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Top Trenders: Meteorologists Work Through Blizzard Without Pay During Shutdown

They've been deemed "essential" during the government shutdown but have no idea when they'll be paid.
Here are your Top Trenders for Tuesday, October 8th!

NUMBER 5 - SEXIEST WOMAN ALIVE
Scarlett Johansson has done it again. She's nabbed Esquire Magazine's coveted "Sexiest Woman Alive" title for 2013. The 28-year-old actress was also awarded that honor back in 2006. She's the first to win the title twice.
Johansson is featured in the magazine's November issue, slated to hit newsstands next week.

NUMBER 4 - SURPRISE TRILLIONAIRE
An East Texas man made an unexpected discovery when he went to check the balance in his bank account. Reggie Theus found there was a lot more money in it than he expected, to the tune of more than $4 trillion. He said he was so stunned, he logged in and out of his account eight times. But his fortune disappeared as quickly as it came. The banking error was due to a glitch during an online update.

NUMBER 3 - SUPER BOWL APPLICANTS
Six cities have put in applications to host the Super Bowl in 2018. The interested cities are: Miami, New Orleans, Dallas, Minneapolis, Indianapolis and Tampa. The league's Super Bowl Advisory Committee will decide which cities will be asked to bid as finalists. The owners will select the winner during spring
meetings in May.

NUMBER 2 - METEOROLOGISTS WORK WITHOUT PAY
A record-breaking blizzard buried parts of South Dakota over the weekend. Rapid City saw nearly two feet of snow and meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Rapid City worked tirelessly through it all, without getting paid. They've been deemed "essential" during the government shutdown but have no idea when they'll be paid. The Washington Post reports several hiked to work or slept at the office during the blizzard.

NUMBER 1 - INDY CRASH
A crash at an Indy race in Houston left driver Dario Franchitti seriously injured Sunday. Thirteen spectators were also hurt by debris. The three-time Indy 500 champion was attempting to make a high-speed pass and instead went airborne, cartwheeling and destroying the catch fence as his car virtually disintegrated around him. Franchitti is hospitalized with injuries ranging from a concussion, a broken right ankle and a spinal fracture.
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