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Doritos Is Offering a 13-Year-Old Girl $20,000 for Her Rare "Puffy" Chip
Remember when people would get attention for discovering foods that seemed to be shaped like Jesus or genitalia or something? Well, now you can cash in just by finding a minor manufacturing defect. A 13-year-old Australian girl named Rylee Stuart was eating Doritos last week, and she came across a "puffy" chip, which isn't THAT different from those 3-D Doritos. She posted it on TikTok, and asked people if she should eat it or try to sell it. She listed it on eBay, and supposedly had offers of up to $100,000. But then the auction got shut down. That's when Doritos stepped in, and offered Rylee $20,000 for the chip. Not because they want to investigate it . . . it's just a chip that has a big pocket of air inside . . . they just saw an opportunity to turn it into a marketing thing. They said, quote, "We've been so impressed with Rylee's boldness and entrepreneurial spirit, so we wanted to make sure the Stuart family were rewarded for their creativity and love for Doritos."
Seven Phrases with Extra Words That We Use to Sound Smart
People use filler words when they want to sound smart, like saying "at this point in time" when the word "NOW" sums it up pretty well. So someone asked grammar nuts to name other redundant phrases that bug them . . . 1. "In my opinion." We usually know it's your opinion if it's coming out of your mouth. 2. Saying something is "estimated to be AROUND" a certain number. You already said it's an estimate. No need to say it twice. 3. "General consensus." There's no consensus that isn't held in general. That's what a consensus is. 4. Calling something an "ACTUAL fact." That one might be useful though, now that we're bombarded with lots of untrue things presented as facts. 5. "I feel badly about that." People think it sounds smarter than "I feel bad." But it's actually wrong, just like you wouldn't say you feel "greatly about that." 6. "Postpone until later." You don't need the words "until later." If you want to postpone something until earlier, you need a time machine. 7. Saying "the reason being" instead of "because." Like, "I feel badly, but I need to postpone our meeting until later . . . the reason being I forgot about it."
A new poll came up with a list of the 30 Most Stressful Life Situations. It does NOT include "choosing which ice cream to buy," even though there are always people agonizingly pacing up and down that aisle at the store. Here are the Top 10: 1. Health problems 2. Financial problems 3. Family problems 4. Running late 5. A job interview 6. Forgetting something important you had to do 7. Not being able to get to sleep 8. A disagreement with a partner 9. Traffic 10. Worrying you have upset a friend Others that made the list include: Not knowing what to buy someone as a gift . . . getting a stain on your clothes . . . and accidentally "liking" an old photo on someone's social media.
How Old Were You When You Finally Felt Like an Adult? 7% of Us Still Don't How old were you when you first felt like a true ADULT? A new poll found 7% of us still DON'T feel like grown-ups . . . or around 1 in 14 people. That includes about 5% of people in their 30s and 40s, and 1% of people over 55. The most common age when we feel like an adult is 18, and the second most common answer was YOUNGER than 18. So a lot of us grew up fast. The rest of the top five ages are 21, 25, and 20.
6% of people said they were over 30 when they finally felt like an adult. Which might be the trend now, because a quarter of adults under 25 said they still don't feel like a real grown-up. 11% of people in their late 20s or early 30s said the same.
Sorry Kids, Schools Are Facing Shortages of Juice Boxes and Chicken Nuggets
Adults have faced a lot of product shortages throughout the pandemic . . . toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bleach, cleaning supplies, gas, garden gnomes, ketchup, Grape-Nuts, Milano cookies, and pocket change. And now it's really hitting home for EIGHT-YEAR-OLDS. The "Wall Street Journal" says schools are concerned because juice boxes, hamburger beef patties, and chicken tenders are among the items that are in short supply. This is because of labor deficiencies and supply chain issues. Other expected shortages include: Canned fruit, corn dogs, salsa, "Uncrustables" sandwiches, Italian salad dressing, and even the actual lunch TRAYS. Suppliers are cutting back on their offerings, so schools are whittling down their menus. A rep for one supplier said, quote, "We haven't had a 100% head count school season in 15 months. It's going to blow the doors open." That said, the USDA wants eight-year-olds to remain calm. They're working on easing pressures across the food supply chain. And while there may be shortfalls, there aren't any widespread concerns.
