THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Wed 12/05/18

December 6th is the 340th day of the year. There are 25 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 19 days until Christmas

There are 2 days until Morgan’s dress gets here for our party tonight

Today is National Gazpacho Day (a Spanish-style soup made from tomatoes and other vegetables and spices, served cold), National Microwave Oven Day, National Pawnbrokers Day and Put on Your Own Shoes Day

You can now get your sandwiches at Subway on garlic bread covered in melted cheese.

Someone took stats from Rotten Tomatoes and Google Trends and came up with the most popular Christmas movie in every state.  “Gremlins” is #1 in seven states, and “Home Alone” is the most popular in six.  However, the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” got snubbed. Kentucky is the only state where “Elf” took the top spot. The top Christmas movie in Mississippi is “The Best Man Holiday” from 2013 . . . in Utah, it’s the 1995 Sandra Bullock movie, “While You Were Sleeping” . . . in West Virginia, it’s “The Ref” starring Denis Leary . . .And in Montana, the most-popular Christmas movie is the 1945 classic, “Christmas in Connecticut”. In Minnesota it is “White Christmas.” “Die Hard” is #1 in Wisconsin.

A new study by the Social Security Administration reveals that couples are naming their children after Melania and Ivanka Trump.The name Melania has surged by 227% in the last year while the name Ivanka has surged by 362%

One day after Kevin Hart confirmed he would host the Oscars in February, the Golden Globes announced Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh have been chosen to host the 76th edition of the awards show in January. Nominations for all of the categories including film and television will be announced today

A clairvoyant event in Scotland was canceled this week and the reason was . . . quote, “unforeseen circumstances.”

A grocery store in Colorado just decided they should move their Tide Pods out of the candy aisle.

A new survey asked people a CRUCIAL Christmas gift question:  Is it cool to give someone exercise gear as a present if they didn’t specifically ask for it? 45% of people say . . . no, don’t do that.  25% say it’s okay, and 30% aren’t sure. Women were definitely more against unsolicited exercise gifts than men.  49% of women say it’s not okay versus 41% of men.

A guy in Michigan made the heartbreaking decision to take his wife off life support back in August . . . but somehow, she survived and now she’s almost made a full recovery.