3 things to know today

Tired of waiting 10 minutes for a drink?

Wikihow.com has some suggestions for getting attention at bars. Grab the bar and make eye contact with the bartender. Hold up your fingers for how many drinks you are getting and call out your order – if you are still getting ignored, Wikihow suggests bringing along a hot friend.

Polyamorists are shady?

What do the words spyware, ollie, unibrow and polyamory all have in common? They’re new “”official”” words that were added to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary in 2006. Almost 100 words were added in 2006, which also marked the bicentennial anniversary of Merriam-Webster, America’s first dictionary.

New car smell toxic?

The “”new car smell”” could be composed of harmful chemicals from flame retardants and plasticizers, which give off gas or leak into the environment, according to a report from Ecology Center, a Michigan-based environmental group that tested the interiors of 200 new cars for toxic chemicals.