Binders of women, Bachelorette breakup and an epic chase
Forget about Big Bird! The hot internet search of the day, as well as the top parody and meme, is "binders full of women." The second presidential debate is still the big topic of the day, but the quick phrase uttered by Republican candidate Mitt Romney is the dominating online trend. And yes, it now has its own Twitter account, @Romneys_Binder, with more than 12,000 followers before the debate ended.
On Facebook, it has nearly 20 different Facebook pages, including one with nearly 136,000 likes. The parodies started pouring in after Romney said that while he was governor of Massachusetts, he sought qualified women for his administration. Romney said he went to "a number of women's groups and said, 'Can you help us find folks,' and they brought us whole binders full of women."
Here are some of the debate takeaways from the web world: https://www.buzzfeed.com/mikehayes/the-internet-responds-to-the-hofstra-debate
Footage from the debate is also some of the most watched and searched for Tuesday night.
The mild earthquake that struck in Maine and was felt throughout the New England states is a top trend on Google. The quake caused no apparent damage or injuries, but it rattled residents throughout the region. The U.S. Geological Survey said the 4.0 magnitude quake hit around 7:12 p.m. and its epicenter, about 3 miles west of Hollis Center, Maine, was about 3 miles deep. That location is about 20 miles west of Portland. The quake was first estimated to be 4.6 magnitude but was later downgraded.
The Detroit Tigers used Justin Verlander's powerful right arm and the continued hitting woes of the New York Yankees to push the Bronx Bombers to the brink of elimination in the ALCS. Benching struggling sluggers Alex Rodriguez and Nick Swisher in favor of Brett Gardner and Eric Chavez did little to spark the Yankees, who managed only three hits off the Tigers' ace before a rally fell short in the 9th. New York sends C.C. Sabathia (15-6) to the mound in Game 4, while Detroit counters with Max Scherzer (16-7).
Zumba instructor and alleged hooker Alexis Wright continues to be a hot search. The 29-year-old is charged with engaging in prostitution in her dance studio and in an office across the street and secretly videotaping many of her encounters. Police said she kept meticulous records suggesting the sex acts generated $150,000 over 18 months, and the state has released the names of many of her alleged clients. The list included a former mayor and men from more than a dozen towns in Maine, as well as one each from Massachusetts and New Hampshire.
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It would appear that televised dating might not be the right fit for Emily Maynard. The single mom's second turn on ABC's "Bachelor" and "Bachelorette" series has ended in a broken engagement. After weeks of rumors, Maynard and Jef Holm confirmed their split to People.com on Tuesday. Maynard described it as "a very difficult and heartbreaking decision." Maynard competed on the 15th season of "The Bachelor," where she accepted Brad Womack's proposal in the season finale. They, too, broke up a few months later.
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Finally, it's the most epic remote-control car chase you've ever seen.
That's the Trend!