Bronze Medalists Are Actually Happier Than Silver Winners
Winning a gold medal is the ultimate goal for Olympic athletes, but not everyone can be first. And while you’d think a person would be happier taking home a silver medal as opposed to a bronze, it turns out that may not necessarily be true.
According to a study, bronze medalists may actually be happier than those who come in second place. It seems based on facial expressions right after learning where they placed, bronze medalists scored a 7.1 average out of ten, while silver winners only got a 4.8. And bronze medalists are even happier on the podium, with their facial expression scoring a 5.7 compared to the silver’s 4.3.
So, why exactly would someone who came in third be happier than someone in second? Psychologists say it all has to do with expectations. Silver medalists are likely to be less happy because they are thinking about what could have been, focusing on “I almost,” while bronze medalists tend to think that they could have gotten nothing, so they're happier because they are thinking “At least I.”
But that’s not all. Silver medalists are also too busy comparing themselves to the gold winners than being happy, while bronze winners are only comparing themselves to themselves.
Source: NBC News
Avocado Proposals Are A Thing
Some folks do it somewhere quiet and private, others do it on the jumbotron at a sporting event, and now some people are even using an avocado to pop the question. Yes, that’s right, avocado proposals are a thing and we shouldn’t be surprised because it was only a matter of time.
The trend caught on when food stylist Colleen Dike posted a photo to her Instagram showing a perfectly halved avocado holding a diamond ring inside, taking the place of a fancy box. She captioned it, “Tag someone who should propose like this,” and the Internet ran with it.
Of course, this wasn’t the first time someone used the beloved produce to propose. Other clever fiancés have thought of it, too. And one upside to this trend is that there’s less chance of the recipient accidentally drinking the ring without knowing it, as sometimes happens with the old engagement ring in a glass of champagne trick. Plus, when after she says “yes!” you still get to enjoy that hollowed-out avocado. Bonus!
Woman Uses Large Billboard to Contact Man Who Got Her Pregnant Then Blocked Her on Facebook
A woman from San Luis Potosí, Mexico came up with an ingenious way of notifying the man who allegedly got her pregnant and then cut off all contact, even blocking her on Facebook, that her pregnancy test came out positive.
Photos of a bizarre advertising billboard on top of a building between Mariano Jiménez Street and Salvador Nava Avenue, in San Luis Polosi, have been doing the rounds on social media over the last couple of weeks. It features the photo of a man in a cowboy hat, along with his full name and a very personal message from the woman who rented it – she’s pregnant and this was apparently the only way to let him know, as he had blocked both her phone number and her Facebook account.
The large billboard reads: “Wanted! Carlos Orozco, the pregnancy test came out positive, I am pregnant”. She then mentions that “he blocked me on Facebook, and won’t take my calls”, and signs off with “Your friend (as you used to introduce me)”.
The billboard went viral on social media a couple of weeks ago, getting shared thousands of times on both Facebook and Twitter, and getting coverage on various Latino news sites. Most people found the billboard hilarious, but not everyone is laughing.
It’s not clear if the stunt was successful and the anonymous woman was finally able to get in touch with Carlos Orozco, but it was a nice try.
Belly Button Plastic Surgeries Are Trending
These days, there’s a plastic surgery procedure for practically any part of your body you’ve ever thought about touching up. And one of the latest areas of attention? The belly button.
Those seeking a new and improved navel are going under the knife for “umbilicoplasty” - the broad term to describe altering your belly button in any way. Some seek a repair, like after pregnancy or a piercing, others want to turn their “outtie” into an “innie” and others just want to change the way their belly button looks. These are the most common belly button plastic surgeries today.
Umbilicoplasty - This one changes the size and shape of your navel. So they can make it larger, or smaller, which is what a lot of new moms want after their pregnancy or former belly-button ring wearers request after the piercing leaves them with a skin “hangover.” But the price for that pretty new navel will run you between $2,500 and $5,000.
Umbilical hernia repair - It can turn an “outtie” into an “innie” for aesthetics, and it can also alleviate the pain that occurs in rare cases of these hernias. But if there is a medical motivation behind it, insurance will often cover it, unlike a strictly cosmetic procedure.
Tummy Tuck - Navel procedures get tossed in with tummy tucks because they can go hand-in-hand. In a tummy tuck, surgeons get rid of extra skin and help bring abdominal muscles back together. It’s a major surgery, so there’s a lot of downtime and a big bill, expect to spend from $10,000 to $15,000 for that trim tummy.
How Much Would You Want To Get Paid To Hang Out With Flamingos All Day?
A new resort in the Bahamas is accepting applications for the role of CFO — Chief Flamingo Officer, that is. This unusual job at Baha Mar in Nassau entails living on site at the 1,000-acre resort and taking care of the resident flock of flamingos, the country’s national bird, which will arrive at the resort this spring. The CFO must also have a degree in Zoology or related field as well as knowledge and previous experience caring for exotic animals. The selected candidate will work alongside Baha Mar’s Chief Scientist as part of a team dedicated to wildlife and conservation efforts. They’ll also educate guests on the resort’s commitment to protect, preserve and celebrate the islands’ wildlife.
- What animal or mammal would you like to hang out with all day?