THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Fri 04/13/18

April 13th is the 103rd day of the year. There are 262 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 45 days until Memorial Day

There are only 5 ½ months until our average first snowfall!!

Today is Blame Someone Else Day, International Skeptics Day, National Peach Cobbler Day and Scrabble Day

A town in the Netherlands created a road that plays music when you drive at the right speed.  They made rumble strips that would sound different pitches.  But they had to shut it down right after opening it, because it was annoying the people who live nearby.

Johnson and Johnson is going to start selling contact lenses next year that have the technology from transition lenses in glasses . . . so they get DARKER when you go outside.  The down side is they’ll probably give you FREAKY dark alien eyes

The hand dryers in public bathrooms are SPRAYING FECES all over your hands, according to a new study.  Researchers found the dryers suck up the fecal particles in the air, and then blow them right back out.

 

How many people will you KISS before you find “the one”?  According to a new study, women will kiss 22 people . . . and men will kiss 25.

 

Maybe take it easy this weekend.  A new study found drinking more than 10 alcoholic beverages a week can cut two years off your life.  And drinking twice that can cut five years off.

Tomorrow is National Ex-Spouse Day.  As far as unnecessary holidays go, that might be number one.  But it did produce this survey at least . . .A bunch of divorced people were asked to name the top things that ANNOYED them about their ex when they were together.  Here are the five most common answers . . .

  1. Selective hearing.  Meaning they ignored them or pretended not to hear something if they didn’t like it.
  2. Snoring.
  3. They were a control freak.  That was the number one complaint from men about women.  The top complaint from women was that guys had selective hearing.
  4. They were financially irresponsible.
  5. They avoided household chores.

 

Heather Locklear has pled not guilty to attacking several police officers during a domestic dispute at her house two months ago. Heather is due back in court in June.

Kevin Hart is going to host a new reality show called ”TKO”. The CBS series will pit competitors against one another in an obstacle course.

Charlize Theron is going to star in ”Atomic Blonde 2”. The movie will follow her spy character into the 1990s.

Martha Stewart is joining the competitive cooking show ”Chopped” as a judge.

Heinz may release a new product for summer called Mayochup. It’s a mix of Heinz Ketchup and Heinz Real Mayonnaise. Heinz will release the product if they receive 500,000 votes. Mayochup is currently only available in the Mideast

Colin Kaepernick’s tryout with the Seattle Seahawks was allegedly postponed because he was unwilling to give the team assurances that he would not kneel during National Anthem performances next season.

The Chicago Bulls asked if Loyola-Chicago’s Sister Jean could represent them at the NBA draft lottery in June. The NBA reportedly told the Bulls that it was against the rules.

Bill Belichick and his girlfriend Linda recently welcomed a new dog into their family. The Alaskan Klee Kai is named Nike. He is white, black and gray.

 

 

 

New Movies

Rampage (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan … Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson) tries to save a silverback gorilla named George after George comes in contact with a genetic experiment gone wrong.

Borg vs. McEnroe (Rated R) … STARRING:Shia LaBeouf … Shia LaBeouf plays McEnroe in a movie about the greatest rivalry in tennis.

Truth or Dare (Rated PG-13) .. STARRING:Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey … a game of “Truth or Dare” turns deadly when those who tell a lie or refuse the dare are killed

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Thurs 04/12/18

The FBI followed Russell Crowe around for almost two years in the early 2000s after they got a credible threat Al Qaeda was going to kidnap him as a “cultural destabilization plot.”

There are seven people who have keys that control the main database behind the entire Internet . . . they’re spread around the world and the keys are all in safe deposit boxes.

There’s only one U.S. Navy battleship that isn’t named for a state . . . the USS Kearsarge.  It’s named after a ship from the Civil War.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Thurs 04/12/18

April 12th is the 102nd day of the year. There are 263 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 83 days until the 4th of July (on a Wednesday this year)

There are 119 days until first Packers preseason game (somewhere between Aug 9-13)

Today is Drop Everything and Read Day, National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, National Licorice Day, National Only Child Day and Walk on Your Wild Side Day

The oldest man in the world is a guy in Japan who’s almost 113.  And his secrets for living a long life are:  eating dessert . . . and telling people off.

