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Reality Check Recap: March 31st, 2014

Reality Check Recap: March 31st, 2014

10 aircraft and 10 boats are now involved in the search for the missing Malaysian Airlines flight. Searchers thought they found debris Sunday but it turned out to be fishing equipment. The black box only has batteries to ping its location for another seven days or so, so an American pinger locator is now being sent to help the search.

Source: cnn.com

 

Climate change is only going to get worse. This is according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, a United Nations group. Their new report says that the effects of climate change are only going to get worse and we’re losing time to turn them back.

Source: nytimes.com

 

It’s been a week since that mudslide in Washington State. Thirty people are still missing; the death toll is officially 21. Weather is making it difficult to continue the search, and the search area is dangerous and filled with contaminants.

Source: newday.blogs.cnn.com

 

Here’s your March Madness update: Wisconsin beat top-seeded Arizona in overtime Saturday. Florida’s also headed to the Final Four after they beat Dayton. UConn beat Michigan State and Kentucky hit a 3-pointer with just over two seconds left last night to beat Michigan. The Final Four is this weekend.

Source: theskimm.com

 

And the president of Taco Bell says Canada will get Taco Bell’s breakfast menu only when Canadians take Justin Bieber back. It happened during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” session. A user asked Taco Bell president Brian Niccol when delicious breakfast menu items like the Waffle Taco and A.M. Crunchwrap would be headed north to our Canadian friends. Brian’s response? “When you take Justin Bieber back.”

Source: latimes.com

 

And there’s a new stupid trend:  apparently some kids are now smoking coffee. They’re either rolling coffee grounds into rolling papers and smoking it like pot, or putting a whole coffee bean into a pipe and lighting it. It’s dangerous, because that rush of caffeine into the body can cause breathing problems, rapid heartbeat, hallucinations, and more.

Source: independent.co.uk

 

And if you want to join the Mile High Club but don’t want to get kicked off your plane, now you have an option: an entrepreneur named Andy Johnson will take you one mile above Las Vegas in his Cessna 421 Golden Eagle (which has a bed instead of seats) and you get 40 minutes to do whatever before you land again.

Source: nydailynews.com

 

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