THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Tues 11/05/19

November 5th is the 309th day of the year. There are 56 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 23 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 50 days remaining until Xmas

Today is National Chinese Take-Out Day, National Gunpowder Day, National Love Your Red Hair Day

This year’s Thanksgiving is the latest it can be (November 28). Last year’s Thanksgiving was the earliest it can be (November 22). In 2020 it falls on November 26.

A new study figured out the most popular Thanksgiving recipe in every state, based on Google searches.  Roasted turkey recipes were on top in nine states . . . and salads and stuffing both won six states.  Pumpkin pie and brownies were the most popular dessert recipes. In Wisconsin it’s Green Bean Casserole and for a dessert it’s Pumpkin Pie.

Pringles is celebrating Thanksgiving with turducken chips. They are selling turkey, duck and chicken flavored chips in order to give people a turducken experience. The stackable chips will go on sale at noon eastern time on Thursday on the Kelloggs store Website. The chips will sell for $16 each 

Krispy Kreme is celebrating Thanksgiving with three new donuts. Dutch Apple Pie, Chocolate Kreme Pie and Cherry Pie will all be available through November 28th 

Papa John’s is adding a new crust for the first time in 35 years. The garlic parmesan-flavored crust was inspired by the chain’s popular garlic sauce.

Pepperidge Farm has released two new Milano holiday cookie flavors called Caramel Macchiato and Irish Cream. The cookies are available at Target for $3.89 

The navigation app Waze is bringing back Cookie Monster’s voice to give people turn-by-turn directions. The voice will be available for a limited time. It was the most popular Sesame Street voice when it originally debuted on the app

Last August, Microsoft Japan decided to test what would happen if they had their employees work four days a week instead of five.  And it was a huge success.  Productivity went up 40% . . . so even though people were working less, they were getting more done.

A salon in London is offering “the world’s first silent haircut” . . . where the person cutting your hair won’t make small talk with you. 

A new study found that only a few of the major airlines in this country have water onboard their planes that’s safe to drink.  So you should avoid drinking the coffee or tea . . . and use hand sanitizer instead of washing your hands in the bathroom. 

The average cost of an engagement ring is now $5,900. 40% of people say the ideal diamond carat size for an engagement ring is between a half carat and one carat.

There’s a 21-year-old guy named Jayson Gonzalez who’s a college student at Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota. And earlier this year, he came up with a very interesting business.  There are no Krispy Kreme locations in Minnesota, but people wanted the donuts. So every Saturday, he would drive four hours in his Ford Focus to a Krispy Kreme in Clive, Iowa . . . buy 100 dozen donuts . . . then head back to Minnesota and sell them for $17 to $20 per box. That means he was making around $10 profit per box, or about $1,000 per run. Word got out about Jayson, and the “Twin Cities Pioneer Press” wrote an article about him last week.  And unfortunately, that was bad news for his interstate donut smuggling operation. Because Krispy Kreme’s corporate offices just called him and told him to cease and desist, saying he was creating a, quote, “liability” for the company. 

Ryan Clancy, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently set a new world record by playing pinball for 32 hours and two minutes. He raised money for the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin during his record-breaking event. Ryan beat the old record of 30 hours and 10 minutes.