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Aaron Carter released a new album. (photo via screenshot of Aaron Carter Spotify)

Fun News Friday: Aaron Carter releases new album; man accidentally pays more than $1,600 for an Uber

Friday is finally here, and March has arrived. With it comes the beginning of fest season in Athens, starting Friday evening with Milliron Fest. Whether you just finished midterms or see them advancing quickly on the horizon, take a short study break to read some recent fun news. 

Aaron Carter is back, baby.

After 15 years, former teen pop star Aaron Carter released his new album last month called “LøVë.” The album features 14 songs — one of which, “Sooner or Later,” was released in late 2017 and has been streamed 76 million times on Spotify, reaching the “Today’s Hits” list —  and took nearly two years to write and produce, according to PR Newswire.

Another popular song on the album, “Fool’s Gold,” was described by Billboard as “an intriguing look at how the singer best known for his Radio Disney hits has evolved over the past decade.”

Immediately following the album release, Carter set off on a short tour through the northeastern United States and is coming to Columbus. 

Homeward bound  

A New Jersey man woke up very confused in an Uber this week when he realized he had mistakenly ordered a ride from West Virginia back home, a 300-mile journey, according to Associated Press. Kenny Bachman thought he was getting a ride back to where he was staying near West Virginia University’s campus but instead woke up two hours later in the vehicle with no idea who the driver was. His Uber fare amounted to a whopping $1,635 due to the money he gave the driver for tolls, and the fact that he was in an Uber XL.

Despite the confusion, Bachman still gave his driver five stars.

Kiss the branch — uh, bride

A group of female activists in Oaxaca, Mexico, are celebrating their true love of trees through marriage. The “weddings” are a type of protest against illegal logging in attempt to protect the many forests that cover one-third of the land in Mexico, according to HuffPost

“Marrying a tree is a way of protesting, to say that we need to stop exterminating Mother Earth every day, every minute, every second,” Dolores Leycigi, a tree bride, told Ruptly, a news agency.


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