Kevin Hart Opens Up About Spine-Damaging Car Crash + More
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Kevin Hart's Road to Recovery
Back in September, Kevin Hart was involved in a devastating car crash where he split his spine in three places. He recently uploaded a video to Instagram about his road to recovery and his new outlook on life. (via NY Daily News)
No, We Don't Eat Spiders When We Sleep!
Urban legend is that each year, everyone ingests 8 spiders while we're sleeping. Turns out it's a lie and we can finally sleep in peace! There has been no data to support specifically, if any, how many spider or other creepy crawlers get unto our mouths when we sleep. The rumor started in 1993 magazine article that claimed people will believe anything. Check out all the details here. (via Sleep)
The Typical Drunk Person Loses $200 a Year
A study done by the Laguna Treatment Hospital revealed that the average drunk American spends a total of $192.55 per year replacing stuff they lost while intoxicated. North Dakota took the throne for the most spent per year at $380. The most common objects that are lost? Phones and keys, of course. (via Bro Bible)
"What It Do Baby"
LA Clippers player Kawhi Leonard plans to trademark the now-famous phrase he said to his former teammates after they beat the Golden State Warriors. "What it do baby" went viral and now he wants to make it into a clothing line out of it, so his company filed to trademark the saying. Check out this clip of Leonard saying his famous phrase, below. (via The Shade Room)
NCAA to Allow College Athletes to Get Paid for Their Images
California Governor Gavin Newsom signed a bill that allows college athletes to accept endorsement deals by 2023. The NCAA claimed it was "unconstitutional" but the president of Ohio State University claims "we must embrace change to provide the best possible experience for college athletes." Students will be able to receive guaranteed scholarships and/or the full cost of attendance. (via Axios)
Halloween Costume Fails
We know all you want is to have a good time on Halloween, but sometimes you can get in your own way. Check out these people who had some pretty bad costume fails. (via Buzzfeed)
Halloween Fun Facts
1. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.
2. Fifty percent of kids prefer to receive chocolate candy for Halloween, compared with 24% who prefer non-chocolate candy and 10% who prefer gum.
3. The largest pumpkin ever measured was grown by Norm Craven, who broke the world record in 1993 with a 836 lb pumpkin.
4. Halloween is thought to have originated around 4000 B.C., which means Halloween has been around for over 6,000 years.
5. Pumpkins are classified as a fruit, not as a vegetable. In fact, in 2006 New Hampshire declared the pumpkin as its state fruit.
6. Samhainophobia is the medical term for a pathological fear of Halloween.
7. The word “witch” actually comes from an old English word that means “wise woman."
8. Legend has it that if you see a spider on Halloween night, it means a loved one is watching over you.
9. According to legend, if you put your clothes on inside out and walk backward on Halloween, you’ll see a witch at midnight.
10. Candy corn was originally called chicken feed.
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