Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the stranded drivers who met an unexpected rescuer. Or maybe you were able to take advantage of 50%-off Valentine’s candy?
Well, even if you didn’t get those half-price Kit Kats and felt pretty stranded yourself, you’ve made it to Friday, my friend! You know that means it’s time to grab that snack you’ve been saving and check out another “5 Things.” Enjoy!
1) If you haven’t seen the limited series Inventing Anna on Netflix and are a fan of true crime, it’s definitely worth a watch. Essentially, a very effective Russian con-woman posing as a German heiress ingratiates herself into the world of Manhattan elite. The most insane part of this is that she doesn’t think that she’s done anything wrong. For those who don’t have Netflix, the 20/20 episode is available on Hulu or you can read a great article here. (If you’re a psychologist, I’d like to know what mental issue this woman is dealing with.) One note: Yes, Anna Sorokin was compensated for her story BUT most of it went to restitution and attorney’s fees.
2) This great article tells the story of Danish Jews who escaped the Holocaust. As it turns out, it was likely one of the Third Reich’s own who managed to use his position of power to tip them off. This reminds me of one of my favorite books from elementary school. Number the Stars is a fictionalized account of such a rescue. It was assigned reading in either 4th or 5th grade but I’ve kept my copy ever since.
3) DeLorean Motor Company is making a comeback and it’s electric! (Just had to do it.) Pretty cool considering that the car is iconic and that the original kids who loved Back to the Future are grown up now and might actually be able to afford one.
4) I got a good chuckle out of this one: ‘Insensitive’ Van Gogh souvenirs removed from sale amid backlash.’ Alas, the ear erasers may no longer be available. The ear story was absolutely the most compelling fact about Van Gogh for school-age children.
5) And, the world is getting even closer to eradicating HIV! Reports say that a woman has been confirmed as cured. This is so hopeful for those still dealing with the virus as well as what else scientists could cure in the future.
Okay, that’s all for now. Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!