Either the aliens really ARE getting ready to invade Earth, or people today are more bored than ever.
According to the National UFO Reporting Center, UFO sightings are at an all-time high.
From 1905 through 1980, there were less than 500 sightings a year. In the ’80s, that went up to about 1,000 . . . in the ’90s, it was up to 4,000 . . . and now, it’s getting close to 4,500 to 5,000.
And Americans are the most likely to spot aliens . . . by FAR. Our rate of UFO sightings is almost 300 TIMES higher than the average around the world.
The states with the highest rate of UFO sightings are: Washington . . . Montana . . . Vermont . . . Oregon . . . Alaska . . . Maine . . . New Hampshire . . . Arizona . . . New Mexico . . . and Idaho.
How many times a day do you check your phone? A hundred? A thousand? Are you literally looking at it RIGHT NOW? It’s scary.
According to a new study by the consulting company Deloitte, Americans checked their phones a total of NINE BILLION times A DAY this year.
That means we looked at our phones a total of about 3.3 TRILLION times in 2016.
About 175 million Americans have smart phones, so that means the average person checks their phone roughly 51 times a day, or almost 19,000 times a year.
The study also found almost HALF of us check our phones in the middle of the night . . . 90% of us check our phone within an hour of waking up . . . and the first thing we look at in the morning is our texts.
Tomorrow is the first day of December, but there’s a good chance you’ve already started watching Christmas movies, especially if you have kids. And no matter how many times you’ve seen them, you may not know everything.
“People” magazine has a list of “30 Surprising Facts About Your Favorite Christmas Movies,” and while some of them aren’t exactly shocking . . . there are some interesting ones. Here are 10 highlights:
1. Natalie Wood was eight when she filmed “Miracle on 34th Street”, and she thought her co-star Edmund Gwenn really WAS Santa Claus.
2. The supervising animator for “The Nightmare Before Christmas” says the movie was shot at 24 frames per second, meaning that technically the characters had to be posed 24 different times for each SECOND. And it took It took a whole weekto finish shooting each minute of the movie.
3. An episode of “MythBusters” proved that a person’s tongue CAN instantly get stuck to a freezing pole like in “A Christmas Story”.
4. Will Ferrell ate so much sugar while filming “Elf” that he had trouble sleeping. He said, quote, “I constantly stayed up. But anything for the movie, I’m there.”
5. Jim Carrey was originally supposed to star in “Elf”.
6. “The Santa Clause” joke involving ‘1-800-SPANK-ME’ caused massive problems for parents when kids discovered that it connected them to an actual phone sex hotline. Some people who dialed the number reportedly racked up hundreds of dollars in phone bills.
7. The Grinch was black-and-white in the original Dr. Seuss book . . . and it was the director of the 1966 animated movie who had the idea to make him green.
8. After the release of “Home Alone 2”, the Plaza Hotel in New York City was swamped with families wanting to recreate Kevin’s adventure in Suite 411, a.k.a. ‘Kevin’s Suite,’ for $1,100 a night. Donald Trump owned the Plaza back then, and as you probably know by now, he has a cameo in the movie.
9. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” creator Robert May considered the names ‘Reginald’ and ‘Rollo’ before settling on ‘Rudolph.’ He ultimately thought Reginald sounded too British and Rollo sounded too carefree.
10. Some of the Jean Shepherd stories that made up “A Christmas Story” were first published in “Playboy”. Of course, they weren’t R-rated. As you probably know, aside from the pictorials, “Playboy” has a long history of featuring short stories. In fact, that’s why most people say they read it. (???)
The director of “A Christmas Story”, Bob Clark, also directed the sex comedy “Porky’s” and the not-so-family-friendly movie “Black Christmas”, which is a classic horror movie from 1974. (Hit up People.com for the whole list.)
The Mannequin Challenge is so November 13th. If you’re still doing it, get with the times, grandma.
Here’s the HOTTEST new viral trend: People are folding dollar bills in half strategically, then taking a picture where half of their face is lined up with the face on the bill. So on a $5 bill, you and LINCOLN would join together to make one complete face.
And if you get the perspective and the angle right, half of your face seamlessly matches with the half of the face on the bill and it’s actually a pretty good effect.
Here’s another sign that we’re making some real progress in gender equality: Women’s VOCABULARY is now filthier than men’s.
A new study found women are slightly more likely to use the F-word than men. Back in 1990, men used it about eight times more often than women . . . so this is a huge shift.
The study also found women are 10 TIMES more likely to use the S-word than men. This is definitely the biggest sign of women’s progress that will happen today.