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Good day, bad day: August 22, 2012
Nerds delightedly purchase Tesla's old lab, while the rest of us struggle to name a single Supreme Court judge — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
According to a recent survey, 2 in 3 Americans can't name a single Supreme Court Justice. Twenty percent of the people who took the poll were able to name Chief Justice John Roberts.
According to a recent survey, 2 in 3 Americans can't name a single Supreme Court Justice. Twenty percent of the people who took the poll were able to name Chief Justice John Roberts.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Getting to know our national treasures
Beer enthusiasts launch a petition on the White House website asking for the recipe for the official White House Honey Ale. [Death & Taxes]

Prurient Anglophiles
Photos leak online of a naked Prince Harry engaging in a not particularly regal game of strip billiards in Las Vegas. [HyperVocal]

Geeks uniting
A comedy site successfully raises hundreds of thousands of dollars to buy a New York property that was inventor Nikola Tesla's last laboratory, with plans to turn it into a museum. [The Daily What]

BAD DAY FOR:

Getting a high-profile "Like"
The "iGrill" app gets so much traffic after winning an endorsement from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg that its servers crash for two hours. [Business Insider]

Civics teachers
A poll finds that two-thirds of Americans can't name a single Supreme Court justice. [Newser]

Arts & crafts
An elderly woman unintentionally destroys a 19th century Spanish fresco when she decides to "restore" the painting herself. [GlobalPost]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: August 21, 2012

 

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