Good week for:
Natural preservatives, after a 107-year-old piece of fruit cake was found in “excellent condition” in an abandoned building in Antarctica. The dessert, brought to the continent by British explorer Robert Scott in 1910, “looked and smelled almost edible.”
Traveling in style, after Saudi monarch King Salman spent $100 million on his annual summer holiday in Morocco—a monthlong trip that included more than 1,000 guests and relatives, 800 hotel rooms, and 200-plus rental cars.
E-stripping, after dancers at a Las Vegas strip club began accepting Bitcoin and other crypto currencies in place of cash tips. Entertainers at Legends Room are affixed with temporary tattoos of QR codes, allowing patrons to pay digital tips on smartphones. ■