Zoo Selling Roaches For Valentine’s Day: Timeout magazine says the Bronx Zoo is selling Madagascar hissing cockroaches for Valentine’s Day. You can name a roach for $15. The zoo says, “There is no better way to say ‘forever’ than with the gift of a cockroach. Each gift comes with a colorful certificate emailed to your loved one announcing that a cockroach has been named in his or her honor.”
The Average Kid Gets $8-a-Week in Allowance, Plus More For Chores
I’m not sure kids’ allowance is keeping up with the rate of inflation. We’re all in trouble if they ever figure out how to unionize.
A new study found that the average kid between four and 14 years old gets $8-a-week in allowance. But that’s just the base salary. They also get paid extra for doing their chores, including . . .
1. Washing the car is worth an average of $4 extra.
2. Taking care of the yard, $4.
3. Cleaning their room, $2.
4. Laundry, $2.
5. Vacuuming, $1.50.
6. Taking out the garbage, $1.
7. Washing the dishes, $1.
The study also found the kids save about 37% of the money they make. Based on the $416 in just allowance at $8-a-week, that means they’re saving about $154 a year.
Aspiring Rapper Robs Restaurant In Order To Make A Name For Himself: WWWN claims aspiring rapper Cedric Miller recently robbed a Wingstop restaurant owned by fellow rapper Rick Ross. The 23 year-old Tennessee native wanted to get Ross’s attention. Miller and his friend were armed when they entered the restaurant and threatened employees. They left without taking anything, but were later arrested after surveillance video of the robbery was released