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Good day, bad day: August 9, 2012
A teen's fast fingers pay off in the Texting Championships, while a newspaper accidentally LOLs at a car crash victim — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
Austin Wierschke (left) and Kent Augustine (right) compete in the final round of the LG Mobile U.S. National Texting Championships in New York City. Wierschke won first place and was awarded $50,000.
Austin Wierschke (left) and Kent Augustine (right) compete in the final round of the LG Mobile U.S. National Texting Championships in New York City. Wierschke won first place and was awarded $50,000.
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OOD DAY FOR:

iNostalgia
Entrepreneurial eBay users start selling first-generation iPhones (which came out in 2007) for the hefty price of $10,000. [New York Daily News]

Being glued to your smartphone
A 17-year-old from Wisconsin takes home $50,000 after he places first in LG's Texting Championship. [Death & Taxes]

Keepin' it fresh
The prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have reportedly been watching a lot of '90s sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. [New York]

BAD DAY FOR:

Maternal instincts
A New Jersey woman sues after footage from her instructional breastfeeding video is spliced into a porn video. [Gothamist]

Butt dialing
A Pennsylvania man accidentally dials 911 during a drug deal, and is arrested after his entire conversation with his dealer is recorded. [AP]

Proofreading
Wales' Western Mail accidentally publishes "LOL" in a photo caption about the victim of a fatal car crash. [Gawker]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 8, 2012 

 

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