This year’s Boston Marathon saw the first American to win the race in 31 years. 38-year-old Meb Keflezighi had the names of last year’s bombing victims on his bib. He ran the marathon in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 37 seconds. For the women’s division, Rita Jeptoo from Kenya won, with a time of 2 hours and 18 minutes. Men’s Wheelchair: Ernst Van Dyk, South Africa, 1:20:36 Women’s Wheelchair: Tatyana McFadden, United States, 1:35:06
It’s been 45 days since Malaysian Airlines flight 370 went missing. This means that now lawyers can move in. There’s a rule that American lawyers have to wait 45 days before they can reach out to families who have lost someone in a plane crash. So expect to hear about families bringing lawsuits against Boeing.
Oklahoma is holding off on executing two death row inmates. The inmates’ lawyers are challenging how the state gets its lethal injection drugs. Apparently, drug companies aren’t selling their lethal injection drugs to prisons anymore so it’s harder for prisons to get them. One of the prisoners was originally scheduled to be executed today.
Netflix is going to raise its prices. The company plans to increase new customer prices $1-to-$2 a month by July. If you remember, back in 2011 Netflix tried to raise prices, but people freaked out and tore their shirts and threw their bills into mass fire pits. This time, Netflix has more exclusive content that they hope people will be willing to pay for.
Airport officials are trying to figure out how a 16-year-old got into an airplane wheel well unnoticed, and then survived the trip. The kid made it from San Jose, California to Maui by scaling the fence at San Jose International Airport and then sneaking into the plane’s wheel well. He told police he was running away from home. Officials say he passed out from the cold and lack of oxygen, and then woke up after the plane landed in Maui. Most people who attempt this don’t survive.
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And Haagen-Dazs in Japan is coming out with two vegetable-flavored ice creams. Tomato Cherry and Carrot Orange will be released in May. No word on the actual amount of veggies in the ice cream, but they’ll have about half the amount of milk fat. Haagen-Dazs hasn’t announced a US release date.
And people are going under the knife so they’ll look better on social media. A recent poll found that doctors are seeing a 31% increase in cosmetic requests from people who say they want to look better online.
And in a bad mood? Go ahead and wallow. Mental health experts say that putting on a happy face when you’re down doesn’t really help. To be more positive, first you’ve got to let yourself be mopey. Crying, punching your pillow, and screaming are all healthy ways to deal.