A new study out of Hong Kong found that playing video games like “Mario Kart” actually make you a better driver in REAL life.
The researchers say it’s because they train your brain to make decisions that are quick, but also super precise. And those skills translate over once you’re in a real car.
Whatever. I WISH I could throw turtle shells and giant banana peels at other drivers. Then maybe they’d respect me.
An 80-year-old guy named Eugene Bostick has a farm on a dead-end street in in Fort Worth, Texas. And several years ago, he noticed people were abandoning their dogs there.
So he and his brother started taking them in, and had them spayed and neutered if they weren’t already. He’s got about eight now. Then he decided to have some fun with it.
A while back, Eugene saw a guy moving rocks by cutting big plastic barrels in half . . . putting wheels on the bottom of each barrel . . . and hooking them up to a tractor, so it was like a little train with rocks in each car.
And he thought it would be a great way to get the DOGS around town too. Apparently he’s a bit of an eccentric.
He put wheels on the bottom of eight barrels, and cut holes in the tops so the dogs could sit in them.
Then he hooked them all up to his riding mower, and drove them around town . . . each dog in his own little compartment.
He says they LOVE it, and whenever they hear him hooking the barrels up to his mower, they run over and jump in.
Not surprisingly, the photos people have taken are going viral.
Want a tasty treat but don’t want to spend any money? Dust off that witch hat/set of cat ears/football jersey/train conductor outfit and head to Krispy Kreme on Halloween for a free doughnut of your choice. You’ve gotta be in costume in the store, and it’s gotta be Oct. 31 only. Though feel free to wear a costume any day of the year that you like. [via Krispy Kreme on Facebook]