Earth has Shortest Day Ever, Judd Cut Daughters from Will and More News

Earth spins faster and has its shortest day ever, Naomi Judd cut daughters out of $25 million will, Embryos now tax-deductible in Georgia, WB drops completed Batgirl film, Woman’s suitcase full of scorpions and more news.

Earth is spinning faster and had its shortest day ever, scientists stumped

Scientists announced this week that Earth is spinning faster, and as a result, the shortest day ever recorded for the planet occurred on June 29, 2022, when earth completed a rotation 1.59 milliseconds less than the average 24 hour day. A normal Earth Day lasts 86,400 seconds, CBS reported. However, this is no fluke. Scientists say the rotation of Earth has been accelerating in recent years.

“Since 2016 the Earth started to accelerate,” said scientist Leonid Zotov, who works for Lomonosov Moscow State University and recently published a study researching Earth’s rotation. “This year it rotates quicker than in 2021 and 2020.”

Scientists have a few theories why this happened such as the “Chandler wobble,” as well as the effects of the planet’s inner or outer layers, oceans, tides or even climate impact, but there is no definitive answer yet, Unilad reported.

Country music singer Naomi Judd left daughters Wynonna and Ashley out of her $25M will

Country music singer Naomi Judd left daughters Wynonna and Ashley out of her will which was reportedly worth $25 million. Naomi lost a long battle with mental illness and took her own life at age 76, Yahoo reports.

Naomi appointed her husband of more than 30 years, Larry Strickland, as executor of her estate. Strickland was granted “full authority and discretion” to deal with and administer “any real property comprising an asset of my estate, without the approval of any court, the joinder of any beneficiary, or the disclosure of the identity of any beneficiary of my estate,” according to Entertainment Tonight who obtained a copy of the document. Under the terms of the will, Strickland is entitled to “reasonable” compensation as executor.

“In the event my spouse ceases or fails to serve, then I nominate and appoint my brother-in-law Reginald Strickland and Daniel Kris Waiter as Co-Executors,” Naomi stated in the will.

Woman returns from vacation to find 18 scorpions in her suitcase

A woman returned from her vacation to find something she didn’t pack on her way home – 18 scorpions. The woman visited Croatia and got back to her home in Austria and got the fright of her life when she lifted the lid on her suitcase and found it full of stowaway stingers. She contacted Animal Control, who were concerned that the scorpions “could probably multiply well” in Austria, “but they don’t belong here.” Animal Control plans to return them to their native Croatia, the New York Post reported.

Embryos can be claimed as dependents on state taxes in Georgia

Georgia’s revenue department announced that residents can now claim embryos as dependents on their state taxes, NBC reported. Residents will get a $3,000 deduction for each unborn child. The department cited the “In light of the June 24, 2022 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the July 20, 2022, 11th Circuit Court of Appeals ruling in Sistersong v. Kemp, the Department will recognize any unborn child with a detectable human heartbeat … as eligible for the Georgia individual income tax dependent exemption,” the department said in a statement.

“Batgirl” movie gets shelved by Warner Bros. despite spending $70 million

The DC Comics film Batgirl will be completely ‘shelved’ by Warner Bros., a source told the New York Post. Reportedly, $70 million was spent on the production (although the source said the budget was closer to $100 million). The decision was made after test screenings performed so poorly that the team didn’t want to risk damaging the future of the DC comics brand. Leslie Grace (‘In the Heights’) starred in the title role, with costars J.K. Simmons, Michael Keaton, and Brendan Fraser.