5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - May 29, 2014

5 Things You Should At Least Pretend To Know Today - May 29, 2014
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1. Brad Pitt Falls For The Old 'I'm Gonna Punch You In The Face' Prank

Despite years of hanging out with legendary practical joker George Clooney, poor Brad Pitt fell for one of the oldest "pranks" in the book, when red carpet reporter and noted prankster Vitalii Sediuk punched him right in the ol' kisser at the premiere for Maleficent last night. Ha! Pitt really had fist on his face during that hilarious joke! He must have felt quite the fool. 


2. Sriracha Downgraded From 'Dangerous Chemical Weapon' To 'Somewhat Overrated Condiment'

An Irwindale, CA City Council voted unanimously to dismiss a public nuisance complaint against the toxic fog of chili-base noxiousness that has been making life a pungent hell for the people who reside close to Huy Fong Foods' factory in which they make Sriracha. That same council had previously filed a lawsuit against the factory. I wonder what could have changed their minds.

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3. Dads Can Help Their Daughters Succeed In Life By Washing A Goddamn Plate Once In A While

A new study from the University of British Columbia shows that women who grow up in households in which mothers and fathers share housework duties—such as washing the goddamn dishes, running the vacuum across the carpet once in a frickin' while, and cooking a meal every now and then if you think it's so damn easy—wind up in higher-paying careers than women who grow up in households in which the dads are just lazy pieces of shit who make their wives wish they married their exes.

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4. Aaron Hernandez's Reason For Murder Is Better Than We Thought — Someone Spilled A Drink On Him

Turns out former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez had a perfectly good reason for allegedly shooting two people, according to prosecutors: somebody spilled a drink on him and didn't say sorry. Why didn't he just say that to begin with?

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5. The FDA Might Be Turning Its Sights On Big Hummus

Did you know that the hummus you're eating might not be made from chick peas? Yes! It might be made from some other kind of legume. Products such as Trader Joe's Edamame Hummus and Eat Well Enjoy Life Black Bean Hummus are not technically hummus. At least according to Sabra Dipping Company (which, coincidentally, happens to produce hummus). In fact, Sabra is currently trying to get the FDA to make it illegal to call something hummus unless it is made primarily from chick peas. I think I speak for everyone on the planet, living and dead, when I say that theirs is the noblest of noble causes. 

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(by Dennis DiClaudio)

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