Erin McCarthy
Erin McCarthy

Have You Had a Pet that Changed Your Life?

Erin McCarthy
Erin McCarthy

1. Last week, I lost the cat I had for 17 years to cancer. (That’s her up there!) Sugar taught me not just about responsibility—I hand-raised her and the rest of her litter from the time they were a day old—but about compassion, love, and so much more, and I will miss her dearly. This got me thinking about all the ways our furry friends make our lives better. Have you ever had a pet that changed your life? I'd love to hear about them. 

2. An Australian billionaire recently announced plans to build a replica of the ill-fated Titanic. According to The Guardian, the Titanic II “will largely recreate the design and decor of the fabled original, with some modifications to keep it in line with current safety rules and shipbuilding practices, and the addition of some modern comforts such as air conditioning and Wi-Fi.” So: Would you take a trip on this ship?

3. Scientists just linked two rats’ brains together with a computer, which enabled them to communicate directly and solve puzzles. In one test, the two rats were thousands of miles apart. Which creatures’ brains should scientists link next?

4. Your turn! If you’ve got a question for your fellow _flossers, ask away. Have a great weekend!

How To Make A Snow Globe Cocktail

Nothing gets people into the holiday spirit quite like snow globes… and booze. So, the Snow Globe Cocktail makes perfect sense.

Brought to us by , the festive cocktail is created with a few simple ingredients and supplies. Please resist the urge to shake it up. Instructions here.

This article originally appeared on Foodiggity. Follow Foodiggity on Facebook and Twitter.

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What Shows Up When You Google Yourself?
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On Fridays we ask a bunch of unrelated questions. Your answers help get us through the afternoon. On to this week's topics...

1. What's the strangest thing someone could learn about you by Googling your name? And has anyone who shares your name done anything remarkable? There's a Jason English who's almost exactly my age. He allegedly bit someone's ear off and flushed it down the toilet. It will be tough to rise above that in the search rankings.

2. What's something you regret quitting?

3. If you could change one rule in any board game, what would it be? (If you have a specific house rule you think the world should adopt, let us hear it.)

4. Do the kids celebrate Mischief Night/Devil's Eve in your neighborhood? What's the worst incident you remember?

5. Got a question for the group? Ask away. Have a great weekend and happy Halloween!


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