THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Mon 08/13/18

August 13th is the 225th day of the year. There are 140 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 21 days until Labor Day

There are only 3 Football-less weekends until Packers Regular Season Starts!

Today is International Left-Handers Day, National Filet Mignon Day, National Prosecco Day and Victory Day

The U.S. Pizza Museum opened in Chicago on Friday. It features menus, pizza boxes, pizza toys and pizza artwork.

Sour Patch Kids just announced they’re getting into the candy corn game this year . . . they’ll be selling, quote, “sour dusted candy corn.”  So, yeah, basically it looks like they made candy corn and added their sour powder stuff to it.

Gumshoe shoes is selling sneakers made out of recycled chewing gum. The gum is taken from the streets of Amsterdam before going through a rigorous process which allows it to be turned into shoe soles. The shoes cost $228 a piece.

The Cerne Abbas Brewery has created a new beer to boost your libido. Watercress Warrior Beer has vitamins A, B, C and E along with watercress seeds and spring water. The beer has an alcohol by volume of 4.5%. The company says; “Watercress is a fabulous health food packed full of vitamins and nutrients that help boost fertility. The ale itself is delicious, it’s very fruity with a peppery kick.”

Stedji Brewery in Iceland has a beer called Havalur that’s made with a giant WHALE TESTICLE.  Now . . . that alone would be disgusting enough.  But before they brew the whale testicles, they smoke them in SHEEP DUNG. According to one review, the beer tastes, quote, “like a porter with hints of caramel and a smoky, almost meaty aftertaste.”

Another myth shattered — it turns out that men DON’T think about sex every seven seconds. It’s more like once every 28 minutes. Still, that’s twice as much as women who think about it once every 51 minutes.

The dating site Plenty Of Fish analyzed nine million profiles to figure out what genres of music were the most attractive.  And here’s what they found . . .

– For men, the answer is easily COUNTRY.  Men who put country music as one of their interests got 32% more messages and were 65% more likely to find a match.

– For women, the best genre is CLASSIC ROCK.  They were 68% more likely to get a match.  But be careful about getting TOO HARD with that rock . . . women who liked metal only saw a 9% bump.

The study also found women who like classical music and men who like rap are the most likely to be seeking a long-term relationship.

If you thought August was going to be a relief after this insanely hot summer, think again.  It’s bringing in a whole new summer enemy:  DRUNK, ANGRY WASPS. This is the time of year when wasps go out looking for sweet fluids to drink . . . and they usually find some rotting, fermented fruit in garbage cans. Since they’re tiny, even a sip of that is enough to get them HAMMERED.  And then they fly off, all drunk and angry and looking for people to sting. On the bright side, this phase should only last for a few more weeks . . . but until then, if you see any wasps, just know they might be drunk and could have bad intentions.

A theme park in France is now using specially trained crows to pick up litter.

Well this is just plain mean.  People are pranking complete strangers at the airport, by putting stickers on the walls that look like power outlets.

Could the Air Force help put out forest fires by dropping BOMBS on the flames?  The answer is . . . maybe. Earlier this summer the Swedish Air Force tried it. The idea here is to snuff out fires the way you’d blow out birthday candles at the base. In Sweden, the shockwave from a single bomb snuffed out flames within a 100-yard radius of the impact point.

Davidson College and professor Melissa Gonzalez are offering a literature class where students will be able to pick their own grade. ‘Contract Grading’ allows students to pick their grade ahead of time. They then receive the workload needed to earn that grade. Critics say Contract Grading coddles students while supporters say it gives students control of their education.

Reports claim Aretha Franklin is allegedly gravely ill

Fox is developing a sequel to The Simpsons Movie and a live-action / animation Family Guy film.

Ruby Rose quit Twitter after people trashed her casting as Batwoman. Her final tweet read; “When women and minorities join forces we are unstoppable. If you need me, I’ll be on my Bat Phone.”

Prada is selling $1,200 bowling shirts that feature flames mixed in with other designs. Jeff Goldblum has been seen wearing the shirts

The Bear Grylls Adventure Park in London is going to allow guests to swim with live black tip reef sharks. The sharks are known to be timid, but will bite legs and ankles

The shark thriller The Meg opened well above expectations with $44.5 million in ticket sales. After two weeks at no. 1, Mission: Impossible – Fallout slid to second place with $20 million.

Here are this past weekend’s box office results.

  1. The Meg — $44.5 million (…earned $96.8 million internationally cost$150 million to produce.)
  2. Mission: Impossible — Fallout — $20 million
  3. Christopher Robin — $12.4 million