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article imageTopFinds: Sex show heats up Halifax, Muppets attack Fox News

By David Silverberg     Feb 3, 2012 in Internet
The Everything to do with Sex Show brings some erotica to Canada's east coast. A former slave's letter suddenly resurfaces. Why did The Muppets go on the offensive against Fox News? 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 published intriguing stories on politics and science; they were also covering breaking crime news, and this TopFinds includes fascinating photo essays from some of our most intrepid Digital Journalists.
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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Sex Show turns up the heat in Halifax (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Sara Star
Halifax Harbour may be surrounded by a plentitude of water, but it is on fire. Local firefighters are doing nothing to stop it.
Op-Ed: It's not all bad news from Greece (Includes interview and first-hand account) by Jeffrey Andreoni
Despite the crisis in Greece, there are a plethora of sustainable, ecological and ethical initiatives being offered throughout the country.
The Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012 (Includes first-hand account) by Richard Milnes
The Chinese new year parade on Jan. 29, 2012 celebrated the start of the lunar year, which was actually on Jan. 23. The parade started at Town Hall and finished at Harbour Street, in the Chinatown or Haymarket area of Sydney.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Sydney Chinese new year twilight parade 2012.
Social media derailed Internet legislation bills SOPA and PIPA (Includes interview) by Anthony Carranza
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism specializes in using empirical methods to evaluate and study the performance of the press.
Croatia in Serbia: Interview with Hvarophile Jasmina Vekic (Includes first-hand account) by Paul Bradbury
Chefs from the Croatian island of Hvar have taken over one of Belgrade's leading restaurants for 3 weeks. An interview with the restaurant owner, Jasmina Vekic.

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Chemainus Mural # 2 (center panel)   The Thirty-three Metre Collage   F. Lewis  N. Lagana & P. Marca...
Chemainus Mural # 2 (center panel), "The Thirty-three Metre Collage", F. Lewis, N. Lagana & P. Marcano, 1982.
Yummy Thai Udon Noodles & Meatballs
Yummy Thai Udon Noodles & Meatballs
Erin Zimerman about to paint his character
Erin Zimerman about to paint his character

In the Media

International scientists discover new super-earth, GJ 667Cc by Andrew Moran
An international team of scientists has discovered a new super-earth located 22 light years away. The planet is a member of a triple-star system, consists of an orbital period of 28 days and has a minimum mass 4.5 times that of the Earth.
Asteroid 2012 BX34 brushes past Earth on Friday by JohnThomas Didymus
A newly discovered asteroid will pass very close to the Earth on Friday. The asteroid will approach the Earth nearer than the Moon. Though astronomers say the asteroid will pass very close, they say it poses no danger to the Earth.
Nigerian Boko Haram spokesman Abu Qaqa arrested by JohnThomas Didymus
Nigerian security agents say they have arrested the spokesman of the militant Islamic group Boko Haram on Wednesday. The man believed to be Abu Qaqa was arrested in his house in Kaduna. He was found hiding under his bed, a "highly-placed" source said.
Hoax that Bachchans name baby Beti B Aaliya, taken up by media by Katerina Nikolas
Fans are so desperate to know the name of the Bachchan newborn that one fan overstepped the mark by announcing the baby had been named Aaliya.
Poll: Ron Paul vs. Barack Obama election would be tight race by Andrew Moran
Who says Texas Republican Congressman Ron Paul is unelectable? In a hypothetical matchup, a new survey suggests that the libertarian-leaning representative is in a statistical tie with President Barack Obama.
Former slave's letter to his 'old master' surfaces again by JohnThomas Didymus
A letter written by a freed slave to his former master has surfaced again after almost 150 years and is creating a lot of buzz. The letter was written by former slave Jourdon Anderson to his master Colonel P.H. Anderson in August 1865.
The Muppets attack Fox News by Katerina Nikolas
Miss Piggy of the Muppets had the last laugh over Fox News criticisms of the "dangerous liberal agenda" promoted by the stuffed animals. During a press conference in London she claimed the accusation was as "laughable as accusing Fox News as being news."
Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday  J...
Officials work at the scene of a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 75 at Paynes Prairie on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, south of Gainesville, Fla.
Courtesy Matt Stamey/Gainesville Sun
10 people die in horrific Florida highway car crashes by JohnThomas Didymus
At least 10 people died in a horrific string of car crashes caused by smoke from a fire that affected visibility along the Interstate 75 in north Florida. Nine people died on the scene, one died later, and a hospital is treating 20 people for injuries.
Op-Ed: Obama signed ACTA in violation of Constitution, say critics by Christine Mattice
In signing ACTA, President Barack Obama has again leapfrogged over the U.S. Constitution, critics charge. The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) was signed by the United States and several other countries on October 1 with little fanfare.
Ship hauling NASA rockets hits Kentucky's Eggner Ferry Bridge by JohnThomas Didymus
A freighter, the Delta Mariner, carrying space rocket components from Decatur, Alabama, to Cape Canaveral, Florida, for NASA, and the Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, got stuck along the Tennessee River after it hit a bridge on Thursday.
Erin Brockovich to investigate Tourette's-like outbreak at school by Christine Mattice
Environmental activist Erin Brockovich has launched an investigation into the cause of the mysterious, Tourette's-like symptoms that are plaguing 15 teens, all students at Le Roy High School in New York.
Conservative superstar pundit Sarah Palin.
Conservative superstar pundit Sarah Palin.
Sarah Palin wants airline to keep 'all-American' prayer cards by Marcus Hondro
The former Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, has spoken out against Alaska Airlines for their intended removal of prayer cards which have long been part of their service. The cards are given to passengers with in-flight meals.
Video: Toronto teens launch Lego man into space by Kim I. Hartman
Two Canadian teenagers found themselves in the media spotlight after they launched a Lego man attached to a weather balloon nearly into space, capturing amazing images from 80,000 feet above Earth.
Op-Ed: For sake of Rick Nash - trade Rick Nash to the Maple Leafs by Marcus Hondro
To have one of the NHL's premier players, a gold medalist, toil in such obscurity for so long, to go his first 8 years without one playoff victory. To put it mildy - that sucks. It's a shame for Rick Nash, the NHL and hockey fans.

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Recognizing Parkinson's Disease Dementia - in Yourself by Bill Schmalfeldt
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Facebook’s S-1 letter from CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Chris Hogg
Today, Facebook filed for its IPO and the company hopes to raise $5 billion (full details on the IPO here). Below is...
Mocker. Tormentor. Enemy. Attempted Killer? Treadmill. by Bill Schmalfeldt
You sit in the corner, just to the right of the television, mocking me. The box of dog toys at your feet. You're...

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