This Afternoon's Odd News 10/30/18

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44% of Parents Will Eat More Candy Than Their Kids This Halloween

Your parents do a lot for you, kids. So just think of this as a yearly childhood tax you have to pay. That's life, get used to it . . .

According to a new poll, 86% of parents have secretly STOLEN some of their kids' Halloween candy before. And the average parent who raids their kid's stash ends up eating a QUARTER of their candy.

44% of parents actually expect to eat MORE candy than their kids this year. That includes what they steal, plus any leftover candy they don't hand out to trick-or-treaters.

Here are three more stats from the survey . . .

1. 40% of people say they enjoy Halloween as adults more than they did as kids. Just over a third say it's because THEY get to decide how much candy they can eat, and no one can stop them.

2. 58% of adults try to limit how much candy they eat on Halloween night. That's compared to 75% of parents who limit the amount of candy their kids eat.

3. 73% of us intentionally buy more candy than we need for trick-or-treaters, just to make sure there's plenty left over.

(SWNS)

We're Holding On to Our Phones a Lot Longer Than We Used Too

There used to be a time when most of us were hanging on to our phones for two years at the MOST before we'd trade them in for an upgrade. Not anymore.

According to a new study, now the average person hangs onto their phone for two years and 10 months. That's a notable jump from even two years ago, when we kept them for two years and five months.

So what's changed? Three main things: Phones cost more now . . . the cell phone companies don't give the same discounts they used to . . . and they mostly got rid of two-year contracts, which pushed us to upgrade on that cycle.

(Wall Street Journal) 

Woman’s Halloween Costume Goes Wrong As Fake Fangs Get Stuck

A woman from Alabama’s Halloween turned into a real nightmare after her fake vampire fangs got stuck onto her real teeth

Anna Tew’s night ended with an emergency trip to the dentist, who she says used wire clippers, drills and a saw to force the fake teeth out. 

According to the dentist, the natural shape of teeth and gums can occasionally cause fake teeth products to get stuck… but as normal as it is, it’s difficult to remove. 

Now she’s sworn off the fake chompers for good.

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