Good week/bad week
Good week for:
The birds and the bees, after Pornhub.com introduced a new “Beesexual” channel, featuring explicit footage of bees pollinating flowers. The site will make donations to a bee-conservation charity to help “ensure that bees continue to fornicate and pollinate.”
James Holzhauer, a 34-year-old professional gambler who has won more than $1 million on the TV quiz show Jeopardy! Holzhauer’s aggressive betting strategy has him piling up prize money at more than double the pace of show legend Ken Jennings.
Cleveland’s Cuyahoga River, which was named America’s “River of the Year” for 2019—50 years after the then-pollution-clogged waterway caught fire and helped inspire the Clean Water Act. The Cuyahoga’s turnaround is “a national success story,” said Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers.
Bad week for:
San Francisco, where a public defecation epidemic connected to its large homeless population is getting worse. The city’s recorded number of “human feces incidents” has increased every year for the past eight years, from 5,547 in 2011 to 28,084 in 2018.
Screens, after a new Washington University study found that teens now spend about eight hours a day and adults 6½ hours sitting down, due to heavy computer use and TV. “Everything we found is concerning,” said lead researcher Yin Cao.
Blaming the staff, after North Korea reportedly executed four top officials whom dictator Kim Jong Un faulted for the failure of his second summit with President Trump. The Dear Leader reportedly also demoted his right-hand man and his sister.