THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 8/01/19

August 1st is the 213th day of the year. There are 152 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 32 days left until Labor Day

5 months from today we’ll be putting up new calendars

Today is Homemade Pie Day, National Girlfriends Day, National IPA Day, National Raspberry Cream Pie Day, Play Ball Day, Spider-Man Day, Woman Astronomers Day and World Lung Cancer Day

Zombie Skittles have hit store shelves ahead of Halloween.Flavors include Petrifying Citrus Punch, Mummified Melon, Boogeyman Blackberry, Chilling Black Cherry, and Blood Red Berry.

French’s Mustard just created MUSTARD ICE CREAM.  And according to one reviewer, the mix of mustard and cake batter flavors is surprisingly not awful.  It’ll only be available in L.A. and New York this weekend. 

A 107-year-old Bronx woman says the secret to her long life is NOT GETTING MARRIED. 

7.4 million people watched ”The Bachelorette” finale on Tuesday night. That’s up 10% from last year’s finale 

Someone in South Carolina stole a package off a woman’s porch that was filled with nine pet TARANTULAS she’d ordered.  One of her neighbors said the thief probably thought it was electronics or something.

33% of Americans say they’d rather take a solo trip with just them and their phone than take a trip with another person, according to a new survey.  And 60% of people plan on taking a solo trip in the next two years. 

Do you ever talk to the random person sitting next to you on a plane?  14% of people say they always or usually do . . . and only 8% of people say they never do.

Some scientists have just discovered that when you’re extremely emotional and crying after a break-up, it helps you LOSE WEIGHT.  It happens because you produce a hormone that’s connected to fat loss. 

A 92 year-old New England woman recently set a new world record in the 400m dash. Diane Hoffman spends most days exercising on a trampoline. She drank Gatorade as soon as she crossed the finish line and set a new record for people her age.