THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Wed 1/15/20

January 15th is the 15th day of the year. There are 351 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is National Bagel Day, National Fresh Squeezed Juice Day, National Hat Day, National Strawberry Ice Cream Day, and Wikipedia Day

There are 18 days remaining until Groundhog Day

There are 41 days remaining until Mardi Gras

A new snack food is coming out:  It’s a bag of popcorn and Oreo pieces.

Lucky Charms is adding a gold coin marshmallow to their cereal in honor of Lucky the Leprechaun’s birthday on St. Patrick’s Day.

A U.K. company has enacted a new company-wide policy that gives non-smoking staff four extra days of time off each year. KCJ Training & Employment Solutions stated in a Facebook post that they were “proud to incentivize” their staff to quit smoking and to “create a healthy workplace” within their offices.

Last night, Ken Jennings won the “Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time” competition and took home $1 million.  James Holzhauer won one match and Brad Rutter was kind of just there.  They will each take home $250,000.

Build-A-Bear is giving the people what they’ve been patiently waiting for: Baby Yoda stuffed animals. Both kids and adults alike will soon be able to bring a soft, cuddly version of the adorable alien home as they will be available at Build-A-Bear workshops in the next few months. Demand for all things Baby Yoda has skyrocketed since the debut of The Mandalorian on Disney+ in November.

A study found that going to art museums can help you live longer. 

A guy in Utah didn’t realize his 24 Hour Fitness center WASN’T open 24 hours, and got locked inside when they closed for the night.

There’s a 17-year-old girl in England with a rare neurological disorder that renders her totally paralyzed every time she laughs too hard.  So she has to avoid anything she might find too funny.

The average person now spends $281 every month going out to eat, according to a new survey.  That’s $3,372 every year . . . and over $200,000 in your adult life.