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Fun Fact Friday: This is the way the world ends

Seth Kelley and Kai Ryssdal Jan 9, 2015
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Weekly Wrap

Fun Fact Friday: This is the way the world ends

Seth Kelley and Kai Ryssdal Jan 9, 2015
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Catherine Rampell from the Washington Post and John Carney from the Wall Street Journal talk wages, Europe, and everything else to wrap up the week.

What else did we learn this week?

Fun fact: CNN has a doomsday video ready to broadcast when the world ends.

The video shows a band playing “Nearer, My God to Thee.” Then the screen goes black. Yes, it’s as creepy as it sounds.

CNN’s ready for the apocalypse

Fun (and kind of gross) fact: Fresh scallops should still be twitching when you cut them … and you can eat them raw.

That’s according to Rod Mitchell Browne, the owner of a seafood business in Portland, Maine.

Restaurants shell out for high-priced scallops

Fun fact: Hundreds of polar bears gather in the town of Churchill, Manitoba for seven weeks out of the year.

But scientists say the polar bears could be gone in a matter of decades.

A polar bear capital fears a bearless future

Fun fact: The movie “Selma” tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. without using the actual words from his speeches.

The King estate has a vise grip on the intellectual property of King’s speeches, so the movie studio side-stepped the issue altogether.
Why ‘Selma’ can’t show video from Martin Luther King Jr.’s speeches

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