-- Not your average A student:
A Hong Kong girl has earned top marks in college admission tests ... by reading braille with her lips! She has weak vision, can't hear and has poor sense of touch in her fingers, so that's what she has to do. And she's among the top in her class.
--Double the pleasure, double the fun:
Double the panda-monium! They may not be the royal babies, but they're America's first panda twins in 26 years! The tiny cubs were born to giant panda Lun Lun at the Atlanta zoo. No one knew she was expecting twins --until the second cub popped out. The cuddly animals are currently endangered --less than 2,000 remain in the planet.
Poor taste or edgy?
Boy, are folks mad at Rolling Stone for putting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on its cover. In a blog, the magazine promises to "deliver a riveting and heartbreaking account of how a charming kid with a bright future became a monster." Social media is abuzz over the cover, and some are not having it.
Easy come, easy go:
A Delaware man became the world's first quadrillionaire -- but only briefly. Chris Reynolds got an e-mail statement from PayPal showing a 17-figure balance in his account: $92,233,720,368,547,800 to be exact. Then, he logged online, and reality bit back. Balance: $0. He had such grand plans for the money. "I probably would have paid down the national debt," he says.
Reeling in bluefish or bass just doesn't excite Elliot Sudal. He prefers wrestling fish with a little more teeth. The 24-year-old tussled with a shark over the weekend, and has since become the most famous man from Nantucket outside a limerick.
There you go. All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.