January 16th is the 16th day of the year. There are 349 days remaining until the end of the year
There are 17 days left until Groundhog Day
There are 188 days left until we make the Summer turn (83- July 23)
Today is Appreciate a Dragon Day, International Hot and Spicy Food Day & National Fig Newton Day,
Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts cereal has hit store shelves at Walmart
Here’s a good Valentine’s Day suggestion for you . . . instead of buying candy AND flowers, buy a candy bouquet that’s BOTH. Walmart.com is selling a bunch of them this year, with Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, M&Ms, Kit Kats, and more. The $45 Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup one even comes with some fake orange flowers mixed in.
Netflix has announced its biggest price-hike in its 12-year history. The most popular plan will be bumped from $11 to $13 . . . so most subscribers will have to pay $2 more per month, or $24 more a year.
It’s been a few years since everyone first FREAKED over the so-called “polar vortex,” and now, it’s apparently back with a vengeance. The Associated Press says there’s a chance that this weekend’s playoff game between the New England Patriots and the Kansas City Chiefs could be one of the coldest games in NFL history.
Nike just unveiled new shoes that lace themselves . . . and you control them from a smart phone app.
It’s being held in Kansas City, and the National Weather Service is projecting an arctic blast to settle over the city at game-time. Temperatures at kickoff could range anywhere from 10 degrees to well below zero.
If you type “can you eat a” in Google, one of the top suggestions is “FLAMINGO.” Which means there have been lots of people wondering if you can eat a flamingo. Well . . . it’s illegal to eat one, but if you do, apparently their meat tastes kind of like duck but with a slightly fishy taste.
The IRS has ordered 50% of its employees back to work even though the government is shut down. More than 46,000 IRS workers are being forced to work without pay. The IRS released a statement saying; “We are committed to ensuring that taxpayers receive their refunds notwithstanding the government shutdown. I appreciate the hard work of the employees and their commitment to the taxpayers during this period.”
A 72-year-old grandma in England married a 19-year-old she met at her son’s funeral.