It seems like nothing can slow down Usain Bolt's record-setting career — except maybe his own teammates. Bolt lost one of his gold medals after his teammate tested positive for a banned stimulant, disqualifying the entire relay team from Jamaica at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The teammate's sample was tested again before the 2016 Olympics, when it tested positive. Now an international sports tribunal has ruled that his test invalidates the 2008 win. Thankfully for Bolt, he still has eight other gold medals.
The U.S. has another excellent jobs report (Bloomberg Economics)
Unemployment is at its lowest point in nearly five decades. Payroll increased 223,000. Unemployment fell to 3.8 percent, and average hourly earnings rose to 2.7 percent. While perhaps not a dramatic change from 3.9 and 2.6 percent from last month, economists had not expected either of these numbers to change at all.
Lions, tigers, and a jaguar escape and roam free in Germany (Evening Standard)
Two lions, two tigers, and a jaguar escaped from a zoo in Lünebach, Germany, on Friday morning. A bear has also been shot and killed by police. Residents were warned to stay inside. The big cats were later caught thanks to some assistance from a drone.
An real estate sign was initially stuck in a lawn in New Jersey before it was washed away in Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. After spending nearly six years being carried around by ocean currents, it washed up on a beach near Bordeaux, France. When a man contacted the real estate company listed on the sign, the company's marketing director "initially thought this has to be a prank." Oceanographers think that the sign may actually have been on its second trip to Europe, following currents near Spain, then back to Jersey, then back again to France, before finally washing ashore.
The new license plates would display numbers using basically the same technology that an Amazon Kindle uses to display pages of a book. But wait, there's more. The plates could track mileage, find stolen cars, and plates on government vehicles could display emergency messages or Amber alerts. But the tracking worries some people who are concerned about privacy concerns. For now, though, the plates are not mandatory, even in California. Instead, car owners will have the option of buying the new plates at certain car dealerships in the state. The plates could also be introduced soon in Florida and Texas.
The official death toll in Puerto Rico is 64. However, a recent Harvard study estimated that the number was probably closer to 4,645. Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló told CNN that there would be "hell to pay" if he found out that Puerto Rican officials were withholding information about death statistics. But he also said that Puerto Rico did "the best it could" to gather the data under the circumstances. The initial estimates were released by Puerto Rico's territorial government, and not the federal government of the United States.
The discovery of the Titanic was actually a biproduct of a Cold War mission, according to an exhibit by National Geographic. Oceanographer Robert Ballard had been commissioned to determine if the USS Thresher and the USS Scorpion submarines were sunk as a result of foul play. Ballard suggested that the Titanic, which he suspected was in between the two submarines would be a good cover for the mission. The Navy gave him the go-ahead, and allowed him to search for the lost cruise ship in his spare time.