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Statt-us Update 5/5/20 – Today’s Headlines & More


Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

Stuntwoman Zoe Bell Creates The Ultimate Quarantine Fight Scene With Scarlett Johansson, Margot Robbie, Thandie Newton, Halle Berry And More

Nicolas Cage Set To Play Joe Exotic In An Upcoming Scripted Mini-Series

Way before Tiger King became a word-of-mouth phenomenon. Cage had been in talks to play the lead role. CBS TV Studios and Imagine are taking the show out to potential buyers soon.

The Texas Monthly story by Leif Reigstad details how Joe Schreibvogel built his private zoo in Oklahoma and his feuds with Jeff Lowe and Carole Baskin, both of whom are prominently featured in Tiger King. The scripted project, currently titled Joe Exotic, will center on Joe as he fights to keep his animal park even at the risk of losing his sanity. It will explore how Joe became Joe Exotic and how he lost himself to a character of his own creation. [via The Hollywood Reporter]

At the time of this writing, it is unclear when the Cage-starring series will be released and what channel it will be on.

Zoo’s COVID-19 Plan For Reopening: Admission by appointment

Kim Jong Un Conspiracy Theorists Believe He Was Replaced By A Body Double, Make A Compelling Case

Wendy’s takes burgers OFF the menu in some restaurants

Wendy’s has taken burgers off the menu in some locations due to beef shortage.  The US is seeing meat shortages in stores and restaurants as some of the nation’s biggest plants have closed due to COVID-19 outbreaks among workers.  Grocery warehouse Costco said on Monday it would limit customers to just three packages of meat per shopper.  Kroger supermarkets posted an alert on its website saying there is limited inventory ‘due to high demand’.  Over 20 meat packing plants have shuttered following COVID-19 outbreaks.

Watch A Lunatic Get Stung By A ‘Murder Hornet’

Researchers claim that a 2-inch long insect known as the “murder hornet” has made its way from Japan to the U.S. for the first time ever, spotted in parts of Washington and up to British Columbia, Canada.

The hornet, which has large yellow-orange heads with distinguished eyes, has been known to kill up to 50 people a year in Japan, according to The New York Times, and could decimate the honeybee population with its ability to rip through a hive and kill a bee every 14 seconds.

“The hours following my brutal sting, were some of the most painful I have ever faced, and my arm continued swelling to nearly double its normal size. I consider it to be the most painful sting in the world.”