THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues 08/07/18

August 7th is the 219th day of the year. There are 146 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 27 days until Labor Day

There are 85 days until Halloween

Today is Beach Party Day, National Lighthouse Day, National Night Out, Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day and Raspberries ‘n Cream Day

Krispy Kreme is selling a Reese’s Peanut Butter donut. The donuts are dipped in Hershey’s chocolate before being covered with mini Reese’s Pieces and peanut butter drizzle.

A new study by Nottingham Trent University reveals that the average office desk has 400 times more germs than a toilet seat. Most of the bacteria comes from people, their phones and their keyboard.

Nike and General Mills just released three new limited-edition pairs of basketball shoes that are based on different CEREALS. And they’re all based on the basketball shoe line Nike makes for Kyrie Irving from the Boston Celtics, because apparently he really likes cereal?  Three new shoes are . . .

  1. Cinnamon Toast Crunch, which are brown and covered in swirls.
  2. Lucky Charms, which are bright red and have embossed pictures of the marshmallow shapes.
  3. And Kix, which, fittingly for that cereal, are pretty boring and just look like a bright yellow and blue shoe.

The liners inside the shoes have pictures of the actual cereal on them. The retail price is $120 and Nike is going to release them on their Snkrs app on Saturday . . . but for now, they’re selling them at random popups at basketball events in big cities.

Pheromone parties are now a thing. You’re supposed to wear a shirt for a few days to get it nice and sweaty.  Then you put it in a bag and take it to the party. People take turns SMELLING everyone’s sweaty shirts . . . and then they mark down who they’re attracted to.  After everyone’s done smelling, you get to see whose shirt is whose, and then you can talk to the people whose scents got you going. A woman who recently hosted a pheromone party in San Francisco says it’s a, quote, “different take on mating . . . so visceral and subconscious.”  And sweaty.  Don’t forget sweaty.

Remember back in June when IHOP changed its name to IHOB, with a “B” for their new line of burgers?  And the Internet was weirdly obsessed with that name change . . . until they switched back to IHOP less than a month later. Well, I guess we’re the dummies.  According to IHOP, the stunt led to 20,000 news articles . . . 36 billion social media impressions . . . and their burger sales QUADRUPLED.

A recent study found small dogs pee as high as they can on trees to fool other dogs into thinking they’re bigger than they really are.

Burger King UK recently lost a bet to the internet. They tweeted; ”@BurgerKingUK. If this tweet gets 1000 RTs we’ll play Toto – Africa all day in one of our restaurants.” 3,332 people retweeted the posting within minutes. Burger King UK will now select one restaurant to play Toto’s 1982 hit ”Africa”.

Top Party Schools according to the Princeton Review .. based on school alcohol and drug use, number of hours students study each day and fraternities/sororities
#1 University of Delaware
#2 West Virginia University
#3 Tulane University
#4 Syracuse University
#5 Bucknell University
#6 Lehigh University
#7 University of California–Santa Barbara
#8 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Walmart is developing a shopping robot called Alphabot. The robot is currently being tested at a Walmart Supercenter in Salem, New Hampshire. The robot delivers items to employees so they can assemble online orders for customer pick-up. The goal of the robot is to fill online orders faster.

A recent study (in the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization) found that having high-speed internet access causes people to lose 25 minutes of sleep per night, compared to those people without it. The study found that access “promotes excessive electronic media use.”

Summer’s darn near over and we’re just now being told we’ve been cheesing our cheeseburgers wrong? Some internet guy says we shouldn’t be adding the cheese to our burger while it’s still on the grill. There’s plenty of heat once the burger comes off and you don’t need the cheese to melt so much it starts to run off, leaving a thinner layer and messing up the grill.

KFC has chosen Seinfeld star Jason Alexander as their next Colonel Sanders.He is promoting the chain’s $20 Fill Up buckets.

Meghan Markle has declined an invite to present an award at the Emmys next month.

Showtime plans to end ”Homeland” after season 8. Season 8 will premiere in June 2019

Jennifer Lopez is going to star in a new movie called ”Hustlers.” The movie is about a group of former exotic dancers, who band together to go after their Wall Street clients.

SNL star Kenan Thompson and his wife Christina are the proud parents of a new baby girl. Georgia Marie weighed 6 lb, 6 oz.

DC Comics is developing a Supergirl movie. No word on casting yet.