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October 2, 2021

PlandAndFire

“The miracle is this - the more we share, the more we have.”
– Leonard Nimoy

Top News Today

💍 Indonesian man marries Rice Cooker; divorces it 4 Days later. Why?

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Verity of viral social media fame: Khoirul Anam, an Indonesian man ‘married’ his rice cooker in a fancy wedding.

He shared pics showing Mrs. Anam in a sheer white veil with a caption - Fair, obedient, loving, and good at cooking. The story only got stranger when, 4 days later, he announced the divorce on Facebook citing that it could only cook rice.

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Covid surge: Singapore records its highest daily tally of 2,909 Covid cases.

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The US crossed 700k covid fatalities on Friday, reporting an average of 2k deaths per day last week, while the global covid death toll is to surpass 5M.

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After brutal inflation devalued its currency over time, Venezuela changed its currency for the 3rd time in 15 years, eliminating 6 zeroes. People's fears of costs going up after the currency change turn out to be true.
Before: 100 bolívar = $0.000000000238187
After: new 100 bolívar is now a little less than $25.

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Big pill - Big deal: The antiviral pill by the drugmaker Merck can reduce the risk of covid hospitalizations and deaths by 50% and could possibly be the 'Gamechanger.'

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Biden's government calls for the federal judge to block the controversial Texas abortion law, adding that this law was designed to ‘violate the constitution’.

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