beauts!! today I learned: american airlines saved nearly $40,000 by eliminating one olive from the salad they served each passenger. also, athletes can compete as independent olympians (not under a country’s flag) at the olympic games. NEAT! next, russians take guns into space to protect themselves against bears if they land off-course. and finally (and my favourite of the day), as an experiment, a man placed rubber animals on the side of the road (easily avoidable by cars) to see who would go out of their way to run over the animals (who look very real). he found that only 6% of drivers swerved to the side of the road to hit the animal- but that 89% of those drivers drove SUVs. I’M LOOKIN’ AT YOU, GAS-GUZZLIN’ VEHICLE OWNERS!! WHYY!?! WHYYYYY!!??