The final Week That Was
It's been fun, now it's time to move on
Since 2017 I have been posting links to weird and offbeat stories that I found during the course of my work at SmartNews. I would see these stories about the foibles of humanity and wanted to share them but was too busy to do so until the end of the week when I would wrap things up with a weekly post. It was a nice way to mark each week and it was handy to have a curated archive at my fingertips.
Last week SmartNews scaled back its business considerably and I was unfortunately impacted so I no longer will be reading as much news as I did (actually kinda glad to give it a rest) so it makes sense to let TWTW take an undefined break.
Now the news from last week.
Dana White’s “Power Slap” league launch event was delayed one week after the UFC president was caught on camera slapping his wife.
For the second year in a row, NYC’s No Pants Subway Ride has officially been canceled.
JPMorgan Chase is suing the founder of a fintech startup for allegedly lying about its scale and success by creating a list of 4 million fake users.
We still don’t have flying cars but we may get a flying motorcycle.
FEMA fired a California company hired to translate disaster relief instructions for Alaska Native Americans when it was discovered the instructions included such phrases as, “Your husband is a polar bear, skinny”
An employee at a high school in Maryland accidentally emailed explicit photos to the entire student body. “I am asking that all students, as responsible online citizens, not share the photos by email, social media outlets or other avenues,” said the school principal.
Liam Quigley published an exhaustive data analysis of every slice of pizza he has eaten in NYC since 2014.
Thank you Liam for your service.