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According to a new study, you'll be more successful with the ladies if they think you're a musician . . . and you don't even need to PLAY anything for them.
Three different times, researchers sent a good-looking 20-year-old guy to a public place, to approach 100 young women aged 18 to 22, to try to get their phone number.
And each time he carried a different prop, to see how it affected his game. Check out the results . . .
1. When he carried a GUITAR CASE, he was successful 31% of the time.
2. When he had NOTHING in his hands, he was successful 14% of the time . . . less than HALF as successful as the guitar.
3. And when he carried a sports duffel bag, he only got numbers 9% of the time.
Audi has a new ad with both the old Spock
It starts with the two of them playing virtual chess on their iPads. Then they decide to meet up for a round of golf . . . but the whole thing's just an excuse to show how great Quinto's new Audi is compared to Nimoy's crappy Mercedes. (???)
But it's worth it just for the part where Nimoy's driving down the street, singing his horrible "Ballad of Bilbo Baggins" song that he released in the 60's. And in the end, he takes out Quinto with the Vulcan nerve pinch.
The website OK Cupid has about five million monthly users. And the survey they ask you to take has some pretty weird questions on it. Here are the top nine. See if you think any of them would help you find Mr. or Mrs. Right . . .
1. In a certain light, wouldn't nuclear war be exciting? Granted, if you say "yes," it probably does reveal something about your personality . . . and also maybe that you're a psycho.
2. Do you think women have an obligation to keep their legs shaved? The word "obligation" is key, because it makes a "yes" answer sound sexist. So if you're a man, the safe answer is obviously "no."
3. Which is worse: starving children or abused animals? Luckily, one of the options is, quote, "Neither, both are bad." But you can also choose "Neither, both are GOOD." (???)
4. How frequently do you bathe? On that one, the option you SHOULDN'T pick is, quote, "Once a week or less."
5. Do spelling mistakes annoy you? Apparently the implication is that you're not very smart if they DON'T annoy you. Or if they do, you might be the type of person who nitpicks everything.
6. Would you ever eat something out of the trash? Which is called "freeganism" . . . like "veganism" with the word "free" at the beginning.
Obviously a "yes" answer is a turn-off for around 99.9% of people. However, it does suggest that you're low-maintenance.
7. Underarms can be a hairy subject. How do you maintain your pits? Choices for that one include, "I occasionally trim," and quote, "I let it grow wild and free." (So if you're counting, that's two questions about body hair.)
8. Would the world be a better place if people with low IQ's were not allowed to reproduce? It's not clear what exactly they're fishing for with that one, but the safe answer is obviously "no."
9. What do you think of when you hear the word "cell"? That's cell with a "c" . . . as in a "cell phone," not what a salesman does.
Apparently if you say "cell phone," "jail cell," or "cellular biology," it reveals different things about your personality . . . like that you're into science, you've been in jail, or just that you own a mobile phone. (???)
She did say in the Good Morning America interview, that she did say some crazy things. Well here it is. Take note a the end her husband does NOTHING to stand up for her. In fact, he apologizes to the cop for her behaivor saying , "I'm sorry.", to the cop as his wife was stuffed and cuffed.
1. Cinco de Mayo IS NOT
2. Cinco de Mayo IS a celebration of the Battle of Puebla. The holiday commemorates the Mexican Army's 1862 victory over
3. Cinco de Mayo IS a celebrations of underdogs. Why make such a big deal over one victory? The win at
4. Cinco de Mayo IS NOT really a big deal in
5. Cinco de Mayo IS a holiday for everyone to celebrate. Many towns around the
Last week, the Federal Reserve released images of the new $100 bill, which comes out in October and has more features to prevent counterfeiting . . . including gold all over the front and back.
That's not to say paper money doesn't ALREADY have a ton of security features though. And if you know what you're looking for, it's not that hard to spot a fake. Check out the seven easiest ways you can tell.
1. The Portrait Doesn't Look Right. Unless they're terrible counterfeiters, it'll probably be the CORRECT portrait. But according to the Secret Service, the ink on fake bills tends to bleed, which makes the portraits look more lifeless and flat.
