Content for Tuesday, October 5


What Guests Really Notice About Your House


A new study from Confused.com used eye-tracking technology to pinpoint the areas of each room in the house that are the most eye-catching, to reveal what people really pay attention to when they visit our homes. The top items in our homes that people focus on the most include kitchen floors, bathroom mirrors, home office chairs and throws on a bed. BATHROOM If you're looking for quick fix to spruce up your bathroom you could be in luck, because coming top of the list wasn't the bath or shower, but the mirror. Also ranking highly was sink drawers. KID’S ROOM In the child's bedroom, it was the bed that was looked at the most, followed by the bookcase. KITCHEN In the kitchen, the research shows it's the floor that people's eyes are drawn to the most, with cabinets coming in second place. HOME OFFICE The office chair by far the thing people looked at the most and for the longest amount of time. BEDROOM In the bedroom, it was the throw at the end of the bed that pulled in the most views. The window, decorative pillows, the bedspread, bedside lamps and the bedside table all ranked highly on the list while lighting didn't attract as much attention. LIVING ROOM In the living room, soft décor and key furniture pieces attract the most attention - with coffee tables, rugs and decorative cushions pulling in the most views. Although cushions came third when looking at the number of views, they appeared to hold attention for the longest time out of all other elements in the living room.



‘Squid Game’ Halloween Costumes Are Already Selling Fast Online


“Squid Game” is one of the most popular shows on Netflix and costumes from the show are selling quickly online. Costume manufacturers have been fast to jump on the show’s popularity, with dozens of options already available online for realistic “Squid Game”-inspired looks for Halloween. The costumes include green track suits with numbers as worn by the players of the game and the red guard jumpsuits.



Mark Zuckerberg Loses $7B in Hours After Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Go Down


Facebook and Instagram went down yesterday morning and finally came back online after a seven hour shutdown that cost CEO Mark Zuckerberg an estimated $7 billion. WhatsApp, which is also owned by Facebook, came back as well. The cause of the outage is believed to have been changes made to Facebook's systems at 11.50am EST. Facebook hasn’t confirmed the cause of the outage. As the company scrambled to fix the issue, share prices fell by more than 5 percent, reducing the company's total value from $967billion on Friday afternoon to $916billion by yesterday's closing bell. Zuckerberg's stake shrank by $7billion. NetBlocks, which tracks internet outages and their impact, estimate the outage has already cost the global economy $160 million.


The Buccaneers Win Over Patriots Becomes 2nd Most Watched Sunday Night Football Ever


Tom Brady’s return to New England for Sunday Night Football is now the second-most watched Sunday Night Football ever. At a Total Audience Delivery of 28.5 million, the Bucs 19-17 win over the Patriots is only topped by the 30.3 million who tuned in for Sunday Night Football on December 30th, 2012. That Cowboys vs Washington battle for the NFC East title snared 30.3 million.



Survey Confirms That People Are Gassy


If you regularly find yourself gassy, you aren't alone. Researchers polled nearly 6,000 adults about whether they had experiences any of 7 gas-related symptoms int he previous 24 hours. The answer was yes. 89% reported experiencing at least one, the most common of which was flatulence, with 81% saying they had passed gas recently. 60% had experienced a rumbling stomach, 58% had burped, 48% had bad breath, 40% had suffered abdominal distension / swollen tummy, and 38% had experienced bloating.



William Shatner to Blastoff on October 12th


William Shatner, who is 90-years-old, will launch into space from West Texas on October 12th. He has a seat on the next Blue Origin flight. The first was successfully completed in July, with owner Jeff Bezos aboard. Yesterday he tweeted, “Yes, it’s true; I’m going to be a ‘rocket man!’ It's never too late to experience new things." In a more official statement, Shatner noted, "I've heard about space for a long time now. I'm taking the opportunity to see it for myself. What a miracle." The drill on the October trip will be a 15-minute trip after a takeoff from Texas, reaching an altitude of 66 miles or so and experiencing zero gravity for a few minutes, then a parachute landing of the capsule. At age 90, Shatner would become the oldest person ever in space.



New Kids On The Block Announce 2022 MixTape Tour With Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa, En Vogue


New Kids on the Block is going on tour next year with special guests Rick Astley, Salt-N-Pepa and En Vogue. The “MixTape Tour” will kick off on May 10, 2022 at the Heritage Bank Arena in Cincinnati and will include over 50 shows. The new tour follows the 2019 “MixTape Tour “run, which found NKOTB sharing the stage with Tiffany, Debbie Gibson and Naughty By Nature.



Pee Shooter! Man Shoots Self In Leg In Times Square While Urinating


A man in New York City shot himself in the leg in Times Square while he was urinating. The 39-year-old man was urinating in the corner of the subway station when he was shot in his right leg. Eyewitnesses say that the shots went off inside the subway station, with the man seen stumbling up to ground level afterwards, before re-entering the station to ask for help. He was taken to a local hospital and is going to be okay. Cops are now investigating the incident.


Dog the Bounty Hunter Believes Brian Laundrie is Alive But Not Well


Dog the Bounty Hunter believes Brian Laundrie, the missing man suspected of killing his girlfriend Gabby Petito is alive because his profile does not meet someone who is suicidal. Dog is convinced Laundrie has been hiding in the Florida Everglades where he’s been searching. He was quick to add Laundrie may have hightailed it out of there in the last few days, but he’s adamant Laundrie’s been there. He does not think Laundrie escaped to Mexico or South America. Dog believes Laundrie is comfortable in the marshland and notes he’s a survivalist who has traversed the Appalachian trails for months at a time. Dog doesn't think Laundrie is doing well now because of the conditions and the amount of time that has gone by since his disappearance.



Honey, We Bought The Exorcist House!


A couple bought a home in Maryland that inspired “The Exorcist” but they didn’t realize it. In 1949, according to news stories at the time, a teenage boy, supposedly possessed by demons, was “exorcised” by priests following reports of weird happenings in the house. After buying the house, the woman stumbled onto the home’s history online. But she says as someone with a “long interest in the occult,” she knew that demons, unlike ghosts, possess people rather than real estate. While the couple says they’ve had no issues with ghosts or demons, there have been run-ins with the public. People have known to come to take photos of the famous house.



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