Hannah's Headlines - 4/24/2019

NATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE PROFESSIONALS DAY – NATIONAL PIGS-IN-A-BLANKET DAY

Coke Coffee Is On The Way -If you’ve ever wondered how coffee and cola would taste together, you’re about to find out.

Coca-Cola says it will offer a blend of the two called Coke Coffee in 25 markets by the end of this year. They say the product has less sugar than a can of Coke, and less caffeine than a cup of coffee. It will be marketed as a pick-me-up drink perfect for a mid-afternoon energy slump at work, CEOJames Quinceytold analysts in a conference call.

It’s already available in three countries, but it varies in each nation with some versions having sugar and some without.

Source:Fox Business

Report: 10% Of Americans Do Not Use The Internet

These days most of us couldn’t imagine going a day without the Internet, but believe it or not there are people in this countrywho never check the web at all, and apparently, they’re surviving!

A new Pew Research poll finds that 10% of Americans do not use the Internet, a number which has been the same for about the past four years. It is, however, a drastic decrease from when the center first started polling about Internet usage in 2000, when 48% of people said they weren’t online.

So, who are these folks that survive without the Internet?Well, according to the survey:

  • They are more likely to be 65 and older, although more older folks are using the Internet. In fact, while 27% of those 65 and older don’t go online, that’s a 7% decrease from 2018.
  • 29% of those not go on the Internet have less than a high school education, but the percentage decreases as education levels increase.
  • Those earning less than $30k are also more likely to not use the Internet, with 18% of them not online, as compared to 2% of more affluent adults.
  • Those living in rural America are also more likely to not use the Internet, as compared to those in urban an suburban areas.

Source:Pew Research

Weird Rules People Had To Follow When They Were Kids

Growing up we all had to follow certain rules set by our parents, like what time to go to bed, what chores need to be done, no TV before homework, etc. While those seem totally reasonable, it seems a bunch of parents had rules that were a bit out there, and now folks are sharing.

A Reddit user recently posed the question, “What's the weirdest rule you had in your home growing up?,” and plenty of people chimed in. As you can imagine, lots of the responses were completely bizarre, and will likely leave you scratching your head.

Weird rules people had growing up include:

  • "Salt was for guests only. The actual use of spices was VERY looked down on in my house and was seen as a huge insult to my mom and dad, even though they were absolutely horrid cooks."
  • "I couldn’t recline or lay my body down AT ALL if my boyfriend was over. My mom thought that me laying down would give them 'thoughts,' so I couldn’t do it. Once I put my feet up on the couch while my FIANCÉ was over and my mom got pissed because she thought I was 'trying to turn him on.'"
  • "My grandmother said not to poop during a lightning storm because 'a bolt of lightning might strike the pipe and electrocute me.'"
  • "I wasn't allowed to put sugar in my tea because my mum told me that 'when you go to prison they don't let you have sugar, so it will makes prison that much harder.' 1: Thanks for having so much faith in me mum. 2: I'm pretty sure you are allowed sugar for your tea in prison."
  • "My parents acted like referring to them as 'he' or 'she”' while they were in the room was the equivalent of saying 'f--- you,' so referring to my parents with pronouns was, effectively, not allowed."
  • "We were not allowed to use the front door. Ever. There was a metal screen on it with a deadbolt that needed a key for either side. My step-dad kept the key and even visitors had to go to the back through the side gate."
  • "I was never allowed to leave a drink in the car because, according to my mother, 'someone could poison it.' She's always been overly-paranoid about safety, but that rule is still my favorite."
  • "We couldn’t say the word 'fart.' Ever. It was up there with the f-word as far as bad words in my parent's world." 

Source:Buzzfeed

Woman Offered $10,000 To Break Up With Fiancé - And She Took It

Would you leave your husband-to-be for $10,000 (roughly £7,700)?

Not many of us could be bribed to break up with our significant other, but one woman has revealed that she did just that when faced with the choice.

The unnamed woman revealed all in a post on Reddit, describing how her fiancé's parents came to her and offered her a lot of money on the condition that she break off things with their son.

And it seems the woman had no problem accepting the cash and getting the hell out of there - but she had pretty good reason to do so.

They'd been together for over five years, but things weren't perfect

She begins by explaining that she met her partner in college and they dated for several years before he popped the question.

The woman knew his wealthy mum and dad didn't think she was good enough for their son, but she says it never bothered her as she "loved him and thought [they] could get through this".

However after they got engaged, she began to notice that he was changing, and becoming increasingly like his parents.

She said: "He became extremely controlling. He wanted to know where I was almost every moment of the day, at one point he even said after we are married he wants to schedule out my day so he knows where I am at all times. So when she was offered a bribe to break up with her fiancé, she took it.

Link:https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-news/woman-offered-7000-break-up-14445476

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