THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Wed 10/11/17

October 11th is the 284th day of the year. There are 81 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 20 days remaining until Halloween

There are 25 days remaining until we turn our clocks back (Sun Nov 5)

Today is National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day, National Pet Obesity Awareness Day, National Sausage Pizza Day, National Take Your Parents to Lunch Day

KFC restaurants in Australia are now selling deep fried mashed potato balls. Each Gravy Mashie Ball is filled with warm gravy.

Oreo fans say the new mystery Oreo flavor tastes like Fruit Loops

Pizza Hut is promising to deliver warmer pizzas. They’re using new insulation boxes with thicker sides. The boxes will increase pizza temperatures by 15 degrees

A restaurant in Australia is serving a new dessert . . . chocolate-flavored pasta, covered in Nutella sauce.

72% of parents plan to dip into their kids’ Halloween candy this year.  And chocolate candy is our favorite by far with 68% of the vote.  Candy Corn is next with 10% of the vote, followed by chewy or gummy candy with 7%.

64% of households in America now own at least one Apple product, according to a new survey.  And the average household has 2.6.

The Tamagotchi virtual pets are making a comeback, just like everything from the ’90s.  A new version is going on sale next month for $14.99. The design will be a little different . . . the little egg-shaped devices are about 20% smaller than the ’90s versions, and there are fewer buttons which makes it easier to take care of your virtual pet.  Kids today, man.  They have it so easy.

 

A new survey by Adobe reveals that 5% of consumers will start their holiday shopping before November 1st.

Muhammad Ali’s company is suing Fox because they used his likeness in a Super Bowl tribute without permission. Ali passed away 8 months before the tribute aired

Jennifer Lopez recently wore a $3,400 Gucci leopard print dress while on a date with Alex Rodriguez. Her sunglasses cost $29

Floyd Mayweather has sold his Las Vegas condo for $1.7 million. Located on the 55th floor of the Palms Casino Resort, it features a billiards room, a fireplace and an infinity edge spa on a private balcony.

A movie about the life of legendary street brawler Kimbo Sliceis in the works. ”Kimbo” will chronicle Kevin Ferguson’s life from the time he started fighting until his death at age 42 from heart failure.

Sly Stallone is going to direct and produce ”Creed 2” starring Michael B Jordan