INTERPREP ★ OCTOBER 22, 2018

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DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 22, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future) is 80

• Catherine Deneuve is 75

• Jeff Goldblum is 66

• Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) is 56

• Carlos Mencia is 51

• Director Spike Jonze is 49

• Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) is 43

• Michael Fishman (Roseanne/The Connors) is 37

• Jonathan Lipnicki (Jerry Maguire) is 28

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1746: Princeton University in New Jersey received its charter.

• 1797: French balloonist Andre-Jacques Garnerin made the first parachute descent, landing safely from a height of about 3,000 feet.

• 1968: Apollo 7, with astronauts Wally Schirra, Donn Fulton Eisele and R. Walter Cunningham aboard, returned to Earth.

• 1976: Red Dye No. 4 was banned by the US Food and Drug Administration after it was discovered that it caused tumors in the bladders of dogs.

• 2004: In Germany some guys attempted to rob a bank. While the tellers were getting the money together one of the gun totin’ knuckleheads dropped his pistol. It hit the floor and shattered into several pieces, revealing itself as a plastic fake. As the crooks were making a hasty exit without their cash, another crook dropped his gun.

• 2012: Based on the findings of a systematic doping investigation, Lance Armstrong was banned for life from participating in International Cycling Union-sanctioned events and stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• International Stuttering Awareness Day

• National Nut Day

• Smart is Cool Day

UPCOMING

• October 23: World Series begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 4: New York City marathon
• November 6: Election day
• November 6: College basketball season begins
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 12: Veterans Day
• November 21: Hanksgiving. Always the day before Thanksgiving, Hanksgiving is a day to give thanks for one of the world’s most beloved actors, Tom Hanks.
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 2: Hanukkah starts
• December 6: Time Person of the Year
• December 6: Golden Globe nominees announced
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)
• January 6: Golden Globes
• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day


NUMBER FOR THE DAY

45: Percentage of Americans go to their car to get a moment of “mental privacy.”


NEWS ATTACK!

A survey of parents reveals 83% check their children’s trick-or-treat candy before allowing them to eat it. [To the kids in the 17%, that’s what little brothers and sisters are for.]

Starkist pleaded guilty to rigging prices in order to control the canned tuna industry. [Apparently, Charlie isn’t just the chicken of the sea, but he’s also the loan shark of the sea.]

A school cook in Nebraska has been fired after he added kangaroo meat to the chili. [Yeah, whoever heard of cafeteria chili containing real meat?]

Nieman-Marcus has released its annual Christmas gift list for the 1%. You can purchase a $200,000 bronze statue of your favorite pet or buy a 30-day customized trip to the countries of the Himalayas for $630,000. [If you’re on a budget, for a dollar and a half you can own your very own Sears. If you want the entire mall, that’s another 20 bucks.]

China says it plans to launch an artificial moon by 2020. [Life is scary enough without also having to deal with artificial werewolves.]

Japan plans to dump a million gallons of radioactive water from the Fukushima power plant into the ocean. [You would think that the Japanese would know better than anyone the danger of ignoring the warnings in those Godzilla movies.]

Smithfield Food is Virginia has suspended a worker for urinating while working on the production line. [Oh, so that’s the way they reward dedication.]

There’s now a Golden Girls breakfast cereal. [It’ll make you feel like you’re in your ’70s again.]

According to a new study, an amazing 90% of the world’s table salt contains plastic. [So now it’s totally possible to choke to death because a grain of salt went the wrong way.]

According to a new study, an amazing 90% of the world’s table salt contains plastic. [The last person on earth I would have ever thought of as the salt of the earth was Barbie.]


NEWS & NUGGETS

CDC WARNS AGAINST DRESSING UP CHICKENS FOR HALLOWEEN _ The CDC is warning people not to dress up their chickens for Halloween. The agency says handling chickens to put on a costume or cuddling them can lead to salmonella exposure. The CDC is tracking a salmonella outbreak right now and so far it’s reached 29 states, affecting 92 people. The agency says handling chickens could be a contributing factor to the outbreak.

MOTHER KNOWS BEST ABOUT BABY GENDER _ I’m curious to know if you mothers find this old study to be true. Around 20 years ago University of Arizona researchers found that expectant mothers can use the power of intuition to learn the sex of their unborn babies. Women who claimed to have an intuition about the gender of their child made the right choice 70% of the time.

