What You May Have Missed: Weekly Wrap-Up

“Argo” and sinkholes and horsemeat … oh my? Check out some of the stories you may have missed last week in today’s Weekly Wrap-Up.

5. An Unlikely Ambassador

Dennis Rodman, the retired NBA star, visited North Korea this week to watch a basketball game between the USA and North Korea, in addition to filming for a new HBO series. After spending quite a bit of time with the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, ABC.com is calling Rodman, “an unlikely ambassador for sports diplomacy at a time of heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea.”

4. Fourthmeal … or Horsemeal?

The Huffington Post reported Friday that a test involving the infamous Taco Bell fast food chain in England resulted in the finding of horsemeat in the ground beef. While the company immediately withdrew the “beef” from sale, I think I’ll be sticking to the bean burritos from now on…

3. Pope Leaves Vatican for the Last Time

Pope Benedict XVI left the Vatican for the last time as the official pope on Thursday. He was taken by helicopter to begin his retirement, leaving his followers and colleagues to wonder what is to come.

2. Sinkhole Swallows Man

A Florida man is assumed to be dead after a sinkhole formed under his home this week and, quite literally, swallowed him up while he was sleeping in his bed. Not crazy enough for you? Authorities stated that the sinkhole is around 30 feet in diameter and 20 feet deep and is continuing to grow. The man’s brother heard his screams as he fell into the hole but was unable to save him; the search has since been called off.

1. And the Oscar Goes to…

Ben Affleck’s “Argo” took home the Oscar for Best Picture at the awards last Sunday. Other show-stealers included Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress), Ang Lee (Best Director) and Daniel Day-Lewis (Best Actor).

By: Audrey Wilcox 


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