We’re about to get to the slowest news week of the year, which means we’ll be inundated with retrospectives about all the top stories of the year. We’ll be reminded that the top story of the year was the economy, which we don’t need reminding because it’s been the top story every day of the year.
What about those other stories? When was the world supposed to end, again? What was the name of that Netflix spin-off? Remember that homeless guy with the deep voice who was everywhere in the media for two weeks? What was his name?
Try out today’s “Lunchtime Quiz” on Mental Floss and see if you can remember the news stories we’ve already pretty much forgotten.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
NewsCut is a blog featuring observations about the news. It provides a forum for an online discussion and debate about events that might not typically make the front page. NewsCut posts are not news stories but reflections , observations, and debate.