Winners & Losers

Winners “El coco”: Courageous Cuban journalist Guillermo Fariñas wins 2006 cyber-freedom prize from Reporters Without Borders. Wii owners:  Those lucky enough to get their hands on the gaming device found that the strap on the controller wasn’t sturdy enough to withstand their enthusiasm. Now Nintendo is promising to replace 3.2 million straps with hardier ones. ...

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Winners

"El coco": Courageous Cuban journalist Guillermo Fariñas wins 2006 cyber-freedom prize from Reporters Without Borders.

Wii owners:  Those lucky enough to get their hands on the gaming device found that the strap on the controller wasn't sturdy enough to withstand their enthusiasm. Now Nintendo is promising to replace 3.2 million straps with hardier ones.

Winners

“El coco”: Courageous Cuban journalist Guillermo Fariñas wins 2006 cyber-freedom prize from Reporters Without Borders.

Wii owners:  Those lucky enough to get their hands on the gaming device found that the strap on the controller wasn’t sturdy enough to withstand their enthusiasm. Now Nintendo is promising to replace 3.2 million straps with hardier ones.

Namibia: The new face of Hollywood’s Wild West.

Shiloh Nouvel: Brad and Angelina’s new baby, born in Namibia, is so darn cute she might save Cambodia.

Two dolphins in China: The world’s tallest man reached into their guts and saved them from choking to death.

Losers

Chinese dolphins: Yangtze river dolphins are “functionally” extinct. Pollution killed them.

Belgian jokesters: The Belgian revolution was televised by a state-run channel, but it was a prank. Belgians and foreign embassies were not amused.

Prince Turki: The Saudi ambassador to the United States quit suddenly this week in a huff, furious at getting out-maneuvered by his main rival.

<– This guy: How long did it take film director Michel Gondry to learn how to solve a Rubik’s cube in under two minutes… using only his feet?

Michael Crichton: One of the world’s last prominent global warming skeptics proves he’s also a big jerk.

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