THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 1/09/20

January 9th is the ninth day of the year. There are 357 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 47 days remaining until Mardi Gras

There are 59 days remaining until Daylight Saving Time Change .. Spring Ahead

Today is Healthy Weight, Healthy Look Day, International Choreographers Day, National Apricot Day, National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, National Static Electricity Day and National Word Nerd Day

New Movies Opening Tonight

Underwater (Rated PG-13) … STARRING:Kristen Stewart … Underwater researchers are attacked by ravenous creatures after an earthquake devastates their laboratory. The movie cost $60 million to produce and was filmed near New Orleans

Like A Boss (Rated R) … STARRING: Tiffany Haddish, Rose Byrne, Salma Hayek, Jennifer Coolidge … Two female friends struggle to maintain a beauty company while their benefactor steals from them.

Papa John’s is now selling pizzas with bases made from butternut squash. The special pizzas are targeted at people, who are avoiding gluten.

Here’s the latest mashup condiment from Heinz.  It’s called HoneyRacha, and it’s a mix between honey and Sriracha.  It’ll hit shelves soon.

Jelly Belly is launching their own line of sparkling water featuring the following flavors … French Vanilla, Lemon Lime, Orange Sherbet, Piña Colada, Pink Grapefruit, Tangerine, Very Cherry and Watermelon. Eight 12 oz cans sell
for six dollars

Miller Lite has made a new line of dark black cans.  And they’re teaming up with bars to give them away for free.  All you have to do is not check your phone at the bar for 30 minutes.

The Federal Reserve is releasing new “America the Beautiful” quarters this year, including one with BATS on the back.

There’s a device at the Consumer Electronics Show that can chill wine or beer in a minute. 

James Holzhauer won day two of the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” event by 25,014 points.  James and Ken Jennings both have 1 win now.  The guys will keep playing until one of them wins three matches.  Winner gets bragging rights and one million dollars.  By the way, Brad Rutter is having a tough time.  He was in the red for one of the games last night. 

There’s a new product for dogs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas that supposedly reads their emotions and tells you how they’re feeling.  It monitors their heart rate, and a screen on their back lights up in different colors to tell you if they’re relaxed, excited, happy, or stressed out. And the harness connects to an app on your phone, so you can track your dog’s moods over time.

For the second year in a row, there won’t be a high-profile celeb presiding over the annual Academy Awards show. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences confirmed the decision in a tweet on Wednesday.

Another Bachelor spinoff is coming. In The Bachelor: Listen to Your Heart, 20 single men and women whose lives revolve around music will “search for love through music, singing well-known songs, both individually and as couples. They will meet and explore their relationships while living together and going on Bachelor-style dates that focus on music.”