This Afternoon's Odd News 10/9/18

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Listening to a Song You Love Is One of the Top Ten Little Things That Can Boost Your Confidence

A new survey found the average American experiences two BOOSTS in confidence a day. And we're at our most confident around 12:30 in the afternoon. Here are the top 10 little things that can give us a confidence boost . . .

1. A new haircut. 64% of people said it makes them feel more confident.

2. Wearing a new outfit, 56%.

3. Doing a good deed, 53%.

4. Hearing one of your favorite songs, 44%. (Hopefully we help with that one.)

5. Exercising, 38%.

6. Shopping, 36%.

7. Talking to a good friend, 35%.

8. Getting a compliment from your boss, 35%.

9. Knowing you smell good, 34%.

10. Talking to a family member, 33%.

The top 20 also includes wearing new shoes . . . your first cup of coffee . . . spending time on a hobby . . . getting a massage . . . and getting a mani-pedi. And 16% said just catching their own reflection in a mirror gives them a confidence boost. (NY Post) 

A Guy Burns Down His Own House to "Get Rid of Memories" 

Well this doesn't seem like an extreme overreaction or anything. There's a 31-year-old guy in Louisville, Kentucky named Alex Probus. And on Saturday night, he BURNED DOWN his own HOUSE.

Why? When the cops got there, he told them he was trying to, quote, "get rid of memories."

We're not sure what memories those were, but apparently it was his family's old house and he was about to lose it . . . so he decided to torch it instead.

Fortunately, no one was hurt in the fire, and the firefighters got it under control before it could spread.

But Alex was still arrested for second-degree arson. (ABC 11 - Louisville 

Trick or Treaters Over 12 Could Face Jail Time In This Town

Halloween is just weeks away and kids across the country are getting their costumes ready so they can go collect candy, but one Virginia town has some serious rules about trick-or-treating. In Chesapeake, kids over 12 are not allowed to participate in the holiday tradition. And if they do? They could be slapped with fines or face jail time!

Apparently, the town has had the ordinance on the books for a few years now and someone recently shared a screenshot of the harsh rules on Facebook, where it’s gone viral because it’s just so unbelievable. It explains that if anyone over 12 engages in trick-or-treating or any similar activity, “he or she shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than $25.00 nor more than $100.00 or by confinement in jail for not more than six months or both.”

And that’s not the only wacky rule. Chesapeake, Virginia also only allows trick-or-treating between the hours of 6pm and 8pm and anyone who tries to collect candy after that cut-off time could be in trouble.

Parents say their kids are growing up too fast, so can we please let them trick-or-treat as long as they want to? If they come to the door wearing a costume and are fairly polite, who cares if they’re 14 and it’s 8:15? (Scary Mommy)

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