THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs 05/17/18

May 17th is the 137th day of the year. There are 228 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 11 days until Memorial Day

There are days 48 until the Fourth of July

Today is Brown Bag It Thursday, Hummus Day, National Cherry Cobbler Day, National Notebook Day, National Pack Rat Day, National Walnut Day, and World Hypertension Day

Froot Loops is adding its first new flavor in 10 years. Wildberry Fruit Loops will now feature a purple star along with red, blue and green loops. Fruit Loops is also creating a limited edition clothing line to celebrate the new flavor.

What zodiac sign has had the most serial killers?  An author in the U.K. did about two years of research, and found the answer is . . . Taurus, or people born between April 20th and May 20th.

Researchers in Scotland found that the secret to true happiness is . . . turning off your phone at 10:00 P.M.  That’s it. They found that when you use your phone later than that, it messes with your body’s rhythms . . . and your head. People who use their phones late at night and right before bed were much more likely to have all sorts of problems . . . including loneliness, depression, and sleep issues. So by cutting yourself off at 10:00 P.M., it gives you time to wind down without all of the chaos from social media . . . and it stops blasting you with the blue light from your phone that can confuse your body and keep you from falling asleep.

According to a new survey, the average American eats 31 donuts a year.  That’s around two or three donuts a month. But that still adds up to a LOT of donuts.  There are more than 25,000 donut shops in this country, and they’re pumping out more than 10 BILLION donuts a year. And if you took all of the donuts that we ate last year and laid them side-by-side, they’d go around the Earth 19 times. The survey also found that the majority of people prefer CLASSIC donut flavors and styles like chocolate over crazier new flavors, like bacon or mango.

128 year-old Koku Istambulova, of Russia, considers her age a punishment. She will turn 129 in two weeks and says, “It was God’s will. I did nothing to make it happen. I see people going in for sports, eating something special, keeping themselves fit, but I have no idea how I lived until now I have not had a single happy day in my life. I have always worked hard, digging in the garden. I am tired. Long life is not at all God’s gift for me – but a punishment.”

A couple in New York have been trying to get their 30-year-old son to move out all year . . . but he won’t go.  So they just had to file a petition with the county Supreme Court to get him removed.




Elton John is going to perform at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding on Saturday. It is not known if he is performing at the church ceremony or the reception

The Krispy Kreme donut shop in Windsor, England is planning to fry 7,000 donuts on Saturday. The store expects to be flooded with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding watchers

The Secret Service’s code name for Donald Trump is Mogul. George W Bush was called Trailblazer while Barack Obama was named Renegade. Bill Clinton was called Eagle.

The Epix channel is developing a new origins series about Bruce Wayne’s butler, Alfred Pennyworth. The series will follow Alfred from his time as a special forces soldier, owner of a private security company, and butler to the Wayne family




New Movies Opening Tonight

Deadpool 2 (Rated R) … STARRING: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin … Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) forms a team of mutants called The X-Force in order to protect a young mutant, Russell, from the time-traveling soldier, Cable (Josh Brolin).

Book Club (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Mary Steenburgen, Craig T. Nelson, Andy Garcia, Don Johnson … It’s about a bunch of women whose lives are changed after reading ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’