Benny's What We Missed: Friday Sept 20th


A woman who was treated for breast cancer a year ago has become the first person to swim across the English Channel four times non-stop.

Sarah Thomas, 37, began the epic challenge in the early hours of Sunday and finished after more than 54 hours.

source: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-49724851

Because when explaining massive layoffs to your employees, there's nothing like a performance by legendary hip-hop artist Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC to make it all go down easier. 

So appeared to be the thinking of WeWork (since rebranded as The We Company) co-founder Adam Neumann who, at a 2016 all-hands meeting justifying the decision to layoff 7 percent of the company's workforce in an effort to cut costs, brought out DMC to play a set for those lucky enough to still be employed by the newly penny-pinching business. And yes, the tequila shots flowed. 

source: https://mashable.com/article/wework-adam-neumann-run-dmc-layoffs/

People like drinking in bars, because that’s where the alcohol is. But, in the case of good bars, that’s also where the people are, which means you may not always get your drink as quickly as you think you should.

source: https://skillet.lifehacker.com/how-to-get-a-bartenders-attention-without-being-a-jerk-1838220196

Toys R Us is back. And this time, it's with a brand-new store concept.

Toys R Us' parent company, Tru Kids, is partnering with Candytopia to debut a new immersive store experience, the companies announced in a press release Thursday.

source: https://www.businessinsider.com/toys-r-us-opening-immersive-stores-with-candytopia-2019-9

America is running out of White Claw hard seltzer, and the shortage might not end until next year.

White Claw sales have skyrocketed over the past year, according to the company and industry analysts. The company can't keep up with demand. So White Claw has purposefully limited supply to ensure it can continually serve all of its markets.

source: https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/16/business/white-claw-shortage-trnd/index.html