Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker married in Las Vegas following the Grammys, World’s largest darknet marketplace shut down, Dogs’ faces evolved to connect with humans, Burger King sued over Whopper, and more news.
Just hours after the 2022 Grammys at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian, 42, has married Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker, 46, ran off to the One Love Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas and tied the knot in a surprise ceremony early on April 4, E! News reported. The couple had an Elvis impersonator officiate the wedding, TMZ reported. Despite having three children with ex Scott Disick, this is Kourtney’s first marriage and the third for Travis.
A new study of canine facial muscles has shown that those of dogs have evolved very differently than those of wolves, which researchers believe is a result of an effort to communicate their feelings to humans, NBC reported. The research found a higher proportion of “fast-twitch” muscle fibers and dogs as compared to wolves. The muscles in dogs’ faces range between 66-95% fast-twitch fibers, compared to only around 25% sign in wolves. In particular, dogs have developed a muscle above their eyes, which they used to make their eyes look larger and create the so-called “puppy dog eyes” expression. “It’s quite a remarkable difference between dogs and wolves,” one researcher said. “They just don’t move their faces in the same way.”
Internet memes have made a joke for years about fast food chain advertising and what the products look like when you get them. Now, four customers of Burger King have filed a lawsuit claiming the company makes its Whopper look 35% bigger in its advertising than it is in reality, CBS reported. The class-action lawsuit is seeking monetary damages for anyone who was “deceived” by Burger King’s advertising. However, the filing didn’t name a financial target and asked the company to either change advertisements or stop selling the “overstated menu items.” The lawsuit also alleges the company also exaggerates the size of other food items. The filing points to social media and YouTube videos making similar comments and comparisons about the reality of Burger King’s food.
The so-called darknet also referred to as the dark web, is a shadowy region of the Internet where one can purchase hard-to-get or illegal items such as drugs, fake documents, licenses and identification and even money-laundering services. One of the largest marketplaces was called the Hydra Market platform, a Russian-language site, where 80 percent of all cryptocurrency transactions occurred on the dark web. Authorities estimate the market has generated $5.2 billion in sales since 2016. NBC reported that officials seized cryptocurrency worth 25.3 million dollars when they shut the market down.