Bill Murray crashed a White House press briefing in full Cubs attire shortly before the team won the National League Championship.
The House of Flavors ice cream parlor in Ludington, Mich., was officially recognized for crafting the largest sundae ever; it was 2,970 ft. long, breaking the Guinness World Record by over 1,000 ft.
Warner Bros. Records announced that it will release a 40-track album titled Prince 4Ever that will contain a never-before-released song from the late artist.
American cellist David Teie recorded an album of music meant specifically for cats, replete with purring noises and birdlike chirping sounds. It reached No. 1 on the iTunes classical-music chart.
Thanks to an Airbnb contest, you can now win a stay in Romania’s Bran Castle, which was reportedly the inspiration for the Dracula estate. Features include velvet-lined coffins and a “blood-enriching meal.”
Spotify reported that streams of Janet Jackson’s 1986 hit “Nasty” increased by 250% after Donald Trump called Hillary Clinton a “nasty woman” at the final presidential debate.
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Global wine production will drop to one of its lowest levels in 20 years because of climate change, with the biggest declines in South America.
A statue of the baby Jesus in Ontario, Canada, is being mocked after its original head–which was stolen by vandals last year–was replaced with a terra-cotta head that some say resembles Maggie Simpson’s.
A man taking part in a food-eating contest devoured a puree of ghost pepper so hot, it caused him to vomit and tear a hole in his esophagus. He spent 23 days recovering in a hospital.
A female chimpanzee at the Central Zoo in Pyongyang has apparently been trained to smoke cigarettes, according to photos released by the Associated Press. (Zoo officials maintain that she doesn’t inhale.)
Bruce Springsteen said he wrote a “big ballad” for the Harry Potter movie series–but it was rejected by the powers that be. (Warner Bros. did not immediately comment.)
This appears in the November 07, 2016 issue of TIME.