Heinz sells a mix of ketchup and mayo called Mayochup in the Middle East.  And they just put up a Twitter poll, where if they get 500,000 votes in five days, they’ll bring it to America . . . even though we already have PLENTY of sauces that mix ketchup and mayo.

OPEC is predicting a 14% jump in gas prices this summer.

Apparently, the hot new trend in plastic surgery is . . . a CANKLE REDUCTION.  And it’ll run you around $5,500 to have the fat sucked out of your voluptuous calf-ankle region.

Your odds of being audited by the IRS are lower than they’ve been in 15 years, mostly because of IRS budget cuts.  If you made less than $200,000 last year, you have about a 0.6% chance of an audit.  And people who made over $1 million have about a 4% chance.

 

13.5 million people watched Roseanne on Tuesday night

Jake Gyllenhaal tells China News Asia that he has no plans to replace Ben Affleck as Batman.

LA prosecutors are reviewing a sex crimes case against Kevin Spacey. LA County Sheriff’s presented the case to prosecutors on April 5th. No other details are available

Apple has been ordered to pay the VirnetX Holding Corp $502 million because their FaceTime technology infringed upon four of the company’s patents. The lawsuit has been in court for six years.

 

 

New Movies Opening Tonight

Rampage (Rated PG-13) … STARRING: Dwayne Johnson, Joe Manganiello, Jeffrey Dean Morgan … Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson) tries to save a silverback gorilla named George after George comes in contact with a genetic experiment gone wrong.

Borg vs. McEnroe (Rated R) … STARRING:Shia LaBeouf … Shia LaBeouf plays McEnroe in a movie about the greatest rivalry in tennis.

Blumhouse’s Truth or Dare (Rated PG-13) .. STARRING:Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey … a game of “Truth or Dare” turns deadly when those who tell a lie or refuse the dare are killed

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Wed 04/11/18

Fireball whiskey was originally developed as part of a line of flavored schnapps by Seagram in the mid ’80s.

There are people who speak about 800 different languages in Queens, New York . . . which is more than any other place in the world.

Those inflatable dancing tubes you see outside car dealerships have only been around since 1996.  They were originally invented as part of the opening ceremonies for the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Wed 04/11/18

April 11th is the 101st day of the year. There are 264 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 47 days until Memorial Day

There are 164 days until Fall begins  (Sat Sept 22)

Today is Barbershop Quartet Day, National Bookmobile Day, National Cheese Fondue Day, National Eight-Track Tape Day, National Pet Day & School Librarians’ Day

Krispy Kreme is introducing a new line of cookie-topped donuts. The new flavors will include Cookies and Cream, Chips Ahoy and Nutty Butter.

Ice Breakers is now selling Ice Cube Glitter Gum. The gum tastes like a Summer snow cone.

People are now putting dill pickle slices on top of Oreo cookies. The sweet and sour taste is what’s attracting people to the unusual snack

Taco Bell is testing a new breakfast item called the French Toast Chalupa. The French toast is folded like a taco shell and then stuffed with scrambled eggs and meat. It sells for $2.49.

Apple is launching a red iPhone 8 and a red iPhone 8 Plus. A percentage of each phone’s sales will go to the Global Fund to fight HIV and AIDS. The phones sell for $699 and $799 respectively.

A 44-year-old mom in Florida is in the news, because she has 16 kids that she home schools . . . and she drives them to 88 sports practices a week.

The Environmental Working Group just released its list of the fruits and vegetables that are covered in the most pesticide.  Strawberries are #1 again, followed by spinach, nectarines, apples, and grapes.

“U.S. News & World Report” put out its annual list of the best places to live, and Austin, Texas is #1 for the second year in a row.  The rest of the top five are Colorado Springs . . . Denver . . . Des Moines . . . and Fayetteville, Arkansas

There’s a picture going viral that looks like a bunch of random color blobs.  But if you stare at it for a little while . . . it DISAPPEARS. It’s because of something called the Troxler Effect.  When you stare at something long enough, it causes your eyes to adjust and makes some parts fade out of your vision.  And the way this picture is designed, it makes the colors fade.

