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Flipping off a cop carries a fine of up to $500 in Indiana, but one bold First Amendment fan is suing the state for unspecified damages after being slapped with a ticket for giving the middle finger to a cop who cut him off. [USA Today, The Tribune Star of Terre Haute]
Estimate for how much, on average, an NFL player sweats over the course of a game. So, for Super Bowl LII, that would translate to something like 11 gallons of sweat in aggregate. [Popular Science]
2,600 pounds of marijuana
That’s the amount of Oregon-grown marijuana intercepted by postal agents. Marijuana is not only legal in Oregon, but it is evidently in such abundance that manufacturers can’t get it off their hands quick enough. The state is producing three times as much marijuana as Oregonians can consume. [The Independent]
Amount remaining in the campaign account of former U.S. Rep. Robin Tallon Jr. of South Carolina. He invested it and ended up