Morning Hash: Bounties on Movie-Making Copt, Smartest Dogs, and Sopranos in Space

Morning Hash

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Bounty on Anti-Muslim Filmmaker: a “religious cleric” in Afghanistan has offered a bounty of $300,000 to anyone who kills the maker of the film that has angered Muslims world-wide. The Pakistan Taliban ponied up an additional $100,000, and a former Pakistani legislator has also offered $200,000 for the death of the film maker.

The Evidence Against Lance: for some time, Lance Armstrong challenged the United States Anti-Doping Agency to name the names of those who say he used drugs.  On Wednesday, they did.

Attack Us and We’ll Kill 10,000: Iran is claiming that if they are attacked, they will kill at least 10,000 Israelis in return.

This is what you call lowering the bar: Yes, this mother beat her toddler and glued the toddler’s hands to the wall with super-glue. But she’s not a monster. She says.

Let the Battle Be Joined: Obama’s answer for his poor debate performance: “I was too polite.”  At least now we know it wasn’t the “altitude.”  Al Gore is no better at inventing excuses than he was at inventing the internet.

SCRAMBLED EGGS:

My Dog Is Smarter Than Your Dog: Which breeds are the smartest?

Eat More Chocolate? Genius!: there seems to be a link between a country’s consumption of chocolate and the number of Nobel Prize winners that country spawns.  But the question is: what kind of chocolate is best for growing brains?

What did Einstein really know, anyway?: Maybe we can travel faster than the speed of light.

Jurassic Park Just Won’t Happen: if you’ve been tossing sleeplessly at night think that a T-Rex might come crashing through your front door, you can now rest assured.

Sopranos In Space: No, not Tony Soprano. Sarah Brightman.  She’s bought a ticket to ride a Russian space ship to the international space station, saying the trip will be “life-changing” and a “beautiful journey.”  She’ll also bring some excellent vocal talent to the international space station.  Up until now, they’ve only had fantastic dancers.

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