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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has partnered with Waffle House to operate on a “Waffle House Index” to monitor hurricane damage at its restaurants. Waffle House is a 24-hour chain which often stays open despite threatening conditions. If the Waffle House closes, it is an indicator that the storm is really bad. For the Waffle House index, green indicates the store is offering a full menu, yellow means it’s a limited menu, and red shows if it’s closed.Delish 9/13/18
Carlsberg beer cans will now be stuck together with a new kind of glue as the Denmark brewer becomes one of the first of its kind to abandon the plastic rings. The company estimates that the switch will cut down on plastic waste by more than 1,200 metric tons per year, or the equivalent of 60 million plastic bags. From an environmental perspective, the introduction of the new packaging will also help address the number of plastic rings that end up in the ocean.Forbes 9/19/18
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a web browser, Google Chrome is, ironically, launching its #DontBeABrowser campaign. Combating the notion that people are glued to their phones and forget to be engaged in real life, Google Chrome is encouraging users not to be a bystander, or browser, and to navigate the opportunities that surround them. In a short video, composed of a montage of every-day moments, the Chrome browser inconspicuously frames each clip and relevant Google searches can be seen in the tabs. The video celebrates 10 years of Google Chrome jump starting experiences, through searches, that open a “window” to the world.Adweek 9/13/18
Nickelodeon is embracing ‘90s nostalgia by partnering with VRV to create a streaming channel that features popular Nickelodeon programming from the 1990s. Classic TV shows resurrected by Nickelodeon include fan favorites such as CatDog, Hey Arnold, All That, Rugrats, Rocket Power and more. To access these programs, fans can subscribe to the NickSplat channel on VRV for $5.99 per month.Bustle 9/11/18
As Blockbuster stores have been disappearing throughout the years, the last remaining Blockbuster is launching its secret weapon to fighting the streaming era – its own beer. The final store, located in Bend, OR, has partnered with 10 Barrel Brewing to create The Last Blockbuster, a new beer designed to be paired with your DVD rental and movie snacks of choice. The limited time beer will be launched with a block party hosted by the brewery and will also be served in select 10 Barrel pub locations.Fortune 8/28/18
Arby’s recently offered free tattoos to any super fan who wants one and, in addition, gave away “sandwiches for life.” On Saturday, Sept. 22, fans headed out to Port City Tattoo in Long Beach, California to get an Arby’s-themed design tattooed. The brand said, “There’s simply no other brand more passionate and dedicated to sandwiches than Arby’s – and there are many sandwich fans out there who share this same level of passion.”Foodbeast 9/17/18
Mickey Mouse will be celebrating his 90th anniversary in Nov. 2018, and he's kicking off the festivities with a delicious dessert. Birthday Cake Oreos officially hit the shelves nationwide on Monday, Sept. 24 for a limited time. According to Oreo, there are a total of three birthday designs featured on the limited-edition Oreo wafers. One design features Mickey himself on the packaging, while the other two designs celebrate Mickey's birthday with a party horn on one and a big "90" surrounded by hearts on the other.Elite Daily 9/19/18
SpikedSeltzer understands the traffic woes that Brooklynites are experiencing from the shutdown of the L Train. To help offset the stress, the brand provided free bicycles to the first 20 people (aged 21 or older) who showed poof of their Brooklyn residency. Those who plan to head out of Brooklyn and venture to closer neighborhoods will instead be offered moving boxes with a Drizly promotion code good on SpikedSeltzer. The campaign was offset by a cleverly titled billboard, “Pour some out for the L.”MediaPost 8/29/18