Important News That Got Overshadowed This Week

PSA: Be safe, stay home, and stay informed. -Ed

The news still covers the crisis pretty much 24/7, but that's not all that's happening on the planet right now. There's a bunch of other things you probably missed, that you should know about either because they're pretty important or because they're absolutely hilarious.

For example:

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WE RE-DISCOVERED 10 EXTINCT APPLE VARIETIES. It was the work of the Lost Apple Project, a non-profit group that, so far, found 23 apple varieties thSource: CNN

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THE U.S. PATENT OFFICE RULED THAT AN Al CAN'T BE AN INVENTOR. It denied applications for a food container and a flashlight invented by an AI named DABSource: CNN

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SAUDI ARABIA MADE ITS JUSTICE SYSTEM A BIT MORE HUMANE. King Salman The kingdom ended flogging (until this decision, it held public floggings) and theSource: ABC News

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CANADA BANNED MILITARY-GRADE ASSAULT WEAPONS. The ban on 500 types of weapons took effect immediately, but there will be a two-year amnesty for ownersSource: VICE

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RUSSIA IS GOING TO GLORIFY THE ANNEXATION OF CRIMEA WITH CATHEDRAL ARTWORK. The mosaic The cathedral They're about to open a cathedral that's mostly dSource: The Guardian

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CHIPOTLE HAD TO PAY THE LARGEST EVER U.S. FOOD SAFETY FINE. ICHIPOTLE LEXMCARD eST CHIPOTLE MEXICAN GRILL They had to cash out $25 millon for sickeninSource: The New York Times

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WE HAVE A NEW WAY TO FIGHT EXTINCTION. Scientists managed to make a toad from sperm that had been frozen (they named him Olaf). That means we could haSource: The Guardian

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SWEDEN IS GOING GREEN AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. They shut down their last coal power plant two years sooner than planned. That makes Sweden the third EuropeaSource: The Independent

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A QUEBEC JUDGE CANCELLED A $370, 000 DEBT FROM ROCK-PAPER-SCISSORS. In 2011, two guys played three rounds of rock-paper-scissors for 517,000 Canadian Source: CTV News

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NORWAY IS DITCHING GAS-POWERED CARS. In March 2020, 75% of new cars bought in Norway were hybrids or electric cars. Norwegians were pretty against eleSource: The Guardian

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THE GOP COULD TAKE A HISTORIC LOSS BECAUSE A FORM WAS FILLED OUT BADLY. MAAAAA N M S HANNLEY m P TRICT DI Arizona Republican Representative Shawnna BoSource: Newsweek

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THE PENTAGON OFFICIALLY RELEASED UFO VIDEOS. NAR IR RIC OPR Z2.0 3 R uno m: LST 1688 1688 C LTD/R The videos were leaked years ago, and the Pentagon Source: Buzzfeed News

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