You Choose The News 3-23-17


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High School Uses A Lottery System To Assign Prom Dates

With the standard for promposals getting higher every year, high school students have to get creative when asking their dates to go. But Aquin High School in Freeport, Illinois has a way to make the decision of who to ask to the big dance simple.

Aquin uses a lottery system to match junior and senior boys with their prom dates. In the school library, the guys draw names of girls, while the girls wait in the gym. Then the guys do a skit for them before revealing who they’ll be taking to prom. Unconventional? Yep. But it’s the way they’ve been doing it for 91 years. And their students seem to like it.

“I think most people are in disbelief and a lot of people say they would hate it,” junior class adviser Michelle Gallagher explains. “But I think after they kind of hear the rest of the story and hear what goes into it, I think a lot of people are actually intrigued by it. It’s less of a date and more like something fun to do with your classmates.”

The tradition started as a way to ensure everyone would have a prom date and it does ensure no one is left out. But we can think of a few issues: What if someone doesn’t want to go? What if someone wants to go with the person they’re actually dating? What if you get stuck with an ex or someone you’ve been bullied by? But maybe these aren’t problems at Aquin High. At least it doesn’t leave anyone sitting around waiting to be asked.

Source: Yahoo

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Why People Like Red And Pink Candies The Most

Even when we don’t know exactly what flavor it is, red and pink candies seem to be everyone’s favorite. It could be cherry, strawberry, or even watermelon, but most people will grab for a shade of red over any other color. That’s why Starburst got smart and recently released their all-pink packs.

But why do we favor shades of red? Marketing experts and psychologists say it’s because:

Red-colored fruit is less acidic than others, like citrus.

Science says our brains perceive red to be 10% sweeter than other color candies, even when it’s got the same amount of sugar.

So why do they even make candies in other colors and flavors, if red is everyone’s top choice? It turns out, we get bored if we don’t have options to choose from. Variety is the spice of life and all.

Source: Huffington Post

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Mom gets call from her daughter’s school after five-year-old packs VODKA for lunch

One Mom received a very embarrassing phone call from her daughter’s teacher about what was found in her lunchbox. That morning the Mom told her 5-year-old to get a juice pouch from the freezer, but she accidentally grabbed a colorful pouch filled with raspberry vodka. After apologizing and explaining what happened the teacher thought it was funny. (thesun)

 

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