2. The Federal Reserve and Treasury Seals Look Messed Up. They're on the front of the bill, and they're about the size of a dime. On
Also, the color of the green treasury seal and the green serial number should be exactly the same.
3. The Outside Border Is Blurry. Counterfeits use a slightly different printing method than the U.S. Treasury does, which can cause the ink to bleed around the border, or pretty much anywhere else.
4. The Spacing Between the Serial Numbers Is Off. Even on a real bill, the letters on each
5. The Paper Doesn't Have Red and Blue Fibers In It. Counterfeiters have tried to replicate them by either adding red and blue ink lines, or by rubbing the bills down with
But on a real bill, the hairs are embedded in the paper and won't rub off.
6. The Bill Has No Texture. Real bills have a "raised texture" because of the type of printing press that's used. As opposed to fake bills, which are often made digitally. So it's just a flat piece of paper.
7. It Doesn't Have a Watermark. This one's tough to see unless you hold it directly in front of a light, but every bill made after 1999 . . . except $1 and $2 bills . . . has a watermark to the right of the portrait.
On $5 bills, it's the number "5." On tens, twenties, fifties, and hundreds, it's a faded copy of the portrait.
One Shot This game, also known as “Knock Three Bottles Off,” seems relatively simple at first glance. The player has to knock three bottles or cans off of a table with one shot. The hidden trick behind the game is that the bottles are all weighted differently and usually weigh more than you will ever be able to knock over with one toss. Your best tactic is to ask the carnie running the game to stack them in a pyramid formation for you. You could possible knock them all over that way, by aiming towards the middle and hoping you hit all three, but even the best case scenario in this game has you losing a lot of money.
Water Gun Horse Races This game, in which you spray a target to move a horse around a racetrack, is really about who wants it more. By “who wants it more” we mean, “who is willing to take down all the players in order to win.” The best strategy, according to an avid carnival gamer, who wishes to remain anonymous: spray the other players first, starting with the one you think will be most distracted by getting a face full of water. With any carnival game, the element of surprise will usually work in your favor. For the record, we don’t advise making enemies at the fair by spraying people in the face. The best way to win any game is to be on your best behavior and play by the rules.
Machine Gun The classic refrain, “you’ll shoot your eye out,” loses its meaning when it comes to strapping on a BB gun and trying to hit a paper target in this carnival game. The whole point of the game is to enjoy shooting a BB gun, so don’t get caught up in the fact that it is almost impossible to win. The goal is usually to shoot out an entire target; sometimes it’s a star, other times a clown face. If there’s even the slightest bit left on the target, you lose. The carnival rifles are designed to have less precision than a normal BB gun, so even if you’re an excellent marksman, odds are you won’t hit the target. One trick that may help in taking down the whole target is to aim for the area around the target, not the target itself. You may be able to shoot a ring around it, which will punch out the entire target.
Balloon Pop Another carnival classic is the old “throw the dart at the balloon” game. This game seems super simple, just toss a dart at a balloon. Think again. A balloon is only easy to pop when it is fully inflated. If the balloons are not completely filled with air, this game is next to impossible to win. A tip: only aim for the fullest balloons, even if they are far away or at odd angles.
Basketball Free Throw This game, of all carnival games, would seem the less likely to be rigged. Many people play basketball and if you know how to make a free throw, you’ll be able to sink a few in this game. Think again. If you take a closer look at the set up you’ll realize that the sizes are all off. The ball is smaller and so is the hoop. The backboard is angled in such a way that it actually makes it harder to sink a shot if you try to bounce it off the backboard. Our advice, shoot underhand. You will most definitely look stupid while you are shooting, but once you’ve won yourself a giant pink teddy bear, well, you may still look stupid, but you’ll be a winner nonetheless.
Funnel Cakes Yes, we know, it’s not a game. But let’s be serious, after losing all your savings to some carnie, the one thing you’ll want to do is drown your sorrows in a funnel cake. This is by far the best “game” at the carnival, because everyone feels like a winner with a fist full of fried dough and a face coated in powdered sugar. So our final words of wisdom: play the only game you can win, funnel cakes.