Tuesday November 27, 2018
BRAIN ON DRUGS:
Nearly 1 in 3 Americans (31%) say they've personally experienced package theft
35% have sent packages to a non-home address to avoid theft
53% say they've changed plans to make sure they're home for a delivery
An analysis of the rate of Amazon delivery theft in 50 major US cities
Archaeologists in Pompeii, Italy have uncovered an erotic painting buried beneath the ashes. The painting is over 2,000 years old. (https://goo.gl/Cgogcs)
A video has gone viral of a camel that got stranded in the snow on a Pennsylvania Highway after the truck it was in broke down on the way to a college. (https://goo.gl/f7N72M)
Apple has cut production orders for all three iPhones that were unveiled in September. (https://goo.gl/vtXkzg)
The Rolling Stones announced that they are going on a U.S. Stadium Tour in 2019. It’s their first U.S. tour since 2015. (https://goo.gl/V7HY9o)
Tickets for the Rolling Stones stadium tour will go on sale this Friday. They’re calling it “The No Filter Tour” (https://goo.gl/eUVznx)
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LINK TO TODAY'S WORD
-To celebrate boisterously.
-To celebrate with extravagant public demonstrations.
-To celebrate with boisterous rejoicing and hilarious behavior.
-To celebrate uproariously, rejoice extravagantly, especially on an occasion of national celebration. (In later use usually with pejorative connotations.)
Back-formation from Mafeking Night, English celebration of the lifting of the siege of the town of Mafeking. Earliest documented use: 1900.
Used in a sentence:
“Now stop it with all that mafficking about and come inside before I’m forced to call the local constabulary; you know they’ll keep you in the bridewell for a fortnight if you’re not more judicious with your callithumpery!”
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Two daycare workers in Missouri are facing felony charges after an outraged mom shared shocking footage of them running an alleged “fight club” with children as young as 3. 28-year-old Mickala Guliford and 22-year-old Tena Dailey were charged Saturday with endangering the welfare of a child — two years after the alleged incident took place. Both are due to appear in court on Dec. 3rd. The charges were filed just a few weeks after Nicole Merseal shared a video of brawling that involved her 4-year-old son. Merseal sued Adventure Learning Center in St. Louis over the December 2016 incident, claiming Guliford and Dailey egged on the fights. Both teachers were arrested and lost their jobs, but neither of them faced charges until Merseal spoke out publicly in the last few weeks. Just a week ago, a spokeswoman for St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner’s office told the AP that charges would not be filed due to “insufficient evidence.” But on Monday, the spokesperson said they were able to obtain the additional evidence needed to charge the teachers. (https://goo.gl/ktm57m)
Is this story "Fake News" or something that actually happened in Florida.