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Tahoe Talk: New electric Hummer; Taco Bell changes menu; Virus vaccine available in China

75th Episode!
From around the globe to out your backdoor, here are the topics to keep you relevant and up-to-date. Listen to Monday’s discussion here, or click below.

LOCAL:

  • Washoe Co. COVID cases surging. Now the per capita epicenter in the State of Nevada
  • Gov. Sisolak last week announces NV will not walk back restrictions yet
  • Crystal Bay Casino hosts live show over the weekend with 150 people in attendance, SnowGlobe canceled
  • San Quentin COVID-19 outbreak requires 50%, or 1,800 prisoners to be released or transferred 
  • Outdoor dining in Lake Tahoe battling the cold temps and winter

NATIONAL:

  • Taco Bell discontinues many popular menu items like the the Mexican pizza and potato soft tacos – Missouri man buys in bulk and freezes to sell for $70 per item
  • A Minnesota man just won the “Pumpkin Super Bowl” with a 2,350-pound gourd named Tiger King. The champ took home $16,450 in prize money, receiving $7 per pound in a “pay-by-the-pound” system
  • GMC Hummer-EV, 1000 horsepower, all electric, zero to 60 in 3 seconds, 18 cameras, 6 inch suspension lift with the press of a button… I could go on and on. BUT!! The best is “crab walk” where it can drive diagonally. Check out the video online
  • Movie theaters offering curbside pickup for popcorn, and you can rent out an entire room for $99 … Heavenly Village has the popcorn offering.
  • You can now get a COVID-19 vaccine in China. Two injections of CoronaVac made by SinoVac (otherwise known as Beijing Kexing Bioproducts) cost 2,000 rmb ($300) at the private Taihe Hospital in the Chinese capital. The treatment still hasn’t passed final, Stage 3, clinical trials but is already being offered to the public on a first come, first served basis. Anyone can turn up, pay their money and get the jab (COVID-19 vaccines are projected to be available to the entire American public by April 2021
  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups wins the LA Times “Halloween Candy Powder Rankings” top spot

Fact:
In two out of the past five elections the electoral college has awarded the White House to the loser of the popular vote. Let that sink in … three million more people voted for Hilary Clinton in 2016, but 77K votes in three key mid-west states swung the entire presidency (That’s smaller than some college football stadiums)

Friday 10/30 = National Candy Corn Day


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