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YOU CHOOSE THE NEWS 2-26-14

 
YOU CHOOSE THE NEWS 2-26-14

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Woman calls 911 about raw waffles

Apparently undercooked breakfast food is an emergency in at least one state… According to a 911 call posted online by the Tampa Police Department, a Florida woman called the emergency number to report that she was served raw, uncooked waffles at a Village Inn in Tampa. "They gave me some raw waffles," the call begins "and I told him that I don't want the waffles." “[The restaurant] sold me something that was uncooked, I'm already paying for the whole waffle that was already uncooked, so you want me to pay for the half of waffle too that ain't uncooked,” the woman told the 911 operator. She then tells the operator that she wants the waffle charges taken off her bill. According to Tampa PD’s posting, about half of the 911 calls they receive aren't emergencies. “The dispatchers on the other end of the 911 line have a tough job waiting for the next emergency, but did you know that approximately 50% of the calls they receive on 911 aren't emergencies?” the department wrote. (UPI.com)

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Babies Can’t Learn to Read

If you have kids, you know there are plenty of DVDs, books, and other programs that claim they can teach your baby to read. You might even believe that they’ve helped your kid. Unfortunately, a new study says they don’t work. Researchers found that there was no difference in the language skills of babies who were shown DVDs, flashcards, and flip books when compared with kids who didn’t receive these materials. (ScienceCodex)


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Divorces Are Good for the Economy

According to Census Bureau statistics, there has been an increase in the U.S. divorce for the third year in a row. While this might sound sad – especially if you’re a romantic or are currently going through a divorce – there actually is a silver lining to all the breakups. The U.S. Census Bureau also found that there’s a relationship between the rise of divorce rates and a sudden boost in the economy. Because getting a divorce creates an immediate need for separate housing, people are spending money, which is helping the overall economy. Unfortunately, there’s no boost to the person getting the divorce, as it takes a while for newly single people to get their finances and budget in order. (YourTango)

 

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