THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Mon 1/06/20

January 6th is the sixth day of the year. There are 360 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is Apple Tree Day, Bean Day, Cuddle Up Day, National Shortbread Day, National Take Down the Christmas Tree Day and National Weigh-In Day

There are 27 days remaining until Groundhog Day

There are 62 days remaining until Daylight Saving Time Change .. Spring Ahead

BOX OFFICE – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker continues to hold tight to the No. 1 slot at the box office as it took in $33.7 million in its third weekend, giving it a domestic total of $450.7 million and a worldwide total of $918.7 million.

Tiramisu-flavored Oreos will hit store shelves in April 2020

Chips Ahoy is releasing three new cookie flavors in 2020 including Reese’s Pieces, Hershey’s Chocolate and Sour Patch Kids

the Brewdog Brewery is opening the world’s first alcohol-free bar. The London bar will feature 15 taps of alcohol-free craft beer. The bar will also sell burgers, wings and salads.

Disney has filed a trademark for Baby Yoda cosmetics and jewelry. No word on a release date 

Weight Watchers paid to promote a Twitter hashtag that said #ThisIsMyWW last Thursday . . . but tweets about World War Three were also trending that day, which was a very different “WW.” 

According to a new survey, 2% of people say they don’t take down their Christmas tree until February . . . or later. That’s ESPECIALLY true for younger people.  10% of people between 18 and 24 say they’re going to leave their tree up for at least another month.  0% of people over 55 are planning to wait that long. 37% of people say they get rid of their tree the first week of January . . . and 13% will get rid of it sometime later this month. 16% of people already got rid of their tree between December 26th and New Year’s Day . . . and 4% got rid of their tree ON Christmas. 

The term “snail’s pace” took on a new meaning in China after it took 76 hours to move an object 82 feet. The move involved a five-story government office building weighing more than 800,000 tons that was in the way of a new expressway. It took 74 days of work to move the long concrete building laterally to the east about 80 feet.… While office workers continued to work in the building, the structure was first lifted onto wheels on a track. When the day of the move came the building rolled along the track at a speed of one centimeter an hour.

An Indiana woman who was pregnant with twins gave birth on New Year’s Eve, then had the second baby just after midnight.  So they were born minutes apart, but in different decades.  Baby Joslyn was born at 11:37 PM, and her brother Jaxon was born at 12:07 AM. 

The world’s oldest person, Kane Tanaka, celebrated her 117th birthday yesterday at a nursing home in Japan. Her friends and family honored her by singing Happy Birthday.

Idaho had the highest percentage of people moving in versus out last year . . . 67.4% of the moves involving Idaho were people relocating there.  New Jersey had the highest percentage of people leaving, at 68.5% of its moves.