THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Fri 07/13/18

July 13th is the 194th day of the year. There are 171 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 52 days until Labor Day

There are 427 days until the NEXT Friday the 13th (Sept 13th 2019)

Today is Barbershop Music Appreciation Day, Bean ‘n’ Franks Day, Collector Car Appreciation Day, Embrace Your Geekness Day and National French Fries Day

Today is National French Fry Day.  The average American eats about 20 to 30 POUNDS of fries every year, which means we have a medium-sized serving of fries approximately every three to five days.

Here are the most popular flavors of ice cream according to a new survey:  Chocolate . . . vanilla . . . butter pecan . . . cookies and cream . . . and mint chocolate chip.

Tonight’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot is worth $340 million with a lump sum cash payout of $204 million

Some jerk in Massachusetts recently had a gut feeling about some lottery numbers.  So he used the same set of numbers on nine different tickets . . . and won nine jackpots worth $100,000 each.

Applebee’s has all-you-can-eat ribs, chicken tenders, and fries for $13 this month.

Yesterday, Build-a-Bear Workshop ran a special sale where kids could get a bear for the price of their AGE . . . which is a great discount, since the bears usually run at least $20. Unfortunately, it’s summer, which means kids aren’t in school and parents need something to do with them . . . so EVERYONE got the memo about the sale. MASSIVE crowds showed up at Build-a-Bear stores all around the country.  We’re talking hundreds or thousands of people at each location. The stores started running out of inventory FAST and, according to reports, things were descending into, quote, “madness” . . . so they pulled the plug. At around 10:30 A.M. they posted messages on their social media saying they were shutting down the promotion for, quote, “safety concerns.” So naturally, the people who’d been waiting in lines for hours weren’t happy at all . . . and now Build-a-Bear is getting trashed on Facebook and Twitter.  Never underestimate the passion you can inspire with a $4 teddy bear.

While your social media profile can be a great asset in your job search, a CareerBuilder study shows it can also end up costing you the job. Around 70% of hiring managers who currently research candidates using social media said they have found information that has caused them not to hire a candidate.

A woman was diving off the coast of Dorset, England when she spotted an iPhone light up on the ocean floor. The phone was receiving a text message and had 84% of its charge remaining. Cerys says the phone was in a waterproof case. She took the iPhone and was able to reunite it with its Canadian owner. The tourist dropped the phone in the water two days earlier

Donald Trump wants to redesign Air Force One so it looks more ‘American’. He is planning to ditch the plane’s light blue trim in favor of a red, white and blue scheme.

LeBron James dined with Al Pacino and Leonardo DiCaprio on Wednesday in Beverly Hills.

LeBron James has been carrying around a $41,000 man bag made from alligator skin

Mark Wahlberg was recently spotted at the Ocean Resort Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey placing a large bet on the New England Patriots to win the Super Bowl. Wahlberg wouldn’t say how much he actually bet

Anthony Bourdain’s show, ”Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown”, has been nominated for six Emmy awards.

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos plans to charge passengers $300,000 to ride his rocket into space. He plans to begin offering space flights in the near future

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton are going to attend Serena Williams’ Wimbledon final match on Saturday.

New Movies

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