Hannah's Headlines- 10/31/2017

Guy Wins The Lotto, Buys A Snack

What would you do if you won the lotto? For the Australian construction worker who landed a $2.3-million jackpot, he stopped to get a sausage roll. 

“I bet that’s a first – Lotto winner buys sausage roll,” the unnamed man says. “I haven’t caught a wink of sleep so I’ll probably add a coffee to the order too." 

The winner, who's in his 30s, says after finding out they won, he and his wife went to work as usual. He adds that his wife is still in disbelief and hasn't made any requests. Realistically, they'll probably use the money to pay off their mortgage. 

Source: LotteryWest

Prepare Yourselves, A Wine Shortage Is Coming

Thanks to the weather, our favorite wine could get a little more expensive and harder to find. In Europe this year they’ve had to deal with frost, hail, and severe drought, leading to what some are calling one of the smallest harvests since World War II!

Major wine-producing countries like Spain, Italy, and France make half of the world’s wine and because of damaged grapes, they’re predicted to yield historic lows in 2017. The Organization of Vine and Wine estimates Europe’s overall wine production could drop 14%. And Italy, the largest wine producer in the world seems to have had it worst, their volume is expected to be down 21%!

And when you factor in the wildfires that burned through California’s wine region last month, it doesn’t look like a good year for wine lovers. There could wine shortages and price hikes, so better stock up now, just in case.

Source: New York Post

Anyone Can Get A Free Taco Bell Taco On November 1

If you're not a fan of the Los Angels Dodgers or the Houston Astros (or baseball in general), you might not have been paying much attention to game two of the series, which went into extra innings. The Astros won, which is notable for fans, but the true legacy of the game may be a more simple act during the 11th inning: a stolen base.

That was when Houston outfielder Cameron Maybin stole second base. A fairly common practice in the sport, but, this time, with delicious implications. That's because he (perhaps unknowingly) became America's new "Taco Hero," earning us all one free Doritos Locos taco in the process.

The promotion is part of Taco Bell's "Steal A Base, Steal A Taco" campaign. It's the sixth time the Tex-Mex chain has run the campaign, and Maybin is our nation's sixth baseball player to carry the title. The rules are simple: The base must be stolen during game one or two of the series, and everyone gets one free Doritos Locos taco on November 1. You have to stop by a participating location from 2-6 p.m. on Wednesday to enjoy it, but there is no purchase necessary.

After the game, Maybin tweeted his own excitement at becoming a Taco Hero.


Stealing Food From Your S.O.’s Plate Is A Good Sign

If you’re one of those people who likes to try whatever your sweetie is eating, we’ve got some great news for you. It turns out stealing food from your significant other’s plate is a sign of affection, according to new research. So snagging fries from your boo is a sign your relationship is going well!

A study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Biological Sciences looked at the way chimpanzees behave and how they share food. Researchers found that the act of sharing food releases oxytocin - the so-called “love hormone” - which promotes bonding and cooperation.

“Long-lasting cooperative relationships have also been referred to as strong social bonds, which are characterized by high rates of cooperative behaviors, such as grooming or food sharing,” researchers explain.

So the next time your bae swats your hand away as you’re reaching for a chip and guac from his plate, remind him you’re only strengthening your relationship by sharing food with them. Science says it’s helpful, so who are you to argue?

Source: Cosmopolitan UK



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