THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • TV actor Robert Conrad, star of the 1960's TV show "The Wild Wild West," has died at age 84.
  • Actor and comedian Orson Bean is dead after being struck by a car while crossing the street in Los Angeles. He was 91.
  • Democratic National Committee Chair Tom Perez is calling on Iowa Democratic officials to re-do Monday's caucus vote after days of uncertainty and growing concerns about the accuracy of the results.
  • The Wall Street Journal is claiming that Netflix spent $100 million to promote "The Irishman" and "Marriage Story" before the Oscars. Netflix is denying it.
  • A town in Australia is in lock down after what is being described a "biblical plague" of bats.
  • A Canadian businessman was thrown in jail after he burned almost one million in Canadian currency, rather than pay his ex-wife alimony and child support.
  • First, Disney paid $75 million to be able to produce a movie of "Hamilton." Now, they've tossed a bunch of money to do a project with Bruno Mars.
  • Amazon is working on adding 100,000 electric vehicles to their delivery fleet.
  • Happy birthday Google Maps, which has turned 15.
  • John Mulaney will host SNL on February 29, while Daniel Craig will be back as host March 7.
  • A construction crew in Charleston, South Carolina, came across an unexploded artillery shell.
  • Bill Cosby is thanking Snoop Dogg for his social media post, showing support for the imprisoned comedian.
  • Matthew Perry held out all these years, but now has his own Instagram account.
  • The public memorial for Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and the seven others who perished in that helicopter crash will be held at the Staples Center on February 24.
  • Pizza is dangerous. The most recent numbers we have are from 2018, when 3800 people nationwide had to go to the E.R. because of a pizza mishap. Cutting themselves with slicer, burning themselves, etc. That was up from 2300 in 2017.
  • Speaking of pizza, a New York man has collected 1,500 unique pizza boxes.
  • A town in Finland is offering free gym time to anyone over 65 to get in shape.
  • A brand new employee at a Connecticut gas station got caught trying to steal $17,000 in cash, cigarettes and lottery tickets on his first day.

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