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POLL: U.S. VOTERS PREFER HEMORRHOIDS TO CONGRESS
A North Carolina pollster said its survey indicates U.S. voters prefer hemorrhoids to the current U.S. Congress. Public Policy Polling said its telephone poll of 502 registered voters, conducted Oct. 4-6, found 53 percent of those polled have a higher opinion of hemorrhoids than Congress, while 73 percent said they prefer jury duty to the legislative body and 46 percent said they had a higher opinion of witches than lawmakers. The poll indicated Congress has an overall approval rating of 8 percent, with 7 percent of Democrats expressing approval and 10 percent of Republicans saying they approve.
ROLLER-COASTER MALFUNCTION LEAVES PASSENGERS STRANDED
A roller-coaster malfunction left 10 to 12 passengers stranded high in the air at Universal Studios in Florida for approximately two hours until they could be rescued. The Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit roller coaster at Universal Studios in Orlando, Fla., had a glitch that caused the computers to go into safety mode, which stopped the ride last night. All riders were taken off and made their way down the emergency stairs. At the time of the malfunction, the riders were in a vertical position on the ride, but were soon shifted to make the rescue easier. There were no reports of injuries, and Orlando Fire Rescue was on scene at the theme park.
“MIKE & MOLLY” TO RETURN EARLY AS CBS PULLS “WE ARE MEN”
After just two weeks, Monday nights on CBS are in for major shake-up. The network announced yesterday that freshman entry "We Are Men" would be pulled from the line-up after the show's two lackluster airings, paving the way for Season 4 of "Mike & Molly" (held for mid-season for just this reason) to bow earlier than planned.
Have you noticed that as you get older some things just don't seem as fun as they used to? For example, my sister still likes to go out to bars dancing till last call. For me I prefer a place with a band and by one am I'm ready for bed! What things would you put on the list? I think Buzzfeed hit it right on with their lists check them out!
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ELTON JOHN ISN'T UP WITH THE TIMES
Last night on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," Elton John said he's never downloaded anything from the Internet. He said he doesn't have a phone.
HOW OFTEN DO YOU CHECK YOUR PHONE? THE AVERAGE PERSON DOES IT 110 TIMES A DAY (AND UP TO EVERY 6 SECONDS IN THE EVENING)
How many times do you check your phone? According to figures collected by a screen lock app, the average user actually checks their phone around 110 times day. During peak times, this equates to once every six or seven seconds, with some users unlocking their devices up to 900 times over the course of a day, which in reality is around 18 hours. The information was collected by Android app Locket, which monitored how many times its 150,000 users checked their phone over in a day. Although 110 times a day seems a high figure, other research suggests it may be even higher. At peak times, the average person checks their device around nice times an hour. Off peak, this drops to four times an hour.
REBEL WILSON: DIET COMPANIES FIGHTING TO SIGN HER AS SPOKESPERSON
Rebel Wilson has always incorporated self-deprecating jokes about her fuller figure into roles throughout her career, but might the star of ABC's "Super Fun Night" be willing to trade in the laughs for a lucrative spokesperson deal with a diet company? RadarOnline reports that Wilson is being pursued by the likes of Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig, hoping that the star might follow in the footsteps of Jessica Simpson. "Rebel is asking for a fortune, but still looking at all the offers and is not ready to rule it out yet," a source tells the website.
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