Karen Knapstein
February 27, 2012

Stuff You Missed


A few things you might have missed this weekend:

First up, Kenyan marathoner Patrick Makau set a new world record, finishing the Berlin Marathon in 2 hours, 3 minutes and 38 seconds. Wow!

Next, it turns out, the sky wasn’t really falling. Or, at the very least, it fell into the ocean and didn’t bother anyone. The satellite we told you about last week did make it through the atmosphere and did fall to Earth, but NASA says the 6-ton machine, which started out as large as a bus, most likely landed in the Pacific Ocean. Or, at least that’s what it seems like since no one on land has reported seeing it. So far.

Finally, people are still reading — and trusting — newspapers to find out what’s going on in the world, though it seems like people over 40 are skewing that statistic. The same study showed that 75% of those 18-39 said “that their ability to get local information would not be affected in a major way by the absence of their local paper.” Wonder what they would say about a local website?

Do you agree? How do you find out about stuff going on in your community? How about at school?

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