We have yet one more mega-billionaire’s non-public house mission to sit up for subsequent week, and already there’s some pre-flight drama.
The passengers on Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin journey had been set to incorporate Jeff himself, his brother, an 82-year-old pilot named Wally Funk, and an nameless bidder who put up $28 million for a seat.
However that thriller cadet is backing out last-minute, Blue Origin mentioned, due to “scheduling conflicts.” (OK, actually although? You could not clear the deck for someday to go to house? We’re not shopping for it.)
THE FOURTH PASSENGER
Blue Origin would not disclose what Daemen paid for the seat. However an individual accustomed to the matter mentioned the trip was bought for him by his father, Joes Daemen, CEO of funding agency Somerset Capital Companions. (You may in all probability need to depart that half out of the story, Oli.)
NUMBER OF THE DAY
It is peak seaside season, so perhaps you simply spent 20 bucks on some fancy-looking sunblock on the pharmacy. You do not need to skimp on one thing as necessary as sunscreen — in spite of everything you are defending your physique from cancer-causing UV mild and for those who splurge on the good things you will in all probability need to use it extra and thereby change into a kind of folks with their lives tremendous collectively, somebody who eats salads and all the time does their dishes instantly and has additional sunscreen of their bag in case anybody forgets to convey some …
Anyway, yeah, simply go forward and toss these sunscreens out — it seems the most cancers danger was within the bottles all alongside.
The labels to search for: Neutrogena Seashore Protection, Neutrogena Cool Dry Sport, Neutrogena Invisible Every day, Neutrogena Extremely Sheer and Aveeno Shield + Refresh.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
“We all know Clippy will be polarizing.”
Claire Anderson, Microsoft artwork director, identified internally as an emoji-ologist
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON
- The US authorities is suing Amazon to cease third-party retailers from promoting a variety of things, together with children’ PJs that may catch hearth and carbon monoxide alarms that may not, like, provide you with a warning to carbon monoxide.
- Fb mentioned it has disrupted a group of Iranian hackers who created pretend social media profiles and despatched focused, malicious hyperlinks in an try and spy on Western protection contractors and army personnel.
- Netflix is planning to offer video games on its service throughout the subsequent yr, in line with Bloomberg.
- The grocery retailer salad bar — a relic of pre-pandemic life that not often glad however virtually all the time sufficed in a pinch — might never come back.