This Afternoon's Odd News 10/17/18

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Life Finally Gets Easier at Age 44 . . . Allegedly

Apparently life gets easier after you get your first colonoscopy. Maybe not BECAUSE of your first colonoscopy, but once it's over, yeah, smooth sailing.

According to a new study, there IS a point where life gets EASIER. And that point is . . . age 44. The study found that people stress out in their 20s over things like finding a job, saving money, and dating . . . and people stress in their 30s over things like moving up in a career and starting a family.

Then in your early 40s, you worry about things like finding a work-life balance, your relatives getting older, and trying to plan for the future.

But at 44? Then things finally turn around, you get all that other stuff squared away, and you can start relaxing and enjoying your life.

According to the study, people's favorite things about their 40s are going on nice vacations . . . earning good money . . . having a nice car . . . and knowing what's worth worrying about.

The best thing about being your 50s is you stop worrying too much about what people think about you . . . and the best thing about being in your 60s is retiring and getting to enjoy your paid-off house and your grandkids.

(The York Press)

A Fugitive Is Busted When His Girlfriend's Four-Year-Old Son Tells the Cops Where He's Hiding

Never mess with a four-year-old when it comes to hide-and-seek. There's a 24-year-old guy named Jesse Vaughn Lawson in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. And he was a fugitive with an outstanding warrant for burglary and receiving stolen property.

Well . . . earlier this month, the cops went to his girlfriend's apartment to try to find him. She said she hadn't seen him in almost a week.

But her four-year-old son had a different story. According to the police report, when the kid found out why the cops were there, he told them, quote, "He's hiding from you in the electrical room. Come on, I'll show you."

And then he led the cops to Jesse's hiding place. Jesse was arrested, and he was hit with additional charges for flight to avoid apprehension and endangering the welfare of a child.

(Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

*LIST* How Many Jumping Jacks It Takes To Burn Off Halloween Candy

If you’re a really responsible adult who’s already bought Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters, good for you! But having all those itty bitty candy bars in the house also makes it so easy to talk yourself into snacking on one or seven every night. The thing is? Even though the candies are small, those calories add up quickly. We’ll tell you just how quickly, but be warned – it might make you want to rethink reaching into your trick-or-treater stash for that 12th Reese’s cup.

So let’s talk jumping jacks. A minute of vigorous jumping jacks, which is about 60, burns nine calories. That sounds like a lot of work to burn off an uncontrollable Reese’s habit. This is how long it takes to burn off one fun-size of these popular candies (calculations based on a 150-pound woman.)

3 Musketeers - 63 calories, 420 jumping jacks, or seven minutes worth.

100 Grand - 95 calories, 634 jumping jacks, or doing them for 10 minutes 30 seconds.

Almond Joy - 80 calories, 534 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 54 seconds of them.

Butterfinger - 85 calories, 567 jumping jacks, or nine minutes 24 seconds worth.

Heath Bar - 77 calories, 514 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 34 seconds.

Kit Kat - 70 calories, 467 jumping jacks, or seven minutes 48 seconds of them.

M&M’s Plain - 73 calories, 487 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 12 seconds worth.

M&M’s Peanut - 90 calories, 600 jumping jacks, or a solid 10 minutes of them.

Milky Way - 80 calories, 534 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 24 seconds worth.

Nerds - 50 calories, and just 334 jumping jacks, or a quick five minutes 36 seconds.

Nestle Crunch - 60 calories, an even 400 jumping jacks, or six minutes 42 seconds of them.

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups - 110 amazing calories, 734 jumping jacks, or an exhausting 12 minutes 12 seconds worth. That’s a long time, but totally worth it for a Reese’s, right?

Skittles - 80 calories, 534 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 54 seconds of them

Snickers - 80 calories, 534 jumping jacks, or eight minutes 54 seconds

Whoppers - 100 calories, 667 jumping jacks, or 11 minutes six seconds worth.

Check out the full list of candies here.

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