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I Had No Idea This Was The World’s Scariest Job, But It Actually Makes Sense.

Take a minute. What’s the scariest job that you can possibly imagine yourself having? If you’re like a majority of Americans, the scary job you thought of was being a politician. Yep, that’s right, Americans are afraid of being politicians. This is according to a survey of 56,857 Americans conducted by the jobs website CareerBuilder.com.

If being a politician is at the top of people’s scary jobs lists, what other terrifying positions are in the top 10? I think you’re going to be surprised. 

10.) Parent.

There are more parental jobs in the United States than you can count. But being a parent makes people nervous for well…pick a reason. There are so many.

9.) Stand-Up Comedian.

40 percent of Americans are afraid of public speaking. So it only makes sense that those people would also be deathly afraid of performing in public whether it’s as a comedian or some other form of entertainment.

8.) Radio, Cellular, and Tower Equipment Technicians. 

Do you have a fear of heights? Well then this job is definitely not for you. I personally couldn’t imagine spending my days strapped to the top of a giant structure trying to install expensive, high tech equipment. 

7.) Mortician. 

I think it’s telling of the real fears of Americans that this job is so far down the list. Nevertheless it is a pretty creepy job to have, especially if you’re afraid of zombies. The morticians are always the first ones to go in zombie movies.

6.) Animal Trainer.

This one might depend a bit on which animals you’re trying to train. I think it’d be less terrifying to train puppies, than it would be to train sharks or tigers. Then again, maybe not much if you have allergies. 

5.) Crime Scene Investigator.

For this job most people say they’re afraid of the blood, and the disappointment of telling people that the job is nothing like it is on TV. 

4.) Kindergarten Teacher.

I totally understand this one. Have you ever seen a room full of kindergartens that wasn’t in, or near total chaos? These teachers are the bravest among us. Not to mention all those little kid germs. Yuck.

3.) Security Guard At Teen Pop Concerts.

People say that this job scares them because of the fear of being stampeded by hoards of screaming tweens. I also share this fear.

2.) Microbiologist.

One word explains why people are afraid of this job: Ebola.

1.) Politician.

Yes, being a politician is the scariest job to have in America. I suppose it’s not hard to see why. It’s the perfect storm of the fear of public speaking, rejection, and a huge level of accountability. Yeah thanks, but no thanks.

(H/T: Huffington Post)

To be honest, I expected more people to be afraid of being a stand-up comedian than a politician. I suppose we can at least thank our elected officials for taking on the jobs that no one really wants, right?

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Here Are 14 Eye-Popping Facts About Americans You Won’t Believe. The Last One Surprised Me.

They say Americans can’t agree on anything. Well maybe “they” are just mad they’re in the minority. Because according to these studies, Americans have pretty solid views and opinions on many “controversial” things you won’t believe. Don’t believe us? Check them out:

61 percent of Americans believe there were more people involved in the JFK assassination.

61 percent of American adults have an immediate family member who served in the military.

53 percent of Americans believe the war in Iraq was a mistake.

93 percent of Americans lack confidence in Congress.

50.5 percent of U.S. adults are married, down from 72 percent in 1960.

92 percent of American adults may believe in God or a universal spirit.

85 percent of Americans over 25 are high school graduates. This percentage has surged over the past century.

80 percent of Americans speak only English at home.

69 percent of Americans are in favor of euthanasia.

79 percent live in an urban area. Population density is higher in the east.

64 percent of Americans are white, though “minority” populations have become majorities in some areas.

64 percent of Americans do not believe global warming will seriously affect their way of life.

58 percent of Americans support legalizing weed.

79 percent of US adults believe abortion should be legal under some circumstances.

(H/T: Business Insider) If these shocked you then share with your friends below. They won’t believe them either.

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Can We Guess Where In The USA You Actually Live?

Red, white, and where are you?

