Daily Briefing: July 27

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


Sydney McLaughlin, a member of the United States' female track and field team, is accomplishing things that have never been done on the track. Sydney shattered her own world record by .73 seconds with a time of 50.68 seconds in the 400-meter hurdles during Friday's world championships. Her time would also have beaten two women in the final of the 400-meter (without hurdles). NBC commentator Ato Bolden called it the greatest track and field performance he'd ever seen.


“This is of course bad.”

The president of the Moscow Chess Federation, Sergey Lazarev, has deemed a robot breaking a seven-year-old boy's finger during a chess game last week as not good. Before the youngster is carried off by adults, the robot is seen gripping his finger for a few seconds in the video shared on social media..


The 50 greatest fictional deaths of all time. (Slate)

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