Headlines that could have appeared on April 1

from Market Design at https://bit.ly/40NMpPL on April 1, 2023 at 01:22PM

 Grim news largely crowded out funny news this past 12 months, but not completely (and some grim news is also funny).

National Park Service Asks Visitors to Please Stop Licking Toads (NYT, Nov, 2022)

Wyoming lawmakers propose ban on electric vehicle sales (The Hill, 01/16/23) "A group of GOP Wyoming state lawmakers want to end electric vehicle sales there by 2035, saying the move will help safeguard the oil and gas industries."

Sex on the beach: pressures of extreme polygamy may be driving southern elephant seals to early death (Guardian, March 2023)

Idaho governor signs firing squad execution bill into law, AP, March 25, 2023. "… making Idaho the latest state to turn to older methods of capital punishment amid a nationwide shortage of lethal-injection drugs. …firing squads will be used only if the state cannot obtain the drugs needed for lethal injections.