FRIDAY FILES – March 6, 2020

And now for some FRIDAY FUN!

A dog that really wants to help, a Death Metal singing rooster, and more.

Tito’s Vodka is begging Twitter users to stop using its product to make their own hand sanitizer. This week, several people on Twitter have referenced a misinformed recipe that surfaced online claiming that vodka can be mixed with aloe vera gel and essential oils to make homemade hand sanitizer. Stores across the country—as well as Amazon’s digital shelves—have reportedly been low on hand sanitizer amid the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. The Texas-based vodka company has tried to knock down the disinformation on Twitter by responding to posts with: “Per the CDC, hand sanitizer needs to contain at least 60% alcohol. Tito’s Handmade Vodka is 40% alcohol, and therefore does not meet the current recommendation of the CDC.” A Tito’s spokesperson told The Daily Beast in a statement, “As soon as we saw the incorrect articles and social posts, we wanted to set the record straight. While it would be good for business for our fans to use massive quantities of Tito’s for hand sanitizer, it would be a shame to waste the good stuff, especially if it doesn’t sanitize.”

In Denver, Colorado, there’s a sign on an elevator in the McNichols Civic Center Building that says, “No jumping or breakdancing in this elevator. No, really, trust us, we have stories.” The local NBC News station reached out to the director of marketing at McNichols and learned a a break dancer once broke the elevator. “The building was built in 1910, so the equipment occasionally goes out,” the marketing director told the station reporter. He does not remember exactly when the incident happened but said it happened only once. The sign was a tongue-in-cheek reaction to the one-time event.

Puppy really wants to help. If you can’t view the below video, try https://youtu.be/_Ksn1BcMlv8.


Anyone who knows what Death Metal is will recognize this sound. If you can’t view the below video, try https://youtu.be/4HuclJ3QLDk.

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