Monday, March 6, 2017

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • Tom Hanks has kindly donated a new espresso machine to the White Houe Press Corps. 
  • Former Vice President Joe Biden's youngest son is in a romantic relationship with his sister-in-law and the widow of Beau Biden, the vice president's older son who died in 2015 after a prolonged fight with brain cancer. Some say this behind-the-scenes family drama is why Joe decided not to run for president. 
  • Nintendo's next gaming system, The Switch, went on sale Friday. 
  • The NFL scouting combine took place over the weekend in Indianapolis. 
  • Major League Soccer's 22nd season got underway over the weekend. 
  • Costco memberships are going up. An executive membership is going up ten bucks, from $110 to $120. 
  • Owners of a drive-in theater in northeast Alabama said they will not show Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" movie because it features a gay character. 
  • A study says there are 20 gallons of pee in most public pools. 
  • Antarctica reached a record high of 63.5-degrees last week. 
  • Venezuela is said to be down to its last $10 billion. 
  • The head of Australia's postal service has resigned after it was revealed his yearly salary was $4.3 million. 
  • Mercedes-Benz is going to come out with their first pickup truck. 
  • A London nightclub reportedly turned away six New Orleans Saints players because they were "too urban." 
  • The Las Vegas Golden Knights have officially joined the NHL. 
  • Papa John's is testing a new system that lets customers pay $3 to skip the line and get faster pizza delivery. 
  • In California, an experimental self-driving Uber car drove through six red lights. 
  • In the U.K., a group of scientists successfully taught bumblebees how to play soccer. 
  • A man in Austria last week tried to enter a court with a bag of cockroaches. 
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger said he won't be back--as host of Celebrity Apprentice. He said he prefers a show "without that baggage." (meaning, of course, President Trump) 
  • Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott welcomed their 5th child into the world last week: Beau Dean. 
  • A woman has accused rapper Too Short of rape. 
  • A Cuban singer and music producer has filed a plagiarism lawsuit against pop stars Shakira and Carlos Vives for allegedly copying excerpts of a decade-old song in the Colombian duo's award-winning music hit 'La Bicicleta.' 
  • Hall and Oates and Tears for Fears are going to tour together this summer.

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