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.

Santa Sighting Over Neptune Beach

Santa Sighting Over Neptune Beach

According to Cindy Renauld, Santa was spotted over Neptune Beach, flying sans reindeer! Renauld was accompanied by four little girls who witnessed Santa's smooth landing. Santa handed out candy canes to all the good boys and girls on the beach.

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.

Halloween Candy Smackdown