When the lights went out a few minutes into the second half of Super Bowl 2013, NOLA.com out of New Orleans had the details on everything going on, both funny and serious, inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
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5 historical pioneers of social media: Martin Luther invented the listicle
Before PSY blew up YouTube, before @Horse_ebooks became a Twitter superstar, even before the world discovered LOLcats, there was the apostle Paul - early Christian missionary, eventual saint and, it turns out, a pioneer of viral media.
Attorney: Women on subway are fair game for 'up-skirt' pics
An attorney argued Monday that women can't expect privacy in a subway from people like her client, 31-year-old Michael Robertson, who is accused of using his cell phone camera to snap "up-skirt" pictures of female passengers.
Antibacterial soaps must prove safety to stay on shelves
Antibacterial washes would have one year to prove they're safe to remain in U.S. stores, part of a proposal by regulators to address 40 years of debate on overuse of germ-killing chemicals.
Old-school toys dominate holiday lists
There are two requests Don Mahoney, otherwise known as Santa Claus, keeps getting day after day: Barbies and Legos.
Turkeys are funny-looking and tasty, but can they fly?
Turkeys are an ungainly mess of a bird. Their bodies appear too big for their scrawny legs, and they are pocked with all manner of bizarre anatomical structures, including snoods (fleshy bumps on their foreheads) and a dewlap (that distinctive flappy wattle under its neck). But amazingly, the bird - at least in its wild form - can fly.
Man loses banana peel injury case, faces criminal charges
It was the video that did him in.
One night in early August, Maurice Owens was riding an elevator at a Washington Metro station when, he says, he slipped on a banana peel as he was getting off, injuring his hip and leg.
Increasing numbers of Americans are catching on to Congress
A new NBC-Wall Street Journal poll says 60 percent of Americans would like to fire everyone in Congress. When I read this, my thought was: What’s wrong with the other 40 percent?
Man arrested for allegedly groping cheerleader
A 40-year-old north Georgia man is out of jail on bond after he allegedly groped a cheerleader at a high school football game Friday night.
Yahoo to make SSL encryption the default for Web mail
Yahoo will encrypt Web-based email by default for all of its users beginning Jan. 8, the company has told The Washington Post.
Soaking up the wisdom of the watermen
It's not every day that you can shoot the breeze with some watermen — the shrinking group of men and women who make a living oystering, crabbing and fishing on the bay — but the Watermen Heritage Tours program has made it possible.
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