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The week that was

A piece of Antarctica the size of Rhode Island broke off and created the world’s largest iceberg.

Five counties in eastern Oregon voted to secede the state and become part of Idaho.

The first case of Covid was detected at Everest base camp in April. This week it is estimated that there are more than 100 cases with reports of people coughing in their tents.

An online lending platform called Kabbage was found to have sent pandemic Paycheck Protection Program checks to hundreds of fraudulent businesses with names such as Deely Nuts and Tomato Cramber.

The US Treasury is sending people in Japan $1400 stimulus checks, causing much confusion. A 79-year-old man from Kamakura, who last worked in the United States in 1978, called the US embassy and asked what he should do.

Krispy Kreme is giving anyone who shows their vaccination card a free doughnut. Since then, a 45-year old comic book artist from New Jersey has made the daily trek to get his free honey glaze, almost every day and intends to keep going until the end of the year.

A group of African green monkeys that have been living near an airport in Florida were determined to be decedents of a troop of monkeys that escaped from a zoo in 1948.

Occupants of a skyscraper in Shenzhen were asked to stay away while authorities figure out what is making it shake. There is talk of putting a spoiler on the roof to help it ride out the wind more smoothly.

Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, banned skinny or ripped jeans which he deemed “decadent.” He also prohibited all “non-socialist” hairstyles as part of an on-going campaign to block the yellow wind of capitalism.

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