5 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning and Happy Friday!  Here’s what you need to know.2012 Miss USA Competition - Show

  • The next time you take a flight, you may want to pass on the coffee.  According to a recent safety alert published on the FAA website, the prepackaged coffee filters many airlines use can explode when an attendant lifts the coffee pot to pour you a cup.
  • The government is spending more than ever to crack down on illegal immigrants.  The math works out to about $10,000 per illegal.  We’ve linked to the break down here.
  • Have brown eyes?  You’re deemed to be more trustworthy.  According to a study published yesterday in PLoS ONE,researchers from Charles University in the Czech Republic, female faces were generally more trustworthy than male ones.  They also found those with brown eyes were found to be more trustworthy than their blue eyed counterparts.
  • The results of the 17th edition of the Quality Counts report are in.  The report is a widely-cited metric of overall educational quality in the United States.  The report also ranks quality of education by state.  Maryland came in first while South Dakota came in dead last.
  • Walmart may have dealt a blow to the major carriers.  Starting today, they will be selling the iPhone 5 with no contract.  Walmart will be partnering with Straight Talk Wireless to offer the iPhone 5 and the iPhone 4 for $45 a month for unlimited talk, text and data.

Bonus

If you’re trying to reach Miss Alabama Katherine Webb, don’t try reaching her by phone. According to the New York Post, Webb has had to change her number after receiving thousands of calls a day.   AJ McCarron’s girlfriend has caused quite a stir since ESPN’s Brent Musburger went on and on and on during Monday’s game about how she looked.

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