Daily Briefing: July 29

The stat, the quote and the read you need to start your day right.

Stat

Farmers in Australia are appealing to people to eat avocados so that they don't go to waste, according to ABC News. Australian farmers will produce 22 avocados per person this year, a 26% increase over last year, according to Rabobank. Somehow it's the fault of the millennials once again.

Quote

“They are so smart, and they tend to sneak up and attack from behind, often grabbing at your legs.”

A city official in Yamaguchi, Japan, said that a group of monkeys has been terrorizing citizens this month, with 58 assaults reported (mostly on children and the elderly). The problem has gotten so severe that the city hired a hit squad to go after the monkeys—yesterday they killed one believed to be a perpetrator of many attacks.

Read

How Hot Topic defined a generation of emo kids. (The Ringer)

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