In case you missed it.
Baby formula shortage
Demand is surpassing supply as baby formula shelves across the United States are becoming bare. The Food and Drug Administration is working to address possible shortages. In February, the FDA advised consumers to not buy Similac, Alimentum or EleCare powdered infant formulas with certain serial numbers because of possible bacterial infections. This exacerbated an already stressed supply chain last year, resulting in today’s 40 percent out-of-stock rate, mainly in Iowa, South Dakota, North Dakota, Missouri, Texas and Tennessee.
Goodwill with Bavaria
A Texas woman who bought a marble head at a Goodwill store found out she actually bought a late 1st century B.C. or early 1st century A.D. Roman bust. Thinking it might be worth a little more than the $34.99 she paid for it, she contacted two auction houses that confirmed the bust was from ancient Rome. Unfortunately, the owner couldn’t sell the bust because it was plundered from Bavaria during World War II and will be returned. She did get a small “finder’s fee” for her effort
On top of the world
A Nepali mountaineer broke his own record by summiting Mount Everest for the 26th time. Kami Rita Sherpa, 52, is a guide with more than 35 years of mountaineering experience. He’s followed in his father’s footsteps, literally, who was one of the first professional Everest guides when the mountain was opened to international climbers in 1950. Sherpa has been an Everest guide since 1992.
iPod is done
Remember the iPod? Apple announced it is discontinuing its last model. The iPod was introduced in October 2001 by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. It was touted to hold 1,000 songs and have a 10-hour battery. Apple sold more than 100 million devices by the time it introduced the iPhone in 2007, signaling the end to the iPod.
Avatar Christmas present
The trailer for the much-awaited “Avatar” sequel was released this week. “Avatar: The Way of the Water” is set for a Dec. 16 release date. The sequel takes place more than 10 years after the first one. The original movie opened in 2009, setting box office records. Because it’s been 13 years since “Avatar” splashed across the screen, 20th Century Studios will re-release the original movie Sept. 23 to whet fans’ appetites for the December release of the new movie.