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Good day, bad day: June 25, 2012
A patient YouTuber re-creates a Van Gogh with dominoes, while the last Galapagos tortoise dies — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
The last of his kind, a 200-pound Pinta Island giant tortoise named Lonesome George passed away over the weekend, at over 100 years of age.
The last of his kind, a 200-pound Pinta Island giant tortoise named Lonesome George passed away over the weekend, at over 100 years of age.
AP Photo/Galapagos National Park

GOOD DAY FOR:

Leaving work early
A new analysis finds that the most dangerous time for driving is between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., due to rush hour traffic. [Discovery News]

Post-impressionist art
A productively obsessive-compulsive YouTuber re-creates Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night with 7,000 dominoes. [The Daily What]

Feeling young
Two Ohio great-grandmothers parachute from a plane to raise money for a veterans' food pantry. [The Stir]

BAD DAY FOR:

Dying alone
Giant Galapagos tortoise "Lonesome George," the last tortoise of his kind and a conservation symbol, dies. He was believed to be about 100 years old. [Death & Taxes]

Garish gas guzzlers
A study finds that red cars are statistically more likely to be hit with bird droppings. [Gawker]

Honoring the dead
On a class trip to the 9/11 Memorial, New York City junior high students hurl trash and other items into its reflecting pools. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: June 22, 2012  

 

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