THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Mon 02/12/18

February 12th is the 43rd day of the year. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 2 days remaining until Valentine’s Day

There are 105 days until our next day off (Memorial Day May 28)

Today is Clean Out Your Computer Day, National Plum Pudding, Hug Day, Lincoln’s Birthday, National Hot Tea Day, National Lost Penny Day and Oatmeal Monday

Lucky Charms just announced they’re killing off one of their marshmallows this spring . . . the yellow and orange HOURGLASS marshmallow.  It’s only been a part of Lucky Charms since 2008, and it was the first new marshmallow they’d added in 10 years.

KFC is giving out scratch-and-sniff cards for Valentine’s Day that smell like chicken.

28.3 million people watched the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics on Friday

Apparently, the popular new hot dog topping is . . . PEANUT BUTTER.  And some reviewers say it tastes surprisingly good

Panera Bread just announced that anyone who proposes at one of their stores on Valentine’s Day will have a chance to win free catering for their wedding.  You just have to post a picture of the proposal on social media.

A new study looked at how long snow can sit there and still be safe to eat.  Your best bet is to eat it within 12 hours . . . and you should NOT eat any snow that’s been sitting for two days or more.

Organizers of a recent ice fishing competition in Minnesota made three fishermen take a LIE DETECTOR test to make sure they didn’t cheat.  Turns out they didn’t.

 

U.S. figure skater Mirai Nagasu became the first American woman to successfully perform a triple axel in the Olympics. She is just the third woman ever to land a triple axle during the Winter games.

Bermuda’s athletes wore shorts to the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics. Temps were in the low 20s at the time they walked into the stadium and held their country’s flag

Paris Hilton was recently spotted carrying a $65,000 Birkin bag. The bag is encrusted with pink Svarkowski crystals.

Jennifer Garner is going to star in a new HBO comedy series called “Camping.” The show is about a controlling wife, who plans a camping trip that goes haywire.

Idris Elba and Sabrina Dhowre recently got engaged. The couple met on the set of the movie The Mountain Between Us. He is 45 while she is 29

Floyd Mayweather recently paid $25,000 for an oil change for his $3 million Bugatti sports car.

Floyd Mayweather has purchased a $30,000 Crystal ping pong table

LaBar Ball is going to begin selling Big Baller Brand bottled water. The water is being bottled by a Lithuanian water company.

Minnesota Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler wore a $20,000 pair of Eminem Air Jordans during his game against the Bulls on Friday.

 

Fifty Shades Freed earned $38.8 million over the weekend — $98 million globally — pushing the entire Fifty trilogy past $1 billion worldwide. The first two movies made a combined $952 million worldwide.

Here are this past weekend’s box office results.

  1. Fifty Shades Freed — $38.8 million
  2. Peter Rabbit — $25 million
  3. The 15:17 to Paris — $12.6 million