It happens to all of us — you’re driving along in your car, probably heading to some big, important appointment and worried about making it on time when you hear that telltale ding. The gas light.
And of course you can’t stop, so you push through to your destination, but then you’ve got to worry about finding a gas station on the way back home before your car completely dies on you. (Man, wouldn’t life be so much easier if we all drove on e-highways?) Sure, most cars include the distance to empty on their fancy instrument panel, but it’s not always accurate — especially if you’re driving in stop-and-go traffic.
Luckily, there’s a new chart out from YourMechanic that has your back. The chart lists the distance-to-empty range for the top fifty selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2015, as well as the amount of fuel the tank has before the light actually goes on.
The post from YourMechanic also includes other helpful information for the vehicle-uninformed. Like, for example, the fact that it isn’t actually good to be driving around on empty. Running out of gas can damage your car’s catalytic converter, while driving on fumes can damage the fuel pump. Who knew? (Mechanics, probably.)
The chart itself might not be perfect, but it at least gives an idea of how far you can push your car if you’re truly in one of those emergency, can’t-get-gas-now situations. One thing is for certain: it’s probably better to rely on the chart’s estimates than to test your car’s actual limits and end up stranded on the side of the road. Because then you really won’t get where you’re going.
Two cops recently came up with a list of ways to get out of a ticket if you’re pulled over. And some we’d seen some before, like don’t argue, and know where your registration is. But here are a few you might not think about . . .
- Put your turn signal on as soon as possible, even if there’s nowhere to pull over. That way they know you’re at least trying to. But if they turn their lights AND their siren on, it means they think it’s a good place to stop, so pull over right away.
- Kiss up to them BEFORE they go to their car to run your info. That’s usually when they decide whether or not to give you a ticket. And once they write one, they can’t take it back. Writing a ticket and then ripping it up only happens in movies.
- Don’t be short with them, but don’t talk too much either. They might get suspicious if you give a one-word answer to every question. But they might just get annoying if you start rambling too much.
- Try to make them laugh. Which sounds a little risky, but apparently it works. We’re assuming a bad joke has the opposite effect though. So don’t force it.
- Mentioning that you know a cop DOES work sometimes. So if you can work it into the conversation, go for it. Or if you were in the military or someone in your family is, that might work too.
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A new survey by “Huffington Post” wanted people to get all deep and asked them: If you could say, in one word, what you want more of in life, what would that be? Somehow, “tacos” didn’t make the top 10.
Here are the actual top 10 things people want more of in their lives . . .
There was a discussion on Reddit where actual guys said what they want for Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’ll give you a few ideas. Or not. These are their actual words.
- “A couples’ deep tissue massage . . . about an hour in the steam room . . . ice cold beer . . . a medium-rare porterhouse, baked potato, mushroom, salad dinner . . . and relax to an action movie of my choice.”
- “I personally prefer experiences over material objects. Make me dinner, give me a gift certificate that says I can tie you up and have my way with you, or take me on a road trip.”
- “A Darth Vader onesie.”
- “Things that I’ll use. A nice wallet, sunglasses, Chapstick, a nice coffee cup.”
- “Something that gets me a little closer to my dreams or hobbies.”
- “The greatest gift is that my old lady and I don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day.”
- (CAREFUL!) “Enthusiastic oral sex.”
- “Kinky sex. Seriously, it may sound cheap or insincere but, as a man, there is nothing I want more than to have it my way on Valentine’s Day.”
- “Two tickets to see my favorite team play.”
- “A day with my girlfriend alone, no clocks, no cellphones, only her . . . and sex.”
Sure, your unconditional love of bacon might give you heart disease . . . but it could also help you find ACTUAL love.
Oscar Mayer released a DATING app yesterday.
It’s called Sizzl, and it only matches you up with other people obsessed with BACON.
Obviously it’s a marketing ploy, but it IS an actual app.
It matches you with people based on your bacon preferences, and a ton of people are already signed up.
When you build your profile, EVERY question is about bacon.
First it asks if you prefer pork or turkey bacon . . . which should actually be a question on EVERY dating site.
Because if you say turkey, you’re un-datable.
It also asks if you like thick cut . . . smoked . . . maplewood . . . or low sodium bacon.
Then you have to say whether you like it chewy, crispy, or burnt.
And the last question asks what you’d do if you were on a date, and there was one strip of bacon left . . . would you take it, let your date have it, or share it with them? Apparently they’re expecting people to go on a lot of breakfast dates.
You can download the app at FindBaconLove.com.
So far it’s only available for iPhone users.