THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Tues 11/12/19

November 12th is the 316th day of the year. There are 49 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 16 days remaining until Thanksgiving

There are 43 days remaining until Xmas

Today is Chicken Soup for the Soul Day, Happy Hour Day, National French Dip Day, National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, and World Pneumonia Day

67 million Americans are under Winter weather alerts this week. The National Weather Service says 300 record low temperatures will be tied or set between now and tomorrow.

McDonald’s is releasing a Snickerdoodle McFlurry for the holiday season. They are mixing vanilla soft serve ice cream with sweet cinnamon cookies and other flavorings.

Subway restaurants in New York and Los Angeles are celebrating the premiere of the new Netflix series ”Green Eggs and Ham” by selling their own version of the green eggs and ham sandwich. It features green eggs, ham, American cheese, guac, fresh spinach and sliced tomatoes

The people at Reynolds Wrap just released their annual Thanksgiving recipes, and one of their ideas this year is a mac and cheese turkey. It’s not the world’s most complex recipe:  Basically you crack open a box of mac and cheese, coat the turkey in powdered cheese, and then serve it over the noodles.  But still . . . you’ll DEFINITELY get people talking if you make it. If you’re not over pumpkin spice by now, Reynolds also has a recipe this year for a pumpkin spice turkey. And they still have some of their more ridiculous turkey recipes from the past few years up on their site as well . . . including a cool ranch turkey, Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey, and Mountain Dew turkey. 

No doubt you’ll get more than a few YouTube views if you carve your Thanksgiving bird with a chainsaw — but you’ll also ruin the bird. But you can have some carving fun without ruining Thanksgiving with the “Mighty Carver”, an electric carving knife that looks like a chainsaw. It’ll slice through your turkey, bread, even tomatoes.

Your man’s clothes can be the perfect thing to wear when you are in need of some comfort. And now there’s some science behind the idea. Researchers (University of British Columbia) say that wearing something with your partner’s scent on it reduces stress, loneliness and anxiety.

Disney+ launches today. One of the new shows subscribers will be start watching today is The Mandalorian. This 8-episode Star Wars series follows a lone bounty hunter (Pedro Pascal, Game of Thrones) in the outer reaches of the galaxy who is operating outside the rules of the New Republic. The series takes place five years after Return of the Jedi and before the emergence of the First Order.

A bakery in the U.K. just announced they’ve made healthier donuts . . . and they’re healthier because they have a hole in the middle.  Seriously.  They normally sell jelly donuts without holes, so they’re un-ironically saying that donuts with holes are a lower-calorie and healthier option.