THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Wed 10/09/19

October 9th is the 282nd day of the year. There are 83 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 22 days remaining until Halloween

There are 50 days remaining until Thanksgiving

Today is Fire Prevention Day, International Beer and Pizza Day, National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day, National Moldy Cheese Day, National Sneakers Day, Scrubs Day, Submarine-Hoagie-Hero-Grinder Day, and National Curves Day

“Friends”-themed Starbucks drinks have popped up on the chain’s secret menu.

The Smelly Cat is a vanilla bean frappuccino with coconut milk, guava juice and dragon fruit.
The Joey is a Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with white mocha.
The Phoebe is a coconut green tea latte.

The Rachel is a Skinny Caramel Macchiato with an extra shot of espresso.

The Ross is a flat white.

Kit Kat will debut a new flavor in December called Mint Dark Chocolate. The top of the bars are covered in mint green while the bottom is dipped in chocolate.

Johnnie Walker is selling Game of Thrones whiskies on Amazon for $41. Flavors include A Song Of Ice and A Song of Fire. The Ice whiskey is crisp while the Fire whiskey is spicy 

Famous Dave’s is testing plant-based BBQ at select restaurants around the country. Their Tropical Burger features a Beyond Meat patty with a sweet grilled pineapple, Famous Dave’s Texas Pit BBQ sauce and signature spicy pickles.

Costco just started selling a 76-OUNCE BUCKET of Pillsbury chocolate chip COOKIE DOUGH.  That’s almost five pounds of cookie dough, which you can use to make 76 cookies or just eat in 76 handfuls, for $7.89.

Australian food scientists have created an edible nail polish that tastes like an entire two-course meal. The “Polished Meal” nail polish is infused with the taste of barbecue ribs, onion rings, blueberry juice, and other flavors. It costs $20 per bottle. The invention is reminiscent of the Three Course Dinner Chewing Gum from “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.”

Thrillist has come out with a list of the scariest place in all 50 states. In Minnesota it’s the Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul. In Wisconsin it’s the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee.

Joaquin Phoenix says he’s open to revisiting the character of Joker. Phoenix — who has never acted in a sequel — says he’s talked to director Todd Philips about “what else we can do with Joker that might be interesting.”

A new survey found 49% of Americans have quit a job because they didn’t like their boss. And for people under 34, it’s 54%.

A new survey found over a third of us would rather never know someone’s name than have to admit we forgot it and ask again.