All from a couple of 2020 Harper’s Findings and Indeces:
Migrating steppe eagles fitted with cellular trackers by Russian zoologists incurred massive international roaming charges.
Female fish will mate outside their species if a male is attractive enough or if the female can’t see clearly.
Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it? (A question for women only.)
A nineteen-year-old Margarita Island capuchin monkey in a Chinese zoo with a humanlike face has remained unable to find a mate, which zookeepers attribute not to his appearance but to his bad personality.
A Tennessee electric eel was switching the lights of a Christmas tree on and off.
Speaking of which, remind me some day to tell you about a moose in Banff who got a high from mild electric shocks (?) and consequently repeatedly ripped strings of Xmas lights off people’s houses and, trailing the lights, would run down Banff’s main street.
Why we need a new voting rights act* and why I’m endlessly furious at John Roberts
Minimum number of polling places that states in the South have closed since 2012: 1,327.
Why I’m beyond furious at Mitch McConnell
Average effective tax rate, as a percentage of income, paid by the richest 400 households in the United States in 2018: 23.
The Wizard Rock, a boulder that had vanished from the Prescott National Forest, reappeared.