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No Pos Wow: Fox Vs Trump, World’s Oldest Mushroom Fossil, And More


In today’s world, the news happens so fast that it’s nearly impossible to keep up with the latest, breaking developments. Here are five quick headlines to keep you up on the stories that might have gotten lost in the shuffle this week.

Trump is getting outfoxed by Mexico’s former president.

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Super Deluxe and Vicente Fox teamed up again to send a message to President Trump: Mexico will not pay for the fucken wall! Not only does Fox call out Trump’s infamous Cinco de Mayo taco bowl tweet, but he also points out a major flaw in Trump’s wall — namely, how billions of dollars can be outfoxed with something as simple as a ladder. Fox makes some solid, and hilarious points here. Fans of Super Deluxe will definitely enjoy.

In Colombia, one man’s trash is another man’s… bookstore?

Jose Alberto Gutierrez, who never attended high school, understands the value of education. Over the last 20 years, the Colombian sanitation worker has rescued more than 20,000 books from the garbage for his bookstore, “Strength of Words.” Gutierrez usually collects books from the richer parts of town and then gives them away for free to poorer residents. As Gutierrez told the BBC, “Books transformed me, so I think books are a symbol of hope for those places. They are a symbol of peace.”

MORE: Dustbin man builds free library of thrown away books

No, you’re not high, this is the oldest ?mushroom? fossil in the world.

At 115 million years old, this mushroom fossil from Brazil is the definition of rare. “Most mushrooms grow and are gone within a few days,” explains paleontologist Sam Heads told Science Daily. “The fact that this mushroom was preserved at all is just astonishing.” The story of how the mushroom — named Gondwanagaricites magnificus — came to be is definitely worth a read.

MORE: World’s oldest fossil mushroom found

An American school girl was once the pen pal of this Central American dictator.

A 10-year-old girl becoming friendly with one the most notorious dictators in Latin America? It sounds like a plot for an upcoming Netflix series, but it happened IRL. While most in the U.S. saw Noriega as the vicious, drug trafficking ruler of Panama, Sarah York just saw Noriega as a man who had a cool hat. York decided to send a letter to talk about it, saying, “I have seen you on television often here in the United States. Your hat was greatly admired here.” What happened next is almost too strange to believe.

MORE: How General Manuel Noriega became a pen pal for a 10-year-old American schoolgirl

This “Despacito” cover is the perfect song to get you through the weekend.

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By now pretty much everyone is at least familiar with “Despacito,” but Argentinian journalist Natalia Maderna’s cover is just starting to catch on, for good reason. Maderna changed up the lyrics to reflect Argentina’s problem with gender violence. The clip, which is just over a minute, features Maderna strumming on the ukelele, while her adorable, one-year-old girl throws down some amazing dance moves. Do yourself a flavor and check it out.

MORE: ‘Ni una menos’, la version de ‘Despacito’ contra los feminicidios

READ: Because You Don’t Have Time To Scour The Internet, Here’s How Messed Up It Is Out There

Salma Hayek Isn't Shy About Interrupting Trevor Noah In This Interview To Defend The Role Of Her Immigrant Character

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Salma Hayek Isn’t Shy About Interrupting Trevor Noah In This Interview To Defend The Role Of Her Immigrant Character

“Beatriz At Dinner” has become a huge topic of conversation for Salma Hayek, who plays the lead role in this drama film. This week, she hung out with Trevor Noah at “The Daily Show” to talk more in-depth about the thematics of immigration and politics embedded in the film’s narrative – which coincidentally parallels our current political climate, and about that awkward moment Donald Trump asked her out on a date.

Salma Hayek arrived at “The Daily Show” ready to dive deep about the underlying messages in her new movie “Beatriz At Dinner.”


If you haven’t seen the movie that was released on June 9th, Beatriz is an immigrant who is often undermined as someone who just works for rich people. Salma clarifies to Trevor Noah that Beatriz is a healer who also works with cancer patients. “As Beatriz, I don’t want people to think I only work for rich people. She’d be terribly offended.”

Even though Beatriz faces a completely different reality from that of the rich, white people in the movie, Salma points out that there is actually one thing they have in common.


While Beatriz is a poor immigrant who loves animals, and Doug Strutt is a rich man who loves to hunt and is “so obnoxious, and sometimes such a jerk,” there is still one thing that brings these two characters together: they both “long for a place where there is purity.”

“I think this is what can give hope to humanity. That we all long for a place, whether we are conscious or not, where you are pure,” she added.

Trevor pointed out that there seems to be a huge parallel between the billionaire character who is kind of an a-hole and believes he can do what he wants with the world as long as it benefits him, and our president.


Salma says that the script for the movie was written when Trump was only toying with the idea of running for the presidency. As she told Trevor, “It was not inspired or influenced [by Trump]. When you watch the movie, it’s strange, it’s kind of uncanny…as if he (screenplay writer, Mike White) could predict the future. As if he could hear some of the conversations in the future.”

And speaking of Trump, Salma confirmed that Donald Trump had the nerve to ask her out on a date once… When he was well aware that she had a boyfriend.


Since Trevor couldn’t “picture Donald Trump asking” anyone out on a date, he asked Salma to explain exactly how Trump went about this. And Salma’s immediate response was, “He didn’t come and try to grab me for sure!”

To hear more about Salma’s thoughts on “Beatriz At Dinner” and that cringe-worthy time Trump asked her out on a date, check out the full video below:

WATCH: Salma Hayek Saves Us All As Anti-Immigrant Racism Rears Its Ugly Head In “Beatriz At Dinner” Trailer

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