1.) Which country is the most fun country in the world? It’s not the United States, but Argentina. A new survey asked people in 17 countries over 4 continents the average number of days they hang out with friends or do something fun. Argentina topped the list with 14.8 fun days per month. The U.S. finished 6th, averaging 11.7 fun days per month. Mexico, Turkey, Spain and Germany completed the top 5. The least fun country in the world, with only 5.3 days of fun each month is Poland, follow by Russia. But, it needs to be noted,that countries like North Korea and Afghanistan weren’t part of the survey.
2.) The food that is causing the greatest number of food-borne illnesses in our country may surprise you. According to the CDC, it’s not raw cookie dough, undercooked meat or questionable shellfish, but instead leafy green vegetables. Of the 9.6 million cases of food-borne illnesses reported each year, 51 percent are caused by contaminated plants; leafy greens alone contribute 23 percent of the total, more than any other food. All of the meat and poultry commodities combined were responsible for 22 percent of illness, and dairy carried 17 percent.
3.) The newest over the top overprotectiveness toward children comes from Australia. Earlier this week, the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council issued new guidelines in hopes of preventing the spread of germs. Children are now banned from blowing out birthday candles on a cake at school. The students are allowed to blow out one candle on a single cupcake, but only if they eat the cupcake themselves, and don’t share it.