October 16th is the 289th day of the year. There are 76 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 37 days until Thanksgiving
There are 69 shopping days until Christmas
Today is Global Cat Day, Information Overload Day, National Boss Day, National Cut Up Your Credit Card Day, National Department Store Day, National Dictionary Day, National Face Your Fears Day, National Liqueur Day
The jackpot for tonight’s (Tuesday) Mega Millions is $654 million. Wednesday night’s Powerball jackpot is $345 million. … History’s biggest prize was $1.586 billion Powerball jackpot in January, 2016. The three winners were from Tennessee, Florida and California.
San Antonio’s Bubble Waffle Bar is selling a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Milkshake for $4.99. The shake is infused with real bits of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos. Flamin’ Hot Cheetos ice cream is also being sold.
Three Olives Vodka just rolled out a new eggnog-flavored vodka for this Christmas. They say it’s the first-ever eggnog vodka, and it should be available at liquor stores everywhere through the rest of the year.
A “Golden Girls” cereal has finally hit the market . . . just a little over 26 years since the show went off the air. (???) And no, it’s actually not one of those terrible high fiber / bran ones. It was put out by Funko, the company that makes those anime-style, pop culture dolls with the big heads. It’s a Target exclusive, and it’s currently being rolled out at various locations. The box features the Funko-versions of all four characters . . . and the cereal itself is “multigrain,” and it looks a little like ALL-BLUE APPLE JACKS. It’s $8, which is steep . . . but each box comes with a collectible toy.
A new study by the University of California-Irvine reveals that global warming is going to make beer more expensive because heat waves and droughts will damage barley. Researcher Nathan Mueller tells BuzzFeed News that the price of beer could double. “It kind of adds insult to injury. There’s a heat wave, so you want a beer. But it costs more. It hits close to home for people.”
For the past few years, a handful of Arby’s have served DEER sandwiches during deer hunting season. This year, they’re doing seared duck breast sandwiches during duck hunting season. They’ll only be available this Saturday, and only at 16 locations, most of which appear to be in smaller cities where hunting is big, like, for example Kalispell, Montana and Pearland, Texas. One of the locations is in Onalaska.
The music industry reportedly loses $2.65 BILLION a year from coffee shops and other small businesses that illegally play music from their personal streaming accounts, when that music should be licensed.
TV TONIGHT: SERIES PREMIERE: THE CONNERS – This Roseanne spinoff (without Roseanne stars John Goodman, Sara Gilbert and Laurie Metcalf and follows the Conner family after a sudden turn of events forces them to face the daily struggles of life in a way they never have before. (7p CT, ABC)