Shortly after becoming inmate no. P01135809, former U.S. President Donald J. Trump tweeted his own mug shot. Taken and released by Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia; the photo currently has 170.2M views on X (formerly known as Twitter). It is the first mug shot in history taken of an American President.
Virgin Galactic’s very first space tourism flight has officially landed back safely. The VSS Unity rocket blasted off from Spaceport America, New Mexico earlier today. Onboard were civilian tourists, a flight crew and chief astronaut instructor Beth Moses. During the 90-minute trip, passengers Keisha Schahaff (a health and wellness coach), her daughter Anastatia Mayers, and Olympian Jon Goodwin reached the edge of space.
A pair of limited edition Apple sneakers are now available via Sotheby’s for $50,000. Originally, the rare shoes were a giveaway at a National Sales Conference in the 90s. Never for public sale, the Omega Sports Apple Computer Sneakers were custom-made for Apple employees.
In 2050, another 2.5 billion people will be added to the planet’s urban areas, with the majority of growth taking place in Asian and African countries. Using data from the UN and the Global Cities Institute, the visualization above highlights the world’s top megacities.
Over the weekend, Chris Rock became the first entertainer to stream a live global event on Netflix. And yes, he addressed “The Slap.” In addition to Chris Rock: Selective Outrage, live pre-show and post-show events were arranged, featuring comedians and celebrities like Leslie Jones, Arsenio Hall, Sir Paul McCartney, Amy Schumer, Jerry Seinfeld, and more.
For 70 years, the cells of Henrietta Lacks have been used without her consent. HeLa cells are special because they can divide indefinitely. The data visual above highlights some of the many medical breakthroughs achieved through the HeLa cell line. “The Mother of Modern Medicine,” is inspired by Kadir Nelson’s painting of the same title.