WHAT SEX IS GOD? _ What sex is God? Depends on who you ask. According to a Harris Poll, 42 percent of Americans say God is male but only 1 percent say the almighty is female. Meanwhile, 11 percent say God is a little bit woman and a little bit man.

MAN’S SCARY CAR DECAL SPOOKS DRIVERS, IRKS LOCAL COPS _ A driver in China saw his car impounded after photos of his scary window decal drew attention on social media. Photos of the white SUV show the image of a disembodied, zombie-like face that appears to hover in its rear window. Though not explicitly illegal, the decal generated enough complaints on social media for traffic cops to find the driver. The reflective decal — and others like it — feature creepy, crawling ghosts as a deterrent to keep drivers behind from turning on their high beams.

MAN REFUSES TO SIT NEXT ELDERLY BLACK WOMAN ON FLIGHT _ Scores of people have declared a boycott against Ryanair, a Dublin-based budget airline, after video of an apparently racist confrontation on a recent flight surfaced on the internet. The video was shot last Thursday before the departure of the Ryanair flight from Barcelona, Spain, to London. The video shows a white man yelling because he doesn’t want to sit next to an elderly black woman. A male flight attendant tried to defuse the situation and asked the woman if she wanted to sit somewhere else, to which she initially refused. As the confrontation continued, the man yelled, “Don’t talk to me in a foreign language, you stupid ugly cow!” He also threatened the woman with violence: “I’ll tell you this,” the man told her. “If you don’t go to another seat, I’ll put you into another seat.” The flight staff has come under criticism for not kicking the man off the flight and for responding to the situation by allowing the woman to move seats instead of him. • VIDEO

WOMAN WHO FELL OFF CLIFF TO ESCAPE ATTACK RUNNING NYC MARATHON _ Two years ago while fleeing an assailant in Thailand, Hannah Gavios fell 150 feet off a cliff and fractured her spine. There was a chance she might never walk again. Now the 25-year-old Queens, New York, native is about to run the New York City Marathon on November 4. Although she is still unable to feel her feet and ankles and relies on crutches, Gavios is running to raise money for spinal-cord research.

… While teaching English and traveling through southeast Asia in September 2016, Gavios and went to a shop in Thailand where she asked for directions to her hotel. A 28-year-old local offered to show her the way. Instead, he led her into a wooded area and attacked her. Gavios punched him in the face and bit his ear and fled in the dark. Not knowing where she was going, she fell off the cliff, hitting her head along the way. After she landed but was unable to move, Gavios called out for help — and was found by her attacker, who sexually assaulted her for 10 hours until locals saved her.

… Her assailant was sentenced to a maximum of five years in prison after pleading guilty to obscene behavior.

NOT EXERCISING CAN BE WORSE FOR YOU THAN SMOKING _ A new study claims being sedentary is worse for your health than smoking. One of the study’s co-authors (Dr. Wael Jaber) said they found that being unfit has a worse prognosis, as far as death, than being hypertensive, being diabetic or being a current smoker.

VICTIM IN UNSOLVED RAPE RECOGNIZES SUSPECT AT WEDDING RECEPTION _ Imagine recognizing your alleged rapist at a wedding reception. Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police have arrested a man in connection with a case that had been unsolved for decades. 20 years ago the then 18-year-old victim stuck up a conversation with an 18-year-old man. He punched her and then raped her behind a building. The victim immediately reported the rape and was taken to a local hospital. However, no suspect was developed in the case and it remained unsolved. Investigators say 20 years later, the victim saw her attacker at a wedding reception and recognized him as the man who raped her. The woman got his name at the reception and then contacted the Baton Rouge Police Department. Detectives obtained a search warrant to collect a DNA sample from the attacker and the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab positively matched it to the DNA sample that was collected in the sexual assault kit from 1998.

SURVEY REVEALS AMERICA’S BIGGEST TURN ONS _ A new survey of 2,000 Americans reveals kisses on the neck are the biggest turn-on. Others in the top ten are:

  • My partner telling me ‘I like that’
  • My partner undressing me
  • Nibbling my ear
  • Lingerie
  • Eye contact during love-making

… Big turn-offs include:

  • Poor hygiene
  • Eating with mouth open
  • Talking about exes
  • Talking too much/not listening
  • Dressing poorly
  • Baby talk

83 PERCENT OF PARENTS CHECK THEIR KIDS’ HALLOWEEN CANDY _ Keeping the little ghosts and goblins safe is a huge priority for most parents, with 83% saying they check their children’s candy for anything dangerous before they let them eat it. Once the candy has been given the tasty stamp of approval, it turns out that 62% of parents admit to secretly eating their kids’ candy.