Do onion rings and chicken nuggets make good pizza toppings?  There’s a shop in England that’s selling pizzas with them on top . . . but there aren’t any reviews on how they taste.

Necco Wafers may be one of the WORST candies ever, but they’re having a massive surge of popularity right now.  It’s because the company that makes them announced last month that they’d probably be going out of business soon . . . and their sales jumped 63%.

Comedy Central is planning a Bruce Willis roast that will tape this summer. Bruce released a statement saying; “This ain’t the first time I’ll be tied to a chair and held hostage by a group of humorless ass***** for a couple hours,”

OPEC is predicting a 14% jump in gas prices this summer.

 

 

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Tues 04/10/18

Only two presidents have ever taken a pension:  Harry Truman, because he felt like accepting any corporate money after he was president wasn’t right so he needed the money to live . . .And Herbert Hoover, who took it so Truman wouldn’t be embarrassed he was the only one.

The best selling song in French history is a Christmas song called “Petit Papa Noel”.  The second best selling song of all time in France is . . . the “Chicken Dance”.

 The most common species of armadillos, the nine-banded armadillo, always gives birth to identical quadruplets.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Tues 04/10/18

April 10th is the 100th day of the year. There are 265 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 48 days until Memorial Day

There are 73 days until the days start getting shorter (Summer begins Thurs June 21)

Today is Golfer’s Day, National Be Kind To Lawyers Day, National Cinnamon Crescent Day, National Farm Animals Day, National Library Workers Day, Safety Pin Day and National Sibling Day

It’s Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s.  You can get a free scoop if you stop by any of their locations between noon and 8:00 P.M. tonight.

For the first time in a while, you’ll be able to buy Mountain Dew Baja Blast in stores starting April 23rd.  For the past two years, it’s only been sold at Taco Bell.

Pop-Tarts is planning to release a new line of mash-up pastries. Their first one will feature brownie batter on one half and sugar cookie on the other

Two new Oreo flavors may be coming this summer. Oreo has yet to confirm if they will sell Good Humor Strawberry Shortcake and Rocky Road-flavored cookies. Oreo fans are now begging the company to release the cookies before July

According to a new study, people in North America watch more TV than anyone else in the world.  We watch an average of four hours and three minutes a day, which is WELL above the worldwide average of just under three hours. The study also found that American TV shows are the most popular worldwide.  British shows are second.

A guy recently ate one of the world’s hottest peppers in a contest, and he ended up in the hospital with a condition that messes with the blood vessels in your brain and causes painful headaches.  Fortunately for him, it eventually went away and didn’t cause any permanent damage.

Someone in Michigan called 911 last week because they wanted help killing a SPIDER.  And the cops actually went . . . but by the time they got there, the spider was gone.

 

 

 

Black Panther will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on May 15th.

Russell Crowe has officially divorced Danielle Spencer.

Ben Affleck has purchased a $19 million Pacific Palisades, California home. The estate is near Jennifer Garner’s house.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively want more children. A source tells the paper; “They are planning on having more kids, but they may have to wait another year due to busy work schedules.”

A contestant on “Wheel of Fortune” lost out on a seven-thousand-dollar puzzle last night because he said “flamingo” instead of “flamenco” . . . even though the whole word was already spelled out on the board.

 

An attempted squirrel monkey theft at The Wellington Zoo in New Zealand was recently foiled after the monkeys fought back. The zoo believes someone used bolt cutters to break into the enclosure after hours, but was scared off when the monkeys began defending themselves. A spokesman says; “[The monkeys]are all doing well and we’re keeping them all together so they can support each other while they settle back into their daily routine. We’ll be keeping a close eye on them over the next few days.”

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Mon 04/09/18

Corona didn’t pay to have their beer featured in the “Fast and Furious” franchise . . . the producers just picked it because it fit the vibe of the characters.  The free product placement has been worth at least $15 million to Corona.

