Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 21, 2016
March 21, 2016
What do women buy when they go "drunk shopping" online? Lots of lingerie and shoes, apparently. After reports of "drunk shopping" emerged related to last week's St. Patrick's Day, Racked.com looked into exactly what --and when-- women are buying after a typical Friday night spent imbibing.
Some drunk shopping facts:
--Shopping after 1 a.m. is the "danger zone." The average order value at midnight is over 30-percent higher on a Friday night compared to a Monday night. Past 1 a.m., the average order value increases to over 40-percent.
--Women get drunk and buy $300 worth of lingerie on Friday nights. Evening sales of lingerie increase 50 percent on Fridays. The average Friday night order value for lingerie also goes up over 140-percent, from $126 to $308.
--Late night shoppers are into dresses. Post midnight sales of dresses are 320-percent higher on a Friday compared to a Monday.
--Then they buy expensive shoes to match. Sales of shoes doubled in the wee hours on Friday compared to Mondays, with shoppers adding heels, platform heels, and sandals to their carts. They're shelling out way more, too: heels purchased cost 165-percent more on a Friday evening at 10 pm than on a Monday. (Bartha)
Top talkables of the day:
Today is World Down Syndrome Day and OLIVIA WILDE is doing her part to end discrimination toward those with 47 chromosomes. The actress filmed a brand-new PSA where she's enjoying the beach, watching television, doing laundry and crying, while the two-minute short is narrated by 19-year-old college student ANNAROSE RUBRIGHT, who has DS. Ms. Rubright was quite excited to be part of the project and wants "people to try and respect people with Down syndrome and see how smart they are," while the president of CoorDown --Italy's national organization for Down syndrome-- says it's a the metaphor is to show how people with Down syndrome see themselves."
Editor's note: Want to live like someone with DS? Try to speak with marshmallows in your mouth or write with a sock on your predominant hand --not easy. This is why "ordinary" feats are often celebrated in the special needs community. (Lee)
If you'd wanted to get ADOLPH HITLER's personal copy of "Mein Kampf" --you're out of luck. Somebody else bought it on Friday.
The book was found by American soldiers in 1945, with 11 of them signing the inside at the time to document its authenticity: "From Adolph Hitler's apartment in Munich on May 2, 1945." Since then, it had been kept by a soldier's daughter.
Friday, the book was sold at Alexander Historical Auctions in Chesapeake City along with about a thousand other World War I and II relics. The book itself, which was bound in red leather, and etched in gold print, went for $20,655 at the auction.
If you've been using TweetDeck for Windows to update your Twitter account, you'd better look for an alternative --Twitter announced over the weekend that it will no longer support the TweetDeck app after April 15. After April 15, Windows users will reportedly have to access the social media dashboard from their web browsers. The company said that it is enhancing and streamlining the tool. Additionally, users logged into their Twitter account will no longer require signing in to the social media dashboard app as well.
Pizza really does make the world go around. One of the world's most wanted terrorists --thought to be responsible for the attacks which killed more than 130 Parisians last November-- was captured in Belgium Friday. SALAH ABDESALAM was captured in the Molenbeek district of Brussels following a shootout with police, and two other men who were allegedly his accomplices in the attacks were also captured. Abdesalam was shot in the leg during the raid, which ends a four month manhunt.
But Belgian police were able him thanks to a lot of pizza --because of the unusually large amount of pizzas that were being ordered and sent to his location.
French President FRANCOIS HOLLANDE said afterward that France will look to extradite him immediately. (Myers)
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