The Saturday Six: The Fireball lawsuit, Tennessee student gets a robotic hand and more

M&M’s is removing “spoke candies” from branding

M&M’s “spoke candies” removed from marketing in favor of SNL alum Maya Rudolph


The weekend is finally here.

In a busy news week, Panic at the disco announced that they were splitting up, reportedly watered down Disney World’s Splash Mountain appeared for sale on Ebay after the tour closed and dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River for the first time in years.

Panic!  At The Disco In Concert - Sacramento, CA
Brendon Urie from Panic! at the Disco performs in support of the band’s “Pray for the Wicked” release at Golden 1 Center on February 20, 2019 in Sacramento, California.

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Also, Oscar nominations were announcedwe learned about pitfalls that can delay the tax refund and the world mourned the death of the Sesame Street co-creator Lloyd Morrisett and Randy Gonzalez by TikTok’s Enkyboys.

But that’s not nearly all.

Below is our weekly Saturday Six roundup of half a dozen news stories—in no particular order—from the heartfelt to the weird to the tragic, and everything in between.

  • M&M’s put its spokespeople on ‘indefinite hiatus’ in the wake of uproar over changes to the green M&M. From history: The company said Monday that it now sees that “even a candy shoe can be polarizing,” which was the last thing they wanted. Therefore, they have decided to take an “indefinite break” from the spokesperson candidates, and in their place the actress Maya Rudolph will be the spokesperson. See more in the video above.
  • Archaeologists uncovered one golden secret in the mouth of the socialist from the 17th century “who did not have a good reputation”. From the story: Scientists have discovered the long-buried secret of a 17th-century French aristocrat 400 years after her death: she used gold floss to prevent her teeth from falling out.
  • Tennessee students created a robotic hand for a new classmate. From the story: With access to online models and a 3D printer, the group – not even knowing if their plan would work – went home. Using the prosthesis, Peralta was able to catch a baseball with his right hand for the first time.
  • Some consumers say tip requests get out of hand. From the story: Some fed up consumers post nonsense on social media complain about tip requests at drive-thrus, while others say they’re tired of being asked to leave a tip for a muffin or a simple cup of coffee at their neighborhood bakery. What’s next, they wonder – are we going to give tips to doctors and dentists too?
  • One study suggested The Earth’s inner core can spin in the other direction. From history: Earth’s inner core, a hot ball of iron the size of Pluto, has stopped spinning in the same direction as the rest of the planet and may even be rotating the other way, research suggested Monday.
  • Finally, it is claimed in a lawsuit Fireball Cinnamon mini bottles are “misleading” because they do not contain whiskey. From history: In fact, the drink is a malt liquor that tastes like whiskey, much to the dismay of Anna Marquez — the Illinois woman who is suing the Sazerac Company, maker of Fireball, over “misleading” packaging.

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