THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

  • We told you yesterday that Danny Goldman, the voice of Brainy Smurf, died at the age of 80. What we've since learned is that his most memorable role was the student asking the questions in the beginning of "Young Frankenstein."
  • Charles Calvin, a Indiana volunteer firefighter, was expecting a stimulus payment for $1,700. But when he checked his bank account for his check, he found $8 million had been deposited.
  • According to the New England Historic Genealogical Society, Kate Middleton and George Washington are eighth cousins, eight times removed with their common ancestor being Sir William Gascoigne.
  • A Disney+ viewer on Twitter pointed out this week that 1984's "Splash" has a scene in which Hannah's rear end is covered by what appears to be long computer-generated hair.
  • McDonald's is apologizing after one of their stores in China put up a sign that banned black people from coming into the restaurant.
  • CBS has opted to end drama "God Friended Me" after two seasons. The decision was reportedly made early enough so the creative team had time to craft the season 2 finale as a series finale and give the show a proper ending. The show will end with a two-hour series finale on April 26.
  • Former President Barack Obama offered his formal endorsement of Joe Biden on Tuesday, injecting himself squarely in the presidential race for the first time by urging Democrats across the party's ideological spectrum to rally behind Biden in order to defeat President Donald Trump.
  • Knack, the job-finding platform that connects job-seekers with qualified employment opportunities, today announces its new mobile app, at www.knackforengineers.com. The new app is free for job-seekers looking for engineering work and, in the age of COVID-19, it enables job-seekers to find qualified, remote, work-from-home options, from their cell phones. The app also includes geographic filters based on zip codes so job-seekers can find opportunities close-to-home.
  • Those who study flamingoes say that they form friendships with each other that last for years.
  • The Supreme Court said it would hear oral arguments next month over the telephone and allow a live audio broadcast of the proceeding, both for the first time.
  • Up in Alaska, some comedians performed in a show held at a drive-in movie theater. Instead of laughing, you were supposed to honk. The microphone was hooked up to a low-power FM signal, so people could listen on the radios in their cars.
  • Disney World is furloughing 43,000 workers later this week, but will let them keep their health benefits for a year.
  • Hank Steinbrenner, the son of the famous Yankee owner and one of the current owners, died the other day at the age of 63.
  • That 93-year-old women in Pittsburgh who was photographed holding up a sign in her window saying she needed a beer has received 150 cold ones from Coors Light.
  • McDonald's is apologizing after one of their stores in China put up a sign that banned black people from coming into the restaurant.
  • The Florida Surgeon General is predicting that we're going to have to main the practice of social distancing and wearing marks in public for at least another year.

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