Rob's Screwy News - Thurs 4/5
Apr 5th, 2012
Political Correctness Alert . . . You Can Say "Secretary" Instead of "Administrative Assistant" Again
Remember when "secretary" somehow became a derogatory term, and "administrative assistant" became politically correct? That's over. The International Association of Administration Professionals says there's been a 200% increase in members identifying themselves as SECRETARIES in the past year. They say it's due to "Mad Men" making the term "secretary" glamorous again.
If You Love Your Dog, You'll Let Him Join the Dog Scouts of America
A lot of people think of their dogs as kids. If you're one of them . . . then why haven't you enrolled yours in the Dog Scouts of America?
--There are currently 38 Dog Scout troops in 22 states, and 682 dogs are already enrolled.
--And just like people, Dog Scouts go on camping trips, and sell cookies to earn money for their troop. Obviously, their owners are there with them.
--Dog Scouts can also earn 80 different badges, for things like jumping twice their height, performing water rescues, doing GPS scavenger hunts, and tracking animals through underground tunnels.
--It costs $25 a year to be a member.
Scientists Have Created the Quietest Place on Earth . . . and You'll Actually Go Insane After Spending 45 Minutes There
The quietest place in the world is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There's a room at Orfield Laboratories that scientists created to be SILENT. It's 99.99% sound absorbent, and when you're inside, you hear NOTHING. Dead, absolute silence.
--And it can actually make you go INSANE.
--The scientists have found that within 45 minutes of being in the room in the dark, people begin HALLUCINATING and BEGGING to be let out.
--Some of the insanity comes because your ears adapt to the silence . . . so you only hear your own body. You hear your heart beating, your lungs, and your stomach. And that seriously disorients you.
--The room is useful for product testing, where manufacturers can really find out how loud their products are. It's also good to train astronauts, who encounter absolute silence in space.
--The room has been certified by the people at Guinness World Records as the world's quietest place.
Your Computer Mouse is Three Times Filthier Than Your Toilet
We've seen PLENTY of reports on how innocent things you touch every day are filthy and germ-infested. And here's another one. According to a new study, the average computer mouse is THREE TIMES FILTHIER than a toilet seat. The study also found that the average keyboard, office chair, desk, phone, and elevator button were all more germ-covered than a toilet too.