Columbia makes the news for being pretty damn classy — yeah, we like opera and classic literature, it’s whatever. (WQXR)
These algae-covered homes might hold the key to energy independence, but only if you can deal with the slightly-offensive color. (Yahoo)
Your daily dose of creepy people: police finally arrest a man who has lived as a hermit for 27 years and is thought to be responsible for over 1,000 burglaries. While Bwog is a tiny bit impressed with how long he was able to live in the woods, this guy makes us nervous to go camping (USA Today).
The standoff between police and a gunman holding four firefighters hostage ends. (Reuters)
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