THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs 08/09/18

August 9th is the 221st day of the year. There are 144 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 25 days until Labor Day

There is just ONE MONTH until regular season Packers Football begins

Today is Book Lovers Day, National Hand Holding Day, National Polka Day and National Rice Pudding Day

Oreo has announced the winner of their “My Oreo Creation Contest.” Eden F., of Winnetka, California, will receive a $500,000 grand prize for her “Cherry Cola Oreo” creation.

A vendor at the Iowa State Fair is serving cookie dough spaghetti. The cookie dough looks like spaghetti and is topped with various fruit drizzles, hazelnut sauce and white chocolate sauce. Some people also top their cookie dough spaghetti with whipped cream

The Arizona Cardinals just announced a new promotion this year called the Gridiron Burger Challenge. It’s a GIANT $75 BURGER on a 10-inch bun stuffed with five third-pound patties . . . five hot dogs . . . five bratwursts . . . 20 slices of American cheese . . . eight slices of bacon . . . eight chicken tenders . . . 12 ounces of fries . . . and lettuce, tomatoes, and sauce. It weighs a total of seven pounds.  But if you can finish it in under an hour, you’ll win a Cardinals jersey AND get your picture on the Jumbotron. Someone on Reddit calculated that the burger has approximately 8,000 calories.  So if you beat the challenge, make sure to order your free jersey one size bigger than when you started.

Dollar Tree Playskool crayons recently tested positive for asbestosis. Government agencies are calling for the crayon’s manufacturer to make them safe and chemical-free. Asbestos can lead to lung cancer and other diseases

The Academy Awards are adding a new award for ‘Achievement in Popular Film.’ This will allow them to honor popular movies like Star Wars and Black Panther.

Guinness World Records has named a 108-year-old man and his 100-year-old wife as the world’s oldest living couple. They’ve been married 80 years.

A Dairy Queen in Canada is offering free ice cream for a year to anyone who can solve the mystery of the horrible gas smell inside the store.  They know there’s no gas leak because they’ve had the place tested multiple times.  And yet they can’t get rid of the smell.

People are using their vacation days again.  According to a new study, Americans used an average of 17.2 vacation days last year.  That’s the most since 2010.

A new study found more evidence that eating unhealthy food after a big night of drinking is expanding our waistline.  And the researchers coined a “new” term.  Instead of “drunk munchies,” they’re calling it “drunchies.”

Margot Kidder’s death has been ruled a suicide. She died of a drug and alcohol overdose at her home in Montana

Denise Richards tells People magazine that she is joining The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “I am looking forward to spending time with all the ladies… and hopefully meeting Boy George!!”

Richard Gere’s 35 year-old wife Alejandra is allegedly pregnant. The couple got married in a civil ceremony in April in Spain. He is 69

A new study by the University of Michigan reveals that 25% of online daters seek out partners, who are 25% better looking than themselves. 21% of these people never get a reply from those they are courting

Maude Mack, of Houston, Texas, recently had 80,000 bees removed from the inside of her walls. The 76 year-old has had a bee problem for 40 years. A honey bee protection agency removed the pests. The honey from inside Mack’s walls is going to be sold at local stores

The Daytona Beach, Florida, police department is looking for the owner of a lost ATM. The machine was found on some railroad tracks. It was found empty and police have no idea where it came from.

New Movies Opening Tonight

The Meg (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Jason Statham … A prehistoric shark, called Megalodon, rises from the depths of the ocean before attacking a research submarine. The movie was shot in New Zealand and cost $150 million to produce.