THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs Jan 1/10/19

January 11th is the 11th day of the year. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 22 days left until Groundhog Day

There are 136 days left until Memorial Day

Today is Cigarettes are Hazardous to Your Health Day, National Hot Toddy Day, National Milk Day, National Step in a Puddle and Splash Your Friend Day and Secret Pal Day 

Costco is selling a 27-pound bucket of mac and cheese.The mac and cheese has a shelf life of 20 years and sells for $90. The bucket has 180 servings.

Flamin’ Hot Doritos have ARRIVED.  Yes, Frito-Lay took the bright red powder from the Cheetos and blasted it onto Doritos.  They should be on sale pretty much everywhere today.

If your throat is getting scratchy, you might be better off reaching for a Hersey bar over cough syrup. At least that’s what one leading expert (University of Hull) is advising — as he says that chocolate is better for a cough and respiratory problems than standard medicine.

What will MAROON 5 and TRAVIS SCOTT sing during the Super Bowl Halftime Show?  Well, if the Internet has anything to say about it, one of their selections will be a song from “SpongeBob SquarePants”. Somebody started an online petition asking that they do Sweet Victory . . . a song that SpongeBob and the gang perform during halftime at the BUBBLE BOWL in an episode called “Band Geeks”. The petition was inspired by the recent death of “SpongeBob” creator Stephen Hillenburg, and it currently has more than 1.1 million signatures.

Amazon founder JEFF BEZOS and his wife MACKENZIE did NOT have a prenup, according to sources . . . which means it’s likely they’ll split their $136 BILLION fortune down the middle. And she’s entitled.  They got married in 1993, several years before Jeff became even a millionaire. If Mackenzie gets half of Jeff’s money she will become the fourth wealthiest person in the world.

A sing-along version of “Bohemian Rhapsody” is hitting 750 theaters today.  The song lyrics will be displayed on the screen, and the audience will be encouraged to belt them out, which doesn’t sound annoying at all. 

What’s riskier:  Double dipping . . . or the five-second rule?  According to a new study by a food scientist, a bowl of dip where someone’s double dipped is filled with MORE bacteria than the average floor. 

New Movies

It could be another winning weekend for Aquaman, which is expected to bring in at least $15 million Friday-Sunday. Meanwhile the new movies are each expected to make $8 million to $12 million…..The Kevin Hart movie “The Upside” is out this weekend.  That’s the one with Bryan Cranston as a quadriplegic billionaire.  It’s up against “A Dog’s Way Home”, and the Keanu Reeves sci-fi movie “Replicas”.