by Admin posted Oct 24 2014 2:49PM

Around Halloween, elaborate haunted houses filled with zombies and witches and scary-things-that-go-bump-in-the-night are everywhere. You'll also see corpses lying in front yards or hanging from trees—we're all fairly used to it by now. But sometimes it's not a prank. Sometimes, something awful really did happen.

While this sort of thing doesn't happen often, it does happen and it usually ends tragically, marring the entire holiday and leaving a family to grieve. Next time you walk past a particularly realistic Halloween display, you might want to take a closer look. Here are five reasons why:

Haunted House Hanging

In 2011, a frightening accident at a haunted house that could have ended tragically, actually ended miraculously well. A Missouri teenager was working as an actor at a haunted house outside St. Louis, when she somehow (she has no memory of the incident) hanged herself in the scary bathroom display she was assigned to work. As she struggled to survive and escape the ropes, people who were going through the haunted house thought it was part of the show. Marks on the wall and her hands show how hard she fought to get freed. Finally, a co-worker was making rounds to check on employees and found her hanging there, unconscious. She was rushed to the hospital where she remained in a coma for three days. She has since recovered from the incident, but suffers from short-term memory loss, dizzy spells and occasional blackouts.

Realistic Balcony Display

A similar event occurred in Los Angeles in October 2009. A man's corpse decomposed on his balcony, in full sight of his neighbors, for days because anyone who saw it thought it was part of a very convincing Halloween display and never called the police. Mostafa Mahmoud Zayed died from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a Monday, but wasn't actually discovered by police until that Thursday when someone finally called it in. One witness said, "The body was in plain view of the entire apartment complex [and] they all didn't do anything. It's very strange. It did look unreal, to be honest."

Just last year, a mailman in Denver came across what he thought was a very authentic-looking Halloween decoration on someone's front porch, but it turned out to be a dead or dying person. Just a day after Halloween, a man died on his front porch after working a late-night shift. His body lay on the front steps near the mailbox where he collapsed and the first person to come across it was the mailman making deliveries on his route the next morning. He ignored the body, thinking it was part of the residents' Halloween display. Once the Postal Service found out what had happened, they released a statement saying, "We do know the carrier delivered mail to the house that day, and he remembered seeing something he thought was related to Halloween. When the carrier learned that was not the case, he was shocked and extremely upset."

Tragic Tree Hanging

A bit more recently, in October 2005, a Delaware woman committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree. People who saw the body hanging across the street from some houses on a relatively busy street thought it was a Halloween decoration and didn't call the police or 911. The next morning, people went to work and saw the body of the 42-year-old woman, but no one thought anything of it, thinking it was a Halloween prank. Hours later someone finally called the police, who discovered that the body was in fact real.

Haunted House Hit-and-Run

In 1997, a Connecticut woman was hit by a car outside of a haunted house display. Passersby, on their way to partake of the fright and gore at the Nightmare at Floydville Road, thought the woman who lay there dying, bloodied and in pain, was part of the act. One eyewitness even told police after the fact that he saw the woman reach up from her prone position and thought she was one of the haunted house performers. Kimberley Kitrinos eventually died from her injuries and police were able to track down the driver who never realized he had hit a person with his car.

by Admin posted Oct 24 2014 12:21PM
Does your kid scarf down their M&M's the second they get home from trick-or-treating, or do they ration their candy to last for the next several weeks?

Relationship website
Your Tango suggests that the way your kids manage their Halloween candy can offer a glimpse at the way they'll handle money when they're older.

Here are some potential correlations between candy consumption and future money management:

  • *If your child saves their candy, they'll tend to save money well.
  • *If your child eats all of their candy quickly, they might tend to spend money impulsively and burn through cash as soon as their paycheck arrives.
  • *If your child trades their candy, they're likely to feel confident to take risks with their money
  • *If your child creates a plan to ration their candy, you might have a wonderful future budgeter on your hands.
  • *If your kiddos give their candy away, they don't value money as much as they do relationships. Sharing and making others happy is what they value -- the makings of a future philanthropist.
by TMZ posted Oct 24 2014 7:00AM

TLC is reassessing the shows future after a report that June is dating a sex offender.
Mama June is seeing someone new, but there's a big problem ... the guy just got out of prison after serving time for molesting one of June's relatives ... TMZ has learned.
The new guy is 53-year-old Mark McDaniel. He was convicted in 2004 for aggravated child molestation. Prosecutors say he molested an 8-year-old child -- forcing oral sex. June was dating McDaniel at the same time he molested the child.
We will not identify the child but it's someone with whom June has contact.
McDaniel served 10 years and was released this past March. He is now a registered sex offender in the state of Georgia.

