls”

When you go on a bad date it isn’t uncommon for people to say to you, “well, at least you got a free meal out of it,” and it turns out for some folks, that was the whole point. Apparently more and more people are enjoying so-called “Foodie Calls,” meaning they are going out with someone just so they can snag a great meal at a fancy place.

New Yorker Olivia Balsinger has no shame in admitting she’s used guys for a good meal, noting that while she loves eating out, with paying such high rents in Manhattan, “I barely had enough money to go to a nice grocery store.” So she started seeking out men on dating apps specifically because they looked successful and “lonely,” which suggested they would be more than happy to pay for a good meal, which has resulted in her dining in some high-end New York places. 

And Olivia isn’t the only one. In fact, a recent millennial survey found that 44% of young women admit they went out with a guy even though they weren’t attracted to them “because why not, it’s a free meal.”

And it’s not just women. A 26-year-old publicist named Alex Blynn has also gone on dates with men based on whether he thinks they can pick up the tab. “There are a lot of places to eat, but my budget doesn’t always allow me to try them,” he says. “A great way to supplement [my budget] is to go on a first date even if I’m not personally feeling it.” Of course sometimes that free meal can turn into something more. Back in 2015 Blynn met a guy who took him to a fancy restaurant in Tribeca and wound up dating him for a year.

  • On the other side, if you’re worried a date may be using you just for a meal there is a simple way to solve that problem. Balsinger says all they need to do is suggest a cheap date and see how the person reacts. If they are quick to say no, they’re probably using you for the food.

Source: New York Post

Your College Bathroom Toothbrush Probably Has Poop On It

In research presented at the 2015 American Society for Microbiology conference, scientists found that 55-percent of toothbrushes in college bathrooms had fecal bacteria on them—and there’s an 80-percent chance the bugs on your brush came from another person. And it seems like the bugs are brewing despite your best efforts: Covering the brushes didn’t protect against bacterial growth, and rinsing the brushes in hot or cold water didn’t help, either. I suggest rubbing alcohol and then boiling hot water.

Link: http://www.menshealth.com/health/toothbrush-sanitizer-kills-fecal-bacteria

You Can Be “Buried” In Space-Russia is launching an out of this world way to preserve the dead.

It's set to blast frozen dead people into space after they're cryogenically preserved. Now we hear that the Russian firm KrioRus has 54 people and 21 animals from all across the world within their labs.

Another 200 are signed-up for the service. The Russian firm says the aim is to preserve dead bodies immediately after someone passes, before launching them into the atmosphere.

Those who are signed up for the funeral space launch will be given a wrist device that will signal KrioRus once they've died. Then they get frozen and preserved.

Among the deceased….a pet chinchilla.Source: Mirror

Real-Life Clowns Complain 'IT' Movie Is Bad For Business

The latest movie adaptation of Stephen King's scary-clown thriller It has found itself a group of unusual detractors -- professional clowns.

World Clown Association president Pam Moody said the film, out Sept. 8, is the latest hit to the clowning industry in recent years, following a rash of creepy clown sightings in the 2016 Halloween season and the appearance of a horror clown on TV series American Horror Story.

"Last year we were really blindsided," Moody told The Hollywood Reporter of last year's nationwide clown sightings. "We've since created a press kit to prepare clowns for the movie coming out."

That guide, titled "WCA Stand on Scary Clowns!!," tells WCA members that the "art of clown is something to be treasured and enjoyed" and that "just because someone wears a rubber Halloween mask, that does not make one a clown!"

The guide recommends "that young children not be exposed to horror movies" in the vein of It.

"It all started with the original It," Moody said, referring to the 1990 miniseries that starred Tim Curry as Pennywise the clown-like demon. "That introduced the concept of this character. It's a science-fiction character. It's not a clown and has nothing to do with pro clowning."

David Katzenberg, producer of the new film, told USA Today he heard some clowns were "furious" about the film, but he finds the controversy to be "somewhat absurd."

Link: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/08/31/Real-life-clowns-complain-It-movie-is-ba



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