Friday, October 20, 2017
293rd day of the year.
There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 11 days remaining until Halloween
There are 19 days remaining until the CMA Awards
There are 34 days remaining until Thanksgiving
Today is National Mammography Day, National Suspenders Day, The International Day of the Air Traffic Controller, World Osteoporosis Day, and World Student Day
Friday's Birthday Cake
rapper Snoop Dogg (46)
Tom Petty (would have been 67)
Saturday's Birthday Cake
Kim Kardashian (37)
Judge Judy (75)
- A new survey by Comcast reveals that 42% of parents cannot remember the last time their family had a device-free meal.
Pole Dancing, Foosball and Poker Could Become Olympic Sports
Clown Convention: The Times of Malta claims the 22nd annual International Clown Convention is taking place this week in Mexico City. 450 clowns from 14 countries are attending seminars and workshops on costumes, shoes, makeup techniques, magic tricks and wigs. The clowns are friendly and not evil like Pennywise
Nude Marathon: The News-Herald claims a clothing optional 5K race is taking place this weekend in Jay, Florida.Thirty runners are expected to participate. A clothing optional resort is funding the race. Participants will receive a 'tushy towel' for competing.
Selena Gomez took to Twitter to announce her upcoming collaboration with DJ Marshmello.
“Coming 10.25… WOLVES
people are flocking to a Facebook group called UPS Dogs. It has pictures of UPS drivers cuddling with dogs on their delivery routes. The page has become one of the most talked-about Facebook groups during the last week
Taylor Swift invited a select group of fans to her Rhode Island home on Wednesday night to listen to her upcoming CD "Reputation."
WHAT A DATE?
Arkansas Online claims a 63 year-old Little Rock woman recently went on a date that ended with her potential mate robbing the China Plus Buffet. The couple met earlier in the day before agreeing to go to dinner. The woman was eating with her date when two armed people entered the restaurant and demanded money. Her date then got up and pulled a gun before demanding more money from the restaurant. The trio of robbers then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash
The Walking Dead Returns Sunday
Walk Like A Zombie: Westlake Ace Hardware stores are selling "zombie defense" kits. The "I Am Human" section offers chain saws, nail guns and drills for zombie defense. A "Me Zombie" section includes bolts and fasteners for broken bones, glue and caulk for peeling skin, and deodorizers for decaying flesh.
Westlake has stores in Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico.
Zombie Boot Camp Teaches People How to Run From the Walking Dead: Zombie Boot Camp costs $75 and teaches Londoners how to survive a zombie invasion. After being issued boots, helmets, safety goggles, Kevlar body armor, jackets and pants, students are taught how to use a pistol, grenades and a rifle. The main mission takes place in a warehouse full of zombies, where participants are split into pairs and then forced to use the skills they have learned to survive
THE MOST PROFITABLE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR IS EMILIO ESTEVEZ (& BRAD PITT IS LEAST) - (10/20/2017)
Proving once again that truth is stranger than fiction, Emilio Estevez is the most profitable star in Hollywood.
Analysts from PartyCasino, a unit of the GVC gaming group, studied box office data between 1980 and 2017 and determined that the Young Guns star delivered the most return for any male actor who has been featured in at least 10 movies.
· The report found that for every $1 spent on Estevez’s films, he generated $6.70 at the box office.
· Next up: Brad Pitt? The Rock? Nope!
· Jean-Claude Van Damme came in second, bringing in $4.20 for every $1 spent. Next up were Mel Gibson with $3.50 and Tyler Perry and Dudley Moore tying at $3 for every $1 spent.
· Pitt, meanwhile, brought in only 10 cents for every $1 spent, making him the least profitable actor, while Johnny Depp at 20 cents, Robert De Niro at 24 cents and Hugh Jackman at 25 cents also appear to be notably bad investments.
FEEL-GOOD STORY OF THE DAY
EPILEPTIC GIRL DONATES TOYS TO HOSPITALS: A family started a charity to help supply sick kids with toys during their stay at hospitals. For most of her life, nine-year-old Gracyn Smith has been in and out of hospitals with epilepsy. During those stays, her brother Zakary realized how most hospitals don't have the budget to provide sick children with toys to play with during their stay. He was shocked, and as his 11th birthday approached he asked his parents to buy toys for hospitals instead of gifts for himself. Gracyn and Zakary wanted to do more almost immediately after their first delivery and started asking around for more toy donations. Fast forward to 2017, now hospitals send them wish lists and they collect donations for many hospitals in their home state and beyond.
TWENTY PERCENT OF DRIVERS CAN'T CHANGE A FLAT TIRE, BUT MANY DON'T HAVE A SPARE ANYWAY: Have you ever had to change a flat tire? A new study from the AAA finds 28 percent of new cars sold today don't come with a spare tire. Yet the organization reports it responded to over 450,000 emergency calls last year from motorists who suffered flat tires and had no spare. In addition, 20 percent of drivers said they didn't know how to change their own flat tire anyway, even if they had a spare. To avoid this issue, the AAA suggests new car shoppers always ask if the car they're interested in comes with a spare, and owners should practice changing a tire when they're not actually stuck on the side of the road.
REPORT: CHOCOLATE INDUSTRY PAID FOR RESEARCH SHOWING THAT CHOCOLATE IS HEALTHY: Chocolate is delicious, but is it actually healthy? Vox reports companies like Mars have pair for studies that show chocolate is good for participants' hearts and circulatory system
Best Lovers Survey
The online dating site Saucy Dates recently asked 22,753 people to rank the world's best lovers. Here's what they found ..
1. United States
3. South Africa
1. United States
5. United Kingdom
Today's Mindbender: ''61% of people wouldn't buy a home if it had this. What is it?"
Extra Clue: nothing to do with a smell
Extra Clue: haunted
Final Clue: you can see it happening
Answer: flickering lights