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The week that was

Ian Kennedy
Ian Kennedy
TWTW is a weekly collection of bits and pieces I run across each week while looking after things at SmartNews. Feel free to sign-up to get this via email or read the archive on

"HOA won’t let us fly our modest Pride flag, so we just follow the rules."
"HOA won’t let us fly our modest Pride flag, so we just follow the rules."
The fact-checkers at Snopes spent 90-minutes trying to figure out if former President Trump was wearing his trousers backwards.
Concerned about climate change, a Texas congressman asked the National Forest Service if they could do anything, “to change the course of the moon’s orbit or the Earth’s orbit around the sun.”
Arizona’s Department of Corrections is prepping to restart its gas chamber on death row and plan to use hydrogen cyanide, also known as Zyklon B, the gas used by the Nazis. Google’s head of diversity was fired over an anti-Semitic blog post.
National Geographic officially recognized a fifth ocean adding the Southern Ocean to all its maps. The people at are pissed.
Following his ban from Facebook and Twitter, the former president started a blog, From the Desk of Donald J. Trump. Last week he shut it down due to lack of interest.
Cicadas were so thick in the air that they were showing up weather radar. They also got into the engines of the White House press corps plane, delaying their departure to Europe until 2am. Isn’t there something in the Bible about this?
Engineers at MIT have discovered a new way to generate electricity.
A South African woman gave birth to ten babies joining her six-year old twins. Guinness World Records is heading to Pretoria to verify but there’s drama around the marital status of the father.
A lobster diver, plucking crustaceans off the ocean floor near Cape Code, was swallowed whole by a whale and spat back up to tell the tale.
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