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☕️ Army-Police Standoff

Good morning. Do you shrink back from engaging strangers in conversations? Well, you atre not alone, but a new study shows that having deep conversations with strangers is beneficial to you. Talk to a stranger today.

☕️ A Stubborn Idea

Good morning. In China, a man was banned from all-you-can-eat BBQ for eating too much. The restaurant owner said Mr Kang was putting him out of pocket. When Real Life imitates Comedy. "You no come back here! You been here 4 hour!" 

☕️ FG Warns Again

Good morning.The world's wealthiest dog just listed his Miami mansion (once owned by Madonna) for nearly $32M.  And you thought your pooch was spoiled.

☕️ Vaccine Plant

Good morning. Without an official announcement or fanfare, US Disney parks are including a Black Santa Claus in Christmas celebrations this year for the first time in the company's 66-year theme park history. Economics! You gerrit?

☕️ Unique Inflation

Good morning. According to a Google Trends analysis, the most misspelled word during the pandemic has been "quarantine." Are you surprised?

☕️ Inflation Slows

Good morning. "A bit unbelievable" – A woman, who set a world record after running 95 marathons in 95 days. I can feel my running shoes starring at me.

☕️ Another General Gone

Good morning. â€œCould be penalised” – What could happen to your boss if they text you after work hours in Portugal.  One-way trip to Lisbon, please.

☕️ Cheating CBN

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☕️ Governors Accuse Malami

Good morning. Over the weekend, there was the 50th running of the NYC Marathon, drawing over 30,000 athletes from across the globe. Molly Seidel set the American course record, shattering the previous record by more than a minute. It was later revealed that she did so with two broken ribs. A champ and a half!

☕️ Weed vs NASS

Good morning. As a 9-year-old, she was saved at sea. Thirty-five years later, she reunited with her rescuers. One reader said, "I needed this today." Another: "I'm crying reading this." Chances are you will too. A moving story of tragedy, heartbreak, wonder and, ultimately, beautiful connection. 

☕️ Army Seeks More

Good morning. An intrepid 6-year-old dog helped rescue over 100 injured koalas from the Australian bush fires in 2019–2020. Now, the Australian Koolie named Bear has been named a hero, getting an award from the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).I can only hope Bear knows how important this award is.

☕️ Ikoyi Building Collapse

Good morning. The longtime head of spine surgery at Boston Medical Center has been reprimanded by state regulators and fined $5,000 for leaving an operating room before the start of an emergency ankle surgery to go eat in his parked car, where he fell asleep and missed the procedure. No comments.

☕️ Workers' Casualization

Good morning. New parents in Japan have found an innovative way to introduce their babies to relatives in the pandemic – bags of rice. Parents are sending bags of rice that weigh the same as their newborns for relatives to hold. The bags feature a photo of the newborn baby where the head would be in bags shaped to resemble, as much as possible, an infant.  Modern problems require modern solutions.

☕️ Unpowering Discos

Good morning. An aluminium technician climbed a mast in Lagos in a bid to commit suicide. It took the pleading of emergency management workers and residents for him to come down. He had a weird ask for residents when he was on top of the mast though: They should gather for fellowship and start with songs and praise.

☕️ e-Naira Launches

Good morning. A man bought a lotto ticket and forgot all about it only to see it in his wallet a few days ago and discover he has won $20 Million. Why can’t that happen to my wallet.Best of luck with your new found wealth.

☕️ 'You Lied'

Good morning. Recent research shows that after using tools, crows are happier and behave more optimistically. â€˜The pleasure of accomplishment’ is universal, huh?

☕️ Erdogan Accuses Nigeria

Good morning. A couple has been charged with trying to sell U.S. nuclear secrets to another country stewed over funds and politics. What brings about this kind of confidence?

☕️ #EndSARS Anniversary

Good morning. On this night last year at about 6:50 p.m., members of the Nigerian Army opened fire on peaceful EndSARS protesters at the Lekki toll gate in Lagos State, Nigeria. May the labours of our heroes past not be in vain!

☕️ Royal Freedom

Good morning. An unvaccinated man met a doctor at a bar. He left agreeing to get his first dose. Drinks will make you do anything. Seriously though, it's weird what happens when people talk to a doctor instead of the internet for medical information.

☕️ FG's Vaccination Mandate

Good morning. Have you watched Squid Game? If you have not, then may be the hype is worth it. It is not the most-watched series on Netflix. It upstaged Bridgerton's 82 million with its 111 million views. Staggering stuff.

☕️ Cooking Gas Warning

Good morning. A Canadian woman was sleeping peacefully when a meteorite crashed through her ceiling and landed on her pillow. She plans to keep the space rock as a reminder to never take life for granted.Also maybe as warning to anyone who might dare share her bed.

☕️ Another Record Budget

Good morning. Stackoverflow keyboard called The Key is now a thing. It does only 2 things: Copy and Paste. Every programmer I know needs this!

FG vs Anambra

Good morning. Plumber gets record deal after client hears him singing in his bathroom.Talent in unexpected places.

☕️ Pandora Papers

Good morning. â€œMy mom told me I can't” – A 13-year old on why he wouldn’t take off his mask for his school picture.  Mom always knows best.

☕️ Continuous Subsidy Scam

Good morning.  Danish art museum lent an artist $84,000 to recreate his own older artworks. Instead, he sent them two empty picture frames and titled the piece "Take the Money and Run." Reality is indeed stranger than fiction

☕️ Happy Birthday, Nigeria.

