GOOD DAY FOR:
Greg Smith, the Goldman Sachs executive who announced his resignation in a devastating New York Times op-ed, lands a $1.5 million book deal. [Reuters]
A blind man successfully takes Google's new self-driving car for a test drive to pick up his dry cleaning and grab a snack at Taco Bell. [Slate]
The hipster defense
Lawyers find that having defendants wear thick-framed glasses in the courtroom makes them less intimidating and more likely to be let off the hook. [TIME]
BAD DAY FOR:
To save millions of dollars, Canada begins phasing out the penny. [Newser]
The odds being ever in your favor
The Mega Millions lottery jackpot soars to an estimated $640 million, while the odds of winning dwindle to roughly 1 in 176 million. [The Daily]
A closer look at cattle DNA reveals that the animals are almost impossible to domesticate. [Discovery News]
For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: March 29, 2012
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