The Zoom effect. While hearing oral arguments in a U.S. Supreme Court case over the phone, clearly and identifiably a toilet flushing was heard in the background.
— The Week
You go, girl. Guardians of the French language, the Academie Francaise has declared “Covid-19" to be a feminine noun.
— New York Times
Way gone, girl. At $58.5 million, the highest paid CEO on the S&P 500 is Lisa Su, head of chip-maker AMD. She is the first woman to top the list.
What could be the reason? With millions more working from home, online sales of pajamas are up 143 percent from earlier this year.
The fans in the stands. To compensate for the lack fans in the stands, a South Korean soccer team filled the empty seats in its stadium with “life-size sex dolls.”
The NIMBY virus. Nearly 7½ percent of all U.S. counties have not recorded a single case of Covid-19. Most are in the Midwest.
The new Century club. After 118 years in business, J.C. Penney is joining 113-year old Neiman Marcus and 102-year old Hertz Rent-a-Car in bankruptcy court.
— various sources
Yellow fever? Officially classified as a berry, world banana production is topped by India and China. On the other hand, Australians grow a red variety of banana.