More men prioritize dating over work
SAN DIEGO, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Fifty percent of U.S. men versus 36 percent of women say they would choose a date over work, a survey for the specialty dating service It's Just Lunch said.
It's Just Lunch asked more than 4,300 U.S. single men and women a series of questions regarding how they view dating issues related to work.
Forty-one percent of the women said work and dating held near equal importance in their lives and they made time for both.
Dr. Paulette Kouffman Sherman, a psychologist who specializes in single career women and the author of the book "When Mars Women Date," said she wasn't isn't surprised women were more likely to reschedule a date.
"Women still feel they have to work harder to succeed in corporate America," Sherman said in a statement.
The survey also found most men would rather not talk about work on a date.
Forty-five percent of women said they like to talk about work to start a conversation on a date, compared with 30 percent of men.
Fifty-five percent of men said business discussion was interesting from time to time, but they preferred to discuss other things, while 11 percent of men and 7 percent of women said when work day was over, they preferred to forget about it and talk about anything else.
The survey also found: women preferred to date a business executive; men preferred a medical professional; more women preferred to not date someone who works in their office; women were less likely to date a client and the ideal first date was a drink after work.
No further survey details were provided.
Virginia Beach sets cartwheeling record
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- More than 1,000 people came together in Virginia Beach, Va., to set the world record for the most people performing a cartwheel at the same time.
The Saturday event was organized by Excalibur Gymnastics in Virginia Beach, The (Norfolk) Virginian-Pilot reported.
In total, 1,086 people showed up to take part in the record-breaking event, beating the previous record of 482 people cartwheeling, set by Schothorst, a community in the Netherlands.
Art show peeing dog statue turns heads
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A giant statue of a dog treating the side of a California art museum as its personal fire hydrant is turning heads.
Artist Richard Jackson's installment "Bad Dog" outside the Orange County Museum of Art shows an oversized pooch, leg lifted, yellow paint spilling down the building's side. It's a part of his exhibit inside, dubbed "Ain't Painting a Pain," which premiered Sunday.
The museum's director said reaction to the display -- and there's been plenty -- has been largely positive, though some have said they wished the dog wasn't as anatomically realistic.
Jackson said his goal was never to offend.
"My intention is never to shock or offend anyone or any particular group," he said. "People's reaction to 'Bad Dog' or any art for that matter tends to vary. Sometimes, it depends on whether you're going home from church or from a strip club."
Jackson acknowledged, though, the Newport Beach, Calif., area -- traditionally conservative -- might be seen as a provocative choice for "Bad Dog."
"The way I see it, it's funny," he said. "I understand that Newport Beach has traditionally been a conservative community. But, this is an art museum. This piece of art is making a commentary or statement. The dog is pissing on the museum."
Couple accused of burglary dropped key
CHALMETTE, La., Feb. 18 (UPI) -- A Chalmette, La., couple has been arrested for allegedly burglarizing a bar, police said. They were caught when they allegedly left their apartment key behind.
Robert J. Clark III, 35, and Jaime Schlosser, 37, were arrested Wednesday and charged with burglary for the Jan. 31 break in, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported.
The two allegedly broke into a bar and stole several cartons of cigarettes. They also allegedly left behind their apartment key.
Detective Sgt. Donald Johnson said investigators developed information that pointed to Clark and Schlosser as suspects and that the key found at the scene was confirmed to be their apartment key.
Clark and Schlosser have denied involvement in the burglary, authorities said.