Good week for:
Reality, after two quantum physicists published a study disputing the fashionable notion that we’re living in a computer simulation like The Matrix. To generate the complex behavior of subatomic particles, the physicists argue, a supercomputer would require more atoms than exist in the universe.
Self-reliance, after an Italian fitness instructor became so frustrated with the dating game that she married herself in a lavish ceremony. Laura Mesi, 40, spent $12,000 to stage “my fairy-tale wedding—only without a Prince Charming.”
Ceasing and desisting, after Pablo Escobar’s family demanded $1 billion from Netflix, whose hit show Narcos is based on the life of the late drug kingpin. “If we don’t receive it,” said Escobar’s brother, Roberto, “we will close their little show.”