THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 5/21/20-

May 21st is the 142nd day of the year. There are 224 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 4 days remaining until Memorial Day

There are 31 days remaining until Father’s Day

Today is National Memo Day, National Notebook Day, National Strawberries and Cream Day, National Waiters and Waitresses Day, Chardonnay Day, National Talk Like Yoda Day, and Eat More Fruits and Vegetables Day

— On this date in 1980, The Empire Strikes Back was released.

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Following in the footsteps of people making mini pancakes for cereal and mini waffles for cereal, now people are making mini donuts for cereal. 

Google is developing a smart hoodie drawstring that allows you to control the music on your phone. The cord lights up when touched and changes songs when it is tapped, flicked, pinched or twisted. The cord also allows users to adjust the volume on their phone 

People on TikTok have found that if you wash your strawberries in salt water, little bugs crawl out.

A new study found people are happier if they make big life decisions on a coin flip. 

A guy ordered an engraved wine glass for his girlfriend’s birthday, but he accidentally put the delivery notes in the engraving field, so it says, quote, “Can we have it delivered before Monday if possible as that’s her 30th?”

You’re not alone if you’ve packed on the pounds during the quarantine. A survey found that the average American has gained five pounds while on lockdown. Out of 2,000 people polled, most have gained weight due to alcohol and bread.

Have you ever wondered why men grow facial hair?  Well, a new study in the journal “Integrative Organismal Biology” has a theory. The researchers believe beards evolved to help men absorb a PUNCH TO THE FACE. When early humans would fight over food, it involved plenty of dudes getting hit in the head.  So men eventually developed beards as “padding.” And beards actually do kinda work for that purpose.  The researchers found that a beard absorbs about 37% of the energy from a punch. 

According to a new survey, two out of three Americans who are working from home right now say they CAN’T REMEMBER the last time they put on real pants. It’s been all pajamas, sweatpants, shorts, underwear, or just letting it all hang out. The survey also found 70% of people say they prefer working from home . . . and 60% have taken a nap at some point during their work day.