Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.
Five things you need to know
1. Amazon’s first cashierless store opens in Seattle today
The future is here, but is it a good thing? The first ever Amazon Go opened in Seattle today. The store is completely cashierless and customers will need to download the appropriate app to shop there. Shoppers will scan their phone to enter the store, pick up their groceries and simply walk out.
— Amazon.com (@amazon) January 21, 2018
2. Philadelphia and New England will play for the Super Bowl
The NFL season is down to two teams and just one game. The New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles are set to play for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. While the Pats and their fans had a “been there before” attitude about their win over Jacksonville, the city of Philadelphia went a little nuts after their big win. City officials greased light poles so people wouldn’t climb them, but their plan didn’t work in the slightest.
Good morning from Philly where crews from the city are greasing the light poles with Crisco to prevent #Eagles fans from climbing after the #NFCChampionshipGame tonight. #Vikings pregame coverage starts at 3 on FOX9. They call themselves the #CriscoCops pic.twitter.com/w1ZkYWZhYG— FOX 9 Sports (@Fox9Sports) January 21, 2018
The grease didn’t work. pic.twitter.com/it0XDv4Nvs— Matt Gelb (@MattGelb) January 22, 2018
3. There will be another royal wedding in 2018
Harry and Meghan will have to share the spotlight! A second royal wedding for 2018 has been announced, as Princess Eugenie is set to marry her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. Eugenie is the oldest child of Prince Andrew, who is Queen Elizabeth’s third child.
Princess Eugenie and Mr. Jack Brooksbank were photographed earlier today following the announcement of their engagement. pic.twitter.com/ArYQIDeNZw— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) January 22, 2018
4. Oscar nominations will be announced on Tuesday morning
We’re less than 24 hours away from finding out the nominees for the 2018 Oscars. Priyanka Chopra will be announcing the nominees at 5:22 a.m. on Tuesday. This year’s Academy Awards will be the 90th in history.
5. Cristiano Ronaldo pays the price for a nice header goal
One of the world’s top soccer players isn’t afraid to get a little messy. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a beautiful header goal on Sunday, but paid the price for doing so. A defender was trying to clear the ball with a high kick as Ronaldo headed it in, catching the Portuguese international directly in the face. Ronaldo’s face was cut on the play.
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Logic (28), Guy Fieri (50), Steve Perry (69), DJ Jazzy Jeff (53), Josh Duncan (27), John Hurt (1940-2017)