We're told Honey Boo Boo's mom has been seeing McDaniel for the last few months ... sneaking away from production of the show and meeting up with him. We're told she's also been setting him up by buying him various gifts.

The photo was taken a few weeks ago in a hotel room where June, McDaniel, and other guests were hanging out.

We contacted TLC, which produces "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo." The official says, "TLC is not currently in production on HERE COMES HONEY BOO BOO. We are very concerned about this new information and are reassessing the future of the series."

We reached out to June ... so far no word back.

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by Admin posted Oct 23 2014 1:13PM
Just in time for all that Halloween candy that's about to come into your house, a guy on Reddit has figured out a way to rig a refrigerator's ice dispenser so it gives out candy instead of ice.

Deric Peace shared his appliance hack online on Tuesday. By simply filling his refrigerator's ice tray with small pieces of candy (miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, individual Starburst pieces, etc.), the fridge keeps the candy cold and effortlessly spits it back out into a glass when you press the ice dispenser handle.

Peace even demonstrated the trick in a YouTube video (see below), which has quickly garnered more than 700,000 views.

(Source: Buzzfeed/ Reddit)
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by Scotty Matthews posted Oct 23 2014 11:20AM
Following a high-profile leak earlier on Wednesday, Marvel has officially released a high-quality version of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer.

According to The Verge, Marvel originally planned to debut the trailer during next Tuesday's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D,
but were forced to improvise when a poor quality version of the clip was released.

Marvel responded by tweeting, "Damnit, Hydra," before posting the official version online.

In addition to showing scenes of the Avengers preparing for battle, the two-minute-long clip introduces the audience to the film's primary villain Ultron, who was created by Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark.

The clip also shows the Hulkbuster Iron Man armor, which will play a major role in a battle between Stark and Mark Ruffalo's Hulk.

by Robbie Daniels posted Oct 23 2014 7:00AM
Chewbacca was forced to step in to break up a fight between Mr Incredible and Batgirl.
Tensions between the costumed characters spilled over on Hollywood's Walk of Fame yesterday as Mr Incredible launched an attack on Batman.
But in astonishing footage, captured by production company, the character from Star Wars grabs Mr Incredible in a bid to pull him off his costumed rival.

by Robbie Daniels posted Oct 22 2014 12:02PM

Is your car completely safe to drive? The U.S. government has issued an urgent plea urging more than 4.7 million Americans to get the air bags in their cars fixed. A defect in the air bags can cause the inflation mechanisms to rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes. Over the past two years multiple automakers have recalled vehicles due to this issue, the air bags are manufactured by Takata Corp. The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration says the warning covers cars made by Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, General Motors and Ford. Safety advocates say the problem could affect more than 20 million vehicles in the U.S. (Fox)

