Current News: Weird Edition

Jacob Chace
2 min readMar 27, 2021


Suez Canal Blocked Up by Gigantic Container Ship

The Suez Canal, one of the world’s busiest shipping lanes, was plugged by a 1,300 foot long container ship Tuesday. The Ever Given ran aground in the canal when a sandstorm limited visibility in the surrounding region. Eight tugboats and various other ships tried to get the ship unstuck through Thursday.

Man Alleges He Found Shrimp Tails in His Cinnamon Toast Crunch

On Twitter, a producer from LA sent a picture of shrimp tails that he allegedly found in his Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. Since Monday, when the initial tweet went viral, General Mills responded claiming the tails were simply a build-up of cinnamon sugar and assured there was no chance for cross contamination. Since this exchange, many people have come forward on Twitter with abuse allegations against the man who tweeted the initial photos.

14-Year-Old Trampoline Park Employee Assaulted by Five Women

A worker at the Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park in Memphis was assaulted by five women Sunday. The 14-year-old has asked the women to leave and was escorting them out when they began assaulting her in the parking lot. The five women remain at large and there is a $1,000 reward for information on their whereabouts.

Robot’s Self-Portrait NFT Sells for $688,000

A painting self-portrait by Sophia, a Hong Kong humanoid robot, sold for nearly $700,000 Thursday. The artwork was in the form of a Non-Fungible Token which is a digital signature that affords authenticity. It was produced in collaboration with Andrea Bonaceto and was combined with art history and her own artistic vision by Sophia.

Steer that Escaped Slaughterhouse Captured After Two Months

A 1,500-pound cow that escaped Feb. 4 in Johnston, RI, was captured Friday. The steer got away from its handler at Rhode Island Beef and Veal when it was being transported to a slaughterhouse. It had been spotted many times across the state before finally being corralled.