Dinosaurs ‘already declining’ when asteroid hit

Dinosaurs were already in decline when the asteroid struck, according to researchers in China. The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that the diversity of dinosaurs appeared to have been in long-term decline for hundreds of thousands of years before the asteroid impact 66m years ago. “Climate change may have been to blame for a reduction in [their] flexibility and diversity,” said The Times.

FDA warns against cooking chicken in cough medicine

The US Food and Drug has warned against combining nighttime cold medicine with chicken in response a viral “Sleepy Chicken” challenge. “A recent social media video challenge encourages people to cook chicken in NyQuil (acetaminophen, dextromethorphan, and doxylamine) or another similar OTC cough and cold medication, presumably to eat,” the FDA said, describing the challenge as “silly and unappetising”. The #SleepyChicken hashtag on TikTok has 1.2m views, reported Fox News.

Man breaks reverse speed record

A man at a Kentucky race track broke a Guinness World Record when he drove in reverse for one mile for 75.18 seconds. Scot Burner took on the record for fastest mile driven in reverse at the National Corvette Museum’s NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green. The YouTuber, whose channel Always In Reverse features him testing out the reverse-driving capabilities of cars, drove a 2017 Corvette for his record-breaking reverse, said UPI.

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