THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Thurs 9/10/20-

September 10th is the 254th day of the year. There are 112 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is .. National TV Dinner Day, International Make-Up Day, National School Picture Day and Swap Ideas Day

This Week is … National Biscuit and Gravy Week and National Waffle Week

— On this date in 1953, Swanson sold its first TV dinner
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A new survey asked people what they did over Labor Day weekend, and the top answer by far was . . . stayed home and relaxed.  72% of people say that’s how they spent their time.

Chocolate-coated fried chicken is trending on Tik Tok. The chicken drumsticks are roasted before being dipped in chocolate and then fried. The drumsticks are served with chocolate dipping sauce.

The National Toy Hall of Fame just announced the 12 finalists for its 2020 class, and once again my favorite childhood toy . . . illegal fireworks . . . was robbed. The finalists this year are:  Baby Nancy doll . . . bingo . . . Breyer toy horses . . . Jenga . . . Lite-Brite . . . He-Man action figures . . . My Little Pony . . . Risk . . . sidewalk chalk . . . the game Sorry! . . . Tamagotchi . . . and Yahtzee. The winners will be voted on by toy industry experts . . . plus public voting at ToyHallOfFame.org for the next week.  Around three of the 12 toys will wind up getting inducted.  They’ll be announced on November 5th. Last year the three toys that made it in were the coloring book, “Magic: The Gathering” cards, and Matchbox cars. Four of the nominees this year were ones that didn’t make the cut last year:  Jenga, He-Man, My Little Pony, and Risk. 

According to new data from the Social Security Administration, the top three names for baby boys born in the U.S. last year were Liam, Noah, and Oliver . . . and the top three names for baby girls were Olivia, Emma, and Ava.

All of the talk about “Karens” has destroyed the name.  According to the latest data from the Social Security Administration, Karen was the 660th most popular name for girls born last year . . . the lowest ranking it’s had since 1929. 

Olaf from “Frozen” is getting his own origin story.  It’s called “Once Upon a Snowman” and it hits Disney+ on October 23rd. 

UPS is hiring 100,000 extra workers for the holiday season because shipping is expected to increase due to the coronavirus 

Joe Exotic’s underwear collection has sold out. The line made $50,000 in just several hours.

Guys who gossip outnumber gossip girls two to one, according to research. And 80 percent of guys’ conversations are spent on discussing other people and their habits. The difference between what guys and women gossip about? The study found that while guys love exchanging juicy tidbits of personal info, only about 5 percent of their gossip is malicious.

Scientists (at Cornell University) definitively proved that overhearing a cellphone conversation is more distracting than overhearing a normal conversation. It’s because you only hear a “half-a-logue,” which is less predictable and therefore requires more mental power to analyze and ignore.

The Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon is returning on October 24th. Kevin Hart is going to host the telethon with special guests Michael B Jordan, Eva Longoria, Jack Black and Josh Gad. Jerry Lewis used to host the MDA Telethon during Labor Day weekend.