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Good day, bad day: February 6, 2012
A sports fan reaps the benefits of a risky bet, while The Simpsons are banned in Iran — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
In Tehran's ongoing attempt to stymie the promotion of Western culture, The Simpsons action figures have been banned in Iran.
In Tehran's ongoing attempt to stymie the promotion of Western culture, The Simpsons action figures have been banned in Iran.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Taking risks
A gambler wins $50,000 after placing a $1,000 bet, at 50-to-1 odds, that the first score of the Super Bowl would be a safety by the Giants defense. [Opposing Views]

"Mobile mind medicine"
A research team in Norway begins developing a mobile app designed to help schizophrenics train their brains not to acknowledge hallucinations. [Mother Board]

Cutting the cord
Researchers at Stanford University introduce a new system that could charge electronic cars while they're being driven, potentially eliminating the need for them to be plugged in. [Business Insider]

BAD DAY FOR:

Being taken seriously
Rep. John Fleming (R-La.) posts a satirical story from The Onion on his Facebook page as if it were actual news, prompting Facebook fans to ask, "How exactly did you get elected?" [BuzzFeed]

Homer, Bart, and Lisa
Tehran adds The Simpsons action figures and dolls to the list of toys banned in Iran. [TIME]

Sand castle builders
A new EPA study says playing in the sand is more hazardous to beachgoers' health than swimming or sunbathing. [The Consumerist]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 3, 2012

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