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Elon Musk Is So Busy His Private Jet Is Taking 13-Minute Flights Economy $ (Possible Paywall)
Elon Musk was already busy. But once he finalized a deal to buy Twitter in October 2022, his schedule was thrust into overdrive. Over the last few months, he’s been jetsetting between the Bay Area, Austin, and other parts of the world more frequently, as he attempts to oversee five companies at once. Altogether, Musk’s jet flew around the Earth 12.4 times in 2022.
From ‘paradise’ to hell World Affairs
More than 6,000 buildings collapsed in the wake of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Turkey last month. One of those buildings — known as Rönesans Rezidans — was a luxury apartment building developed just 12 years prior on the outskirts of ancient Antakya. As the Financial Times explores, what was supposed to be a benchmark of luxury living has instead turned into a symbol of the rot in Turkey’s construction industry.
Fewer Americans may be getting married these days, but those that do still flock to Las Vegas to tie the knot. Data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that roughly 4% of U.S. marriages in 2021 took place in Nevada, an impressive number when you consider that only about 1% of the U.S. population actually lives in the state.
The 95th Academy Awards are slated for Sunday, March 13th, and people are already making their predictions. A record number of actors of Asian descent were nominated for awards this year, including Michelle Yeoh for “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” But that doesn’t erase a long-standing track record of underrepresentation for Asian actors; out of 1,808 nominees all-time, only 23 could be identified as Asian by the New York Times.
Drought in California Environment
Snow blanketed far-flung parts of California last week, roughly a month after torrential rain pummeled the state. Even so, much of California — 99.4% of the state according to the U.S. Drought Monitor — is either still abnormally dry or in a drought. As Reuters explains, short storms, however strong, are not enough to end California’s drought.