Happy Friday! With all the news out there, you may just miss a few stories. We're here so you don't. It's the #SmartList and it's what you need to know.
A small, bubbling pool of mud at the beginning of San Andreas fault is causing concern. Officials say the muddy spring has been in existence since 1953, but it recently began moving and now poses a threat to man-made infrastructures. "It's a slow-moving disaster," Alfredo Estrada, Imperial County's fire chief and emergency services coordinator, told the LA Times.
During Thursday’s Raiders-49ers game, a cheerleader took a knee during the national anthem. It's the first time a NFL cheerleader has been seen participating in the protest.
An 18-year-old woman discovered the purpose of those buttons on the shoulders of coats and sent Twitter into a frenzy with the revelation. Apparently, the straps hold your bag in place so it doesn't slip off your shoulder. The more you know...
A fisherman helped a humpback whale that was entangled in rope by climbing on the whale's back to free it, and we are amazed.
Instead of candy bars and soda, a new vending machine in Indiana is stocked with clothing, socks, and blankets. The service was set up by a local fire department allowing people without homes to collect necessities discreetly no matter the time of day.
Bonus: Get a jump on your holiday shopping!
The holiday season is ramping up, and you can get an early start on your shopping. Here are the Black Friday deals you can expect to find at?Target and Walmart. And for that white elephant party, the most hilarious gifts under $50.
Have a great weekend! See you back here on Monday for another #SmartList!