Find out if your vehicle is affected here:
Here's the latest tally from NHTSA, as of Wednesday morning:
BMW: 627,615 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sedan
2000 – 2006 3 Series Coupe
2000 – 2005 3 Series Sports Wagon
2000 – 2006 3 Series Convertible
2001 – 2006 M3 Coupe
2001 – 2006 M3 Convertible
Chrysler: 371,309 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2008 Dodge Ram 1500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Ram 2500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 3500
2006 – 2008 Dodge Ram 4500
2008 – Dodge Ram 5500
2005 – 2008 Dodge Durango
2005 – 2008 Dodge Dakota
2005 – 2008 Chrysler 300
2007 – 2008 Chrysler Aspen
Ford: 58,669 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – Ranger
2005 – 2006 GT
2005 – 2007 Mustang
General Motors: undetermined total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Pontiac Vibe
2005 – Saab 9-2X
Honda: 5,051,364 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2007 Honda Accord
2001 – 2005 Honda Civic
2002 – 2006 Honda CR-V
2003 – 2011 Honda Element
2002 – 2004 Honda Odyssey
2003 – 2007 Honda Pilot
2006 – Honda Ridgeline
2003 – 2006 Acura MDX
2002 – 2003 Acura TL/CL
2005 – Acura RL
Mazda: 64,872 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2007 Mazda6
2006 – 2007 MazdaSpeed6
2004 – 2008 Mazda RX-8
2004 – 2005 MPV
2004 – B-Series Truck
Mitsubishi: 11,985 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2004 – 2005 Lancer
2006 – 2007 Raider
Nissan: 694,626 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2001 – 2003 Nissan Maxima
2001 – 2004 Nissan Pathfinder
2002 – 2004 Nissan Sentra
2001 – 2004 Infiniti I30/I35
2002 – 2003 Infiniti QX4
2003 – 2005 Infiniti FX35/FX45
Subaru: 17,516 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2003 – 2005 Baja
2003 – 2005 Legacy
2003 – 2005 Outback
2003 – 2005 Baja
2004 – 2005 Impreza
Toyota: 877,000 total number of potentially affected vehicles
2002 – 2005 Lexus SC
2002 – 2005 Toyota Corolla
2003 – 2005 Toyota Corolla Matrix
2002 – 2005 Toyota Sequoia
2003 – 2005 Toyota Tundra
by Admin posted Oct 22 2014 11:20AM

A truck driver broke down in tears telling a news station about the thieves who drove off with his semi full of beer from an Orange County truck stop.

The victim's truck and at least one other were swiped Monday from a truck stop on South Orange Blossom Trail.

Van Thomas was trying to live the American dream... After years as a trucker, he bought a semi three weeks ago and made a company of his own.

Thomas was traveling from Texas to Pompano Beach and was on his last stop before a delivery in Orlando when his entire truck and alcohol cargo was stolen.

"I don't mean to cry about it but I'm just trying to do the best I can and make a better life," Thomas told WFTV. "It's just so devastating to me."

Inside the truck was 44,000 pounds of Miller High Life, which comes out to about 9,700 four-packs.

It's not the first time a semi has been stolen in Florida. About 180,000 eggs were stolen earlier this year in Fort Myers. A truck with Hershey chocolate was also stolen in December in Volusia County, and a truck with Slimfast was swiped near downtown Orlando.

Just when Thomas thought he lost everything, he received a phone call telling him the truck and most of the cargo had been located.

"Oh, my God. That's beautiful," he said.

The call came in from detectives that the truck had been found in Miami.

There's no word on whether the robbers knew "The Champagne of Beers" was inside at the time of the theft. Detectives are still trying to figure out who stole the two trucks and if they are part of a bigger ring.

(Source: WFTV)
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by Robbie Daniels posted Oct 22 2014 7:00AM
Photos of Renee Zellweger at the Elle Women in Hollywood event made the rounds on Tuesday (October 21st) with people shocked by her drastic new appearance. The Oscar winner looked so different that Gawker had to clarify that their source, Getty Images, had labeled the correct woman as Renee.
Rumors circulated last year that she had gotten work done and was suffering from an eating disorder which she addressed in an interview with UK's Daily Express saying, "When you read reports that you are starving yourself or that you are anorexic it's very unfair and disappointing. It's not very pleasant to read reports which say you've gone too far or this or that." She went on to credit a dedicated gym regimen for her changing appearance.

by Scotty Matthews posted Oct 21 2014 1:54PM
Sorry, cappuccino potato chips, it looks like you just weren't meant to be.

The results from the second annual "Do Us a Flavor" contest sponsored by Lay's Potato Chips are in, and America has voted for Wasabi Ginger as the winning chip flavor among four finalists, which also included Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon Mac & Cheese.

The creator of the winning flavor, Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from New Jersey, will receive either $1 million or 1 percent of the new chips' first year of sales, whichever figure is larger.

Last year's winning chip flavor, Cheesy Garlic Bread, is still on shelves.

(Source: BuzzFeed)
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