THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Fri 01/12/18

January 12th is the 12th day of the year. There are 353 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 21 days remaining until Groundhog Day

There are 67 days remaining until Spring Begins (Tues March 20)

Today is Curried Chicken Day, International Kiss a Ginger Day, National Pharmacist Day, Stick To Your New Year’s Resolution Day and Work Harder Day

People are flocking to Starbucks to treat their cold and flu symptoms. They are ordering a secret menu item called the Medicine Ball. It contains hot water, half steamed lemonade, one bag of Teavana Jade Citrus Mint tea, one bag of Teavana Peach Tranquility tea, a packet of honey and a pump of peppermint.

Police in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada are asking drivers to slow down. Poor weather conditions caused 191 collisions on Thursday. At one point the police tweeted: “Edmonton is not a level in Mario Kart. Our roads are not race tracks. There is no winner. And if you slip off the road, a Koopa won’t lift your vehicle and put you back on track within seconds. It’s about safety, patience, and planning.”

A company called Overflow Data recently posted the average commute times for each state.  New York, Maryland, and New Jersey have the longest at just over 30 minutes.  South Dakota, Wyoming, and North Dakota have the shortest at about 17 minutes. In Minnesota the average is 23.5 minutes and in Wisconsin the average commute time is 21.9 minutes.

NBC is charging $5 million for a 30-second Super Bowl commercial. The network expects to make $500 million in ad revenue from the Big Game. There are less than 10 commercial avails remaining

If you’re not familiar with “humblebragging,” it’s when someone brags . . . almost always on social media . . . but tries to disguise it as a negative thing.  Like, “Ugh, 13 people told me I looked hot today.  So annoying!” Well . . . according to a new study, people HATE humblebragging.  In fact, the researchers found that we react more negatively to humblebrags than we do to people who just skip the charade and shamelessly brag. So next time you want to post, “I’m so sick of having to show my ID when I buy liquor, I’m 32!” just write, “I look young.”

According to new research, there’s a limit on how much housework women can do before it compromises their health.  But men can basically do UNLIMITED chores and it doesn’t make a difference. Women who did more than three hours of chores a day were up to 25% more likely to have their health compromised.  But that much housework didn’t seem to have any effect on men. It might be because the types of chores men do tend to be more active and physical, which boosts their immunity.  And they tend to be less repetitive.  For example, fixing stuff around the house is more mentally stimulating than doing the dishes every night. The average woman in the study did 3 hours and 40 minutes of chores a day . . . so, 40 minutes more than what they SHOULD do.  And the average guy only did 90 minutes of chores a day.

Texas Tech fans sometimes do a finger gun salute called “guns up,” which is okay at a football game.  But a female student recently did it when she saw another fan at the airport in Houston . . . and got pulled out of line and interrogated by the TSA.

 

 

In celebration of its Golden Globe wins, Amazon is offering the first season of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel to stream at no cost from Friday to Monday at 11:59pm local time, using the Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including the Fire TV and mobile devices, and online.

20th Century Fox has moved up the release date of ”Deadpool 2” from June 1st to May 18th.

Sheryl Crow ripped Fox’s new singing show The Four. She posted; “Seriously!! Who the heck is Charlie Walk? An artist is not a brand, Charlie. That is what is wrong with the music industry. Bogus pretentious TV talent show.”

Will Ferrell is going to host SNL on January 27th

Bernie Sanders tells CNN that Oprah would make a good presidential candidate. “Clearly, this is a very talented, intelligent woman and if she chooses to run for President, I think she would be a very good candidate.”

 

 

New Movies Opening Tonight

The Commuter (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson … an average businessman gets caught up in a criminal conspiracy during his commute home on a train. A stranger offers him $100,000 if he identifies a hidden passenger before the last stop

Paddington 2 (Rated PG) … STARRING: Hugh Grant … Paddington works several jobs so he can buy a gift for Aunt Lucy’s 100th birthday. Paddington and The Brown family investigate after the gift is stolen