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February 16th, 2011
02:14 PM ET

You Choose! Wining & Losing Stories

-Unnoticed Cubicle Death
51-year-old Rebecca Wells went to work on Friday and died while sitting at her desk, and no one noticed until Saturday afternoon.  A security guard found Wells slumped in her chair at the LA County Department of Internel Services.  Authorities don't know the exact time of her death but say she had been dead a full day.  We also don't know yet how the woman died but authorities don't suspect foul play.  Via KTLA

-Grandmother's Birth
A 61-year-old grandmother gave birth to her own grandchild!  Sounds like a scene from a movie, but its actually true.  According to the Chicago Tribune, Kristine Casey served as a surrogate for her daughter Sara.  The doctor who delivered the baby said the delivery wasn't complicated, but the emotional context of the delivery was extremely profound.  Via Chicago Tribune

-Coca-Cola Recipe

A couple of radio producers may have stumbled on the recipe in photograph.  Its a whole complicated story about how the alleged recipe may have been found, but what's most important is what's in it.  According to these producers, the secret ingredients are alcohol, orange oil, lemon oil, nutmeg oil, coriander, neroli and cinnamon.  Coca-Cola is denying that the recipe reveals the secret formula.  Via CNN


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February 16th, 2011
01:37 PM ET

BIG I: Future of Architecture

Today's Big I highlighted one of the most revolutionary architects of our generation.  Bjarke Ingels, Founder of BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group), joined us live on the program.

Click here to check out BIG's website.


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February 15th, 2011
02:42 PM ET

You Choose! Winning & Losing Stories

Hidden Space Object
There is a HUGE hidden heavenly body right here in our solar system.  Evidence is mounting that either a brown dwarf star or a gas giant planet is lurking at the outermost reaches of our solar system...far beyond the planet Pluto.  According to the British paper The Independent, the object is four times the size of Jupiter.  Experts say the presense of such a massive object could explain a barrage of comets from that direction. Via CNN

Auto-corrected Murder
According to the UK's Bolton News, one man sent a text message to another.  The message was supposed to include the word "mutter". Instead the auto-correct software changed the word "mutter" to "nutter".  And in some contexts the word "nutter" can be extremely derogatory.  Via CNET

McWeddings
You can now fulfill your life long dream of getting married in a McDonalds.  According to Reuters, the service was launched in January in Hong Kong.  For about $1300, you get an apple pie wedding cake, gifts for your guests, pink invitation cards with golden arches, a pair of balloon wedding rings and a wedding gift.  Via McDonalds


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February 15th, 2011
01:48 PM ET

BIG I: Humans vs. Supercomputers

On today's Big I we're highlighting the Jeopardy! IBM Challenge that pits humans against a supercomputer.  After round 1, IBM Watson is tied with Brad Rutter.

Click here to see the clues from Round 1.

Click here to follow IBM Watson on Facebook.

Click here to follow IBM Watson on Twitter.

Click here to check out the Jeopardy! IBM challenge webpage.

Click here to read the CNN article on Round 1.

Click here to check out the article from WIRED Magazine on Human Brain Computing.


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February 15th, 2011
01:23 PM ET

Egypt's Transition: An Egyptian-American Perspective

Since the revolt in Egypt began in late January, CNN's Don Lemon has been talking to Egyptian-American journalist and i-Reporter Nancy Mousa.  See their conversations through the weeks from the demonstrations to the departure of President Hosni Mubarak.



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February 15th, 2011
01:12 PM ET

Valentine's Day and Beyond: How to Improve Your Online Looks

Looking for love online? Dating website, okcupid.com crunched a lot of data to determine what are the most appealing photos its users feature on their profiles? Like going shirtless, guys? It works, says CEO Sam Yagan, because its shows women there is stuff there to flaunt. Yagan gave CNN's Don Lemon okcupid's other tips to improve online looks and get your dating profile pics noticed for Valentine's Day and beyond.

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February 15th, 2011
01:06 PM ET

KKK Leader on License Plate

KKK leader & Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest could soon be recognized on a specialty license plate in Mississippi. The NAACP is opposed. The Sons of Confederate Veterans support it.  Click here to read up on the story.

We want to know what you think.  Leave your comments below.


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February 14th, 2011
02:10 PM ET

You Choose! Winning & Losing Stories

Tiger Woods' Fined
Tiger Woods was fined for spitting during the Dubai Desert Classic yesterday.  He apparently spit on the 12th green after missing a par putt in the final round.  The spit was allegedly a Breach of the Tour Code of Conduct.  We don't know how much the fine was...but I'm sure it will only be a drop in the bucket.  Via CNN

Fighting Bad Breath
Bad breath: we have some tips to help you fight it.  First, stay hydrated.  A dry mouth is a breeding ground for bad breathe.  Next, mints and mouthwash are good, but they're only temporary fixes.  Try green tea and cinnamon.  Also try eating crisp fruits and vegetables like celery or apples.  Via CNN

Playboy Mansion Outbreak
There is reportedly an outbreak at the Playboy Mansion...and its probably not what you're thinking.  According to the LA Times, dozens of people attending an event at the mansion got sick earlier this month.  They complained of respiratory issues, flu symptoms and pneumonia!  Some of those who got sick suspected a fog machine.  A rep for Playboy told the New York Post that QUOTE "There is no truth to the rumor that anyone caught anything at the Playboy Mansion."  They're cooperating fully with the health department.  Via LA Times


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February 14th, 2011
01:17 PM ET

BIG I: Detecting Fingerprints on Fabric

Today's Big I highlights a new technique to enable crime scene investigators to detect fingerprints on fabric.  Click here to check out more information on the technique from the University of Abertay Dundee in Scotland.  The Scottish Police Services Authority is also involved in the research.  Click here to check out their research.


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February 14th, 2011
10:03 AM ET

What Would You Cut?

President Barack Obama is out with his 2012 budget today.  There are some major cuts.  But we want to know what you would cut?

ENERGY

EDUCATION

HEALTH CARE

MILITARY

UNEMPLOYMENT

Choose from these options and leave your comments below.


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