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article imageTopFinds: Australia's big cyclone, CNN anchor attacked in Egypt

By David Silverberg     Feb 4, 2011 in Internet
A devastating cyclone sweeps through Queensland, Australia. CNN anchor Anderson Cooper faces the wrath of Egyptian protesters. Did a UFO appear over Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock? These are the top stories on
As we do every week on Friday, we've collected the top stories (as voted by you) and compiled them on one page. We also included hot content as suggested by our community.
How these stories and images are selected: We keep track of the what readers like and what articles, images and blogs people are reading and looking at most.
This week, we are continuing with our new idea: an opportunity for our community members to suggest content that stood out. In a blog post, we asked people to suggest noteworthy articles, images and blogs. We received many great suggestions, and below are some memorable posts by our contributors:
Hundreds rally in Toronto to support Egypt, Tunisia protests (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Andrew Moran
Halfway around the world, tens of thousands of Egyptians, Jordanian, Tunisian and Yemen citizens are protesting their government. In Toronto, hundreds of supporters gathered at Yonge and Dundas Square.
Cancer drug can aid nerve regeneration after spinal cord injury by Jane Fazackarley
The cancer drug Taxol has the potential to assist nerve regeneration following a spinal cord injury, according to researchers.
100 healthy sled dogs slaughtered in 'horrific' cull by Chanah Rubenstein
The B.C. SPCA is conducting an investigation into the death of 100 sled dogs by a tour company in Whistler, British Columbia. The tour company, "Outdoor Adventures Whistler", has admitted to killing 100 sled dogs in April of 2010.
Childhood sex abuse runs in family, says incest survivor(Includes interview) by Ernest Dempsey
Incest survivor Laura Walker tells how incest runs in families and listening to details of sex abuse may endanger one's recovery from abuse.
Zach Wahls' Iowa speech on family and gay marriage goes viral by Kim I. Hartman
Zach Wahls, a University of Iowa engineering student, a small business owner, an Eagle Scout and the son of a same-sex couple addressed the Iowa legislature this week in defense of same-sex marriage and the video has gone viral, becoming an Internet hit.
Dr. Phil guest charged with 'hot sauce' child abuse by Ryan Mahon
A woman from Anchorage, Alaska, who appeared November 17, 2010 on the Dr. Phil show to get help disciplining her adopted seven year-old son, was arraigned on Friday for charges of child abuse.
This bridge is called  bridge of monkeys . Especially not to be drunk when we cross it.
This bridge is called "bridge of monkeys". Especially not to be drunk when we cross it.
Global coverage of the newly-released photos
has pushed the Peruvian government into
action. ©www.u...
Global coverage of the newly-released photos has pushed the Peruvian government into action. ©

Top Digital Journal Reports

No hoaxing, 52 thoroughbred horses will not be slaughtered (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Vincent Sobotka
It seems that Facebook statuses requesting a users' friends to copy and paste the same status on their own profile in support of a cause, which is likely a hoax, has overshadowed the popularity of chain-emails.
Photo Essay: Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas (Includes first-hand account) by Kay Mathews
The freezing rain began in the early morning hours followed by inch after inch of snow with wind gusts up to 40 mph, and photographers captured images of the blizzard conditions.
Truck with plow on unplowed road in Medford  NS.
Truck with plow on unplowed road in Medford, NS.
Eastern Canada getting slammed by latest storm (Includes first-hand account) by Kevin Jess
Eastern Canada and in particular, Nova Scotia is being slammed by the second snowstorm in two days.
More snow is forecasted for Wednesday evening.
In the footsteps of Obama, residents resent 'birther' remarks (Includes interviews) by Carol Forsloff
If you believe Obama wasn’t born in Hawaii, don’t say that to Hawaii residents who consider that foolish to question their island son’s birth, or his life in the dreams of his father, and the footsteps his mother once took.

Top Images

U.S. Navy Boeing-Stearman N2S-2 airplane. Arkansas Air Museum. Fayetteville  Ark.
U.S. Navy Boeing-Stearman N2S-2 airplane. Arkansas Air Museum. Fayetteville, Ark.
Blizzard conditions near Sulphur Springs  Ark.  Feb. 1  2011.
Blizzard conditions near Sulphur Springs, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.
Ronda Guyll Sullivan
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas.  Bentonville  Ark.  Feb. 1  2011.
Blizzard conditions in Northwest Arkansas. Bentonville, Ark. Feb. 1, 2011.

In the Media

Australia's tropical resorts hit hard by Cyclone Yasi by Kimberley Pollock
The Australian tropical resort islands in the path of Cyclone Yasi have been devastated but fortunately no lives have been lost.
Cyclone Yasi now Category 5, could hit 320 kmh winds by Paul Wallis
Even Queenslanders are getting out. The monster cyclone Yasi has picked up speed, and is now expected to hit as a strong category 5 cyclone. It’s being called the most potentially lethal cyclone in living memory.
UFO footage over the Dome in Jerusalem among 'best ever' by Kev Hedges
Several video footages of a UFO hovering over the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem has got the online international community buzzing with excitement trying to work out if the sightings above the shrine are real or not.
Anderson Cooper is a popular CNN anchor and host
Anderson Cooper is a popular CNN anchor and host
CNN's Anderson Cooper attacked, punched by Mubarak supporters by Andrew Moran
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has been reportedly attacked by Hosni Mubarak supporters in Cairo. Protestors surrounded Cooper and his crew and punched the host of "Anderson Cooper 360."
WikiLeaks nominated for 2011 Nobel Peace Prize by Lynn Herrmann
WikiLeaks, the whistleblowing website currently involved in a behind-the-scenes case of human rights issues with the US State Department, is among the nominees for the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize and was called “a natural contender” for the prize.
Climber falls 1000ft off a mountain and just walks away by Kev Hedges
It may sound like the kind of incident only a character from a Roadrunner cartoon could survive, but a climber in the Scottish highlands fell over 1,000 feet down a mountain and was then found by rescuers standing up and reading a map.
Footage released of Detroit police station attack by William Charles Baker
The horrendous attack on a Detroit police station this past Sunday is now available to be seen by the public through live video footage released after the recent press conference by Detroit police chief Ralph Godbee Jr.
Project Khiar nets 66 drug related charges in Toronto by KJ Mullins
For a year the Toronto Police Drug Squad Major Projects Section, in partnership with York Regional Police, Peel Regional Police and the Canada Border Services Agency have been investigating opium importation in the Greater Toronto Area.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square  in Cairo  Egypt  02 February 2011.
Anti and pro-Mubarak protesters clash at Tahrir square, in Cairo, Egypt, 02 February 2011.
Nasser Nouri
Opinion: The Muslim ‘people’s revolution’? Careful what you ask for by Michael Cosgrove
Many Westerners are busy encouraging instant popular revolt in Egypt this evening as they did in Tunisia recently and as they may well do in Yemen tomorrow, but I suspect that some of them have forgotten their history lessons.

Top Blogs

Alone together, how is technology reshaping us? by Federico Guerrini
I’m reading a truly impressive essay on the effects new technologies have on how we behave...
Warning! Warning! White stuff is falling in Toronto! by KJ Mullins
Once upon a time before social media, the Internet, television and dare I say it even radio there was snow. In Canada....
The sexy PETA ad you might see during the Super Bowl by David Silverberg
PETA wants to turn you on to vegetables. Its recent ad, which it hopes to air during next week's Super Bowl, shows...
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