It’s good to see everyone’s got their priorities in order.
A new survey asked people what important events they’d skip if their favorite NFL team was in the Super Bowl and they had a chance to be there live. Here are the results . . .
- 23% would skip a vacation.
- 21% would bail on important work.
- 20% would skip a close friend or family member’s wedding.
- 19% would skip a close friend or family member’s FUNERAL.
- And 15% would miss the birth of their child.
The website QuickSurveys.com does a poll each year to find out how “naughty” and “nice” we’ve been. It covers everything from dating habits to politics.
Most of the “nice” things they asked about are kind of boring though: 28% of us donated our time . . . 31% donated money . . . 60% did at least one random act of kindness . . . and 50% CLAIM they never lashed out at anyone over the election.
Here are six “naughty” things we did that are a little more interesting . . .
1. 17% of people unfriended someone on Facebook over the election . . . and 16% lied about voting when they actually didn’t vote at all.
2. A third of people in relationships looked through the other person’s phone or Internet history . . . and 15% of single people flaked on a first date.
3. 26% of people found something that didn’t belong to them, and kept it. And 17% found a wallet, purse, or bag and DID return it, but stole something out of it first.
4. 59% of us pretended to be sick to get out of something we didn’t want to do.
5. 20% of people admitted to gossiping about a close friend.
6. And 12% lied on their résumé, or in a job interview.
If you already bought your family’s Christmas presents and you’re hiding them under the bed because no one will ever look for them there . . . yeah, they’ve already been found.
A new survey asked people for the BEST places to hide presents so their kids and their significant other can’t find them.
Here are the five ideas that got the most votes . . .
- At a friend’s house.
- In suitcases.
- The back of the top shelf of your closet.
- The back of the top shelf of your kitchen cupboard.
- Deep in the tool shed.
It’s not exactly breaking news to say that men today aren’t as MANLY as their fathers and grandfathers. But how about some stats to prove it anyway?
A new survey asked guys in their 20s and 60s about different “manly” skills. And here are the ones that are going extinct . . .
1. Shining your shoes. Older men are 38% more likely to know how to do that.
2. Fixing a leaky faucet, 35%.
3. Changing the oil in your car, 19%.
4. Changing a diaper, 18%.
5. Filleting a fish, 15%.
6. Growing and maintaining a nice beard, 12%.
7. Throwing or hitting a curveball, 6%.
There ARE two skills where younger men had an edge. Young guys are 11% more likely to know how to cut their own hair . . . and 2% more likely to be able to make fire without matches. That surprises me. Did anyone tell them lighters don’t count?
CBS News Graphic: The hardest piece of advice to live by | http://www.cbsnews.com/news/60-minutes-vanity-fair-poll-advice/
If you could travel back in time, and somehow NOT destroy the present and cause the rise of the machines, what would you tell yourself as a teenager?
A new survey asked people what ONE piece of advice they wish they could go back and give to themselves as a teenager. And it had to be vague life advice, not like, “Invent Google.” Here are the top 10 . . .
- Get a better education, 16%.
- Be bolder and stronger reaching for your goals, 11%.
- Plan better for the future, 9%.
- Relationship advice, 7%.
- Slow down, and take it easy, 6%.
- Live life to the fullest, 5%.
- Be true to yourself, 5%.
- Don’t do dumb things, 4%.
- Don’t drink, smoke, take drugs, or party, 4%.
- Listen to your parents and respect your elders, 3%.
And 1% of people say their life has been perfect, no advice necessary.