November 16th is the 320th day of the year. There are 45 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 7 days remaining until Thanksgiving
There are 39 days remaining until Christmas
Today is Great American Smokeout, International Guinness World Records Day, National Fast Food DaY AND National Indiana Day
A recipe for a spaghetti-filled burrito is trending online.
And for Thanksgiving, someone posted their recipe for a Flamin’ Hot Cheetos turkey.
Google just analyzed traffic from last Thanksgiving to figure out the best and worst times to drive over the holiday this year. Wednesday afternoon and Saturday afternoon are the worst times to be in your car . . . and early in the morning or later at night on Thanksgiving itself are the best.
70% of people will shop on Black Friday and/or Cyber Monday. 49% of people plan to shop on Thanksgiving.
A true love can expect to spend $34,558.65 this year on all the presents outlined in the song 12 Days of Christmas. That price skyrockets to $157,558 if that lover were to buy items multiple times in accordance with repetition in the song. PNC Financial Services Group’s annual Christmas Price Index is up slightly from last year because of a spike in gold ring and pear tree costs.
When you say the word that’s spelled G-I-F, how do you pronounce it? It’s an even split. 50% say it with a “J” sound . . . JIF. 50% say it with a “G” sound . . . GIF. (For what it’s worth, the guy who created GIFs says it’s “JIF.”)
Scientists have discovered the reason why bars always play their music WAY too loud. It sells more alcohol. The study found that playing music at 88 decibels instead of 72 decibels would make people drink 31% more beer. And a lot of bars play music above 100 decibels. Basically, high-energy music gets you amped up, which makes you drink more, and also you tend to drink instead of talking when it’s hard for people to hear you.
Researchers from the University of Western Australia have discovered a new strain of grass that tastes like salt and vinegar chips. Dr. Matthew Barrett tells ABC; “We were doing late night experiments handling specimens of that species. Someone licked their hand at some point and tasted that flavor.”
Rent A Mourner in Essex, England provides professional mourners for funerals. Each mourner costs $60 and converses with family and friends at the funeral as if they knew the deceased. Rent A Mourner’s website reads ‘professional mourners help increase visitors to funerals where there may be a low turnout.’
A woman in North Carolina won $10,000 on a scratch-off lottery ticket last Sunday . . . then stopped at another store about 20 miles away . . . bought a second ticket . . . and won a million bucks. (Which is insane, because the EXACT same thing happened to a different woman in North Carolina earlier this month.)
Ben Affleck tells USA Today that he is trying to find a way to get out of playing Batman. “You don’t do it forever, so I want to find a graceful and cool way to segue out of it.”
Lamborghini recently gifted The Pope with a $219,000 sports car. The Vatican plans to auction off the car for charity because they have no plans to turn it into a Popemobile. The Pope autographed the car
Butterball is selling organic turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Star Wars Space Punch has popped up on store shelves. One can features Princess Leia while the other has a Stormtrooper on it. The beverage is a sparkling vitamin drink.
New Movies Opening Tonight
Justice League (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Willem Dafoe, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, J.K. Simmons. Bruce Wayne aka Batman forms the Justice League with Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash. They battle evil forces
The Star (Rated PG) … STARRING: Steven Yeun, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Gabriel Iglesias, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, Oprah Winfrey … a small donkey named Bo escapes from a village mill before teaming with other animals to save the first Christmas.