New York City is building a better rat trap.
After a pilot program targeting rat colonies proved successful, NYC officials plan to funnel nearly $3 million toward eradicating rodents, tackling the problem at its sources in parks and subways. That being said, recent estimates have put the city’s rat population at 2 million — significantly lower than the previously accepted 8 million number. Hey, we’re not that gross.
Pack your bags, guys, we’re all moving to Emeryville!
The Northern California town plans to raise its minimum wage to $16 by 2019, making it the city with the highest minimum wage in the nation (the current federal minimum wage is $7.25). On the downside, Emeryville is located in the San Francisco Bay Area – which, while beautiful – is so flipping expensive that you’re going to need every last cent if you want to live there.
One large pizza. And the police. No toppings.
A Florida woman being held hostage outwitted her captor after placing a cry for help (“911hostage help!” to be precise) on her Pizza Hut app delivery order, Reuters reports. The Pizza Hut store’s manager saw the unusual note and called the cops immediately, actually earning that bogus $2.75 “convenience fee.”
Secretary of State John Kerry takes a selfie with a baby elephant while touring the Sheldrick Center Elephant Orphanage at the Nairobi National Park, Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Nairobi, Kenya. REUTERS/Andrew Harnik/Pool
Here’s a picture of John Kerry posing for a selfie with a baby elephant. For this and other stellar photography, check out the Reuters pictures editor’s slideshow here.