Mindbender archives

Friday 4/18/14

According to a new survey, the average American worker looks at this just over 40 times a day.   (The time) .

Thursday 4/17/14

According to a new survey, men are 8 times more likely to do this while driving if they are married.   (Obey the speed limit) .

Wednesday 4/16/14

According to a new survey, the number of people doing this once popular nighttime ritual has declined by 80% over the past 40 years.   (Taking a bath) .

Tuesday 4/15/14

According to a new study, 75% of Americans will get one of these this year worth an average of $2755.   (Tax Refund) .

Monday 4/14/14

According to a new survey, 60% of couples have argued while on vacation because one member of the couple would not stop doing this.   (Working or checking emails) .

Friday 4/11/14

According to a new survey, 37% of pet owners do this for their pets when they leave them home alone.   (Leave on the radio) .

Thursday 4/10/14

According to a new survey, there are half a million Tweets every day about this topic.   (The weather) .

Wednesday 4/9/14

According to a new study, you are most likely to accidentally do this at work on a Wednesday.   (Fall asleep) .

Tuesday 4/8/14

According to a new survey of moms, 40% said doing this every day helps them with the stress of parenting.   (Drinking wine) .

Monday 4/7/14

Before last night, the last time this happened was in 1989.   (George Strait winning ACM Entertainer of the Year) .

Friday 4/4/14

According to a new survey, 23% of single women say a man can make or break a first date depending on the type of this that he shows up with.  (Car – a station wagon of any type was the #1 date breaker while Mercedes was the #1 date maker) .

Thursday 4/3/14

According to a new study out this week, Louisville will be the worst city in the country for this this spring. Indianapolis will be 80th worst.  (Allergies) .

Wednesday 4/2/14

According to a new survey out this week, the average one of these will cost $30,000 this year.  (Wedding) .

Tuesday 4/1/14

According to a new survey, 1% of employees unwisely plan to do this at work today.  (Play an April Fool’s Day prank on their boss) .

Monday 3/31/14

According to a new survey, 79% of American family members do this every night at dinner.  (Sit in the same seat they always do) .

Friday 3/28/14

According to a new survey, 30% of married couples will always wait until they are together before they do this.  (Watch their favorite TV show) .

Thursday 3/27/14

According to a new survey, 13% of parents ask their kids for advice on this.  (Fashion) .

Wednesday 3/26/14

According to a new study, the average American adult gets 115 of these every day.  (Emails) .

Tuesday 3/25/14

According to a new survey, the average American gets an extra hour of sleep every week by doing this.  (Hitting the snooze button) .

Monday 3/24/14

According to a new survey, 68% of American men did this while watching basketball over the weekend.  (Talked or yelled at the TV) .

Friday 3/21/14

The first one of these went on sale 30 years ago this month and cost $3995.  (Cell phone - the Motorola DynaTAC 8000x went on sale March 13, 1984) .

Thursday 3/20/14

According to a new survey, starting today Americans will spend an estimated $3 billion on this this year.  (NCAA Tournament betting / pools) .

Wednesday 3/19/14

According to a new study released yesterday, men get more withdrawn and self-centered and women get more outgoing and social when subjected to this.  (Stress) .

Tuesday 3/18/14

According to a new survey, 41% of office workers reported seeing this in their office in the past year, the lowest amount in over twenty years although there may have been a bit of an increase yesterday.  (Employee misbehavior) .

Monday 3/17/14

According to a new survey, 34 million Americans have this trait in common, although a lot more will claim to today!  (Irish heritage) .

Friday 3/14/14

According to a new survey, 67% of people admit doing this when they go out to their favorite restaurant.   (Ordering the exact same thing as always) .

Thursday 3/13/14

According to a new study, the average American home now has 150 of these but only regularly uses 15 of them.  (TV Channels) .

Wednesday 3/12/14

According to a new survey, 92% of Americans have worn these at some point in their lives but only 8% have ever actually owned them.  (Bowling shoes) .

Tuesday 3/11/14

According to a new survey, 20% of adult men admit that they will do this after a particularly bad day at work.  (Call Mom) .

Monday 3/10/14

According to a new study, there will likely be 3 times the number of workplace injuries today and four times the amount of mindless internet surfing at work today because of this.  (The time change over the weekend) .

Friday 3/7/14

According to a new survey, 11% of married couples have just one of these that they share between the two of them.  (A Facebook profile) .

Thursday 3/6/14

According to a new survey, 40% of Americans never change this unless they are forced to.  (A password) .

Wednesday 3/5/14

On average, people in India do this for 10 hours and 42 minutes per week, the most in the world. Americans do it for 5 hours and 42 minutes per week (ranking us 22nd in the world).  (Read) .

Tuesday 3/4/14

The first one of these held in the present day United States, was in Louisiana on March 3, 1699.  (Mardi Gras observance) .

Monday 3/3/14

One of these is 13.5 inches tall, weighs 8.5 pounds and was given its nickname in 1934.  (An Oscar statue) .

Friday 2/28/14

According to a new study, 82% of couples report doing this at least once a day but according to researchers, the more you do it, the less happy you are as a couple.  (Text each other) .

Thursday 2/27/14

According to a new survey, 29% of professional investors say they have made an important financial decision based on something they saw here.  (On Twitter or Facebook) .

Wednesday 2/26/14

According to a new survey, more men than women hate this but both men and women say this is their #1 pet peeve about their family members’ bathroom habits.  (Not replacing the empty toilet paper roll) .

Tuesday 2/25/14

According to a new survey, in the past year, 10% of American adults have cried on their way to work because of this.  (Traffic) .

Monday 2/24/14

According to a new study, married people say these three words nearly twice as much as single people.  (“I am sorry”) .

Friday 2/21/14

According to a new survey, the top three things single people judge a potential date on when they first meet them are their teeth, their confidence and this.  (Their grammar) .

Thursday 2/20/14

According to a new survey, this is the number one thing women said they wanted more of out of their current relationship.   (Alone time!) .

Wednesday 2/19/14

One of these weighs 1.1 pounds and is worth only about $548 although getting one is priceless.  (An Olympic Gold Medal – less than 1%, only 1/100th of a pound of the medal is actual gold) .

Tuesday 2/18/14

According to a new study, the average American will spend two months and two days of their life on the phone doing this.  (Being on hold or getting a busy signal) .

Monday 2/17/14

Although Ohio lays claim to 8 of these, Virginia is actually the state that has had 8, more than any other state.  (Presidents who were natives of the state) .

Friday 2/14/14

According to a new survey, the majority of women prefer getting this after dinner while the majority of men prefer getting it first thing in the morning.  (Their Valentine’s Day gift) .

Thursday 2/13/14

According to a new survey, 29% of couples say they plan to do this on Valentine's Day.  (Nothing at all) .

Wednesday 2/12/14

According to a new survey 8% of men say the will probably buy this year's Valentine's Day gift at this type of store.(A convenience store) .

Tuesday 2/11/14

There are 4.9 million of these in Kentucky, more than the 4.3 million people who live in the state.  (Barrels of whiskey) .

Monday 2/10/14

According to a new study, over the past five years the average amount of time you spend at a stoplight has increased by four seconds because of this.  (People checking their phones) .

Friday 2/7/14

While over 73 million people watched this historic event at home, only 700 people were there to see it live in person.  (The Beatles first appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show”) .

Thursday 2/6/14

According to a new study, even though some people might find it annoying, you are 85% safer if your town uses this in the wintertime.  (Road salt) .

Wednesday 2/5/14

According to a new survey, even though this snowy weather depresses a lot of people, one silver lining is that more long term couples started doing this in the winter time than at any other time of year.   (Dating) .

Tuesday 2/4/14

According to a new survey, 15% of single men say they have cancelled plans for a first date after they did this.  (Checked out the date’s Facebook page) .

Monday 2/3/14

For the first time since 2008, this happened at the beginning of this year's Super Bowl.  (The coin flip came up Tails) .

Friday 1/31/14

According to a new survey, 57% of Americans plan to do this this weekend.  (Watch the Super Bowl) .

Thursday 1/30/14

According to a new survey, 15% of Americans would skip this important life event for the chance to go to the Super Bowl.  (The birth of a child) .

Wednesday 1/29/14

According to a new survey of married women, this is the number one thing they hate about sharing the bathroom with their husbands.  (Messy while shaving / stubble in the sink) .

Tuesday 1/28/14

We won’t know until tomorrow who is performing this annual duty tonight but last year it was the Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.   (The “designated survivor” during the President’s State of the Union Address – the one member of the cabinet who does not attend the speech for security reasons) .

Monday 1/27/14

According to a new study, employees who think they are getting ahead by doing this at night are actually 40% less efficient at work the next day.   (Checking emails or doing work on their smartphones or tablets) .

Friday 1/24/14

According to a new study out this week, when temperatures drop below zero, the amount of time a person spends on one of these increases by 25%.   (Phone call) .

Thursday 1/23/14

According to a brand new study, one of the good things about weather this cold is that your body is 80% more efficient at doing this.  (Burning fat) .

Wednesday 1/22/14

According to a new study, 25% fewer teens are using this in 2014 than used it in 2013.  (Facebook) .

Tuesday 1/21/14

Acccording to a new study, over the course of a year the average American will do this to 99.3% of the items in the grocery store.(Totally ignore them) .

Monday 1/20/14

According to a new survey, the average home has $55 worth of these scattered around in it.   (Coins) .

Friday 1/17/14

According to a new survey, 48% of American workers spend less than half an hour a day doing this.   (Having lunch) .

Thursday 1/16/14

According to a new survey, the ugliest ones of these in the country can be found in Delaware. (License plates) .

