The week that was (01-25-19)

You can now edit genes at home. “People can alter a frog’s anatomy with a few simple injections right in their own home,” said Josiah Zayner, the founder of The Odin, makers of the $300 Frog Genetic Home Engineering Kit.

A ship’s anchor sliced through Tonga’s main fiber-optic cable which took it off the internet disrupting, “overseas phone calls, money transfers, airline bookings, university enrollments as well as Facebook.”

A sinkhole opened up a block away from the White House.

The Governor of Louisiana sent a formal letter of complaint to the NFL Commissioner following a botched call in the final minutes of the playoff game that knocked the New Orleans Saints out of contention for the Super Bowl trophy.

Excitement in Scotland over the discovery of a prehistoric stone circle lost steam when the former owner of the property showed up to say that he built the stone circle for fun back in the 1990s.

Police in Fremont, California purchased their first Tesla Model S which it has outfitted in black and white to go out on patrol.

There’s now a company that will sell you a box of tissues (at $80 each) that come pre-infected with germs so you can, “get sick on your terms.”

I thought the emotional support peacock was the winner but word of Wally, the 5-foot emotional support alligator is my new favorite. His owner, “frequently takes Wally out for meet-and-greets at places like senior centers and minor-league baseball games.”

Former 49er’s quarterback Joe Montana and former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz invested in a weed dispensary and delivery startup.

Photo credit: Reddit user FauxPoesFoes228

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