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* Twitter is 6 years old on Thursday. The first ever tweet was sent at 10 a.m. sharp. And at 10:02, the first professional athlete got in trouble for something he said on Twitter.
* Thank goodness for Twitter or I wouldn't know that some guy I never heard of who lives in a place I'll never visit likes wheat bagels for breakfast.
* Rick Santorum appears desperate to win the Louisiana primary on Saturday. Now he's telling voters, "Vote for me, or I'll take off my shirt again."
* This just in: A Nebraska Republican Party desperate to keep Bob Kerrey off the ballot introduced legislative bill 877, which would prohibit anyone who once led New School university and dated Debra Winger from seeking office in Nebraska.
* The Republican Party is appealing Wednesday's court decision in an attempt to keep Kerrey off the ballot. If the party is trying to show it's not afraid of Kerrey, I'm not sure it's going about it in the right way. If this doesn't work, the fallback plan is to lock Kerrey in his guest house.
* Rick Santorum recently took a break from campaigning to visit some batting cages and swing the bat. The campaign has gotten so ugly that a Mitt Romney associate rigged the machine to throw nothing but brushback pitches.
* Romney won Barack Obama's home state, Illinois, after successfully convincing voters it was actually his home state.
* Odd but true: According to a report, Newt Gingrich may pre-emptively name Rick Perry as his running mate. He thinks Perry would make a good vice president. Hasn't Perry been humiliated enough in this campaign already?
* The Wisconsin primary is April 3. As if this election hasn't been had enough ridiculous pandering, at the next debate all the candidates will appear wearing cheeseheads.
* President Obama lashed out at China for trade violations. Chinese leaders got so upset that now they're raising our rent.
* A Republican congressional candidate in Iowa mistakenly walked into the wrong room and delivered his entire speech to a group of assembled Democrats. I'm glad he's running for Congress, because he sounds perfect.
* The best news is, it looks like Iowa has found someone qualified to lead its next caucuses.
* The Iowa state Senate approved Internet gambling. Not to worry, Council Bluffs casinos. Until the Internet can hand you 14 free pops while you're playing slots, it's no threat.
* A new search is on for Amelia Earhart's plane. The search is in a part of the world so remote that the NCAA selection committee wouldn't even send Creighton there to play a first-round game.
* I heard that a "runaway swimsuit model" has been arrested. I'm not real familiar with the story, but I predict that the cable news shows will be talking about it every night for the next three years.
* NBC is planning to use something like 874 cameras to cover the Olympics. That's three less than CBS has trained on Ashley Judd at the NCAA tournament.
* A letter mailed from California 32 years ago arrived at its destination in Nebraska last week. So it sounds like the post office was serious about improving delivery time
* After 244 years, Encyclopedia Britannica is going to halt its print edition. Sure, encyclopedias are no longer needed. We can learn all we need to know from our friends' Facebook posts.
* McAllen, Texas, has been named America's most obese city. So while the football thing didn't work out this year, at least Texas is No. 1 in something.
* Russian and South Korean scientists are pooling their efforts to clone a wooly mammoth. This is their top priority. While we have to worry about being surpassed by China, at least Russia and South Korea aren't a threat.
* Stunning photos of Saturn's moon were just released. If the photos are blown up, you can see a Scooters.
* In Florida, a man tried to rob a Burger King by hurling his body through the drive-through window. Employees are used to that and just figured it was another American who couldn't wait for his Whopper.
* To make a point, a Glendale, Ariz., man is selling his home in an online auction with bids starting at one penny. A successful bidder who got the house for one cent had to drop out when the bank wouldn't approve the mortgage.
* Through the new Dial-a-Star service, you can talk to celebrities, including Octomom, for something like $6.99 per minute. I'm guessing she's not going to need call waiting.
* The Huggies company pulled a commercial because it was deemed insulting to dads. That leaves a mere 9,455 other commercials on the air that are insulting to men.
* There's a new SkyMall product that's a water dish for dogs shaped like a toilet. It's a lot of fun until Thanksgiving, when Uncle Larry mistakes it for the real thing.
* A Polish kite surfer who crashed spent 40 hours fending off sharks before being rescued. She said this is the last time she calls AAA for assistance,.
* In the first softball game between the two schools in 20 years, NU beat UNO thanks to aggressive base running. I haven't seen that sort of overt aggression since a North Carolina player tried to drive to the hoop against Creighton.
* Tim Tebow has been traded to the New York Jets. Not only will Tebow be playing football, but he and Rex Ryan are going to star in a Broadway revival of "The Odd Couple."
* Former Denver Broncos linebacker Bill Romanowski told a radio interviewer that Denver should've stuck with Tebow at quarterback. At least I think that's what he said. In the middle of his answer, Romanowski put the interviewer in a headlock and threw him into a lake.
* Indiana made it to its first Sweet 16 in 10 years. I read that this may increase interest in basketball among young people in Indiana. I think that's only possible if the first prenatal league forms.