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Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Bargain hunters, Hot air, Isaak Lasson; Bad week for: Stephan Feck, Sitting on your duff, Grand theft auto

Good week for:

Bargain hunters, after vendors set up “The World’s Longest Yard Sale,” on a 690-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 127 from Alabama to Michigan. Featured were such bargains as old 45-rpm records, miniature donkeys, and used books like The Compendium of Methodism.

Hot air, after a new analysis revealed that on a breezy day in April, 57 percent of the energy generated by Colorado’s largest utility came from wind power—a U.S. record.

Isaak Lasson, 6, of Salt Lake City, after doctors investigating his chronic sinus problems discovered a flexible Lego tire that the boy stuck up his nose when he was 3. Since the Lego was removed, Isaak has been eating and sleeping much better.

Bad week for: 

Stephan Feck, a German Olympic diver who slipped on one of his dives and landed in the water flat on his back as the crowd gasped. He received a 0.0 from every judge.

Sitting on your duff, after a global study found that the U.S. ranked among the most physically lazy countries in the world, with 40 percent of Americans engaging in little or no physical activity. Greece was found to be the most active country in the Western world, with just 15 percent inactive.

Grand theft auto, after Joshua Adam Carter, 25, of Louisiana tried to carjack an unmarked police car at a traffic light. Inside were a state police detective and two U.S. marshals. “He’s not one of your smarter ones,” said a spokesman for the Marshals Office.

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