The Daily Populous

Monday September 17th, 2018 morning edition

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The people of Idyllwild California have decided once again to elect a dog as the mayor of their town.

The Golden Retriever Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II, also known to the people of Idyllwild as Mayor Max has been the incumbent for 5 years now preceded by his uncle who was also named Max.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mayor Max (@mayormax1) on Dec 16, 2017 at 4:20pm PST.

The caveat was that the candidate must be a resident of the town but also… must not be human… preferably should either be a cat or a dog.

To assist in this process, the town appointed Phyllis Mueller as Mayor Max’s chief of staff.

After the passing of Mayor Max senior in 2013, the town unanimously voted for Maximus Mighty Dog Mueller II to become the new mayor of Idyllwild.

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mayor Max (@mayormax1) on Jun 17, 2018 at 1:52am PDT. »

Canada's artificial trans fats ban comes into effect — with a phase-out period

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The ban will see Health Canada add partially hydrogenated oils — the main source of trans fats in foods — to its "List of Contaminants and Other Adulterating Substances.".

When the ban takes effect this week, it will be illegal for manufacturers to add artificial trans fats to their products.

Foods like french fries can be cooked in partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, the primary source of artificial trans fats. »

Cards Against Humanity Buys 6-Acre Maine Island

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AFP PHOTO / FRANK PERRY (Photo credit should read FRANK PERRY/AFP/Getty Images) File photo of a private island.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Cards Against Humanity has purchased a 6-acre private island in Maine and is doling out 1-square-foot parcels to participants in its holiday fundraising campaign.

The company’s blog says it joked a couple of years ago that it could have bought a small private island with the money it donated to charity. »

Eliud Kipchoge smashes world marathon record by 78 seconds in Berlin

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And on a pleasant autumn day in Berlin the 33-year-old lived up to that reputation – as well as reinforcing his case to be considered the greatest distance runner of all time – by obliterating the marathon world record.

“I am just so incredibly happy to have finally run the world record as I never stopped having belief in myself.”.

An extraordinary day in athletics continued on Sunday evening as the Frenchman Kevin Mayer smashed the decathlon world record. »