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Things U Need 2 Know- Fri 2/08/13

  • Dump Your Significant Jerk Day -- 63% of women initiate all breakups, and 62% of men polled by Glamour said they would stay friends with a woman after she told them she didn't want to date them.
  • MTV has renewed "Buckwild" for a second season.
  • Spending on video games went down 9% last year.
  • A 148-year-old baseball card sold at a Maine auction this week for $92,000.
  • Injuries while "manscaping" have gone up five times since 2002.
  • Coco Brown has apparently booked a seat aboard a suborbital private space plane for a March 2014 mission... which would make her the first porn star in space.
  • You'll see Toni Braxton's autistic son makes his acting debut in her new Lifetime movie, "Twist of Faith."
  • "Husbands are like fires. They go out if unattended." --Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • The home where Lee Harvey Oswald lived prior to shooting President John Kennedy is being turned into a museum.
  • In Mexico, a 9-year-old has given birth to a baby. Police are searching for the teenage father.
  • Paul Tanner, the last-surviving member of Glenn Miller Orchestra has died. He was 95.
  • Bravo has ordered an 11th season of "Top Chef!"
  • YEAR OF THE SNAKE - Sunday begins a new Chinese New Year, the Year of the Snake. Chinese New Year is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays. In China, it is also known as the 'Spring Festival'.
  • WEEKEND TV WATCHING _ Sunday is The Grammy Awards.
  • A German scientist says that an evil dark patch shows up on the brain scans of criminals. [And the people who design parking garages.] 
  • HOW THE NFL COULD HAVE AVOIDED A SUPER BOWL BLACKOUT _ The guy in charge of keeping Amazon's data centers up and running says that the NFL could have avoided its blackout black eye for the price of about two-and-a-half Super Bowl ads. The NFL could have bought a couple of bus-sized diesel generators, and hooked them up to an industrial-strength uninterruptible power supply system and then simply switched over to backup power when a breaker switched off power from one of the Superdome's two main power feeds Sunday night. 
  • BOY BORN IN MANILA-BOUND FLIGHT _ A flight bound bound for Manila made an emergency landing in India Thursday after a passenger gave birth to a boy while in the air. The plane, which took off from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, made the unscheduled stop while the 30-year-old passenger gave birth. 
  • FARMVILLE TV SHOW _ An animated show based on the addictive Zynga social media game FarmVille is in the works. No other details are available.
  • Want to strengthen your marriage?  Just make sure you never get more drunk than your husband or wife, and they never get drunker than you.  A massive study out of Norway found that couples who drink similar amounts generally have a lower divorce rate than couples where one person drinks heavily, and the other doesn't. 
  • A new study has figured out the odds of getting divorced at each point in your marriage.  When you first start out, you have a 39% chance of getting divorced.  That creeps upward for four or five years, then starts going down.  By year 10, you only have a 20% chance of a divorce.  And by year 30, it's down to 2%.
  • According to research by Cambridge University, you shorten your life by half an hour every time you eat red meat . . . and by five hours if you smoke a pack of cigarettes.  But you LENGTHEN your life two hours by eating five servings of fruits and vegetables in a day . . . and an hour by doing 20 minutes of cardio.
  • A few months back, Frito-Lay asked people to suggest new Lay's potato chip flavors.  And their three finalists have been spotted in stores.  It looks like they picked Cheesy Garlic Bread, Chicken and Waffles, and Sriracha . . . as in the red hot sauce with the rooster on the bottle.  (--It's pronounced 'Sir-RAH-chah.')  They'll be holding a vote to see which of the three flavors becomes permanent. 
  • A 52-year-old man in Tennessee just quit his job as a maintenance worker, because he got his W-2 form . . . and it had the number 666 on it.  It was a random serial number from his company, but he's a born-again Christian and says, quote, "If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil."  So unless the company reissues him a W-2 with a different serial number, he's out of work . . . AND says he's not going to be paying his taxes. 
  • In England, a 22-year-old was just fined . . . for BEDAZZLING her police ankle monitor.  She got the monitoring bracelet after she was convicted for brawling outside of a club in November . . . and decided to cover it with fake diamonds.  She got a $220 fine for tampering with the ankle monitor. 
  • A zoo in London is trying to get Galapagos tortoises to mate . . . by hiring a famous French pianist to play music outside their enclosure.
  • There's a hoax going around Facebook that the site is going dark February 29th through February 31st.  Although technically it's NOT a hoax . . . it just that those days don't EXIST.
  • NEW IN THEATERS THIS WEEKEND _ Identity Thief (R); Side Effects (R) and Top Gun IMAX 3D (PG)

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