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The Next Fashion Trend Is . . . Clothes That Don't Exist?
There's reportedly an emerging fashion trend featuring DIGITAL clothing. If you've tried wrapping your head around NFTs, this might not come as a shock. An "emerging" fashion trend is: Clothes . . . that don't exist. And no, we're not talking about a rise in nudism.
There are now digital fashion stores that sell digital outfits that the stores simply photoshop onto a customer's photos or videos to be posted onto social media.
And there's growth potential beyond that. They could become a way for you to dress your avatar when interacting in online games and meeting places, which is expected to become common as more of our engagement happens virtually.
For kids, gamers, and social media users, the appeal is evident.
For others, this may sound absurd . . . but after the quarantines and social distancing of the past 18 months, it's easier to see how a cool digital shirt would be more visible than, say, a new outfit you bought in February of 2020.
So, how much does a digital outfit cost? The prices at one store range from $25 hats to hundreds of dollars for a dress. So basically the same as REAL clothes.
The Ideal Workspace Has These Three Things
Whether you're back at the office or still working from home, this might make your day-to-day a little more relaxing . . . A new poll found you need THREE THINGS for the perfect workspace. The ideal work environment has a nice selection of plants . . . lots of bright colors . . . and "decorative stationary." That last one means your pens, notepads, and other office supplies aren't just there for you to use. They also make your space look good. The poll also found the average person has five plants at home. The top reasons we buy houseplants are because we find them calming . . . they add color . . . and we feel like they improve indoor air quality.
Have you ever intentionally pretended to be bad at a task or job . . . at home or at work . . . in the hope that you wouldn't be asked to do it again? In a new poll, 21% of people admit to doing that, while 69% claim they've NEVER tried it. 10% said they "don't know." Maybe not surprisingly, younger people were far more willing to admit to it, and men were also more likely than women.
One in Three People Overbuy Halloween Candy so They Have Leftovers
Do you ever do this and regret it? A third of Americans admit they've intentionally bought too much Halloween candy before, so they'd have LEFTOVER candy they could eat themselves. 40% of us have also bought additional Halloween candy in November, because the discounts are too hard to resist.
Here are five more quick Halloween candy stats . . . 1. Don't buy your candy too early: More than a third of adults have accidentally snacked on Halloween candy throughout the ENTIRE month of October before. 2. 53% of parents plan to steal some of their kids' haul this year, and over half of them won't feel TOO guilty about it. That includes 32% who said zero guilt. 3. 41% of parents usually take their kids to a different neighborhood to trick-or-treat. Either because it's safer, more walkable, or there's just more candy to be had. 4. 23% of Americans who didn't buy candy have had to pretend they weren't home when trick-or-treaters showed up at their door. 5. One in nine people say they've handed out HEALTHY treats on Halloween instead of candy.
10 Interesting Facts About Some of Your Favorite Horror Movies
Horror lovers can rejoice, because the Halloween season is here. To celebrate, here are 10 interesting horror movie facts you might not know: 1. "The Exorcist" was the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar in 1974. 2. STANLEY KUBRICK allegedly typed out all 500 of the "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" pages for "The Shining". 3. "Psycho" is the first American film to show a toilet on-screen and the first you can hear a toilet flushing. 4. You know that last scene in "Carrie" where Carrie's hand erupts from the grave? The hand is SISSY SPACEK's because she was adamant about doing her own hand work . . . she had to be buried underground to do it. 5. STEVEN SPIELBERG was convinced that his DVD copy of "Paranormal Activity" was haunted because his bedroom door locked by itself. 6. The iconic Buffalo Bill dance in "The Silence of the Lambs" was not originally in the script even though it was in the book. Ted Levine . . . who played Buffalo Bill . . . insisted on including it to help explain the character. 7. The shark in "Jaws" doesn't appear in full until one hour and 21 minutes into the movie. The mechanical shark that was built rarely worked while filming, so the scenes were limited. 8. WES CRAVEN did not like the ending to "A Nightmare on Elm Street". He wanted it to end with Nancy killing Freddy, but the studio wanted an ending that teased a sequel . . . the compromise was the ending we know with the convertible with Freddy stripes. 9. "The Blob" is based on a supposedly real incident that happened in 1950 in Philadelphia. Police officers came across a purple, jelly-like mass that they saw fall from the sky . . . but then it vanished. Even the FBI were involved and a press conference was held. 10. An actual witch was hired as a consultant for "The Craft" to make it more realistic. A Mailman Wouldn't Stop Peeing on a Customer's Mailbox
Do you tip your mailman at Christmas? Well, this woman won't be . . . Some lady near Cleveland caught her mailman PEEING on her mailbox last month. And it wasn't the first time he'd done it. She recently moved into a new apartment, and her landlord told her there was an ongoing issue with a mailman who wouldn't stop peeing on their mailboxes. When she saw him do it, she confronted him. He hadn't even zipped up yet, so his junk was still in full view. It's not clear if he peed on the base of the mailbox, or farther up the post. But he started yelling at her and poured out a water bottle, apparently to wash away the pee. She called the cops who tracked the mailman down. And before they even asked him a question, he told them he'd just spilled his water bottle. So that seemed suspicious. He denied the whole thing and called the allegation crazy. But the cop said the mailbox still smelled like urine and cited him for public indecency.
