Seth and Kat’s 4 Things You Need To Know-April 27th

1.

Brace yourself baristas. The Dragon Frappuccino is now a thing. Coming off the extreme popularity of the Unicorn Frappuccino (which got mixed reviews) , now all the cool kids are going for a new secret menu item at Starbucks which is a mix of Green Tea Frappuccino, vanilla bean powder, and a berry swirl…so Instagram-worthy. There’s no word on whether Starbucks will make it an official drink. At least one location tried to make the drink official with sign that proclaimed it as a store exclusive. However, since it’s not a product made by Starbucks HQ, you probably won’t be able to find it in the majority of stores and the recipes vary. (Read more from Yahoo)

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ESPN laid off 100 staffers yesterday, including a number of on-air personalities. In a memo, the network explained “a necessary component of managing change involves constantly evaluating how we best utilize all of our resources,” adding that “fewer people are watching ESPN’s TV shows… so ESPN needs to change [its] TV shows to attract those fans, along with making sure there is plenty of other interesting video online for them.” Some of the most notable firings include SportsCenter anchor Jay Crawford, former quarterback and current NFL analyst Trent Dilfer, ESPNU anchor Brendan Fitzgerald, and a number of reporters focusing on individual sports and teams. Other key network figures like Karl Ravech, Ryen Russillo, and Hannah Storm will also see their roles “significantly reduced.”

3.

Following the viral sensation that was the live-streamed birth of April the Giraffe’s calf on April 15, the Animal Adventure Park in Harpursville, New York, recently launched an online competition to name her calf. Here are the top 10 names submitted during round one of the contest, as reported by Elite Daily:

    1. Alyssa’s choice (in honor of April’s keeper, Alyssa Swilley)
    2. Apollo
    3. Geoffrey (the live-stream was sponsored by Babies ”R” Us, after all)
    4. Gio
    5. Harpur
    6. Noah
    7. Ollie
    8. Patch
    9. Patches
    10. Unity

4.

A restaurant in pPortland just created a world record breaking pizza featuring more than 100 different types of cheese. Scotties Pizza Parlor in Oregon concocted the Centouno Formaggio, or 101-cheese, pizza for one day only as part of Portland Pizza week. The restaurant said it was inspired by the Novantanove Formaggio, or 99-cheese pizza, from the 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film. The final pizza featured whole milk mozzarella, a shredded 55-cheese blend, 36 soft cheeses, and a blend of 9 grated dry cheeses. (Read more from FOX News)

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