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• Bloomberg has a long and thoughtful appreciation of Minoru Yamasaki, the Japanese American architect who designed the twin towers and subsequently faced a wave of racist and sexist criticism for absolutely no reason other than mass ignorance.

• The 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Acapulco earlier this week caused a bunch of flashes of blue light, leading many people to think the apocalypse was upon them. But scientists say "earthquake lights" are the (fairly common) result of rocks near the Earth's crust rubbing against each other and releasing energy into the atmosphere.

• North Korea held a military parade earlier today that featured a bunch of people in orange hazmat suits and gas masks marching together to symbolize the country's pandemic protection efforts... all while a packed crowd of unmasked citizens watched from the stands.

• After dozens of people caught COVID-19 while climbing Mount Everest back in the spring, Nepal is now requiring climbers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or a negative PCR test, though climbing experts say they doubt this will actually be enforced.

• Phil Dunster, a.k.a. Jamie Tartt on Ted Lasso, told the Times that in London where he lives, people don't watch the show and nobody recognizes him in public.

• Michael Constantine, who played the dad in My Big Fat Greek Wedding and put Windex on the map, has died at the age of 94.

• Take the red pill and watch the first trailer for The Matrix Resurrections.

• We got an update on the 56 Leonard bean sculpture: still half a bean.

• And finally, not sure why The Independent gave this clip a freaky crime drama soundtrack, but here's a deer and a bunny enjoying a forest together: