Good week/bad week
Good week for:
Secularism, with new research indicating that 0 percent of Icelandic people under the age of 25 believe the Bible’s account of the Earth’s creation. Icelandic belief in elves, meanwhile, remains stable above 50 percent in the most recent surveys.
Level playing fields, when 12 four-legged contestants were disqualified from a camel beauty contest in Saudi Arabia for using Botox. A camel breeder explained that Botox is used to exaggerate the camel’s lips, nose, and jaw so that judges say, “‘Oh, look at how big that head is.’”
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, after the Illinois Democrat, 49, announced she is expecting her second child, which will make her the first sitting senator to give birth. Duckworth, who lost both legs while serving in Iraq, conceived through in vitro fertilization.
Bad week for:
David Ige, Hawaii’s governor, 61, who confessed he was unable to correct the state’s erroneous warning of an imminent missile attack for 17 minutes because he’d forgotten his Twitter password.
Eating raw salmon, when a California man with a daily sushi habit discovered during a bowel movement that he had acquired a tapeworm from one of his lunches. He pulled and pulled, and the worm was 5 feet, 6 inches long.
Rejoining the herd, after police blocked Chris Christie from using a VIP entrance at Newark Airport that he’d used for eight years as New Jersey’s governor, and directed him to stand in TSA screening lines like everyone else. Christie later insisted he’d simply stood in the wrong line by mistake.