The Best of Current Events 1/30 – 2/10

Only the Best of U.S. News


The “Father of Peeps.”

The “Father of Peeps,” Bob Born, passed away on January 29, 2023 at the age of 98.The son of Russian immigrant and Peep-creator Sam Born, Bob revolutionized the Peep-making process, utilizing his engineering background to reduce Peep-creation from 26 hours to 6 minutes. The Born family business, Just Born Quality Confections, was originally started as a small retail store in Brooklyn, New York before being relocated to Bethlethem, Pennsylvania. In 2019, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania declared February 15 to be

Bob Born day as a show of gratitude. R.I.P. Bob Born.


Dalai with his family.

The world’s unofficial oldest llama, Dalai Llama of Albuquerque, New Mexico, turned 27 years old on January 27, 2023. Dalai celebrated this milestone with his owners, the Strait family, and received a carton of apples as a birthday present. Dalai has faced trials over the past year, including losing an eye to infection. Despite this adversity, Dalai has reportedly remained in good spirits and enjoys spending time with his best friend, a Nigerian dwarf goat named Gelato. His owners are currently seeking to get Dalai certified by Guinness World Records as the oldest living llama in captivity.


Bella and Finn at home safe and sound.

On Thursday February 2, 24-year-old Davion Irvin was arrested and charged in connection with a string of crimes at the Dallas Zoo. One of the crimes he confessed to was the monkey-napping of emperor tamarin monkeys Bella and Finn. On Monday January 30th, the two Dallas Zoo monkeys were stolen from Dallas Zoo. The monkeys were recovered, unharmed, after being located in an empty building after Irvin’s arrest. This event comes after a string of suspicious events have plagued the zoo this year. On January 13, the Dallas Zoo clouded leopard enclosure was tampered with and clouded leopard Nova escaped, but was eventually located off-property and unharmed. On January 21 of this year, a lappet-faced vulture named Pin died in his zoo enclosure under suspicious circumstances. The Dallas Zoo is offering a

$10,000 reward for information on these events.


                                                                                       On Wednesday February 1, a satellite spy balloon                                                                                                  was spotted in Montana traveling over a field of

Recovery efforts by US Navy.

US nuclear missile silos on the Malmstrom Air Base. The balloon was claimed by China, and was found to have entered US airspace over Alaska on January 28, before traveling across Canada and then reentering the US over Idaho. The balloon was dispatched off the east coast by a AIM-9X Sidewinder missile fired from a Langley Air Force Base F-22 Raptor fighter. At the time of publishing, the US Navy is in the process of recovering the balloon remains off the coast of South Carolina. 

20 Ingram Street, Forest Hills, NY.


The house Peter Parker lived in with Aunt May, according to a July 1989 issue of The Amazing Spider-Man, is currently for sale. 20 Ingram Street, Forest Hills, NY is listed at 2.1 million dollars. The house was inhabited by a real life Parker family family for a while, and they received numerous fan mail which is now on exhibit in the museum City Reliquary.


People evacuating the Colleton County Courthouse in wake of the bomb threat.

Alex Murdaugh’s double murder trial is ongoing. Some of the most notable updates include Judge Clifton Newman determining that Murdaugh’s financial crimes are admissible in his murder trial, a bomb threat which suspended the trial for a few hours, an FBI technician testifying about the operation of Alex Murdaugh’s vehicle, and best friend Chris Wilson being beat out of $192,000 by Murdaugh. “Cousin Eddie” is expected to testify.