Tl;dr of news I read and watched September 15th 2018

Tl:dr stands for, “Too long didn’t read.” Here’s news: Hurricane Florence hit the USA. It’s a bad thing. Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines. It’s a bad thing. Lehman Brothers crashed about 10 years ago. It was reported as a bad thing. There was a dead probably gofer(?) in some drain in Japan. The news I […]

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Project AIUR is holding a €100,000 equivalent competition to, “..debunk your field’s most annoying misconception.”

Project AIUR is holding a competition which will award €100,000 equivalent, but in the Ethereum cryptocurrency, to the entity that debunks their fields most annoying misconception. Project AIUR is a part of Iris.ai which was a top 10 team that stood out as part of the IBM Watson X-Prize. Part of the goal of Iris.ai is to […]

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Sexy Vegan, Kanye ‘Deez Nuts’ West, Bub Squeal Bubbington, and more are legally running for president.

As of August 29th 2018, there are already some interesting candidate names out there who have actually legally filed for president of the USA for the 2020 election. You can confirm at https://classic.fec.gov/data/Form2Filer.do?format=html. Here are some of the names that came up: Sexy Vegan is likely the same person who changed his name to Sexy Vegan […]

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Here are the states with the highest and lowest taxes in 2018.

WalletHub made a list of the states with the highest and lowest taxes, when including property tax burden, individual income tax, and sales and excise tax. When looking at where to live, tax rates may influence people’s decisions. So many other sites would screw your time over by giving you multiple slides that might take […]

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Ohio governor candidate is a 5 time Jeopardy champion

Democrat Richard Cordray is running for governor of Ohio, facing off against Mike DeWine (Republican), Constance Gadell-Newton (Green), and Travis Irvine (Libertarian). Richard Cordray is a 5 time Jeopardy champion, all victories of which came in 1987. Jeopardy is a television game show where people answer questions assigned a dollar value, and are potentially rewarded money if […]

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$75 million in electric bus rapid transit funding received in Albuquerque

The spending bill passed by the USA ‘s federal government in March promised funding to help fund Albuquerque’s electric bus rapid transit system. The hope is that Albuquerque Rapid Transit (ART) will open fully sometime in winter. This bus rapid transit system has been in construction for about 2 years, and it opened partial service […]

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Australia gets new PM after upheaval within the Liberal party.

No prime minister has served out the full 3 year term as prime minister in recent times in Australia. Now former prime minister Malcom Turnbull is being replaced by Scott Morrison. In Australia the prime minister is chosen by people within the ruling party or ruling coalition. Since the Liberal party has the most control, […]

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Was it cheaper to wipe with the Venezuelan bolivar (fuerte) or with toilet paper? I did the math.

Venezuela introduced a new currency as of August 20th to help ease hyperinflation called the bolivar soberano. The bolivar fuerte inflated so much that it cost 2,600,000 bolivars for 1 roll of toilet paper. The smallest bill denomination before the switch was the 500 bolivars note. 2,600,000 bolivars cost divided by the 500 bolivar note denomination, means […]

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Thousands of prisoners freed in Northern Africa and the Middle East on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice

While some people in Bangladesh sacrifice cattle for Eid al-Adha (this spelling will be used for this article), or the Feast of Sacrifice, in Northern Africa and the Middle East, thousands of people are being freed on the occasion of the Feast of Sacrifice. Here are some of the counts: Egypt – 2,376 prisoners being […]

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