Good week for:
German bureaucrats, who welcomed the recent doubling of Twitter’s character limit to 280 as a chance to tweet about a beeflabeling law known as the Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachung-saufgabenuebertragungsgesetz.
E-learning, after a surfer in Australia escaped from the jaws of a shark by punching it on the nose. Charlie Fry, 25, says he recently watched a YouTube clip of pro surfer Mick Fanning doing the same in 2015. “When it happened I was like, ‘Just do what Mick did.”
Baa-rack O-baa-ma, after British neuroscientists trained sheep to recognize the faces of famous people, including that of the 44th president. Scientist Jenny Morton says she picked Obama and other celebrities because “I wanted people that the sheep had not met.” ■