Good morning. Happy independence day, Nigeria! May you rise from the ashes.

☕️ October 1 Ban

Good morning. Are you more of a pen-and-paper writer? Paper Website lets you create websites by uploading photos of your notes and journals.Pretty cool, eh?

☕️ Chimamanda Speaks

Good morning. A National Geographic survey shows that millennials are more adventurous with food than their older counterparts—eating more foreign fare, experimenting with unusual ingredients, and even catching their own dinner.So try a different meal than you are used to this week, would you?

☕️ Akeredolu vs El Rufai

Good morning. According to a recent Finnish collaborative study, standing more often help prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes. Small things matter.

☕️ Sokoto Blackout

Good morning. Two babies were swapped at birth due to a hospital error. The mixup was discovered when the toddlers were 3. Rather than rip the families apart, the collective parents found a way to raise their daughters together—under one roof. Yeah, the truth can be stranger than fiction.

☕️ Iweala Gets Timed

Good morning. There is so much debris in space that angerous encounters are arising as the number of satellites increases. A Chinese satellite got whacked and disabled by a Russian rocket in March. Now, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak wants to clean up space junk with new company. Big ups, Steve!

☕️ Grazing Bans Continues

Good morning. An amputee who can only walk for 20 minutes at a time has climbed England's three highest peaks - a feat that took him 27 hours. Ben Lovell, 42, had never climbed a mountain before he had to have his right leg amputated.Adversity is a motivation!

☕️ IPOB Strikes?

Good morning. A judge has ordered a western Michigan couple to pay $30,441 to their son for getting rid of his pornography collection ... After moving to Indiana, David Werking learned that his possessions were missing. "Frankly, David, I did you a big favor getting rid of all this stuff,' his dad said in an email." The judge followed the value set by an expert. I have so many questions.

☕️ DOM Accounts

Good morning. In today's there's-nothing-you-can-believe-in news: The Co-Founder Of The Fact-Checking Site Snopes Was Writing Plagiarized Articles Under A Fake Name. When you can't even trust Snopes to not lie to you anymore.

☕️ A Regrettable Mistake

Good morning. This is a Trip Advisor review for the ages: "I would've highly recommended this hotel.. however and this is a HUGE however, the only deterring factor for my not recommending to others is the fact that my group of friends RESCUED a young girl from a 12 ft+ CROCODILE."To have left the review is brave enough!

☕️ Dwindling Revenue

Good morning. A new study shows domestic cats prefer to eat from a tray of exposed food rather than work their way through a simple puzzle to access their meal, contrary to the behavior of most species.Study confirms the obvious; finds cats prefer not to work for food.

☕️ Judging Judges

Good morning. â€œGrandfluencers” – The name for people 70+ years old, who have a big following on social media with younger fans. A lifetime full of knowledge is a double tap away.The embodiment of “it is never too late”.

☕️ FG on Vaccination

Good morning. Twitter is rolling out its latest feature, Super Follows, which will allow select large accounts to charge their followers for access to tweets. Super Follows will come at a monthly subscription cost of $2.99, $4.99, or $9.99, set by the account owner.Would you pay to follow anyone on Twitter?

☕️ Guide to e-Naira

Good morning. Cure boredom: No matter where you hold your mouse on this website, it will surface a photo of someone pointing at your pointer.  Pretty neat, huh?

☕️ Escape from Jos

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☕️ Russian Help

Good morning. "You are not a horse. You are not a cow." That's a FDA tweet, letting people know to not use animal meds to treat COVID-19.  Someone give this intern a raise.

☕️ NDA Breach

Good morning. A man, his wife and son finished their dinner at a restaurant, then gathered the staff of 10 together to thank them for their hard work for a long year before leaving them a $10,000 tip to share. There is a lot of goodness out there!

☕️ Hail the King!

Good morning. A man won a lottery...then did it again 11 days later. Tell me how else to spot a reckless time traveller!

☕️ Released Soldiers

Good morning. Last week a hacker successfully stole $600 million worth of cryptocurrency from platform Poly Network. The hacker has returned all but $33 million worth, and yesterday Poly offered the cyber bandit a job as the company's "chief security advisor" and sent a $500,000, no-strings-attached reward.  Who says crime doesn't pay?

☕️ Buhari, Strike & Lecturers

Good morning. Maki Kaji, who created the Sudoku numbers puzzle, has died at 69 of bile duct cancer, his company announced.It's interesting how some people make such silent underappreciated impact across race and nationalities

☕️ Shell Payment

Good morning. According to a Google Trends analysis, the most misspelled word during the pandemic has been "quarantine." Not surprising.

☕️ Debtor Nations

Good morning. The Yale School of Drama announced a $150 million donation from entertainment mogul David Geffen that will make it tuition-free for current and future students. Time to get that drama degree!

☕️ Indonesian Disrespect

Good morning. We still have not gotten over the Olympics. A record 88 countries won a medal in Japan. Hat tip to 1st-time golds for Qatar, Bermuda, and the Philippines.

☕️ SouthEast vs Police

Good morning. A man's dog was stolen. He found the thief, and instead of calling police, he got her into rehab. Empathy!

☕️ PUMA Drama

Good morning. 33-year old Rihanna became a billionaire, according to Forbes. She is worth $1.7B, and is the wealthiest female musician and second richest female entertainer worldwide, after Oprah. Go RiRi!