Would you believe it if I said DADS shouldered more of the extra parenting than moms last year? Of course you wouldn't, because that didn't happen.
A new global study found the average mom did 173 extra hours of parenting in 2020 because of the pandemic . . . and dads only pitched in an extra 59 hours.
That's just over one extra week's worth of dealing with the kids for moms . . . and about two-and-a-half days for dad
70% of Us Have Experienced Rudeness at Work
It may seem like RUDENESS is on the rise. A stat has even been going around claiming that 98% of people have experienced rude behavior at work.
Well, a new study in the "Journal of Applied Psychology" looked a three main fields . . . restaurants, manufacturing, and office workers . . . and found that while about 70% of these workers have experienced rudeness, only 16% of workplace relationships are rude or toxic.
Basically, the numbers show that rudeness isn't an EPIDEMIC in the workplace . . . instead, a few bad apples are spoiling it for the whole office.
A co-author of the study said, quote, "Prior research suggests workplace mistreatment is harmful and widespread, [so] it is often called an epidemic . . .
"But our findings show that rude behavior is less like the flu and more like cholera. It is still harmful, but far less common, and outbreaks are often traced to a single source . . . much like a contaminated water pump."
Good News: Proposal Photos, a Brave Valedictorian, and a 19-Year-Old Cat
Here are a few more good news stories making the rounds . . . 1. In health news: A new blood test that detects more than 50 different types of cancer just got cleared for use. Experts say it could help diagnose people earlier and save a lot of lives. 2. A photographer from Texas was in San Francisco last week, and happened to get photos of a guy proposing to his girlfriend on the beach. So the photographer posted a few shots on Twitter to track them down, and found them in three hours. HELP ME FIND THIS COUPLE! I was out at the sutro baths in SF when we started suspecting a proposal about to happen so we prepped my camera just in case and it happened! I got these photos of it and didn’t want to ruin their moment and hoped I would later find them through here pic.twitter.com/mRQJo4YcGF — (@valerlesnaps) June 22, 2021 3. A high school valedictorian in New Jersey named Bryce Dershem got CENSORED by the school's principal this month while giving a speech at graduation. Bryce was talking about how hard it was to come out of the closet in high school. At that point, the principal cut the mic and took Bryce's notes. But Bryce finished the speech anyway from memory. And at the end, got a standing ovation. 4. An animal shelter in Cincinnati threw a birthday party for a 19-year-old cat. A video they posted blew up on TikTok. So someone adopted him immediately . . . but had to promise they'll throw him a 20th birthday party next year.
Billboard's Greatest Driving Songs of All Time Billboard released a list of the 100 greatest driving songs of all time. Here are the Top Ten . .
1. "Born to Run", Bruce Springsteen.
2. "Fast Car", Tracy Chapman.
3. "I Get Around", The Beach Boys.
4. "Boyz-n-the-Hood", Eazy-E.
5. "Little Red Corvette", Prince.
6. "Radar Love", Golden Earring.
7. "Rocket 88", Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats.
8. "Ride Wit Me", Nelly featuring City Spud.
9. "No Particular Place to Go", Chuck Berry.
10. "Drive My Car", The Beatles.
Here are the longest running American TV shows that are still on . . . along with when they debuted and how long they've been on:
1. "General Hospital" . . . April 1, 1963 . . . 58 years.
2. "Days of Our Lives" . . . November 8, 1965 . . . almost 56 years.
3. "Sesame Street" . . . November 10, 1969 . . . almost 52 years.
4. "Masterpiece Theatre" . . . January 10, 1971 . . . 50 years.
5. "The Price Is Right" . . . September 4, 1972 . . . almost 49 years.
6. "The Young and the Restless" . . . March 26, 1973 . . . 48 years.
7. "Wheel of Fortune" . . . January 6, 1975 . . . 46 years.
8. "Saturday Night Live" . . . October 11, 1975 . . . almost 46 years.
9. "Jeopardy!" . . . September 10, 1984 . . . almost 37 years.
10. "The Bold and the Beautiful" . . . March 23, 1987 . . . 34 years.
11. "America's Funniest Home Videos" . . . November 26, 1989 . . . almost 32 years.
12. "The Simpsons" . . . December 17, 1989 . . . almost 32 years.
13. "Power Rangers" . . . August 28, 1993 . . . almost 28 years.
14. "South Park" . . . August 13, 1997 . . . almost 24 years.
15. "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" . . . September 20, 1999 . . . almost 22 years.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. A spectator with a cardboard sign caused a crash at the Tour de France that took out at least one rider on Saturday. They haven't caught her yet, but when they do, the Tour plans to sue her. 2. LIAM NEESON didn't learn to drive until he was almost 30, and his teacher was HELEN MIRREN. It was when they made the movie "Excalibur" together. 3. SAMUEL L. JACKSON will get an honorary Oscar in 2022, along with Danny Glover, Liv Ullmann, and Elaine May. Jackson has only ever been nominated for an Oscar once, for "Pulp Fiction". He didn't win. 4. A list of the ten creepiest kids from horror movies includes: Damien from "The Omen" . . . Regan from "The Exorcist" . . . and Samara from "The Ring". 5. A list of the longest running American TV shows that are still on the air includes: "General Hospital" . . . "Days of Our Lives" . . . and "Sesame Street". 6. Discovery's annual "Shark Week" is back on July 11th to the 15th with Tiffany Haddish as the host. It'll include shows featuring the "Jackass" crew . . . Ian Ziering and Tara Reid from "Sharknado" . . . and "Dr. Pimple Popper". 7. RINGO STARR had sued the makers of a sex toy called RingO, but they finally settled. The makers of the toy say they'll avoid activity that would cause confusion. And from now on, they'll leave a space between "Ring" and "O". 8. OLIVIA RODRIGO released an image of herself done up like the prom queen on the cover of HOLE's "Live Through This Album". COURTNEY LOVE called her out on it, but said all she wants from Olivia is flowers and a note. 9. DIERKS BENTLEY did a 100-mile road bike race with LUKE BRYAN last month. Dierks says Luke beat him because he has "big strong farm legs."