Welcome to another week, and another list of amazingly ridiculous yet interesting tidbits to fill your mind. Maybe you’re trying to break the ice at a new job, or filling an awkward silence on a first date. Either way we’ve come to the rescue.
Don’t let the Monday blues get you down. Take a break and enjoy these awesome and completely pointless facts. You never know when you’ll need them next.
#1 Top Viral Videos Of The Week
YouTube is a fantastic place. As well as entertaining and informing us, it can send you into an endless black hole of cat videos and news reader bloopers. This week’s top 3 viral videos will have you shaking in your boots with a hilarious halloween soap commercial from LUX, an inspiring new ad from IBM and fresh commercial from Bose that will get you wearing your meanest game face.
#2 Sydneysiders Spend Twice As Much Online As Melburnians
The results are in kids. The latest quarterly Online Retail Report from eWAY has revealed Sydneysiders are now the biggest online spenders in Australia, overtaking Melbourne by 5.7 per cent, and spending more than double the amount per transaction.
Even though Sydneysiders made only 1/3 of the number of transactions made by Melburnians, they spent more, with an average purchase price of $283 this quarter. So much for Australia’s shopping capital.
#3 Over Half Of Aussie Singles Don’t Want To Know About Their Date’s Past Sexual Partners
This may come as no surprise to many, as finding out about your partner’s exes is often a recipe for disaster, yet online dating platform Zoosk recently put the conversation to test. They surveyed approximately 1,000 Aussies to find out the information singles want to know about the person they are dating.
Despite curiosity levels surrounding past relationships, over half of the Aussie singles surveyed prefer to never find out how many sexual partners their date has had previously. However, there are some things those surveyed would want to know up front. 1/3 said they’d want to know unusual sexual information e.g. STDs, over half would want to know about any legal issues and 42% thought a divorce should be common knowledge. Honest is the best policy, people.
#4 Most Bizarre Phobias
Sure, we all suffer from a few weird phobias here and there but these three phobias are possibly some of the most bizarre (and strangely specific). Legitimate enough to warrant a medical name, many people suffer from them on a day-to-day basis.
- Automatonophobia – Fear of a Ventriloquist’s dummy
- Cathisophobia – Fear of sitting
- Arachibutyrophobia – Fear of Peanut Butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
#5 World’s Highest Paid Athletes
From sparring in the ring to kicking all the winning goals, these three athletes have risen to the top of their game and, as a result, are getting paid the big bucks.
- Floyd Mayweather – $300M
- Manny Pacquaio – $160M
- Cristiano Ronaldo – $79.6M