If you spell out every number, eight is the first number alphabetically . . . zero is last.  And one billion is the first number that has a “b.”

You’re required to have a net worth of at least $1.5 million to open a Taco Bell franchise.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW – Mon 04/09/18

April 9th is the 99th day of the year. There are 266 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 49 days left until Memorial Day

There 363 days until National Beer Day (Sunday April 7)

Today is National Cherish an Antique Day, National Name Yourself Day, National Chinese Almond Cookie Day

Over in England, they eat something called a “chip sandwich” . . . which is literally just French fries between two pieces of bread.  There’s no meat or anything.  It’s just fries and bread, with maybe some ketchup on top. And apparently, these sandwiches are FINALLY on their way over here.  A tweet about chip sandwiches recently went viral, so now Americans are talking about them . . . and really, it’s about time.

Someone at Thrillist.com just ranked all 16 Doritos flavors.  And they put Cool Ranch way down at number 11.  That’s lower than things like Salsa Verde, Spicy Sweet Chili, and Poppin’ Jalapeño.  The writer admitted he’s just not a Ranch guy.  But is that really a fair ranking then?

A new survey asked people:  How many times do you wear a pair of underwear before you wash them?  And while you’d THINK they all said, “Um, once?” . . . that didn’t happen. Apparently, 31% of men and 10% of women wear their underwear two times or MORE before they wash ’em.  And 3% turn their underwear inside out before they wear them the second time.  I don’t know if that makes it better or worse. And 31% of people wear their gym clothes at least three times before they wash them.

Apparently, some researchers at MIT have invented a new device that has the ability to read your thoughts and send them to a computer.  So yes, everything in your inner monologue would suddenly become your outer monologue. Right now the device is just a prototype, and there’s no word on when they could take the technology mainstream . . . but let’s hope it takes a LONG time.

 

 

 

 

 

UFC president Dana White tells Fox that Conor McGregor’s attack on a bus full of UFC fighters was not staged. “This has nothing to do with Conor being stripped… he loaded up the plane full of guys from Ireland, flew over here and coordinated this attack.”

Ratings for the Masters jumped by 40% this past weekend because Tiger Woods was playing in the event. ESPN enjoyed the biggest jumps on Thursday and Friday. Tiger finished +1 for the tournament. Patrick Reed won the Masters by shooting -15 under. He beat Rickie Fowler by one stroke and Jordan Spieth by two strokes. Donald Trump Tweeted: ”Congratulations to Patrick Reed on his great and courageous MASTERS win! When Patrick had his amazing win at Doral 5 years ago, people saw his great talent, and a bright future ahead. Now he is the Masters Champion!”

College basketball’s Cinderella team, the Loyola-Chicago Ramblers, will sing ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame” during the 7th inning stretch of the Cubs’ home opener today

Jennie Garth is divorcing her husband of three years, Dave Abrams. They have been separated since August.

Sylvester Stallone, who is in Philadelphia filming Creed II, recently stunned fans when he stopped by the famous Rocky statue. Fans chanted ”Rocky, Rocky” and took pictures

Nine West filed for bankruptcy on Friday. The women’s clothing and footwear company is more than $1 billion in debt. Nine West Holdings is looking to sell their business

Kyle Busch won yesterday’s NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway. He beat out Kevin Harvick, Jamie McMurray and Eric Jones

Here are this past weekend’s box office results.

  1. A Quiet Place — $50 million (the movie cost $17 million to produce)
  2. Ready Player One — $25.1 million
  3. Blockers — $21.4 million

RANDOM TIDS & BITS- Fri 04/06/18

Ronald Reagan was the first U.S. president who ever had a divorce.  He married an actress named Jane Wyman in 1940 . . . they got divorced eight years later in 1948.  President Trump is the second.

To keep kids from cheating on their university entrance exams, Uzbekistan literally shuts off the entire Internet in the country on test day.

Everyone in North Korea named Kim Jong Un had to legally change their name once he took power, because it’s illegal to have the same name as the Supreme Leader.