Things You Need To Know – Tues 5/16/17:

May 16th is the 136th day of the year. There are 229 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 21 days remaining until the last day of school

111 days until Labor Day

Today is Love a Tree Day, National Mimosa Day, National Piercing Day, National Sea Monkey Day and National Wear Purple for Peace Day

Limited edition Mississippi Mud Pie Oreo cookies have hit store shelves. They feature a chocolate and whipped cream filling

McDonald’s restaurants in Japan have added curly fries to their menu. The ‘Twister Fries’ are also being sold in the Philippines

There are three new flavors of Pop-Tarts hitting stores later this month, and they’re filled with JOLLY RANCHERS.  The flavors are watermelon, cherry, and green apple.

Here are some of the strange ways people eat normal foods.  14% eat ribs with a knife and fork . . . 7% eat pizza crust first . . . and 1% eat cereal with milk and ice cubes.

An Amtrak train got stuck between New York and D.C. for a few hours on Sunday.  So someone ordered a pizza, and they actually delivered it to the train.

A new documentary claims the dinosaurs might have survived if the asteroid that killed them hit a few seconds later in a deeper part of the ocean.

Arthur Johnson recently turned 100 and won free beers for life from the Bowling Green Pub in Chorlton, England. Eight years ago, a bartender told Arthur if he made it to 100 he would get free beer for the rest of his life.

CHRIS DAUGHTRY TO RETURN TO AMERICAN IDOL AS A JUDGE – Chris Daughtry is going back to his old stomping grounds. Daughtry, who rose to fame after he was prematurely sent home on the fifth season of American Idol, is returning to the show as a judge for its reboot on ABC.

Pop-Tarts are the grab-and-go breakfast of our childhood — but they’ve now departed from breakfast entirely with three newly announced flavors. Hitting stores later this month are Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop-Tarts in three varieties: green apple, cherry, and watermelon.

THERE’S AN AMUSEMENT PARK FOR MICE – People are going crazy for a mouse-sized amusement park in Malmö, Sweden. It’s part of an art installation and the attention to detail is amazing, with a terrorizing roller coaster shaped like a cat, a small popcorn stand, a Ferris wheel, and a mini porta-potty.

WILL & GRACE TRAILER RELEASED – A five-and-a-half-minute trailer for the return of Will & Grace was released Monday.

Harley-Davidson is planning to sell an electric motorcycle. It will be able to travel 46 miles on a single charge.

CBS has cancelled Matthew Perry’s sitcom The Odd Couple. It aired for three seasons

Jake Gyllenhaal and Jeff Bauman, the man he portrays in an upcoming movie about the Boston Marathon bombing, are going to wave the green flag at this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Barack and Michelle Obama are currently staying in a 14th century village in Tuscany, Italy. Their accommodations cost $15,000 a night
A 55-year-old guy in South Carolina broke into his neighbor’s house last Saturday, and stole a pimento cheese sandwich, a shot of moonshine, and a pickle.

Scientists from Harvard and MIT just released the results of a study that found parents should NOT discourage their kids from picking their noses and possibly eating what they find . . . because it’s a, quote, “rich reservoir of good bacteria.” They say that when you eat your mucus, it prevents bacteria from sticking to your teeth.  And the good bacteria you’re digesting can help fight against everything from ulcers to HIV. If this didn’t all sound like an April Fools’ joke already, it gets even more surreal:  The scientists say they’re now going to start developing a TOOTHPASTE and GUM made out of a synthetic mucus to help you get the nose picking benefits. But you don’t have to wait for that.  You’ve got the real thing just sitting there in your nose, waiting for your loving touch.

NEW ON DVD – Released May 16.
• Resident Evil: The Final Chapter
• The Space Between Us
• xXx: The Return of Xander Cage
• The Mummy Ultimate Collection
• The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air: The Complete Series