THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Wed 2/17/21-

February 17th is the 48th day of 2021. There are 317 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is .. Random Acts Of Kindness Day, Ash Wednesday, Lent Begins, National Cabbage Day and Perfume Day

There are 43 days remaining until April Fools Day

— On this date in 1876, Sardines were first canned

— On this date in 1933, Blondie Boopadoop married Dagwood Bumstead in the comic strip, Blondie.

70.4% of America is covered in snow. That’s the highest number in a decade.

A survey asked people why they didn’t follow through with their “Dry January” plans to not drink last month.  And the most common answer was, “I FORGOT I was doing Dry January.” 

The Great Grape-Nuts Shortage of 2021 is coming to an end earlier than expected. For months, Grape-Nuts fans have been struggling to get their favorite cereal as a shortage hit the brand amid the pandemic and production issues. Parent company Post Consumer Brands shared in late January that the cereal would be back fully on shelves in the spring. But going into the weekend Post announced the cereal will be shipping at full capacity by mid-March.… To apologize for the shortage, the brand is holding a contest through March 19 where 10 fans will win free Grape-Nuts for a year. You can participate at facebook.com/grapenutscereal

A travel agency booked a family on the wrong flight, so they landed in Portland, Oregon, instead of Portland, Maine. 

Here’s a trick that might help you fall asleep faster:  Wear socks to bed.  According to a doctor slash TikTok star, when your feet are warm, it cools the rest of the body down, which tells your brain it’s time to sleep.  

If you believe “the truth is out there,” a large cattle ranch that borders Area 51 is up for sale right now.  The asking price is $4.5 million.

A woman on TikTok just posted a video showing her dad’s romantic Valentine’s Day gesture:  He tried to write the word “LOVE” by using a run tracking app.  But he TOTALLY failed, and wound up just making a random shape.  Still, the video shows him putting his heart into it, so he’s going viral for being so charming during his abject failure.