Good week, Bad week

Good week for: Remembering your anniversary, Donnie and Kathy Fulbright, Deception; Bad week for: Tempting fate, Uncomfortable symbolism, Tuesday

Good week for:

Remembering your anniversary, after more than 32,000 couples, or six times the usual daily number, were wed in the U.S. on Oct. 10, 2010—that is, 10/10/10, which many people consider a lucky day. The last time that many weddings occurred in one day was July 7, 2007.

Donnie and Kathy Fulbright, after the North Carolina couple sold their $6,000 home in a tiny, rural town to Apple for $1.7 million. Apple is building a $1 billion data center near the property. The Fulbrights are using the money to build a dream house.

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Deception, after Russia unveiled a faux army of inflatable tanks, missile launchers, and other decoy weapons. The equipment is made out of a special material so radar detects them as the real thing.

Bad week for:

Tempting fate, after ship cabins for a 100-year anniversary cruise that will follow the Titanic’s path nearly sold out. The cruise will depart April 8, 2012.

Uncomfortable symbolism, after the presidential seal fell off President Obama’s lectern in the middle of a speech. “That’s all right, all of you know who I am,” Obama joked.

Tuesday, after the London School of Economics found that on that day of the week, most people are in their foulest mood. “It seems plausible that on Monday the weekend has not quite worn off,” said researcher George MacKerron. “By Tuesday they are well into the working week and the following weekend is not yet in sight.”

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