1.) You’ve heard about hashtags, but since you’re not on Twitter or using Instagram you never used them. If you’re a Facebook user, that’s about to change. Facebook has announced they have added support for hashtags. Putting a hashtag on a Facebook comment will allow you to click on the hashtag and see the discussion around that keyword on Facebook. And, unlike Twitter, Facebook’s privacy settings make this feature unique. If you have your posts set to friends only, only those people who are allowed to see it will be able to see your hashtagged post. Clicking on the hashtag will show public posts, as well as posts from your friends who have allowed you to see the post. Privacy settings are respected. This will also make it so hashtags that are generated from Instagram posts to Facebook will also be viewable.
2.) Since men do most of the grilling, you would think Father’s Day weekend would be a big grilling time. And, you’d be right, but it’s not the biggest. In fact, according to a new survey, while 49% of people will grill this Sunday, Father’s Day is only the fourth-biggest grilling day of the year, behind the 4th of July, Memorial Day and Labor Day. It is the second-biggest day for giving grills or grilling accessories as gifts, behind Christmas.
3.) Does your dog chase its tail or lick its paws over and over again? Maybe it has the dog-equivalent of OCD, a condition called CCD or canine compulsive disorder. Researchers have discovered that MRI brain scans of 8 CCD-affected Doberman pinschers show similar brain characteristics with humans with OCD. According to National Geographic, the CCD dogs had higher total brain and gray matter volumes and lower gray matter densities in certain parts of the brain. The research team chose Dobermans because they are the first breed to show a genetic basis for CCD and because the breed has a high prevalence of CCD—about 28 percent of Dobermans.