Here Are the Top Gifts Dads Want for Father's Day This Year
If you haven't gotten your dad anything for Father's Day yet, you've still got time to get most of the stuff on this list. Someone polled a bunch of dads and asked what they want for Father's Day. Here are the top ten things dads are hoping to get . . . 1. Doing something special with the family, like a hike or going to a pool. A separate Father's Day poll ALSO found that's #1 this year. 2. A card. It actually tied for first place. 3. Clothes. 4. Something homemade. Especially dads with young kids. 5. Tools. 6. Electronics. 7. Something related to one of his hobbies. 8. A gift certificate for something fun. 9. Having the day to himself. One in nine dads want everyone to leave them alone. 10. Food, beer, wine, or liquor. Only 3% of dads said they'd love to get flowers.
A Company Installed Cameras That Force Workers to Smile to Unlock Doors No one can make you like your job, but at least one major company is now forcing its workers to FAKE it. The company Canon makes printers, camera lenses, and a bunch of other stuff. And their offices in China recently installed A.I. cameras that force employees to SMILE in order to open doors or book meetings. If you try to open a door while frowning, the facial recognition software won't unlock it for you. You have to smile . . . so that way it knows you're happy and EXCITED to be at work each day.
We'll Spend 15% Less on Father's Day Than Mother's Day, Plus Six More Stats
Sunday is Father's Day. And if you just go by how much people are spending . . . I guess we love our dad about 15% LESS than we love our mom. The average person will spend $190 on Dad this year compared to the $219 we spent on Mother's Day last month. Here are six more Father's Day stats . . . 1. 55% of Americans will celebrate Father's Day this year in one way or another. Another 7% said maybe. 2. 52% will buy a gift . . . 40% are planning a meal or celebration . . . 19% are going out for dinner . . . 27% will do a phone call or video chat . . . and 39% will buy a card. 3. Over half of us will do something for our own dad, but he's not the only person we're celebrating. 37% will also do something for their husband or partner . . . 11% will do something for their father-in-law . . . and 7% said their grandfather. 4. The top money-related things we've asked our dad for help with are: Buying a car . . . career advice . . . budgeting . . . and buying a house. 5. Over half of us think Father's Day is a "real" holiday we should celebrate. 35% think it's just a commercial holiday we've all been pressured into, so companies can make money off it. 6. One in five dads say they've been DISAPPOINTED on Father's Day before, because their family didn't do enough.
The Average Person Snaps at a Loved One Once a Week For No Reason
The pandemic has REALLY stressed out a lot of us, which is understandable . . . it's totally up-ended our daily lives in almost every way. Thanks to the vaccines, that may be coming to an end. But the stress could linger for a while. According to a new survey, half of Americans say that the pandemic has been so stressful they worry they'll NEVER fully be able to de-stress. On average, people say they'd need 10 days in their "ideal location" to come out of it. 25% would escape to a cabin in the woods by themselves to de-stress, and 15% would need to be even more remote, like a desert island. (Where there would be absolutely NO STRESS . . . except, you know, BASIC SURVIVAL.) The stress is having an effect on relationships too . . . because of the lack of ALONE-TIME. Seven in 10 people say they now get "upset or frustrated" with someone in their household for no reason at least once a week.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. Even when she becomes a lawyer, KIM KARDASHIAN won't stop posting sexy pictures. Quote, "I've thought about this. Then I thought, you can do it all. You can do whatever you want." 2. CHRIS PRATT gave four deployed servicemen and their families a sneak peek at his new movie. And he told them, quote, "I understand that the life that I live, I live inside of a bubble of protection that you provide for me. So just know, I don't take it for granted." 3. A list of dead people we love who may have actually been horrible human beings includes David Bowie for allegedly having sex with underage girls, James Brown for his horrific abuses of women, and John Wayne for being an admitted white supremacist.
5. JIMMY KIMMEL is now the sponsor of a college football bowl game. The Jimmy Kimmel L.A. Bowl will take place on December 18th at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles. That's where the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Chargers play. 6. A film critic rated ALL 24 Pixar films, the three best were: "Toy Story 3" . . . "The Incredibles" . . . and "Toy Story 2". The three worst were ALL three "Cars" films . . . womp, womp.
7. The first episode of the "iCarly" revival addressed Sam's absence. In a conversation between Carly and Freddie, it is revealed that Sam is, quote, "Following her bliss" with a biker gang. So there we have it!
9. Someone posted a TikTok video of BILLIE EILISH allegedly mocking Asian and black people, but it's out of context and inconclusive. Either way, Billie's boyfriend did apologize for racist and homophobic things HE said on social media in the past. 10. Scientists named a recently discovered frog after . . . LED ZEPPELIN. It's called the Pristimantis ledzeppelin and it lives in the Ecuadorian Andes. It's about one and a half inches in size with coppery-red eyes and multicolored skin. 11. The most commonly used word in METALLICA's lyrics is . . . "Never", according to a dedicated fan who did the research. And in case you're wondering, JAMES HETFIELD says "Yeah" only 68 times. 12. This week's CD Releases include new music from H.E.R., Styx, Tom Morello, Rory Feek, and the latest "Now That's What I Call Country" compilation. 13. A list of country songs to celebrate Father's Day includes: "Just Fishin" by Trace Adkins . . . "You Should Be Here" by Cole Swindell . . . and "My Old Man" by Zac Brown Band. 14. JON PARDI is on vocal rest and postponing all of his June shows. He says, quote, "I promise to do my part and stay as healthy as possible to continue singing and performing. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you in July." 15. KENNY CHESNEY WILL be doing his Stadium Tour in 2022. It'll kick-off in Tampa, Florida next April . . . and wrap with the usual two-night stay in Foxboro, Massachusetts at the end of August.
52% of People Say Chocolate Can Get Them Through a Bad Day
It's Friday. So hopefully that alone has you in a decent mood. But if your week is dragging on, maybe a little CHOCOLATE could help. 52% of people say chocolate alone can get them through a bad day without LOSING it. And more than seven in 10 people agree it lifts their mood in general. The survey also found three in four people reward themselves with chocolate. And the idea that "everyone loves chocolate" is basically true. Less than 3% of people avoid chocolate or never eat it.