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Our pal Dennis Hof, Owner of The Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Las Vegas, to talk about Donald Sterling.  He had a surprise in bed with him this morning.  Find out who by checking out the podcast here:

 

PERV PATROL!  A woman in Christchurch, New Zealand was home in her kitchen last September, when she looked out her window and saw her next-door neighbor . . . all of him.  36-year-old Martin Burley was standing naked in front of a full-length window, vigorously having his way with himself.  He also used some filthy props . . . including a sex toy, clothespins, and a leather whip.  Martin had a genius plan not to get busted, though.  He wore a ski mask over his face to hide his identity.  But apparently he didn't think it all the way through.  If he had . . . for one to two seconds . . . he would've realized she could identify him because he was in his own house.  The cops were able to track him down, in spite of his brilliant disguise.  He was just convicted of committing an indecent act with intent to insult . . . and apparently that could get him up to two years in jail. 

 

We ran out of time before getting to these stories:

Next time you're playing rock-paper-scissors to see who gets the last potato skin or something, remember THIS and we guarantee you'll win.  As long as the person you're playing against isn't ALSO listening right now.  Scientists in Zhejiang University in China just had a breakthrough discovery on the psychology behind rock-paper-scissors.  Here's what they found:

1.  When a person's turn is successful, they'll most likely stick with what they chose for their next turn.  So if they beat you with rock, they'll probably try rock again the next turn.

2.  But if the person's turn isn't successful, they'll usually switch to whatever beat them.  So if they throw rock and lose to your paper, they'll switch to paper on their next turn, since paper beat them.

The researchers say that switch is a conditional response . . . it's something we do instinctively, even if we think we're just picking randomly. 

 

You want your kids to succeed in life, right?  Unless you're a bad parent or weirdly competitive.  Here are two naming tips to give them a slight edge. 

1.  Give your kid a middle name.  Or at least a middle initial.  A study out of England found that people with a middle initial get treated as higher status.  The researchers think it's because initials make people subconsciously think of the initials in prestigious titles . . . like Ph.D.

 2.  Give your kid a name that's easy to pronounce.  A study out of New Zealand found that people whose names were hard to pronounce had LESS CREDIBILITY than people with easy names. 

 

 It's still legal to talk on your phone while you're driving in Florida.  But one guy decided to take matters into his OWN hands.

 

Back in 2011, a 60-year-old named Jason Humphreys put a cell phone jamming device in his car, so no one around him on the road could make phone calls.  And he thought it only worked within 30 feet.  But it turned out that during his commute to and from work in Tampa, he was also jamming a cell phone tower.  And after the company that owns the tower complained last year, police were able to pinpoint the signal and pull him over.  And when they did, they knew it was him . . . because the device also jammed their police radios.  They eventually found it hidden under the passenger's seat.  Unfortunately for Jason, using a cell phone jammer is a federal crime.  And prosecutors went for the maximum penalty, so he's now facing a $48,000 fine.

 

Other things we discussed today:

 

 

 

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