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05/31/2011

Scandal at Ohio State and Will Smith is not dead

 

Good afternoon,

Sports Illustrated has jumped to the top of the trends this afternoon by releasing its investigation into former Ohio State Jim Tressel.   According to the magazine,  the wrongdoing by Tressel went back eight years.

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(June 6, 2011 cover of Sports Illustrated)

"Sports Illustrated alerted Ohio State officials that the wrongdoing by Tressel's players was far more widespread than had been reported. SI learned that the memorabilia-for-tattoos violations actually stretched back to 2002, Tressel's second season at Ohio State, and involved at least 28 players -- 22 more than the university has acknowledged. Those numbers include, beyond the six suspended players, an additional nine current players as well as nine former players whose alleged wrongdoing might fall within the NCAA's four-year statute of limitations on violations."

The magazine also alleges that wrongdoing by Tressel dates back to his years at Youngstown State.

Meanwhile, actor Will Smith did not fall to his death from a cliff in New Zealand.   Word of his demise came from FakeAWish.com and spread rapidly on Twitter and then on Google.   Will Smith is alive and well, and still working on Men In Black 3. 

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The cliff in question is the Kauri Cliffs, which has also claimed George Clooney, Tom Cruise and Jeff Goldblum in past hoaxes.  And Kauri Cliffs is actually a five-star resort.   I guess if you are going to take a fake plunge, that's the way to go.

E-Coli is making news because of a deadly outbreak in Europe related to cucumbers. The source is believed to be organic cucumbers from two sites in southern Spain, the salad growing capital of Europe.   The outbreak has claimed 16 lives and made more than one thousand ill in Germany and other parts of Europe.

Two new videos trending this afternoon include a world record jump by Hot Wheels.  Not the toy, but a real Hot Wheel on a giant orange track at the Indy 500 over the weekend.  

A gambling cat is also surging in the top ten, but this gambling cat is not the real deal.  It's a copy of the original video uploaded a couple of months ago.  The original below has 27,000 views, but the new one has more than 135,000 since being uploaded on Monday.

That's the trend!

Have a terrific afternoon,

Bob

 

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