It could have been even better, but let’s pause and consider the fact that nearly 20 million lives were saved by COVID-19 vaccines during their first year.

+ Congress just passed the first major federal gun safety legislation in decades.

+ “The upcoming iOS 16 will help battle the growing problem of spam text messages. The latest beta includes the ability to report SMS messages as ‘junk’ to the user’s wireless carrier.” More than half of my messages are spam. The other half are donation requests from politicians.

+ The World’s Fastest Electric Ferries are Coming to Stockholm.

+ Spray-on plant coating could replace wasteful plastic food wrap. And this: Ontario grower is fixing the ‘most complained about’ produce item: plastic-wrapped cucumbers.

+ The world’s lowest parachute jump attempt.

+ Lol, jaja, xaxa, and all the other ways people laugh around the world. (With you, not at you.)

+ An Indian man has gone viral for his creation of a solar-powered car, a solo project 11 years in the making. (Maybe this guy can buy Twitter…)