Cook's Pubic Hair Breakfast Sandwich Leads to Jail Time

When line cook Ryan Burke spotted in his restaurant the police officer who had once stopped him for a traffic violation, he decided to cook the cop up something really special. So the 27-year-old New Jerseyan made sure there was a not-so healthy dose of his chest and pubic hair in the turkey, egg and cheese bagel he made for the Evesham Police Department officer. It didn't take long for the...

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Smoking Will Cause Genetic Damage Within Minutes

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. When you inhale cigarette smoke into your body, it almost immediately causes genetic damage that could lead to cancer. In the first study of how smoking effects DNA, scientists tracked the pollutant phenathrene, which is found in cigarettes, in the bloodstream of 12 smokers. They found that just 15 to 30 minutes after these volunteers...

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What's the Best Movie Remake?

According to our friends at FilmDrunk, Will Smith and Jay-Z are getting together to remake the movie "Annie," which will star Smith's hair-whipping daughter Willow in the title role. If you're keeping score at home, that means that they are remaking a movie that was a remake of a play that was based on a comic strip. At first blush, it would seem like this updated "Annie" will make a ton of...

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Craig Rowin to Get One Million Dollars for No Particular Reason

Do you want a million dollars? Did you ever think of just asking? Comedy writer Craig Rowin did, requesting in a YouTube video that a kind stranger gave him that seven-figure sum just because. Lo and behold, some wealthy eccentric took the bait, and will be presenting Rowin with a check for a million dollars in a ceremony Feb. 2 at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in New York City. ...

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First Two Years of College Are Basically Useless

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. College students learn very little their freshman and sophomore years. The book "Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses" came to that conclusion after surveying over 3,000 traditionally-aged college students. The authors analyzed the students' transcripts and their results on a series of collegiate assessment tests....

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Better Looking People Are Smarter

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Attractive people have significantly higher I.Q.s than their frumpier counterparts. Satoshi Kanazawa, an evolutionary psychologist at the London School of Economics, had 52,000 people from the United States and the United Kingdom both rated on their looks and given an I.Q. test. Attractive men scored 13.6 points above average on the...

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Are You Glad the Internet Exists?

With Asylum's cyber-death now just days away, it's only natural that we get a bit existential with our last Barroom Debate. So, today we consider the Internet, the platform that has given Asylum its life over the last three years. Perhaps more importantly, the Internet has also completely changed the way us humans work and play and interact over the last decade. While we were able to think...

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Over 40 Percent of Americans Have Step- Relatives

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. 42 percent of Americans have at least one step- relative. According to the Pew Research Center, who surveyed about 2,691 adults by phone late last year, 30 percent have a step- or half-sibling, 19 percent have a stepparent, and 13 percent have a stepchild. 70 percent of folks with a step- relative rate their family life as "very...

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(Literally) Being on High Ground Makes You More Generous

Our happy hour fact to amaze your drinking buddies with. Being positioned in a physically higher place seems to make people more generous and helpful to others. Researchers from the University of North Carolina conducted a series of experiments in which people were in higher locations (like the top of the stairs) or in lower locations (like inside an orchestra pit). They found that people...

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Does the Golden-Voiced Bum Stand a Chance?

It was a story that warmed hearts: Ted Williams, a homeless man with a pitch-perfect radio voice was found panhandling on the streets of Ohio by a local journalist, whose video about Williams and his golden pipes then went viral. Suddenly, Williams -- who has a long history of substance abuse and petty crime -- was the belle of the media ball, and got a parade of job offers for voice-over work...

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