Bride Turns Canceled Wedding Into Party for Needy Families, Plus More

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Today we've got: a generous jilted bride, Lyft going driverless and a finger lickin' no no

1. Bride Turns Canceled Wedding Reception Into Party for Needy Kids After Prenuptial Disagreement

The Short of It

After refusing to sign a prenuptial agreement, a bride canceled her wedding plans and opted to throw a Mother's day lunch for 60 needy kids and their families.

The Longer Version of It

Yiru Sun wore her wedding dress and celebrated with the guests at the extravagant Harold Pratt House in New York's Upper East Side, Saturday. The Princeton graduate, Corporate Vice President at New York Life Insurance, and single mother had canceled her engagement two months prior after a falling out with her fiancé over the prenup.

"Initially I felt frustrated. I don’t want to sign things I don’t feel comfortable with. Three weeks later, I woke up with this idea," Sun told the New York Post in an interview.

Instead of canceling the reception, which had been secured with $8,000 for the reception, she banded together with Inwood House, a nonprofit that helps young mothers, and the Salvation Army to help find guests for the reception.

Why Queen Bey Would Be Proud

Because talk about making lemonade out of lemons.

2. Kentucky Fried Chicken Is Making Nail Polish That Tastes Like Chicken

If you really want to know how to make a classic statement, how about keeping your food on your fingers for a couple of days?

The Short of It

KFC has created “Finger Lickin’ Good Edible Nail Polish”. That's right, the fried chicken giant wants you to eat your nails and like it. Your mom would not be impressed.

The Longer Version of It

Alert: This is not a joke.

The American fast food chain wants you to take its motto of "finger lickin' good" a bit more literally this time. KFC will be debuting the "Finger Lickin' Good" nail polish in Hong Kong this week in flavors that are meant to taste like the Original Recipe and Hot & Spicy chicken flavors.

“To use, consumers simply apply and dry like regular nail polish, and then lick—again and again and again,” the company said in a statement.

The polishes were made in partnership with the same company that produces KFC's spices, McCormick & Company and are supposedly sourced from natural ingredients. The polishes haven't been mass produced quite yet but could be on the market as soon as this year.

But... Like Why?

Anna Mugglestone, a marketing and communications director for Ogilvy & Mather Group in Hong Kong, the agency running the campaign, said the nail polish was a way “to remind the younger generation” of “the great taste and good times the brand stands for.”

Why We're Raising Eyebrows

We still don't get it.

3. Brazilian on That Corner

The Short of It

The forcing of President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil's stepping down from her position this week has been delayed.

The Longer Version of It

We'll start from the beginning.

In March 2014 a Brazilian judge, Sérgio Moro, ordered an investigation into the state-controlled oil company Petrobras which was initially being investigated for money laundering. Since then, the investigation has developed into sussing out executives who accepted bribes in return for giving construction firms contracts at inflated prices.

President Rousseff, who became president in 2011, was the former Energy Minister and coincidentally had a seat on the board of Petrobras from 2003 to 2010. So of course, it wasn't too long before millions of people spilled out into the streets of Brazil in protest of her alleged link to the scandal.

In December 3, 2015 impeachment proceedings against Rousseff were accepted by Brazil's Chamber of Deputies and in April 2016, the same chamber voted in favor of Rousseff's impeachment.

This past week, it was expected that the senate would vote on an impeachment motion against Rousseff.

That Brings Us To

Today May 9th, where in true Spanish novela-esque fashion we got a major plot twist: the acting speaker of the lower house of Brazil's Congress, Waldir Maranhao, annulled the impeachment process against the Brazilian president and called for a new vote in the chamber. In a statement today, Maranhao pointed to procedural flaws in the April vote that initially accepted the impeachment charges against Rousseff.

As of right now, it's not entirely certain whether his decision will be vetoed by the Senate, the Supreme Court or a house majority. No doubt though that Rousseff's letting out some big sighs.

4. Your Lyft Rides Could Be Driverless This Year

The Short of It

General Motors and Lyft are joining forces to test self-driving electric Chevrolet Bolt taxis.

The Longer Version of It

GM recently invested $500 million in the car-hailing service in January. Throwing their hat into the ring of ride-sharing apps testing out self-driving cars (namely Uber who plans to add the cars to their service as soon as 2020) could draw more interest in the company who intends to slowly introduce the driverless car option to a yet-to-be known city.

“We will want to vet the autonomous tech between Cruise, GM and ourselves and slowly introduce this into markets,” Taggart Matthiesen, Lyft’s product director, said in order to “ensure that cities would have full understanding of what we are trying to do here.”

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