The Daily Populous

Friday December 4th, 2020 day edition

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The House on Thursday passed a bill that could prevent the emergence of another “Tiger King.”.

Joe Exotic, the other nickname for “Tiger King” Joseph Maldonado-Passage for whom the infamous Netflix docuseries is named, is in prison serving a 22-year sentence for wildlife crimes and a murder-for-hire scheme.

But some in Congress want to make sure no one else can ever allow the public to interact with big cats like the “Tiger King” did at the former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.

[How ‘Tiger King’ wooed Congress before it was ‘Tiger King’].

The House in a 272-114 vote Thursday passed legislation known as the Big Cat Public Safety Act, which would ban private ownership of big cats such as tigers, lions, leopards, cheetahs, jaguars or cougars.

Fish and Wildlife Service and abide by federal regulations.

USDA suspended the zoo’s license this summer, and shortly after, Lowe announced he would permanently close operations, an action court battles had already set in motion. »

Warner Bros to Release All 2021 Movies in Theater, HBO Max Same Day

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Warner Bros. is radically changing up its distribution strategy for 2021, releasing all 17 of its movies for the year in theaters and on HBO Max simultaneously.

Just as “Wonder Woman 1984” will be released on Christmas Day both in theaters and on HBO Max, Warner Bros.’ entire 2021 slate will play on the WarnerMedia streaming service and theatrically worldwide.

Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros. Pictures Group, added, “This hybrid exhibition model enables us to best support our films, creative partners and moviegoing in general throughout 2021.”. »

Anthony Fauci says he's accepted job as Joe Biden's chief medical adviser

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Anthony Fauci says he's accepted job as Joe Biden's chief medical adviser.

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's top infectious disease expert and a leader in the government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, will join President-elect Joe Biden's administration.

Biden told CNN on Thursday that he asked Fauci to become his chief medical adviser and part of his COVID-19 response team. »

Re: Upside down glasses?

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He reported several experiments with a lens system that inverted images both vertically and horizontally.

However, his world only occasionally looked normal so he ran another experiment where he wore it for eight days in a row.

He also found that after removing the reversing lenses, it took several hours for his vision to return to normal. »