Tuesday 5/21: 61% of men and 38% of women believe that this is the first thing that people notice about them...
Answer: Their cell phone
Monday 5/20: A recent study shows that on average, men will have two of these... What are they?
Friday 5/17: Half of people in a recent survey said, if they could go back in time, they'd change this about their past. What is it?
Thursday 5/16: According to a new study, owning one of these can lower your risk of heart disease... What is it?
Answer: A dog
Wednesdsay 5/15: The average woman spends $15,000 over the course of her lifetime replacing this. What is it?
Tuesday 5/14: The average mom and dad spend $62.25 a weekend on this. What is it?
Answer: A babysitter
Monday 5/13: Nearly 20% of money couples spend, without telling each other, goes toward THIS…What?
Answer: Lottery Tickets
Friday 5/10: Nearly 40% of American's have done this while in the kitchen... What is it?
Answer: Cook along with a cooking show
Thursday 5/9: Nearly 50% of American homes have one of these... What is it?
Answer: House Plants
Wednesday 5/8: 1-in-3 women say they'd change this about themselves if they could... What is it?
Answer: Their laugh
Tuesday 5/7: It’s 70% more likely that your boss did this today, and you didn’t…what is it?
Answer: Go out to lunch
Monday 5/6: THIS is a task we do on average about every two years... What is it?
Answer: Clean out the glovebox
The National Geographic Channel has a six-part miniseries on the 1980s, which will premiere this Sunday. It's called "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us".To go along with it, they commissioned a comprehensive survey on the '80s. It was conducted online, and included responses from more than 1,000 people, ages 18 and over. So yeah, some of them didn't actually experience the '80s firsthand. Here are some highlights:
'80s pop culture is notorious for being pretty over-the-top, if not outright ridiculous... but 71% believe that the music was BETTER in the '80s than it is now. And 52% prefer '80s TV shows to the current ones. But "just" 42% think the movies were better.
When asked "Which '80s TV family would you most want to be adopted by?", the Huxtables from "The Cosby Show" finished at #1, with 38% of the vote. The Keatons from "Family Ties" and the Ewings from "Dallas" tied for second . . . both with 17%. The Seavers from "Growing Pains" were next with 16%, and the Drummonds from "Diff'rent Strokes" followed, with 7%.
The top '80s "make-out song" is "Every Breath You Take" by The Police at 36%.
Next is Lionel Richie's song "Hello" with 26%. . . followed by LL Cool J's "I Need Love" (16%), Wham!'s "Careless Whisper" (13%), and Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" (9%).
21% say "Back to the Future" is "the movie that defines the decade" . . . followed by "The Breakfast Club" (18%), "E.T." (16%), "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" (15%), "Top Gun" and "Ghostbusters" (tied with 8%), "Wall Street" (7%), "Do the Right Thing" (4%), and "Say Anything" (2%).
Johnny and Baby from "Dirty Dancing" took the honors as "the best '80s movie couple" at 44%. They were played by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey.
When asked which '80s musician had the biggest influence on today's artists, Michael Jackson won in a landslide with 61%. The next four were: Madonna (17%), U2 (12%) and Run-DMC (7%).
Demi Moore is America's favorite member of the "Brat Pack" with 28% of the vote, followed by Molly Ringwald (19%), Emilio Estevez (16%), Rob Lowe (15%), Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson (tied at 6%), and Anthony Michael Hall and Ally Sheedy (with 5% apiece).
Speaking of Rob Lowe, he's hosting "The '80s: The Decade That Made Us". The first two installments air this Sunday. Two more air Monday...and it wraps with the final two on Tuesday.
Here are the results from another 80's survey.
37% of people say the fall of the Berlin Wall was the most important news event of the '80s. 24% went with the identification of AIDS...17% picked the Challenger explosion...12% said the start of MTV...and 7% picked the 1980 Miracle on Ice.
56% of people believe the personal computer was the most important tech invention of the '80s. Only 27% picked the cell phone. 5% went with the microwave, 4% picked the Walkman, and for some reason, 4% picked the VCR.
Shoulder pads were the top '80s fashion fad that people never want to see again. Parachute pants were ranked second-worst, fanny packs were third, and neon clothing was fourth-worst.
And leg warmers were named the BEST '80s fashion.
Tammy: Well it's FINALLY here! Baseball season :) My nephew just loves going to Sky Sox games and he's been waiting all winter for the season to start. He's so cute...every time we'd drive by Security Service Field he would scream "ball" and we'd have to tell him to wait until Spring. This weekend, instead of driving "by" the ballpark, we turned "into" the parking lot. He screamed "ball" so loud and got so excited!! It was priceless. I don't think I've ever seen him that happy! I was just happy to be outside with the fresh air and sunshine. I love Spring :)
Tammy: LOL I can totally relate!! How about you? :)
According to a new survey by a pet insurance company, women are three times more likely to have felt love at first sight with their DOG, than with their husband or boyfriend.
Three out of four women said that they fell in love with their dog the first time they saw it. Only 27% said they felt that way the first time they met their boyfriend or husband.
In fact, 43% of women don't even REMEMBER the first time they met their man. But 77% remember meeting their dog for the first time, and said it was one of the most important moments of their lives.
But men shouldn't feel too badly about the survey. Women said they were more likely to decide to get a dog based on instant attraction...but there are a lot more factors for them to consider before starting a relationship.
The 10 Worst Dressed Big Cities in America:
1. Wichita, KS
2. Colorado Springs, CO
3. El Paso, TX
4. Jacksonville, FL
5. Louisville, KY
6. Tulsa, OK
7. Albuquerque, NM
8. San Antonio, TX
9. Milwaukee, WI
10. Indianapolis, IN
Click here to read the story and find out why!
Tammy: Sky Sox home opener is tonight! I can't wait! We have been counting down the days. My three year old nephew loves going to the games. Here's a pic of me with some of the Sky Sox players. They made me squat down so I didn't stand in front of them....so I look short! LOL
The latest photo trend is called VADERING...where you recreate DARTH VADER lifting someone up and STRANGLING them with the force. One person sticks their arm out like Vader...and the other person jumps and pretends to be choking. Click here to see more pics.
Here's Captain Dan and Tammy Vadering....
Tammy: Hope you had a wonderful Easter Sunday! I took my mom and my nephew to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for the afternoon. The weather was gorgeous! Never in a million years would I have ever imagined we would get to hide treats for the elephants! They let about 20 kids and their parents into the new Elephant Exhibit. Which is amazing if you haven't been there yet. It'll be completed in May. They had sticks filled with treats and they told us to go hide them in the rocks, the trees and the sand. Then they released the elephants and it was so fun to watch them go find and eat the treats! What a wonderful experience for my nephew....and for ME!!! I was sooooooo exclited!! I love our zoo. It's so much fun! Here are some pics!
According to a survey by a British coupon site, 14% of people have bought something just because it was considered a status symbol...and one in four of them went at least $7,500 into debt to get it.
Here are the top ten things people consider to be status symbols:
#1.) A house worth at least $875,000.
#2.) A 50-inch TV...or larger.
#3.) An iPad.
#4.) A $100,000 salary...and a husband or wife who earns that much too.
#5.) A second home...and $22,000 in savings.
#6.) Being able to send your kids to private school.
#7.) A nanny...gardener...cleaning person...dog walker...or personal trainer.
#8.) A sports car like a Ferrari, Mercedes or Porsche...and also a convertible.
#9.) Knowledge of fine wines.
#10.) Personalized license plates.