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Apparently not realizing that NHL teams were still playing, the Kansas City Royals and Chicago White Sox sought to appease North American sports fans’ desire for timid shoving and desecration of the “spirit of the game” (or some crap like that) by having a good old-fashioned bench-clearing brawl. [NBC Sports]
Good news: A deal between Chipotle Mexican Grill and the Postmates delivery service mean that, yeah, you can now finally get a Chipotle burrito delivered. Bad news: When a reporter guinea pigged the process, he found that his $8.27 wrap would end up costing $20.26 with delivery and service fees. The future is oh so close, friends, but most of us won’t be able to afford it. [Re/code]
Proportion of scripted shows on network television since last fall with at least one cast member of Asian descent. [Fusion]
70 times greater
The seismicity rate in Oklahoma was 70 times greater in 2013 than the background rate before 2008, state officials said. Earthquake frequency increased in regions where hydraulic fracturing is used to extract oil and gas. Hear that, people? Humans can maybe make earthquakes happen. Nobody tell, like, Lex Luthor, OK? [Los Angeles Times]
Average secondary market price, as of Thursday, for a ticket to the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas next Saturday, higher than the average price of a Super Bowl ticket. [Forbes]
That’s about $11,300, the cost of a fine to a performance troupe in China laid down by the nation’s Ministry of Culture. The group was paid to send six erotic dancers to perform at a funeral service, a popular party theme for laying lost loved ones to rest in areas where a well-attended funeral means good fortune in whatever comes next. The shows cost $322 each. [The Wall Street Journal]
The University of Alabama at Birmingham announced last year it planned to shutter its football program, along with rifle and bowling, due to financial difficulties. But a new report found that the school was making money off the three programs, a net of about $75,000 in the 2013-2014 school year. [ESPN]
Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers is seeking that much from former employee and Reddit interim CEO Ellen Pao as compensation for legal costs after she lost a gender discrimination lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins. [The Wall Street Journal]
Approximate valuation of GoFundMe, the fundraising website preferred by cancer patients, struggling families and anti-gay-marriage pizzeria owners across the nation, after a recent round of venture capital funding. [TechCrunch]
Deutsche Bank was fined $2.5 billion by regulators Thursday for its role in the Libor manipulation scandal. Employees were not exactly being masters of deception when it came to putting their thumbs on the scale for the international lending rate, as hilariously blunt chat transcripts released show. [Bloomberg]
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Walt Hickey was FiveThirtyEight’s chief culture writer. @WaltHickey