Today is Friday, Oct. 9 2020. Here’s what you need to know:

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Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign team is taking advantage of a pretty “fly” viral moment.

After a fly landed on Vice President Mike Pence’s head during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate, it sparked an outpour of memes and conversation on the internet. And, a mere number of hours later, it sparked a new fly swatter available for purchase on Biden’s campaign website.

The fly swatters—which have already sold out—cost $10 each and feature the slogan “truth over flies.”

A Biden campaign spokesperson said they sold out of the 35,000 swatters in a matter of hours. However, those interested in purchasing fly-themed merchandise can look on Etsy for similar products.

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