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The Water Cooler: Reasons to have an office party; the weirdest engagement ring

Get to the water cooler and celebrate these days that shouldn't exist.

Get to the water cooler and celebrate these days that shouldn't exist.



In need of an office party

In case you needed more of an excuse to sift through your kid's Halloween haul, today is National Candy Day. I would say go to your work's water cooler and make up your own national days, but they probably all already exist. Here are some weird, obscure day's happening this week to talk about:

Thursday: National Doughnut Day, National Love Your Red Hair Day, National Men Make Dinner Day

Friday: National Nachos Day, Saxophone Day

Saturday: National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day, National Canine Lymphoma Awareness Day

Sunday: National Cappuccino Day, National Parents as Teachers Day (hey to my own mom and dad) National Harvey Wallbanger Day

(I swear I didn't make any of these up.)

How California of them

Diamond's are a girls best friend? Nope. At least that's the case for Carlee Leifkes, who opened up an engagement ring box on Halloween and found her boyfriend's wisdom tooth in a silver binding. How trendy of them. The couple prides themselves on being nontraditional (you don't say?) and Leifkes' ring is definitely anything but traditional. The pair, who met at a music festival (of course they did) came up with the ring idea together. "My birthstone is a diamond. I don't need one to prove how much someone loves me," Leifkes said. And I have to admit, the ring does look pretty cool. In a not-for-me-but-congratulations way.The happy couple posted a photo of the ring on Facebook.

Facebook wants to build a teleporter by 2015

The company's chief technical officer, Mike Schroepfer, said the company plans to "effectively build a teleporter" in 10 years. "Facebook wants to build a device that allows you to be anywhere you want, with anyone, regardless of geographical boundaries," Schroepfer said Tuesday. So basically, it's a really intense virtual reality. Cool it with the teleportation talk, nerds. This "teleporter" would trick your brain into thinking you're somewhere you're not by adding physical feedback. How cool would it be to go to France with some coworkers on your lunch break? Head to the water cooler and geek over the possibilities.



[Last modified: Tuesday, November 10, 2015 5:24pm]


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