THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW Mon 2/22/21-

February 22nd is the 53rd day of 2021. There are 312 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 41 days remaining until Easter

Today is .. National Margarita Day, National Cook a Sweet Potato Day, World Thinking Day and Be Humble Day

— On this date in 1630, Indians introduce pilgrims to popcorn, at Thanksgiving

— On this date in 1821, Spain sells Eastern Florida to United States for $5 million

Some Texans are receiving $10,000 to $15,000 utility bills because they did not have fixed-rate electric plans, but rather variable rate plans. The wholesale price of electricity shot up by 10,000% when the recent Winter storms hit the state

Starbucks has added a Spring Fling Frappuccino to their secret menu. The vanilla bean Frappuccino is infused with passion tea, guava juice, strawberry syrup, matcha powder and whipped cream 

Del Hall, of Cincinnati, Ohio, gave up food for Lent. He is on a liquid Lent diet that includes beer, water, coffee and herbal tea. He has lost almost six pounds since last Wednesday. Hall successfully completed beer diets in 2019 and 2020. He lost 40 pounds each year and says his blood pressure and cholesterol improved because of his beer diet 

The newest TikTok challenge is something most women can do, but most guys can’t.  You start by getting down on all fours and resting your face in your hands . . . then remove one elbow at a time . . . and try to get back up on your knees without pushing off the floor.  Women seem to be able to do it pretty easily because their center of gravity is in their hips . . . while men fall on their faces because their center of gravity is in their chest.  Just try it on a soft surface.  One couple went viral after they both did it, and the guy fell on his face. 

We ask for them every holiday, but are your gift cards collecting dust? Right now, $21 billion in unredeemed gift cards are just sitting in our wallets. A Bankrate survey found that the average adult has $167 in unused gift cards and store credit.

Here are the most common names of influencers on Instagram, based on a new study.  The top female names are Hannah and Chloe . . . and the top male names are Jamie and Jack.

Thinking about adding a new member to the family? Scientists at Boston University say that couples tend to achieve conception at a quicker rate during the late fall or early winter. All in all, couples in the United States are most likely to start trying for a baby in September, but they actually have much better odds of conceiving a few months later — late November, early December.

Real runners don’t take walking breaks, do they? Jen A. Miller, the author of Running: A Love Story, says they do. She tells the New York Times that when a friend suggested she run her first distance race by adding walk breaks, it startled her. She felt like a failure after racing in five marathons and walking for periods in four of them. Then she did her research. A study in the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport that found those taking regular walking breaks during a race can finish at the same time as those who run the whole way. And the ones who didn’t run the whole way suffered far less wear and tear of their bodies.

Season two of ”Tiger King” will be debut sometime in March or April.