Text Messaging Turns 25!-A worldwide obsession has been around for a quarter century.
Text messaging is now 25 years old. The first text message was sent on December 3rd, 1992 when British engineer Neil Papworth to Richard Jarvis, an executive at British telecom Vodafone, was was attending his company's holiday party in Newbury, England.
an engineer typed Merry Christmas on a computer and sent it to a cell phone. He didn’t get a reply because phones didn’t have the capability to yet. Text messaging really took off after smartphones arrived. The idea for texting first merged in 1984.
Text messages in the U.S. increased from 12 and-a-half billion a month in 2006 to 45-billion a year later. This past June, more than 780-billion text messages were sailing around the country. Source: CNET
Scientists say your dog can tell if you're mad if they lick their chops
Researchers at the University of Lincoln in England and the University of Sao Paulo in Brazil have discovered that dogs are even more perceptive at telling your emotions than previously thought -- all thanks to a lick.
That is to say, a dog will lick its lips if it sees you scowling -- not because he or she is hungry.
The researchers exposed dogs to various stimuli, including cues that might spur their appetite, but the chop licking only occurred when the pooch was exposed to the picture of an angry face.“The findings indicate that this behavior is linked to the animals’ perception of negative emotions,” explains lead author Natalia Albuquerque in a news release.
Only domesticated dogs do this, the researchers say, meaning they craftily have discovered when we're in a bad mood and react accordingly.
The New Netflix Movie Everyone Is Talking About
If you’ve been looking for the perfect holiday movie to fill your cold nights, look no further than Netflix. While we all love a good “Lifetime” original during the holiday season, there may be reason to turn your attention to Netflix for this year’s Christmas classic. Netflix recently debuted the new Christmas movie, “A Christmas Prince.” The flick quickly began trending after its release.
The move couldn’t have come at a more perfect time following the engagement of Prince Harry to Meghan Markle. The movie is about a young journalist who goes abroad and writes the story of a prince who she then falls in love with. Head on over to Netflix ASAP so you can get a whiff of this beautiful holiday romance.
It’ll have you wishing for mistletoe!!
Today is Santa’s List Day
December 4th is Santa’s List Day! Have you been naughty this year, or have you been nice? Today, Santa is separating the good from the bad so he knows who to give a shiny new tablet and who to give a giant lump of coal! You don’t want a bad reputation up at the North Pole, do you?
Luckily for all you naughty people, we have it on good authority that Santa can add you to his “Nice” list if you do good deeds up until Christmas. Everyone will benefit from a little kindness and generosity this holiday season!
Adding extra guacamole could boost online daters' popularity
For those who love guacamole, it might not hurt to mention it in their dating profiles. One site says the avocado dip could boost a would-be dater's chances of being noticed.
Zoosk, an online dating site, said it recently looked at data from profiles and messages between users to examine the effects of different food-related phrases.
After analyzing more than 3.7 million dating profiles and almost 365 million first messages, the findings showed that guacamole was the most popular food to mention in an online profile.
In fact, Zoosk found there was a 144 percent increase in inbound messages to profiles that mentioned the creamy green stuff.
It may cost extra on the side in real life, but it looks like guacamole could pay off when looking for a date online.
Home Security Cam Catches Delivery Driver Pooping In Driveway
Nemy Bautista of Sacramento was convinced his neighbor's dog was to blame for a gigantic grossness in his driveway. After checking his home security camera, he saw the real culprit was an Amazon driver.
The delivery service driver, who was contracted by Amazon (aka not an "official" driver), relieved himself behind the door of a Uhaul van before driving away.
Bautista notified the company, who quickly sent a delivery service supervisor to his home to personally apologize. The best part? He brought an Amazon gift card for the man's troubles.
An Amazon representative says the crappy driver has been fired.