SCIENCE SAYS DAILY NAPS ARE ESSENTIAL TO BEING HEALTHY _ Go ahead take that daily nap because science says they are essential for your mental and physical well being. A recent study published in the Journal of Sleep Research discovered that short naps improve a person’s cognitive alertness and mental capacity. The findings mean that a quick 20-minute nap in the afternoon can make all the difference in whether or not you perform at your best for the rest of the day.

MAN HAS EATEN AT MORE THAN 7,300 CHINESE RESTAURANTS _ A Los Angeles man has probably eaten at more Chinese restaurants than any other human on earth. 70-year-old David R. Chan never eats at the same restaurant twice, which has led him to dine at more than 7,300 Chinese restaurants.

PARENTS GIVE KIDS $1,360 IN CASH EACH YEAR _ Despite all the talk about how expensive kids are and how much parents now spend on essentials from food to health care, it turns out parents are also giving away steady chunks of cash to their children in the form of an allowance, gifts and even bribes. A survey found that on average, children under age 10 receive $1,360 each year from their parents, which comes out to about $113 a month. Seven in 10 parents said they give money to their kids regularly, and the most popular reasons included a monthly allowance, rewards for good behavior or achievements, bribes to get them to behave, gifts for special occasions and compensation for chores.

… Two in three parents said they wish they gave less money, but they couldn’t give less because they feel “in competition with other parents” or they “don’t want to disappoint” their children. A minority — 17 percent — even admitted that they had to hand over the cash because their child “likes expensive things and needs enough to buy them.”


WACKY-BUT-TRUE

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: POLICE CALLED ABOUT SPIDER _ A woman in Switzerland called police to report that a burglar had broken into the office where she was working alone late at night. When officers arrived she told them she really needed them to remove a spider. They did and gave her a warning.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: FLIGHT DELAYED AFTER OFF-DUTY PILOTS DEMAND FIRST CLASS _ A Thai Airways flight was delayed two hours because two off-duty pilots demanded first class seats even though the cabin was completely sold out. The flight was only able to take off after two passengers agreed to bump themselves down to business class. The airline has apologized “to all passengers affected by the unprofessional action that caused the delay.”

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: TEEN ARRESTED FOR RUNNING FROM DEPUTIES ON HIS WAY TO JOB INTERVIEW _ A Florida (Lee County) teen is accused of reckless driving and fleeing deputies. They say the 19-year-old kept driving his motorcycle after they tried to stop him after he blew past a stop sign. When deputies caught up with the teen the discovered he fled from them because he was on his way to a job interview.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: DRUNK MOM _ A woman flagged down patrolling police officers in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, to complain that someone was stopping her from doing what she wanted to do. And what was that? To drive home with her children — while she was intoxicated. Police administered a preliminary breath test, which showed Ezzell was over the legal limit. She wanted to drive home from a convenience store where she had allegedly just driven with her children.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: WHEN PRINTING YOUR OWN MONEY, KNOW THIS _ Employees at a Des Moines, Washington, grocery store called police after a woman tried to buy a prepaid Visa card with $4,900 in what they believed to be counterfeit money. Police said the bills were pretty good copies, but many of them had the same serial number. And there were bright pink Chinese characters printed on the front of each bill.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: HIDE-AND-SEEK AND CALL THE POLICE _ A bystander called the West Midlands, England, police because they saw through a bank window what looked like employees huddling under tables and desks. Was it a bank robbery? When armed officers arrived at the bank they found employees playing hide and seek. It turned out to be a team building exercise.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: PAPER OR PLASTIC CONFUSES ROBBER _ The robber at a convenience store in Ohio at first decided to take the entire cash register. But when he cut the power cord, he got a nasty shock because it was still plugged in. Then he demanded a sack to carry the money away in. The clerk’s response — “Paper, or plastic?” — so confused the robber that he fled without the knife he was using as the holdup weapon.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: SHRIMP IN HIS PANTS _ An off-duty detective was shopping at a Florida supermarket Saturday when he noticed what appeared to be a man with groceries stuffed in his pants. The detective approached the man and ordered him to stop. Authorities said the man then removed several bags of shrimp from his pants and promised to put them back. When the man ran for the store’s exit, the detective tackled and restrained him until police arrived.

