Feature

Missionary work, and more

Good week for: Missionary work, Taking a sad song and making it better, Changing teams; Bad week for: Innocence, Innovation, Gender stereotypes

Good week for:

Missionary work, after Fox News news anchor Brit Hume made an on-air plea to the adulterous Tiger Woods to convert from Buddhism to Christianity. “I don’t think that [Buddhism] offers the kind of forgiveness and redemption that is offered by the Christian faith,” Hume said.

Taking a sad song and making it better, after a large group of passengers stranded in Newark airport for six hours began singing a rousing rendition of the Beatles’ classic “Hey Jude.”

Changing teams, after President Obama appointed former test pilot and former male Amanda Simpson—her first name used to search be Mitch—as a senior technical advisor in the Commerce Department. She is the first openly transgender presidential appointee.

Bad week for:

Innocence, after Internet security firm Symantec released a list of the top terms searched by kids in 2009. “Porn” was in the top four for kids ages 7 and under, just ahead of “Club Penguin.”

Innovation, after Bulgarians participating in a survey voted the “chushkopek,” an appliance for roasting up to seven peppers at a time, as the most revolutionary household advance of the 20th century, beating out electricity, television, and the cell phone.

Gender stereotypes, after a shopping center in Shijiazhuang, China, opened a “car park for women.” Officials said the lot’s parking spaces are 3 feet wider, and are painted in pink and light purple, to cater to women’s “strong sense of color and different sense of distance.”

Recommended

Italian journalist reporting on missing toddler finds the boy
A helicopter flies over an Italian forest.
right place right time

Italian journalist reporting on missing toddler finds the boy

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.
Jamal Khashoggi
Jamal Khashoggi Murder

Jamal Khashoggi's Saudi killers got paramilitary training in U.S.

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021
Ebrahim Raisi
Daily briefing

10 things you need to know today: June 22, 2021

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte on a visit to China.
that's one idea

Philippines' Duterte warns he'll jail people who refuse the COVID-19 vaccine

Most Popular

Cook called Pelosi with 'warning' about antitrust bills
Tim Cook
mr. cook calls washington

Cook called Pelosi with 'warning' about antitrust bills

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem
Political Cartoon.
Feature

7 toons about the Dems' Joe Manchin problem

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now
Bernie Sanders.
Sounds dope

Bernie Sanders wants to know if cannabis reporter is 'stoned' right now