An instagram video for the ages.
An instagram video for the ages.
An instagram video for the ages.
Take a minute. What’s the scariest job that you can possibly imagine yourself having? If you’re like a majority of Americans, the scary job you thought of was being a politician. Yep, that’s right, Americans are afraid of being politicians. This is according to a survey of 56,857 Americans conducted by the jobs website CareerBuilder.com.
If being a politician is at the top of people’s scary jobs lists, what other terrifying positions are in the top 10? I think you’re going to be surprised.
There are more parental jobs in the United States than you can count. But being a parent makes people nervous for well…pick a reason. There are so many.
40 percent of Americans are afraid of public speaking. So it only makes sense that those people would also be deathly afraid of performing in public whether it’s as a comedian or some other form of entertainment.
Do you have a fear of heights? Well then this job is definitely not for you. I personally couldn’t imagine spending my days strapped to the top of a giant structure trying to install expensive, high tech equipment.
I think it’s telling of the real fears of Americans that this job is so far down the list. Nevertheless it is a pretty creepy job to have, especially if you’re afraid of zombies. The morticians are always the first ones to go in zombie movies.
This one might depend a bit on which animals you’re trying to train. I think it’d be less terrifying to train puppies, than it would be to train sharks or tigers. Then again, maybe not much if you have allergies.
For this job most people say they’re afraid of the blood, and the disappointment of telling people that the job is nothing like it is on TV.
I totally understand this one. Have you ever seen a room full of kindergartens that wasn’t in, or near total chaos? These teachers are the bravest among us. Not to mention all those little kid germs. Yuck.
People say that this job scares them because of the fear of being stampeded by hoards of screaming tweens. I also share this fear.
One word explains why people are afraid of this job: Ebola.
Yes, being a politician is the scariest job to have in America. I suppose it’s not hard to see why. It’s the perfect storm of the fear of public speaking, rejection, and a huge level of accountability. Yeah thanks, but no thanks.
(H/T: Huffington Post)
To be honest, I expected more people to be afraid of being a stand-up comedian than a politician. I suppose we can at least thank our elected officials for taking on the jobs that no one really wants, right?
East Coast, Beast Coast.
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What it normally means: Evil, like a witch from a fairy tale.
What it means in New England: Can be used as an adjective (meaning “amazing”) or a modifier (meaning “really”).
What it normally means: The coldest of the four seasons.
What it means in New England: It is WICKED cold, there is a TON of snow, and the conditions are not conducive to human life, but you deal with it like a champ because you’re a rough-and-tough New Englander.
What it normally means: A caffeinated beverage that can be consumed hot or cold.
What it means in New England: DUNKIN’ DONUTS OR GTFO.
What it normally means: A clothing item you wear on your feet, but normally spelled “socks.”
What it means in New England: THE BOSTON RED SOX. BIG PAPI. FENWAY PARK. THE GREEN MONSTER.
What it normally means: The season in between summer and winter.
What it means in New England: The absolute best season and time of year. Nothing in the world is prettier than a New England fall. NOTHING.
What it normally means: A round, fried sweet pastry.
What it means in New England: Apple cider doughnuts, eaten in the fall, when you go apple or pumpkin picking. YUM.
What it normally means: The warmest of the four seasons, filled with fun outdoor activities.
What it means in New England: It’s wicked hot instead of being wicked cold, for a change.
What it normally means: A sweet confection you pour on your pancakes.
What it means in New England: MAPLE syrup made from MAPLE trees. None of this “pancake syrup” marketing B.S.
What it normally means: The state of the atmosphere with regards to wind, temperature, and precipitation.
What it means in New England: It can be snowing one day and 70 degrees the next. NO ONE KNOWS.
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What it normally means: The quality of being amicable.
What it means in New England: Tack on an “S” at the end, and you have one of the BEST restaurants around. WITH A SUNDAE AT THE END, OF COURSE.
What it normally means: A crustacean with big claws and a tail, sometimes consumed as a luxury food item.
What it means in New England: LOBSTER ROLLS LOBSTER ROLLS LOBSTER ROLLS.
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What it normally means: Higher education, where you go after high school!
What it means in New England: Maybe you’ll go to one of the Ivies. Or maybe a small liberal arts college. Or maybe even one of the amazing state schools. But no matter what, New Englanders take school VERY seriously and it’s probably one of the first things that comes up in conversation.
