5 Things You Need to Know Today: Jan. 31

1. Eat a Banana to Honor Ham!: On this day in 1961 Ham the Chimp became the first hominid launched into outer space.

2. There’s An App for That, but You Won't Use It: Consumers ignore most apps on their smartphones. Of smartphone owners, 68% open only five or fewer apps at least once a week, finds a survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.

3. Contacts Lenses Don’t Discriminate: An elephant in Amsterdam's zoo has made history after being fitted with a jumbo-sized contact lens following an eye injury, a statement said Monday.

Need a Halloween Costume? Dress Like Flo!

Need a Halloween Costume? Dress Like Flo!

If you've been procrastinating on a costume this Halloween, Progressive Insurance has come through for you! The insurance provider has taken the time to put together a step by step guide for dressing up as the star of their commercials, better known as, "Flo."

The guide includes a how to on recreating her look with 10 accessories, as well as tutorials for make-up, hair and getting into character in general.

Visit the Progressive Insurance website to dress like Flo this Halloween.

$30,000 Worth of Beer Stolen from Anheuser-Busch Plant

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Police say a truck with almost 2,000 cases of beer was driven away from the Anheuser-Busch plant in Jacksonville by an unknown thief.

Pearstein Distributors, a South Carolina company that contracts with the beer plant to distribute the product, reported the theft late Tuesday.

Police say an unknown suspect in an unknown vehicle entered the Northside plant, displayed the appropriate paperwork necessary to pick up a load of beer and then drove away.

Pearlstein Distributors called Ken Wilkey to report that the shipment never reached its destination.

A total of 1,980 cases of beer were stolen, valued at $30,000.

Police say there is no additional suspect or suspect vehicle information.


Halloween Candy Smackdown

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee

Nearly One Half of all Workers Claim They are Less Productive Without Coffee



National Coffee Day is Thursday, September 29, and according to a new survey commissioned jointly by Dunkin’ Donuts and CareerBuilder, scientists/lab technicians are the professions that need coffee the most, followed by marketing/public relations and education administrators. The survey results also show that coffee plays a major role in helping professionals perk up at work, as 34 percent need coffee to get through their workday, and 46 percent of those who drink coffee claim they are less productive without a cup of Joe.