Becoming a bobblehead
The CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci has made it into Milwaukee's National Bobblehead Hall of Fame. Co-founder and CEO Phil Sklar said he added the item in response to requests from his website and social media.
The museum is donating $5 from from every sale to support the American Health Association's “100 Million Mask Challenge.” As of April 6, Fauci’s bobblehead had already raised $100,000 to help buy protective masks for health care workers, according to the New York Post.
If you want one, you can pre-order it here. Expect shipment in July.
Lending a helping hand
For a limited time, Pornhub is offering free premium subscriptions to give people an “extra incentive to stay home,” the company says in a press release.
The world’s largest porn site is also donating $25,000 to the Sex Workers Outreach Project, contributing directly to Covid-19 relief funds, and donating surgical masks and cash to first responders and hospitals
"With nearly one billion people in lockdown across the world because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's important that we lend a hand and provide them with an enjoyable way to pass the time," said Pornhub vice president Corey Price.
Shopping in a bubble
An English woman took social distancing to new lengths when she visited a supermarket on March 23 encased in a zorb ball — a life-sized, inflatable plastic bubble that enthusiasts use to roll down hills and walk on water. A sidekick assisted the woman, collecting her desired grocery items and taking them through check-out.
Random act of kindness
A Minnesota state trooper moved a doctor to tears when he turned what should have been a speeding ticket into a heartwarming act of kindness.
Dr. Sarosh Ashraf Janjua, a cardiologist at a coronavirus quarantine unit in Duluth, was pulled over by Trooper Brian Schwartz for speeding on March 21.
But instead of a ticket, Schwartz handed Janjua five N95 masks he was supposed to use as protection — along with a firm warning for speeding.
Nearly baring it all
Citizens of the Czech Republic are allowed to bare their bodies on the nation’s designated nude beaches, but they’re still expected to wear their face masks and follow social-distancing rules.
On March 27, law-enforcement officers in the town of Lázně BoPč, (we can’t pronounce it either) discovered that half of about 150 nudists at a local beach were breaking those rules.
"Unfortunately, many of the sunbathing citizens were gathered in large groups, and some were not wearing face masks," a police statement said. "Upon the arrival of the police, everyone agreed to respect the government regulation.”
But are you really nude if you’re covering your face and mouth?
A convenient message from God
Barbara Green, wife of Hobby Lobby CEO David Green, claimed that God told her not to close down the company’s lucrative stores. But the West Allis Police Department didn’t get the message. Instead, the department received a “Safe at Home” order from Gov. Tony Evers ordering the shutdown of all non-essential businesses. West Allis officers showed at Hobby Lobby’s Greenfield Avenue store on April 1 and dutifully enforced the instructions from Madison. Five out of six Hobby Lobby stores in the Milwaukee have now been shuttered by authorities. Law-enforcement officers also had to step in and close the stores in other states.