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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Mon 8/18/14

August 18th is the 230th day of the year. There are 135 days remaining until the end of the year

 There are 129 days remaining until Christmas –18 WEEKENDS

Today is National Ice Cream Pie Day, Bad Poetry Day, Mail Order Catalog Day and Serendipity Day

The Norwegian newspaper VG and Ace Showbiz claim Casey Kasem is going to be buried in Oslo

Mr T showed up for jury duty on Friday in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He told reporters: "I pity the criminals today".

In an effort to draw holiday shoppers, Wal-Mart is promising to staff each of its cash registers from Black Friday through just before Christmas

During Saturday's A's-Braves game in Atlanta, a man ran onto the field naked.Cops corraled him

The NY Post claims “Wolf of Wall Street” Jordan Belfort and director Brett Ratner are teaming to produce a new TV show about the excess of Wall Street in the 1980s

In an attempt to eliminate violent confrontations NASCAR finally announced a ban on drivers exiting their cars following a wreck. [No word yet on the gun racks.]

WORLD'S MOST PIERCED MAN DENIED ENTRY TO DUBAI - He may have more than 100 piercings on his face, but it wasn't the metal detectors keeping Rolf Buchholz out of Dubai over the weekend. The tattooed German man, whose 453 piercings earned him a Guinness World Record, claims airport workers told him that Dubai officials were worried he practiced black magic.

VISITOR URINE PUDDLES NOT UNCOMMON AT ZOO - In New Mexico, Albuquerque BioPark zoo employees said they've recently been finding puddles of urine near the polar bear exhibit, and they believe it's from kids who couldn't quite make it to the bathroom.

CHRISTINA AGUILERA GIVES BIRTH - Christina Aguilera and fiancé Matt Rutler welcomed a baby girl on Saturday. The 33-year-old singer has a son born in 2008.

Some reporters and columnists are rippng the Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS. They say the challenge wastes water and is an insult to third world countries that don't have fresh drinking water. They also say it's in poor taste because the western and southwestern parts of the U.S. are dealing with a drought. Reporters are suggesting people just donate $100 to ALS rather than waste water even though the ALS foundation has raised over $6 million because of the challenge.

Starbucks is bringing back their Pumpkin Spice Latte EARLY this year.  You'll be able to get them nationwide September 2nd . . . which is three weeks before summer ends.  Or you can take part in a Twitter scavenger hunt, and get one a week earlier. 

A guy in Italy just sued his WIFE for posting Facebook photos of their honeymoon without his permission.  And believe it or not . . . the court agreed that it was an invasion of his privacy.  His wife has to take them down and may even have to pay him damages. 

A 22-year-old woman in Texas stole a $3.99 bottle of MD 20/20 from a gas station on Wednesday, then drank it outside until the cops showed up to arrest her.  She told them it was all part of her plan . . . her boyfriend had been arrested that night, it was her fault, and she wanted to make things right and see him in jail.  She was arrested . . . there's no word if she got to see him in jail.

A 24-year-old woman was at a zoo in Wisconsin on Saturday, climbed a fence into the giraffe pen, and a giraffe licked her face . . . then KICKED her in the face.  The staff got her out and she was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.  But she also got a ticket for $686 for harassment of animals.

A mom in Texas just invented an app that GUARANTEES your kid calls you back.  It LOCKS their phone until they call you . . . they can only call you back or call 911.  It costs $1.99, but it's only available for Android phones so far. 

NINJA TURTLES TOPS BOX OFFICE CHART AGAIN - The Expendables 3 is a franchise that needs to be put out to pasture after the latest film in the action junkie series debuted to a $16.2 million opening weekend. That was only good enough to give it 4th place. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles retained the box office crown it wore last weekend, with $28.4 million.

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