OOD DAY FOR:
Stacking 'em high
In honor of Pancake Day, an Australian chef breaks the world record for the tallest, unsupported stack of pancakes. [Global Post]
Scientists present years of research that suggests dolphins have a high level of self-awareness, and therefore deserve the same rights as humans. [BBC]
New research sheds light on a chemical imbalance that leads some people to gamble their money away, opening the door to potential treatments. [Newser]
BAD DAY FOR:
Experts announce that deaths due to Hepatitis C are on the rise, and that half of infected Americans aren't even aware that they have the disease. [The Consumerist]
An innovative company creates an iPhone case with a built-in cannister of pepper spray. [TIME]
A new report shows that half of American high school dropouts over the age of 25 are out of work. [Huffington Post]
For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: February 17, 2012
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