10 Professions We Trust the Least Include Car Salesmen and Politicians

10 Professions We Trust the Least Include Car Salesmen and Politicians

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Car Salesman in 1955 | Flickr | Alden Jewell

We’ve got the results of a survey here that asked people what professions they trust the LEAST . . . and man, there are SO many options, I don’t know how they stopped at just the top 10. Here are the results . . .

  1. Car salesmen.
  2. People in advertising.
  3. Real estate agents.
  4. Insurance brokers.
  5. Union leaders.
  6. Wall Street workers.
  7. Local and state politicians.
  8. National politicians.
  9. TV journalists.
  10. Newspaper journalists.

So who DO we trust? People in medicine, apparently. The three professions we have the most faith in are nurses . . . doctors . . . and pharmacists.

(Daily Mail)

It’s National Coffee Day! Here’s How to Get Free Coffee

It’s National Coffee Day! Here’s How to Get Free Coffee

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A bunch of coffee chains are giving out free coffee for National Coffee Day today, but Starbucks is NOT one of them. Instead, they’re launching a yearlong program where they’ll plant a tree for every bag of coffee they sell at their stores.

Which is nice . . . but doesn’t help you get free coffee. So here are a couple chains that ARE giving away coffee . . .

You can get a free small coffee and a glazed donut at Krispy Kreme if you mention the promotion . . . participating Dunkin’ Donuts will give you a free medium or iced coffee if you ask for it . . .

Whole Foods stores are selling 12-ounce cups of coffee for 25 cents . . . Staples is running a promotion where you can win a Keurig and a bunch of other stuff if you tweet a photo of your favorite coffee mug with the hashtag OfficeMugShot . . .

And McDonald’s is mostly ignoring National Coffee Day this year. A few locations in Connecticut and Massachusetts are giving out small cups, but it’s not clear if they’re doing it anywhere else.

 

(Consumerist / WTSP / Parade / Staples)

10,000 Pigeons Undergo Anal Security Checks for China National Day

10,000 Pigeons Undergo Anal Security Checks for China National Day

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The 10,000 pigeons selected to participate in the National Day of the People’s Republic of China on Oct. 1 were inspected for suspicious objects by security officials this week. Thoroughly inspected.

According to a tweet by People’s Daily, China’s government-sponsored newspaper, each of the birds was anally examined, ensuring they weren’t carrying, you know, suspicious things or whatever.

The sheer number of birds examined is hard to believe — not to mention the fact that there are some more important things going on in China right now, like mass pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

The National Day is a public holiday marking the 65th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. The Nanjing Daily reports that after the birds from Xicheng, Dongcheng, Chaoyang and Fengtai are loaded into a truck and transported to Tiananmen Square, they will be released there around sunrise for the ceremony as a sign of peace.

Peace for humans, horrific confusion for pigeons.

mashable.com