/ 02 February 2021

Apropos of nothing

In a sign ‘o the times, ‘COVID-19’ has become Merriam-Webster’s fastest ever entry – it took 34 days from creation to adoption by the US dictionary. Releasing its stocktake of 520 new words, the other to catch our eye was ‘sapiosexual’ – romantic attraction to highly intelligent people.

Congrats to the kids of Malanda State School in Far North Queensland. They caused an internet stir with a meteorite project going viral. Who knew manufacturing fake news was in the curriculum?

Also rubbish – the Sunshine Coast’s new $20 million waste system. It’s super high tech – or at least will be when someone comes from South Korea to turn it on

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