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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 7/18/14

July 18th is the 199th day of the year. There are 166 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 160 days remaining until Christmas

Today is Caviar Day

NUMBER FOR THE DAY - 200: Calories burned while watching a horror film - more than any other genre.

Gwyneth Paltrow was spotted at a restaurant on a date with a younger man. [She was seen cutting up his veggie burger.]

UROLOGIST GETS IT WRONG – TWICE - A surgeon from Australia has been suspended after he allegedly cut out a patient's healthy testicle and removing a wrong kidney.

Microsoft is cutting 18,000 jobs in the next year

CNN claims Gumny Bear Brats are gaining in popularity. Grundhofer’s Old-Fashioned Meats, located in Minnesota, came up with the idea as a joke

Do you flush the toilet in a public bathroom with your FOOT so you don't have to touch the handle?  In a new survey, just over HALF of Americans said yes.  The survey also found that 42% of us use paper towels to open the door when we leave a public bathroom.

Three new snowy white lion cubs have arrived at Siegfried & Roy's Secret Garden Habitat on the Las Vegas Strip. The 14-week-olds were born near Johannesburg, South Africa and will see the public for the first time today

A study found people in Denmark are genetically predisposed to be happy . . . so the more people with Danish DNA in a country, the happier that country is.

A couple in England rescued a kitten from a shelter in 1986 . . . and she's still alive today.  She just turned 28 . . . which is about 129 in human years.  And that makes her the world's oldest living cat.

If you won the lottery, would you keep working?  51% of Americans say YES . . . and 30% would stay at their current job.  Of the people who would quit if they won the lottery, 3% would go out in a blaze of glory and yell at their boss.

A 53-year-old drunk guy managed to pose as a TSA agent at San Francisco International Airport on Tuesday afternoon, and gave pat-downs to two women before he was caught.  He's facing charges for public drunkenness, and if investigators track down the women he groped, he'll be looking at more serious charges. 

A real estate blog just ranked the 50 states by how SCARY they are . . . using everything from natural disasters and the murder rate, to the number of clowns and dentists.  Florida is the scariest state, Georgia is second, and Texas is third.  North and South Dakota are the LEAST scary states. Wisconsin is 43rd.

 

A 29-year-old guy in Kentucky was arrested for shoplifting on Tuesday.  And while he was in jail, he called Domino's on his cell phone, posed as the cop who arrested him, and ordered five pizzas.  A good prank . . . that got him two FELONY charges for identity theft and impersonating a cop.

CBS claims rental car agencies in Denver are becoming a dumping ground for marijuana. Tourists are leaving the weed in their car because they can't take it home or through Denver International Airport. One employee tells CBS: “It happens pretty often. More during the weekends. Probably like four times a day. Me, I just throw it away. I don’t know about the others.” Another says: ''We try not to let it get to the car wash bay because those guys will take it.” Some travelers try and tip rental car employees with weed. Weed is legal in Colorado and a handful of other states.

IN THEATERS:

Planes: Fire & Rescue (Rated PG) ... Starring: Dane Cook, Julie Bowen. "Planes: Fire & Rescue" is a new comedy-adventure about second chances, featuring a dynamic crew of elite firefighting aircraft devoted to protecting historic Piston Peak National Park from raging wildfire. When world famous air racer Dusty (voice of Dane Cook) learns that his engine is damaged and he may never race again, he must shift gears and is launched into the world of aerial firefighting. Dusty joins forces with veteran fire and rescue helicopter Blade Ranger and his courageous team, including spirited super scooper Dipper (voice of Julie Bowen), heavy-lift helicopter Windlifter, ex-military transport Cabbie and a lively bunch of brave all-terrain vehicles known as The Smokejumpers. Together, the fearless team battles a massive wildfire and Dusty learns what it takes to become a true hero.

The Purge: Anarchy (Rated R) ... Starring: Frank Grillo. The New Founders of America invite you to celebrate your annual right to Purge in "The Purge: Anarchy."

Sex Tape (Rated R) ... Starring: Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel. When Jay (Jason Segel) and Annie (Cameron Diaz) first got together, their romantic connection was intense – but ten years and two kids later, the flame of their love needs a spark. To kick things up a notch, they decide – why not? – to make a video of themselves trying out every position in The Joy of Sex in one marathon three-hour session. It seems like a great idea – until they discover that their most private video is no longer private. With their reputations on the line, they know they're just one click away from being laid bare to the world... but as their race to reclaim their video leads to a night they'll never forget, they'll find that their video will expose even more than they bargained for.

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