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The week that was

Ian Kennedy
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C-17 Globemaster weaves through downtown Brisbane, Australia (Mark Greemantle)
C-17 Globemaster weaves through downtown Brisbane, Australia (Mark Greemantle)
Spectators of a flying drone light show in China ran in panic as the drones “went awry” hitting buildings and bystanders on the ground.
The Trump 2024 presidential campaign rebranded itself with a refreshed, albeit uncreative name, Make America Great Again, Again.
For the first time in 20 years, Donald Trump fell off the list of Forbes 400 list of the richest people in America.
Two men who fired off flares off Block Island to celebrate a friend’s wedding have been fined $10,000 because of the resulting multi-hour rescue mission involving a surface vessel and two Coast Guard helicopters.
The shine is off as scientists who measure the glow of the Earth by looking at the light reflected off of the moon. Our planet has dimmed as climate change has “essentially scuffed up our planet.”
That 70s Show is getting a re-boot. The new show will be called That 90s Show.
Researchers at Bangor University in Wales have discovered high levels of cocaine and MDMA in a stream that runs near the site of the Glastonbury Festival. They concluded the seasonal spike is from festival goers urinating in and around the stream and that it is affecting the local fish population.
Last week it was Cup Noodle soda, this week it is Cracker Jack Pepsi. At least this one comes with a prize.
Netflix has been forced to edit out a few frames from the hugely popular Squid Game series. The scene includes a shot of business card with a Korean phone number. The hapless owner on the other end of that number has been getting upwards of 4,000 calls a day with his cellphone’s battery draining before he can use it.
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