IN BRIEF …
- “Fearless Girl,” the statue of a girl staring down Wall Street’s “Charging Bull,” will remain in place till early next year. The popular statue was originally scheduled to be removed next week. (NY Times)
- For some reason, Val Kilmer spend the entire weekend tweeting about how much he adores Cate Blanchett. (People)
- According to a study out of Japan, female American cockroaches can reproduce without males. (Jezebel)
- Canada is going to legalize marijuana in 2018. Canada would be the largest developed country in the world to legalize recreational pot use. (Time)
- Further proof that life isn’t fair … Danielle Bregoli, better known as the “Cash Me Ousside” girl, has signed a television deal. (Metro)
- Women in Italy may soon become the first in Europe to receive three days of “menstrual leave” if they are suffering painful periods. If approved, the law would give women three extra days off a month. While many are applauding the law, some women’s rights groups fear it could backfire, by discouraging employers from hiring women. (Daily Mail)
CATS ACTUALLY DO LIKE HUMANS
Looks like your cat-loving friends have been right all along. Cats actually do like people.
Yep, according to a new study, cats are not anti-social. Instead, researchers say cats enjoy human interaction.
In the study, cats were presented with three things to react to within four categories: human social interaction, food, toy, and scent.
The cats preferred social interaction first, followed by food.
In other words, they preferred to be played with and petted more than they wanted anything else … which is surprising, isn’t it? (Telegraph)
LOCK UP YOUR BEN & JERRY’S
There’s nothing worse than going to get a pint of Ben & Jerry’s out of the freezer … only to find that someone else has eaten it. Well now you will never lose your pint of Chunky Monkey again – thanks to Ben & Jerry’s Euphori-lock. It’s an actual combination lock for the top of your pint.