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A Court Just Ruled That Your Facebook Friends Aren’t Actually Your Real Friends

There’s now legal precedent that supports what we all pretty much know:  Just because you’re Facebook friends with someone, it doesn’t mean you’re ACTUALLY friends with them.

A judge in Miami-Dade County, Florida named Beatrice Butchko was presiding over a case recently about some unpaid legal bills, and one of the attorneys was her Facebook friend.

The other attorney said that Butchko should recuse herself, because it was a conflict of interest for her to make a decision in a case involving a friend.  She didn’t want to drop it, though, because she said she barely knew the attorney.

And an appeals court just sided with her last week, and said that Facebook friends AREN’T your real friends.

In the opinion, they wrote, quote, “Acceptance as a Facebook ‘friend’ may well once have given the impression of close friendship and affiliation.  Currently, however, the degree of intimacy among Facebook ‘friends’ varies greatly.”

(Miami Herald)

The Smarter You Are, the More Likely You Are to Walk Around Naked

According to a new study, my neighbors who are ALWAYS walking around their house totally naked with the shades open are actually geniuses.  Who knew?

A new study out of the University of Rochester in New York found some unexpected personality traits and quirks that are associated with intelligence.

They found that the smarter you are, the more likely you are to . . .

1.  Walk around the house naked.

2.  Swear a lot.

3.  Eat spicy foods for breakfast.

The study also found that extroverted people are most likely to speed, gamble, and tell dirty jokes.  And agreeable people are most likely to sing in the shower and do random things to help out other people.

(Daily Mail)



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