Dark Bags Under Your Eyes Are Now Fashionable?
This seems like good news for anyone who's chronically underslept: Having dark circles under your eyes might be TRENDY now. Earlier this year, a TikToker with three million followers named Sara Carstens did a make-up tutorial where she added extra shading under her eyes. It went viral, so other people started doing it. And now a bunch of news outlets like Yahoo Style are saying that dark bags are suddenly en vogue. Is it actually true though? It kinda seems like the REAL trend is for young, fresh-faced people to make themselves look exhausted. So your AUTHENTIC undereye bags might not get the same reaction. But some folks online are pushing to normalize the look, and get people to stop covering them up with concealer.
Queen Elizabeth Has Been Advised to Drop Her Daily Cocktail
At 95 years of age, QUEEN ELIZABETH is being asked to give up one of her daily rituals: Her evening cocktail. The Queen has a drink every night, usually a martini. But her doctors have advised her to stop. A source says, quote, "It's not really a big deal for her, she is not a big drinker. But it seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she's having to give up one of very few pleasures."
A Guy Ordered All 35 Cheesecakes at the Cheesecake Factory, and His Favorite Was . . .
The Cheesecake Factory has nearly three dozen cheesecakes on their menu. A guy named Vince Mancini went to one of the locations recently, and ordered a slice of ALL 35 cheesecakes. He didn't finish every slice . . . but he did taste-test each one to make a comprehensive ranking of the cheesecakes. And it was subjective. Vince said none were "bad," but some weren't his taste . . . for example, he says he's not a huge chocolate person. In the end, he gave the top honors to . . . the "Dulce De Leche Caramel" cheesecake. The runner-up was the Lemon Meringue, followed by the Key Lime . . . the Tiramisu . . . and the Fresh Strawberry.
The rest of the Top 10 were: The White Chocolate Raspberry Truffle . . . the Ultimate Red Velvet . . . the Celebration . . . the Pumpkin . . . and the "Low-Licious Cheesecake with Fresh Strawberries". The "Original" came in 11th. His least favorite was the Godiva Chocolate Cheesecake.
s This the Greatest Senior Prank Ever? A Kid "Rickrolled" His Entire School District
This kid is going places . . . and he's probably lucky JAIL isn't one of them after this. A high school senior in Illinois named Minh Duong recently pulled off the greatest "Rickroll" prank off all time. That's where you trick someone into watching Rick Astley sing "Never Gonna Give You Up". But he didn't just trick one person. As his senior prank, he managed to Rickroll his entire SCHOOL DISTRICT all at once. District 214 is right outside Chicago and has over 11,000 students. Back in April, he hacked into their network . . . and played the video on EVERY television screen and projector at six different schools. A few kids posted about it on social media when it happened. But we're just finding out the true scale of it now, because Minh wrote a blog post about how he pulled it off. We won't get into all the technical stuff. But he'd been planning it for several years, and recruited a handful of other students to help. They called it operation "Big Rick." They didn't want to interrupt classes, or do it when kids might be taking a test. So they made sure to avoid specific dates and times. At 10:55 AM on April 30th, all of the TVs and projectors in every class turned on. The district has a blue box called an AvediaPlayer connected to every TV that lets you turn it on and off remotely, and control what plays. So that's how he did it.
At first, there was a message on the screen that said an important announcement was coming. And there was a timer counting down from five minutes. When it got to zero, EVERYONE was waiting to see what the announcement was . . . then immediately realized it was a prank when Rick Astley came on. 10 minutes after that, the entire system reverted to how it was working before. But they didn't stop there. At 2:05 PM, all the school bells went off at the end of a class, just like they should . . . but instead of a bell sound, they played the SONG again. So everyone got Rickrolled a second time. After that, Minh immediately sent a 26-page report to the school district, outlining exactly how he and his hacker friends did it. And because of that, the district decided not to press charges. The director of technology actually THANKED them for finding a flaw in their system. Minh graduated a few months later. He's now at the University of Illinois studying cybersecurity. (WhiteHoodHacker.net)
10 Classic Horror Filming Locations You Can Visit
Not every horror movie is shot on a studio back lot. Here is a list of 10 filming locations that you can visit. In no particular order, they are: 1. The cemetery from "Night of the Living Dead", in Evans City, Pennsylvania. 2. The steps that Father Damien Karras falls down in "The Exorcist", in Washington, D.C. 3. The gas station in 1974's "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre", in Bastrop, Texas. 4. The Myers house in the original "Halloween", in South Pasadena, California. 5. Oak Alley Plantation where Brad Pitt's character lived in "Interview with a Vampire", in Vacherie, Louisiana. 6. Crystal Lake Diner from the 1980 "Friday the 13th". It's actually called Blairstown Diner in Blairstown, New Jersey. 7. Dr. Frank-N-Furter's castle in "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". It's a hotel now called Oakley Court in Windsor, United Kingdom. (Its façade was also used in 1957's "The Curse of Frankenstein" and 1958's "Dracula".) 8. The Dakota apartment building from "Rosemary's Baby", in New York City. It's also the same place where JOHN LENNONlived and was shot in front of. In the movie, it was called the BRAMFORD. 9. The forest from "The Blair Witch Project" is Seneca Creek State Park in Gaithersburg, Maryland. 10. The schoolhouse from "The Birds" is in Bodega, California.
