Happy hump day! Here’s some weird, wacky Wednesday news to relieve your mid-week malaise.
On Tuesday, The Anti-Defamation League declared Pepe the frog as a hate symbol. The popular meme started off innocently enough, but recent usage by white supremacists and anti-Semitics have tarnished the image’s reputation. Love it or hate it, it’s RIP Pepe. (TIME)
The first-ever baby with three parents was born in New York City five months ago, according to a recent report. The baby, in risk of inheriting a rare mitochondrial disease from the mother, received a mitochondrial DNA implant from a donor. Although the operation is still illegal in the United States (the implant was performed in Mexico), the implantation of a third set of DNA is gaining traction as a potential cure for certain diseases. (The Washington Post)
A Tennessee woman reportedly returned home to find two burglars having sex on her couch. The male burglar fled the scene, while the female burglar was caught and held under a $30,000 bond. “I picked up my broom, I wanted to hit the man so hard,” the burglary victim was quoted saying. We at Bwog would have reacted the same way, to be honest. (Cosmopolitan)
Are you so done with people? Elon Musk announced Tuesday that SpaceX will make self-sustaining colonies on Mars a reality within the next 50-150 years. According to Musk, a ticket to the red planet, when available, will cost you around $200,000. The company has enjoyed recent success with its latest rocket landing missions. (CNN)