Looks Like We Have Been Playing Monopoly All Wrong!

(PCM) The holidays bring families together and what better way to spend some quality family togetherness than breaking out a good ol’ game of Monopoly. You know the one that usually ends in a stalemate with siblings screaming at one another and the board getting tossed across the room. Well, it seems that the classic way in which most families play Monopoly is all wrong and by actually following the rules printed in the box, game play can be both a lot faster and smoother.

Research shows that most people who play Monopoly have never even seen the actual rule book and have been basing their game play on a hand me down rule-set that has been passed down from generation to generation. Sadly, these rules are wrong. The Today I Found Out YouTube channel has kindly taken the time to break down the correct rules for playing Monopoly and some of what they have uncovered is quite surprising.

For instance, did you know that the Free Parking space on the game board literally does nothing. It is nothing more than a space holder spot for players to take a break and count their money.  The  official rule book states that the Free Parking space has no special meaning, however players who have created their own rules claim that all the tax and fine money collected from players goes into a pot in the middle of the board and whoever lands on Free Parking gets that money. Not so!

Also, did you know that when you land on a property and you decide not to purchase the property the rest of the game players can then decide to bid on that property? We had no idea, but we could certainly see that rule speeding up the game and property buying process quite a bit.

No game has the ability to make people angrier than Monopoly, however it turns it is way more of a strategy game about causing your opponents to go broke. The video above provides some fascinating rules that we had no idea were part of the Monopoly universe. However, good luck convincing your family as they will most likely refuse to budge on the rules for Monopoly they have followed for years.

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Did You Ever Wonder Just Want An Auctioneer Is Saying During His Chant? It Actually Isn’t Gibberish!

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(PCM) We have always gotten a case of the giggles when listing the incredibly fast-paced chant of an auctioneer. Upon first listen it can truly sound like nothing more than a bunch of gibberish, however, the mystery has now been solved and someone has finally broken down just what the auctioneer is actually saying. Surprisingly they are normal words, just said a ridiculous speed.

Barry Baker of Ohio Real Estate took a few minutes to create a rather informative video breaking down (in normal speed) just what is flowing from the mouths of most auctioneers.

It’s hilarious because after watching the video we can actually begin to pick out a few of the words a bit more clearly even when the auctioneer is spitting them out at rapid pace. Baker says that the auctioneers use a lot of filler words such as “bid”, “dollar”, and “now” which can sound a bit jumbled when spoken at fast paces.

You can read Baker’s auctioneer speech below to get an even better understanding:

“The auction’s on. What are you going to give for it? Would you give 200 dollars? Well, then, give a hundred. I’ve got a hundred, now a hundred-and-a-quarter. Would you give a hundred-and-a-quarter? Now a hundred-and-a-half. A hundred-and-a-half, would you give one-seventy-five? One-seventy-five, now two hundred. Two hundred, now two-and-a-quarter. Anyone else, give two-and-a-quarter? Sold, two hundred dollars.”

Well, thanks for clearing that up!

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No, David Bowie’s Ashes Were Not Scattered At The Burning Man Festival

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(PCM) Whoever started the ridiculous rumor that the late David Bowie’s ashes were scattered throughout the grounds of the recent Burning Man Festival held in the Nevada desert has just been shut down. David Bowie’s son, director Duncan Jones took to Twitter to dispel the rumor that had been circulating claiming that he and his godson took his late father’s ashes to Burning Man to be spread as per the late singer’s final wishes.

Jones went a step further and claimed that if his father did want his ashes to be spread anywhere it would more than likely be at Skegness Butlins, a resort and fairground in England. Definitely not Burning Man!

Surprisingly, E! News was one of the first outlets to misreport on the false information about Bowie’s ashes at Burning Man, as they felt they had a reliable source. They claim the source revealed “David’s godchild and David had long talks about Burning Man and what it stands for, and David loved the message behind it.” The source also claimed that a memorial service took place for Bowie during the festival.  While that service may or may not have occurred, one thing is for sure, Bowie ashes are certainly not spread in the Nevada desert.

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The Complete Guide To Understanding Those Crazy Car Dashboard Symbols!

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(PCM) If you are anything like us then you are probably a bit too embarrassed to admit that you may not completely understand what is going when when your car dashboard lights up with an odd looking symbol and you know immediately something is amiss!

Looking at those crazy symbols can seem a lot like trying to read hieroglyphics, so we were thrilled to come across this handy chart that covers just about all the symbols and exactly what your car is trying to tell you!

Dashboard-Lights Of course each car is going to be a little bit different, but the chart above contains some of the most common symbols and what they mean.

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A Handy Five-Step Guide For Solving A Rubik’s Cube

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(PCM) If you are anything like us than you have probably been baffled by trying to solve this mysterious Rubik’s Cube. It is damn near impossible and we can’t tell you how many times out of utter frustration we have tossed one of these puzzling cubes across the room and said ‘to hell with it’!

So, you can only imagine our joy in discovering that someone has finally published the ultimate guide to solving a Rubik’s Cube in just five easy steps! The solution diagram can be seen below:

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Now go grab that Rubik’s Cube out of the trash and get to solving!  You can thank us later!

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Man Creates A Humane Tool For Disposing Of Spiders In Your Home

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(PCM) Another viral sensation to over take the web is the invention of the Critter Catcher, a device that was created to catch and release spiders in a humane way without killing them. It appears that the Critter Catcher has been in existence since 2012, when a father invented the product to help his arachnophobia son get over his fear of spiders and rid the home of these pests without causing them any harm.

Recently, Insider picked up on the product and posted a video showing it in action and the rest if viral internet history. The video clip has since been viewed over 87 million times and shared by thousands!

The product can work for more than just spiders! It can also be used to capture other household insects pests such as cockroaches, grasshoppers and scorpions as well. The device is also a winner for people who are freaked out about being close to bugs as it features a 25.5-inch-long stick, which offers plenty of distance between the user and the insect.

Once the insect is trapped in the devices bristles it can safely be carried outside and with a squeeze of the handle it can be released outside and away from the home. The internet is freaking out over the invention and we would love to see the sheer number that have been sold since the latest viral trend.

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