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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Octomom Releases Clinic Name, China Makes it Rain, and Starbucks Lures Customers with Combo Deals

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:   Starbucks is introducing $3.95 breakfast combo deals next month in order to lure more people in. China fired cloud rockets into areas that have been hardest hit by the worst drought the nation … Read More

By / February 9, 2009

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order:

 

  • China fired cloud rockets into areas that have been hardest hit by the worst drought the nation has seen in 50 years. 
  • Charles Darwin apparently turned down a position to be a rector at the University of Aberdeen near the end of his life, information that has surfaced in advance of his 200th birthday celebration on Thursday. 
  • "Octo-mom," aka Nadya Suleman, the woman who recently had octuplets and set off a firestorm of controversy, has released the name of the clinic that provided her with in-vitro fertilization for all fourteen of her children.
  • Amazon released the Kindle 2 today. It boasts a lighter, thinner physique, faster page turns, and text-to-speech software that allows any book or newspaper to be read aloud.
  • "He’s Just Not That Into You" topped the box office this weekend, bringing in $27.5 million on opening weekend. The movie’s A-list cast includes Scarlett Johansson, Jennifer Aniston, Ben Affleck, and Drew Barrymore.