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Do you believe the month you were born, and the relative position of the planets and stars, affect every single aspect of your life? If so, get ready for some SPOILER ALERTS on your future income.
--Researchers examined the zodiac signs of the 1,000 richest people in England, including PAUL MCCARTNEY and basically no one else you've heard of. And they figured out which astrological signs are most common among those rich people.
--GEMINI came in first. 10% of the people on the list had birthdays between May 21st and June 20th.
--Capricorn was second, which means a birthday between December 22nd and January 19th. And Aries was third, which is March 21st to April 19th.
--Scorpios came out the worst. Only 6.5% of the people on the list had birthdays between October 23rd and November 21st.
--The full list from richest to poorest goes Gemini, Capricorn, Aries, Taurus, Leo, Sagittarius, Cancer, Pisces, Libra, Aquarius, Virgo, and Scorpio.
Today is the THIRD day of Major League Baseball's extended Opening Day. Remember when sports DIDN'T stretch everything out this long? Anyway, here are nine random facts about EATING and DRINKING at ballparks this season . . .
#1.) Over the course of the baseball season, fans will eat approximately 20.4 MILLION hot dogs. The L.A. Dodgers are projected to sell the most, just ahead of the Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, and New York Yankees.
#2.) Fans will also eat about 6.1 MILLION sausages.
#3.) The average "Fan Cost Index" for a game is $210.46. That includes four tickets, two beers, four sodas, four hot dogs, parking, two programs, and two hats.
#4.) The average ticket price is $27.73. That's up 2.7% from last year. The average beer is $6.12 and the average hot dog is $4.14.
#5.) The Boston Red Sox have the highest average ticket price, at $53.38. The New York Yankees are second, and the Chicago Cubs are third.
#6.) The Arizona Diamondbacks have the cheapest average tickets, at $16.89. The San Diego Padres are second, and the Tampa Bay Rays are third cheapest.
#7.) A lot of teams DECREASED their ticket prices this year. The biggest cuts were the Chicago White Sox, who cut their prices by 10.2% . . . and the Kansas City Royals, who cut theirs by 10.1%.
#8.) The Toronto Blue Jays went the other direction, and increased their ticket prices by 29.6%. And the Los Angeles Angels raised theirs by 23.4%.
#9.) The best value on beer per ounce comes from the Los Angeles Angles, at 28 cents per ounce. The Arizona Diamondbacks come in second by charging 29 cents an ounce, and the Cleveland Indians are third, charging 33 cents per ounce.
We don't WANT to turn you into a Howard Hughes-level germophobe . . . but after hearing THIS, you'll probably be paranoid every time you eat at home from now on.
--A nonprofit called NSF International just ran a study on people's kitchens, and found they're absolutely COVERED in germs.
--The six most contaminated items in the kitchen are: The vegetable and meat compartments in your fridge . . . the rubber seal under the blade of your blender . . . the can opener . . . the rubber spatula . . . and the rubber-sealed food storage containers.
--The one big thing those six all have in common: They all come in direct contact with raw meats and produce.
--The study found E. coli bacteria on 25% of the kitchen items tested . . . salmonella on 25% . . . listeria on 10% . . . and yeast and mold on 100%.
--So how do you avoid potentially contaminating your food? CLEAN more carefully. That means washing things like the blender base and the rubber gasket, not just the blender container . . . or running your refrigerator drawers through the dishwasher.
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