Wednesday, February 2, 2011

60 Seconds of News

Violence erupts in Cairo
President Mubarak supporters clash with anti-government protesters hitting each other with stones and sticks. Some Mubarak supporters who rode horses in the streets of Cairo were pulled off of their horses and beaten.

Midwest Hit Heavy with Snow
Chicago received approximately 17 inches of snow, Missouri received 1 1/2feet of snow, northern Indiana and southeast Kanas received more then a foot of snow and Oklahoma received a foot of snow.

Groundhog's forecast
Punxsutawney Phil the groundhog came out on Groundhog Day and did not see his shadow, predicting an early spring.

3 Year Old Saves Mom
A 3 year old's mother fell and didn't get up, so the little girl called 9-1-1. The call helped save her mom.

Homeless Couple Win Super Bowl XLV tickets
A homeless couple with a combined total of .90 between them won an all-expenses paid trip to the Super Bowl after winning a contest they didn't even know about. When someone told them about the contest in which you have to ask people "have you been to Dallas lately?" the couple decided to participate, and when they asked the 4th stranger the catch phrase, it ended up being the mystery person in the contest who let them know they won the contest.

A New Alex Cross
Tyler Perry will replace Morgan Freeman as detective-psychologist Alex Cross based on James Patterson's character. Freeman has played Cross in two films.

Amazonians Faced With Annihilation
Photos taken by Brazil's National Indian Foundation (FUNAI) of indigenous Amazonians have been released with the approval of Brazil's government to bring about awareness of how their culture and lives are threatened by illegal loggers.

Brisk Walking Increases Brain Size
A new study shows that the portion of the brain responsible for memory grew in size in older people who regularly took brisk walks for a year. "Previous findings that aerobic exercise seemed to reduce brain atrophy in early-stage Alzheimer's patients."

Snacks Damages Heart in 30 Minutes
A new study shows snacks high in sodium can damage the arteries in 30 minutes of eating them. Australian researches found that salty treats cause blood vessels to stop dilating. "The important thing about the study is that it adds to the evidence that sodium has both immediate and chronic effects on blood vessels," Dr. Sahil Parikh

And That's 60 Seconds Of News!