THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Mon 1/11/21-

January 11th is the 11th day of 2021. There are 354 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 22 days remaining until Groundhog Day

There are 34 days remaining until Valentine’s Day

Today is … Milk Day, National Gluten-Free Day, International Thank You Day, National Clean Off Your Desk Day, National Hot Toddy Day (a hot toddy is just tea with lemon, honey, and whiskey, and cloves) and Secret Pal Day

— On this date in 1569, the first lottery took place

— On this date in 1964, Billboard published its first Country and Western Albums chart. Johnny Cash got the first #1 with Ring of Fire.

No one won Saturday’s Powerball jackpot so Wednesday’s drawing is worth $550 million with a lump sum cash payout of $411.4 million.

No one won Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot so Tuesday’s drawing is worth $600 million with a lump sum cash payout of $442.4 million.

Kellogg’s is selling a new Pop Tart flavor called Lemon Groove. It tastes like pink lemonade 

Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles ice creams just went on sale.  There’s no word yet on which stores will have them.

Mountain Dew just introduced a watermelon flavor, which is apparently its first new flavor in a decade. 

Jack Link’s is celebrating Valentine’s Day by selling a fur-covered heart-shaped box of beef jerky. It is available at Target for $7.99.

Police in Pennsylvania got a call last week about two CHICKENS who were harassing customers at a McDonald’s.  They rounded up the chickens and reunited them with their owner.

A dog DNA company just released the results of their study on the most popular dog names of last year.  And for female dogs, the name “Luna” was SO big, people picked it almost three times more than the second-most popular name, which was Daisy. And Luna isn’t just popular for dogs . . . it’s becoming a very popular name for HUMANS as well.  According to BabyCenter, Luna was the 18th most popular name for girls last year, up from 22nd in 2019.  And it’s been gradually getting more popular since 1995. The 10 most popular female dog names last year were:  Luna . . . Daisy . . . Bella . . . Lucy . . . Penny . . . Stella . . . Lola . . . Piper . . . Ruby . . . and Willow. And the 10 most popular male dog names last year were:  Cooper . . . Milo . . . Finn . . . Charlie . . . Tucker . . . Ollie . . . Bear . . . Max . . . Loki . . . and Moose.

The pandemic has caused a big skateboard shortage, and a lot of shops are still having trouble stocking boards, wheels, and other gear.

So there’s a discussion right now on Reddit where people are sharing the subtle red flags in a job interview . . . the little things an interviewer might say that give you a hint that the job isn’t going to be amazing.

Here are some of the best ones . . . all of which are pretty big giveaways that the job is going to expect big things of you beyond what they’re paying you.

1.  “Well, overtime isn’t mandatory, but most folks stick around after hours most days.”

2.  “What clients can you bring with you?”

3.  “There are a lot of people who’d love to work here, so you’re lucky.”

4.  “We don’t like to watch the clock and don’t want people who are just here for the paycheck.”

5.  “We’re a family.” 

A new study looked at how long you could live off a million bucks if you retired in all 50 states.  The cheapest is Mississippi, where it would last over 23 years.  The most expensive is Hawaii, where it would only last 10 years and three months

NFL Playoff Schedule .. Divisional Round Next Weekend

Saturday January 16th
Los Angeles at Green Bay … 3:35 p.m. on Fox
Baltimore at Buffalo … 7:15 p.m. on NBC

Sunday January 17th
Cleveland at Kansas City … 2:05 p.m. Eastern on CBS
Tampa Bay at New Orleans … 5:40 p.m. Eastern on Fox