THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs 07/12/18

July 12th is the 193rd day of the year. There are 172 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 53 days until Labor Day

There are 133 days until Thanksgiving

Today is Different Colored Eyes Day, National Eat Your Jello Day, National Pecan Pie Day and Simplicity Day

Baskin-Robbins just announced three new milkshakes all with massive toppings, including cotton candy, full Oreo cookies, and even an entire donut.  The shakes will debut on Sunday and will be on sale for the rest of the month.

According to a new study, every portion of vegetables you add to your plate . . . and then eat, not just look at . . . lowers your stress levels by 5%.  So if you’re eating five or six servings a day, you’ll feel a hell of a lot better. The effect is especially strong with green vegetables . . . and it works a little better for women than men

According to a new study out of Harvard, when it’s really hot outside, it makes people DUMBER.  The researchers found when there’s a heat wave, students get lower scores on tests than they do when the weather’s nicer.

The man who holds the world record for the longest finger nails has had them sawed off. The guy let the nails grow for 66 years so, yeah, it was time. The nails will be on display at various Ripley’s Believe it or Not in New York City.

Someone ranked all 50 states according to how fun drinking OUTDOORS is.  The top 10 states for outdoor drinking are California, Hawaii, Kentucky, Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, Oregon, Nevada, Washington, and Wyoming. Minnesota was #27 and Wisconsin was #30

A new survey by YouGov reveals that 7% of people carry a lucky charm with them on a daily basis. 70% of people never carry a lucky charm.

A new study at Harvard found open office plans actually make people talk to their coworkers less.  And they’re more likely to communicate through email.

A new Pew Research Center poll reveals that 31% of people say Barack Obama is the best President they have had during their life. 21% of people say Ronald Reagan is the best President followed by Bill Clinton (13%) and Donald Trump (10%)

Shaquille O’Neal is going to host the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week beginning on July 22nd.

A new RoboCop movie is in the works. RoboCop will return to Detroit to fight crime.

New Movies Opening Tonight

Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (Rated PG) … STARRING: Adam Sandler, Andy Samberg, Selena Gomez, Kevin James, Fran Drescher, Steve Buscemi, Molly Shannon, David Spade, Keegan-Michael Key, Mel Brooks … Dracula (Adam Sandler) and friends take a vacation on a luxury cruise ship. The movie cost $65 million to make

Skyscraper (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Neve Campbell … Former FBI agent and amputee Will Sawyer (Dwayne Johnson) goes to great lengths to save his family from a skyscraper fire, which he is falsely accused of setting. The movie cost $125 million to make