People Are Cleaning Their Teeth with Magic Erasers, and Dentists Are Horrified
Next time you go to the dentist, tell them you've been doing this and see if they SLAP you. People on TikTok claim you can get your teeth a lot whiter if you scrub them with Mr. Clean MAGIC ERASERS. Some lady who thinks fluoride is dumb recently told people she's been doing it for a while, and that it's fine as long as you don't let it touch your gums. She says she hasn't asked her dentist about it, but they always say her teeth look great. So it must be fine. A study in 2015 actually found Magic Erasers CAN remove stains from your teeth, but most experts say it's NOT something to try. One dentist talked about it on YouTube and said it's like scrubbing your teeth with really fine sandpaper. So if her teeth look white, it might be because she stripped all the enamel off.
Five Stats to Help Celebrate National French Fry Day
If you want a reason to hit up your local burger place, this is it: Today is National French Fry Day. To celebrate, here are a few interesting stats from recent polls . . . 1. 83% of Americans like French fries. Only 4% dislike them. 12% are "neutral." And the remaining 1% don't know how they feel . . . somehow. 2. French fries are the second-most popular American dish, behind hamburgers. 3. French fries are the #2 food people can't live without . . . second only to pizza. 4. In a ranking of the "ultimate" fast food fries, McDonald's is #1 by a long shot. Chick-fil-A is second, followed by Five Guys, Wendy's, and Arby's. 5. When it comes to the style of fries, "regular" is the most popular, with curly fries being a close second. Steak-cut, crinkle, and waffle fries round out the Top Five.
Listening to Music Is America's #1 "Simple Pleasure"
Not every day can be a GREAT day. But what's something small that keeps you from entering BAD DAY territory? A new survey looked at the top "simple pleasures" Americans love. And #1 is something WE can help you out with . . . listening to MUSIC. Here are the top ten: 1. Listening to music. 59% said it's one of their top simple pleasures in life. 2. Watching a good TV show or movie. 3. Eating a favorite food. 4. Laughing at jokes. 5. Getting a good night's sleep. 6. Making someone smile. 7. Receiving some good news. 8. Holding hands with a loved one. 9. Getting some fresh air. 10. The smell and sound of rain.
The Top Things We Still Help Our Kids Pay For, Even When They're Adults
There's a great scene in the movie "Parenthood" where Jason Robards tells Steve Martin you never stop being a parent . . . even when your KIDS are old enough to be parents. And for a lot of us, that includes helping with MONEY. A new study looked at the top things parents help pay for even when their kids are grown-ups. And it found the average parent spends over four grand a YEAR on their adult children. Here are the top ten things we help our kids pay for as adults . . . 1. Groceries. Especially when they're in college, or just getting their own place. 2. Household items, including furniture. 3. Stuff for THEIR kids when you're a grandparent. 4. Bills. 5. Emergency expenses. 6. Vacations. 7. Cars. 8. Rent or mortgage payments. 9. A down payment on their first home. 10. Travel expenses, like plane tickets home.
The Average Person Will Eat 39 Scoops of Ice Cream This Summer . . . and Eating It Is One of Our Favorite Childhood Memories
You can eat ice cream guilt-free as a kid. But even as adults, we're not slowing down much. The average Americans plan to eat 39 scoops of it this summer. A new poll found 1 in 5 adults still have an emotional response when they hear an ice cream truck . . . and our favorite flavors are chocolate, cookies-and-cream, and vanilla. 39% of people also said some of their favorite childhood memories involve ice cream. Here are our ten favorite memories from childhood . . . 1. Playing with friends. 2. Spending time with family. 3. Watching cartoons. 4. Eating ice cream. 5. A childhood pet. 6. Going to the beach. 7. Going to an amusement park. 8. Going to regular parks. 9. Birthday parties. 10. Playing board games.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. ZAC EFRON and his brother made a "Mission Impossible"-inspired video busting their grandpa out of the retirement home . . . so he could enjoy a refreshing Coke and watch the Euro 2021 soccer finals. Worth it. 2. DRAKE BELL was sentenced to two years of probation and 200 hours of community service, for allegedly exchanging explicit messages with an underage girl. Then he went on Instagram Live and sang a song with his son in his lap. 3. KYLIE JENNER's 3-year-old daughter Stormi has an "office" at Kylie Cosmetics . . . although it's more of a playroom. But Kylie says Stormi is, quote, "actually launching a little secret brand soon." 4. A cannabis company put Borat's image on a billboard, and SACHA BARON COHEN sued. He doesn't believe in corporate sponsorships because he thinks they'll hurt his image . . . and he also doesn't support marijuana use. 5. WWE Hall of Famer "MR. WONDERFUL" PAUL ORNDORFF died yesterday. He was 71. Orndorff was one of the great villains of the '80s. He even teamed up with Roddy Piper to take on Hulk Hogan and Mr. T at the first "Wrestlemania". 6. A list of actors who were so perfect in their role, no one could ever replace them includes: Catherine O'Hara as Moira Rose on "Schitt's Creek" . . . Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man . . . and Harrison Ford as Indiana Jones. 7. PARIS HILTON went viral last year with a video where she made lasagna. And now, she's coming out with a six-episode cooking series on Netflix called "Cooking with Paris" on August 4th. 8. JEFF TIMMONS of 98 Degrees is hosting a pop-up "FREE BRITNEY" radio station tomorrow. He said, quote, "Radio stations have prospered from Britney's great songs . . . it'll show stations and artists support Britney getting her life back." 9. DOJA CAT slipped and fell on her butt during a Miami club show Saturday night. Then she went on Twitter and asked fans to send her the video. They didn't disappoint. 10. The Brad Paisley - Alison Krauss duet "Whiskey Lullaby" was voted the Saddest Country Song of All Time. Jason Michael Carroll's "Alyssa Lies" was #2, followed by George Jones' "He Stopped Loving Her Today".