THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Wed 06/13/18

June 13th is the 164th day of the year. There are 201 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 23 days until July 6th

There are 30 days until our next (and final Friday the 13th July 13…had one in April)

Today is National Kitchen Klutzes of America Day, Sewing Machine Day and Weed Your Garden Day

Participating Taco Bells will give away a free Doritos Locos Taco today because the Golden State Warriors beat the Cleveland Cavaliers at home in Game 3 of the NBA Finals. The tacos will be available while supplies last between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. local time.

Speaking of unhealthy food, Taco-flavored Cheez-Its are now a thing.

Smoothie King is now selling a prenatal smoothie that features bananas, blueberries, raspberries, spinach, apple juice and prenatal supplement powder.

Researchers in Canada have invented a musical instrument for babies to play while they’re still in the womb.  It’s a curved rubber mat that fits over a pregnant woman’s stomach.  And it plays different notes depending on where the baby kicks. They call it the “WOMBA” . . . pronounced “WOOM-buh.”

A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 23% of people are less likely to watch the Miss America Pageant now that the pageant is no longer doing a swimsuit competition

A woman in Utah named Kate Boyle got upset because a grocery store was selling a clear soda called “Not See Kola.”  It was a deliberate reference to Nazis . . . the same company also makes “Leninade” and “Orthodox Jooce.”

According to a new study out of the University of Portsmouth in England, the way a woman WALKS contributes just as much to her sexiness as her looks. The researchers say that most other studies on attractiveness just had people look at pictures . . . they actually had people watch videos. And they found people were more likely to find a woman attractive if, quote, “she wiggles her hips and takes small steps.” The researchers say they’re not exactly sure why a woman’s walk is SO important to her attractiveness, but they think it might be a biological clue, quote, “at her fitness and age, [which are] key components of reproductive health.”

More than a fifth of us consume an extra 1,300 calories at work each week.  Mostly because of free things, like birthday cake and donuts.

A new study found that having wrinkles around your eyes is a good thing, because it makes you seem more sincere.  And when people think you’re being sincere, that makes you more trustworthy.

A new survey found that 53% of millennials think they’ll be a MILLIONAIRE someday.  And on average, they expect to retire at 56 even though they don’t plan to start saving for retirement until they’re 36.

According to a new study, people keep on getting DUMBER.  The researchers found that the average IQ of every generation is about seven points lower than the previous generation, and they believe it’s because of worse education . . . worse nutrition . . . and more and more exposure to media.

If you think having your brain firing on all cylinders for 16- to 18-hours a day is a good thing, researchers say you’re wrong. Getting enough sleep and taking regular breaks from working your brain are important. A researcher at the University of Rochester (Maiken Nedergaard) wants to remind us that we “sleep to clean our brains.” The researchers found that during sleep the space between brain cells increased by 60% in mice. This allowed the cerebrospinal fluid in the animals’ brains to flow ten times faster than when awake.

A new study out of the University of North Carolina figured out the reason why we get so ANGRY when we’re hungry. They found that when people were hungry, little things could quickly put them in a bad mood . . . and then, from that point, they started viewing EVERYTHING more negatively.  People who had just eaten didn’t do that. Quote, “So there seems to be something special about unpleasant situations that makes people draw on their hunger feelings.” In other words:  Your hunger isn’t MAKING you angry . . . your hunger is just messing with your head and making it easier for you to get angry about everything else.

A new study asked people what they think God looks like.  And while most people described someone who looked kinda like themselves, the average of all of the answers looks like a pretty basic white dude . . . who kind of resembles a young Brad Pitt.

Oprah Winfrey tells Entertainment Tonight that she wants to star in the ”Oceans 8” sequel. “I’m in! I’m in ladies. Isn’t it like the biggest Ocean’s ever with all of them combined? Hello? Me too! Me too!”

Tom Brady recently showed off his love for his wife, Gisele Bundchen, by wearing a t-shirt that said; “I (heart) Giselle”.

A judge has ordered Angelina Jolie to allow Brad Pitt to spend more time with their kids. The judge says not having a relationship with their father is harmful to the children.

The Golden State Warriors drank $500,000 worth of alcohol during their championship parade yesterday in Oakland

Netflix’s deal to carry Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown in the US was due to expire Saturday(June 16), but he service has extended its arrangement to keep the food and travel show available “for months to come.”