Wednesday, October 26, 2016
300th day of the year.
There are 66 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 5 days left until Halloween
There are 29 days left until Thanksgiving
There are 30 days left until Black Friday
Today is Lung Health Day, National Mule Day, National Pumpkin Day and Worldwide Howl at the Moon Night
-- On this date in 1858, the washing machine was invented
Wednesday's Birthday Cake:
Jon "Napoleon Dynamite" Heder (39)
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane (43)
Hillary Clinton (69) (FORMER PREZ BILL CLINTON IN TOWN TODAY)
BY THE NUMBERS
30% of people believe at one time or another their home has contained a spirit.
- The Indians beat the Cubs in Game 1 of the World Series last night 6-0.
Katie Holmes and Jamie Foxx are said to have ended their secret relationship.
THERE TESTING SEAT BELTS IN SCHOOL BUSSES IN OUR AREA!
A new study found that taking a hot bath for half an hour burns as many calories as a half hour walk.
Don't be surprised if you can't find any guacamole. There's a shortage of avocados, and as a result supply is low and prices have doubled -- and in some cases tripled -- from a year ago.
Restaurant Offering Free Food For World Series Tix: Mashable claims Baby's Cheesesteak restaurant in Orland Park, Illinois is offering free food for life in exchange for two tickets to see the Cubs play in the World Series at Wrigley Field.
- 17 million people watched the season premiere of The Walking Dead on Sunday night. That's up 16% from last year's debut. The premiere missed a series ratings record by just 300,000 people
- The Wrap claims Hollywood producers are planning to reboot David Hasselhoff's 1980s TV series Knight Rider.
Prince's Paisley Park Studios are now open as an official museum. 60,000 people are expected to visit the museum each year. It will feature concert outfits, awards, instruments, motorcycles and rare artwork
Vince Vaughn tells Ellen that he shaved his head for his new movie Hacksaw Ridge
Justin Timberlake recently broke the law when he took a ballot selfie while voting early.
He captioned his Instagram picture with: "Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to #rockthevote. There could be early voting in your town too. If not, November 8th! Choose to have a voice! If you don't, then we can't HEAR YOU! Get out and VOTE! #exerciseyourrighttovote."
Memphis doesn't allow ballot selfies.
A Mission Viejo, California man, named Michael Lee, is making headlines because he predicted the Cubs would win the 2016 World Series in 1993. His high school yearbook picture shows him in a suit with the caption: "Chicago Cubs. 2016 World Champions. You heard it here first.
CUBS LOST GAME 1!!! GAME 2 TONIGHT!
Countess Dracula: Georgina Condon, of Brisbane, Australia, tells the Daily Mail that she is a real life vampire. The 38 year-old claims she suffers from solar dermatitis and gets blisters from UV light.
Lube Job: The Russian newspaper Pravda says those who want to keep their pumpkins fresh following Halloween should douse them with bleach and Vaseline. The bleach hydrates pumpkins while killing any harmful bacteria that might cause fungus. Coating a pumpkin with Vaseline locks in important nutrients and keeps it from dehydrating
Lethal Halloween Candy: WBUR claims the American Chemical Society recently conducted a study to find out how much Halloween candy a person would have to eat before it becomes lethal. They based their findings on a person weighing 180 pounds. The ACS found that a person could die after eating 262 mini candy bars or 1, 627 pieces of Candy Corn because they both contain nearly 20,000 calories
Guy Crushes Coast to Coast Running Record
Pete Kostelnick just blew the running world away, crushing the current coast to coast running record. With an average pace of 73 miles per day, the 29-year-old Nebraska ultrarunner landed at New York City Hall on Monday having raced 3,100 miles from San Francisco in just42 days, six hours, and 34 minutes! That smashes the previous record time for the trek, set by Frank Giannino in 1980, by four days,
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The Whitepages combed their directories to see which horror movie characters, have the most common names among U.S. residents. Here's what they found:
1. Michael Myers (Halloween): over 4,280
2. Stephen King (Author): over 2,060
3. Norman Bates (Psycho): over 95
4. Jason Voorhees (Friday the 13th): around 30
5. Annie Wilkes (Misery): around 25
6. Jack Torrance (The Shining): around 10
7. Wes Craven (Director): 7 or more
8. Alfred Hitchcock (Director): 7 or more
9. Max Cady (Cape Fear): 6 or more
10. Freddy Krueger (A Nightmare on Elm Street): around 5
Survey: ''Do you know someone, who shares a name with a horror character?
Burger King, in Queens, New York, recently purchased a giant white sheet that covers its entire restaurant. They poked holes in the sheet to make it look like a giant ghost. Burger King wrote 'McDonald's' on the sheet. Their marquee reads: "Just kidding, we still flame grill our burgers"
Beer Run: Anheuser-Busch recently used a self-driving truck to deliver a shipment of beer from Fort Collins, Colorado to Colorado Springs. A driver was on-board for the entire route. The 18-wheeler made it safely to its destination with Budweiser in the trailer
Lesson Learned: A Leicester, North Carolina woman recently won a $1 million lottery jackpot while trying to teach her husband a lesson.
Glenda Blackwell tells WLOS that she was reluctant to buy scratch-off lottery tickets because she feels they are a waste of money. "I was going to be ugly and buy a scratch off to show him they didn’t hit. Sometimes I get aggravated with him, so I tell him, 'You're just wasting your money.' I had to eat my words, but they were worth eating.
Woman Gets Boyfriend's Name Tattooed On Forehead:
Londoner Kourtney Leigh recently got her boyfriend's name tattooed on her forehead. Her boyfriend, Ryan, tells the Sun that he used his own tattoo gun to ink his name above Kourtney's left eyebrow. ''I’ve got Kourtney’s name on my hand, but she’s the only ex whose name I’ve got done. I’ve branded her like Heinz Beans.''
She tells the paper: "I do it because he’s paranoid and wants to have me branded. He thinks it’ll put other men off. I don’t really care what people have been saying about me.''
Cat' Burglar Robs Bank: The FBI is looking for a man, who recently robbed a Norman, Oklahoma bank while wearing a t-shirt showing a cat posing for a mug shot. The man walked into the bank, handed a teller a note and then ran off with the cash. The man had no weapon.
FACT OR BULLCRAP
"Man Caught Doing 129mph Because He Didn't Want His McDonalds To Get Cold!"
Truth! Lee Rutherford was caught doing just that in Blyth, England, after stopping at a Micky-D's drive-thru. He was given a 20-week prison sentence suspended for a year, banned from driving, ordered to take an extended driving test and pay $1,500 in fines and costs.
"Residents Petition to Have Trump Name Removed From Their Building!"
Truth! At Trump Place in the Upper West side of Manhattan. They say it's embarassing.
"90% of Apple Charges on Amazon are Counterfeit!"
Truth! At least that's the claim in a lawsuit by Apple which says the cables and chargers are being sold "as genuine Apple products using Apple's own product marketing images." And they're being sold by both third-party sellers and Amazon itself.
WHAT BIG GROUP LIVED IN HAUNTED HOUSE?
DNCE Once Lived Together In A Haunted House ... they claim they received a 911 call from inside the house. The call came from a phone that had been unplugged for years. They heard a woman's voice naming all of the people living there
Today's Mindbender: "72% of people have this tucked away in storage. What is it?"
Extra Clue: old
Extra Clue: may involve nice or formal clothing (Prom)
Final Clue: memories
Answer: high school yearbook