Friday, February 1, 2013

6 Things We Learned This Week (news, money)


Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

Super Bowl

Wouldn't it be nice to have the day after the Super Bowl off every year? Over at NFL Gridiron Gab's post Would You Want A Day Off After The Super Bowl? I discovered there's a petition to make Super Bowl Monday a national holiday!

Each ref at the Super Bowl makes $1 million!

Too Hot!


According the Sports Illustrated, tennis players at the Australian Open played when the temperature was 140 degrees! I didn't know it got that hot in Australia and can't imagine doing anything outside in that kind of heat. I don't even enjoy playing tennis when it's over 88 degrees!

Omar

Omar Vizquel, former Indian outstanding shortstop has his first coaching job with the L.A. Angels as an infield coach. I sure hope he gets to coach in Cleveland at some point--I think he'd make an excellent coach!

Funniest News of The Week

When playing FreeKibble yesterday, I learned that a cat outperformed professional investment managers by throwing a mouse toy on a grid of numbers representing different companies!

Killer Cats


How many birds do you think were killed in the USA by outdoor cats? In USA TODAY Gerard found this tidbit: Outdoor cats kill 1.4 billion to 3.7 billion birds in the USA each year! Poor birdies. I wonder whose job it is to count. Who is reporting on these killer cats anyway?

Deer


Also in USA TODAY this week, Gerard read that You can get 60 days in jail and a $500 fine if you befriend a deer. How goofy is that? I wonder who came up with this crazy law.

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9 comments:

Sandee said...

I've not watched the Super Bowl in years. We just aren't into sports of any kind.

Interesting tidbits this week.

Have a terrific Friday. ☺

BeadedTail said...

I heard that about the cats and birds and was afraid of what some people will do to cats now to protect the birds in their yard. It's scary to think about. We didn't watch the Superbowl last year since my hubby hated both teams playing but we'll be watching this year since the wrong teams didn't win. Maybe one year we'll watch the Chiefs in the Superbowl. One can dream at least. :)

Sparkle said...

I had my own comeback to that story about cats and birds - they did not address the REAL bird killers!

Beth Ann Chiles said...

The killer cat news piece has had me laughing all week---they are cats---that is what they do--it is all the cycle of life (or death) and it is nature in action, in my humble opinion. My kitties are indoor only cats so they are not contributing to the murder but still.....I just think it is part of the world. No one complains about them eating rats and mice, do they??? :-)

Ann in the UP said...

I agree with Beth. My three cats kill about one bird a year, which doesn't please me much, but doesn't send me into a tailspin, either.

You have some real eye-openers in your things you learned this week. I'm astonished!

Mrs4444 said...

That would be a tough job--Following neighborhood cats around to tally their killings. "Hey, can you hurry up and kill that sparrow, please? I think I see the neighbor's cat stalking something!"haha

I am just disgusted by that Super Bowl ref salary. Seriously?!

Thanks for linking up, Karen. Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

Tettelestai said...

Befriending deer, eh? I hope no one tattles on that couple who have breakfast with the deer in the morning. It's a cute video.

Good question, I do wonder who is tattling on the bird killers too??

I would love Monday after Super Bowl off. I think here in AK, though, I will actually get enough sleep after!

Kara said...

So how exactly does one befriend a deer to the point that it's illegal? Hmmm, that is a very curious law. :D

Daisy said...

I wonder why they don't just make the game earlier in the afternoon?!?

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