The Daily Scoop 12-1-2016
The Daily Scoop is our morning segment that highlights stories trending on social media.
Netflix now lets users download content
Netflix users can now download several shows and movies to watch offline.
The company says the feature is available for phones and tablets on android and apple products by simply updating the Netflix app. The actual downloading process still uses data and requires an internet connection, but the new feature means users worldwide can have access to the shows and movies they want to watch while on airplanes or traveling in the subway, and there’s no extra cost for Netflix members.
Fake animals humor police department
Police in Gardner, Kansas got a surprise when they checked cameras placed along a park trail to check for dangerous animals in the area. What they found were more like harmless, funny, and fake animals.
A wolf in high heel boots didn’t look too scary as she pranced along the trail. Police also discovered two gorillas frolicking for the camera. The images gave police officials a good chuckle.
On their Facebook page, Gardner Police thanked citizens for noticing the cameras and for their sense of humor.
84th Rockefeller Christmas tree
The 84th Rockefeller Center Christmas tree was lit last night in New York City.
The 94-foot Norway spruce was cut down earlier this month in upstate New York and made the 140-mile trip to Manhattan. After workers spent weeks stringing more than 50,000 LED lights, the switch was flipped in front of thousands in person and millions more at home.
This year’s tree will be on display until 9 p.m. on January 7. The first tree at Rockefeller Center was put up by construction workers in 1931, and the first official tree lighting took place in 1933.