⏱Sushi is on a roll
Biden halts a troop withdrawal, and A-Rod is a CEO
Good morning everyone and we hope you’re having a great Monday morning! Congrats to Hunter from Michigan for winning the mug yesterday and thank you to everyone who participated!
0:05- Sushi saves America
At a point in America’s history where restaurant sales have decreased by over $659Bn in the last year alone, Sushi has shot to stardom. Since last March, the number of sushi restaurants has actually grown by 5%, a direct contrast to virtually every other industry including steakhouses, Chinese, and Italian. It wasn’t just restaurants though—grocery store sales of sushi were also up by 23.3% YoY in January alone. A chain in Los Angeles has even reported selling $3k worth of sushi per store per day. That’s probably at least 3-4 rolls based on the cost of living in LA.
0:31- The Super Bowl and Sarah Thomas
Yesterday the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9 in Super Bowl LV, giving Tom Brady his seventh title, and fifth Super Bowl MVP. That wasn’t the only record breaking performance though. Sarah Thomas became the first female official to take part in the Super Bowl. She originally started her career in 2015, and was also the first full-time female official in the league as well.
0:49- “Wait, hold up” -President Biden (probably)
President Biden announced last Thursday that he was freezing the plans enacted by former President Trump to withdraw the 12,000 American troops from Germany. This decision appears to be largely aimed at appeasing European leaders who were vocally upset when Trump announced the decision because those troops are viewed as a cornerstone of the post-World War II order.
1:05- A-Rod hits a Slam dunk?
No, that’s not a typo. Late last week, former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez filed for a special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) called Slam Corp that is looking to raise $575M in its IPO at roughly $10 per share. Slam Corp is looking at acquiring a company involved in “sports, media, entertainment, health and wellness and consumer technology sectors.”
1:20- Some *current* events
The largest coral sanctuary in North America— the Flower Garden Banks National Marine Sanctuary more than tripled in size to 160 square miles thanks to a recent order from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration this past week. The previous sanctuary area has seen coral levels return to highs not seen since 1970, so fingers crossed the same occurs to the newly protected areas.
Have a great rest of your day, and we’ll see you tomorrow bright and early!
-The 90 Second News Team
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