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TWITTER HAPPINESS _ A team of researchers (University of Vermont and the Mitre Corp.) have found a way to gauge Twitter's overall happiness. Their hedonometer tool tracks the joyfulness levels on a chart. As to be expected, there are clear spikes on holidays and notable dips in moments of tragedy.
McDONALD'S THE MOST VISITED BUSINESS IN THE US _ A new study (from Placed) found that McDonald's, Walmart, and Subway are the three most-visited businesses in the United States for Americans 14 or older.
IT'S SEXY TIME! _ We're getting close to your 'sexy' time of year, ladies. A survey found women feel their sexiest during the summer months. The happiest time of year for 83% of women is between June and August. Sunshine is being credited for bringing out the smiles.
WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN STRIPS NAKED IN 7-ELEVEN _ A 20-year-old Florida man stripped naked inside a Daytona Beach convenience store after telling officers that he was a monkey.
IRON MAN 3 COULD CROSS $600 MILLION WORLDWIDE BY SUNDAY _ The well-reviewed Iron Man 3 has opened across North America (midnight shows). Before it did it had already amassed $307.7 million in foreign ticket sales. By the end of this weekend Iron Man 3 could cross $600 million worldwide.