The Daily Word in Elderly Cheerleaders, Robot Surgeons and Golden Thrones

The Daily Word

Some British surgeons used teensy tiny robots to perform the world's first robotic operation inside the eye.

In August, 1973, Jean Roth sat in front of a building at Southern Illinois University with signs that said, "I must be married by August 15th for inheritance purposes." Ends up the whole thing was a sociology experiment. Aren't they all?

By testing the fossilized skin of a dinosaur, some clever scientists figured out that it used camouflage. (They also proved that the dinosaur was not pooping when it died, as early reports suggested.)

Two Alabama schools went on lockdown after receiving mass-shooting threats from the "Flomo Klowns," a ... clown-themed terrorist group?

Finally! The Guggenheim museum has installed an 18-karat gold toilet created by Italian artist and sculptor Maurizio Cattelan in one of their bathrooms. By the way. They want visitors to use it.

And finally—because I can't possibly follow this one with anything else—check out the Japan Pom Pom Squad: a Japanese cheerleading troupe that requires members to be over the age of 55.