GOOD DAY FOR:
The profitability of pumping iron
A new study finds that workers who exercise make roughly 9 percent more money than those who stay on the couch. [Death & Taxes]
Hot sauce devotees
An artisan lollypop maker introduces a spicy Sriracha lollipop made of the much-loved Asian hot sauce. [The Frisky]
Getting the sense knocked into you
A Colorado man becomes a piano virtuoso after suffering a concussion from diving into the shallow end of a pool. [Opposing Views]
BAD DAY FOR:
A man receives a flood of death threats after getting a new phone number; he soon discovers that the digits used to belong to George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. [New York]
In response to New York City's proposed ban on large sugary drinks, Coca-Cola implausibly fires back that no scientific evidence connects sugary beverages to obesity. [Consumerist]
Tourists at a zoo in the Netherlands make a run for it after a polar bear shatters the protective glass that separated them. [Videogum]
For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 7, 2012
THE WEEK'S AUDIOPHILE PODCASTS: LISTEN SMARTER
- Syrian women know how to defeat ISIS
- 43 TV shows to watch in 2014
- The U.S. Marines are developing laser weapons. Here's why.
- The one thing the New Atheists get right about religion
- 3 horrific inaccuracies in Homeland's depiction of Islamabad
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
- 6 things the happiest families all have in common
- How to make corn dogs
- Will Kobani be ISIS's Waterloo?
- 5 baffling foreign-language versions of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song
Subscribe to the Week