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I heard about a study the other day concluding–YES, CONCLUDING the talking head on the news said–that people who drink their coffee black are more likely to be psychopaths..

I like my coffee with cream but on occasion have consumed it black.
I suppose those days, more than others, I was likely to have psychopathic tendencies that would not rear their heads when I drank with cream?

I found the “news” article about this scientific research.

Then I actually read the research paper itself. 

Get this, if you like radishes and celery, along with black coffee, than you are most likely a psychopath! 

From the abstract:

Two US American community samples (total N = 953; mean age = 35.65
35 years; 48% females) self-reported their taste preferences using two complementary preference
36 measures and answered a number of personality questionnaires assessing Machiavellianism,
37 psychopathy, narcissism, everyday sadism, trait aggression, and the Big Five factors of
38 personality.

The study goes on 45 more pages.

And lots of people are suddenly FREAKED, especially those who either drink their coffee black or are dating or married to someone who does. What secrets.. what scary plot twists await us..

Beca Grim wrote this in BUSTLE in August:

As you’ve probably guessed by now, I clearly drink only black coffee myself, as I believe all quality humans should. And if you think that’s a bit of a strong statement, consider this: There are a number of proven benefits to taking your coffee black — the way the gods intended it to be.

She goes on to say that people who drink their coffee black are more efficient at their time, in better health, thrifty, have wisdom, and don’t take part in useless social rituals. 

Is Beca Grim a psychopath?
Am I one 50% of the time when I grind my beans black?
Are you?

Either this study one of the dumbest ever *I think* or I am in denial and .. well you may be too.

Be scared.
Once you go black, a psychopath will never go back.



Official searching for the phantom pooper

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Police are searching for a woman who has been seen repeatedly defecating in a neighborhood while out running.Cathy Budde says her kids saw the woman mid-squat and came running back in the house to tell her.“They are like, ‘There’s a lady taking a poop!’ So I come outside, and I’m like … ‘are you serious?'” Budde said to the runner. “‘Are you really taking a poop right here in front of my kids?!’ She’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry!'”

IT continues to make some box office history

IT easily beat mother! this weekend .. It wasn't great competition, but it's a good victory nonetheless.

And some facts: In its first 10 days, the film adaptation of Stephen King's novel has earned $218.7 million domestically, passing up Get Out ($175.5 million) to become the No. 2 R-rated horror film of all time behind The Exorcist, not accounting for inflation. 
It is already the top-grossing September release in history. 
IT will finish its North American run with north of $300 million.

Overseas: IT is grossing $60.3 million in its second weekend from 56 markets for a foreign tally of $152.6 million and a stunning $371.3 million worldwide against a $35 million budget. 
Highlights included a record-breaking horror opening of $13.8 million in Mexico.
A perfect horror movie for the age of TRUMP.

The Great Mexico City Earthquake anniversary Earthquake

Thirty-two years to the day after an earthquake killed thousands of people in Mexico, a powerful quake rattled the country's central region Tuesday..

Again.. 32 years later. To the day..
Today across Mexico City, as people were prepping for earthquake drills and remembrances of what occurred then... and now today, what occurred in real time.
Videos of ground shaking.. buildings literally falling down.. NPR has this: "We don't have an estimate yet from authorities of how many buildings — but just photos and videos from people in the street show there are many buildings collapsed so far," reporter James Fredrick told NPR. "The civil protection agency of Mexico City has confirmed that they're beginning excavation work for people trapped inside collapsed buildings."
Another problem loosed by the quake: Gas leaks have been reported across the city, some of which have already resulted in fires, according to Fredrick.
"God bless the people of Mexico City,&qu…