- Last Updated: 2:30 AM, December 5, 2012
- Posted: 2:30 AM, December 5, 2012
Toilets are for texting and tweeting.
A new Nielsen study shows that almost one-third of Americans 18 to 24 spend part of their time on the throne using social media.
So the next time you have a long wait for the restroom, blame the PITA (that’s “pain in the ass,” for you nontexters) who’s using the toilet for a purpose its inventor could never have foreseen.
An aquarium in Sandy, Utah, is putting its inmates to work this Christmas.
An electric eel provides the power for the lights on its tree.
The aquarium saves on its electricity bills. And officials say the customers get a real charge out of it.
And speaking of sea creatures . . .
Patrons of upscale restaurants aren’t the only ones who enjoy dining on lobsters.
Lobsters also do.
Researchers studying the crustaceans off the Maine coast found to their surprise that some lobsters practice cannibalism.
That might help alleviate any guilt feelings of diners who worry about cooking live lobsters.
“That’s your dog license, sir. I need to see your driver’s license.’’
An animal shelter in New Zealand says it spent eight weeks successfully teaching three of its brightest pooches how to drive.
Christine Kalin of the Auckland SPCA bragged, “They hop in, start the car, put it into gear, use the accelerator.’’
Not to mention turning the steering wheel.
The dogs practice on an off-road track.
A coffin maker in Ukraine is giving potential customers a chance to try out his products.
He offers people the opportunity to lie in a coffin for 15 minutes — putting the lid on is optional.
“A wooden coffin has its own aura,’’ explains the businessman, Stepan Pir–yanyk.