Sad: a Bryde’s (pronounced Brooda) whale was found beached this week on Hengsha island. Rescue workers tried for a good two days to rescue the poor thing and return it to the sea, but bad weather conditions made saving the whale impossible. All things considered, the whale was in pretty good health, leading experts to think that it got sick and lost its sense of direction, wandering into the Yangtze delta. Which makes sense: what would a whale want to do in shanghai, anyway? Visit the aquarium? That was an overwhalemingly bad joke.