Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Dogs, after Park Won-soon, the mayor of Seoul, vowed to shut down the city’s five remaining canine butchers after watching a tear-jerking, animated movie about dogs. “I cannot force them to go out of business,” an emotional Park said, “so I will put pressure on them to move.”
Frogs, after a California lawmaker introduced a bill that would ban schools from dissecting animals. State assembly member Ash Kalra says students can now learn about anatomy using 3-D computer modeling, “without having to rely on animals.”
Wind power, after several commercial jetliners made the journey from Los Angeles to New York in less than four hours this week due to an unusually powerful tailwind. The jet stream propelled one eastbound flight to a record 801 mph.
Bad week for:
Passing notes in class, after a remote school district in Wyoming decided to open a school with only a single pupil. The student will start kindergarten in a community that is snowbound in winter, just a few miles from another single-student school.
Eating chips, after British officials revealed that escape hatches in submarines and ejector seats in fighter jets may have to be enlarged because so many servicemen are obese.
Protesting too much, after President Trump used a tweet to slam director Spike Lee for a “racist hit on your President” in his Oscar acceptance speech. Lee urged voters to “make the moral choice between love versus hate” in the 2020 election, but never mentioned Trump.