NUMBER 5 - SLOWEST DRIVE-THRU
Drive-thru times are slowing down, according to an annual study by the fast food industry. The study measured the average drive-thru speed, from order to pick-up, at seven major fast food restaurants. The slowest was Chick-Fil-A, with an average time of nearly 204 seconds. The fastest? Wendy's, with an average drive-thru wait time of nearly 134 seconds.
NUMBER 4 - CONTROVERSIAL HALLOWEEN COSTUME PULLED
Walmart pulled yet another Halloween costume some are calling "offensive." The retailer took a "Turban & Beard Instant Costume" off its website last Friday, following a request from the Sikh Coalition. According to the Sikh Advocacy Group, the costume is offensive to 9/11 victims and promotes negative sterotypes, leading to discrimination. The costume was also dropped by other online retailers like Amazon and Sears.
NUMBER 3 - iPHONE NAUSEA?
Is your iPhone making you sea-sick? Well, you're not alone. Some of the more than 200 million users who have upgraded to iOS 7 are reporting nausea, headaches and vertigo caused by the new operating system. Experts say the sharpness of the screen and motion of the icons may be to blame. But there may be a solution. To reduce motion on the screen, go to settings -- "general," then "accessibility" and turn on "reduce motion."
NUMBER 2 - PRIVACY PROTECTION
A Korean graphic designer and former NSA employee has created four new fonts he says could help protect your privacy online. The fonts are called "ZXX" and are reportedly unhackable. Each one uses a different optical trick to make them difficult to read by text scanning software. The designer worked with the NSA during his time in the Korean military. He said recent events like the NSA leak prompted him to act.
NUMBER 1 - COLORADO HIKERS
A rescue operation has now turned into a recovery mission on a Colorado mountain side. According to the Chaffee Colorado Sherrif's Office, five hikers who became trapped after a late morning rockslide Monday have died. A sixth hiker, a 13 year old girl, was pulled out from the debris and airlifted to a hospital. A seventh person is still unaccounted for.