Get A Tattoo Of Your Company’s Logo – Get A Raise
Employees of a New York real estate firm are promised a raise if they get a tattoo of the company logo. Business owner Anthony Lolli made the offer to his 800 employees after one loyal worker got a tattoo of the logo without being prompted. Lolli will cover the cost of the tattoo and give his employees a 15% raise if they participate. There are no size or location restrictions. So far, forty people have already taken him up on his offer. (Gawker)
BILLIONS Of Hours Of YouTube Video Watched Each Month!!!!
YouTube announced Wednesday (May 1st) that people are now watching more than six billion hours of video each month on the video service, twice as much as one year ago. Between just May 2012 and August 2012, it grew from three billion hours a month to four billion. The announcement comes after YouTube said less than two months ago that the site gets views from more than one billion unique visitors a month.
Man Calls 911 For Marijuana And Kool Aid
A Florida man was arrested for calling 911 approximately 80 times because he wanted “Kool-Aid, burgers and weed” to be delivered to him. According to an officer’s report, after being arrested, 34-year-old Jarvis Sutton started chewing the foam attached to the metal caging in the back of the police cruiser. He faces a charge of misusing the 911 system. (Tampa Bay Times)
New Zealand Has Banned A Pile Of Baby Names
New Zealand officials have released a list of banned baby names. The Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages, which must approve all requests for baby names, said the last twelve years have seen failed requests for controversial religious names like Christ, Lord, Messiah, Bishop and Lucifer as well as several names that sound like royal titles, including: King, Princess, Prince, Royal, Duke, Major, Majesty, Knight and Lady. They also received and rejected a request for the name “Anal.” According to the agency, acceptable names must not cause offense to a reasonable person, not be unreasonably long and should not resemble an official title and rank. (CNN)
The Cost Of Going To A Wedding On The Rise
A recent study finds that Americans spend a lot of money each time they attend a wedding. The survey, conducted by American Express, covered 1,500-adults across the country and found the average guest spends 539-dollars per wedding. That price includes the price of new outfits, travel and a gift for the couple. That number is up over 200-dollars since 2012, which David Rabkin, with American Express, says is a good sign for the U.S. economy. The survey found that most wedding attendees will spend an average of 167-dollars on travel, 161-dollars on appropriate attire, and the average couple will spend 108-dollars on a wedding gift. Family members were found to spend 179-dollars on a gift, while co-workers only shelled out 66-dollars on average for a wedding gift. (Daily Mail)
Why Do People Suspend or Close Their Facebook Accounts?
A lot of people really don’t want to be Facebook friends with their bosses, with Cornell University researchers looking into why people suspended or closed their Facebook accounts finding that some people named that as the reason, according to BusinessNewsDaily. Other explanations given included concerns about privacy, misuse of data, “addiction” to the social network, and fear of being friended by former romantic partners. Overall, Facebook users were more likely to suspend their accounts, at 26 percent, than completely shut them down, done by 11 percent. However, an overwhelming 90 percent of those who’d closed their accounts said they were happy with the decision.
Father May Sue ‘N.Y. Post’ for Picturing Son as Boston Bombing Suspect
The father of one of two young men pictured on the cover of the New York Post three days after the Boston Marathon bombings as being sought by the FBI in connection with the attacks is considering suing the newspaper for falsely pointing to his son as a suspect. El Houssein Barhoum, the father of 17-year-old Salah Barhoum, told the Washington Post he’s consulting an attorney. Salah, a track athlete who lives with his family in Massachusetts, had gone to the marathon with a friend. After the photo appeared on the Post‘s cover with the headline “Bag Men,” he told ABC News, “It’s the worst feeling that I can possibly feel,” and met with authorities to clear his name. The day before the Post cover story, the photos of Barhoum and his friend were circulated online by people trying to identify the bombing suspects. ABC News said federal authorities passed around photos of Barhoum as they tried to learn more about him, but it was unclear if that took place before or after the Post ran them. The newspaper has defended its actions, with editor Col Allan saying in a statement, “We stand by our story. The image was emailed to law enforcement agencies . . . seeking information about these men, as our story reported. We did not identify them as suspects.” The Post later published a separate story online saying that Barhoum and his friend had been cleared, but Barhoum’s father said the damage had already been done, stating, “We were just scared to go outside.”