The Hottest Stories on the Internet Today (Thursday March 8)

March 8, 2018

As usual, we have links to the biggest stories today.

Stormy Daniels sues Trump over alleged affair and ‘hush’ agreement

According to the legal complaint filed in California state court and tweeted out by her lawyer on Tuesday, Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, signed the document on behalf of the President instead. The porn star, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, claims in the lawsuit to have had an affair with Trump several years prior to his presidency.

What should Kim trust more: his nuclear weapons or Trump?

Trump’s inconsistency and bellicosity will not result in a denuclearized North Korea, but the fear of a US attack in both North and South may result in a de-escalation of tensions. And the reality of the New Trump Era is that avoiding an unnecessary second Korean War would count as a major foreign policy victory for both Washington and Seoul.

Mississippi may pass most restrictive abortion ban in the US

The Senate passed a version of House Bill 1510, known as the gestational age act, with minor changes regarding the penalty to providers who break the law. In its current form, doctors would lose their license to practice medicine and face civil penalties.

Why boys love guns, and what to do about it

Reconciling these two facts is difficult for many parents, who are unsure whether their sons’ fun play at home is in any way related to the fear they feel for their safety when their sons leave the home.

Carmen Jorda: Former racer criticized for stance on women racing in F1

The Spaniard — who sits on the FIA’s Women in Motorsport Commission — suggested female drivers would find it easier in Formula E, the world’s premier all-electric racing series. After getting behind the wheel of a Formula E car for a demonstration ahead of last weekend’s race in Mexico, Jorda was asked by reporters if the car was indeed easier to drive for women.

A jet plane that takes off like a helicopter

Picture international air (CNN) – travel without the hassle: no costly airport transfer, no busy security line or passport control, no waiting to board or depart. Instead, you’re in and out of the airplane in minutes and jet setting across the world to your destination in no time at all.

Key Trump economy adviser Cohn resigns

US President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser Gary Cohn is resigning, the White House has said. It is the latest in a series of high-profile departures from President Trump’s team. There has been speculation that Mr Cohn, a supporter of free trade, was angered by Mr Trump’s plans to impose tariffs on aluminium and steel imports.

Coca-Cola to launch alcoholic drink

Coca-Cola is planning to produce an alcoholic drink for the first time in the company’s 125-year history – with an alcopop-style product in Japan. It is keen to cash in on the country’s growing taste for Chu-Hi – canned sparkling flavoured drinks given a kick with a local spirit called shochu.

BBC reporter ‘harassed’ by Russian MP

A BBC journalist has alleged that she was sexually harassed by the senior Russian politician Leonid Slutsky. BBC Russian Service’s Farida Rustamova is the third journalist to openly accuse him of improper behaviour. The Duma deputy denied the accusations and has threatened to take the women to court for defamation.

Sad story of Australia’s first gay wedding

A dying woman and her partner were the first same-sex couple to legally marry in Australia, it has been revealed. After the nation redefined its marriage law in December, Jo Grant and Jill Kindt obtained an exemption from an official waiting period. Ms Grant died from cancer on 30 January, less than seven weeks after marrying Ms Kindt.

Einstein note to young woman sold

A note written by Albert Einstein in 1921 to an Italian scientist who had refused to meet him has sold for $6,100 (£4,300) at an auction in Jerusalem. The Nobel-winning scientist, then 42, wrote to Elisabetta Piccini, a 22-year-old chemistry student. Ms Piccini lived one floor above his sister, Maja, in Florence.

A chicken laid a huge egg with another egg already inside it

An egg inside an egg sounds like some weird metaphor for something, but no. It appears to be a literal thing. Stockman’s Eggs in Queensland, Australia, posted an image of an absolutely enormous chicken’s egg on Sunday. That poor, poor chicken. Soon Australian outlets started running the story that inside the mega-egg another, smaller egg had been discovered.

A teenager was so thirsty for shirtless Michael B. Jordan, she broke her retainer

Imagine being so thirsty that you break your retainer. A teenager was that overwhelmed during a scene in Black Panther. The whole thing started when Tumblr user nitramaraho responded to a GIF set of Michael B. Jordan, featuring him as shirtless Erik Killmonger in Black Panther.

‘Black Panther’ was packed with amazing tech. Here’s how the real world compares to Wakanda.

The futuristic elements of Black Panther are definitely reminiscent of technologies being currently developed in the real world.

Jeff Bezos knocks Bill Gates off the top of Forbes’ richest people list

Forbes magazine has released its annual list of super duper rich people on Tuesday, and move over Bill Gates because Jeff Bezos is flush with cash. Surprising no one, the Amazon CEO topped the list with a $112 billion net worth.

The #MBakuChallenge is taking off, but this 7-year-old already won

Actor Winston Duke may have been one of the highlights of Black Panther but now, it’s his character with a formidable Nigerian accent that’s stealing all the attention online. Welcome to the #M’BakuChallenge, a tribute of sorts to the Jabari tribe leader M’Baku, played by Duke in Black Panther.

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