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5 things you need to know this morning: July 27, 2021

Start your day off right with five things you need to know this morning.

Five things you need to know

1. Catholic cardinal on trial over $412M property deal

A Catholic cardinal has gone on trial after being accused of spending US$412 million of Church money on a failed deal to buy property in London. Angelo Becciu, 73, denies the charges.

2. Bezos offers to give NASA $2B in exchange for Moon contract

US retail magnate Jeff Bezos has offered to give NASA US$2 billion if his company is reconsidered for a contract to build a Moon landing vehicle. The contract was won by Bezos's fellow magnate Elon Musk in April.

3. Florida man fails in attempt to reach New York in hamster wheel

A man who wanted to "run" on water from Florida to New York in a floating hamster wheel has failed in spectacular fashion. Reza Baluchi ended up on shore 30 miles in the wrong direction after experiencing "complications."

4. Newest Hemingway lookalike crowned

The latest winner of the ultimate Ernest Hemingway lookalike contest has been announced. Zach Taylor beat 136 other challengers in the Key West Hemingway Days Festival event.

5. Long waitlist for $200 fries

There's a 10-week waitlist for the world's most expensive fries. A New York City restaurant is selling the potatoes for US$200 per portion. Patrons of the Serendipity 3 restaurant can also waste their money on the world's most expensive burger ($295) and sundae ($1,000).



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