Friday news picks

Posted on 17 February 2012

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Cubans are beginning to inject money into the island’s ragged real estate.

LA might decide that good graffiti art is not crime.

The government talked about doing things to the health system.

Some random on Twitter broke the news of Whitney Houston’s death about an hour before the media did.

No more sneak-peakiness in the lead-up to the Oscars.

A new exercise study that will undoubtedly lead to a fresh pile of crap in the self-help aisle in the next year or so.

There were 79 live turtles in a suitcase coming into Shanghai. I think Samuel L. Jackson is going to make a movie out of it.

A new species of miniature chameleon has been discovered in Madagascar. Only 29mm long! I think Pixar is going to make a movie out of it.

Wikileaks has been banned from UNESCO’s conference on Wikileaks.

Finalists for the Mary Gilmore (AKA the woman on Australia’s $10 note) Poetry Award were announced.

A principal dancer from a big Italian company was fired after she wrote a book with inflammatory information about what it was like to be training there as a young dancer.

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