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Clicks of the Day: Tuesday, January 31, 2012 Edition!

Welcome to Tuesday, January 31 2012’s Clicks of the Day!

  • Accused in beating of Canadian in Mexico says he was forced to sign confession
  • “The man accused in the savage beating of a Canadian tourist says he was forced to sign a confession he never read.”

    And the sketchiness of this whole situation grows.

  • After record year, Edmonton has yet to see a murder in 2012
  • “After a record-breaking year that saw two homicides on the last day of 2011, Edmonton has recorded no homicides throughout the first month of 2012… The longest homicide-free stretch the city saw in 2011 lasted six weeks, from mid-October to the end of November.”

    Hope this doesn’t jinx it! lol.

  • Katz pharmacy sale has online world buzzing about arena millions
  • “Daryl Katz may have a $920-million public relations problem on his hands. The Oilers owner sold a chunk of his pharmacy business for that much Monday, and even with a separate $70 million purchase, closed out the day with $850 million more cash than he started with. That earned him online accolades from some for being “a shrewd businessman” but raised the question for others: “why are WE paying” for the downtown arena?”

    Well it’s true…

  • Killer whales moving in on polar bears’ territory
  • “Researchers say melting Arctic sea ice is enticing more killer whales to Nunavut waters where they are competing with Inuit hunters for food and threatening to replace polar bears as the North’s top predators.”

    This is so sad :( We caused this. Ugh.

  • Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary, Regaining Momentum
  • “Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position as he urged Republicans to rally behind his quest to capture the party’s presidential nomination.”

    They’re just see-sawing along those Republican presidential candidates, lol.

  • Chief Justice says system must get a grip on social media like Facebook, Twitter
  • “The verdict is in from Canada’s top judge: The justice system must get a firm grip on social media such as Twitter and Facebook. That’s because both a free press and an independent judiciary have key roles in a democracy committed to the rule of law.”

    Lots of things need to get a grip on social media.

  • Facebook to Celebrate 8th Birthday on Heels of IPO Announcement
  • “Eight years ago this week, Facebook was born. Do you even remember life before it?”

    Life before Facebook, so different our day-to-day lives would be!

  • Colbert’s Super PAC Raises More Than $1 Million
  • “Stephen Colbert’s quasi-satirical presidential bid has raised serious cash — over $1 million, as of Tuesday morning, the comedian announced.”

    Lol, Stephen Colbert is amazing.

  • FDA approves computer chip for humans
  • “Medical milestone or privacy invasion? A tiny computer chip approved Wednesday for implantation in a patient’s arm can speed vital information about a patient’s medical history to doctors and hospitals. But critics warn that it could open new ways to imperil the confidentiality of medical records.”

    Implanting computer chips into humans? Just perils about confidentiality of medical records? I believe this is the opening of Pandora’s Box for a lot of bad things. Geez!

  • Love And Health: Research Examines Love’s Impact On Us
  • “Researchers found that when the couples were separated physically, they had higher cortisol levels and had worse sleep than when they were together.”

    I think my cortisol levels and sleeping patterns are doing pretty good! :)

  • Elephant Took 24 Million Generations To Get Huge, Evolution Study Says
  • “How long did it take evolution to turn a mouse-sized mammal into one the size of an elephant? A thousand generations? A million? Actually, it’s 24 million generations. That’s the “speed limit” of large-scale evolution, according to a team of biologists and paleontologists at Australia’s Monash University.”

    Whew. That’s a long time.

  • Hello Kitty’s Citizenship Controversy: Is She British or Japanese?
  • “Hello Kitty’s entire history is being questioned following the publication of Hello Kitty’s Guide to Japan in English and Japanese. Is the world’s most famous cat from London or Japan?”

    So funny. It’s these kinds of articles where it’s so satisfying to be a journalist – one day you’re doing some hard-hitting piece, the next an expose on the origins of Hello Kitty!!! Awesome, haha.

  • Kristen Bell’s Sloth Meltdown Goes Viral
  • “So Kristen Bell has a big thing for sloths. She shared her adoration for the furry creatures during an Interview on “The Ellen Show,” which is airing today.”

    LOL!! This is HILARIOUS! I love Kristen Bell :)

  • [Video]: Girl Can Say Any Word Backwords
  • “Alyssa has the strange ability to say any word backwards.”

    That’s pretty crazy! Kind of a useless superpower but still, lol.

  • [Video]: Simpsons Acapella Multitrack
  • Love it!!!

  • [Video]: Office Assistant Dog
  • “A dog helps out around the office.”

    Amazing!!!!!!


Thor Photo of the Day:

This is what Thor looks like when she’s eyeing a bird outside, lol. She also makes funny clicky noises.


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Linda

Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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