THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Wed 7/10/19

July 10th is the 190th day of the year. There are 174 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is Don’t Step on a Bee Day, National Kitten Day, National Piña Colada Day, Pick Blueberries Day and Teddy Bear Picnic Day

There are 54 days left until Labor Day

There are 141 days left until Thanksgiving (Nov 28)

Ben & Jerry’s has launched a new ice cream flavor in London called Phish and Chips. Phish Food ice cream, which contains chocolate ice cream with marshmallow swirls and chocolate shaped fish, is dipped in a cornflake batter before being fried. It is served with a raspberry ketchup and a mascarpone tartar sauce.

If you want your friends to eat healthier foods when you dine out, order first. After analyzing nearly 1,500 receipts from people who ate meals together, researchers (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) found that people gravitated toward similar meals when ordering in groups, even if they wouldn’t naturally choose those dishes. So, order first and pick the salad to influence the group.

A Michigan highway is going to be named after Aretha Franklin. A portion of the M10 in Detroit is going to be called the Aretha L. Franklin Memorial Highway. The Motown legend died last year after battling pancreatic cancer.

Louis Vuitton is selling a $2,650 volleyball. The leather ball is monogrammed with Louis Vuitton’s logo on different patches. The ball is pink, orange, white and purple 

Now that there’s this awful trend where people are LICKING ice cream in stores, some stores have started protecting themselves . . . by LOCKING their ice cream freezers.  

There’s a Facebook event circulating right now with plans to storm Area 51 to find out the truth about aliens.  If you’re interested, it’s on Friday, September 20th at 3:00 A.M.  And more than 200,000 PEOPLE have said they’re planning to go. 

Uber is now expanding its service where you pay a little extra so your driver won’t talk to you. 

How many followers do you need on social media to be famous?  According to a U.K. advertising regulator, it’s 30,000. 

The VW Beetle is now extinct.  Volkswagen has ended production on the Beetle . . . and the last ones just rolled off the assembly line in Mexico.

A guy from San Francisco was doing the Running of the Bulls in Spain . . . stopped to take a selfie . . . and was GORED.  He’s still in the hospital. 

The Air Force in Switzerland was scheduled to do a fly-by over an event on Saturday, to mark the anniversary of a Swiss aviation pioneer.  But they went to the wrong event four miles away, and accidentally flew over a yodeling festival.  And the British anchor covering the story kept cracking up.

A 19-year-old Instagram model from the UK named Belle Delphine is selling her bath water.  It’s $30 for a small jar.  She caters to gamers, so she calls it “Gamer Girl Bath Water.”  And you can watch videos of her bathing in it.  She says the first batch sold out, so she’s making more.