1. It’s a wet Wednesday today. The high temperature will be 58 degrees with a 70 percent chance of rain, so says The Weather Channel. The low temperature tonight will be 40 degrees with a 70 percent chance of rain as well.
2. Windsor Locks’ Annual Torchlight Parade & Tree Lighting Ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 3. The parade will form at 6 p.m. at , and will proceed to Town Hall at 6:30 p.m.
The Tree Lighting Ceremony be at following the parade. All are invited to participate in the parade and festivities. Santa will be at Town Hall to hear Christmas wishes.
3. Today, Nov. 16, is National Fast Food Day. It's debatable whether we should be condoning or condemning this day of ready-cooked foods, with the array of additives, preservatives and fat content, but there's no debating its popularity here in the United States. Whether you're a fan of this $110 billion-plus industry, or you prefer your foods' ingredients to be pronounceable, today is the day observe, and perhaps partake, in a fast-food meal at your favorite hot spot.
First, here's a bit of history: The concept of fast food for sale began with the Ancient Romans. In many cities, street stands or small pubs offered quickly turned-around hot sausages, bread and wine, according to PunchBowl.com. Thousands of years later, in 1867, a more modern version of food on the go - a hotdog stand opened on Coney Island – opened making it the nation’s first fast food stand. Today, there are more than 300,000 fast food restaurants in the United States.
4. Have you seen the commercials for new menu items at your favorite fast food joint? If you would like to read the reviews before you try them out, check out a number of Fast Food Reviews on the Huffington Post. Here you'll find KFC's Cheesy Bacon Bowl, a taste test between Wendy's fries vs. McDonald's fries, Taco Bell's Pacific Shrimp, Wendy's Premium Fish Fillet, Sonic's hot dogs, Domino's chicken dishes and more.
5. Do you consider yourself a fast food connoisseur? If so, test your knowledge on this I'm Lovin' It, Are You? Fast Food Quiz!