The week that was (11-1-19)

A California-based company has developed a digital camera no larger than a grain of sand. It is designed to be swallowed or even injected for medical diagnoses.

California signed into law the roadkill bill that allows for meat salvaged from roadways to be cooked and eaten. On the other side of the country, researchers at the University of Richmond taught rats how to drive.

Russian scientists tracking migrating eagles were bankrupted after some of the birds took unexpected detours to Iran and Pakistan and their SMS transmitters generated huge data roaming charges.

Moscow police are charging a man for using a cat as a weapon.

The Reagan Presidential Library was saved from a wild grass fire by a herd of goats set loose on a hillside to clear away brush and create a fire break.

A Michigan couple posted a video of what appeared to be a satellite that crash- landed in their backyard. A few hours later, someone from Raven Industries (one of the makers of the satellite) collected the wreckage but offered no details about the device or what had happened.

Mourners at a funeral in Germany experienced nausea and dizziness after eating the wrong cake at a restaurant. The “hash cake” was for a separate occasion.

A suspicious package at a train station in Metro New York turned out to be an emergency call device for people to report suspicious packages.

An Indonesian man who helped draft strict adultery laws that called for public floggings as punishment was publicly flogged when he was caught for adultery.

Rather than preventing illegal border crossings, President Trump’s border wall is enabling them. Migrants are donning orange work vests and blending with the construction crews until they can later slip and cross over, undetected.

A bottle of whisky was auctioned off for $1.9 million. Kurt Cobain’s cardigan sold for $334,000 and Oliva Newton-John’s leather jacket and pants from Grease are expected to fetch $200k.

After discovering that their online game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive was being used as part of massive money laundering scheme, Valve blocked the trading of weapons and cosmetic upgrades on their online marketplace.

The UK was given an extension by the EU beyond the October 31 planned date for Brexit. This proved inconvenient for the UK Chancellor of the Exchequer who had to quietly announce that they will be melting down the millions of commemorative coins minted for the occasion.

A man dressed as Jesus for Halloween sucker-punched a San Diego police officer when the policeman tried to break up a brawl involving Jesus and others. Police are still looking for Jesus.

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