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Good day, bad day: June 8, 2012
A concussed Colorado man becomes a piano virtuoso, while zoogoers are terrorized by an escaped polar bear — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
After diving into the shallow end of a pool, Derek Amato (not pictured) suffered a serious concussion — and found he could suddenly play piano like a pro, despite having no previous training.
After diving into the shallow end of a pool, Derek Amato (not pictured) suffered a serious concussion — and found he could suddenly play piano like a pro, despite having no previous training.
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OOD 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:

Wrong numbers
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]

Hard-to-believe rebuttals
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]

Family-friendly outings
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 

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