THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 4/25/13

HBO's "Game of Thrones" had 4.9 million viewers Sunday night, an all-time ratings record for the series.


People magazine has named 40-year-old Gwyneth Paltrow as the World's Most Beautiful Woman for 2013. Paltrow is married to Coldplay's Chris Martin. They have two children, Apple, 8, and Moses, 7.

Ben Affleck is going to only eat $1.50 worth of food a day for five days to promote awareness of extreme poverty.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson had to undergo emergency hernia surgery Monday after sustaining injuries from a wrestling match earlier this month.

Sharon Osbourne says she was "devastated" by her husband Ozzy's recent relapse, but she's not planning to get divorced.

Madonna's youngest brother, Anthony, has been homeless since losing his job a year and a half ago.

Maya Angelou is resting at home under doctor's orders after being hospitalized briefly.

Netflix is going to offer a family plan so that up to 4 people can share the same account.

Dan Aykroyd says he expects "Ghostbusters 3" to be filmed next year.

Former CIA Director David Petraeus has been named a visiting professor for City University of New York, starting August 1st.

According to a new survey, more than HALF of women would be willing to date a guy 30 years older than them.  Of course, the survey was done by a Sugar Daddy website, so it may not represent ALL women.  13% of women would date someone 50 years older . . . and 7% would date a guy 60 years older.

If you want to fall asleep faster, try WEARING SOCKS to bed.  As you're going to sleep, your blood redirects to your hands and feet.  Once they're warm, your blood circulates around the rest of your body, which makes you go to sleep.  By wearing socks, your feet can warm up faster, and your blood can circulate sooner.

A new study found that potential criminals get FREAKED OUT by a photo of someone's EYES.  They believe they're being watched . . . and are much less likely to steal. For the study, researchers put a poster of a man's eyes above some of the bike racks on campus.  The poster had the slogan, "We are watching you." And they found the bike racks with the eyes above them had 62% fewer thefts than the bike racks without the poster.  In fact, thieves clearly gravitated to the bike racks without the poster . . . because the thefts from those racks went UP 63%.

How rare are your physical traits?  About 8% of people have naturally blue eyes . . . 2% are naturally blonde . . . 10% have a second toe that's longer than their first toe . . . 11% have curly hair . . . 10% are left-handed . . . 20% have dimples . . . and 75% can roll their tongue. 

Even if you disagree with EVERY single idea PRESIDENT OBAMA has, you'll have to admit this is a GENIUS way to keep his daughters from getting TATTOOS.  He says he's told them if they ever get tattoos, quote, "mommy and me will get the exact same tattoo in the same place.  And we'll go on YouTube and show it off as a family tattoo." 

Yesterday, the Federal Reserve released the first images of the brand new $100 bill, which will go into circulation in October.  And it's covered in GOLD.  BEN FRANKLIN is next to a gold quill, a gold inkwell, and a gold number 100.  The back also has a gold 100 across the entire right side. 

There's a new iPhone app called 'Pikinis' that finds bikini photos of your Facebook friends.

A woman in Florida called 911 for help getting a refund . . . from her drug dealer.