Big stories sucked up much of the oxygen this week. Cities are on fire and two guys left earth in a rocket (some say they’re lucky). Other than that, here’s a few stories you may have missed.
In a tragic twist, we learned that George Floyd and Officer Derek Chauvin worked at the same night club in Minneapolis. If only they knew each other, maybe there might have been more empathy.
When the order to shelter in place came down, couples who were dating had to make a quick choice, stay apart or stay together. One couple in NYC has been together in an apartment after just one date, another has been stuck in Costa Rica after just three.
One silver lining resulting from the pandemic? Have you noticed that the volume of robocalls are down?
David Rush from Idaho drank a liter of lemon juice in under 17 seconds setting a new world record (they keep records for this?).
Microsoft decided to downsize the humans doing news curation in their newsroom and give the algorithm more work. Let’s hope it turns out better than it did with Tay, the racist chatbot.
A rare bottle of French Cognac from 1762 sold for almost $150k.
A Canadian man received an expedited delivery of a tube of Brylcreem that he ordered in 2012.
Two men were hired to sneak into a house to fulfill someone’s sexual fantasy, but got the address wrong.
A Texas high school principal drove over 1,500 miles to personally deliver diplomas to each of his graduating students. Closer to home, my daughter’s math teacher from Alameda High made the rounds to personally visit with each of her 100+ students and deliver a gift bag of hand-crafted goods.
Stay safe and take care of your neighbors everyone – see you next week.
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