/ 20 May 2024

A billionaire Beatle, a failure of Kyles, and the most confusing emojis…


Sir Paul McCartney has become the first British musician worth £1 billion ($1.9 billion). The UK’s Sunday Times says he’s joined the billionaire’s club thanks to his recent tour, valuable back catalogue, and Beyoncé’s cover of The Beatles’ Blackbird on her Cowboy Carter album. 

You’d think that a gathering of 706 people named ‘Kyle’ in a suburb of the same name would be record-worthy – but apparently not… On Saturday, Kyle, in Texas, fell well short of its attempt to assemble the largest gathering of people with one name. That title is held by a town in Bosnia that got 2,325 people named Ivan together in 2017. 

A drumroll please for 2024’s most confusing emoji… It’s 💅, according to a new report from language education platform Preply. 💨 and 🙃 come in second and third. Put together, the 3 clearly mean ‘I’m manicured, farty, and upside-down’…

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