Happy Friday. The Pennsylvania farm show unveiled the 2022 butter sculpture. It is a harvest scene made from 1,000 pounds of butter from 353 cows producing 21,200 pounds of milk. What supply shortage?
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🇦🇱 The U.S. will open a Special Operations Forces base in Albania. Just a reminder: The US controls about 750 bases in at least 80 countries worldwide and spends more on its military than the next 10 countries combined.
🇰🇿 The price of uranium jumped due to unrest in Kazakhstan, which is the world’s largest producer of the metal. The President has given the order to shoot protestors without warning.
🇲🇽 Ten bodies in an SUV were left outside a governor’s palace in Mexico on Thursday.
🏴 Scotland is preparing to issue posthumous pardons to thousands of people who were persecuted and executed on charges of witchcraft.
🦇 The CDC issued a warning about an increase in rabies after five people died last year after contact with rabid bats.
🌲 Scientists have named a new species of tree after Leonardo DiCaprio due to the actor’s work in rainforest conservation. The official name is Uvariopsis dicaprio. We fully expect it to have an Oscar nomination this year.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed U.S. cases as of 7:30 p.m. ET on Thursday: 58,331,823 — Total deaths: 833,560 — Map
- The Navy discharged its first group of sailors for refusing the Covid vaccine. Just a reminder: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is still quaranting at home after he tested postive for Covid. He was fully vaccinated and boosted.
- The E3 gaming conference will go virtual again due to the pandemic.
- Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte said that unvaccinated people who violate quarantine will be arrested.
- This is an interesting read about how the news media created something out of nothing over “flurona.”