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Good day, bad day: June 19, 2012
A legless man summits Mt. Kilimanjaro, while a New York photographer is allegedly decked by Alec Baldwin — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Spencer West, who lost his legs as a baby, is just 2-feet-7-inches tall, but still successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
Spencer West, who lost his legs as a baby, is just 2-feet-7-inches tall, but still successfully climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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OOD DAY FOR:

Persevering
A man who lost his legs to a genetic disorder successfully summits Mt. Kilimanjaro, climbing most of the way on his hands, and raising $500,000 for charity. [HyperVocal

The mother of all pearls
French researchers unearth the oldest natural pearl ever found. The 7,500-year-old artifact was discovered in the United Arab Emirates. [Discovery News]

A pop music revival
Adele's hit song "Rolling in the Deep" awakens a 7-year-old girl from a coma just as her family was preparing to say goodbye. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR:

The chosen hot dogs
A class-action lawsuit alleges that Hebrew National, known for its kosher meat products, has been selling hot dogs that actually aren't kosher. [Reuters

Ill-conceived sneaker designs
Adidas cancels production of a line of shoes that caused an uproar over the bright orange ankle shackles attached to the sneakers. Many critics said the function-less chains resembled slave shackles. [Consumerist]

Angering Alec
Alec Baldwin allegedly punches a New York Daily News photographer who was trying to nab a shot of the 30 Rock star obtaining a marriage license. [Daily News]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 18, 2012 

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