WACKY-BUT-TRUE: MAN’S DUMB EXCUSE FOR GATOR IN HOT TUB _ A man in Florida was arrested for keeping an alligator in his hot tub. He tried to get out of the arrest by claiming that the gator was there when he bought the house.


ON TELEVISION

THE VOICE (8p ET, NBC) — New. The Battle Rounds continue.

DANCING WITH THE STARS (8p ET, ABC) — New. Andrea Bocelli and Matteo Bocelli perform, and the remaining celebs transform into their favorite Disney characters.

MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL (8p ET, ESPN) — New York Giants at Atlanta Falcons

THE STRANGE LIFE OF DR. FRANKENSTEIN (8p ET, TCM) — This new documentary marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s tale.

PREMIERE: THE CROCODILE HUNTER: STEVE IRWIN’S BEST (8p ET, Animal Planet) — This new limited series remembers the Australian zookeeper and naturalist who died in 2006.

STOLEN DAUGHTERS: KIDNAPPED BY BOKO HARAM (8p ET, HBO) — This new documentary revisits the shocking story of the 276 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists in Nigeria in 2014. A year ago, 82 were released, and this doc tells the story of the girls’ time in captivity and follows their lives over the past year.

SEASON PREMIERE: DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (9p ET, CW) — Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat in the season 4 premiere.


ENTERTAINMENT

TOP TEN MOVIES _ It’s been approximately 40 years since Halloween opened in 1978, but age isn’t catching up with horror icon Michael Myers. The 11th movie in the Halloween franchise opened with an estimated $77.5 million at the box office, marking the second largest opening for a horror film in history, trailing the 2017 adaptation of Stephen King’s IT.

… Halloween is also fairing well with critics, sitting at an 80 percent fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes with a nearly-identical audience score of 79 percent.

  1. Halloween, $77.5 million
  2. A Star is Born, $19.3 million
  3. Venom, $18.1 million
  4. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, $9.7 million
  5. First Man, $8.5 million
  6. The Hate U Give, $7.5 million
  7. Smallfoot, $6.6 million
  8. Night School, $5 million
  9. Bad Times At The El Royale, $3.3 million
  10. The Old Man & the Gun, $2 million

… One year ago this week the number one movie was Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.
… Five years ago this week the number one movie was Gravity.
… Ten years ago this week the number one movie was Max Payne.
… Twenty years ago this week the number one movie was Practical Magic.

… In theaters Friday: Hunter Killer (R); Johnny English Strikes Again (PG); Indivisible (PG-13)

SELMA BLAIR DISCLOSES MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS DIAGNOSIS _ Selma Blair, the actress best known for her roles in classics like Cruel Intentions and Legally Blonde, revealed in an emotional Instagram post on Sunday that she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. In the post, Blair described how she depends on the help of the costume designer on the set of her new Netflix show Another Life: “The brilliant costumer #AllisaSwanson not only designs the pieces [my character] will wear on this new [show], but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis.”

… The 46 year-old actress also went on to share that she has suffered symptoms of the disease for years — which can include pain, vision loss, fatigue and impaired coordination — but it was not until recently that her diagnosis became evident, when actress Elizabeth Berkley insisted she seek professional advice.

EVERY STATE’S FAVORITE HORROR MOVIE _ Using data from Rotten Tomatoes and other source, StreamingObserver compiled a list of the most popular horror movies of all time and the most popular in each state. EDITOR: After clicking to the list, scroll down to find your state.

ANTHONY EDWARDS JOINS DESIGNATED SURVIVOR FOR SEASON 3 _ Former ER star Anthony Edwards has joined the Season 3 ensemble of Designated Survivor. Edwards will play the chief of staff for Kiefer Sutherland’s President Tom Kirkman. ABC canceled the political drama in May, but Netflix announced last month it had picked it up for a third season.

JUNGLE CRUISE RELEASE DELAYED UNTIL 2020 _ The Dwayne Johnson-Emily Blunt adventure Jungle Cruise is now scheduled to open in theaters in 2020. Dwayne shared on his Instagram that filming on the movie — which is based on the classic Disney theme park ride — wrapped last month. It was previously slated to debut next October and Dwayne did not disclose the reason for the delay.

