Today is Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018. Here’s what you need to know: 

Good morning,

We know you don’t need another excuse to go out drinking, but here’s one anyway: It’s National Vodka Day. In honor of today’s venerated occasion, here are some fun facts about vodka:

  1. Vodka accounts for 20-25 percent of annual U.S. liquor sales. Americans sure do love their vodka.
  2. The word “vodka” comes from the Russian word “voda,” which means “water.” Just don’t fill a water bottle with vodka and take it to class.
  3. Various celebrities — including Dan Aykroyd, P. Diddy and President Donald Trump — have their own brands of vodka. Trump vodka ceased production in 2011, but you can still buy it on eBay.
  4. No one really knows the significance of Oct. 4, but does it really matter?
  5. The world’s most expensive bottle of vodka is Leon Verres’ Billionaire Vodka. One bottle will set you back $7.25 million, enough to buy 72 Brain Stompers from the Over Hang for each person in Athens.

Cheers to vodka!

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Student Senate met last night to address a death threat sent to an LGBT member (The Post)

Scotty McCreery will perform in MemAud at 8 p.m. Friday. (The Post)

Scores and Game Times: 

Ohio volleyball coach Deane Webb is doing “Chalk Talks” for fans before each game. (The Post)

Assistant sports editor Pete Nakos breaks down the numbers of Ohio’s firers four games. (The Post)

The Post talked with the football beat writer from KentWired. (The Post)

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