THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 8/15/19

August 15th is the 227th day of the year. There are 138 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 18 days left until Labor Day

There are 19 days left until School begins

Today is National Best Friends Day, National Failures Day, National Lemon Meringue Pie Day and National Relaxation Day

Sam’s Club is now selling grapes that taste like grape soda.They come in a three-pound box and are selling fast much like cotton candy grapes do when they go on sale

In the latest survey on smartphone use, the average adult spends three hours and 25 minutes on their phone every day — 52 minutes of which is spent on social media.

A 15-year-old girl is trending right now after her mom took her phone away . . . and she resorted to using their SMART REFRIGERATOR to post on Twitter.

The hottest job in America is . . . tax manager.  According to a new study, people who create tax plans for businesses or people have the best opportunities for advancing in their careers . . . and the average salary is $112,000.

Scientists are stumped. Our galaxy’s black hole just flashed a bright light and they don’t know why. I think it’s probably the universe’s low-battery warning

A company is looking for a Friends obsessed superfan to watch 25 hours of the TV show in honor of its 25th anniversary. In return, internet provider Frontier Communications said the superfan will receive $1,000 and a few other little prizes.

A new study found the best cities for beer lovers in America and it’s based on a simple formula:  Breweries per capita.  In other words:  Cities with lots of breweries and not that many people filling them up. And the top city is . . . Asheville, North Carolina, with a ratio of 28 breweries for every 100,000 residents. The rest of the top 10 are: Portland, Maine . . . Bend, Oregon . . . Kalamazoo, Michigan . . . Boulder, Colorado . . . Vista, California . . . Leesburg, Virginia . . . Greenville, South Carolina . . . Fort Collins, Colorado . . . and Pensacola, Florida. 

People, who owe the IRS more than $52,000 in back taxes, may not be able to get a new passport or renew their existing one. The IRS has notified 400,000 taxpayers that their passports are at risk because they owe money. The IRS is using a new passport law to force people to pay their taxes 

Scientists are creating a chip they can implant in obese people’s brains that will zap them when they think about food.