1.) The most positively viewed nation in the world is not the United States, at least not according to the Country Ratings Poll done by the BBC World Service. After surveying more than 26,000 people internationally, Germany came out on top, with 59% rating it positively. The Germans replaced Japan at the top of the list as the Japanese fell to 4th, behind Canada and the United Kingdom. The United States ranked 8th, with 45% giving us a positive rating. Iran was the country view most negatively in the survey.
2.) In Elbow Lake, Minnesota, David Gonzalez bought an abandoned home for about $10,000 with plans to remodel it. In the walls of the home, stuck in with newspaper used as insulation, he found a comic book – Action Comics # 1, the first appearance of Superman. When he invited his in-laws to see his find, his wife’s aunt grabbed the comic. Gonzalez grabbed it back, tearing off the back cover, which was an expense tear. The auction house, which is selling the comic book, believes the tear took about $75,000 off the price of the comic book, which has a current bid of over $100,000. Pristine copies of Action Comics # 1 have sold for more than $2 million dollars.
3.) Which age group is the least likely to wash their hands after sneezing into them? It’s men between 18 and 39 years of age, at least according to a new survey by Kleenex. Women over 50 are most likely to wash their hands in that situation. Also in this survey, 67% of people don't always cover their mouth when they sneeze. 37% of people wipe their nose with their hands or clothes. And 11% of people don't wash their hands after they sneeze into them.