Morning Mix Show Notes 12/12
A cat in Italy just inherited more money than you or I will ever see, the three things happy people have in common and the most hated Christmas songs in the history of the universe.
Tommasino is a little black cat that was a stray until a few years ago when she was taken in by a real estate millionaire in Italy named Maria Assunta and adopted into a life of luxury. Maria recently died and at the reading of the will it was discovered that Maria left her entire $15 million dollar estate to...TOMMASINO! Apparently, the cat doesn't get all of the money. Maria left instructions that the money should go to animal causes in the cat's name. Strangely enough, all of that cash doesn't make Tommasino the richest pet in the world. Tommasino comes in number three in the richest pets in the world. She was beaten out by a chimp worth $60 million and a German shepherd worth $140 million.
Speaking of money, we've all heard the phrase that "money doesn't buy happiness". Well, it turns out that yes, it does. Researchers at Princeton took a look at the results of a massive 450 thousand person survey and asked what the key elements of happiness are. Turns out that there are three things that most happy people have in common. 1. They went to college. 2. They're married. 3. They make about $75 thousand dollars per year. Now, me? I went to Brown College. Back then it was called Brown Institute, so I guess you could say I kind of went to college because my school has "college" in it's name, but they basically taught me how to speak correctly and push buttons. Yes, I am very happy now that I am married, but I was happy before and as for the money, well, I guess the old "I'm broke but I'm happy" line really is true. It's just finding cheap and or free entertainment to keep yourself amused. Never underestimate the power of a good book you checked out from the library.
A writer at something called the Middle East North Africa Financial Network took a pretty random survey, and I don't think anyone is going to argue with any of the results. The survey asked what is your Most Hated Christmas Song of All Time?
5. (Tie) Dominick the Donkey and I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
4. The 12 Days of Christmas - Pretty much the holiday equivalent of 99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.
3. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas
2. Jingle Bells by The Jingle Dogs
1. Grandma got Run Over by a Reindeer - By Elmo and Patsy