THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 2/13/20

February 13th is the 44th day of the year. There are 322 days remaining until the end of the year

There is 1 day remaining until Valentine’s Day

There are only 129 days remaining until the days start getting shorter (Summer begins June 20)

Today is Mistress Day, National Italian Food Day, Galentine’s Day, Get a Different Name Day, National Cheddar Day, National Crab Rangoon Day, National Tortellini Day, and World Radio Day

Today is World Radio Day.  And no, that doesn’t mean it’s a day for radio stations that play world music.  So many pan flutes.  It’s an international celebration of all things radio

 Today is also Galentine’s Day, the day where women celebrate their female friends. 

New Movies Opening Tonight

Sonic the Hedgehog (Rated PG-13)

STARRING:James Marsden, Tika Sumpter, Jim Carrey, Ben Schwart- Movie Synopsis: Sonic is targeted by the government after his super-speed accidentally causes a huge power outage.

Downhill (Rated PG-13)

STARRING:Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Will Ferrell- Movie Synopsis: A married couple begins to rethink their relationship after an avalanche ruins their ski trip.

Fantasy Island (Rated R)

STARRING:Michael Pena, Dave Bautista, Lucy Hale- Movie Synopsis: Guests must solve the mysteries of Fantasy Island in order to escape with their lives.

Starbucks is adding another Valentine’s Day drink to their secret menu. “Chocolate Strawberry Cold Brew” contains sweet cream cold foam, raspberry syrup, white chocolate mocha, strawberry puree and chocolate shavings.

Costco is celebrating Valentine’s Day by selling a two-pound red velvet cake that’s filled with brownie chunks. The cake costs $16 

Chocolate shops in Tokyo are serving chocolate Ramen noodles in honor of Valentine’s Day. The Ramen broth has been replaced by a chocolate soup that has chocolate, pork and vegetables on top of it.

Frankford Candies is selling White Chocolate Fruit Loops Easter bunnies ahead of Easter. The white chocolate bunnies are filled with Fruit Loops cereal

Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are adding a new menu item called the BFC Angus Thickburger.  It stands for “Big Fried Cheese,” because instead of a slice, there’s a big wheel of deep-fried cheese on top. 

KFC just teamed up with Crocs to make a special line of shoes.  They have fried chicken printed on them . . . there’s a fake drumstick attached to the top . . . and they’re CHICKEN-SCENTED.  They’ll go on sale this spring for $60. 

If you’re thinking of asking your one true love to marry you tomorrow (Valentine’s Day), you might ask her friends and family if she’d consider it tacky. Almost 1 in 5 surveyed said popping the question on Valentine’s Day is tacky.

A one-day ticket to Disneyland during peak season now costs more than $200.  When the park opened in 1955, when it only cost $1 for adults and 50 cents for kids.

The official name for the new coronavirus disease is COVID-19 . . . and that’s not great news for a company in Arizona called Covid that makes audio and video cables.

A new study by the Stevens Institute of Technology reveals that food seems to taste better when people eat with their hands. Researchers asked participants to taste cubes of cheese with and without toothpicks. Volunteers, who ate the cheese by hand, found it more appetizing than those who used a toothpick. A second experiment showed similar results with donuts.

Justine Haupt, an engineer with the US Department of Energy, built a working rotary-dial cell phone.

The city with the most expensive babysitters for Valentine’s Day is Seattle at $19.53 per hour on average.  Jacksonville, Florida is the cheapest at $14.36. 

There’s a new term going around for when you end a relationship right before Valentine’s Day:  “Valentighting.”  The British writer who came up with it says the term means you’re too tight with money to get something, in order to avoid making an investment in the relationship. 

A new survey found couples who’ve been together less than six months spend the most on Valentine’s Day . . . an average of $700.  People who’ve been together more than 20 years spend the least, an average of $64.

A new study found that using music as your alarm makes you less groggy in the mornings than a normal beep-beep sound.