It's been non-stop election coverage since Tuesday. It's all you hear about wherever you go, dominating our news cycle. It fills your social media feeds and your brain. Meanwhile, other stuff has been happening around the world, nation and state of Montana that you might have missed.

1. Tropical depression Eta is barreling towards the Florida coast. Forecasters aren't sure what kind of damage the US can expect, but the storm caused massive damage and loss of life in Guatemala and Nicaragua, where 100's are feared dead by landslides, according to relief group The BBC reported that Guatemala only has one helicopter in the entire country that can assist in rescue efforts.

2. Millions of mink were euthanized in Denmark. I'm surprised this story hasn't been getting a little more attention. 17 million farm-grown mink were ordered destroyed after Danish authorities believe a Covid-19 mutation moving from mink to humans could jeopardize future vaccines, according to this story in the Guardian. Dang, 2020! Covid mink? How low can you go?

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3. Elon Musks "Tesla Tequila" sells out at $250 a bottle. First, the dude sends a mannequin on a never-ending journey into space (just for fun?), then he sells out of flamethrowers. Now he's got a tequila line. Of course he does. The website promises,

an exclusive, premium 100% de agave tequila añejo aged in French oak barrels, featuring a dry fruit and light vanilla nose with a balanced cinnamon pepper finish

I'm sure it tastes just fine, but OMG... the packaging! Check it out:


4. Those dudes cooking chicken in a thermal feature in Yellowstone National Park. What in the holy hell. Maybe you heard about this story, but even if you did, it deserves another read. Three idiots guys from Idaho and Utah decided it would be cool to attempt to cook chicken in a hot-pot in Yellowstone. Rangers found them with the chicken in a burlap bag. I don't know if this was an attempt at viral video fame or what, but it's hilarious. Meanwhile, most roads are now closed for summer travel in Yellowstone, effective 11/2.

5. The entire health department in a Montana county quit. Granted, it was just four employees (the entire staff) in rural Pondera County, but still, it seems kind of alarming. KTVQ reported that staff felt unsupported, understaffed and underpaid as their primary reasons for quitting. County officials responded by offering to help curb the issue. At a time when we're exploding with COVID cases, it seems like a bad time to be understaffed in the health community.

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