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A mole can dig a tunnel that is 300 feet long in only one night.


Studies in Sarcasm

Most “studies” that surface in the news or on your Facebook feed should probably be taken with a grain of salt. There’s a chance there may be some validity to claims like “the oldest sibling is the smartest” or “people who drink gin are serial killers” or “people who consume wine live longer.”

But there is an even BETTER chance that these claims were reported over a single study and the reporters simply breezed over what researchers REALLY found out, because… well… it makes for better headlines. Nobody wants to be at a dinner party, talking about how they just read a study that tequila has tons of antioxidants, only to discuss all the caveats and variables of that study. Booooor-iiiiiiinnnnng.

Because I think most studies hold little weight, a general rule of thumb, I try not to perpetuate them. However, I am about to share with you this interesting study that came out of the University of Haifa (which I’m sure is a real place even though probably NOBODY knows where the hell Haifa is).

The study essentially concluded that people who are sarcastic are generally smarter than those who aren’t, and while that might sound like a somewhat subjective thing to measure, the team of researches had pretty strict criteria in place. Furthermore, their explanations of their findings sounded pretty legit.

Or maybe I would like to think it’s true because I’m the Sultan of Sarcasm, but that’s neither here nor there. Read the article here, and YOU be the judge. Is it legit?



Site-Seeing In The States

Traveling can be one of the most fun, rewarding, and educational things you can do for yourself. Save for maybe Indiana, and 80% of Kansas (just kidding… sort of), most states in this great country have some amazing sites, landmarks, architecture, and cuisine – each unique to that particular place.

Road trips are fun because they give you the opportunity to randomly stop in towns and peruse shops and restaurants and National Parks that you might normally not make a point to go see.

But we get that most people are on a time crunch (even on leisure trips) and can’t just stop in every town in every state. That would take FOREVER.

So, if you are trying to make plans you want to see on your traveling adventures, here are fifty hidden gems throughout America you may want to put on your bucket list.


Bodega Bathroom SNL

A customer (Pete Davidson) asks a bodega owner (John Mulaney) to use the bathroom, setting off a musical chain of events and revealing a secret.

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