THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues Jan 1/08/1

A new, limited edition line of Oreo cookies are coming out for Valentine’s Day. The Love Oreo cookies have embossed messages that read: Dunk In Love, Dear Cupid Send Oreos, and Let’s Twist.


Starbucks is selling a new drink called the Cinnamon Shortbread Latte. The espresso has hints of brown butter and vanilla and is topped with cinnamon and Nutmeg. The drink is available hot or iced and can also be made into a frappuccino


A Chicago brewery is allowing angry Bears fans a chance to put their money where their mouth is, by offering a year of free beer to any fan who can make the 43-yard field goal that CODY PARKEY missed. They Tweeted, quote, “A lot of armchair kickers are saying that they could hit that field goal, which we find DOUBTFUL. You’re gonna sit there on your throne of potato chips and vape pens and criticize this dude’s athleticism? GET REAL.”


A Dutch brewery is using recycled Christmas trees in its winter IPA beer. Lowlander Beer is collecting trees from bars, restaurants and the public. Each batch of their winter IPA contains 600 kg of Christmas tree needles. The needles are mixed with juniper berries to produce a citrus flavor. The remaining parts of the tree are being used in smoked cheeses and smoked chips. The winter IPA has an alcohol by volume of 5%.


The first nude restaurant in Paris is closing after just a year due to not having enough customers.


Samsung unveiled a 98-inch, 8K television at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The TV has more than 33 million pixels. No word on how much it is going to cost.


Now there’s someone NEW you might have to tip. Frontier Airlines just announced that their FLIGHT ATTENDANTS are now allowed to accept individual tips. But the flight attendants union is actually against it . . . they say instead, airlines should just pay better salaries.

There’s an app that makes kids call their parents back before they can do anything else with their phone. It came out a few years ago for Android, but the developer just said he’s working on an iPhone version.

KFC is temporarily dropping the price of their Famous Bowls to $3, and to promote it, they’re giving out . . . free BOWL HAIR CUTS. They’re doing it at one barber shop in Brooklyn on Thursday.