PETE DAVIDSON ASKS FOR A ‘ROOMMATE’ AFTER BREAKUP FROM ARIANA GRANDE _ Pete Davidson spoke out about where his life is now after his split from Ariana Grande on Saturday night. He cohosted an event alongside Judd Apatow called Judd and Pete for America: A Benefit, which took place in West Hollywood. When he got onstage, Pete wasted no time talking about the elephant in the room: his and Ariana’s breakup. He started with: “I think you could tell I didn’t want to be here … There’s a lot going on. While on stage, Pete also joked about his living situation as he was living up with Ariana in their multi-million dollar New York City apartment. He said, “Anybody have any open rooms? I’m looking for a roommate.”

TARA REID REVEALS HER MOTHER HAS DIED _ Tara Reid’s mother Donna has died. She wrote on Instagram Saturday: “Today has been one of the most heartbreaking days of my life. My mother Donna Reid just passed away. … Who am I gonna call everyday, what do I do?”

… Reid lost her father two years ago.

PAULA ABDUL FALLS OFF STAGE _ Paula Abdul had a scary moment during a concert in Mississippi, losing her balance and falling off the stage. The 56-year-old singer was performing at the Hard Rock Café in Biloxi on Saturday when she unknowingly drifted too close to the edge of the stage. Abdul didn’t realize until it was too late and she fell off the edge to gasps from the crowd. Luckily, audience members were there and able to help her back onto the stage.


AUDIO

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• DROP: Wow. You know what, way to go — way to go.

• NATIONAL ANTHEM: A high school senior in Maryland got to sing the national anthem Friday night. Jackson Dean is a member of his school’s football team, which went on to win the game. • VIDEO

• PHONER: HOW DID WE SURVIVE CHILDHOOD? The topic is child safety. When we were kids we hardly used seat belts. We rode our bikes in the middle of the street without helmets. We drove the car as we sat on dad’s lap. Share your “How did we survive childhood?” story then open the phones.  →  Five calls to help light up the phones. The last call is a must-use!

• HALLOWEEN: A big collection of Halloween related drops.


BITS & BREAKS

WHAT’S THE WEIRDEST THING YOU GOT AS A KID WHEN TRICK-OR-TREATING?

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• An oatmeal packet

• String cheese.

• A Bible with a note about how it’s a sin to trick or treat.

• A plastic Easter egg with change inside.

• A box of Band-Aids.

• Dental floss.

COSTUMES GUYS SHOULD NEVER WEAR

From AskMen.com

GHOST — This unimaginative Halloween costume lets others know two things about you: you’re uncreative and you leave things to the last minute.

THE OPPOSITE SEX — Again, not a lot of imagination is required to throw on a wig and slap on an oversized pair of falsies. There are exceptions — like if you’re going as some sort of famous duo with your wife or girlfriend — but if it’s just you going it alone, leave the heels behind, hot stuff.

SCARECROW — In addition to being uncomfortable and sadly outdated, the scarecrow is also a grade-A fire hazard that has the potential to go up in flames faster than a rear-ended Pinto.

ANYTHING WITH LEOTARDS — Unless you’re an Olympic gymnast or a professional wrestler, you have no excuse whatsoever for leaving the house in a pair of leotards. That means leaving Robin Hood in Sherwood Forest right where he belongs. Some other leotard-laden Halloween costumes you will want to avoid include Batman, Superman, Henry VIII and anything else that looks like it could be used during a male figure skating competition.

A MASCOT — Although the thought of dressing up like the Easter Bunny or Frosty the Snowman at Halloween may at first seem amusing, keep in mind that these poorly constructed mascot costumes are generally cumbersome and difficult to communicate through. And if you thought your cologne could be off-putting, just wait until people catch a whiff of the three gallons of sweat that has collected in your costume.

HALLOWEEN COSTUME IDEAS

• Nudist on Strike: Wear normal clothes and wear a sign around your neck that says “Nudist on Strike.”

• Grim Reaper on Vacation: Buy or make a Grim Reaper outfit, but then wear a lei or flowered necklace, a camera around your neck, Bermuda shorts, paint your nose white (like lifeguards) and carry around some postcards or a map.

• Typical Tourist: Wear a big floppy hat, flowered shirt and long shorts, flip-flop sandals and a camera around your neck. Carry a map and look lost all the time.

