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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 6/06/14

D-DAY ANNIVERSARY - Today is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. In the military, D-Day is the day on which a combat attack or operation is to be initiated. The best known D-Day is June 6, 1944 - the day of the Normandy landings - initiating the Western Allied effort to liberate mainland Europe from Nazi occupation during World War II. The Normandy landings were codenamed Operation Neptune.

At a zoo in Spain a worker in a gorilla costume was mistakenly shot by the vet with a tranquilizer gun. The vet thought one of the gorillas had escaped. [You would think the baseball cap and cell phone would have been a giveaway.]

TACO BELL WILL SOON SELL THE QUESARITO - Starting June 9, you can order something called the Quesarito off the Taco Bell menu. It's basically a burrito-quesadilla hybrid, meaning that it's your basic burrito, but with a grilled, cheesy tortilla wrapped around it.

Lifetime has announced a new reality show that will follow young parents who decide to have their babies outside of a hospital setting, in the middle of nature. The show will be called “Born in the Wild” and it will show the mothers giving birth surrounded by the beauty of nature and away from any doctors or modern medicine. Some critics say the show could kick off a dangerous trend, and put the lives of babies and their mothers in danger.

With President Obama's approval rating still deep underwater, a new survey from Fox News finds that Americans generally think George W. Bush ran a more "competent" administration. In the survey, 48 percent said Bush's White House was more competent, while 42 percent picked Obama's.

The Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority sent out books to every junior in the state, outlining what they need to know while preparing for college.  There's only one small problem: the word "Kentucky" is misspelled on the spine of the book. (They forgot the second “K”) Several schools, parents, and even state officials have let them know about the mistake, but to reprint and redistribute them would cost about $70,000, so they opted to just - in her words - "deal with the egg on our face."

BOGUS COP PULLED OVER REAL DETECTIVE - Police say a man impersonating an officer is in trouble in Florida. The 20-year-old activated a flashing blue light while driving behind another vehicle. The driver pulled over and told the fake cop he was a real police detective - and charged him with impersonating a police officer.

Londoner John Clarkson is selling a Spam donut in honor of National Donut Day today. The Spam patty is baked in between the glazed donut. The donut is then dipped in batter and fried.

Brazilian Men Invent Vuvuzela Replacement Horn For World Cup ... The World Cup has banned Vuvuzela horns from all games. Two Brazilian entrepreneurs have invented The Diabalica [PR: DEE-uh-buh-LEE-kuh], a collapsable horn that fits in soccer fans' pockets

The Greenville, North Carolina police recently arrested Randall Streeter after they found drugs hidden in his belly button. Streeter, who is 5'5" and weighs 315 pounds, had 150 bags of heroin in his car and 40 bags of heroin, crack and Percocet pills hidden in his navel. He is being held on a $1,000,000 bond.

There's a video of a woman in England who tries to lean in for a selfie at a bar . . . and accidentally sets her hair on FIRE with a candle.  Fortunately she puts it out quickly.  But it's a good reminder to be careful . . . AND a good reminder not to shoot your videos VERTICALLY, because she was trying to squeeze in to the narrow frame. 

Digital Spy claims Mark Wahlberg and Will Ferrell are in talks to star in Daddy's Home about a radio exec (Will) who tries to be the best stepdad he can despite intervention from the childrens' real father (Mark).

A guy in China dropped his new smart phone into a toilet this week . . . and in China, that toilet was really just a hole in the ground.  So he stuck his arm in to get it back . . . and got stuck.  It took SIX HOURS for firemen to get him out . . . and his phone was ruined. 

Contact Music claims Kevin Spacey was performing in a London play on Wednesday when an audience member's cell phone rang. Kevin said: ''Either you answer that or I will''.

Sprint wants to buy T-Mobile for $32 billion

Complex.com claims Denzel Washington may star in the remake of The Magnificent Seven, about seven gunslingers, who protect a town from outlaws

'Duck Dynasty' stars Phil and Alan Robertson are releasing the 'Duck Commander' Faith And Family Bible in October

TV Land is honoring Ann B Davis with a Brady Bunch marathon tomorrow featuring Alice's greatest episodes

A guy in India has been walking BACKWARDS everywhere he goes for the past 25 YEARS to protest violence and raise awareness.  Ironically, he's getting more press now than he ever has . . . because he revealed that he's been walking backwards so long, he CAN'T walk normally anymore.  His body has forgotten how.

IN THEATERS - Edge of Tomorrow (PG-13) and The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13)

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