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Which are the best years of your life? The years when you’re in your 30s, according to a poll of seniors, with the 20s a close second (by a margin of 30-25%). That’s according to a survey of 2,000 Americans 65 and older. Conducted by OnePoll, the survey also found that if they had the chance to redo one major decision, 20% said they would have saved more money, and 14% would have invested earlier. The good news? 36% said that regardless of the past, they’re happy with their life as it is, and 36% also said that the errors they made in the past benefitted them by teaching valuable life lessons. When asked what advice they would give to their own selves in their 20s, people said they would “accept challenges,” “follow your intuition” and “don’t be afraid to seize life.”
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film crew hunting for World War II artifacts lost at sea stumbled on
something else — a 20-foot-long piece of debris from the Space
Shuttle Challenger, which was destroyed shortly after takeoff in
1986, killing all 7 crew members aboard. The History Channel and NASA
have revealed that the Challenger segment was discovered off
Florida’s east coast during the filming of a new series called “The
Bermuda Triangle: Into Cursed Waters.” The series will premiere
this month on the History Channel.
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Tim Allen isn’t ruling out a “Home Improvement” fixer-upper. Speaking ahead of the Nov. 16 premiere of “The Santa Clauses” miniseries, Allen revealed we may not have seen the last of his beloved ’90s sitcom — though he believes Tim Taylor’s storyline may be done. He said: “The crew and cast…we’ve always said that we wanted to do it as a short film for charity…and it was a matter of scheduling.” But he noted that, in a way, Tim Taylor has already continued on television—in “Last Man Standing’s” Mike Baxter, Allen’s follow-up sitcom that ran from 2011-21. In Allen’s opinion, Tim Taylor kind of grew into Mike Baxter, as an actor and as a man.”
Marvel’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” is proving to be the box office drought-buster that movie theaters hoped for, earning an excellent $84 million opening day — including $28 million in previews — and was in line, at last check, to meet projections of a $175 million domestic opening weekend ($300 million worldwide). That means the Black Panther sequel is set for the second highest opening weekend of 2022. Depending on final tallies for Saturday and Sunday, the film could get closer to the $187 million domestic opening posted by “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” back in May.
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” may have hit theaters around the world on Friday, but its fate in China is yet to be determined. Reportedly, the likelihood that Marvel Studio’s latest superhero installment will be shown in Chinese cinemas is slim – and the leading theory as to why is the inclusion of openly gay characters. Wakanda Forever reveals Dora Milaje members ‘Ayo’ (Florence Kasumba) and ‘Aneka’ (Michaela Coel) are a couple. The 2 are also together in Marvel’s 2016 “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” comic. Disney, the owner of Marvel Studios, did not immediately respond for comment.
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TRUTH OR LIE
• Three Washington streakers had their car stolen as they ran naked through a Denny’s restaurant in Washington on a frigid January morning. [TRUE]
• Duck quacks don’t echo. [LIE. This story might have derived from the fact that they usually quack from a low-lying duck pond, in a flat landscape, where there’s nothing for the sound waves to echo against.]
• Cobras can by hypnotized by a snake charmer’s music. [LIE]
• The premiere game of the ill-fated X-treme Football League in 2001 was the least-watched event in the history of US prime-time network programming. [LIE. The game on Week 7 was.]
• A California man caught speeding by photo radar sent a picture of money to pay for the fine. [TRUE]
• Tupac Shakur hinted that he might fake his own death to escape the limelight. [TRUE]
• Elephants are afraid of mice [LIE. But they can be startled by them.]
• The tomato is a fruit. [TRUE]
• Toilet flushes spin a different direction in the opposite hemisphere [LIE. Both directions can be found in both hemispheres.]
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Before acting, Tom Cruise wanted to be a Catholic priest.
Bookworms are actual insects that bore holes in books.
The letter combination “o-u-g-h” can be pronounced in 8 different ways.
You can buy horseradish ice cream in Tokyo.
Using your car’s brakes generates enough heat to warm your house.
3 inches of ice can support one person. 4 inches can support a group of people, single file. 36 inches (91cm) can support a weight of 110 tons (100,000 kg).
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Undertaker Isabelle Plumereau cycled around Paris recently, powering a bicycle hearse that she hopes will soon bring a new “green” way of conducting funerals to the French capital. Quieter, environmentally conscious burials are a growing trend, and she says transporting the coffin with a specially designed cargo bike can confer a more down to earth pace to a funeral. While bicycle hearses already exist in a few other countries, hers is a first in France. She says it makes sense because “Everyone walks at the same pace (behind a bicycle hearse) and we hear each other, we hear the sounds of nature around us”, making it “the best way to console yourself.” She says she has government approval to use the bicycle hearse, and is just waiting for the green light from her insurer.
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WORLD’S BEST CITIES, 2023:
According to a ranking of 24 factors, by Resonance Consultancy, which specializes in tourism and real estate (Cities with a population of 1 million-plus)…
1. London, UK
2. Paris, France
3. New York, USA
4. Tokyo, Japan
5. Dubai, UAE
6. Barcelona, Spain
7. Rome, Italy
8. Madrid, Spain
10. Amsterdam, Netherlands
(Kyiv, Ukraine was named the 2023 honorary best city of the world, as a “beacon of courage and resilience” in the face of daily tragedy.)
Top Canadian cities:
Top US cities (following #3 New York):
12. Los Angeles
14. San Francisco
21. Las Vegas
one would you most like to visit?)
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Anyone can be confident with a full head of hair. But a confident bald man – there’s your diamond in the rough. - Larry David
I wasn’t a golfer, I would still be miserable – but not as
miserable. - Larry David
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A woman’s bad luck has definitely turned after she won £300,000 (US $342,154) in the lottery. Karen Parkin of London began playing scratch cards after witnessing a woman win £50,000 (US $57,000). She’s had a rough few years as she was forced to give up her job due to arthritis of the spine. That resulted in a serious cash flow problem, and the feeling that “If something bad is going to happen someone then it’s always me.” But on October 18, while standing in a store lineup, she remembered the lucky scratch card winner and decided to buy 2 Cosmic Cash tickets. When she got home, one of the scratch cards revealed that she had won the top prize. The 51-year-old says she didn’t get a ‘wink of sleep’ that night, and it didn’t take long for her to splurge on a new campervan. She also plans to treat her mum to a trip to Cairo and the Maldives.