October 23, 2014

THE WEEK

NIGERIA BEAT EBOLA

6 ft. 4 in.

Height (193 cm) of a cow in Illinois that was declared the world’s tallest

‘I was Patient Zero. The first person to have their reputation completely destroyed, worldwide, via the Internet.’

MONICA LEWINSKY, speaking at the Forbes 30 Under 30 summit at the start of a campaign she’s launching to end cyberbullying

Amazon

The retail giant expanded its new grocery-delivery service to New York City

GOOD WEEK

BAD WEEK

Toys “R” Us

The chain caught flak for stocking Breaking Bad dolls with faux crystal-meth bags

‘The loss of life cannot be reversed. Nothing I say or do today can reverse what happened.’

THOKOZILE MASIPA, South African judge, sentencing double-amputee Paralympian Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for the 2013 homicide of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp

510

The number of touchdown passes Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown in his career, breaking Brett Favre’s record of 508 during a four-touchdown victory on Oct. 19

‘We need to make money.’

SNAPCHAT, the company whose messaging app makes photo messages disappear after viewing, explaining why it will place ads on the app for the first time; it promised not to show ads within users’ messages, which it said would be “totally rude”

‘Are we really going to debate a fan?’

CHARLIE CRIST, Democratic candidate for Florida governor, after his opponent, incumbent Rick Scott, briefly refused to take the debate stage because Crist had an electric fan on the podium

60

The number of people executed in Iraq in 2014, according to a U.N. report, which warned of “irreversible miscarriages of justice”

‘They were very insensitive and extremely sexist as well as racist.’

SERENA WILLIAMS, tennis star, after remarks by Russian Tennis Federation head Shamil Tarpischev, who referred to her and her sister Venus as the “Williams brothers”

Sources: Forbes; BBC; ESPN; Money; AP

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This appears in the November 03, 2014 issue of TIME.

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