NUMBER 5 - WALLENDAS COMPLETE HIGH-WIRE STUNT
Remember stunt man Nik Wallenda? Well, he's making his high-flying tricks a family affair. Nik and his sister Lijana crossed NASCAR's Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday as a part of the pre-race ceremony. They did it on a single high wire, at the same time, going in opposite directions. When they met in the middle, Nik stepped over his sister!
NUMBER 4 - WHICH KIND OF CANDY IS BETTER?
Some Halloween candy is apparently worse for your teeth than others. With the trick or treating holiday just around the corner, Delta Dental has released a new list of the best and worst kinds of treats for your teeth. Among the worst are sticky, chewy candies, such as candy corn and gummy bears. Plain chocolate is better, because it melts quickly, decreasing the time sugar is in contact with your teeth.
NUMBER 3 - LOUDEST NFL FANS
The Kansas City Chiefs won the battle for the loudest NFL stadium during their game against the Oakland Raiders Sunday. USA Today reports their fans broke the world record for loudest sports venue with a deafening 137.2 decibels. That's almost as loud as a jet engine taking off. The world record was previously set by the Seattle Seahawks last month when they beat the San Francisco 49ers. They roared at a noise of 136.6 decibels.
NUMBER 2 - NETFLIX COMING TO YOUR CABLE BOX?
Netflix, the popular online video service, could soon be available through your cable box. The Wall Street Journal reports that the company is in talks with several U.S. cable providers to offer its service through an app on their set-top boxes. This deal would be first of its kind with a U.S. cable provider.
NUMBER 1 - SHUTDOWN DOESN'T STOP TAX COLLECTION
The government shutdown is keeping most IRS workers at home, but that doesn't mean you're off the hook for your taxes. The agency says today's filing deadline if you requested a six-month extension in April still stands. But the IRS says it won't issue any refunds until "normal government operations resume." The agency also won't have any workers to take calls or help taxpayers in person.