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May 04, 2011


1. Do Chicks (And Fans) Really Dig the Long Ball? Why No-Hitters Aren't Drawing Crowds
It may have been surprising that Minnesota Twins pitcher Franciso Liriano, who entered Monday night's game against the Chicago White Sox with a 9.13 ERA, was the man who threw the first no-hitter of the 2011 baseball season. Thanks to several clutch defensive plays from his teammates, Liriano held the Sox hitless during a 1-0 [...]

2. Do Chicks (And Fans) Really Dig the Long Ball? Why No-Hitters Aren't Drawing Crowds
Oh, Internet. You're so predictable. Even before President Obama had made his announcement on Sunday night, the Internet was already swirling with rumors and speculations about the death of Osama bin Laden. And amid the rumors and speculation were, of course, jokes about the death of Osama bin Laden. (More on That MLK quote [...]

3. Too-Tight Dress Gets Beyoncé Booed at Met Gala's Red Carpet
From her multi-platinum selling records to her stellar perfectly choreographed performances, it's not often that Beyoncé is greeted by booing crowds when she graces the red carpet. But at last night's "Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty" Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, that's just what she faced when her and hubby rapper [...]

4. Webby Awards: Further Proof That Justin Bieber Rules the Internet
At this point, the actual awards in question are irrelevant. The important thing is that Justin Bieber and Angry Birds always walk away winners. And that's exactly how the 15th annual Webby Awards played out. Let's get the formalities out of the way: The Webbys recognize Internet achievement, and are presented by the International Academy [...]

5. Tear-Jerker of the Day: Six-Year-Old Cancer Patient Fights to Save Penguins
A first grader fights for both his life and those of penguins. (More on Are Penguins Gay? No, They're Just Lonely) Six-year-old Anghelos Kouvaras was diagnosed with an aggressive form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, following the discovery of a tumor in his abdomen last September. Surely in need of distraction, he put his spare  time [...]

6. Are You a Bad Tipper? You Might Wind Up on the Internet
Stiff someone on a tip? Somewhere out there, a deliveryman is telling the world how cheap you are. (More on NewsFeed: See how a delivery person saved a woman's life.) Larry Fox, who lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, will make sure bad tippers are outed as he chronicles the hard life of those underpaid deliverymen many barely [...]

7. The Trend Continues: Breast-Milk Cheese on Display in New York
First came ice cream in London made with breast milk. Not odd enough for you? How about breast milk cheese? This new creation, on display as part of New York University graduate student Miriam Simun's temporary art installation dubbed "The Lady Cheese Shop," aims to start a conversation about the ethics of modern biotechnologies. NewsFeed [...]

8. Happy Star Wars Day! Celebrate with Yoga
May the 4th be with you. Last summer, the the hilarious Matthew Latkiewicz, creator of Star Wars Yoga, gave me a lesson in New York City's Central Park. And because I love public embarrassment nearly as much as I love Star Wars, we made a video of the experience and put it on Enjoy. [...]

9. Reading While Eating for May 4: A Collection of Countries
Today's links feature "worldly" affairs. Reality Check: In this myth-busting study, researchers compare perceived versus actual country rankings. (Flowing Data) Checkmate: Chess, War-zone Edition is depressing, but creative nonetheless. (Gizmodo) See how comic books can be used for educational purposes in the developing world. (GOOD) Veterans' Day: Learn about the last two veterans of [...]

10. Could the bin Laden Raid Have Revealed a Secret New Helicopter?
A picture of the tail rotor of the chopper that the Navy Seals' Team Six detonated revealed unfamiliar features. Reports say it could be a new, secret helicopter. When the Team Six members reached Osama bin Laden's compound in Abbuttabad, one of the choppers made a "controlled but hard landing," according to reports, probably due [...]


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