One of the great, pointless debates of modern life is the right way to hang a roll of toilet paper. Do you go with the “over” style, where the paper hangs to the front, or “under,” where the paper hangs to the back?
Well, believe it or not, a therapist ran a study on 2,000 people to see if the way you hang toilet paper is a window into your personality . . . and she actually DID find one connection.
People who put a toilet paper roll in the “over” style are more DOMINANT. People who hang the roll “under” style are more submissive.
She also found that the “over” people are SO dominant, sometimes they actually switch the paper at other people’s houses if it’s “under” style.
For what it’s worth, last year, someone actually dug up the original toilet paper roll patent from 1891 and found that in the drawings, the roll is in the “over” style.
(Here’s the patent drawing for toilet paper.)
If you were ever going to buy a lottery ticket, this might just be the day to do it.
The Powerball drawing tomorrow night is going to have a jackpot of around $700 MILLION . . . possibly even more. And that’s the biggest lottery jackpot in HISTORY. The previous record was $656 million in 2012.
If you win and take the lump sum, you’ll get about $428.4 million. Assuming about half of that goes to taxes, you’re winding up with $214 million. Not too bad.
Your odds of winning the jackpot are one in 292.2 million. So I’m saying there’s a chance . . .
Powerball tickets are available in 44 states . . . everywhere but Alaska, Hawaii, Nevada, Utah, Alabama, and Mississippi. They cost $2, and the drawing is at 10:59 p.m. Eastern tomorrow.
Police Use an 11-Year-Old’s Drawing to Catch a Criminal
There was a string of burglaries recently in Stratford, Connecticut. One of them was at 11-year-old Rebecca DePietro’s house . . . and she got a quick look at the guy.
So when the cops asked her to describe him, she drew a picture. But we’re going to be harsh here . . . Rebecca is NOT a good artist. It was basically a lousy kid’s drawing of a guy with some scraggly facial hair.
But it was a lead. And when the cops compared it to one of their suspects last week, they felt like he looked close enough to the drawing that he was worth investigating.
He’s 32-year-old Pedro Bruno. And it turns out he WAS the burglar . . . because he confessed to everything.
The Stratford police chief says, quote, “For us to take that sketch and match it up, it was remarkable. Maybe she’s part of our next generation of detectives.” So they honored Rebecca in a ceremony on Thursday.
(NBC 30 – New Britain)