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5 things you need to know this morning: Dec. 2, 2019

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. It’s Cyber Monday

It can be tough getting back to work after a nice weekend, but the fact that it’s Cyber Monday might make it a little easier today. There will be deals galore online, especially on a website like Amazon where there will be new deals introduced throughout the day.

2. Poland to award man who used narwhal tusk to tackle London Bridge terrorist

A man who helped take down a terrorist in London last weekend is set to be awarded with Poland’s highest medal. The Polish man suffered multiple stab wounds while he heroically took on the terrorist, who was finally subdued on London Bridge. Lukasz, the hero in question, used a narwhal tusk he grabbed from the wall to take down the terrorist.

3. Curling Canada announces equal pay at the Brier and Scotties

Starting in 2020, Canada’s top men’s and women’s curling teams will be playing for the same kind of prize money. Curling Canada announced on Sunday that the Tim Hortons Brier and Scotties Tournament of Hearts would have the same prize purses, which is $300,000.

4. Chinese researchers spot black hole 70 times larger than sun

A team of Chinese researchers has spotted a black hole in our galaxy that is absolutely massive. It’s 70 times larger than the sun, but thankfully it’s located a healthy 15-million light years away from Earth. It’s been named LB-1.

5. Thousands evacuated in the Philippines as typhoon nears

Typhoon Kammuri is headed for the Philippines and it’s resulted in the evacuation of thousands of residents. It’s expected to make landfall over the next day or two and it’ll bring heavy rains, dangerous flooding and strong winds with it. The storm was showing off wind speeds around 140 km/h on Sunday night.

Notable Birthdays (via Famous Birthdays)

Aaron Rodgers (36), Charlie Puth (28), Britney Spears (38), Gary Sanchez (27), Joe Lo Truglio (49)



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