Canada Running Out of Marijuana Two Days after Legalization: Marijuana retailers across Canada have reportedly been experiencing shortages or running out of stock entirely just two days after the country moved to legalize the recreational sale of marijuana. The shortage is apparently so severe, the UN General Assembly voted unanimously to ask Willie Nelson to head up to Canada to do a benefit concert. One thing’s for sure, if Canada is finally able to replenish its pot supplies - Santa’s going to really enjoy those Canadian Christmas cookies this year.
BepiColombo Launches on Long Journey to Mercury: BepiColombo, a joint mission of the European and Japanese space agencies, set off from a launchpad in French Guiana aboard an Ariane 5 rocket on its long journey to Mercury. Geez, Mercury is right next to the sun - so a lot can go wrong. One thing’s for certain, if this mission fails - someone’s sure gonna have to take the heat.
Truck-Size Asteroid Makes Fourth-Closest Pass by Earth on Record: An asteroid roughly the size of a truck came within 10,000 miles of our heads Friday morning and then continued on its way without incident. Oh great, an asteroid the size of a truck. And it’d be just about my luck that the damn thing thinks the Earth is a truck stop.