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Florida Orange Juice Uncovers America's Top 10 Annoyances

Partnership with Buzzfeed Helps People "LOL" Through the Day

BARTOW, Fla., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heavy breathers, slow walkers and loud neighbors are just a few of the top annoyances1 that irk Americans each day as discovered through a Twitter scan conducted by Florida Orange Juice. To help people deal with these common irritations, Florida Orange Juice is partnering with Buzzfeed, the popular website for the latest social content [www.BuzzFeed.com/FloridaOrangeJuice], to help alleviate these annoyances with a much-needed reprieve of laughter. The comedy-focused Buzzfeed campaign reminds Americans that a good laugh, much like a cold, refreshing glass of 100 percent orange juice, can help people take on the day, no matter what it may have in store.

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From text conversations gone wrong to waking up to a bad hair day, Florida Orange Juice observed as people vented their frustrations in the Twittersphere. The "Top 10 Annoyances" List includes:

  1. Encountering typos and bad grammar via text message and email
  2. Delayed text and email responses
  3. Loud chewers and heavy breathers
  4. Encountering rude and disrespectful people
  5. Cell phone batteries dying
  6. Bad drivers and traffic
  7. Feeling sick or being among sick people who excessively sneeze and cough in public places
  8. Loud and obnoxious people
  9. Heavy walkers
  10. Annoying song stuck in one's head

In addition to a seeking a dose of humor, even the smallest of actions can help one take on the day. "Something as simple as listening to an upbeat or inspirational song or going out of one's way to perform a simple act of kindness, like complimenting a coworker, can have a profound effect on one's mood," said internationally recognized positive psychology life coach and happiness expert Lisa Cypers Kamen. "Happiness is a product of perspective and the colored lens through which we view the world. With quick changes like these, it doesn't take much to maintain a positive outlook."

Florida Orange Juice Announces the "Funniest of the Funny" Meme Contest
To help people see the world from a positive perspective and turn daily frustrations into a good laugh, Florida Orange Juice is giving Americans an opportunity to unleash their inner comedian and provide their own take on life's annoyances for a chance to win a trip to Chicago for the ultimate comedy experience.

Once a month through February, a new meme illustrating daily annoyances will be featured on the Florida Orange Juice channel of Buzzfeed. Viewers will be able to read through Buzzfeed's and other visitors' descriptions for a laugh, as well as post their own funny captions on the image.

One finalist will be selected each month by the comedic team at Buzzfeed and Florida Orange Juice. In March, Buzzfeed will select the top contest entry among the three finalists to be named the "Funniest of the Funny" and win a trip to Chicago, a city that commenced the careers of some of America's favorite comedians.

For contest updates, rules, and more information, please visit www.Facebook.com/FloridaOrangeJuice and follow Florida Orange Juice on Twitter at @OJFromFlorida.

About the Florida Department of Citrus
The Florida Department of Citrus is an executive agency of Florida government charged with the marketing, research and regulation of the Florida citrus industry. Its activities are funded by a tax paid by growers on each box of citrus that moves through commercial channels. The industry employs nearly 76,000 people, provides an annual economic impact close to $9 billion to the state, and contributes hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenues that help support Florida's schools, roads and health care services. For more information about the Florida Department of Citrus, please visit www.floridajuice.com

The Florida Department of Citrus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Agency. The Florida Department of Citrus prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities based on race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, and marital and family status. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) 

About Buzzfeed
Buzzfeed is the leading social news organization, intensely focused on delivering high-quality original reporting, insight, and viral content across a rapidly expanding array of subject areas. Its technology powers the social distribution of content, detects what is trending on the web, and connects people in real time with the hottest content of the moment. The site is rapidly growing and reaches more than 25 million monthly unique visitors. Jonah Peretti, founder & CEO of Buzzfeed, previously co-founded the Huffington Post. Ben Smith is its Editor-in-chief.

1 The Florida Orange Juice "Top 10 Annoyances" Twitter scan uncovered the top 10 most reoccurring challenges or annoyances people face on an everyday basis. Conducted over a one-week period in September 2012, the scan explored frequently used hashtags including but not limited to: #fail, #sigh, #ugh, #whyme, #petpeeve(s), #irritating, #frustrating, #annoying, #soannoying, #thatjusthappened, #omg, #smh, #fml or #seriously.

For more information contact:
Jennifer Davis
GolinHarris
312-729-4248
[email protected]

SOURCE Florida Department of Citrus

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