THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 10/15/20-

October 15th is the 289th day of the year. There are 77 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 16 days remaining until Halloween

Today is .. National Mushroom Day, National Grouch Day, National Chicken Cacciatore Day, National Cheese Curd Day, National Pug Day, Sewing Lovers Day, Global Handwashing Day and National Lemon Bar Day

— On this date in 1951, I Love Lucy premiered

Starbucks is celebrating Halloween by adding a Chucky (Child’s Play) Frappuccino to its secret menu. The drink is made with a white mocha Frappuccino base, strawberry puree, pumpkin spice and whipped cream.

Coffee Mate has created an M&M’s-flavored coffee creamer. The new creamer will hit store shelves in January 2021 

The grocery store chain Wegmans is selling an ice cream called Friendsgiving.  It’s an almond ice cream with blackberry and sugar cookie dough.

A brewery in Texas has released a beer that’s flavored with Buffalo wing sauce.

Walmart is going to hold THREE Black Friday sales in stores this year.  One on November 7th and one on November 14th, which are both Saturdays . . . and one on Black Friday itself on November 27th. 

If you ordered a bunch of stuff off Amazon for its Prime Days this week, it’s going to come in some new boxes . . . that can do tricks. The boxes have the outline of a pumpkin on them.  You draw a face on the pumpkin, then hold up a special app . . . and the pumpkin you drew will “come to life” through augmented reality. Amazon says they’re doing it because it’s a, quote, “low-cost way for customers to celebrate . . . and reuse boxes before dropping them in the recycling bin.” 

An Ikea in Spain held a contest where people could pick the name for the street next to the store . . . and the winner was I’m Missing a Screw Street.

Have you spent time fixing up your home during the pandemic?  A guy in upstate New York was working on his house this month, and found a bunch of 100-year-old whiskey hidden in the walls.  The bottles date back to 1923.  He said he’d heard that a bootlegger used to own the house, but thought it was just a rumor.  It’s not clear how much the whiskey might be worth.