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article imageTopFinds: Barkley calls out QB Tebow, a bungee jumping scare

By David Silverberg     Jan 13, 2012 in Internet
Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow is being called a "national nightmare" by former NBA star Charles Barkley. A bungee jumper's cord snaps but she survives a deadly fall. Dolphin activists gather in Japan. 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. Digital Journalists surveyed the world and published fascinating stories on controversies and crises; they were also covering breaking entertainment news, and this TopFinds also applauds some high-quality Special Reports this week.
We also highlight some of major topics Digital Journalists have been covering recently. Note you can see the trending topics at the top of any page on, in the black bar. They are changing constantly to react to what people are reading on the site.

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Dolphin activists plan to occupy the Japanese Embassy in Miami (Includes interview) by Elizabeth Batt
In a play on the Occupy Wall Street movement, dolphin activists are planning a demonstration outside the Consulate General of Japan in Miami next week, to protest the ongoing slaughter of dolphins in Taiji.
U.S. Rep. Steve Womack yells at constituent during meeting (Includes interview) by Kay Mathews
During a "listening tour," Congressman Womack (R-Arkansas) lashed-out at a constituent, telling her to "be quiet," after she pressed him to answer a question concerning why he voted to subsidize oil companies while voting to cut Pell Grants for education.
Don't fear the smear: One view on how to normalize the Pap (Includes eyewitness account) by Carolyn E. Price
Toronto women's health doctor, Sheila Wijayasinghe, is currently presenting a unique thought provoking and slightly whimsical photo exhibit entitled Reframe the Pap. The exhibit is being shown in the Gladstone Hotel in Toronto.
Paps are for guys too ... the speculum as a razor.
Paps are for guys too ... the speculum as a razor.
Razorback fans who are Dallas residents discuss the Cotton Bowl (Includes interview) by Kay Mathews
The 76th Annual AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic will be held in Cowboys Stadium Friday and Arkansas fans talk about the mood in Dallas and predict the outcome of the matchup between the Razorbacks and the Kansas State Wildcats.
Virtuoso violinist Jaleh Perego plays in Israel (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Lesley Lanir
The audience rose a second time to applaud violin virtuoso Jaleh Perego after her emotional rendition of the unforgettable Elvis Presley hit 'Can't help falling in love.'

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Watching a sunset from Easter Island can be a great experience.
Watching a sunset from Easter Island can be a great experience.
Koalas are without a doubt one of Australia s trade marks. Sleeping a good 20 hours a day  they spen...
Koalas are without a doubt one of Australia's trade marks. Sleeping a good 20 hours a day, they spend the remaining hours munching on eucalyptus leaves.
This bright orange  yellow and purple burst in the public entryway of the Milwaukee Art Museum is a ...
This bright orange, yellow and purple burst in the public entryway of the Milwaukee Art Museum is a chandelier, the label states.
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Young ones playing football  on a major road in Lagos on Monday  first day of the nationwide strike ...
Young ones playing football on a major road in Lagos on Monday, first day of the nationwide strike against removal of fuel subsidy.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.  Bentonville  Ark.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Bentonville, Ark.

In the Media

North Korea to send people to labor camp for not mourning enough by Alessio Fratticcioli
Even emotions are heavily regulated in the Stalinist hermit kingdom of North Korea: everybody must love the leader, and when he passes away citizens must cry hard. As hard as possible.
Did Yugoslav space technology sold by Tito put America in space? by Paul Bradbury
The release of a Slovenian documentary, Houston We Have a Problem, alleges a new twist to the the Cold War: American bought a secret Yugoslav space programme to put it in space.
Op-Ed: Charles Barkley slams Tebow, calling him a national nightmare by Nancy Houser
Basketball announcer, Charles Barkley, is not impressed with Tim Tebow. No sir. Even if Tebow did lead the Broncos to victory; or has a record of 23 rushing touchdowns, the highest for any position in the entire SEC history.
Video: Little girl faces off against lion at Wellington Zoo by Kim I. Hartman
A 3-year-old girl visiting the lion's den at the Wellington Zoo in New Zealand is making headlines after she was caught on video facing off against an angry lion through a pane of safety glass.
Sydney Spies
Sydney Spies
Sydney Spies
High school senior's photos rejected as too sexy for yearbook by JohnThomas Didymus
A high school senior in Colorado has sparked a debate after editors disallowed her two photo submissions to the yearbook. The editors said the first photo of the girl in short skirts and tight tops was not appropriate for a high school yearbook.
Toronto bookstore's 'Joy of Books' video goes viral by Kim I. Hartman
A Toronto bookstore has created the latest viral craze after posting a video on the Internet that celebrates the "Joy of Books" in a stop-motion short film clip that features books playfully coming alive and frolicking inside the store after hours.
Video: Kayaker rescues dog lost after owner killed by car by Kim I. Hartman
A Florida man kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico was surprised by a dog that swam up to him while he was fishing off Siesta Key. After posting his video on YouTube he learned the dog had ran away from the scene of a DUI accident in which the owner was killed.
Bungee jumper's cord snaps at Victoria Falls by Amanda Payne
A 22-year-old Australian tourist had a close encounter of the crocodile kind when her bungee cord snapped during a jump off the Victoria Falls bridge that links Zimbabwe and Zambia. Fortunately, she lived to tell the tale.
Jessica Joy Rees, 12, dies of brain cancer after 10-month fight by JohnThomas Didymus
Jessica Joy Rees died on Thursday after a 10-month struggle with brain cancer. Her parents said on her Facebook page: "We have prayed and prayed and prayed for sweet Jessie to be healed here on earth but God's plan was to use heaven for healing."
Redemption Inc.: New Canadian show sees ex-cons vie for big money by Marcus Hondro
You had to know this was coming: ex-cons compete with one another for a second chance - read: to win money - in front of a weekly TV audience. That is the premise the new Canadian show 'Redemption Inc.'
Pop singer Justin Bieber
Pop singer Justin Bieber
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Justin Bieber gets Jesus tattoo by Owen Weldon
Pop star Justin Bieber was seen out and about recently, sporting his new leg tattoo. The tattoo apparently shocked some observers.
Former Marine creates video pitching 'Canada' for President by Kim I. Hartman
A satirical political video created by a U.S. Marine veteran and posted on YouTube has created a controversy on both sides of the border with its suggestion that Canada should become the next President of the United States.

Top Blogs

The world's most dangerous road: La Paz - Los Yungas in Bolivia. by Igor I. Solar
(NOTE: 2nd VIDEO ADDED) A video captured with a cellphone and uploaded to YouTube on December 30, shows a shocking...
Reliving old 1990s cartoons - 'Dr. Katz' & 'The Critic' by Andrew Moran
This holiday season, my fiancee and I had the chance to relive some of the old cartoons from the 1990s...
"The Stranger" Albert Camus is sought and spotlighted in Robert Zaretsky's "Elements of a Life" by Jonathan Farrell
I was first introduced to Albert Camus in high school through his novel "The Stranger." The novel was like nothing I...

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