Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Studying geography, after a Fox & Friends chyron stated that President Trump had vowed to “cut U.S. aid to three Mexican countries.” Experts insist there is only one Mexican country in Latin America (“Mexico”).
Skrillex, the electronic-music pioneer, whose signature blend of very high and low frequencies can stop mosquitoes from biting, according to new research. Scientists found that mosquitoes were so “entertained” by Skrillex’s “dubstep” that “the occurrence of blood-feeding activity was lower.”
Alaska, which had its warmest March in decades. Anchorage had 18 consecutive days above 40 degrees, and northern parts of the state reached 70 degrees—more than 40 degrees above normal.
Bad week for:
Alaska, after warm temperatures began thawing an estimated 66 tons of frozen human feces left by mountaineers on Denali, North America’s highest mountain. “We expect it to still smell bad and look bad,” said a spokesman for the National Park Service.
Nativism, after the Associated Press reported that Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke gave a speech “in his native Spanish” in El Paso, Texas. O’Rourke, whose first and middle names are actually Robert Francis, is of Irish descent.
Roots, after President Trump falsely stated that his father was born “in a very wonderful place in Germany.” Fred Trump was born in the Bronx, N.Y. In 1987’s The Art of the Deal, Trump claimed that his father emigrated “from Sweden, as a child.”