Seagull covered in curry

Bird Identification Tools Show Allegedly New Bird Is Curry-Covered Seagull

July 20, 2019

A bird thought to be a new species was discovered to be a seagull covered in curry, CBS News reported. The brightly-colored orange gull was transported to Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital in Buckinghamshire, England, where the mystery was solved. Identifying bird species is vital to hobbyists and biologists alike. […]

View of The Shard in London

Free Climber Ascends London Skyscraper, Showing Daredevil Personality

July 14, 2019

A Londoner climbed The Shard, a 310-meter skyscraper, mostly without ropes, “The Guardian” reported Monday. Although he isn’t the first person to scale the building, his disregard for his own safety raises questions about our individual personalities. Why do we engage in high-risk activities? […]

Glass ceiling in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City

The Met to Keep Picasso Sold by Man Fleeing Mussolini, Echoing History

July 6, 2019

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will keep a Picasso sold by a man fleeing the Axis, Reuters reported. A federal appeals court ruled last week that his heirs waited too long to request the return of the painting, sold to the Met 58 years ago. Reclaiming Nazi-stolen art has a long and complicated past worldwide. […]

Empty airplane seats with window

Woman Wakes Up on Empty Plane, Perseveres Until Rescue

July 3, 2019

BBC News reported that a woman recently woke up alone on a parked airplane. The Air Canada flight had landed in Toronto but the crew failed to awaken the passenger, who had to call for help to be rescued from the plane. Her story illustrates how the brain handles stress. […]

Two women ordering fast food on touch screen menu

Diversifying Restaurant Menus Suggest Taking a Look at What the World Eats

June 21, 2019

Menus at restaurants—especially fast food—are becoming more diverse. McDonald’s has a new “Worldwide Favorites” menu, the “Los Angeles Times” reported. “The Sacramento Bee” said a local Taco Bell will feature multiple alcoholic beverages this fall. With new menus everywhere, it’s worth looking at what the world is eating. […]

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