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Good week for: The power of positive thinking, after Zorina Kroop, 63, of California, won $60 million in the lottery and attributed the win both to “the Blue Dot,” a supposedly lucky blue dot on a piece of paper that she purchased through an ad in The National Enquirer, and to reading The Secret, a best-selling book that advises visualizing success.
Bad week for: Coco Pops, after Bermudan Health Minister Jennifer Attride-Stirling explained the nation’s fourth-place showing in the worldwide obesity rankings as a function of her countrymen’s fondness for the sugary breakfast cereal. “Many people have a massive bowl of Coco Pops for breakfast every day,” she said. “The reason they buy that might be because it’s two for the price of one.”
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