37% of Men Over 30 Will Gain Weight During Football Season
Here's the least surprising stat you'll hear all day: 37% of men over 30 say they usually gain weight during football season. All the beer, snacks, and SITTING probably has something to do with that. Plus, it's the holidays. 46% of men in the survey said they've gained more than 20 pounds in the past decade. 1 in 3 would give up watching sports for two months in exchange for six-pack abs . . . and 1 in 4 would give up sex. The poll also found over two-thirds of men think social media has helped create unrealistic body standards for guys. To which all women say . . . welcome to the club.
Half of America Would Travel to Space . . . If They Could Do It for Free
Half of America would be willing to travel to space . . . but a LOT less would be willing to PAY for it. In a new survey, 49% of people say they'd travel to space. But of those, just 19% would pay $100,000 or more to make it happen. And it'll cost at least that much. Seats on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo are estimated to START at a whopping $250,000 per person. 60% of people think that space travel should be accessible for everyone, not just those who can afford the exorbitant costs.
And even if the prices DO come down eventually, 24% aren't sure that "space tourism" is ethical, because frequent space travel could be bad for the environment.
10 Monster Myths Created by Hollywood
Much of how monsters are portrayed is credited to creatives in Hollywood. Here are 10 examples of monster myths created by movies: 1. Vampires get burned by sunlight . . . This didn't exist in the Bram Stoker novel or earlier folklore. The 1922 German movie "Nosferatu" was the first to show this. 2. Frankenstein's monster is green . . . In the novel, Mary Shelley described the monster as having "yellowish" skin. Green face paint was used on Boris Karloff for the 1931 film because of the way it showed up on the black-and-white camera. 3. Getting bitten by a werewolf turns you into one . . . Greek mythology believed turning into a werewolf was a curse from the gods, and Norsemen believed it was from wearing a wolfskin belt. The 1935 movie "Werewolf of London" was the first to show that a person could be changed from a bite. 4. Zombies are slow . . . 1968's "Night of the Living Dead" helped create this myth. Although in the movie, they're never even referred to as "zombies". 5. Frankenstein's monster can barely talk . . . in the novel, the monster could speak eloquently, but in the movies he speaks in grunts and broken sentences. 6. Zombies eat brains . . . This was first seen in "Return of the Living Dead" in 1985. They do it because, as one zombie explains, it eases "the pain of being dead." 7. Dracula wears a medallion . . . Bram Stoker wrote in his novel that Dracula wore all black with no speck of color. It was Bela Lugosi, who first wore a medallion in the 1931 film. 8. Witches have green skin . . . Before "Wizard of Oz", witches were depicted with orange or red faces. 9. Frankenstein's monster has bolts in his neck . . . This also was not in the novel. It was most likely added in the 1931 film to show his connection to electricity. The metal nubs are actually electrodes, but people call them bolts. 10. Awakened mummies stay in their wrappings . . . The 1940 movie "The Mummy's Hand" is the first to show a mummy moving around with his wrappings still on.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. ROBIN WILLIAMS' daughter ZELDA doesn't want people sending her that video of actor Jamie Costa impersonating her dad. She says, quote, "Y'all spamming me an impression of my late Dad on one of his saddest days is weird." 2. 95-year-old QUEEN ELIZABETH has been advised by doctors to give up her nightly cocktail, and she's not happy. A source says, quote, "It seems a trifle unfair that at this stage in her life she's having to give up one of very few pleasures." 3. KEVIN JAMES turned up on a map as the most-searched term on PornHub.com in Tennessee. The map is probably fake though, because other popular searches around the country included "Racist", "Droopy Balls", and "Goth Hospital". 4. During a golf tournament in Vegas yesterday, HIDEKI MATSUYAMA creamed a guy in the head with a drive. He went to the hospital for stitches, and then set up a GoFundMe to help with his medical bills. 5. "Halloween Kills" is out this weekend. It's up against the Matt Damon movie "The Last Duel". 6. A list of classic horror filming locations that you can visit includes: the Myers house from "Halloween" . . . the gas station in "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre" . . . and the diner from "Friday the 13th". 7. A list of monster myths created by Hollywood includes: vampires getting burned by sunlight . . . Frankenstein's monster being green . . . and zombies are slow. 8. KESHA will explore haunted places in a Discovery+ series called "Conjuring Kesha". She says, quote, "My hope is to show that supernatural isn't just the thing of myths and fables." In case you didn't know, Kesha once had sex with a ghost, and wrote the song "Supernatural" about it. 9. MEGAN THEE STALLION is coming out with her own "Hottie Sauce" at Popeyes. It comes out Tuesday the 19th, along with merchandise. 10. COLDPLAY will be counting on their fans to keep the power going on their world tour. They are installing a dancefloor that creates electricity as part of their initiative to be more sustainable. 12. KACEY MUSGRAVES is calling out the Grammys for not allowing "Star-Crossed" to be eligible for Country Album of the Year. She posted photos of herself performing with, or hanging out with one country legend after another.