Good week/Bad week
Good week for:
Bella Hadid, the supermodel, whose face is closer to the ancient Greek ideal of geometrical perfection than any other woman’s in public life, according to British plastic surgeon Dr. Julian DeSilva. With a facial-perfection rating of 94.35 percent, Hadid beat out singer Beyoncé (92.44 percent) in DeSilva’s rankings.
Discoveries, after the Paris Zoological Park unveiled “the Blob,” a small, boneless, single-celled being that’s not a plant, animal, or fungus. “It surprises us because it has no brain,” said director Bruno David, “yet it is able to learn.”
Tolerance, with a new poll showing that 72 percent of white evangelical Protestants now believe that a person who commits “immoral personal acts” can serve effectively in public office. That figure has skyrocketed, for some reason, from a mere 30 percent in 2011.
Bad week for:
‘Pierre Delecto’, the formerly secret Twitter identity of Sen. Mitt Romney, who was outed this week by Slate.com. Delecto has often defended Romney and favorited tweets critical of President Trump, Hillary Clinton, Newt Gingrich, and Sen. Lindsey Graham.
Hawaii, where the rates of gonorrhea and syphilis have risen to the highest levels in 30 years, partly because of dating apps. “More partners, more chances to get infections,” said a health official.
Zeros, after Oklahoma Judge Thad Balkman admitted miscalculating a portion of the huge judgment against Johnson & Johnson for contributing to the state’s opioid crisis. The figure of $107.6 million should have been only $107,600, Balkman said, adding, “That’s the last time I use that calculator.”