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Friday Wrap: Orcas, Millennials, #WhoIsJimHogan, Guacamole, and The Legend of Zelda

by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Mar 07, 2014 at 04:30 PM CST

It's Friday! Time for your Burnt Orange Reporters to close some browser tabs and touch on the issues of the week.

From the Katy, Texas police blotter this week, a man tried to use his Legend of Zelda replica sword to defend himself during a domestic dispute with his girlfriend's ex-husband. In response, his foe threw a flower pot at him. Both men wound up in the hospital, and the Zelda enthusiast was unceremoniously dumped by his lady.

Below the jump, read more about an orca ban, guacamole shortage, and millennials' attitudes on the environment.

Everyone wants to know "Who is Jim Hogan" and other #JimHoganFacts, so some clever tumblr decided to answer that question.

-- Joe Deshotel


The most popular birthday is apparently August 15th, based on 480,000 life insurance applications made between 1981 and 1994.

-- Katherine Haenschen


If you weren't motivated to take climate change seriously before, this might make you take note: this week Chipotle said that if global warming gets worse, we might no longer be able to get guacamole on our burritos.

-- Katie Singh


In California, a state legislator has introduced a bill to ban orca shows in the state. Sea World is the only park in California to exhibit orcas and would be the only park affected. Sea World also operates parks in Florida and Texas. If California is successful, the pressure will be on Texas to follow suit.

-- Joseph Vogas


Millennials don't identify as strong with environmentalism as older generations, though they do strongly support pro-environmental policies. Something to think about as the world gets increasingly hotter...

-- Katherine Haenschen

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