THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Tues 9/15/20-

September 15th is the 259th day of the year. There are 107 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is .. National Linguine Day, National Double Cheeseburger Day, National Cheese Toast Day, National Creme de Menthe Day, Butterscotch Cinnamon Pie Day and Make a Hat Day

— On this date in 1982, USA Today was first published

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There are five tropical storms in the Atlantic Ocean right now for the first time in almost 50 years. 

Pepsi just announced a new relaxation drink to help you de-stress and go to sleep.  Basically, it’s non-carbonated water in a can with a little bit of blackberry and lavender and some vitamins.  It’s set to go on sale in December. 

Hershey’s is planning to celebrate the holidays with a sugar cookie-flavored Hershey’s Kiss. They will go on sale in October 

There’s a new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup coming that’s stuffed with pieces of POTATO CHIPS. There’s no word on when they could go on sale, but apparently it’s pretty soon.  And a junk food Instagram account that tried them said they’re good, quote, “if you like salty.” 

Taco Bell Canada just debuted the brand’s first wine, called “Jalapeño Noir.”  It’s not clear if they’ll be selling it in the U.S. though. 

Walmart’s new drone service will be able to deliver within a 50-mile radius of stores and will do so in under one hour.

Lazy Maid Quick Mop Slippers are trending online because they are on sale for $14.99. The soles feature mini mops that work on tile, wood and vinyl. The slippers normally retail for $60 

For the first time in its existence, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is going to be TV-only . . . This year, the parade won’t go down the normal 2.5 mile route from the Upper West Side. Instead, performances will be contained in a small area for TV cameras only – there will be no live spectators. The events will happen over a two day period.

How smart is your dog? What words does he know? A study (University of British Columbia) found the average dog knows about 165 words.

Could you last an entire day without your phone?  According to a new survey, 43% of people say it’d be tough . . . including about one out of eight people who say it’d DEFINITELY be a problem.

Sam Adams and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels are selling “Oktoberfest At-Home Kits” online for $89.  Each kit includes a six-pack of Sam Adams Oktoberfest Beer . . . 10 soft pretzels . . . lederhosen suspenders . . . hats . . . beer steins . . . beer koozies . . . a recipe book . . . and an Oktoberfest playlist.