NWA editorial: Thursday's thumbs

Betrayal of veterans, tax reform earn digits

Posted: November 9, 2017 at 1 a.m.

One can never underestimate the power of the thumb. Doubt us? Did you hear about the couple flying to Bali, Indonesia, the other day? While the man slept, his spouse used his thumbprint to unlock his smartphone. Shortly thereafter, the Qater Airways plan was making an emergency landing to offload the man, woman and their child. Why? The Hindustan Times reported her thumb-initiate trip into her husband's phone revealed his extramarital affair, and the understandable result was chaos aboard the plan.

Correction

This item has been edited to correct the name of the David and Barbara Pryor Center for Arkansas Oral and Visual History and to correct the spelling of Barbara Tyson's name.

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