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Boats are taking the long way around the Suez Canal

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A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021 shows a part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 1,300-foot-long vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt's Suez Canal.

A handout picture released by the Suez Canal Authority on March 24, 2021 shows a part of the Taiwan-owned MV Ever Given, a 1,300-foot-long vessel, lodged sideways and impeding all traffic across the waterway of Egypt's Suez Canal. Suez Canal Authority/Handout/AFP via Getty Images

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What can we say? Like many people, we simply can’t look away from the big honkin’ ship that’s stuck in the Suez Canal. Today, we’ll talk about the scale of that traffic jam, the many container ships that are resorting to taking the long way around Africa and Defector’s children’s book treatment of the story. Plus: Alan Turing on currency, the continued erosion of cash bail in California and some great news about our kids podcast “Million Bazillion.

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