How Much Do You Tip? — Survey of the Day
The rules of tipping in restaurants vary among nations and culture. In the United States, 15 percent is considered customary for average service. However, a new ’60 Minutes’/Vanity Fair Poll 990 American adults has found that a good chunk of diners typically give more or less than that percentage.
Does US Olympic Success Make You Proud to Be an American? — Survey of the Day
The Olympic creed begins “The most important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win but to take part.”
Ultimate Belly Flop Compilation Brings the Pain Over and Over [VIDEO]
They are two types of belly flops — The first comes courtesy of a daredevil with a masochistic streak who deliberately falls into the water gut first. The second happens when somebody just isn’t very good at diving into a pool.
eBay Reunites a Man With His Long-Lost Stolen Car of 42 Years
It was 1970 when a thief stole Robert Russell’s 1967 Austin Healey from in front of his Philadelphia home. Even as the decades came and went, Russell never gave up hope of getting back his cherished vehicle. Then, after a recent bout of insomnia, Russell took to eBay and started searching for the sports car.
Hundreds of Students Defend Military Funeral Against the Westboro Baptist Church
When the Westboro Baptist Church announced their intention to target the funeral of Texas A&M alum Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, his fellow Aggies didn’t take it sitting down. In fact, with a little help of Facebook, more than 500 students at Texas A&M showed up at the burial in College Park, Texas.
Woman Tries to Sell ‘Slightly Used’ Soul On eBay for the Low Price of $2,000
The sale of body parts is strictly forbidden on eBay. Souls, however, are apparently perfectly fine to put up for auction. We know this because eBay user Lori N is currently offering hers up on the auction site for the starting price of $2,000.
Trail of Potato Chips Leads Cops To Thief
One of the things the internet has taught us is that there are a whole lot of dumb criminals out there. Add 21-year-old Benjamin Sickles to the list.
Resourceful Baseball Fan Makes Epic Foul Ball Catch Using Tub of Popcorn
You know that Taco Bell commercial showing the guy catching a foul baseball with his left hand while eating a nacho-filled taco with his right? The motto is, “if you can eat your nachos with one hand, you can be a hero with the other.” Well, this motto works a little bit better with a bucket of popcorn.
And the 2012 World’s Ugliest Dog Is… Mugly!
An 8-year-old hairless Chinese Crested named Mugly has been crowned the World’s Ugliest Dog for the second time in his career.
Scientists Have Discovered the Healthiest Meal You Can Possibly Eat
Food manufacturers and supermarkets like to advertise that their meals are healthy. But there can be only one “healthiest” meal, and British scientists have looked through 4,000 health claims in an effort to determine what that would be.
Student Caught With 35-Foot Long Cheat Sheet
Anyone who’s been faced with a difficult test has at least been tempted to scribble some notes on their hand, or maybe try to stuff a small answer key under their watch. But a high school student in Kazakhstan (yup, that Kazakhstan) took the cheat sheet concept to what should be its ridiculous conclusion when he was caught with 35-feet of crib sheet during a university entrance exam.
Who Do You Want to Write a New National Anthem? — Survey of the Day
Francis Scott Key, who was a lawyer and an amateur poet, wrote the lyrics to ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ in 1814. While nobody is suggesting our national anthem should be replaced, if it was it would probably be done by more of a singer-songwriter type. But which one?