At the University of Manchester in England, the student union passed a resolution banning clapping at their events. It seems the students are worried that the loud noise of clapping and yelling are an issue for those with anxiety. So instead of clapping, students are now encouraged to use “jazz hands” to show their enthusiasm. (Metro)
A new survey of U.S. travelers found that 54 percent of respondents are more or less confident in their pilot based on the pilot’s accent. So which accent do travelers trust most? 63 percent said they had more confidence in someone with an Upper Midwestern accent and 58 percent had the most trust in a pilot with a Southern Californian accent.
Some people don’t like waiting and so they take matters into their own hands. A Texas man had enough of his city’s pothole problem, and so he’s leading an effort to fill in Dickinson’s holes using techniques learned from YouTube. Zach Weeks said after finding tutorials on YouTube he and his wife bought $150 worth of materials and used them to fill three of the pesky holes over the weekend. Weeks said he was told his efforts might be illegal, so he’s seeking the city’s permission before he continues filling the holes. (I’d like to invite Mr. Weeks to move to Long Island, my block in particular.)