Musk Makes Dire Prediction, Keanu Donates Matrix Salary and More News


Elon Musk makes a dire prediction about the future; Keanu Reeves donates Matrix salary to cancer research, 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November, BlackBerry phones to stop working, and rare birth of twins.

Rare birth: Twins born 15 minutes apart in 2 different years

A pair of fraternal twins in California achieved an extremely rare feat, with their birthdays falling on two different years. The reason: They were born fifteen minutes apart, the BBC reported.

On New Year’s Eve, baby boy Alfredo Antonio Trujillo was born at 11:45 p.m. local time on New Year’s Eve of 2021.

Fifteen minutes later, precisely on the stroke of midnight, baby girl Aylin Yolanda Trujillo was born on January 1, 2022.

Elon Musk makes a dire prediction about the future

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal this week, Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk offered a dire warning for the future, declaring that the low birthrate around the world is “one of the biggest risks to civilization,” the Daily Wire reported.

“I can’t emphasize this enough, there are not enough people,” Musk said. “And I think one of the biggest risks to civilization is the low birth rate and the rapidly declining birth rate.”

“And yet, so many people, including smart people, think that there are too many people in the world and think that the population is growing out of control,” Musk continued. “It’s completely the opposite.”

“Please look at the numbers. If people don’t have more children, civilization is going to crumble,” Musk concluded. “Mark my words.”

Keanu Reeves donates Matrix salary to cancer research

Actor Keanu Reeves, 57, who recently appeared in the latest installment of the “matrix” franchise, is donating 70% of his salary from the “Matrix” film to cancer research, the Daily Wire reported.

Reeves was paid $10 million for the 1999 sci-fi movie and earned an additional $35 million over time, for a total of $45 million. Keanu has pledged to donate $31.5 million of that sum to leukemia research, according to LADBible.

Record-setting 4.5 million Americans quit their jobs in November

The Great Resignation is accelerating as 4.5 million workers quit their jobs in November 2021, topping the previous high of 4.4 million in September and 4.3 million in August, , according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The numbers indicate 3% of the workforce left their positions..

In spite of the mass exodus, the US had 10.6 million job openings in November, a total of approximately 1.5 jobs available for each of the 6.9 million unemployed Americans. October had 11 million available jobs, just below a record number of job openings which peaked at 11.1 million last July.

Transportation and utilities saw 996,000 leave the trade, restaurants, and hotels saw 920,000 workers quit, professional, and business services had 798,000 quit, education and health saw 660,000 exits, and 154,000 quit financial activities.

BlackBerry phones will stop working forever this week

Once the hottest business accessory, the first smartphones with Internet-enabled keyboards, BlackBerry saw its fortunes begin to dwindle with the appearance and popularity of the iPhone and later other smartphones. The company is ending services for the phones on January 4, with BlackBerry stating the devices will “no longer reliably function,” including the ability to make calls, send texts, receive data, or contact emergency numbers, Metro UK reported.