Is Ross Geller only around in “Friends” because of his little sis Monica? Twitter thinks so.


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@MrEmilyHeller, tweeting her theory on why the showrunners made Ross and Monica Geller siblings in the 1990s sitcom “Friends.” Many tweeters agreed that the main characters would have taken the side of Ross’ ex-wife Carol, a more likable character, when deciding who to remain friends with after the divorce if Monica weren’t Ross’ sister.

British tweeters roast The New York Times for discovering Yorkshire Pudding 281 years late.


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@KendallSylvia, reacting to a recipe from The New York Times for a “Dutch Baby” dessert. U.K. residents realized The Times meant a Yorkshire Pudding, a dinner dish filled with meat and vegetables. British tweeters were offended, with @jsfox8 writing, “The recipe is older than America.”

Pau Gasol pens a powerful, truthful letter on Becky Hammon’s ability to coach in the NBA.


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@wagesofwins, reacting to a piece by the San Antonio Spurs’ Pau Gasol in The Players’ Tribune. Gasol backed Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammon, who is interviewing to be head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. Hammon would be the NBA’s first female head coach.

Parkland activists meet with Waffle House hero James Shaw Jr. 


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@JamesShawJr9, commenting on his Saturday breakfast meeting with some of the survivors of February’s Parkland, Fla., school shooting. Since then, the students have become prominent social and political activists, leading the March for Our Lives organization. James Shaw Jr. has been lauded as the hero of the shooting at a Tennessee Waffle House in April; he rushed the gunman and wrestled away the suspect’s gun. Among others, Shaw met with Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Cameron Kasky, Diego Pfeiffer, John Barnitt, Jaclyn Corin and Alex Wind.