Whoa! We're Spending Tons of Money on Alcohol

April 30, 2018

If only drinks could be on the house more often. If you enjoy alcoholic beverages, here's some news that may take the fun out of imbibing. Having three drinks a day, five days a week could put a serious dent in your wallet.

With an average price tag of 10-dollars a drink, you could spend 150-dollars a week, which equals 650-dollars a month and a staggering 78-hundred dollars per year. Even if you only have two drinks a day on the weekends, that's still about 25-hundred bucks a year.

If you drink wine at home, beware that'll add up, too. A bottle of white wine goes for an average of $14.41, while red fetches an average of $15.66. There is good news, though. You can curtail the damage drinking does to your bank account.

  • Keep tabs on how much you are spending on alcohol. When you realize how much it's costing, you may take steps to keep things reasonable.
  • Drink slowly. Hey, you bought the drink - nurse it for a bit.
  • You don't have to drink to be social. Find other activities to engage in that don't involve drinking.
  • Don't let everyone know you're drinking. If you post about your exploits on social media, remember other people know it, including prospective employers. The tangential costs of drinking can also include money you spend shopping while buzzed or on taxis.

Source: Huffington Post

A spider, believed to be the oldest ever documented is dead.

The world’s oldest known tarantula has died. The spider, that goes by Number 16, was native to Mexico and was studied by Barbara York Main, who first discover the critter after its birth. It was 28-years-old.

“To our knowledge this is the oldest spider ever recorded and her significant life has allowed us to further investigate the trapdoor spider’s behavior and popular dynamics,” said Leanda Mason, a student of Professor Main’s and the study’s lead author. Mason says that the reason these spiders are able to live so long is because of their life-history traits, which include “how they live in uncleared, native bushland, their sedentary nature, and low metabolisms.” 

The poisonous trapdoor spiders usually take five to seven years to mature and typically never leave the burrow they’re born in. Its usually the males that do venture off to find a mate, while the females rarely stray more than a few meters from their birth place. On Number 16’s death, Mason says, “We’re really miserable about it. We were hoping she could have made it to 50-years-old.”

Source: Telegraph

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