THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Mon 5/13/19

May 14th is the 134th day of the year. There are 231 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 33 days remaining until Father’s Day

There are 51 days remaining until Independence Day

Today is “The Stars and Stripes Forever” Day, Dance Like a Chicken Day, and National Buttermilk Biscuit Day

Oreo just announced all the new flavors they’re rolling out this summer to keep you constantly eating cookies.  Check ’em out . . .1.  S’mores Oreos are hitting stores now.  They have a graham cracker-flavored cookie and two layers of cream, one marshmallow, one chocolate.

2.  Latte Thins are coming in June.  They’re thin chocolate cookies with coffee-flavored cream in between.  And these aren’t limited edition . . . Oreo says they’re permanent.

3.  Marshmallow Moon Oreos are coming in mid-June.  These are basically regular Oreos, but they have a moon design on the cookies to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.  And the cream is purple.

4.  Mint Chocolate Chip Oreos are coming in July.  Oreo teamed up with Baskin-Robbins and there are two layers of cream on the cookies:  A mint layer and a chocolate layer.  And both layers have tiny chocolate chips inside.

 5.  Maple Cream Oreos are coming in August.  These are the golden vanilla cookies with maple-flavored cream in between. 

Domino’s in New Zealand is selling a “Hawaiian Spaghetti Pizza” . . . the toppings are canned spaghetti and pineapple.

A coffee shop in California is selling the word’s most expensive cup of coffee.  It’s $75 a cup.  It’s a super exclusive coffee from Panama called Elida Geisha 803.  It’s $803 a pound, and they only sold ten pounds of it to the entire U.S.  That’s only 80 cups of coffee.  And they already sold out, even at $75 a cup.

A new study found our bodies are pretty good at dealing with an occasional cheat day, or eating more around the holidays.  And it might not have any significant long-term effects.  But only if you exercise and eat healthy most of the time.

People who can’t get enough spice in their life and want to practice good dental hygiene can now get a burst of heat first thing in the morning and last thing at night with a new toothpaste that comes in mild, medium and extra hot. The three levels of hot toothpaste have sold out in China.

Want to reboot your mind and body? Go for a walk in the woods. Actually, three walks. After just a few walks in the woods researchers say there’s a noticeable difference in your mental and physical health.

Game of Thrones had another continuity error during Sunday night’s episode. The error occurred when Jaime Lannister hugged his sister. His right hand was shown in the scene even though it was cut off several seasons before.

The Game of Thrones prequel has started filming in Belfast under the tentative title ”Bloodmoon.”

Carrie Underwood is going to perform on the season finale of American Idol on Sunday, May 19th.

A councilmember in D.C. wants to let people give each other parking tickets, using their phones.  He says it’s to protect the public from people who block bike lanes, fire hydrants, and crosswalks. 

There’s a new way to block your friends’ baby photos on Facebook, and replace them with pictures of things like cars and food.  It’s called “The Baby Blocker,” and you download it for the Chrome web browser.  Even better, it’s from a condom brand Skyn. 

They just completed the deepest-ever dive to the bottom of the ocean . . . about seven miles down, in the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.  A team did it in the Sixties, and James Cameron did it in 2012, but this one was the deepest yet.  And the American explorer who did it found a plastic bag at the bottom of the ocean.