Wednesday 1/15/14

According to a new survey, 26% of adults will purposely sabotage a friend who is trying to do this.   (Diet – surprisingly more men than women admit to it!) .

Tuesday 1/14/14

According to a new survey, guys who use one of these in their online dating profile get 66% fewer responses from women.   (An emoticon) .

Monday 1/13/14

Even though most everybody will be back to work and school today, according to a new study, 3% of Americans will stay home because of this.   (The flu) .

Friday 1/10/14

There have been 326 of these in the NFL so far this year.   (Games – there are 7 more to go for a total of 333 including the Super Bowl) .

Thursday 1/9/14

The first one of these stores opened in Dallas in 1985 and the last one closed last month in Hawaii.   (Blockbuster Video Stores) .

Wednesday 1/8/14

According to a new survey, 23% of the people who do not do this in the morning say they feel guilty about it later in the day.   (Make the bed) .

Tuesday 1/7/14

An estimated 2500 people in the Midwest made videos of themselves doing this yesterday.   (Throwing boiling water into the freezing air to make snow) .

Monday 1/6/14

Indianapolis currently has this in common with the Amundsen-Scott research station at the South Pole.   (The temperature – it is -9 degrees at both places) .

Friday 1/3/14

According to a new survey, 29% of Americans say they plan to buy as many of these in the next few weeks as they can. (Incandescent light bulbs – which are being phased out this year) .

Thursday 1/2/14

According to a new survey, once again this year, this was the number one New Year’s Resolution made by the majority of American adults.   (Lose weight / get fit) .

Tuesday 12/31/13

According to a new survey, 22% of Americans plan to be doing this at midnight tonight.   (Sleeping) .

Monday 12/30/13

This is 12 feet tall, weighs 11,875 pounds and is worth over one million dollars.   (The Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball) .

Friday 12/27/13

According to a new survey, 62% of the Christmas gifts returned already this week were this type of item.   (Clothing) .

Thursday 12/26/13

According to a new survey, 22% of Americans plan to use one of these already today.    (A gift card they received for Christmas) .

Tuesday 12/24/13

According to a new survey, 24% of American men will be doing this today.   (Christmas shopping) .

Monday 12/23/13

According to a new survey, 94.5 million American will be doing this this week. (Traveling for Christmas – (at least 50 miles). It’s an increase of 30% over last year) .

Friday 12/20/13

According to a new survey, people who make over $100,000 a year are 20% more likely to give someone this type of Christmas gift.   (A recycled or “regifted” gift – 39% of wealthy people will regift compared to 33% of other Americans) .

Thursday 12/19/13

According to a new study, 48% of Americans set up one of these back in 1993 but this year only 8% of Americans set one up.   (A Christmas Savings Account) .

Wednesday 12/18/13

According to a new survey, only 14% of Americans give this person a Christmas gift.   (Their boss) .

Tuesday 12/17/13

According to a new survey, by the end of this month, the average American will have six new ones of these.   (Pounds)   .

Monday 12/16/13

According to a new study, this was the number one requested present on kids’ letters to Santa 100 years ago.   (Candy – followed by nuts, a rocking horse, a doll and mittens) .

Friday 12/13/13

According to a new survey, 15% of workers who call in sick at this time of year call in for this reason.   (They are hungover from the company Christmas party) .

Thursday 12/12/13

According to a new survey, the average family will send out 26 of these this holiday season.   (Christmas cards) .

Wednesday 12/11/13

According to a new survey of single Americans, the majority of those who have been dating for less than six months plan to spend less than $100 this year on this.   (A Christmas gift for their significant other) .

Tuesday 12/10/13

According to a new study out yesterday, employees are healthier, more productive and 40% more likely to get a promotion if they have one of these on or near their desk. (A plant) .

Monday 12/9/13

According to a new survey, 32% of office workers say this is their favorite thing about going back to work on a Monday.   (Hearing all of the gossip from the weekend) .

Friday 12/6/13

Indianapolis Public Schools had more of these in January of 1978 than at any other time.   (School snow days) .

Thursday 12/5/13

According to a new survey, 3.5 million Christmas trees will have this in common this year.   (They will be cut down by the people buying them) .

Wednesday 12/4/13

According to a new survey, 22% of Americans have not done any of this yet this year.   (Christmas shopping) .

Tuesday 12/3/13

According to a new survey, experts say you shouldn't keep these around your house for more than 4 days.   (Thanksgiving leftovers) .

Monday 12/2/13

According to a new survey, 22% of Americans managed to do this over the past weekend and another 26% still plan to do it this month.   (Put up outdoor Christmas lights) .

Wednesday 11/27/13

According to a new survey, 84% of married men say they will be doing this for at least part of Thanksgiving tomorrow, the largest percentage ever.   (Helping to cook the meal) .

Tuesday 11/26/13

According to a new study, 46 million of these were raised this past year and Indiana is 6th in the nation in raising them.   (Thanksgiving turkeys) .

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