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when Khris Davis of the Oak­land Ath­let­ics fin­ished the base­ball sea­son with a .247 bat­ting aver­age…for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year. Davis is the first player in ma­jor-league his­tory to post the ex­act same aver­age, to three dec­i­mal places, four years in a row.

which will no longer be forced to give rides to obese tourists vis­it­ing the moun­tain­ous is­land of San­torini. Af­ter a pres­sure cam­paign by an­i­mal rights ac­tivists, the Greek gov­ern­ment passed a law ban­ning don­key rid­ers in ex­cess of 220 pounds.

af­ter a paint­ing by Banksy, the elu­sive Bri­tish graf­fiti artist, spon­ta­neously shred­ded it­self at Sotheby’s in Lon­don when an anony­mous bid­der bought it for $1.4 mil­lion. The art world be­ing what it is, ex­perts say the tat­tered re­mains of Girl With Bal­loon are now worth more than $2 mil­lion.

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