by Staff Monkeys
You know that tattoo that your cool buddy got when he was in college? It was a skull, wasn’t it? Or barbed wire around his arm? Or something like that. There’s a booming business right now removing tattoos from people, because folks are finding out that they don’t exactly help your value on the job market.
- Three quarters of American adults believe that being constantly connected by technology is a blessing, not a curse, according to new data. Interestingly, people in some other countries are even more excited about the “always on” world than we are. We admit it. We all sleep with iPhones under our pillows.
- It might seem as though smoking is on the decline, but that’s not necessarily the case around the world. The largest-ever study of world tobacco use shows that roughly half of men in many developing countries smoke and women are starting to smoke at an earlier and earlier age.
- Some neighborhoods have ice cream trucks. Some have hot dog trucks. Some places in New York City have a DNA truck — and it’s available to do quick tests to find out whether you really are the father of that baby or not.
- Some workers at a New York City UPS facility seem to have gotten mixed up about what they’re supposed to be delivering. Instead of delivering their customers boxes and packages, these two were distributing marijuana out of UPS facilities. They were arrested with 40 pounds of weed.
- Cattle ranchers are in trouble right now because of high prices for corn. Because of drought conditions and poor crops, corn prices are too high to feed their cattle, so they’re looking for alternatives. At least some have discovered that candy is good for fattening their cows, but it’s cheaper than corn. There’s no word on whether the sweets are giving the cows cavities.