The week that was (10-19-2018)

A Belgian Air Force mechanic accidentally opened fire on and destroyed a fully-fueled F-16 fighter jet while servicing another warplane on the tarmac.  Two mechanics are being treated for hearing loss caused by the blast. 

Police in Savannah, GA are looking for the vandal who put “googly eyes” on statue of Nathaniel Greene, a general in the Revolutionary War .¬†

The US embassy in Australia apologized after mistakenly sending out an email, titled “Meeting” with a photo of a tabby cat wearing a blue Cookie Monster outfit and holding a plate of choc-chip biscuits, beneath the title “cat pajama-jam.”

For the first time since at least 1993 New York City went an entire weekend without anyone getting shot.

Designer Benjamin Edgar is selling a hanger cut from a single, solid plate of thick, hand-brushed stainless steel for $700.

A man in Georgia robbed a Subway sandwich shop after ordering a sandwich and then ran back in to grab his sandwich.

A city in China plans to launch a satellite that will act as an “artificial moon” to help light the streets of the city.

The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is getting a little tired of their guest, Julian Assange. They have taken away his wifi access until he does a better job of cleaning up the bathroom and taking care of his cat. Julian Assange has threatened legal action.

Lia Ditton finished rowing from San Francisco to Los Angeles in three weeks in preparation for a trip next year across the Pacific.

Marijuana was legalized in Canada this week and an entrepreneurial girl scout saw her chance. 9-year old Elina Childs set up her cookie stand in front of Nova Cannabis and completely sold out in less than an hour. 
“Everybody was respectful, everybody was happy, and she walked away from it as this incredibly positive experience as well as selling out all her Brownie cookies,” said her proud father.

Photo credit: Reddit user seanbrockest

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