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The weather here in Greensboro has pretty much been doom and gloom all day, and the news seems to have followed suit. Here’s a little joke to lighten the mood: What do eggs, Obama’s religion, the Unemployment Rate, and Roger Clemens smell like? Something Fowl.
According to a CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) tweet, the “Government estimates hundreds now sickened by tainted #eggs.” The national egg recall has now reached over 380 million and counting. To find a complete list of brands, expiration dates and eggs, click The Egg Safety Center.
In other rising numbers, 18% (1 in 5) of Americans now believe that Barack Obama is Muslim. Tweeted by NPR News (@nprnews), The Pew Research Center for the People & the Press released the report that also revealed that 34% of Americans believe Obama is a Christian and a staggering 43% don’t know what his beliefs are. The Pew report has prompted other news organizations to ask: “Does America Hate Islam?” A compelling look into the issue can be found at CBS News’ Twitter page, or at their story page.
Speaking of Obama… In July, he touted the success of the economy through the decline in jobless claims, but today the New York Times (@nytimes) tweeted: “Jobless Filings at Highest Point Since November.” To get to the bottom of it, the full article can be located here.
Also, from the New York Times, the Yankees’ very own Roger “Rocket” Clemens has been indicted on 6 Counts of Perjury by a Federal Grand Jury for making false statements to Congress about not doping during his Major League career. The indictment could land “Rocket” in jail for up to 30 years and cost him more than $1.5M. Read the full story here.
Now, to lighten the mood, we present you with a couple of cool tweets from TIME.com (@TIME). First on the list, “Seven beloved (and disconcertingly violent) songs.” Check out what children’s lullaby matches the ranks of an Eminem song. In second place, TIME’s “Top 10 things today’s kids will never experience” is guaranteed to bring out all your childhood nostalgia faster than a modern day zombie. And, if zombies put you in higher spirits, there is no other page to visit right now other than National Geographic Society’s (@NatGeoSociety) photos spotlight of “‘Zombie’ Ants Controlled, Decapitated by Flies.”
A Trend Off the Top:
In Trends, Scott Pilgrim has been displaced by Minnesota Viking’s wide receiver, Percy Harvin. Harvin, who has suffered from migraines for many years, collapsed on the field during practice earlier today, and was carried off by an ambulance to the hospital. Coach Brad Childress said the collapse was linked to a migraine attack, but no proof is evident yet in what the definite cause is. NFL.com has more on the story.
The News and Record (@NewsandRecord) tweeted today: “No criminal wrongdoing after dead man’s eyes removed.” Henderson Police came to a conclusion on the situation earlier today. On August 10, 2010, North Carolina local, Linda McMichael, had filed a complaint with local Police stating that her husband’s eyes had been removed without permission after his death.
On the local scene, even though it hasn’t been tweeted about today, Go Triad’s (@Go_Triad) Readers’ Choice Ballot for 2010 is up and rolling. Don’t forget to head over to their site to put your votes in today.
See you tomorrow, Greensboro. Post your suggestions, questions, comments, silly antics, or local announcements in the Comments section or on Twitter @GSOTwit, or through email at [email protected] Until then…