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WHEREIN: We bring you the developments (happening in and around D.C.) that we think are newsworthy, or, at the very least, almost newsworthy…

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Smaller Cub, Aug. 24 Mei Xiang has not been a willing participant in the panda team’s efforts to switch the cubs since 2 p.m. yesterday afternoon. She has the larger cub in her possession. The panda team is caring for the smaller cub and will continue efforts to swap the cubs about every four hours. Photo: Shellie Pick, Smithsonian’s National Zoo

  • Also, PETA is pissed that the panda babies have been separated from each other and their mother. (via DCist)
  • The Pope is indeed coming to D.C., but he doesn’t want to hang out with the likes of you, heathens. (via WTOP)

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  • Your Metro car is probably going slower. But that might be a good thing? (via Washington Post)
  • Aaron Silverman, owner of Rose’s Luxury, is naming his new restaurant Pineapples & Pearls. I’m sure the food will be great, but that’s a terrible name. I can barely imagine a worse name. (via City Paper)

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  • D.C. is going to be the first city in the country that will regulate personal trainers. I can’t wait to read all the Op Eds about it. (via Washington Post)
  • People / businesses are (finally) going to be fined for not shoveling their sidewalks in the winter. Sweet victory. (via WAMU)

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  • D.C. has only installed 2.7 miles of bike lanes this year. Its original goal was 7.5 miles. Way to go. (via Washington Post)
  • Not everyone is hyped about the new WWI memorial (via WBJ)
  • HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT THE WORLD IS A TERRIBLE PLACE. (via WJLA)

 

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