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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Wed 7/16/14

July 16th is the 197th day of the year. There are 168 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 162 days remaining until Christmas

Today is Corn Fritters Day and National Personal Chef's Day

A Texas bank robber has been arrested. He was described by the teller as having an unusually strong body odor. [Police nabbed him days later trying to hold up a Bath and Body Works.]

KID'S POSTER FOR FREE PIANO CONCERT WENT VIRAL - Eight-year-old Dylan Spoering from Minneapolis put up a sign on his front lawn to invite the public to his free piano concert July 12. His neighbor and fellow musician Tommy Rehbein saw the sign and posted it on Facebook to help promote the event, saying "Wouldn't it be cool if a bunch of people showed up for his free concert?" Unbeknown to the little boy, the Facebook event went viral and hundreds showed up for the concert - in the rain.

ONE-SOCK DRUNK DRIVER - A driver was stopped by police in England (Northampton) and he apparently told them that one sock was off because he'd used it to wipe his rear in the middle of a field.

Jeff Goldblum and Emilie Livingston got engaged while on vacation in Hawaii. He is 61. She is 31

12 passengers were rescued yesterday after the Transformers 3D ride at Universal Orlando malfunctioned. No one was injured

Nick Lachey‘s wife Vanessa is pregnant with their second child

Fake iPhone 6's are being sold online in China. The phones are seling for $32

Hershey's raised the price of their Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Kit Kats, and other candies by 8% yesterday because of the higher cost of ingredients, transportation and utilities

Last year, Lay's ran that contest where they introduced new potato chip flavors like Sriracha and cheesy garlic bread, and people could vote on the best one.  Well, they just introduced four new flavors for this year's contest:  Cheddar bacon mac and cheese . . . wasabi ginger . . . mango salsa . . . and cappuccino. 

NASA says we're "very, very close" to finding another planet like Earth . . . which means we'd probably find signs of life there.

A Philadelphia 76ers fan has gotten a tattoo on his left butt cheek that reads: "76ers 2015 NBA champs"

Jose Santos is the world's oldest living man at 126. He was born on July 7 1888 just two months after slavery was abolished in Brazil. Jose has never been married, has no kids, walks on his own and eats four meals a day. He has no health problems despite smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for the last 50 years. Jose's doctor says:"He's one of our most with-it residents. He doesn't have high cholesterol, diabetes or high blood pressure.

A York, England judge has ruled that a restaurant manager must split his lottery winnings with a server named Fatih Ozcan. Ozcan had a dream in which he bought a winning lottery ticket and showed the cash to his boss. The next day, Ozcan begged his boss to buy a lottery ticket because of the dream he had. His boss did and won $1.7 million from one ticket. The manager refused to split the winnings so Ozcan sued and showed the judge a surveillance tape from the restaurant that showed him begging his boss to buy a ticket. Judge Mark Gosnell ruled: ''The plaintiff was "a strong believer in the power of dreams, he interpreted his own dream to mean that he and Mr. Kucukkoylu would win the lottery. I find that the effect of these conversations was that Mr. Kucukkoylu and Mr. Ozcan entered into a contract to jointly play the lottery on an equal basis''.

The Vermont Novelty Toaster Corporation is offering a new service where people can order pieces of toast with their Selfies on them. Each slice costs $75. Your image is toasted at a higher temp than the rest of the bread. The company will also place corporate logos on toast

A TSA agent in Orlando held up a guy with a District of Columbia driver's license . . . because he didn't think "District of Columbia" was a real place. 

Someone in Miami stole a Jeep on June 30th.  And on July 2nd, it turned up in Blaine, Washington.  That's a 3,400-mile drive that takes 48 hours, which means whoever stole it had to have driven it straight without taking a single real break.  The cops don't have any suspects yet.

These are the most ENDANGERED jobs in the U.S., based on their projected growth over the next decade:  Mail carrier . . . farmer . . . meter reader . . . newspaper reporter . . . and travel agent. 

You've been eating bananas wrong your entire life.  Some nutritionists now say you should eat bananas when they're GREEN . . . BEFORE they're ripe.  Oh, and you should eat the peel too.  In both cases, you'll wind up getting a lot more fiber, vitamins, and health benefits.

TV TONIGHT: 2014 ESPYS - Host Drake will be joined by the world's premier athletes at the 22nd annual celebration of the best moments from the year in sports (8p CT, ESPN).

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