Time to Leave the Lower 48: Hawaii and Alaska are the healthiest, happiest states in the U.S., according to a new ranking from the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index. The survey ranked the states on five criteria: a sense of purpose, social relationships, quality of community, financial management, and physical health and energy. Weirdly enough, some of the worst states on the list—Indiana and Ohio—are also cold, snowbound places, except without any polar bears and no opportunities for surfing. (Oklahoma, Kentucky, and West Virginia rounded out the bottom five.) [Associated Press]
Where’s the Cheese?: McDonald’s fans rejoiced when the Golden Arches added mozzarella sticks to the menu this month. What those fans are not rejoicing over, however, is the lack of mozzarella—or any cheese at all, really—in those sticks. “We believe the cheese melted out during the baking process in our kitchens and shouldn’t have been served,” McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb told NBC Chicago. We apologize to any customers who may have been affected. We are working to fix this in our restaurants.” [NBC Chicago]
— Nick Pierce (@piercenick5) January 10, 2016
Well OF COURSE He Doesn’t Like Touchdowns: Newly hirsuite NFL legend Brian Urlacher is the latest sports commentator to sip the the Cam Newton haterade. “I played defense so I don’t like when guys celebrate with dances and stuff,” Urlacher told USA TODAY. Newton has defended his touchdown celebrations, saying “I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen nothing they can compare me to.”
Who Better Than Deadpool?: Marvel’s foul-mouthed superhero, played by Ryan Reynolds, teamed up with the British charity Ballboys to raise awareness for testicular cancer. (And hey, why not call them “smooth criminals”?)
Wolverine vs. Deadpool: Hugh Jackman is chill with Reynolds’ smack talk toward Wolverine (in the character of Deadpool, that is) because he’s pretty sure Wolverine could “a hundred percent” take down Deadpool. Sounds like a Capcom matchup to us! [Yahoo!]
Get Yer Butt in the Gym: Wisconsin women’s basketball coach Bobbie Kelsey, on Wednesday: “You need to put the phones down, stop FaceTiming, stop tweeting and get your butt in the gym.” (She was talking about her team, which lost 75-62 to Nebraska on Wednesday. But it could very well apply to you.)
Unintentional Grounding: The grounds crew at the Super Bowl accidentally painted two end zones with the ‘Broncos’ logo, meaning they had to erase it and re-paint a Carolina Panthers logo. You had one job, guys.
— James Martin 📷 (@Jamesco) January 26, 2016
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