THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues Jan 1/15/19

January 15th is the 15th day of the year. There are 350 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 18 days left until Groundhog Day

There are 170 days left until 4th of July (a Thursday this year)

Today is Humanitarian Day, National Bagel Day (first of two, other on Feb 9th), National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day, National Hat Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, Rid the World of Fad Diet and Gimmicks Day and Wikipedia Day

Here are the first STUPID JEANS of 2019.  A designer just created asymmetrical jeans, which have one leg flared like a bell bottom . . . and one leg that’s tight like a skinny jean.  There’s no word on when they might go on sale.

An artist set up a “sound installation” in the African desert that plays TOTO’s “Africa” on a continuous loop.  And it could go on FOREVER, because the batteries are solar-powered. 

Researchers (Queensland University) found that open floor plan offices make workers more likely to catch a cold and suffer from stress and high blood pressure. They studied a number of offices said that the modern layout of lots of cubicles means germs — and therefore illnesses like flu — are passed around quickly. They also discovered the noise levels and distractions mean 90 percent of workers are less productive and more irritable.

Unicorn armpit hair has become a hot trend in 2019. Women are growing their armpit hair before dying it red, yellow, green and blue. They are then posting pictures on the Internet. Miley Cyrus is taking part in the trend

There’s a guy in San Jose, California who just rented a $1,500-a-month studio apartment . . . for his TWO CATS.  He said he couldn’t have them in HIS apartment, so it was a perfect place for them to stay. 

A recent site ranked all of the states from the best place to retire to the worst. Florida was #1. Kentucky was last. Minnesota was #10, Wisconsin was #12. 

Here’s an idea a guy came up with for every time you start a new relationship:  Open a savings account and put in $50 a month.  Then, if the relationship goes well, you’ll have money saved toward a ring.  But if the relationship crashes and burns, you’ll have money saved up to go on a trip to get over the breakup.