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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Fri 8/8/14

August 8th is the 220th day of the year. There are 145 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 139 days remaining until Christmas

Today is International Cat Day, National Happiness Happens Day, National Frozen Custard Day and Zucchini Day

Anthony Weiner is opening a New York restaurant. The Rockaway Restoration Kitchen will serve healthy food and provide jobs to unemployed New Yorkers.

BSO Sports claims Metta World Peace is changing his name to The Panda's Friend

'Married At First Sight' has been renewed for a second season

The Kardashians are launching a new hair care line called Kardashian Beauty that will include tools, accessories and styling products

U.S. soccer star Landon Donovan is retiring. He Facebooked: “After careful deliberation and after many conversations with those closest to me, I have decided that this will be my last season as a professional soccer player. I don't write these words lightly and this day carries mixed emotions for me. I am sad to leave a profession that has brought me so much joy.”

US Weekly claims Robert Downey Jr.'s son Indio has been charged with felony drug possession stemming from his cocaine arrest last month. He is eligible for a drug diversion program.

The Givskud Animal Park in Denmark is being remodeled to allow animals to roam free while guests watch them from below ground in mirrored pods. Visitors will see lions from a bunker buried beneath a hill. A hidden space in tree trunks will allow guests to see bears up close. The pandas will be viewed from behind a bamboo screen.

A new study found the average person now spends more time messing with their phone, tablet, and computer than they do sleeping.  We spend eight hours and 41 minutes using technology . . . and eight hours and 21 minutes sleeping.

There's a new website that lets you figure out a name for your baby by whether you can get their name as a DOT-COM.  You type in your last name and it spits out potential names you could give your baby that are available as domain names.  Like, if your last name is Rhodes, it tells you LucasRhodes.com, ArielleRhodes.com, and ScarlettRhodes.com are all available.

A 39-year-old woman in Brazil just tracked down her birth mother, and found out she also had a brother, who'd been given away for adoption too.  Problem is, she was now MARRIED to him.  They had no idea they were brother and sister, they have a kid together . . . and they say they plan on staying together. 

A 24-year-old guy in England was drunk last month and kicking around a soccer ball at a cemetery.  He saw some people mourning so he snuck up and pretended to be a GHOST . . . making "oooooooh" sounds and flapping his arms around.  He was arrested for causing distress and just got about $130 in fines.

A 69-year-old man in Massachusetts was arrested on Monday . . . for operating a leaf blower in his front yard while drunk and NAKED. 

Five teenagers have come up with an app called "Push for Pizza" that makes ordering one an even LAZIER activity.  You just enter your information one time.  Then every time you want pizza, you just push ONE button for either cheese or pepperoni.

Sherrie Dolezal recently performed CPR on her 3-year-old bearded dragon Del Sol. She found him floating unconscious in a pool. Sherrie says that she pulled the lizard to safety and began compressions. "I really couldn't remember how many chest compressions should be given before a rescue breath, but he was blue so I just did it. "I was really amazed it worked." She also has 21 other lizards that live in her Salem, Oregon home.

Ryan Spring was recently casually fishing in the Gulf of Mexico when he snagged an 809-pound tiger shark. The 12-footer dragged his boat for more than 15 miles. Ryan, who's from San Antonio, says it took a dozen men to pull the shark onto the dock. He plans to donate the shark meat to charity.

With two hurricanes bearing down on Hawaii, people are gouging others on Craigslist. Some people are willing to pay $250 for water.

New Movies Opening Today

The Hundred-Foot Journey (Rated PG)

Into the Storm. (Rated PG13)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Rated PG13) 

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