Morning, gents. This column will take a bit of a hiatus over the next few days for the holiday—extra cookies means extra gym time—but we’ll see you back at mensfitness.com on Monday, December 28 at the regularly scheduled hour. Until then, here’s the latest in stuff you should know from our daily variety roundup:
Chipotle Outbreak Spreads: Chipotle’s outbreak problem has spread, with five new cases cropping up this week in Kansas, Oklahoma, and North Dakota. Worse yet: CDC investigators are saying this outbreak was caused by a different strain of E. coli bacteria than the one that caused a similar outbreak in the Pacific Northwest. The company says it is working on a new, more thorough plan to ensure “farm-to-fork” food safety, as Americans are eating less at the fast-casual giant since the first outbreak in October.
Driving One-Handed: Zach Hodskins, a sophomore walk-on player for the Florida Gators basketball squad, scored his first career points Tuesday night during a 89-65 win over Jacksonville. Oh, and he has one hand.
There were many highlights from tonight’s #Gators Basketball game, but this one’s really special – Zach Hodskins’ spin move & layup at the end. Watch! #GoGators– Florida Gators Men’s Basketball
Posted by Florida Gators on Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Who’s the Celebrity Here?: The YouTube sports champs of Dude Perfect scored a hit this week when they invited Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul to make trick shots. It involves a pogo stick, a Rube Goldberg machine, at at least one performance (by Rodgers) of Taylor Swift’s “22.”
Tokyo Hamburger: Japan has unveiled a new design for its 2020 Olympics stadium, which has been unceremoniously nicknamed the “Hamburger.” But original architect Zaha Hadid is calling foul, alleging that the new (finalized) design is far too similar to the original for it to be coincidence. That begs the question: Why is Zaha Hadid designing stadia that (allegedly) look like fast food? [CNN]
Dazed and Confused, Part II: Richard Linklater is back in the director’s chair for Everybody Wants Some, a “spiritual successor” to Dazed and Confused that features dudes, uh, playing baseball and getting stoned? Whatever, looks fun. [Rolling Stone]
Let’s Go Bowling: The NFL has unveiled its Pro Bowl roster, and unsurprisingly, the still-undefeated Carolina Panthers have the most men on the roster, with 10 players heading out to Hawaii on January 31. [NFL]