What it normally means: A type of soup, chunky and served hot.
What it means in New England: Clam Chowder, and the creamy kind — NOT the Manhattan Clam Chowder kind.
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What it normally means: A fashion aesthetic.
What it means in New England: You’re probably wearing J. Crew, or Vineyard Vines, or Polo, or something like that right now, right?
What it normally means: Athletic competition or games pursued for pleasure or fitness’ sake, plus whatever you watch on ESPN.
What it means in New England: Tennis, hockey, rowing, golf, and lacrosse are THE sports to play, plus cheering on the Celts, Bruins, Pats, and Sox.
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What it normally means: A person who is eating.
What it means in New England: The BEST spot to order whatever food you want — seriously, WHATEVER — 24 hours a day.
What it normally means: A sandy, sunny getaway by the ocean.
What it means in New England: The Cape, Martha’s Vineyard, Maine, Block Island, ACK, etc. FUN IN THE SUN BABY.
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What it normally means: A frozen, creamy dairy dessert.
What it means in New England: BEN & JERRY’S OR BUST.
What it normally means: A clothing item for your foot, usually with a sturdy sole.
What it means in New England: Sperrys.
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What it normally means: A person’s way of behaving toward others, hopefully they are polite!
What it means in New England: Having a strong resting bitch face. A nod of acknowledgement is a big deal. NEW ENGLANDERS DON’T MESS AROUND.
What it normally means: A colonial patriot.
What it means in New England: BEEEEEEEEEEER.
What it normally means: A sweet coffee beverage, a la Starbucks’ Frappuccino.
What it means in New England: A milkshake.
What it normally means: Cheese, sauce, and toppings on top of dough cooked at a hot temperature means YUM.
What it means in New England: New Haven “apizza” — think Pepe’s, Sally’s, or Modern — is THE best pizza in the world, hands down (CLAM PIES). And the pizza situation in the rest of New England ain’t too shabby.
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What it normally means: A large metropolis.
What it means in New England: Probably Boston, but could refer to a variety of other places, including but not limited to Providence, New Haven, and sometimes even New York. Also, cities in New England are OLD.
What it normally means: A storm where it snows. Like, duh.
What it means in New England: Unless it’s more than two feet, it’s not a big deal.
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What it normally means: Lights and signs that indicate the rules of the road drivers are supposed to follow.
What it means in New England: Um, New Englanders are CRAZY drivers. No cop, no stop, amiright ladies?
What it normally means: The region in the Northeast comprised of Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
What it means in New England: The most BADASS region in the whole USA.
President George W Bush and Bill Clinton created the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund to raise charity after the devastating earthquakes that struck the tiny island nation in 2010.
In the middle of playing the Star Spangled Banner the kid playing the cymbals has a malfunction. So what does he do? He puts his useless equipment on the ground and proudly salutes the flag. A true patriot.
Some Americans have trouble remembering the words to the Star Spangled Banner and that is like the most basic American thing to know. It would be asking a little much to have the populace dig deeper and find out more weird things about our country. So sit back and relax, we’ve done all the research for you and I’ve provided this neat little compendium of strange but true facts about America. Educate yourself!
America certainly is a great country and after learning some of these facts, I feel better about myself and more educated about this great land. Share this post if you’re proud to be an American. If you don’t share it, I’m just going to assume you hate America and I’ll have to tell you to GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!
Read more: http://viralnova.com/america-facts/
Motorcycle enthuseist Alex Chacon has made the ultimate Modern Motorcycle Diaries. Over the course of 500 days, he biked from Texas to the Southern tip of Argentina, and then all the way back up to Alaska.
Finally, he compiled all his 600+ hours of riding footage into this epic video that is going viral!
After being told he was doing awesome, Obama answered, “You think I’m doing awesome? Thank you. I think you’re doing awesome. Both of have a lot of responsibility, but we’re handling our business.”
Music by Sleeping At Last.
The idea that America can be divided into a number of different nations, each with their own identities, is hardly new. It arguably originated with Joel Garreau’s 1981 book, The Nine Nations of North America, but you can see inklings of the idea in Harry Haywood’s call for the southern “black belt” states to secede, in the Cascadian independence movement, and even in the push for New England secession that arose during the war of 1812.
Now, Colin Woodard, a reporter at the Portland Press Herald, has developed his own version of the theory. Click “Know More” to get more detail on the 11 American nations Woodard has identified.