GOOD DAY FOR:
Weapons of mass deliciousness
The U.S. Army celebrates its 237th birthday with a cupcake-shooting tank. [GlobalPost]
Moving to the sticks
A new report finds that parents in rural areas spend 20 percent less to raise a child than urban families do. [The Daily]
A forever-young fish
The goldfish a British man won when he was 4 years old is still alive and swimming for its owner's 28th birthday. [Discovery News]
BAD DAY FOR:
Coping quietly with culinary disappointment
A man calls 911 after a deli gets his sandwich order wrong and ignores his request for a "lot of mayonnaise." [Gothamist]
A Michigan lawmaker is banned from the House floor after she uses the word "vagina" while criticizing an anti-abortion bill. [New York]
Nurturing the young
Jimmy Kimmel hooks a young boy up to a fake lie detector and gets him to spill his secrets on live television. [Business Insider]
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- The most sensible GOP alternative to ObamaCare comes from a Senate candidate who is almost sure to lose
- How to be the most productive person in your office — and still get home by 5:30 p.m.
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- 10 things you need to know today: October 23, 2014
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