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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 7/25/14

July 25th is the 206th day of the year. There are 159 days remaining until the end of the year

Today is Christmas in July, Merry-Go-Round Day, National Talk in An Elevator Day, Culinarians Day and National Hot Fudge Sundae Day

The families of the passengers, who died when Malaysian Airlines flight 17 was shot down, are having to cancel their credit cards and cell phones because looters are now using them. Some grieving family members were stunned when their loved one's cell phones were answered by thieves. Other looters are hauling parts of the plane to scrap yards for cash.

In Bath, England, fragments of a man's false teeth were found in his windpipe eight years after he thought he lost them in a traffic accident. Mike Russell had suffered severe breathing difficulties for years until doctors finally found four front teeth, still attached to a dental plate, wedged above the entrance to his right lung. They were removed in ten minutes and his breathing improved immediately.

 Hollywood announced that Amazing Spider-Man 3 has been pushed back until 2018. [Right behind Avengers 14 and Iron Man 27.]

WE REALLY LIKE TO DRINK BEER - Bourbon may be booming and more wineries are cropping up all over the nation, yet Americans still prefer a cold brew over a glass of wine or whiskey. According to Gallup, 41% of U.S. drinkers say they typically drink beer, compared with 31% who generally prefer wine and 23% who reach for liquor. It's the biggest gap between beer and wine in six years.

MAN STEALS 30,000 ICE TEAS - Police in China have detained a man who stole 30,000 bottles of iced tea worth $27,000 and emptied them so that he could sell off the plastic.

BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH WANTS TO PLAY BATMAN - Ben Affleck may already have a successor on his tail: Benedict Cumberbatch. At Comic-Con Thursday the Sherlock star responded to a fan's question over what classic comic book character he would most want to play. He replied, "Batman, I guess, yeah."

Fooddiggity claims Root Beer Float Oreos are now available in select stores

A pot shop in Irvine, California is selling marijuana Twinkies. A two-pack of 'Dankies' sell for $10. The Twinkie cream has been replaced with a cream infused with 1,000 mg of THC.

Facebook is worth $195 billion. Mark Zuckerberg earned $1.6 billion yesterday pushing his worth to $33.3 billion

Kelsey Grammer and wife Kayte are the proud parents of a new baby boy named Gabriel. He weighed 8lbs 2oz. Female First quotes Kelsey as previously saying: "I think we'll have at least two more, if not three or four. I think it's a great way to live a life."

Comic-Con has banned Google Glasses

Weird Al's chart-topping CD "Mandatory Fun" has already been illegally downloaded 40,000 times

InTouch Weekly claims Portia de Rossi wants a baby. A source tells the mag: ''All Portia can talk about is beginning a new chapter in their lives and starting a family.''

PRESIDENT OBAMA was in L.A. on Wednesday for some fundraisers, and several streets were closed off for his motorcade.  But there was a pregnant woman sitting at a bus stop on one of those streets who went into LABOR . . . and she couldn't go to her hospital across the street for HALF AN HOUR because it was closed.  She DID eventually make it to the hospital . . . there's no word on when she gave birth.

ABC says Christian Louboutin's new nail polish will cost $50 a bottle. Each bottle has less than half an ounce

Beer is the most popular alcoholic beverage in America for the ninth year in a row, according to a new poll.  Overall, 64% of Americans drink alcohol and the average person has 4.1 drinks per week. 

A 26-year-old who'd never flown before got drunk on a flight to Dublin, and tried to open one of the airplane doors . . . because he thought it was a BATHROOM.  It's impossible to open those doors by the way, because of the air pressure.  But he still got arrested and fined.

A bar in London is hosting "pheromone parties" for single people . . . where you decide who you want to go out with by sniffing DIRTY T-SHIRTS.

There's a new wristband coming out called the Pavlok that's supposed to motivate you to exercise more . . . by SHOCKING YOU if you skip a workout.  It also automatically posts a message on your Facebook page about it. 

A 68-year-old guy robbed a bank in Denver on Tuesday morning . . . wearing a t-shirt that had his first name on it.  He also drove his own car to the robbery, so when the cops ran the plates they got his name . . . and his t-shirt confirmed it.  He was arrested less than five hours later.

Three thieves recently stripped naked before stealing 60 frozen burgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach, Florida. The men were caught on camera before fleeing. They are still at large.

TMZ claims Trina and Dino Adam are suing the LA Kings for ruining their sex lives. The grandparents were at the L.A. Kings Icetown sports center in Riverside for their granddaughter's birthday party when a puck hit Trina in the head. She got knocked out. Dino caught her before she hit the floor. As a result of the accident, Trina suffers from nausea, headaches, mood swings, memory loss and more. The Adam's suit claims Dino has lost the "enjoyment of sexual relations" with his wife.

The NY Post citing NASA claims Earth had a near miss with a solar flare on July 23, 2012. Researcher Daniel Baker, of the University of Colorado, tells the paper: “If it had hit, we would still be picking up the pieces. I have come away from our recent studies more convinced than ever that Earth and its inhabitants were incredibly fortunate that the 2012 eruption happened when it did. If the eruption had occurred only one week earlier, Earth would have been in the line of fire. According to a study by the National Academy of Sciences, the total economic impact could exceed $2 trillion or 20 times greater than the costs of a Hurricane Katrina. Multi-ton transformers damaged by such a storm might take years to repair.”

New Movies This weekend:

Hercules (Rated PG-13) ... Starring: Dwayne Johnson. Everyone knows the legend of Hercules and his twelve labors. Our story begins after the labors, and after the legend…Haunted by a sin from his past, Hercules has become a mercenary. Along with five faithful companions, he travels ancient Greece selling his services for gold and using his legendary reputation to intimidate enemies. But when the benevolent ruler of Thrace and his daughter seek Hercules' help to defeat a savage and terrifying warlord, Hercules finds that in order for good to triumph and justice to prevail... he must again become the hero he once was... he must embrace his own myth... he must be Hercules.

Lucy (Rated R) ... Starring: Scarlett Johansson, Morgan Freeman. From "La Femme Nikita" and "The Professional" to "The Fifth Element," writer/director Luc Besson has created some of the toughest, most memorable female action heroes in cinematic history. Now, Besson directs Scarlett Johansson in "Lucy," an action-thriller that tracks a woman accidentally caught in a dark deal who turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

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