The Randoms: RIP to the CD, What's a "Plogger", & More!

TODAY IS:

  • National Pizza Day
  • National Bagel Day

It’s a carb fest!

Did you know ...

  • Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza every day, or 350 slices per second.
  • Each person in America eats an average of 46 slices (23 pounds) of pizza a year.
  • Over 3 billion pizzas are sold in the U.S. each year.
  • Kids between the ages of 3 to 11 prefer pizza over all other food groups for lunch and dinner.
  • 17% of all U.S. restaurants are pizzerias.
  • Pepperoni is the most popular pizza ordered.
  • In America, anchovies always rank last on the list of favorite toppings.
  • 62% of Americans prefer meat toppings on their pizza; 38% prefer veggies.
  • Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetable toppings on their pizza. (The Pizza Joint)

   

TODAY’S QUESTION:

Because it’s National Pizza Day … What is your go-to pizza topping and why? What topping should never be on a pizza?

      

TODAY’S TOPICS:

Save the planet while jogging ... A new fitness trend in Sweden has joggers picking up trash along their path. There’s a community of these fitness and environmentally-minded people over there calling themselves “ploggers” -- which is a word that combines the Swedish verbs “to pick” and “to jog.” (Daily Planet)

     

A Canadian magazine is being priced differently for men and women.The latest issue of Maclean's news magazine comes in two different versions: one for women being sold for $6.99 and one for men being sold for $8.81. The 26 percent difference in price is being done to highlight the estimated gender pay gap in Canada. (Twitter)

   

Speaking of things priced differently  for men and women … British supermarket Sainsbury's caught some heat after a shopper noticed that a "for my wife" Valentine's card was being sold at a lower price than a similar "for my husband" card. Yep, the card for men to buy was cheaper than the one for women to buy. The “for my wife” card was priced at about 3 bucks while the “for my husband card” was $3.50. The company has apologized and corrected the mistake. (Twitter)

   

RIP, CD … Though it had a really good run, the CD is about to go extinct. In 2017, Ford made its first car in 25 years without a CD player and now, one of the biggest retailers of music in the U.S., BestBuy, will stop selling CDs in July. K-Mart made the decision to stop selling CDs back in 2016, and Target is now switching to a consignment model -- where they wouldn't have to pay suppliers for CDs that don’t sell. While it’s probably not a surprise that CDs are almost gone, that doesn’t mean it’s time to toss your collection. Hey, vinyl made a comeback. Who knows? Your CD collection might be worth something in 20 or 30 years! (Newser)

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