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3 People Who Talked Down Potential Jumpers

It’s not always a trained negotiator who talks a potential jumper off the ledge. Sometimes it’s a shock jock, a rapper, or a hotel maid. 1. Howard Stern Keeps Caller On the Line, On the Bridge Howard Stern gets odd phone calls every day, but on the morning of December 7, 1994, he got a real [...]

How Are Q Scores Calculated?

When celebrities go off the deep end, we’ll hear folks say they’ve “damaged their Q rating.” What does that really mean? What is a Q Score in the first place? Let’s take a look at the mysterious numbers. How are Q Scores calculated? The methodology behind the mysterious ratings is actually fairly straightforward. Marketing Evaluations, Inc. [...]

I’ll Take Long-Running Quiz Shows with Punctuation in the Title for $1000, Alex

I like to think that I’ve picked up a lot of random trivia as a writer. I often blurt out trivia at really inappropriate moments in casual conversation. I like to think that I would rock on Jeopardy!, but I have taken the show’s sample audition quizzes before, and the fact is… I suck. However, [...]

The Quick 10: 10 Miss Universe Controversies

If you follow these things, and maybe even if you don’t, you know that the Miss Universe pageant was last weekend. Miss Venezuela took the crown for the second year in the row. All in all it was a pretty tame competition, but it isn’t always that way – the pageant has certainly seen its [...]