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Top 5 Surprisingly Honest Halloween Survey Results
A survey finds that 52% of parents love trick-or-treating with their kids and 81% of kids eat all their candy in a week. But after that, things get interesting. As you'll see with today's list of the . . . Top 5 Surprisingly Honest Halloween Survey Results.
84% of trick-or-treaters would rather eat raw goat testicles than Whoppers.
75% of your friends think you should skip the hideous monster costume and just go as yourself.
43% of people mistake that plastic skeleton decoration for Celion Dion
54% of trick-or-treaters who find razor blades in their Snickers are little brats who deserve it.
62% of guys with man-buns accidentally give trick-or-treaters their edibles.
38% of partygoers wind up with oral herpes after bobbing for apples.
Only 6% of adults who say "Oh, what an adorable princess!" actually think your kid is adorable. 82% of adults who answer the door in a costume are sad, lonely weirdos who should be kept away from your child. 0% of trick-or-treaters think your "Ima Goner" tombstone is clever.
Bud Light Is Selling an Eggnog Hard Seltzer for the Holidays
This whole hard seltzer trend has officially hit the "Wait, this must be a JOKE" stage. Bud Light is selling a new EGGNOG-flavored hard seltzer for the holidays. It's part of a new variety 12-pack called the "Ugly Sweater Pack," which they also did last year. But three of the four flavors are new: Seltzer Nog, Sugar Plum, and Cherry Cordial. The fourth one is Cranberry, which was also in last year's Ugly Sweater Pack. They'll be available nationwide starting November 1st. This comes on the heels of the "Fall Flannel" pack they started selling in September. That one includes Pumpkin Spice, Maple Pear, Apple Crisp, and Toasted Marshmallow seltzers.
The Average Parent Will Let Their Kid Hit 25 Houses on Halloween, and Steal Five Pieces of Candy
If you're taking your kids trick-or-treating this year, just tell them to think of this as a finder's fee: A new poll found the average parent will steal FIVE pieces of candy from their kids on Halloween night alone. If you want in on more of that candy action, you better be quick about it. 25% of kids will eat ALL of their candy by November 2nd . . . and 81% will eat it all within the first week. Here are a few more trick-or-treating stats . . . 1. 56% of parents say trick-or-treating is their kids' favorite part of Halloween. 52% also said that going with them is the #1 thing THEY'RE looking forward to. 2. The average parent is willing to drive 4.3 miles to take their kid to a "prime candy" neighborhood. 3. The top five spots where we expect the best candy are: A friend or family member's neighborhood . . . densely packed areas in cities . . . apartment buildings . . . retirement communities . . . and cul-de-sacs. 4. Parents who go trick-or-treating with their kids will let them hit an average of 25 houses before it's time to go home. But no matter how long they stay out, 42% said their kid never thinks they got enough candy.
We Use Music to Cheer Ourselves Up Twice a Week
Do you ever put on music to pull yourself out of a funk? A new study found we use it to cheer ourselves up an average of two times a week. 1 in 4 people say music has been even more important during the pandemic. And 1 in 5 have listened to the RADIO more than ever. Here are a few more stats on music and how it affects us . . . 1. 54% of us have certain songs we turn to again and again to cheer ourselves up. 2. 37% of people have created specific playlists for different moods. Like if you're tired, you might put on your "Party Playlist." 3. Two-thirds of people admit at least one song has made them CRY before. 4. 1 in 10 people say they've expanded their taste in music during the pandemic, and listened to stuff they wouldn't normally put on.
5. 30% of people are looking forward to getting back out there and seeing LIVE music again soon.
The Largest Candy Corn Factory Has Been Hacked
Halloween is just around the corner, and candy corn lovers everywhere SHOULD be experiencing PEAK JOY. But that joy is under ATTACK. A company in Chicago called Ferrara Candy makes Brach's candy corn, which accounts for 85% of the country's candy corn market. And earlier this month, they were HACKED. They were hit with a malicious ransomware attack, but no other specifics have been released.
The hack DID disrupt production and the company is still working to restore everything back to 100% . . . but it doesn't sound like there will be any candy corn shortages.
Today's Showbiz Highlights
1. ALEXA PENAVEGA accidentally slammed her 2-year-old son's hand in a door, severing his middle finger at the first knuckle near the tip. She's feeling mom guilt, but she says the kid is already, quote, "doing flips like nothing happened." 2. In an effort to protect his sons' innocence, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS tells them he's an assistant librarian. He also joked that if they ever find out about "The Hangover" movies . . . he'll just deny it, quote, "I'll say, 'I don't know what you're talking about. I had nothing to do with that movie." 3. On Monday, DR. DRE attended his grandmother's funeral. On his way back to his car, someone tried to serve him papers pertaining to his ongoing divorce. Sources say he "recoiled in anger" and refused to take them. 4. A list of the best opening scenes in horror movies includes: "Jaws" . . . "Scream" . . . and the 1978 "Halloween". 5. KELLAN LUTZ and ASHLEY GREENE reunited for a friend's parody music video called "Felt Emo Again Might Delete". They played their "Twilight" characters . . . Emmett and Alice Cullen . . . while wearing the baseball outfits from the movie. 6. A list of 20 memorable talk show moments includes OPRAH giving everyone a car, GERALDO getting his nose broken in a brawl . . . and, of course, the "Cash Me Ousside" girl. 7. RUBY ROSE went off yesterday on Warner Brothers, the CW, and the producers of "Batwoman", accusing them of abuse and misconduct. Warner Brothers denied it, and said she was let go because of HER workplace behavior. 8. BILLIE EILISH is releasing her debut fragrance next month. It's a mix of vanilla, cocoa, and soft spices and is packaged in a bottle shaped like a woman's bust. It's going to be sold exclusively at BillieEilishFragrances.com. 9. Artists who are in the Rock Hall more than once include all four Beatles, Jimmy Page, Stevie Nicks, Tina Turner, Curtis Mayfield, all of Crosby, Stills and Nash, Neil Young, and Eric Clapton. . . who's the only three-timer. 10. CODY JOHNSON didn't do the circuit to promote "Human: The Double Album" when it was released. Instead, he "checked out" and spent time on his ranch . . . and time with his family. 11. Are you planning to dress up as REBA MCENTIRE for Halloween? Here's a "crucial" bit of advice from Reba herself. Quote, "You gotta have the red hair and you gotta have the red dress." 12. TYLER RICH loves performing Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" in concert, and here's why. When he was first starting out the did a version in clubs and lounges that filled up the tip jar. And now it's a cover that he's always going to do.