1. Harrison Ford crashes plane, saves lives, is awesome
If you’re Harrison Ford, you do things like tool around on the weekend in a World War II training plane. And if that plane experiences sudden engine failure, you risk your own skin to crash-land as safely as possible on a golf course so that you don’t hit anybody on the ground. The 72-year-old Ford is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries—just like Han or Indie would’ve. You can take the pilot of the Millennium Falcon, but you can’t take the Millennium Falcon out of the pilot. [The Guardian]

2. Cars of the future could be powered by whiskey
Leave it to Scotland to come up with an idea this wonderful. Edinburgh company Celtic Renewables is developing a biofuel made from byproducts of the Scotch-distilling process. The fuel, made from yeast and barley and called biobutanol, could potentially be used to power cars and even planes. So even though you shouldn’t drink and drive, don’t be afraid to get your gas tank totally blasted. [BBC]

3. Oldest-ever human fossil discovered in Ethiopia
A fossilized human jaw found on a hillside in Ethiopia’s Afar region could be the missing link between human beings and their apelike predecessors. The 2.8 million-year-old artifact is the oldest-known evidence of the homo genus (as in homo sapien). The upshot is that our ancestors might’ve been strutting around this world for a few hundred thousand years longer than previously thought. [Smithsonian]

4. Adam Sandler and Bob Barker resurrect Happy Gilmore feud
In a preview for Comedy Central’s celeb-studded “Night of Too Many Stars,” Adam Sandler and 91-year-old Bob Barker have done an updated version of their infamous fight scene from the beloved ’90s golf comedy. Set in a hospital, it involves plenty of violence, cameos and, uh…the Ebola virus. Talk about aging gracefully. [Buzzfeed]

5. It’s not illegal to “Spock” your money in Canada
What is “Spocking,” you ask? It’s the practice of retouching the features of former Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, whose Vulcan-like profile appears on older Canadian $5 bills, to look like Starfleet’s favorite second in command. Though Star Trek fans have been defacing cash this way for quite a while, instances have risen in the wake of Leonard Nimoy’s recent death. The country’s central bank has responded in quintessentially Canadian facing, saying that while it isn’t technically illegal to give Sir Wilfrid pointy ears, it’s not very patriotic, either. Live long and prosper, Mr. Nimoy. [Slate]