THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Wed 1/13/21-

January 13th is the 13th day of 2021. There are 352 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 32 days remaining until Valentine’s Day

There are 34 days remaining until Mardi Gras

Today is … National Peach Melba Day, National Sticker Day, Rubber Duckie Day and Make Your Dream Come True Day

— On this date in 1930, the Mickey Mouse comic strip first appeared

No one won last night’s Mega Millions lottery jackpot so Friday’s drawing is worth $750 million with a lump sum cash payout of $550.6 million

Tonight’s Powerball jackpot is worth $550 million. The odds of winning the jackpot are 1 in 292 million. The lump sum cash payout is $411.4 million, of which $98.7 million will be withheld because of taxes. If a single winner did not make a large charitable contribution, then another 13%, or $53.5 million would go to the IRS.

Klondike is releasing a new line of shakes that come in frozen pouches.

Starting next month, you’ll be able to get Girl Scout Cookies delivered right to your door.  They’re partnering with Grubhub for deliveries during the pandemic. 

A study analyzed thousands of Instagram posts to see which states love BACON the most.  Nebraska is first, followed by West Virginia, Iowa, Colorado, and Connecticut. Wisconsin came in at #10.

Here’s a simple way to have a happier marriage: touch while sleeping. In a study (University of Herfordshire), 94 percent of couples who touched while sleeping said they were happier. For couples who are hands-off (and arms and legs and toes), only 68 percent are happy.… The strongest warm, fuzzy feelings came from couples who slept less than an inch apart. More than 30 inches spelled bad news.

A guy in San Francisco lost the password to get into his Bitcoin digital wallet . . . which is worth $234 MILLION.  After 10 wrong guesses at the password, the drive will encrypt forever.  And he’s already guessed wrong eight times.

King Tut’s remains are being moved to a new museum in Egypt . . . and some people are worried about moving his cursed body. 

New Mexico State University is preparing to host the world’s largest conference dedicated to chili peppers. The 2021 New Mexico Chile Conference is February 2 and will be all virtual this year. The university’s Chile Pepper Institute has been organizing the annual conference for about three decades.… The conference draws experts in breeding, processing, pest management and sustainable ways to give growers a competitive advantage.

Someone in Texas tried to get rid of their Christmas tree by putting it in their fireplace on Saturday.  But the fire spread to their living room . . . and they needed the fire department to put it out before the house burned down. 

55% of Americans say they made a significant change to their home last year, according to a new survey . . . such as new furniture, painting, new art on the walls, or something else.