THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Mon 9/09/19

September 9th is the 252nd day of the year. There are 113 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is National Boss/Employee Exchange Day, National Teddy Bear Day, National Wiener Schnitzel Day and Wonderful Weirdos Day

There are 52 days remaining until Halloween

There are 80 days remaining until Thanksgiving

Weekend’s box office results: It Chapter Two— $91 million… It Chapter Two and its killer clown took over movie theaters over the weekend, making more money than the rest of the top ten combined….Second-highest opening for a horror movie ever behind the first ”IT” film in 2017 .. earned  $185 million worldwide … The movie cost $70 million to produce)

Coca Cola has launched an Apple Coke flavor in Japan

Costco’s nearly four-pound pumpkin pie has been spotted back in stores by Costco shoppers. Price: $6

Fans of Wendy’s have started a change.org petition to get the restaurant chain to make plant-based burgers like Burger King. Over 25,000 people have signed the online petition 

Is September too early for Christmas music?  How about if it’s METAL?  Judas Priest singer Rob Halford has a new Christmas album coming out next month called “Celestial”.  And the music video for an original track called “Donner and Blitzen” is already up on YouTube. 

According to reports, there’s now a nationwide White Claw shortage.  And a spokesperson said, quote, “We are working around the clock to increase supply given the rapid growth in customer demand.” White Claw sales were up 283% this July compared to last year, to over $327 million.  And even though there are LOTS of competitors now, White Claw accounts for 61% of the hard seltzer market. And it seems to be especially popular in the Midwest.  A study looked at which states were talking about White Claw the most this summer, and most of them are in the middle of the country. The top 10 are:  Ohio . . . Missouri . . . Tennessee . . . Iowa . . . West Virginia . . . Delaware . . . Kentucky . . . Illinois . . . Wisconsin . . . and Indiana. 

There’s a photo going viral of a husband who apparently spent SIX HOURS standing on a flight . . . so his wife could lie down across the row to sleep

According to a new Gallup poll, 33% of Americans believe that UFOs have visited Earth.  And . . . 16% of people say they’ve personally seen one.  That’s around one out of every six people. The survey also found 68% of people believe the government knows more about aliens than it’s telling us.  That’s not too different from the same survey back in 1996, when it was 71%.