A study by Nikelodeon UK has found that men don’t mature until they are about 43:
A whopping 46 per cent of women said they’ve been a relationship where they felt more like a mother than a partner.
On the home front, women were twice as likely as men to feel that they were the “grown up” one in their relationship, and three out of 10 women have ended a relationship with a partner due to his perceived immaturity.
They didn’t actually need to do a study to find that out, everyone knows that men are immature!
I have about 3 years till maturity, so here’s how I compare to their top 30 list:
- Finding their own farts and burps hilarious: Guilty
- Eating fast food at 2:00am: Not guilty
- Playing videogames: Guilty
- Driving too fast or ‘racing’ another car at the lights or on the motorway: Not guilty
- Sniggering a bit at rude words: Guilty
- Driving with loud music: Not guilty
- Playing practical jokes: Guilty
- Trying to beat children at games and sport: Guilty
- Staying silent during an argument: Not guilty
- Not being able to cook simple meals: Not guilty
- Re-telling the same silly jokes and stories when with the lads: Guilty
- Don’t like talking about themselves/having proper conversations: Not guilty
- Hating books/reading because of short attention span/they’re boring: Not guilty
- Doing crazy dance moves: Not guilty
- Mum still doing their washing: Not guilty
- Having their Mum still make them breakfast/any meal: Not guilty
- Wearing trainers to night clubs: Not even sure what that means, but I’m pretty sure I’m not guilty
- Owning a skateboard or BMX: Not guilty
- Not eating vegetables: Not guilty
- Changing jobs regularly: Not guilty
- Getting too excited over stag do’s: Not guilty
- Sometimes trying to do wheelies/stunts on their bike: Not guilty
- Driving a modified car or one with a loud exhaust/boy racer: Not guilty
- Showing off about how girls are attracted to them: Guilty
- Wearing pyjamas, specifically cartoon pyjamas: Not guilty
- Using dodgy chat-up lines: Not guilty
- howing off about protein shakes/weight-lifting/how much they ‘lift’: Not guilty
- Littering: Not guilty
- Wearing saggy-crotched jeans: Not guilty
- Having a cartoon bedspread: Not guilty (but really do want one)
7 out of 30 sounds pretty high on the maturity meter to me.
NYC’s largest hotel is getting rid of room service to save money.
John Fox, a consultant for the hotel industry, said nearly all hotels lost money on room service, which requires maintaining a staff of waiters and kitchen workers throughout the day, even though orders typically dwindle after breakfast and come in sporadically afterward. “Everybody’s doing what they can to engineer their properties to make more profit while still supplying the services their guests demand,” he said.
“There are so many hotels to choose from,” Ms. Della Valle said. “If everyone is offering room service, I don’t know why I would pay the same rate with no service.”
Mr. Della Valle, a financial trader, said he might come back — if the Hilton offered a 10 percent discount off its room rate.
I find this quite interesting. The Hilton occupies that space in between the very-expensive-full-service hotels and the no-frills-inexpensive hotels (by NYC standards), and there are a lot of places to get food within a few blocks of the hotel, and tons of places deliver in the area. If they allowed delivery to the room, then it wouldn’t be an issue for all but the most discriminating traveler, who wouldn’t be staying there in the first place.
distancetomars.com answers the age-old question “If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, how far away would mars be?”
I don’t want to ruin it, but it’s a good amount of pixels.
A woman, who works at a McDonald’s drive-thru window, had her stolen car drive up to her window.
Maiden continued her day and hitched a ride to work, where she later noticed a familiar car coming through the drive-thru and then spotted her McDonald’s visor in the dashboard, confirming that it was her vehicle.
“You would think whoever stole the car would say, ‘I’m not going to go to McDonald’s because the owner works there,’” the manager said, asking not to be identified.
Very few people accuse criminals of being smart.
Can someone, who is clearly smarter than I am, please explain how the below times are different?
Milk carton date rules
Venezuela is importing 50 million rolls of toilet paper due to a toilet paper shortage.
One supermarket visited by The Associated Press in the capital on Wednesday was out of toilet paper. Another had just received a fresh batch, and it quickly filled up with shoppers as the word spread.
“I’ve been looking for it for two weeks,” said Cristina Ramos. “I was told that they had some here and now I’m in line.”
I guess now’s the time to start looking into that three shells thing?
While attempting to rescue a cat stuck in a tree, an NYPD officer got stuck in the tree and had to be rescued by the FDNY. Reread that to make sure you get the full effect of it.
Then Natto’s colleague put out a call for assistance from the FDNY.
Sources said dispatchers asked him to repeat what was going on — since they couldn’t believe what they were hearing.
When firefighters arrived, “they didn’t go straight to helping him,” Giuong said. “They all gathered around and laughed at him. They took their time just crowding around. It seemed the officer was enjoying himself.”
Stories like this make the Post, and me, very giddy.
What happens to all those Olympic venues when the athletes leave? io9 has a collection of photographs of some of the abandoned Olympic buildings.
The Olympic Games are always proceded by a furious amount of building as host cities construct arenas, pools, ski jumps, Olympic villages, and anything else the games demand. While some of the buildings are repurposed after the athletes depart, others are left to rot.
I love destruction porn.
Business Insider charted the cost of beer at each of the MLB ballparks.
The most expensive beers in MLB can be found in Washington where Nationals fans have to pay at least $8.25 for a beer for the privilege of watching Bryce Harper. The Cleveland Indians and Arizona Diamondbacks have the cheapest beers ($4.00).
The chart they present is what you actually have to pay to buy a beer at the various ballparks. I took the data and massaged it a little bit to see who has the most expensive beer per pint. Turns out it’s the Boston Red Sox at nearly $10 a pint. $10!