Good week/bad week
Good week for:
The devil, whose official North American church, the Satanic Temple, has been awarded tax-exempt status by the IRS. Founded by atheists in 2013, the temple seeks to highlight and mock government officials’ favoring of specific religions.
Omens, with the birth on a Montana cattle ranch of a two-headed calf. “I honestly didn’t want to look at it when I realized what it was,” said rancher Heather Herman, 30.
Equality, after the Scottish Maritime Museum announced that it will henceforth stop referring to ships as “she.” “I think that we have to move with the times,” said director David Mann, who reached the decision after woke vandals defaced two of the museum’s signs.
Bad week for:
Americans, after a new Gallup poll found that we are some of the most stressed-out people in the world, with 55 percent saying they’d felt a lot of stress the day before—way above the global average of 35 percent. Democrats were among the most stressed.
Milestones, after President Trump uttered the 10,000th “false or misleading statement” of his presidency, according to Washington Post fact-checkers. In the past seven months, Trump has averaged 23 false or misleading claims a day, including such whoppers as claiming that his border wall is already being built.
Faking it, after a study by the Institute of Labor Economics found that both males and wealthy people are more likely to pretend to know what they’re talking about, when asked to discuss nonexistent mathematical concepts such as “proper numbers” and “declarative fractions.”