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Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Leadfoots, ‘Liking’ heaven, Alan Moore; Bad week for: Outsourcing, Some poor soul at Apple, Dining in Paris and Rome

Good week for:

Leadfoots, after the Texas legislature approved raising the state’s speed limit to 85 mph on some rural highways—the highest in the nation.

‘Liking’ heaven, after the Facebook page “Jesus Daily” was found to be the most popular page on the social-networking website, beating out Justin Bieber’s page. The page, created by a North Carolina diet doctor, is updated five times a day.

Alan Moore, a 61-year-old college junior at Faulker University in Alabama, who joined the school’s football team, becoming the oldest man to play the sport for a college team. Moore, a grandfather of five, will most likely be the second-string placekicker.

Bad week for:

Outsourcing, after Iranian publishers discovered that thousands of cut-price Korans imported from China were littered with spelling mistakes. The Islamic Republic is now considering banning Muslim holy books printed in China.

Some poor soul at Apple, after the employee left the secret prototype of an iPhone 5 in a San Francisco tequila lounge. Last year, an Apple employee left an iPhone 4 prototype in a different bar, and the device was sold to a tech blog, which published pictures of it.

Dining in Paris and Rome, after the European Union allocated $4.2 million to promote and research the eating of insects as a cheap, low-fat protein source. “I think it will start with ground-up insects in sauces and burgers,” said research team leader Professor Marcel Dicke. “By 2020, you will be buying insects in supermarkets.”

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