THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- 7/10/13

An advertising agency is experimenting with placing commercials in your brain through the vibrations of windows on a train. Lean your head up against the window to rest and the vibrations would be synced to pass along a message.

Mariah Carey had to be rushed to the hospital while she was working on a new music video after she dislocated her shoulder on the set.

Randy Travis remains hospitalized in Texas in critical condition with a heart infection. The phrase "fighting for his life" has been used.

Elton John has canceled a show in London's Hyde Park due to appendicitis that will require surgery and antibiotics.

Meredith Vieira is heading back to daytime with "The Meredith Vieira Show." The syndicated program, which is expected to launch in fall 2014, will be produced and distributed by NBCUniversal.

Grocery monster Kroeger just got bigger, buying out Harris Teeter, an east coast chain of 200 stores.

You can go online to the Dunkin' Donuts shop and buy a t-shirt from them that proudly proclaims, "Friends don't let friends drink Starbucks."

So you know, the upcoming royal baby will have the honor of being the first Prince or Princess of Cambridge.

Yes, it's different over there. In Saudi Arabia, neither domestic violence nor spousal rape are prohibited by law.

Avril Lavigne and new husband Chad Kroeger have been spotted honeymooning in Italy.

Jenny McCarthy is in talks to join "The View" as a regular panelist when the show begins its 17th season this fall. The actress is seen as the heir apparent to Joy Behar, who will exit the ABC daytime show in August.

Saddam Hussein's half-brother has died of cancer in a Baghdad hospital while on death row. He had been sentenced to death several times but didn't live to see his punishment.

Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have tweeted the confirmation: they're married!! However, they'll have a big fancy wedding thing this fall.

Hostess Twinkies return to store shelves next week.

Taco Bell is now offering a burrito stuffed with Fritos.

EA has already removed Aaron Hernandez from NCAA Football 14 and Madden NFL 25.

The most popular car among car thieves these days... is a truck. The Ford F-250!

According to a new Gallup poll, most Americans still get their news from television. [I read that on Twitter.]

OBAMA CLAIMS BROCCOLI IS HIS FAVORITE FOOD _ President Barack Obama likes burgers and hot dogs, but when it came time to answer a kid journalist's question about his favorite food, broccoli was the first word that sprang from his lips Tuesday. at a White House event that recognized children who won a healthy recipe contest.

56% OF SOCIAL MEDIA USERS SUFFER FROM FOMO _  Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) is apparently a real thing for social media users. In fact, a new survey revealed 56% of social media users are afraid of missing out on events, news and important status updates if they are away from social networks.

 WOMAN SCREAMS FOR BOYFRIEND TO END FARTING _ When neighbors reported a woman screaming for someone to stop what they were doing, police in Clawson, Michigan, thought they were responding to a domestic violence situation. It turns out the woman was screaming for her boyfriend to stop farting.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK EXITING THE VIEW FOR FOX AND FRIENDS _ Elisabeth Hasselbeck will exit The View to begin a gig as host of Fox and Friends in mid-September.

On Monday night, a couple was eating at a fancy Italian restaurant in Manhattan when the woman just decided to WHIP OFF HER SHIRT and sit there TOPLESS.  It's actually legal for women to be topless in public in New York City . . . but NOT inside a restaurant where it violates that "no shirt, no shoes" health code.  The manager escorted the couple out, but no charges will be filed.

I can't BELIEVE this worked.  Last week, a 35-year-old woman in Scotland called in to jury duty to say she couldn't come in . . . because she was TOO DRUNK.  And somehow, the judge let her get away with it and DIDN'T hold her in contempt . . . after she told him she was drinking because she'd just broken up with her boyfriend.

This happened four years ago, but the story just surfaced now.  In October of 2009, a 41-year-old woman in New York overdosed on pain killers and muscle relaxants.  Doctors declared she had irreversible brain damage, so her family pulled the plug.  And just as doctors were about to remove her organs . . . she WOKE UP on the operating table.  The hospital was fined but her family decided not to sue.