Thursday Randoms-Why it's Better to have Dog, A $6 Million Wedding & More

  • Ah, wedding season … The son of a Nigerian billionaire married his model girlfriend over the weekend, in a ceremony that cost … $6.3 million. The ceremony took place at England’s Blenheim Palace. Just a few of the small touches: one-million white flowers, a marble dance floor with the couple’s initials in gold, a five-course meal, 12-foot wedding cake, a performance by Robin Thicke, and a fireworks display. (Redbook)          
  • A new survey reveals that 67% of people check their phones one last time before going to bed. The survey also found that 66% of people wake up and immediately check their phones. So ... it’s the last thing we do in the day – and the first thing we do in the day. (WCCO-TV)      
  • Thanks a lot, rude tourists. The mayor of Rome, Italy, just signed a law that bans eating or drinking near the Fountain of Trevi … or any of the city’s 40 historic fountains. It also prevents you from sitting on, climbing in, or swimming in any of the fountains. Apparently, a bunch of bad behaving tourists have set these laws in motion with antics like jumping into the fountains, throwing and breaking beer bottles in them and tossing leftover snacks into the water. And if you think it’s all just a bluff to keep people in line, think again. Police can give you a fine of about $250 if you disrespect these historical monuments. (Metro)       
  • Seems the world is getting fatter. According to a new study, nearly one-third of the world’s population is overweight or obese. And the U.S. is number one in the world when it comes to oversizing. More than two-thirds of Americans are overweight or obese. (NBC News)       
  • One more reason to get a dog … A new study found that dog owners walked about 20 minutes more every day – and took 2,760 more steps – than people who didn’t have dogs. (Health)           
  • What do you call that summer bug that flies around and has a rear section that glows in the dark? Do you call them lightning bugs or fireflies? It depends on where you grew up. There are definitely exceptions, but if you grew up west of the Rockies you probably call them fireflies, and those east of the Rockies call them lightning bugs. (Mental Floss


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