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Morning Buzz: December 11

Posted at 9:42 AM, Dec 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-11 09:42:08-05

1. The Special Olympics is hosting their first-ever virtual Polar Plunge.

Usually they do it in a pool, but this year the Special Olympics is asking you to get bold and cold somewhere on your own. For example, doing snow angels in a swimsuit or lounge ina cold water-filled kiddie pool in the backyard. There's also time to sign up for their first-ever Frozen 5K.

The Polar Plunge raises more than $1 million for the Special Olympics of Michigan every year. To sign up, head to their website

2. The Salvation ARmy of Kalamazoo is starting its annual toy distribution with a few changes this year.

They're still collecting their usual 10,000 toys, but pickups will be drive-through this year.

Over 2,700 kids are planned to get gifts this year.

The Salvation Army in Kalamazoo is also giving out Meijer Food Cards to registered families.

3. Imagine spending a night inside one of the most iconic toy stores in the world. FAO Schwarz team with AirBNB to give a New York family of four the chance to spend the night inside the store for just $25.

People can enter their names for the event on AirBNB's website. The experience includes a shopping spree, building your own remote-controlled car, and a music lesson on the iconic Giant Dance on Piano.

FAO Schwarz and AirBNB are also hosting online experiences for everyone else.

4. Samsung is set to roll out a new 110-inch micro-led TV, planned to launch globally early next year.

The TV has an embedded majestic sound system that's supposed to deliver 5.1 channel sound with no external speaker.

As for the picture quality, Samsun says it used millions of tiny LEDs to create stunning, lifelike colors and accurate brightness.

If you want to get your hands on one, there's just one small problem. Samsun isn't revealing the price for the enormous TV yet.

5. People can now order one of Guy Fieri's most famous creations online.

Online marketplace Gold Belly is offering three types of Fieri's Trash Can Nachos in the form of kits. They include brisket, pulled pork, and black beans.

The kits come with everything you need to make the nachos, including a little trash can for the full effect.

Each kit can feed four to six people, but you're looking at shelling out between $70-$80 to get your hands on one.