Here’s hoping these headlines don’t become even more infrequent. I say this because a squirrel was found near Los Angeles with the bubonic plague. The real tragedy, of course, is who will make the movie about the bubonic plague if everyone in Hollywood is killed off by it?
In happier news, the royal parents decided to name the new royal baby after Kansas City hall-of-famer, George Brett (or, his great-grandfather). The name “George” is sure to rocket up the popularity charts in coming years, but tattoo artists have yet to reach consensus on which body part will need to be pierced in order to get a “Prince George”.
From the botany beat, a school in Santa Barbara is preparing to celebrate the rare blooming of a so-called “corpse flower” this week. The Indonesian species is known for its foul odor, though school officials haven’t ruled out that the source may be a maintenance worker who had too much chili for dinner last night.
In Detroit, a man was arrested after swimming across the river separating the motor city from the Canadian border. In order to boost city revenues, cops are now planning to stake out an upcoming triathlon.