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ONLINE DATING MEMBERSHIPS SPIKED BY ALMOST 50% DURING THE POLAR VORTEX
While the polar vortex was busy cooling down most of the country down to frigid temperatures last week, online dating was heating up as a result. The U.S.-based dating application Zoosk has revealed that it experienced up to a 48 percent rise in membership sign-ups and 28 percent spike in messages sent across its servers during the deep freeze. The increases occurred in major cities most affected by the weather predicament, with Portland, Maine – where the weather dropped to as low as negative 15 degrees Fahrenheit – experiencing the biggest surge.
NO WEATHER CHANNEL FOR DIRECTV
The Weather Channel is at an impasse with DirecTV, the biggest satellite television distributor in the United States. If the two companies don't agree to the terms of a new contract by midnight tonight, the channel may disappear from DirecTV's lineup until a new agreement is reached.
CUBS HIRE FIRST OFFICIAL MASCOT IN MODERN CLUB HISTORY — CLARK THE BEAR
He is a bear named Clark who wears his cap backward. That's the look of the first Chicago Cubs mascot since the team brought a live bear at Wrigley Field starting in 1916 for a number of seasons. The Cubs had been one of the four Major League Baseball teams holding out and going without a mascot. Now, all that's left is the New York Yankees, the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angels — although some consider the Rally Monkey to be a mascot, he only appears (usually) on video. And the Yankees have attempted to employ mascots, but the experiments didn't last.