Jack-o'-Lanterns Might Attract More Rats This Year
Don't carve your pumpkins yet, because they'll rot before Halloween. That's if the RATS don't get to them first. And I'm not joking . . . Watertown, Massachusetts is a suburb of Boston. And they're asking people to keep their pumpkins inside this year, or put out plastic ones instead . . . because as the town's health director says, jack-o'-lanterns are like CANDY to rats. They've got a lot of construction going on, which is driving more rats out. So that's one reason they're asking people to keep their pumpkins inside. But it might be an issue in other areas of the country too. And COVID is partly to blame. A ton of restaurants have closed down during the pandemic. And the rats that used to hang out there have had to migrate to other spots . . . including residential areas. That means there might be more rats around your area in general. And pumpkins could make the problem even worse. When one rat finds a delicious pumpkin, they tend to let other rats know about it. So jack-o'-lanterns could cause a rat problem . . . and then they'll start having babies. A female rat typically has six litters a year with five to ten babies per litter. And each one of those babies can start reproducing within five weeks. So theoretically, two rats can become over a THOUSAND rats in less than a year.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. WHOOPI GOLDBERG says dating younger guys can be "tiring" because, quote, "There's a lot of information that you have to impart." Like when she once dated a younger guy and he didn't know Paul McCartney used to be in a band. 2. There's a website called WikiFeet, where you can spend all kinds of time staring at pictures of female celebrities' feet. KIM KARDASHIAN recently discovered it, and got excited when she saw she had a perfect, five-star rating. 3. Back when PARIS HILTON was out partying around the clock, her mom KATHY used to track her down by calling the city desk at the "New York Post". She says, quote, "Usually, they'd be able to track [her] exactly." 4. A list of horror movie facts includes: "The Exorcist" being the first horror movie to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar . . . "Psycho" is the first American film to show a toilet . . . and an actual witch was hired as a consultant for "The Craft". 5. MOLLY RINGWALD is struggling to show her '80s John Hughes movies to her "woke" daughter. Quote, "I just don't know how I'm gonna go through that, watching it with her and [her] saying, 'How could you do that?'" 6. RENÉE ZELLWEGER is wearing a fat suit to play real-life convicted killer Pam Hupp for a new NBC series called "The Thing About Pam". Pam is currently serving life for a 2016 murder. 7. A Republican running for governor of Virginia used to run a company that helped Scooter Braun obtain TAYLOR SWIFT's catalog. And his Democratic opponent is using that in ads to mobilize Taylor's fans to vote for him. 8. The KISS farewell tour will end late next year, and PAUL STANLEY says that'll be it. Quote, "You can play beat the clock, but ultimately the clock wins." But he thinks KISS could continue without him because, quote, "The band is so much more than music." 9. RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE was asked to give back half of their payment from the first Coachella Festival in 1999. It was so unsuccessful that the organizers lost a lot of money. 10. OLD DOMINION's new album "Time, Tequila & Therapy" is out tomorrow, and it features a very special guest. Soul legend GLADYS KNIGHT joins them on a song called "Lonely Side of Town".