THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues 06/12/18

June 12th is the 163rd day of the year. There are 202 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 24 days until the 6th of July

There are 141 days until Halloween (a Wednesday this year)

Today is Little League Girls Baseball Day, Magic Day, National Automotive Service Professionals Day, National Jerky Day, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day, Superman Day and World Pet Memorial Day

Snickers has launched three new flavors including Espresso, Fiery Chili Pepper and Salty and Sweet

Last week, IHOP announced they were changing their name to IHOB.  It seemed like a pretty transparent attempt to get people talking . . . and we REALLY fell for it.  Social media was PACKED with guesses. So yesterday, they announced what the “B” stands for.  And the answer is . . . “burgers.” Yes, IHOP . . . sorry, IHOB . . . already has burgers on their menu.  They have since 1958.  But they’re adding seven new “Ultimate Steakburgers,” and the name change was a marketing campaign to get them some attention. Also, if this wasn’t implied, the name change to “IHOB” is only temporary. But even though the move got IHOB a lot of attention, Wendy’s managed to hijack some of it yesterday with a hell of a response to the stunt. Someone tweeted to Wendy’s, quote, “So Wendy’s, you just gonna let IHOB sell burgers on your block?” And Wendy’s responded, quote, “Not really afraid of the burgers from a place that decided pancakes were too hard.”  That’s . . . a really good line.

IHOP is temporarily changing its name to IHOB in honor of its new burgers . . . so a survey asked people which they like more, pancakes or burgers.  And pancakes won by a slight margin, 40% to 37%.

Domino’s Pizza just announced a new plan to drive around the country and fix POTHOLES.  It’s part of a marketing campaign where they say they’re making it a smoother ride to people driving around with pizza . . . and you can nominate a town to get their pothole help at PavingForPizza.com.

Pothole robots that work though the night to fix roads will be tested on British streets. The drone-mounted devices will scan roads looking for small cracks. They will be able to fly or “crawl” to the cracks and 3D print asphalt to fix them in less than a minute. The robots will be tested on roads in the next few years.

Pulling an all-nighter to cram for a test does more harm than good, according to a new study.  The researchers found you need sleep to commit the info to your memory . . . and without it, you won’t remember much of what you studied.

Some guy recently found a woman’s iPhone at the bottom of a river in Arizona, and it still worked.  Turns out a woman dropped it TWO WEEKS earlier.  And she was thrilled to get it back, because it had a bunch of baby photos on it.

For the third year in a row, a survey found Americans are more worried about natural disasters than terrorism, global pandemics, and cyber-attacks combined.

A group of jerks in Memphis tried to smoke weed in the middle of a restaurant last week.  Then they walked out on their bill, which totaled exactly $420.

Prada is selling a giant fanny pack for $1,550

Marvel is teaming with Vans to create a new superhero skater shoe. The white-shoe features the faces of Marvel’s biggest superheroes. Backpacks and boxer briefs are also being developed

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski bet $69 on his horse Gronkowski to come in second at the Belmont Stakes. Gronkowski came in second and won Rob $952.20

A guy on YouTube who goes scuba diving to look for lost valuables recently found an iPhone X at the bottom of a river.  He dried it out and it worked, so he called up the owner and returned it.  She had lost it two weeks beforehand, so it survived in the river for more than a week.  Along with the phone she got back all her pictures of her five-month-old daughter, which she thought she had lost forever.

Donald Trump and Kim Jong un met in Singapore last night.The men went before the cameras where they shook hands for 10 seconds as Kim said; “Nice to meet you Mr. President.” CNN claims the summit lasted for 38 minutes. Trump says he now has an excellent relationship with Kim. Behind the scenes, parties from both sides worked to put together the framework of a bilaterial agreement to denuclearize North Korea. Trump told Fox News, “We had a really fantastic meeting, a lot of progress, really very positive. I think better than anybody could have expected. Top of the line, really good.”

Matt Lauer has purchased a new Harley Davidson. He has been seen riding the bike throughout the Hamptons.

Jennifer Aniston’s ex, Justin Theroux, has adopted a blue pitbull named Kuma. He was left homeless after Hurricane Harvey

NEW ON DVD – Released June 12.
• Tomb Raider
• Sherlock Gnomes