The Daily Populous

Saturday April 18th, 2020 day edition

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The largest penguin species ever discovered has been unearthed in Antarctica, and its size is almost incomprehensible.

In fact, if it were alive today the penguin could have looked basketball superstar LeBron James square in the eyes.

Appropriately dubbed the "colossus penguin," Palaeeudyptes klekowskii was truly the Godzilla of aquatic birds.

Scientists calculated the penguin's dimensions by scaling the sizes of its bones against those of modern penguin species.

They estimate that the bird probably would have weighed about 250 pounds — again, roughly comparable to LeBron James.

By comparison, the largest species of penguin alive today, the emperor penguin, is "only" about 4 feet tall and can weigh as much as 100 pounds.

The 37-million-year-old colossus penguin would have been comparable to LeBron James in height and weight. »

Netanyahu’s son under fire for tweeting that leftists should die of virus

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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s son sparked a firestorm of criticism Thursday by appearing to wish that left-wing Israelis die of the coronavirus.

“I hope the elderly who die following this protest will only be from your camp,” Netanyahu wrote.

Protests are one of the few public activities allowed under Israel’s strict lockdown rules meant to stem the spread of the virus. »

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Come for mindfucks and self-inflicted gaslighting. »

Texas judge rules all registered voters can vote by mail if they fear catching coronavirus

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Washington, DC (CNN) A Texas judge on Friday ruled that all registered voters in the state should be allowed to request and use mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic.

District Judge Tim Sulak, in a ruling filed Friday in Travis County, issued a temporary injunction that eases the definition of "disability" in Texas' vote-by-mail provision, making it apply to all registered voters who fear for their health in casting ballots in person for the state's upcoming elections.

Voters who meet this definition and wish to vote by mail must submit applications. »

Margaret Atwood: Covid-19 lockdown is not a dystopia

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Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live’s Emma Barnett, Atwood said that “a dystopia, technically, is an arranged unpleasant society that you don’t want to be living in.

So people may be making arrangements that aren’t too pleasant, but it’s not a deliberate totalitarianism.

“Being in an unpleasant situation such as the blitz, that’s not a dystopia. »