The Daily Populous

Friday October 9th, 2020 night edition

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Instead, in the early hours of Thursday morning, the leader of the free world took to social media to share a post criticising the response of … Wales.

Now, political leaders and campaigners in the land of the dragon have hit back.

Mr Trump retweeted Fox News presenter Laura Ingraham, who, alongside a story about a potential winter of rolling lockdowns initiated by Cardiff, had written: “Your future under Biden”.

But people here were quick to point out that, actually, such a future may not be considered such a bad thing by many Americans.

“Like quite a lot of people I’m actually surprised that Donald Trump has even heard of Wales – and I’d be even more surprised if he has a detailed grasp of the situation here.

“If Donald Trump and Fox News are now criticising Wales then clearly Wales is doing something right,” Adam Price, leader of Plaid Cymru, told The Independent.

“I look forward to welcoming Joe Biden to Wales as the next president of the United States,” he added. »

Study finds that right-wing authoritarians aren’t very funny people

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One 1957 study found that people who score low in authoritarianism wrote funnier cartoon captions, whereas a 1980 study found hardly any correlation.

Eight independent raters scored the responses on a 3-point scale (not funny, somewhat funny, or funny).

Study: “Right-wing authoritarians aren’t very funny: RWA, personality, and creative humor production”. »

Plans to kidnap Whitmer, overthrow government spoiled, officials say

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, federal and state officers on Thursday detailed charges against the 13 people and what they described as "elaborate plans" to kidnap Whitmer.

The affidavit filed in federal court details probable cause to charge the six men with conspiring to kidnap Whitmer.

The "perimeter security and other safety upgrades" were planned out last year, Whitmer spokeswoman Tiffany Brown said in early September. »

A venomous paradox: how deadly are Australia’s snakes?

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Until the 1820s, less than one human death from snake bite was recorded each year; in 1827 visiting surgeon Peter Cunningham remarked that:.

Given the popularity of these public snake bite demonstrations, from the 1860s, doctors and naturalists also took to experimenting with captive animals.

On one hand, statistical studies in 1882–92 suggested that on average, 11 people died annually from snake bite across Australia. »