The week that was

Americans are using AirBnB to donate directly to Ukrainians in need by booking stays at homes in the war-torn country which they never intend to visit.

A communique disclosing the death of a Russian General was intercepted by Ukrainian forces after the Russian army blew up local cell towers, taking out the Russian encrypted communications system along with it forcing them to use unencrypted radio.

Hackers took over TV channels in Russia to insert independent coverage of the war In Ukraine during Russian coverage.

A restaurant that has laid claim to the cheesy dish of french fries and gravy called “Poutine” removed the name from its online branding. “In French, Vladimir Putin’s last name is written and pronounced “Poutine,”

A Slovak woman in Pennsylvania is stuck with 30,000 bottles of Russian vodka after the state banned the sale of Russian-sourced vodka.

In other news

The People’s Convoy of truckers continued their daily sorties onto the beltway surrounding Washington DC to protest mask & vaccine mandates by driving around and gumming up traffic. Commuters have gone from grimly tolerating them to opening flipping them off.

The EPA plans to accelerate new rules to cut emissions from heavy trucks.

Over 200 people are suing rental car company Hertz for wrongly accusing their customers of stealing their cars.

Customs and Border Protection agents reported hundreds of pounds of bologna were found hidden in cars crossing the US border and that contraband bologna smuggling is a thing.

A man was caught attempting to cross the Mexican border with 43 horned lizards and 9 snakes in his pants.

Houston police were called to wrangle a pig on the loose. The pig’s name is Bacon. Unfortunately, no one got video of police running around calling loudly for bacon.

In Austin, the screening of the new Batman movie was interrupted by a bat.

In Denver, someone made off with a box of human heads. It’s unclear if the person who stole the box knew what was inside but others want to know, “Whose heads were these?”

The University of Georgia calmly reported that Joro spiders [are] likely to spread beyond Georgia but the story really didn’t take off until a talented headline editor ran with a more eye-opening Parachuting spiders the size of your palm are making their way across the East Coast.

Stephen Miller asked to block a subpoena of his phone records because, he argued, it would infringe on his family’s privacy. That’s when we all found out the former Senior Advisor to President Trump is still on his parents’ T-mobile family plan.

A Brooklyn man had to call 911 to mobilize county Search and Rescue units after getting lost in the mountains outside of Phoenix. In less than 24 hours, he did it again.

 

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