Viking weapons, Korean borders, and more

From a tsunami in Indonesia, to a viking sword being found in a lake, this week’s events are ones to remember.

Mark Ruffalo was ‘fired’ over twitter for supposedly leaking the upcoming Avengers 4 title on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The actor is famous for playing “The Hulk” in the well known Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The next Avengers film will be directed by Anthony and Joe Russo and, according to BBC, they are keeping the title a tight secret. As for whether Ruffalo’s termination was sincere or just a joke, we’ll see if The Hulk continues to smash things on the big screen.

Palu, Indonesia suffered a devastating tsunami September 28 after a magnitude 7.5 slip-strike underwater earthquake happened 48 miles offshore. According to the Washington Post, Palu’s safety systems failed. their warning system based on computer simulations estimated waves far smaller.

In Viking news, an 8 year old girl found a pre-Viking era sword in a lake July 15 but the news has just gotten out. Saga Vanecek, a Swedish-American girl, found the 33-inch relic in the bottom of a lake. The sword is now in a museum and, according to USA today, some are calling her “Queen of Sweden”.

Surfer, Rodrigo Koxa, was just recognized by the World Surf League’s Big Wave Awards in Santa Monica, California for breaking the world record for surfing an 80 foot wave. According to ABC news, this breaks the previous world record of a 78 foot wave,  set in 2011 by Garrett McNamara. Rodrigo was awarded the Quiksilver XXL Biggest Wave Award.

Romanian citizens were scheduled to vote on a poll that would legally redefine marriage to only between a man and a woman. However, there was a turnout of only 20.4 percent of the population which was below the 30 percent minimum needed for the vote to become official. According to CNN, those who opposed the law warned that it could have worsened homophobic discrimination and broken human rights law.

In sadder news, Meng Hongwei, president of Interpol, has gone missing upon arriving to China. His wife reported him missing Thursday from France where Interpol is located. According to the New York Times, Beijing rejoiced after his election to Interpol in 2016. His sudden disappearance has many looking toward China.

And finally, North and South Korea have started to clear their mines along their border. The demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a 155 mile long border lined with defenses, most notably mines and electric fences.

The border separates the two counties that have technically been at war in the last decade. According to Good News Network, “This is the first time that the Koreas have committed to removing their landmines since the 2000s.”