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Good day, bad day: May 31, 2012
A Houston waiter scores a $5,000 tip, while New York's mayor declares war on soda — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Unfortunately, this tip jar hasn't been as lucky as one Houston waiter, who just received a $5,000 gratuity from a very generous customer.
Unfortunately, this tip jar hasn't been as lucky as one Houston waiter, who just received a $5,000 gratuity from a very generous customer.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Rounding up
A couple gives a Houston waiter a $5,000 tip (on a $26 bill) after learning that his car was destroyed in a thunderstorm. [Business Insider]

Staying on the couch
Researchers find that about 10 percent of regular exercisers end up with a higher risk of heart disease than the rest of us. [Newser]

Hugging grandma
A new study examines the underarm odor of people of all ages and finds that the elderly smell better than young people and middle-aged adults. [The Daily What]
 

BAD DAY FOR:

The Whole Foods crowd
A viral campaign urges people to boycott the "all-natural" cereal maker Kashi because its soybeans are genetically altered to be protected from herbicides. [USA Today

Avengers role-playing
After two dozen showers with intense cleaning agents, a Brazilian man finally scrubs away the green paint that had covered his body as part of a Hulk costume. [Gawker]

Big Gulp lovers
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg moves to ban sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces in an effort to combat obesity. [Consumerist]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 30, 2012

 

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