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Google launched the first balloons of Project Loon, which seeks to encircle the planet with rings of Internet-supplying stratospheric balloons.

Cost of renting a giant panda from the Chinese government, per day:

$1,500

In response to a major volcanic eruption, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines vowed he would “eat that ashfall. I’m even going to pee on Taal, that goddamned volcano.”

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