THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Fri 1/10/20

January 10th is the tenth day of the year. There are 356 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 23 days remaining until Groundhog Day

There are 35 days remaining until Valentine’s Day

Today is Houseplant Appreciation Day, National Bittersweet Chocolate Day, National Cut Your Energy Costs Day, National Oysters Rockefeller Day, Peculiar People Day, and Save the Eagles 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 fema

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will drop from first place this weekend, with 1917 debuting at the top with ticket sales around $33 million.… In theaters: 1917 (R); Like a Boss (R); Underwater (PG-13); Just Mercy (PG-13)

Mountain Dew Zero Sugar will hit store shelves on January 13th. The drink has zero calories and no sugar. It does contain 133 mg of caffeine 

Flamin Hot Cheetos Popcorn has hit store shelves in select cities. A large bag costs $2.50 

Amid an increasingly tough U.S. labor market, Taco Bell is betting a higher salary will help it attract workers and keep them on the team. The chain will test a $100,000 salary in select restaurants in the Midwest and Northeast.

Now you have an excuse to leave your artificial Christmas tree up. According to Google Trends, searches for ‘valentine trees’ are up 88 percent over the last few years, and a quick scroll through Instagram confirms that people are actually putting up pink and red Valentine’s Day trees.

There’s a new book called “Kill Reply All: A Modern Guide to Online Etiquette”.  And it says leaving voicemails is now considered RUDE.  You should just hang up and text the person instead.

A new survey reveals that 45% of Londoners support Prince Harry and Meghan Markle leaving Buckingham Palace. 26% of people oppose the move while 30% don’t care. Around 63% of Londoners say the couple’s income should cease once they leave the Royal Family 

Ken Jennings won day three of the “Jeopardy! The Greatest of All Time” event by 33,908 points. That gives Ken his second win and he’s 1 away from one million dollars.  Brad Rutter continues to struggle.  He was in 3rd place again last night. 

At the 2020 Singapore Motor Show this week, Subaru rolled out a new concept car:  The Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special edition.  Apparently no one realized that’s an acronym that spells out F-U-C . . . well, you get it.