The Five Most Popular Pet Halloween Costumes For 2012:
Your dog hates when you put him in a costume. That's why his tail goes between his legs and he looks so defeated. But you're going to do it anyway, so might as well have a little info about what's hot.
Americans will spend a record $370 MILLION on Halloween costumes for their pets this year, mostly on dogs. And according to a shopping website called Wayfair.com, these are the five that have been selling the best . . .
"Sexy Big Bird" Halloween Costumes are Up 500% in Sales Since the Debate:
When MITT ROMNEY name-checked BIG BIRD at the presidential debate last week, he inadvertently CHANGED HALLOWEEN.
According to the website CostumeCraze.com, IMMEDIATELY after the debate, there was a MASSIVE sales spike in their "Sexy Big Bird" costume. And sales are up 500% ever since.
The Sexy Big Bird costume features a yellow, feathered tank top, a short skirt, orange-and-purple thigh-high socks, and a little hat that looks like the top of Big Bird's head, including his eyes. It costs $48.50.
CostumeCraze says it's not a coincidence, because other sexy "Sesame Street" costumes like Cookie Monster and Elmo haven't seen any increase. "Sesame Street" isn't hot right now . . . only Big Bird is.
Victoria's Secret is Now Selling a Push-Up Sports Bra:
Sports bras aren't a very flattering look for your breasts. And push-up bras do a horrible job keeping them from bouncing all over the place. So instead of wearing a bra that only does one thing well . . . how about a bra that does a so-so job at both?
Victoria's Secret is now selling a PUSH-UP SPORTS BRA called "Showtime."
It's a sports bra that also pushes your breasts high and tight. Unfortunately, they basically admit it's not spectacular as a sports bra or a push-up bra.
They classify the sports bra aspect as "medium support" . . . which means it won't do much good if you're jogging or running. And it provides some lift, but not the same lift as a traditional push-up bra.
Still, if you want to give your breasts a little more showcasing at the gym . . . or, um, you're planning to do a lot of jumping around at a club . . . it might be the happy medium.
The Showtime bra is designed for A, B, and C cups. It comes in a bunch of different colors and sells for about $55.
A New Toothbrush Can Record All Your Brushing Data and Send it to Your Dentist:
I assume YOU lie to your dentist about how you take care of your teeth . . . because EVERYONE does.
But there's a new toothbrush about to hit the market that wants to RAT YOU OUT to your dentist. For your own good, of course.
The Beam toothbrush monitors your brushing habits, then wirelessly sends the data to your smart phone. Then you . . . or your dentist . . . can see a complete log of your EXACT brushing habits.
The Beam app also tries its hardest to turn tooth brushing into a game. You can earn awards for things like brushing twice a day for two straight weeks, or brushing for two hours total in a month.
The toothbrush will be available next month for $50. And yes, that's anywhere from ten to 50 times more than you probably paid for your current toothbrush. If you preorder it now, it's $35. The Beam has adult and child versions.
A Mom Yells at Her 35-Year-Old Daughter For Leaving a Used Tampon On the Counter . . . And the Daughter Tries To Stab Her:
On Tuesday night, 52-year-old Sandra Mays of Dallas, Texas yelled at her 35-year-old daughter, Yakia Lashonta Mays. The reason? Yakia had left a USED TAMPON on the bathroom countertop. Yes, USED. Fully used.
And Yakia didn't get embarrassed or apologetic or remorseful. No . . . she got STABBY.
She grabbed a KITCHEN KNIFE, charged at her mother, and yelled, quote, "[Witch], I'm going to kill you." Except she didn't say 'witch.' Sandra ran into a bedroom and locked the door, but Yakia tried to break it down and kept shouting death threats.
The cops got there before Yakia could break down the door, although she had knocked it partially off the frame. They took the knife as evidence. We're assuming they did NOT collect the tampon as evidence.
Yakia was arrested for felony aggravated assault.