THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Fri 2/19/21-

February 19th is the 50th day of 2021. There are 315 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 23 days remaining until Daylight Saving Time starts

Today is .. National Chocolate Mint Day, National Tartar Sauce Day, International Tug-of-War Day, National Caregivers Day and Confession Day

This Week is … Brotherhood / Sisterhood Week, Jell-O Week, National Hero Week, National Pancake Week and National Salute to Veteran Patients Week

— On this date in 1968, the first nationwide broadcast of Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood aired on PBS

— On this date in 1984, Van Halen’s ”Jump” hits #1

— On this date in 1985, Cherry Coke debuted

— On this date in 2004, Koch Entertainment signed William Hung to a record deal

48 million tons of snow has fallen on Chicago in the last three weeks 

A plumber in Texas says he’s had more than 2,200 calls in 24 hours because of issues with bursting pipes. 

Starbucks is celebrating St Patrick’s Day by adding a Shamrock Tea to their secret menu. Here’s how to order it: Order an Iced Venti Green Tea Latte with coconut milk . . . add a splash of lemonade . . . and add two scoops of vanilla bean powder.

Skittles is rolling out a new product right now called “Impossible Egg Hunt” Skittles.  They’re fun-size packages that are printed with camouflage so they’ll be trickier for kids to find during Easter hunts. The packages have five designs:  Grass . . . tree bark . . . asphalt . . . kitchen tile . . . and snow.  The other side of the package has regular Skittles branding, so make sure to hide these camouflage-side up. You should be able to find these in stores now. 

Jameson Whiskey wants to pay people to skip work on St. Patrick’s Day.  They’re holding a contest where they’ll give 1,000 people $50 if they pledge to take the day off. 

If you gave the “Dry January” challenge a try this year, but couldn’t pull it off — you’re far from alone. The average American only lasted 10 days.

Things You Didn’t Know Yesterday – Three fascinating facts.

• Every person has a unique tongue print.
• Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
• There’s no such thing as a negative calorie food. Even celery has calories.