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If you think raising a kid is expensive — you’re right. A new survey finds the average parent spends $9,470 every year on each of their kids. The Northeast spends the most on their children, with Washington D.C. parents shelling out on average $17,921 a year on each child.
A 92-year-old woman in the UK sought help for an addiction. Booze? Nope. Cats? Nuh-uh. The great-grandmother told her doctor she’s addicted to… email. She told her doctor she’s so addicted she’ll sometimes check her inbox six times a day. Six. Yeah, get her into rehab.
Amazon’s Alexa is now being upgraded so it can control every device in your home. (https://goo.gl/Vv1kLw)
As Mother's Day approaches, you may want to think twice before serving mom breakfast in bed. According to a survey, 70 percent of moms would rather sleep or have uninterrupted time to themselves than get breakfast in bed on Mother's Day. The survey (commissioned by Dunkin' Donuts) also showed that nearly 80 percent of moms are torn equally between spending an extra hour with their children, or themselves.
A CNN Poll found that 57% of Americans think the country is headed in the right direction, which is the highest it’s been since 2007. (https://goo.gl/nwppMY)
A survey by the National Center for Environmental Information found that this past April was the coldest in 20 years across the country. (https://goo.gl/yqqWgb)
A massive brawl erupted at a charity corn hole tournament in Georgia. (https://goo.gl/DCbf8g)
The youngest pope was 11 years old.
Richard Versalle, a tenor performing at New York's Metropolitan Opera House, suffered a heart attack and fell 10 feet from a ladder to the stage just after singing the line, "You can only live so long."
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD - Grandiloquent Words
-An iron bar with sliding shackles, used to fasten prisoners' ankles.
“Horance knew he was in for an interesting evening when he espied the bilboes tucked into the corner of Marthynia’s armoire.”
FAKE NEWS OR FLORIDA:
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida. A Florida woman called 911 to get a beer.