October 13th is the 286th day of the year. There are 79 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 182 days remaining until the next Friday the 13th (April… also July)

There are 11 weekends remaining until Christmas

Today is International Suit Up Day, National Train Your Brain Day, National Yorkshire Pudding Day, Silly Sayings Day (“You’d complain if you were hung with a new rope” “You’ll never be as lazy as whoever named the fireplace.” )  and World Egg Day

Tim Hortons just announced a new latte that tastes like spicy BUFFALO WINGS . . . yes, coffee and buffalo sauce, together at last.  It will only be on sale at two of their locations in Buffalo, New York for a limited time.

North Carolina’s Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute claims businesses lose up to $900 million in sales and productivity on a Friday the 13th

The Wallenpaupack Brewing Company is brewing a pink beer to raise awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Head Brewer CJ Penzone came up with the idea because his mother is a breast cancer survivor. He created a pink raspberry wheat beer. A portion of the proceeds go to the Susan G Komen Foundation of Northeast Pennsylvania. The brewery hopes to raise $1,000.

The Bath Pizza Company in Bath, England is hiring a professional pizza eater. Their job listing states …- Have you ever dreamt of getting paid to eat pizza? We’re recruiting for a professional pizza eater. We’re looking for a pizza taster to sample our new menu at Bath Pizza Co. The ideal candidate will be an experienced pizza connoisseur with a love for wood fired flavors.- Part time role, 2 hours per week on a weekday (day negotiable)- Salary: competitive with serious pizza perks- You’ll be… Knowledgeable – you’ll know a Margherita from a Marinara

Facebook and Instagram briefly went down on Wednesday.  And police in Washington state had to ask people to stop calling 911 about it.

A 68-year-old guy in New Jersey recently saw a news report about a big lottery jackpot that hadn’t been claimed.  So he checked some old tickets, and realized he won $24 MILLION.

Young men today say they get more emotional satisfaction out of “bromances” than out of romantic relationships, according to a new study.  Why?  Guys say that their male friends JUDGE them less than girlfriends and they get over fights and arguments quicker.


Eric Church’s new concert special “Holdin’ My Own” will be on the Audience Network tonight.

New Mexico State University is letting students pay off old parking tickets this month, by donating jars of peanut butter to a food pantry.

Scholls Heights Elementary, in Beaverton, Oregon, is replacing Halloween with Crazy Sock Day.

According to a new study, the best cities to live in if you love coffee are Seattle . . . Portland, Oregon . . . San Francisco . . . New York . . . and L.A. Chicago came in at #7.

A new study ranked the ten most and least stressful cities in the world.  The least stressful is Stuttgart, Germany.  The least stressful in the U.S. is Seattle, which just missed the top ten at #12.  And the most stressful city is Baghdad.

More proof that TV is bad for your kids. Children who watch TV on weekdays tend to do worse in school than those who don’t. Weekend viewing appears to have no negative effects on schoolwork. The study of middle school students ranging in age from 9 to 15 years also found schoolwork suffered among those allowed to watch adult, or R-rated, movies and cable channels with adult programming.

A cigar half-smoked by British Prime Minister Winston Churchill during a 1947 trip to Paris has sold for around $12,000 during an online auction. The 4-inch cigar was bought Wednesdayevening by a collector from Palm Beach, Florida. The buyer’s name was not released. The auction company says Churchill smoked the cigar on May 11, 1947, at Le Bourget Airport.


New Movies Opening Tonight

‘The Foreigner’ (Rated R) … STARRING: Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan … Quan’s (Jackie Chan) daughter is killed by Irish radicals. His mission is to find out who was behind her murder.

Marshall (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Chadwick Boseman, Josh Gad, Kate Hudson … Thurgood Marshall (Chadwick Boseman) defends a chauffeur (Sterling K. Brown) accused of assault by his employer, (Kate Hudson)

Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Rated R) … STARRING: Luke Evans … Harvard psychologist Dr. William Marston creates the iconic Wonder Woman character in the 1940’s.

Happy Death Day (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Jessica Rothe … a college student (Jessica Rothe) relives her murder in order to find her killer