• Leaf Blower: Wear regular clothes. Wear a hat with a leaf hanging down from the rim so that the leaf is in front of your face. When people ask what you are blow on the leaf and make them guess.

• Cereal Killer: Clothing should be kind of rugged and torn. Carry a bloody knife and have blood on your clothes. Attach labels or actual little cereal boxes all over your clothes.

• Killer Bee: Buy a bee costume. Smear some fake blood on it and carry a fake weapon.

• Spelling Bee: Buy a bee costume. Attach felt or Velcro letters to your suit and carry some around with you. If you can get enough little letters in Velcro your friends will have fun spelling words on you!

• Fried Egg: Wear all white. Attach a piece of yellow felt to your stomach.

• Exterminator: Wear coveralls. Attach plastic bugs and spiders all over the outfit.

• Gum under the Table: Make a small cardboard table and wear it on your head. Dress in all pink.

• Picnic: buy or make a white and red checkered picnic blanket. Attach plastic or paper plates, plastic utensils and plastic food to it. Cut a hole in the center and wear the cloth like a poncho. Add some fake ants for that authentic effect!

WEEKLY HOT LIST

Courtesy of morning show talent coach Steve Reynolds. The Hot List is made up of the topics everyone knows about.

  1. Mega Millions and Powerball
  2. The World Series
  3. Halloween (the holiday)
  4. Saudi Arabia
  5. NFL Week #7
  6. College Football
  7. Halloween (the movie)
  8. Pumpkin Spice
  9. A Star is Born
  10. Flu Shots

FUN & GAMES

TRIVIA: Do this today and you’ll burn 200 calories. (Have sex)

TRIVIA: Researchers have discovered that all mammals take approximately 21 seconds to do this. (Urinate)

TRIVIA: Half of all men and a quarter of all women don’t know what about their spouse. (Their shoe size)

TRIVIA: Each American home or apartment has six pounds of these. (Pennies)


DATEBOOK: OCTOBER 23, 2018

BIRTHDAYS

• Director Ang Lee is 64

• Weird Al Yankovic is 59

• Neurosurgeon and TV journalist Sanjay Gupta is 49

• Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) is 42

• Ryan Reynolds is 42

• Meghan McCain (The View) is 34

• Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) is 32

IT HAPPENED TODAY

• 1915: Some 25,000 women marched in New York City demanding the right to vote.

• 1958: The Smurfs appeared for the first time.

• 1998: A Danish man said goodbye to his 86-year-old father by taking his corpse for a motorcycle ride, and stopping at a bar for a beer and a cigar. Flemming Pedersen asked to be left alone with his dad, dressed the corpse in leather, a helmet, boots, and dark glasses, strapped it to his Harley-Davidson, and rode around Copenhagen for three hours to his father’s favorite places. He said he felt good about the ride.

• 2001: Apple unveiled the iPod. It officially went on sale on November 10, 2001, for $399.

• 2005: Near Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Elizabeth Laatsch called police to report that a deer in her yard had a pumpkin stuck on its head. It turned out the deer had a large brown or gold plastic ball stuck on its head, a lawn ornament or possibly a Halloween decoration.

• 2010: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention project estimated 1 in 3 adult Americans will have diabetes by 2050.

SPECIAL EVENTS

• TV Talk Show Host Day

• Boston Cream Pie Day

• Croc Day. The ugly shoes, not the animal.

• National Paralegal Day

• Slap Your Annoying Coworker Day

UPCOMING

• October 23: World Series begins
• October 31: Halloween (Wednesday)
• November 4: Daylight Saving Time ends
• November 4: New York City marathon
• November 6: Election day
• November 6: College basketball season begins
• November 9: World Chess Championship (November 9-28) in London
• November 12: Veterans Day
• November 21: Hanksgiving. Always the day before Thanksgiving, Hanksgiving is a day to give thanks for one of the world’s most beloved actors, Tom Hanks.
• November 22: Thanksgiving
• November 23: Black Friday
• November 24: Small Business Saturday
• November 26: Cyber Monday
• November 27: Giving Tuesday
• December 2: Hanukkah starts
• December 6: Time Person of the Year
• December 6: Golden Globe nominees announced
• December 21: Winter begins (5:23 PM ET)
• January 6: Golden Globes
• January 21: Martin Luther King Jr. Day