Iceland is a gun-loving country with no shooting murders since 2007 – NBC News
A historic exodus is leaving Venezuela without teachers, doctors and electricians – Washington Post
Monique Richard, the first woman to summit Mount Logan in Yukon’s Kluane National Park, Canada’s highest mountain, solo, says her biggest fear came when she fell into a dangerously deep crevice. – Canadian Press
51 year old swimmer Benoit Lecomte sets off from Japan in a record Pacific crossing attempt. His planned destination is the U.S. west coast. It should take him about 6 months to complete. – BBC
- If you are doubtful this is impossible, Lecomte previously swam the frigid Atlantic Ocean in 73 days – The Independent // But that was 20 years ago, and that trip was some 2,400 kilometres shorter.
New report finds no evidence that having sex with robots is healthy – WSJ (paywall) // Did someone, anyone, really believe it was?
A 23 year old Alberta student is attempting to cross Canada on a unicycle, and has so far made it over the Rockies. – CBC
Canadians are expected to be smoking, eating and vaping up to 35% more marijuana once cannabis is legalized – CBC // Will that make us even nicer?
Unintended benefit? Unlike alcohol, cannabis has no calories – CBC
Apple copied Google Android, again, and unveiled new features in iOS 12 to reduce distractions, including Screen Time, Do Not Disturb at Bedtime, grouped notifications, and new parental controls – Apple // Or you could exercise a bit of self discipline, take back control of your life, and simply power it off at bedtime and when you don’t want to be disturbed.
- The 2+ hour 2018 Apple WWDC keynote condensed into 14 minutes – The Verge via YouTube
The CEO of Aetna, an American health insurance company, was considering suicide before he found meditation – Quartz
Japan’s shrinking population: A record low 946,000 children were born in 2017. Meanwhile deaths hit a post-war high of 1,340,433, resulting in a natural decrease of 394,373 people. – Japan Times
Feral peacocks are attacking vehicles in British Columbia, causing thousands of dollars in damages – CTV News