The week that was

A small town in Tennessee put itself up for sale for $725,000.

The NYC Board of Health declared racism a public health crisis.

Propagandists in China are blaming Covid on imported lobsters from Maine.

Apple unveiled a $19 polishing cloth.

Nokia launched a new phone that you can buy for $80.

Some defendants charged with storming the U.S. Capitol are representing themselves in court. One said the law didn’t apply to her and another presented the court with a schedule of fees for his services.

A yoga teacher and four students had to be rescued after they drifted out to sea while meditating on their paddle boards.

New Zealand laid off a wizard who had been on the public payroll for the past two decades.

Kellogg’s is being sued because the fruit filling in Kellogg’s Whole Grain Frosted Strawberry Toaster Pastries does not have enough strawberry.

A fake startup in the UK hired influencers to promote it, created t-shirts and swag, held a party, “launched,” then vanished with $500k from its swindled investors. The company was called, CryptoEats.

The price of gasoline hit $7.59/gallon at one town in California.

Chevron announced it will reduce emissions by using solar and wind to power its pumps and drills.

A steel mill in Colorado will get most of its power from an array of 750,000 solar panels.

Scholars finally know why John Steinbeck scrawled the word “Slut” in big letters at the end of his manuscript for The Grapes of Wrath.






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