5 Ridiculous Animal Myths That You Probably Believe – [Cracked]
A Guide To The Child Sexual Abuse Charges Against Penn State’s Jerry Sandusky – [DeadSpin]
The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office has made public the entire 23-page grand jury report that is the basis for former Penn State defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky’s indictment. The report is a graphic, disturbing account of the litany of sex crimes that Sandusky is accused of committing against eight boys from the mid-1990s until the late-2000s. It also details the sequence of events that led to charges of perjury and failure to report suspected child abuse (the latter is a summary offense in Pennsylvania) against two Penn State administrators, including athletic director Tim Curley.
Thousands Help Pay Dissident Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei’s $2.4 Million Dollar Fine – [The Daily What]
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who was illegally detained for nearly three months, was recently given 15 days to pay off a $2.4 million dollar fine for tax evasion — the crime he was forced to plead guilty to in order to be released from jail.
Since then, Ai has been inundated with cash from thousands supporters, raising $840,000 in less than a week. The famed dissident told AFP that people have been literally throwing money at him: “Every morning we have to pick up the money thrown into the courtyard. Sometimes they are folding it into planes or boats.”
With Vaccines, Bill Gates Changes The World Again – [Forbes]
The Republic of Chad, a landlocked desert dictatorship once described by FORBES as the planet’s most corrupt, is a strange place to find Bill Gates. Yet there he was in September, beside Chad’s Qaddafi-trained president, General Idriss Deby. “He and I walked around giving polio drops to a bunch of kids,” recalls Gates. “I shared in confidence with him some views of how he might be even more effective in the way he manages his campaign.”
Yes, a far cry from hunkering down with Paul Allen in an Albuquerque motel to reimagine how the world conveys information, or with Warren Buffett in Sun Valley to brainstorm the future of philanthropy. But to Gates diplomacy with thugs is now just as important, a dispassionate component of what he views as his final legacy. “The metric of success is lives saved, kids who aren’t crippled,” says Gates. “Which is slightly different than units sold, profits achieved. But it’s all very measurable, and you can set ambitious goals and see how you do.”
Listen To The Full Album Stream Of Childish Gambino’s Camp – [NPR]
There’s No Way The Gorgeous Marloes Horst Is A Real Person – [NextRound]