Hurricane Ian slammed into Florida, surprising many with its ferocity as the name “Ian” does not normally bring to mind violence & mayhem. Some stats for the storm include 52-foot waves offshore and a record-breaking 15-foot storm surge.

Foreshadowed in the movie Sharknado, (I had no idea they made six of them!) a shark ended up in the streets of Fort Myers.

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fled his home in a pickup truck to avoid a subpoena to testify in a federal court matter related to Texas’ abortion laws.

We all knew something fishy was going on at Hometown Deli. The owners of the publicly-listed establishment in New Jersey that was valued at $100 million last year are charged with a 12-count indictment for securities fraud.

Mars introduced a purple M&M, the first new “character” in a decade. “Keen self-awareness, authenticity and confidence are the driving forces behind Purple’s charm and quirky nature.”

McDonalds thinks we’re never too old for a Happy Meal.

The agitprop art group MSCHF turned the ZipCar system inside out and sold 1,000 keys to a single mystery car. “If you find the car, it is yours. But if you want to enjoy the fruits of your victory and drive, then you must accept the risk of taking the car out in the world–that another driver-errant may snatch the vehicle out from under you.”

SPAM, the canned meat product, was sold in record amounts for the seventh year in a row. Hormel, the company behind the Special Processed American Meat, can’t make enough and is increasing production capacity.