What We Missed: Thursday July 11th

Angelina Jolie unleashes her wrath in the new trailer for Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”

“Don’t ruin my morning,” Jolie’s Maleficent barks when offered a bit of news about Princess Aurora’s (Elle Fanning’s) plans to wed. She quickly shuts down the prospect of marriage, telling Aurora that “love doesn’t always end well.”

The sequel picks up several years after the events of 2014’s “Maleficent.” The relationship between Aurora and the eponymous horned fairy gets even more complicated as new threats loom for the formerly cursed princess who is next in line to become Queen of the Moors. New alliances are formed in the struggle to protect the magical realm and the creatures that reside within.

The new footage also shows Michelle Pfeiffer’s character Queen Ingrith attempt to stake her claim as Aurora’s guardian.

source: https://variety.com/2019/film/news/maleficent-mistress-of-evil-trailer-disney-angelina-jolie-1203260859/

Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It’s the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938.

It has been: a part of Germany’s darkest hours as a never-realized Nazi prestige project. A symbol of Germany’s postwar economic renaissance and rising middle-class prosperity. An example of globalization, sold and recognized all over the world. An emblem of the 1960s counterculture in the United States. Above all, the car remains a landmark in design, as recognizable as the Coca-Cola bottle.

source: https://apnews.com/53243665f30f4d97a2a292e3c7e76a41

A Detroit man performed 4,689 chest-to-ground burpees, a conditioning exercise,in 12 hours, in support of a military foundation.

Bryan Abell, an active U.S. Army soldier, performed the exercise -- in which a person squats, places the palms of the hands on the floor in front of the feet, jumps back into a push-up position, returns to the squat position, and then jumps up into the air while extending the arms overhead - 4,689 times, beating his goal of 4,500.

source: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/07/08/Soldier-performs-4489-burpees-in-12-hours/5711562611221/?sl=2

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