Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had a beer named in her honor. Brewed by Samuel Adams, the spicy IPA is called When There Are Nine—which is the 86-year-old jurist’s famous retort when she was asked when the Supreme Court would have enough female justices.
Thelma Chiaka, a Houston woman who managed to give birth to three sets of twins in nine minutes. The odds of having sextuplets are 1 in 4.7 billion.
George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign adviser who said in an interview he was protected by his “street cred” during his recent, 12-day prison term in Wisconsin for lying to the FBI. A federal minimum security prison filled with white-collar criminals, Papadopoulos said, was “Trump country.”
Bad week for:
Bob Mueller superfans, whose belief their hero would end the Trump presidency was crushed. “I’ve had to talk a couple of people off the ledge,” said California comedian A.G., who is co-host of the podcast Mueller, She Wrote.
Detours, after a British Airways flight bound from London to Dusseldorf, Germany, instead landed in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. “The pilot said he had no idea how it happened,” said one passenger. The airline blamed an incorrectly filed flight plan.
Biblical prophecy, after thousands of poisonous baby bufo toads suddenly descended on Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. “I just see a massive amount of toads or frogs everywhere, covering every square inch,” said resident Jennifer Quasha. “You can’t even walk through the grass without stepping on one.”