THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues 4/16/19

April 16th is the 106th day of the year. There are 259 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 5 days remaining until Easter

There are 66 days remaining until Summer begins(Fri June 21)

Today is National Bean Counters’ Day, National Eggs Benedict Day, National Librarian Day, National Library Workers Day, National Orchid Day, National Stress Awareness Day, National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day, Save The Elephant Day and World Semicolon Day

The Notre Dame Cathedral in France caught on fire yesterday. The 856 year-old church was undergoing a renovation project when the scaffolding on the facade caught on fire. The roof of the church collapsed due to the flames. Over 13 million people visit the cathedral each year. The church was expecting 1,000 people for Easter Sunday mass. The cathedral’s spire toppled over in flames just after 3 p.m. Eastern time. Business Insider claims the church burned so quickly because of its wooden frame and wooden beams. Some of the beams were installed in the 1200’s. People magazine claims many of the priceless and irreplaceable statues and relics were removed a week ago because of the renovation A source tells the Daily Mirror, “It appears that it all began as a relatively small fire linked to a stray flame in the roof. The fire was so high up that it was difficult to get to, meaning it soon spread across the roof, causing a terrible blaze.”

Burger King is testing Cheese Bites at several Texas restaurants. The bites look like mini mozzarella sticks. People are giving the bites positive reviews

Vlasic just announced they’re coming out with new PICKLE CHIPS soon.  These aren’t pickle-flavored potato chips, which have been around forever.  These are chips literally made out of vacuum-fried pickles.  

Congratulations are in order for Jeopardy! contestant James Holzhauer, who is now the second-highest earner in the game’s history. After winning his eighth consecutive episode on Monday, the 34-year-old professional sports gambler’s total earnings reached $460,479.… At this point, the only contestant to earn more than Holzhauer was Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings, who took home an incredible $2,520,700 from his 74-game winning streak.

6% of Game of Thrones fans called out sick yesterday because of Sunday night’s season premiere.

A record 17.4 million people watched the premiere of ”Game of Thrones” on Sunday. That’s up 1.3 million viewers from the previous season’s premiere

Five minutes of ”Avengers: Endgame” was leaked onto YouTube last night. The footage allegedly contained major spoilers

There’s an article going viral right now making a case for why we should all pee in the shower.  It’s because Americans would save 1.3 TRILLION GALLONS of water a year by not flushing the toilet all the time. 

A new study out of the Netherlands found that when some people hear different vowel sounds, our brains associate them with a color.  It’s true.  And you can even use that to figure out what COLOR people associate with your name.

Here’s the breakdown . . .

1.  A sounds like red, pink, or orange.

2.  E sounds like green and orange.

3.  I sounds like green and yellow.

4.  O sounds like blue and purple.

5.  And U sounds like blue or red.

So if your name is “Pete,” that’s a green and orange name.  If your name is “Ivan,” that’s green and yellow, with maybe a little red or orange thrown in. 

James Adducci, of LaCrosse Wisconsin, cashed in his winning Tiger Woods ticket yesterday. James placed an $85,000 bet on Woods to win The Masters. He took the odds of 14-1 and is taking home $1.19 million. James works as a day trader and says two casinos turned him away before the William Hill betting agency took his backpack full of money. The wager was the first James ever made. James says he was $25,000 in debt because his protein supplement company went out of business