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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 2/11/14

A new report claims that 70-million Americans are taking mind-altering drugs.

So far, the TV ratings are down from the Vancouver Winter Games four years ago. The opening ceremonies on Friday attracted an audience of 31.7 million on average in prime time, compared with 32.6 million for Vancouver.

The creator of "Flappy Birds" pulled the game from App stores after he said the game had ruined his life.

An Arizona teen made a video and stuck it on YouTube, inviting Miley Cyrus to be his prom date. He's still dateless for the prom, but she did invite him to join her backstage at an upcoming Arizona concert.

Jimmy Fallon had 6.6-million viewers for his final Late Night show, his biggest audience ever.

Marc Anthony and his 22-year-old girlfriend have split after dating a year.

The Westminster Kennel Club's Dog Show is underway this week in New York. The canine version of the Olympics.

President Obama is hosting the president of France this week, as he visits the U.S.

Missouri defensive lineman Michael Sam hopes to be the first openly gay player in the NFL, as he officially comes out before the NFL draft.

A record number of U.S. citizens renounced their U.S. citizenship in 2013.

Tokyo got 8-inches of snow, the heaviest snowfall in decades.

A surveillance video has surfaced and it's not going to help out Justin Bieber in that "egging the neighbor's house" allegation.

Shia LaBeouf put on quite a scene at the Berlin Film Festival, first walking out of a press conference for the film "Nymphomaniac Volume I" and then wearing a paper bag over his head at the red carpet premiere.

Former SNL cast member Victoria Jackson is running for a county commissioner's seat in Tennessee.

Yes, Subway is going to quit adding that ingredient used to make yoga mats to their buns. But McDonalds, Wendy's, Burger King and Jack in the Box will continue using it.

 We human beings never seem to run out of ways to embarrass our species. The latest example is a blog called Selfies With Homeless People. Some of the homeless people seem to be "willing" participants; others are oblivious. The site is curated by the same person who created Selfies At Funerals and, before that, Selfies At SeriousPlaces. 

  
U2, TIMBERLAKE, OBAMA TO APPEAR ON NEW FALLON SHOW _ Jimmy Fallon is premiering his new show with a bang. NBC announced Monday that Will Smith will appear on the February 17 debut of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. U2 will perform. Justin Timberlake will close out the week, which will also include appearances by first lady Michelle Obama, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Kristen Wiig and Jerry Seinfeld.

Science has figured out the recipe for a HAPPY COUPLE.  The key is to have five positive interactions for every ONE negative interaction.  Positive interactions are things like reacting well to the other person's good news, giving them compliments, showing appreciation, and doing nice things.

A new poll says your wife or girlfriend might want an APPLIANCE for Valentine's Day.  But it has to be the RIGHT appliance . . . not, like, a vacuum cleaner.  The two gifts women want the most are a JUICER and a Keurig coffee maker.

ThinkGeek.com is now offering the Tactical Laser-Guided Pizza Cutter! For just $29.95 you can enjoy straight-line precision in those difficult eight-slice pizza formulations. The laser/flashlight scope attachment projects a line on your pizza so with a steady hand and a good eye you can have straight cuts every time.

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