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    1. Jim McIsaac ✓ Ben Affleck
    2. Neilson Barnard ✓ Jay-Z
    3. Frazer Harrison ✓ Leonardo DiCaprio
    1. Kevin Winter ✓ Britney Spears
    2. Michael Kovac ✓ Macklemore
    3. Frazer Harrison ✓ Aaron Paul
    1. Kevork Djansezian ✓ Oprah Winfrey
    2. Kevin Winter ✓ Sandra Bullock
    3. Michael Loccisano ✓ Carrie Underwood
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    1. ✓ Bald Eagle
    2. ✓ Great White Shark
    3. ✓ Alligator
    1. ✓ Moose
    2. ✓ Grey Wolf
    3. ✓ Rattlesnake
    1. ✓ Bison
    2. ✓ Fox
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    1. XL ✓ “A-Punk” — Vampire Weekend
    2. Capitol ✓ “Teenage Dream” — Katy Perry
    3. LaFace ✓ “Hey Ya!” — OutKast
    1. Konichiwa ✓ “Dancing On My Own” — Robyn
    2. Island ✓ “Mr. Brightside” — The Killers
    3. ✓ “Timber” — Pitbull feat. Kesha
    1. RCA ✓ “Since U Been Gone” — Kelly Clarkson
    2. Atlantic ✓ “All Summer Long” — Kid Rock
    3. Columbia ✓ “Born to Run” — Bruce Springsteen

Can We Guess Where In The USA You Actually Live?

  1. You got: New England

    You’re a go-getter, motivated, and probably one tough cookie. Yeah, the winters may be cold, but so is the Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee. Not many people can say it, but you are a New Englander through and through.

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  2. You got: California

    Tan, toned, and fierce — not to mention always hungry for In-N-Out. That’s you in a nutshell. Most people aren’t cool enough to live in California, but you’re living the dream. Whether you’re dodging the paparazzi in Hollywood or cooking up the next app in Silicon Valley, you live every day to the fullest.

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  3. You got: The South

    Whether you are a charming gentleman or a cheerful belle, you are a Southerner to the core. Sweet tea, football, and hot summer nights are what you LIVE for. You aren’t afraid to kick back, relax, and take things slow, because you know life isn’t a race; it’s meant to be savored.

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  4. You got: The Pacific Northwest

    Yeah, there’s rain, but there is so much more. Seafood, coffee, and oh yeah, just about the coolest people in the world. Let me guess, you’re wearing flannel right now, correct? Enjoy your evergreen climate, put on your raincoat, and continue being the alt-rock superstar that you are!

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  5. You got: The Rocky Mountains

    Why aren’t you enjoying the great outdoors right now? Whether it is just your backyard or maybe even one of the national parks, you make the most of living in one of the most beautiful areas in the country. You’re strong, outgoing, and not afraid of a little challenge — always looking for that Rocky Mountain high.

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  6. You got: The Southwest

    GET IN THE POOL. When you’re as hot as you are — both literally AND figuratively — you need to know how to cool off. Whether it’s with a marg, a beer, or some agua fresca, you know how to chill out when it heats up. Life is good in the Southwest, and you should be living it.

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  7. You got: The Plains

    You’re a corn-fed, all-American, freedom-loving guy or gal, right? Straight out of the heartland, you’re friendly and hardworking, but also know how to have a good time. While you may not have the flash of the coasts, you are reliable and know how to throw down with the best of them.

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  8. You got: The Great Lakes

    If you can survive a Midwest winter — especially with lake-effect weather — you can survive ANYTHING. Yeah, you know how to bust your ass and be a survivor, but you also like having a beer and spending your summer at your favorite lake. Whether it’s cheering on your favorite football or basketball team and enjoying a good tailgate, you know how to have a good time. At the end of the day, isn’t that what matters?

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  9. You got: The Mid-Atlantic

    You’re rough, tough, and love playing the underdog. You love sports, winning, and competition in general (that’s what happens when you live in or close to a city), but also know how to kick back and enjoy a day at the beach. But most of all, what matters to you is family.

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