Happy June 1st.
We intended to write a newsletter yesterday but we had to rush Grover to the hospital after he accidentally ingested a poisonous plant. We are happy to be back at it this morning with Grover snoozing peacefully nearby. That was scary. May we suggest the Picture This plant identifier app, which helped us understand what we were dealing with in our garden? Forage safely this summer, friends!
In Case You Missed It:
🗽France will send the U.S. a new Statue of Liberty, to arrive on the 4th of July. It will live in the French ambassador’s Washington, D.C. residence.
🤬 This video has gone viral of an Amazon driver screaming in rage. We’ve all done this but most of us do it in enclosed vehicles.
🌲 Vancouver residents are furious about a photo of a massive spruce being trucked down a highway. Officials have confirmed that the tree was cut in 2020, just months before new rules were put in place to protect trees of this size.
🧀 Researchers in Wisconsin found that every single county in the state has a high percentage of excessive drinkers.
✈️ Southwest Airlines and American Airlines have stopped serving alcohol because people keep assaulting flight attendants.
🚘 Uber and Lyft are getting more expensive due to a driver shortage.
💰 Speaker Nancy Pelosi's Memorial Day deadline to receive a draft infrastructure bill has come and gone with no bill.
Coronavirus Update: 😷 Total confirmed cases as of 12:15 p.m. ET on Monday: 33,260,464 — Total deaths: 594,461 — Total tests: 465,204,258
- The World Health Organization will name Covid variants with Greek letters instead of the “Indian variant” or “UK variant” in order to avoid stigmatizing any nation.
- Peru now has the worst Covid death toll in the world, per capita.
- Canadian Prime Minister says that he won’t be rushed into opening the U.S. border too soon.
- Seven countries are back to their pre-pandemic GDPs including the U.S. and China.