Handing out something other than candy is a good way to get EGGED on Halloween. But if you're going to do it, it doesn't HAVE to be something lame like apples or boxes of raisins.
Here are four other things you can supposedly give out instead. And according to one expert, they're things most kids will use, so they won't be disappointed. Good luck with that . . .
1. Temporary tattoos. You can buy sheets of them, then cut them up and give one or two to each kid.
2. Noisemakers. Which their PARENTS definitely won't appreciate. You can get them in bulk at any party store, or at Walmart.
3. Glow sticks, so they don't get hit by a car. Some parents won't remember to buy them. Even in bulk, they're close to a buck each though.
4. Mini packs of pretzels. They're healthier and cheaper than candy, and almost everyone likes them.
Fortunately it was carrying supplies to the ISS and there wasn't anyone aboard. UNfortunately, it was carying supplies and they need those supplies to live.
If you've ever wandered around an IKEA, then you know it's a giant, terrifying place. Where else can you buy a bowl of questionable Swedish meatballs AND a dining room table to put them on?
IKEA seems to realize this, too . . . and just in time for Halloween. They have an ad spoofing the classic scene in"The Shining" with the little kid on the big wheel. But in their ad, the kid rides around a dark, scary IKEA store.
If you think we've got too many laws in THIS country, here are six weird things OTHER countries have banned.
1. Lip-synching. Turkmenistan banned it in 2005 to preserve their, quote, "true culture." They also decided that opera and ballet are, quote, "unnecessary".
2. Ponytails on men. Iran banned them in 2010. And they basically said guys can't have long hair in general.
3. Running out of gas on the highway. If you do it on the Autobahn in Germany, it's a $100 fine. Then if you walk to GET gas, it's another $100 fine, because walking on the Autobahn is ALSO illegal.
4. Dancing in clubs. It's technically illegal in Tokyo after midnight. They're talking about changing it before they host the 2020 Olympics though.
5. Porn stars with small breasts. In 2010, Australia made it illegal for porn stars to even LOOK younger than 18. So if you're flat-chested and 50, you CAN be in a porno. But probably not if you're flat-chested and younger than about 30.
6. Movies about time travel. In China, it's illegal to watch movies or TV shows about time travel, because according to the government, it "disrespects history."
Last week, there was a story that said you're basically worthless at work by 10:19 Friday morning, because you start thinking about the weekend. But then more than 10% of us end up LYING about what we did so it seems more interesting.
Well, now ANOTHER study claims it's more like 30%. And it also found the most COMMON lies people tell. Here are the top five.
1. That you went out with a bunch of friends on Saturday, and it got CRAZY.
2. That you did something adventurous, which could mean anything from hiking to skydiving.
3. That you did something educational, like going to a museum.
4. That you went out to an expensive restaurant for dinner.
5. That you went AWAY with someone for the weekend.
"I like cheap beer. Don't give me any of that craft stuff."
A. Gretchen Wilson
B. Shawna Thompson (of Thompson Square)
C. Angaleena Presley (of The Pistol Annies)
D. Kellie Pickler
E. Dolly Parton
F. Karen Fairchild (of Little Big Town)
ANSWER: C. ANGALEENA PRESLEY, in "Rolling Stone", when asked to name her favorite alcoholic beverage. She adds, quote, "Liquor makes me crazy and wine puts me to sleep so I'm a 100% beer drinker.
"I drank Bud Light forever, but now I drink Corona because it has less gluten content. Don't tell my redneck friends that because I'll be out of the club."
Angaleena admits she's done her share of partying . . . but she's also learned to pace herself: Quote, "I've done crazy stuff but I think I've honed my craft, so now I'm pretty good at it. I know my limits, having learned them the hard way."