THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Wed 4/17/19

April 17th is the 107th day of the year. There are 258 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 5 days remaining until Easter

There are 141 days remaining until NFL Regular Season begins! (Thurs Sept 5)

Today is Bat Appreciation Day, Blah, Blah, Blah Day, International Ford Mustang Day, International Haiku Poetry Day, National Bookmobile Day, National Cheeseball Day, National Kickball Day, Nothing Like a Dame Day and School Librarians’ Day

People have pledged more than $780 million to rebuild the Notre Dame Cathedral. The French Timber industry and people from around the world are also donating trees for the rebuild. French construction companies are also offering to donate their services. L’Oreal is donating $225 million towards the rebuild. French President Emmanuel Macron wants the cathedral rebuilt within five years. The NY Post claims the cathedral was 15 to 30 minutes away from being destroyed before firefighters saved it.

Amazon now selling a 3 pound bag of dehydrated marshmallows for $20. Reviewers note they taste pretty much the same as the ones that come in the Lucky Charms box, and you can shovel these in by the fistful without the silly cereal taking up space.

KFC in Hong Kong is serving new popcorn-fried chicken . . . not popcorn chicken, literally chicken with pieces of popcorn as the breading.

The average emergency medical bill before insurance is now over $12,000. 

According to a new survey, 6% of people think Notre Dame Cathedral should be rebuilt with a new design. 

MTV will host a reality TV convention next summer.”RealityCon” will celebrate reality television’s impact on entertainment and society. It will feature panels, performances, and interviews with various reality TV stars. No word yet on where the convention will take place.

Nabisco has recalled Chewy Chips Ahoy cookies because some may contain a mysterious solidified ingredient. The recall is for 13-ounce packages with sell-by dates in September

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.

A new study finally found a way to get kids to eat healthy:  Make it REBELLIOUS.  Researchers gave teenagers an article about how corporations are manipulating them to eat addictive junk food and getting rich off them as a result . . . And . . . they found the kids who read about how they were being manipulated immediately started making healthier food choices.  The group that just read about the healthy benefits of foods didn’t. The researchers say it’s because the kids had a powerful instinct to rebel against the food companies and stick it to the people exploiting them. 

Someone broke into a home in Florida and stole three bags of frozen chicken wings. The thief also left with a beer from the fridge — but only one. He or she left behind three other beers.