Friday, March 11, 2016

Link roundup

1. "A mystery investor [in Turkey] who first appeared a year and a half ago with $450 million of bets on a single day, almost double the market average, is now executing major transactions with increasing frequency, scaring away competitors who can’t figure out when he or she will strike next, traders and bankers said."

2. The misadventures of the Russian fleet destroyed by Japan:

They slowly make their way around Africa, fighting off several more "torpedo boats" and picking up a variety of exotic pets like crocodiles and snakes that now roam the ships. Their refrigerated ship fails and they have to dump large quantities of rotten meat, causing a swarm of sharks to follow them around.

They had a long stopover in Madagascar. During a funeral for a crewmember who died of illness, a live shell was mistakenly used in the gunnery salute, hitting the cruiser Aurora.
3. "A koala in a Los Angeles Zoo enclosure was mauled to death, and the beloved Griffith Park mountain lion P-22 is believed to be the animal responsible, the zoo's director said Wednesday."
Surveillance footage showed P-22 getting into the LA Zoo
4. "McCafé Ad Featuring Gay Teen Sparks Controversy in Taiwan"
In the ad, the son scribbles on a McCafé cup the words "I like guys," to which his father reacts by getting angry and storming out. Eventually, the father returns with another cup from McCafé and writes on his son's cup, "I accept that you like guys." Religious groups in Taiwan are not pleased