Things I’ve found interesting January 16th 2020

A bit of reading for today.

I Do Not Wear A Bicycle Helmet

Last year during all my bicycle rides I only forgot to wear a helmet once. I am very bad about using an electric scooter rental in cities without wearing one. And yes last year I did take a scooter tumble without a helmet in St Louis.

Kiwi fruit is the new gross pizza topping trend

How strong is your favorite knot? MIT Scientists Invent New Rope Fibers To Study Knots

Sexy robot influencers are taking over Instagram — and coming for your jobs

The latest crop of Instagram supermodels are robots

Meet the hot milkman driving NYC ladies to drink — milk

Two General Motors employees driving new 2020 Corvette Stingrays apparently had a need for speed. The pair were clocked going about 100 mph on a public road in Bowling Green

B.C. Civil Liberties Association files complaints to RCMP watchdog over blocked delivery for pipeline protesters

MGM Resorts selling MGM Grand real estate assets for $2.5B Sourced from @JeffRichgels

Historic Harrah’s Reno to be sold and converted into a non-gaming hotel and mixed use development

“Harrah’s Reno, which opened in 1937, was the original casino in the Harrah’s chain that was founded by William F. “Bill” Harrah”

Report: Harrah’s Reno to be sold, will cease gaming operations Article source provided by @JeffRichgels

Caesars confirms sale of Harrah’s Reno, new owner tied to proposed 20-story downtown hotel

Harrah’s Reno to turn into Reno City Center. Here’s what it will look like

Expand Penn Station? Fight With Trump Stalls Tunnels to Get There

Can Penn Station Handle 175,000 More Riders? Cuomo Thinks So

Monsanto and Bayer are Maneuvering to Take Over the Cannabis Industry

First he was a Navy SEAL. Then he went to Harvard Medical School. The moon could be next.

Felicity Huffman’s daughter is heading to ‘The Twilight Zone’

USC questioned whether Lori Loughlin’s daughters were really athletes a year before admissions scandal

Ex-Trump aide Michael Flynn seeks to withdraw guilty plea

Listen: Radio call to LAX tower raises questions about jet fuel dump over school

Elementary school kids doused as jet dumps fuel before emergency landing

Tough questions for Delta after pilots dump jet fuel on schoolchildren

LAPD could take action against officers in gang-framing case within days, chief says

‘Stop-and-frisk in a car:’ Elite LAPD unit disproportionately stopped black drivers, data show

Trump turns trade deal signing into rambling hour-plus monologue

Golden Ray Salvage Moving to Wreck Removal Phase

An empty hospital. An exploding homeless crisis. Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Gov. Gavin Newsom, the ‘homeless czar,’ hits the road to see conditions for himself

Scientists were stumped when seabirds started dying. Now they have answers

2019 capped world’s hottest decade in recorded history

In a wildfire, animal rescue can be messy; untrained volunteers add to the chaos

Drug dealers shipped kilos of cocaine to Milwaukee from Puerto Rico

Former UW-Oshkosh administrators fined $75,500 in felony misconduct case

How workers and employers are navigating legal cannabis in Illinois

Decatur’s Del Carmen’s Pizza West closes, looking for buyer

Wonder where the recreational marijuana sold in Illinois comes from? Here’s how it’s grown.

Preliminary hate crime charge filed against Decatur man for Facebook message

Buffett Foundation donates $2.3 million for Civic Leadership Institute

Sandy Hook Pilot Dies in Boarding Accident at Port of New York and New Jersey

UK, France and Germany file dispute against Iran for violating nuclear deal

Wasteland: The Mad Max Festival That Makes Burning Man Look Lame

Charities receive an additional $50m from government to help with bushfire relief

Citigroup beats estimates on credit card, trading revenue growth

South Carolina Ports Report Best Year on Record in 2019

Tesla is now worth more than Ford and GM—combined

Porsche Taycan Turbo S is new least-efficient EV: 68 MPGe, 192 miles EPA range

Google acquires AppSheet, a no-code app development platform

Is pineapple on pizza acceptable? Chefs weigh in

How Many Water Bottles Could a Filling Station Save?

Golden Ray Salvage Moving to Wreck Removal Phase

Dogs are helping save Florida’s citrus groves from a devastating disease

YouTube’s NikkieTutorials reveals on a public road in Bowling Greenshe’s transgender

Video: Russian Destroyer ‘Aggressively Approached’ U.S. Navy Ship in Arabian Sea – Fifth Fleet

After Deadly Firefight, Pirates Kidnap Three from Dredger Off Nigeria

Canada’s biggest newspaper says Prince Harry and Meghan Markle aren’t welcome

Harry and Meghan, and why members of the Royal Family can’t live in Canada

Lil Boosie says he didn’t beat up George Zimmerman

James Corden confesses to wearing Spanx under his suits

Cyberwar is coming to a city near you

Harry and Linda Macklowe’s $700 million art collection headed to auction soon