Actors Who Had to Pretend to Be in Love On-Screen with Their Real-Life Ex
Imagine having to pretend to be in love with your ex, because it's your job . . . hard pass. Here is a list of actors who had previously dated, but had to still keep an on-screen romance . . . 1. Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake . . . They dated from 2003 to 2007, but reunited in 2011 for "Bad Teacher". 2. Blake Lively and Penn Badgley . . . They dated from 2007 to 2010, but continued to play their roles for two more years on "Gossip Girl". 3. Cole Sprouse and Lili Reinhart . . . They met on the set of "Riverdale" and dated from 2017 to 2020, and are still playing a couple on the show. 4. Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder . . . They dated from 2010 to 2013, but their "Vampire Diaries" characters still ended up together. 5. Amanda Seyfried and Dominic Cooper . . . They met on the set of "Mamma Mia" and dated from 2007 to 2011, and they reprised their roles for "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" in 2018. 6. Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan . . . They dated 1995 to 1998 and were in the midst of breaking up when Tate started a five-episode storyline on "Friends" as Rachel's boyfriend. 7. Kaley Cuoco and Johnny Galecki . . . They secretly dated for two years in the early seasons of "The Big Bang Theory", but continued to play their roles through 12 seasons. 8. Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison . . . They dated before "Glee", and in season one her character had a huge crush on his. 9. Laura Dern and Kyle MacLachlan . . . They dated from 1985 to 1989, and played love interests in "Twin Peaks: The Return" in 2017. 10. Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber . . . They ended an 11-year relationship in 2016, then played spouses on "Chuck".
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. JONATHAN LIPNICKI from "Jerry Maguire" is using his MMA skills to help protect Orthodox Jews from being attacked on their way to and from the synagogue. Quote, "Everybody should have the right to worship without being discriminated against." 2. KYLE RICHARDS was hospitalized on Saturday after she came upon a beehive at her house and got stung multiple times. She's allergic and couldn't get her EpiPento work, so she ended up in the hospital. But she's fine. 3. Comedian JACKIE MASON died Saturday. He was 93. He started his career in 1959, and his work includes "The Jerk", "Caddyshack 2", "History of the World Part 1" and "The Simpsons", where he played Krusty the Clown's father. 4. A list of actors who had to pretend to be in love with their real-life ex on-screen includes: Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake . . . Jennifer Aniston and Tate Donovan . . . and Blake Lively and Penn Badgley. 5. The CLEVELAND INDIANS will now be known as the CLEVELAND GUARDIANS. TOM HANKS narrated the official announcement last Friday and now Marvel fans are calling for Groot or Rocket from "Guardians of the Galaxy" to be their mascot. 6. The writers of the first "Captain America" movie are dispelling the notion that Steve Rogers was a virgin. One of them says, quote, "Steve Rogers isn't a prude . . . he's not a choir boy. He's a World War 2 veteran." 7. MICHAEL B. JORDAN is working on a Black Superman limited series for HBO Max, but there's no word yet if he will also star in it. It'll be based on the character Val-Zod, who is in a different universe than Clark Kent. 8. KANYE WEST is reportedly holed up at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, finishing his new album. It was supposed to come out Friday, but after a listening party Thursday night at the stadium, he decided it wasn't finished. It's now coming out on August 6th. 9. MORGAN WALLEN addressed his racial slur controversy on Friday's "GMA". He donated$500,000 to black music organizations, and reached out to their community. He wants his fans to know that he does NOT condone using racial slurs. He also admitted to spending 30 days in rehab.