Reclining your seat on a plane might be a little selfish . . . but taking away someone ELSE'S ability to recline their seat isn't cool either.
There's a little device called the Knee Defender that's been on the market for at least a decade that lets you do just that. It costs $22, clips onto the legs of the tray table on the seat in front of you . . . and somehow blocks the seat from reclining.
Well . . . a 48-year-old guy on a United flight from Newark to Denver had the Knee Defender, and he was using it to block the 48-year-old woman in front of him from reclining her seat.
She figured out what was going on, and asked a flight attendant to have him take the Knee Defender off. The guy refused . . . so the woman stood up, turned around, and threw a cup of WATER on him.
The pilot diverted the flight to Chicago . . . where both of them were escorted off the plane. The plane landed in Denver without the two of them about an hour and a half late.
No charges were filed, and even though the Knee Defender is RUDE, it IS technically legal under FAA rules . . . although all of the major airlines, including United, say they've banned it on their flights.
We've been in the "everybody gets a trophy so no one's feelings get hurt" era for a while now. But thankfully, it FINALLY looks like people are sick of it.
A new survey asked Americans if they think only kids who WIN things should get trophies, or if EVERY kid should get a trophy . . . and 57% of us say only winners deserve trophies.
There are some CLEAR trends in the people who support only giving trophies to winners . . .
The more money you make, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies.
The more education you have, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies.
And the older you are, the more likely you are to think only winners should get trophies
We're all about diets where you can eat chocolate cake all day and lose weight . . . this appears to be one of those diets.
On this diet, you don't count calories, you just count how many BITES of food you take . . . and you want to take exactly 100 bites in a day.
Researchers at Clemson University in South Carolina found men eat an average of 17 calories per bite and women eat an average of 11 calories per bite.
So at 100 bites, men would eat 1,700 calories and women would eat 1,100 . . . those are low enough amounts to lose weight but high enough to keep your metabolism going.
You should also chew each bite 10 to 20 times, and avoid taking in calories you DON'T have to bite, like the calories in soda or milkshakes . . . or drinking gravy through a straw.