Popping the Olin Bubble: October Edition

10/1 The White House confirmed that it was the target of a cyber-attack, but that said attack only affected a non-classified system.

10/2 An annual mangold hurling event in Sherston, England, had to be cancelled due to a lack of vegetables.

10/3 Turkey returns fire into Syria after a Syrian shell hit near a Turkish plant, killing five civilians.

10/4 The maple syrup stolen from the Canadian Strategic Maple Syrup Reserve was found unharmed. There was much rejoicing.

10/5 An 11-year-old boy found a well-preserved mammoth carcass in northern Siberia.

10/6 The Israeli air force shot down an unmanned aircraft of unknown origins.

10/7 Hugo Chavez is re-elected president of Venezuela.

10/8 New Zealand announced that city of Wellington will officially be renamed ‘The Middle of Middle Earth’ for three weeks to celebrate the release of the Hobbit.

10/9 Malala Yousafzai, a 14-year-old Pakistani activist, was shot in her hometown of Swat.

10/10 Two tornados hit the NYC boroughs of Queens and Brooklyn.

10/11 Researchers discover that mice are possibly about to learn songs in a similar way to humans and birds.

10/12 The Botswana High Court overturned a customary law which prevented women from inheriting the family home.

10/13 Mauritania’s president was accidentally shot by his own nation’s troops.

10/14 Turkey bans all Syrian flights in Turkish airspace.

10/15 Malala Yousafzai was flown to the UK for further treatment.

10/16 Cuba decides to abolish the requirement for exit permits, meaning that Cuban nationals will have an easier time leaving the country.

10/17 Astronomers have found the nearest planet outside our solar system, about four light-years away.

10/18 Uruguay becomes the second Latin American country to legalize abortion.

10/19 A car bombin in Beirut, Lebanon, kills eight people.

10/20 The crown prince of Luxembourge married a member of the British royalty.

10/21 At least six ‘rebels’ were killed in a firefight after attacking an army barracks in Guinea-Bissau.

10/22 Antoni Dobrowolski, the oldest known survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp, died at the age of 108.

10/23 Certain towns in the Netherlands accept a proposal to build heated bike lanes to encourage winter bike commuting.

10/24 A Brazilian man turned up at his own wake after a body was incorrectly identified. The family was overjoyed.

10/25 The Syrian government and many opposition groups agreed to a ceasefire during the Eid al-Adha holiday.

10/26 A Thai lorry driver was arrested after 16 tiger cubs were found in the back of his vehicle.

10/27 The Burmese president, Thein Sein, admits that there has been major destruction in the west of the country.

10/28 Two people were injured, and seventy arrested, in street battles between protesters and Peruvian police over the closure of a marketplace in Lima.

10/29 The Old English Sheepdog is put on a breed watch list after only 316 puppies were registered this year.

10/30 The Metropolitan Police of London announces plans to sell its home of New Scotland Yard.

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