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If you thought 2020 couldn’t get any stranger, a pigeon just sold for R29 million

There is about a month left before I go on holiday and I am so excited. I am off to the bush, then home for Christmas and then off to Cape Town. I am so excited to wear flip flops all day erryday, read, not wake up with an alarm and hang out with friends and family. And now this.

Twitter introduces fleets

It was only a matter of time before Twitter got its own version of Stories (I mean LinkedIn already has Stories). Fleets allow you to share text, photos and videos which disappear after 24 hours.

Use your fingers to crochet some KFC

Yes really. Self-taught crochet artist ChiliPhilly has teamed up with KFC to get people crafting. Apparently, these are easy to do.

kfc crochet 2

Never underestimate the importance of a new notebook

I always have a notebook with me and if I ever lost my current notebook I would be royally screwed. I work in digital, have to-do lists and project plans on Google Docs but the most important stuff is in my notebook. Recently I had the pleasure of switching to a new notebook and it’s one of the best feelings ever.

With special thanks to Claire S for sharing this tweet with me. 

What has two wings and is worth R29m?

New Kim, a female racing pigeon, has made records when she was sold for $1.9m. What makes this special, is that before this, male pigeons were only sold for that kind of cash. Pigeon racing is big in China and there’s more to pigeons than just seeing them hanging around complexes and food.

There is always one… (this is one of my favourite gifs ever).

Learn about economics with Planet Money on TikTok

If you love podcasts, and why wouldn’t you, then you’ve probably heard of Planet Money. They have their own TikTok channel and have created a star. They take complex economic topics and simplify them with terrible graphics and acting that is hilarious and sinister.

 

@planetmoneyWe don’t want to have to scan the whole internet, so we’re willing to pay middlemen to do it for us ##economics ##tiktokpartner ##learnontiktok♬ original sound – planetmoney

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Baby Yoda turns 1. We’re drinking Tesla Tequila to celebrate.

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