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THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW- Tues 9/02/14

September 2nd is the 245th day of the year. There are 120 days remaining until the end of the year

 There are 114 days remaining until Christmas-  16 weekends until Xmas

Today is National Blueberry Popsicle Day

The Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $100 million for the ALS Association.

Woman Dislocates Jaw During Ice Bucket Challenge ... Londoner Isabelle Roberts screamed so hard during her Ice Bucket Challenge that she dislocated her jaw. The 20 year-old was rushed to a hospital where doctors repositioned her jaw. She tells the Mirror: "The water was so cold so I screamed, but as I did it my jaw just started to stick. I tried to close my mouth but it would not close, it was locked, and then I came to the realization that something was up. Then my mum and sister came to the realization and they started wetting themselves, but I had to be rushed to A&E."

Grandfather Makes 10 Month Old-Baby Take The 'Ice Bucket Challenge' ... A Houston grandfather is under fire for taking the Ice Bucket Challenge with his 10-month-old granddaughter. Reggie Stewart dropped a bucket of water on himself and his granddaughter, who was in a walker. The girl's father, Claude Dalcour, tells Fox: "I was shocked, appalled. It brought me to tears, like I was hurt, angry. That's all I can say. It's abuse because my daughter is an infant. She doesn't know what's going on." Dalcour is separated from the girl's mother.

CNN claims fast food workers plan to strike this Thursday in an effort to secure wages of at least $15 an hour. Workers in 150 cities plan to strike. The average pay for fast-food workers is just over $9 an hour, or about $18,500 a year.

NPR claims the International Federation of the Red Cross is paying workers $1,000 a month to collect the bodies of dead Ebola victims in Liberia

Summer unofficially ended this past weekend when it snowed in northern Alaska and Wyoming. Up to 8 inches could fall in Alaska

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg married this past weekend.Entertainmentwise claims guests included Sherri Shepherd and three members of New Kids On The Block

George Clooney's rep tells the NY Post that Barack Obama won't be attending George's wedding. "The president was not invited. He has more important things to do."

Fox is planning to reboot the 80's series 'The Greatest American Hero'. It's about a teacher, who finds a superhero outfit with super powers

Foodbeast claims some Disney theme parks are selling Macaroni and Cheese Bread Cones

Pizza Hut is now offering pizzas with a new bacon-and-cheese stuffed crust

The very first Denny's in Manhattan opened over the weekend, and it's got a $300 Grand Slam breakfast.  You get two standard Grand Slam breakfasts of eggs, pancakes, sausage, and bacon . . . but it also comes with a bottle of 2004 Dom Perignon Premier Cru champagne.  Denny's says that's a bargain . . . other restaurants in New York sell the same bottle for at least $400. 

Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade married on Saturday at the Chateau Artisan Castle in Miami. Kevin Hart, LeBron, Melo and singer John Legend, who performed, attended

A woman in Mexico just turned 127, which makes her the oldest person in history . . . she gives credit to eating chocolate and never getting married.

A red-haired guy in Scotland has been saving hundreds of dollars by flashing a "Ginger Discount Card" everywhere he goes.  His friends made it for him as a joke a few years ago, but since then he's always asked if businesses offer a ginger discount . . . and when he shows the card, a lot of the time he gets one. It turns out the Ginger Discount Card is the PERFECT type of self-deprecating humor . . . he says he saves HUNDREDS of dollars.

A dog in New Jersey set a house on FIRE on Friday.  Apparently he was home alone, and somehow turned on the stove.  But someone in the family had left a LAPTOP on the stove for some reason, which caught on fire.  Then the fire spread.  Fortunately the fire department put it out quickly, and no one was hurt, including the dog. 

17 year-old James Duckworth recently sought help for his addiction to potato chips. The Londoner tells the Mirror he was eating 40 bags a week before he decided to get help. "I was completely addicted to crisps and I wasn't fussy about the brand, as long as the chips were ready salted with very little flavor I would eat them. I hated all kinds of 'wet food', like ketchup or tinned spaghetti and couldn't be in the same room if people were eating baked beans. Foods like that would make me physically cringe." James' addiction started when he was 7.

Customs officials at the San Francisco airport recently received the shock of their lives when they found 20 footlong millipedes in a box marked ‘toy car model.’ The box had just arrived from Germany and was being X-rayed when officials decided to open it because the contents did not look like a toy. The millipedes, which are native to central Africa, have 256 legs. Agriculture specialists removed the millipedes.

Here are this past weekend's box office results.

1. Guardians of the Galaxy — $22.2 million

2. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — $15.7 million

3. If I Stay — $11.6 million

4. Let’s Be Cops — $10.6 million

5. As Above, So Below — $10.3 million

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