So Long to Grumpy Cat, Amazons Special Warehouses, and More News From Today

 wired.com  05/17/2019 22:14:54 

We're pouring one out for Grumpy Cat, Amazon is doing damage control after some bear-spray incidents, and ocean plastics are choking us out. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less.

Today's Headlines

Grumpy Cat is headed to cat heaven

The viral sensation Grumpy Cat passed away at 7 years old today, and with her a time where the internet was a joyful and united place. Let us all honor her memory by remembering the time when our memes were all as pure and fluffy as she was.

Amazon is building special warehouses for hazardous items

Last year, an incident involving bear spray exploding in a warehouse hospitalized over twenty of Amazon's workers. It wasn't even the first time the company had had a bear spray incident. So now Amazon is investing in specially-engineered buildings, equipped with sprinkler systems, designated storage areas, and special training for employees.

Plastics aren't just strangling animals, but us too

Scientists have revealed that the toxins from plastics in the ocean can leach into seawater and inhibit the growth and efficiency of the bacteria Prochlorococcus. What's Prochlorococcus, you ask? Oh, it's only the bacteria responsible for producing an estimated 20 percent of the oxygen we breathe.

Cocktail Conversation

Everyone seems to have an opinion on how the final season of Game of Thrones has been going. So our writers got together to consider what they will need from the finale in order to feel good about the series.

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