This could seriously change your commute this morning . . . and for the rest of your life. So listen up.
Whenever you have to merge, you know those jerks who drive past everyone else, and wait until the VERY LAST SECOND to merge? Like in a construction zone? It turns out they’re actually doing it the RIGHT way. And everyone else is wrong.
It’s called the “zipper merge” method. Because if everyone does it, the two lanes look like a zipper coming together.
The Department of Transportation in Kansas started promoting it recently, and officials in Colorado have been trying to get people to do it for over a decade.
But it hasn’t caught on, because people think it makes more sense to merge as soon as possible. Or they don’t want people to hate them for skipping the line.
But studies show that if everyone waited until they were closer to the merge point, traffic would move 35% faster. And it’s safer, so there wouldn’t be as many accidents.
Just to be clear, we’re not talking about people who drive on the SHOULDER to skip traffic or get to an exit. Feel free to keep hating them as much as you want.
Silly video explaining how it works.
We know the main excuses for not going to the gym. You’re too tired, too busy, or too comfortable on the couch. But you can be more creative than THAT, right?
A new survey asked people for the most ridiculous excuse they’d ever used to get out of working out. Here are the five best . . .
- “I couldn’t go to the gym because my psychic said I was going to get a call from an old flame.”
- “I just did an eating contest and I can’t move.”
- “I slipped a disc putting on running socks.”
- “I couldn’t find a parking space at the gym so I didn’t go in.”
- “I was about to go, but my roommate had a coupon for 50% off at Dominos.”
This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world – after being handed in by a FISHERMAN. See SWNS story SWPEARL; The man, who has not been identified, found the priceless 34kg gem ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines. He didn’t know the potential eye-watering value and kept it as a ‘good luck charm’ in his rundown wooden home. But a fire at the property earlier this year forced him to have a clear out and move house.
A fisherman from a city called Puerto Princesa in the Philippines was working 10 years ago when he spotted a huge pearl inside of a giant clam. He took it home to his little wooden shack and put it under his bed for good luck.
And he’s kept it there for the past 10 years. But there was a FIRE at his place earlier this year, and when he had to move, he decided maybe he should see if it was worth anything. And . . . um . . . yeah, it was.
The pearl is 77 pounds. It’s 26 inches long and 12 inches wide. Both of those measurements make it the biggest pearl in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD by a massive margin.
And it’s worth approximately $100 MILLION. (How many of his neighbors are going, “Man, we really should’ve robbed THAT guy” right now?)
The current world record for the biggest pearl is the Pearl of Allah, which was also found off the coast of the Philippines. It’s “only” 14 pounds and it’s less than 10 inches long.
The new pearl is being authenticated now.
DONALD TRUMP solidified his lead in the Republican primary on Super Tuesday. And that caused MILEY CYRUS to have a meltdown on social media.
She posted a screenshot of his delegate lead on Instagram, and said, quote, “Gonna vomit, and move out of the country. Ain’t a party in the U.S.A. anymore.”
That’s kinda funny, but then she posted another shot where she’s CRYING, next to a photo of a female Trump supporter who’s holding up a mountain lion she killed.
Quote, “That’s a tear rolling down my cheek dripping off the end of my nose. This makes me so unbelievably scared and sad. Not only for our country but for animals that I love . . . my heart is broken into 100,000 pieces.”
Then she went after Trump, quote, “You are not God no matter how much you THINK you are! . . . He thinks he’s the [effing] Chosen One or some [crap]! We’re all just [effing] jam between his rich-a** toes!”
“I’m moving if this is my president! I don’t say things I don’t mean!”
From Miley’s other posts, it seems like she’s a BERNIE SANDERS supporter.
We live in an era where people aren’t just celebrated for looking, acting, and being different . . . everyone’s so hardcore about embracing uniqueness that if you publicly criticize someone, the Internet BERATES you.
And that mentality has made the transition to dating too. A new study found the key to being attractive in dating today is . . . being WEIRD.
The researchers found that people who had their own sense of style, unique personalities, or offbeat careers or hobbies had MORE dating success than people who stuck to more traditional life choices . . . or who tried to hide their quirks.
They say your best move in online dating is to demonstrate your unique personality. And when you actually go out with someone, make sure you don’t hold back or try to act “normal.”
Key to Being Attractive