The news you need to know. 8/5/23
My roundup of this week’s news.
Shameless Self Promotion: The murky history and simple recipe of Egg-In-A-Hole.
Asian-American woman asks AI to improve her headshot and it turned her white.
Toco, the man who paid $14K to live in a Collie suit afraid his friends might think he’s weird. Guess that depends on how they’re dressed.
Territorial cat chases bear from yard.
Extreme rockin’: TaylorSwift causes earthquake.
Florida sheriff asks public to stop reporting manatee orgies.
Eco-friendly Barbie made of mushrooms was a hoax. But compostable Ken…
Cocktail talk: Which are more important: arms or legs?
BLINDED ME WITH SCIENCE
Scientists post genome of Einhorn. Is it the grain that will survive climate change?
Scientists grow watermelons in Antarctica. What a treat on the one day a year it gets above freezing.
Henrietta Lacks’ family settles suit over harvesting and sale of her cancer cells. Her cells have been used in a majority of medical research since 1951. The book is a fascinating listen.
Guy gets lightbulb stuck in mouth in online challenge. Somehow I don’t think he won.
World record: Guy suctions 11 drink cans to face. Another important achievement for humankind.
World record broken for 2nd time in a month: 3,378 pushups in an hour.
Woman has 107-decibel burp.
Record broken: Martial Artist smashes 273 Walnuts in 1 minute with his head. So if he’s ever attacked by a mugger wielding walnuts, he’s covered.
Surviving OceanGate co-founder planning to put 1,000 people on space colony floating above Venus. Thrill-seeking investors should be forced to start with making a competent kiddie ferris wheel.
NASA planning to launch nuclear powered rocket by 2025. I ask you: What could go wrong?
Cocktail topic: How long could you survive in space without a suit?
Giant throbbing X on Twitter building removed.
EU mandates EV chargers every 60km.
NY has a problem with eBike batteries exploding.
NY may remove filming tax breaks for movie companies that replace actors with AI.
Meta to launch AI chatbot with personas. Just fake friends.
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