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Jewcy Zeitgeist: Technology Takes Over, World’s Tallest Man Looking for Love, and Chris Brown Cleans Up Horse Dung

Here are today’s top stories in no particular order: Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown broke all one-day sales records with the release of his new book, "The Lost Symbol," selling over a million copies in the US, UK, and … Read More

By / September 17, 2009

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

  • A car bomb in Kabul is responsible for the death of ten Afghan citizens and six Italian paratroopers, just steps from the American embassy.
  • Is it your lucky day? Pick up a Powerball ticket – the jackpot is already up to more than $100 million. Two ticket holders in Pennsylvania have already claimed prizes of around $200,000.
  • You might be able to find love with the world’s tallest man in London, but you likely won’t be getting your mail. The Royal Mail is on strike in the UK, operating at only a quarter of their regular volume as workers demand higher wages and more job security.
  • Chris Brown has begun his community service… cleaning up horse dung in a Virginia police horse stable. Just 5 months, 29 days to go. Karma’s a bitch.
  • Just in case going into surgery wasn’t scary enough, one woman caught on fire while going under the knife in a Tennessee hospital. She died of her injuries six days later, but the hospital is still calling it an accidental death.
  • Imma let you finish, but… Traffic on Twitter tripled during the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, including tweets from Pink, Katy Perry and other celebs who immediately bashed Kanye for his bad behavior.