Thursday November 22, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
A survey by SlickDeals found that the average American will spend $520 on Black Friday. (https://goo.gl/vKuffZ)
A Wallet Hub survey found that 6 in 10 Americans are better off financially this holiday season than they were a year ago. (https://goo.gl/12aJjq)
A survey by Wyndham Vacation Rentals found that people who live in big cities experience “Peak Stress” every eighteen days. (https://goo.gl/fRVke7)
Residents of Las Cruces, New Mexico set the world record for the largest serving of nachos, eating a 5,039 pound serving that was over 110 feet long. (https://goo.gl/P8r5iJ)
A 15-year-old boy lead Houston police on a high speed chase on his ATV and streamed the whole thing on Snapchat. (https://goo.gl/piq4cr)
Florida officials are trying to corral a group of herpes infected monkeys who’ve been breeding at Silver Spring State Park. (https://goo.gl/PtGSkL)
LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
1. A skillful and amusing teller of stories and anecdotes.
French, from Middle French, from raconter to tell, from Old French, from re- + aconter, acompter to tell, count. 1828
Used in a sentence:
“Dear old Dad likes to think of himself as quite the debonair raconteur… he’s not.”
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It's often said that thieves will take whatever they can get their hands on, but one burglary case in Huntington, West Virginia has truly left the victim and neighbors dumbfounded. On Saturday, Barry Hyder went to his daughter's wedding. One of the happiest moments of his life was followed by one of the most bizarre when he returned home. Hyder said his back door was “wide open” and “the place was ransacked.” Hyder says there'd been a leak in his bathroom, so he'd been planning to remodel it and install a brand-new commode, which was sitting in a box in his living room. The thief stole a TV, computer, and THE NEW TOILET. “How desperate are you that you steal a toilet of all things?” Hyder said. Neighbors are confused why a thief would stoop to this new low. “I don't understand why somebody would steal a toilet,” neighbor Ashley Holland said. “It's very sad for somebody to break into somebody's house to steal a toilet.” Hyder moved to Huntington last November and says this is the third time there's been a break-in at his home in less than a year. He says this toilet theft is the last straw, and he is making plans to move to Tennessee to be with relatives. (https://goo.gl/jN78Ea)
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida.