Chicagoans can borrow robots from the library, and the Rubik’s cube turns 40

May 20

Male high school students in Nantes, France, donned skirts to school on Friday. (Jean-Sebastien Evrard/Getty Images)

We spend our days browsing the Web for the most interesting, often weirdest links out there so you don’t have to. Now read this:

- On Friday, boys at high schools in Nantes, France, wore skirts to school to protest conservative parents’ outrage over proposed curriculum changes that would emphasize equality between the sexes.

- Peyton Manning was arrested in Nashville, Tenn., early Monday morning, according to The Tennessean. Don’t worry, it wasn’t that Peyton Manning.

- A 23-year-old Ottumwa, Iowa, woman believes there was marijuana on her McDouble when she bit into it.

- Chicagoans can now borrow a Finch Robot from six branches of the Chicago Public Library. The small guy adorably teaches basic computer science and programming.

- A 43-year-old Alaska man is expected to make a full recovery after initially treating a gunshot wound to the head for five days with an antibiotic ointment.

- The Rubik’s cube has been stumping kids and adults for 40 years, but it wasn’t initially designed to be a toy. Fun fact: There are more than 43 quintillion (that’s 18 zeroes) possible arrangements of its 54 squares.

- Researchers in Argentina think they have discovered a fossilized femur belonging to the biggest creature to ever roam the planet – a seven-story tall dinosaur.

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- Have you tried the new beer that’s made with Old Bay Seasoning?

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