Six-Time NBA All-Star arrested for felony drive-by shooting, Hubble captures spokes on Saturn’s rings, dog sets record for longest tongue, Olympian Simone Biles’ $16 million fortune, and new Meta true AR glasses.
Former Seattle Supersonics power forward and six-time NBA All-Star Shawn Kemp, 53, was arrested on Wednesday in Washington state on charges of a felony drive-by shooting. Officers responded to reports of shots fired just before 2 PM local time after an altercation between the occupants of two vehicles in Tacoma, the Tacoma Police Department said in a statement, NBC reported. Footage of the incident later emerged and circulated on social media, as well as was published by the New York Post. A man wearing a red vest, alleged to be Kemp, is seen approaching a vehicle and pointing a firearm. Allegations emerged that items had been stolen from Kemp earlier in the week, sources told Fox Seattle.
The Hubble Space Telescope has captured some of the clearest images of a mysterious show that has been described as “spokes” that glide across Saturn’s rings — and scientists don’t have an explanation yet for why the phenomena is happening, although they suspect it has something to do with the planet’s variable magnetic field, according to NASA. Scientists have long known about the spokes that seemed to skate along the rings, which are typically seen around the time of the planet’s autumn equinox on its northern hemisphere. The phenomenon was first captured in the 1980s by NASA’s Voyager mission. Scientists say this sign is evidence that Saturn is entering a new season, which is expected to occur on May 6, 2025, for the first time in about 15 years, CNN reported.
A three-year-old English Setter named “Bisbee” from Tucson, Arizona, has been awarded a Guinness World Record for the “longest tongue on a living dog,” after recording a measurement of 3.74 inches (9.49 cm), which was recorded while the dog was under anesthesia during a previously scheduled procedure, Guinness reports.
While Olympic athletes are typically amateurs and not paid, those that have winning athletic careers often go on to earn money through endorsements and other deals. For Simone Biles, 25, one of the most successful gymnasts of all time, earning 7 Olympic medals and twenty-five world championships over the years, a combination of lucrative sponsorships, reality show deals, and modeling contracts have reportedly earned her a net worth of $16 million. Biles reportedly earns $5 million a year from brand endorsements alone, which includes Nike, GAP, and Subway, the Daily Mail reported.
According to an AR/VR roadmap that was shared with employees of Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, it plans to launch its first full-fledged AR glasses in 2027, according to The Verge. According to reports, CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes the AR glasses could become Meta’s “iPhone moment” and shake up the industry with its popularity, Engadget reported.