Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Named the Best Driving Song
A survey found that Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” is the best driving song of all time. Abba’s “Dancing Queen” (25%), Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ on a Prayer” (24%), and Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way” (22%) rounded out the top four. The top 10 best driving songs also include “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, “Uptown Girl” by Billy Joel, “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas, “The Final Countdown” by Europe, and “Don’t Stop Believing” by Journey. What do most drivers look for in a song? According to 63% of drivers it’s positivity and an up-beat outlook. 53% want a sing-a-long anthem. When asked why they prefer driving with music, 52 percent believe it helps prevent boredom, while 34 percent listen to tunes to help them stay alert. Another 49 percent say they always put music on while driving “just for the sheer love of it.” As far as musical genres go, pop reigns supreme (51%) and heavy rock music (40%) top the charts among drivers. One in five drivers prefer some calming classical music while traveling. Two in three people (65%) concede that the person behind the wheel gets the final say on music, but six percent usually let their kids decide.
43% of Americans Are Working their ‘Dream Job’ from Childhood
43% of adults surveyed say they’re working in their “dream jobs” from when they were young. An additional 19 percent have previously worked in their dream field. On average, those respondents first landed their dream jobs at age 23. Doctor or nurse (33%), lawyer (24%), and actor (23%) were the top things Americans wanted to be when they grew up. Other notable mentions including a race car driver, an archeologist, and a teacher. While the top factors that influenced respondents’ careers include the activities they participated in as a child (50%) and the media they consumed (40%), one in three (35%) say how they played also had an impact. 34% say their parents’ jobs influenced their career path. The average respondent first decided on their dream job at age seven. For parents, 77 percent watch how their child plays, as an indicator of what their future jobs might be, and 71 percent believe they have a “pretty good” idea of what career their child will choose as an adult, based on how they currently play.
The Latest Beer from Samuel Adams is Illegal in 15 States
Samuel Adams has a new beer on the way. The new batch of its limited-edition Utopias brew comes in a 25.4-ounce copper-clad decanter with a suggested retail price of $240—and it's so strong it's banned in 15 states. The beer, which comes out every two years, contains 28% alcohol by volume, making it more than five times as strong as the average beer and putting it on the wrong side of the law in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, and West Virginia. A total of around 13,000 bottles will be shipped to the states where it is legal.
Is Live-Stream Shopping The Future Of Retail?
Live-stream shopping could be the future of retail. Live-stream shopping isn’t that popular in the US just yet as it is in countries like China, where smart-phone-based live-stream apps are a popular mode of purchasing. But the live-streaming app Ntwrk, which was started in 2018, is growing in popularity in the country. A sneaker customizer in Georgia recently released 13 limited, hand-painted, reworked shoes at $1,200 a piece through the app.
DoorDash Drunk? Service Introduces On-Demand Alcohol Delivery
DoorDash will now deliver alcoholic drinks to customers. The company will offer delivery services of wines, beer and spirits across 20 states in the US. DoorDash said it has built a catalog of over 30,000 different kinds of alcohol available for purchase across 10,000 retailers.
Gabby Petito Case: FBI Search Brian Laundrie's Mustang and His Parents' Home
Yesterday, the FBI searched boyfriend Brian Laundrie's abandoned Ford Mustang and executed a search warrant on the home of his parents after a body was found, which could be his missing fiance Gabby Petito. Brian Laundrie is considered a person of interest in the investigation. Laundrie went missing sometime last week and is believed to have traveled to the Carlton Reserve near his home in North Port, Florida. His family found his car abandoned there. An attorney for the family said the family initially left the car there so that Brian Laundrie could drive it back, but they returned to retrieve it and filed a missing persons report. More than 50 police, FBI and other officers from a total of six agencies spent two days looking for Laundrie in the 25,000 acre Carlton Reserve area. They have since abandoned the search at the reserve. FBI agents stormed the home of Brian Laundrie’s parents with their guns drawn, thinking maybe he was hiding inside. Agents spent several hours inside the home collecting evidence. The body found in Wyoming has yet to be confirmed to be that of Petito. An autopsy is scheduled for today (Tuesday). The body was found in a park after a blogger found video of the van the couple was traveling in while going through some of her footage. She handed the footage over to police and it’s said to be a crucial piece of evidence in the timeline. Petito, who last spoke to her family on August 25, was reported missing on September 11 after Laundrie returned home alone from a cross-country trip the couple were taking.
Flight Bookings Plummet Due to Delta Variant Fears
Flight bookings rapidly declined in August and early September due to the surge in COVID cases in the US. Online customers spent $4 billion on flights within the US in August… that’s down 24% from July and 35% below pre-pandemic levels. And through the first 10-days of September, flight booking were down 39% from the same period in 2019.
Men Take Vehicle With ‘Free Car’ Sign, Later Find Body In Trunk
Two men in Mississippi took a vehicle was a “free car” sign on it, and later found a dead body in the trunk. They found the car with a “free car” sign on it, with the key inside. They took the car and looked inside after arriving at a family member’s home. That’s when they found the dead body of a naked 34-year-old man in the trunk. It appears the body was in the trunk for several days and an autopsy will be done to determine the cause of death.
Britney Spears Returns to Instagram
Britney Spears is back on Instagram. Yesterday, Britney posted 2 identical photos, one in color and one in black and white, and said she and Sam Asghari are taken a weekend trip to Palm Springs to celebrate their engagement. Britney captioned the photos with, "I couldn't stay away from the gram too long so I'm back already!!!! Psss I took these in Palm Springs with clip in extensions.” Just 2 days after Sam proposed, Britney deleted her Instagram. Sources had said Britney wanted to take a break from social media ahead of her conservatorship hearing later this month.
AJ McLean Says Backstreet Delaying Vegas Residency for International Fans
AJ McLean says postponing the Backstreet Boys' upcoming Vegas residency was the right thing because of the pandemic and their international fans. During a recent interview with NSYNC’s Joey Fatone, AJ said that it was only right to push Backstreet Boys’ Vegas residency until 2022 due to a lot of fans from outside the U.S. still not being able to travel to the states. The Backstreet Boys were supposed to begin their residency in November at Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood. They are also set to drop their first-ever Christmas album. AJ said the residency and the album, which is still in the works, go hand in hand and it’s why the album release was also delayed. AJ, Joey and others are still slated to perform this upcoming weekend in Miami for a 90's Pool Party.
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Backstreet Boys Delaying Vegas Residency For International Fans
Gabby Petito 911 Call from Utah Traffic Stop Alleges BF Slapped Her
The 911 call released yesterday is from a witness who claims to have seen Brian Laundrie slapping Gabby Petito on August 12th. The Utah officers later spoke to the couple and separated them. Authorities say they found Gabby's body on Sunday. Brian is a key person of interest. Here's the 911 call.