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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 6/13/14

For the first time since 2000, a Full Moon will rise tonight on Friday the 13th. It won’t happen again for another 35 years.

The Stress Management Center and Phobia Institute estimates that $800 to $900 million is lost every time a Friday the 13th occurs. They say most of the loss stems from travelers, who avoid doing business or flying on Friday the 13th. National Geographic says between 17 million and 21 million people in the U.S. suffer from a fear related to the day.

The Dutch Centre for Insurance Statistics studied dates to see if Friday the 13th is really unlucky. Researchers concluded that the superstitious day is actually safer than an average Friday because fewer accidents and crime occur. Statistician Alex Hoen says he's still skeptical. "I find it hard to believe that it is because people are preventatively more careful or just stay home, but statistically speaking, driving is a little bit safer on Friday 13th."

Kayak claims flights on Friday the 13th are on average, $87 cheaper than flights on any other day

Several World Cup referees have taken a profanity crash course in the past. The better officials are fluent in 11 languages and may crack down on players who verbally abuse them and display poor sportsmanship. The British soccer team is thought to be the cruelest when it comes to commenting on the officiating.

A Londoner named James Jelly got his girlfriend to sign a World Cup contract that reads: - The replays of the goals are VERY important. I don’t care if I’ve seen them already. I want to see them again.- The fridge must be stocked up with beer / cider 24/7 - All love & affection must wait until half time or, when the games of have finished.- If you hear me call your name, be ready to: Grab me a drink / Grab me a snack / Get batteries for the remote.

Weber Grills says 49% of grill owners will grill on Father's Day

Budweiser has created a beer cup that turns into a vuvuzela. They are hoping to sell them to World Cup soccer fans at bars

TMZ claims Donald Sterling's neurological issues are so serious that he could not put numbers on a clock during a doctor's visit

Starbucks will soon begin offering wireless smartphone recharging at some of its restaurants

Former President George H.W. Bush celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday by skydiving

Fox is pulling ''I Wanna Marry Harry" from its schedule

MTV claims Brad Pitt's attacker Vitalii Sediuk has been doing his community service while wearing a shirt featuring Brad's face

In Weaver, Alabama a man pretending to be an FBI agent was taken into custody after he showed up at City Hall to arrest the mayor. [Here's a tip: If you're gonna pretend to be an FBI, agent don't use the names Mulder or Scully.]

'COOL KIDS' DON'T STAY COOL FOREVER- The "cool kids" in school may not be so cool when they grow up: A new study suggests the once-popular teens are at greater risk for relationship and drug problems in adulthood. 

This study is a DREAM for most people.  Researchers have found that kids who are cool in high school end up having WORSE LIVES than everyone else.  They're more likely to have bad relationships, commit more crimes, and develop drug problems

According to a new survey, 75% of us encourage our overweight friends to be unhealthy.  And the number one reason is because WE don't want to be the chubby one in the group.  Also because we worry that it might change the dynamic of the friendship, or that we might have to compete with them for dates.

A 28-year-old in Florida was arrested on Wednesday night for trying to sell marijuana to a cop . . . IN UNIFORM.  The guy also had his two-month-old with him . . . so he was arrested for possession with intent to sell and child neglect.

A 30-year-old woman in Florida was busted shoving eight lobster tails down her pants at a grocery store on Wednesday.  Her plan was to trade the gourmet lobster tails for the LEAST gourmet food in the country . . . a trip to a Chinese buffet.  She was charged with petty theft

According to a new study, your dog would rather EARN treats than get them for no reason. (Whereas cats are like, "What have you done for me lately?")

Some guy rigged up his 1991 Cadillac so it runs on WOOD.  He had to attach a huge wood-burner to the back of it.  But apparently it works.

61-YEAR-OLD GRAFFITI VANDAL LED POLICE ON CHASE - A old vandal led police on a chase on a toy scooter after allegedly scrawling graffiti across the Australian (Kingscliff) police station. Police intercepted the man a few blocks from the station after spotting the 61-year-old spraying words in orange paint on the building. Despite his age the man put up quite a fight, injuring two officers while they tried to arrest him.

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