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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Thurs 8/21/14

August 21st is the 233rd day of the year. There are 132 days remaining until the end of the year

There are 126 days remaining until Christmas- 18 weekends until Xmas

Today is Spumoni Day, National Brazilian Blowout Day and Senior Citizen's Day

Robin Williams' ashes have been scattered in the San Francisco Bay

Billy Crystal will lead Robin Williams' tribute at the Emmy Awards

Las Vegas beat Philadelphia and star pitcher Mo'Ne Davis 8-1 in the Little League World Series last night. Davis is on the cover of Sports Illustrated

Tony Stewart is still grieving over the loss of Kevin Ward Jr and will sit out this weekend's Food City 500 race at Bristol Motor Speedway

Danica Patrick is launching her own line of sunglasses at Sunglass Hut

Target is selling Caramel Apple Oreos

The Dougie Dog restaurant in Vancouver has created the world's most expensive hot dog. The weenie is soaked in $2,000 vintage Cognac, fried in truffle oil and topped with Kobe beef, fresh lobster and picante sauce. The foot-long dog costs $100. 1,000 people have tried it.

Liberia has run out of body bags for Ebola victims

Officials at the Swedish-Norwegian border caught a man trying to drive across with a car filled with half a ton of frozen chicken. The limit is 50 pounds. And this is the 9th time the man has been caught. [Have you ever had a hobby that just sort of took over your life?]

MAN PROPOSES WITH 1,001 HOT DOGS - On Saturday a guy in China popped the question using his favorite food. The 28-year-old proposed to his girlfriend with hot dogs. The two met each other inside a bakery that sold hot dogs. The guy spelled out the word 'Love' with hot dogs - tucked inside buns - and framed the word with more hot dogs. Altogether he used 1,001 dogs to pop the question. Why the 1,001 hot dogs? Well it turns out they represent the 1,001 days that the two had known each other.

73-YEAR OLD HAS BEEN DONATING HIS EARNINGS FOR 30 YEARS - A man in India has given a whole new definition to the word 'charity'. The 73-year-old never married and took part-time jobs to make ends meet because he donated to the poor every single dollar (rupee) he ever earned as a librarian.

Carrie Underwood's new Sunday Night Football intro will feature 11 players including:

New Orleans Saints TE Jimmy Graham
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick
Carolina Panthers LB Luke Kuechly
New York Giants QB Eli Manning
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall
Green Bay Packers LB Clay Matthews
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers
Dallas Cowboys DE DeMarcus Ware
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson

The days of walking home barefoot after taking off your heels are over.  Shoe vending machines are springing up outside nightclubs in Vegas . . . and soon they'll be in other cities too.  For $20 you get a pair of basic, flat shoes . . . plus a pouch to put your heels in.

An elderly woman in England fell and broke her arm in a corn maze on Tuesday, and paramedics knew they had to get to her quickly.  But they had to solve the MAZE to do it.  Somehow they got to the woman and carried her out without too many maze-related delays, and she was rushed to the hospital for treatment. 

The Benton County, Washington police recently cited four girls for throwing bread at a squad car. A deputy saw the girls make an illegal left turn. As he passed them he felt something hit his car. The deputy stopped and saw the girls were "bread balling" or throwing wads of bread at passing cars. They were charged with reckless endangerment.

Rai Singh recently bit and killed a venomous snake as it was about to attack him in bed. He tells a TV station in India: “At nine o’clock in the evening while I went to sleep on my bed, I saw a snake and tried to shoo it away with a stick, but it attacked me. I bit it.'' The blue krait is nocturnal and often sneaks into homes at night during the monsoon season to keep dry.

SIMPSON'S MARATHON BEGINS TODAY - Beginning this morning (Thursday) FXX will air a 12-day 24-hour-a-day marathon of all 500-plus episodes of the Simpsons in chronological order.

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