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  • Cat Jumps in the Deep End to Lose Weight

    A cat and water for exercise sound like a recipe for disaster, but not when it comes to Holly, a cat in Northern Virginia.

    The 13-year-old cat is not afraid to jump in the water as she tries to shed the nearly eight pounds from her 18-pound frame that experts have advised her owners she needs to lose.

    Holly began swimming laps in the indoor pool at the Olde Towne Pet Resort in Dulles, Va., in May after her owner, Dani Lawhorne, became concerned that she was not active enough. Lawhorne, who works at Olde Towne, an upscale pet resort and boarding facility, noticed that Holly didn't mind taking a bath so thought maybe she could use the pool to cure her couch-potato cat.

    "Over time she put two and two together and thought, 'I wonder what would happen, since she's comfortable in bath water, if I placed her in the pool,'" said Mayra Ruiz-McPherson, a publicist for Olde Towne who was the first to notice the unusual sight.

    "The experiment was a success," she said. "I came

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  • Top Social Media Moments of Super Bowl

    Super Bowl 2013 smashed social television records, but for an event centered on football, Beyonce and the third quarter power blackout sure stole the show.

    A record 30.6 million social media comments were made last night on Twitter, Facebook and GetGlue checkins, according to Bluefin Labs.

    The halftime show, dubbed by fans the "Beyonce Bowl," generated 5.5 million tweets and was the second most mentioned moment at the end of the night on Facebook, just after the Baltimore Ravens' victory.

    Instagram reported over 200 photos per second were posted of Beyonce during her set, which included hits such as "Crazy in Love," "Halo" and "Single Ladies."

    Despite denials of a reunion, the social conversation also spiked when Beyonce appeared with her former bandmates from Destiny's Child.

    The "Bootlyicious" trio was the eighth most discussed moment on Facebook at the end of the night, with 257,500 tweets sent per minute when Kelly and Michelle

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  • Somehow it didn't make most best commercial lists of Super Bowl 2013, but Amy Poehler's Best Buy ad, in which she walks through the store with a salesman asking hilarious questions, topped our list. Poehler pokes fun at a lot of the gadgets she sees in the aisles and asks the employee lots of hilarious questions. But while she was, as always, very, very funny, she does highlight some questions that many people have about today's technology.

    So, Amy, we thank you for making us laugh with some answers to your hard-hitting tech questions.

    "What's the heck difference between all those phones?" That's a very good question, Amy, and we'd need hours to explain to you the small differences between all the Android phones out there. The main difference is that they are made by different companies and have slightly different software adjustments. For instance, the one on the left is made by HTC and the one on the right is made by

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  • Former PGA pro retracts Woods ban claims
    Former PGA pro retracts Woods ban claims

    Former US PGA Tour player Dan Olsen on Monday retracted a claim that Tiger Woods has been suspended for a month after Woods' agent and tour officials strongly denied the statement. I want to apologize to Nike, the PGA Tour, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods and (tour commissioner) Tim Finchem," Olsen said in a statement released by WFVN radio station based in Lansing, Michigan website. Olsen, a teaching pro who last played a US PGA event at the 2011 PGA Championship, compared Woods to noted US disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, who was stripped of seven Tour de France titles and admitted he took banned performance-enhancing substances.

  • Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee
    Villarrica volcano erupts in southern Chile, thousands flee

    PUCON, Chile (AP) — One of South America's most active volcanoes erupted early Tuesday in southern Chile, spewing heavy smoke into the air as lava surged down its slopes, prompting authorities to evacuate thousands of people.

  • Pellegrini defiant over Man City speculation
    Pellegrini defiant over Man City speculation

    Manchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini expressed defiance on Tuesday following criticism of his tactical acumen and media speculation about his future at the club. Pundits and social media users have accused Pellegrini of tactical naivety following successive 2-1 defeats by Barcelona and Liverpool in which his side adopted an attacking 4-4-2 formation. It has left City facing an uphill battle to reach the Champions League quarter-finals and five points below Premier League leaders Chelsea having played a game more, prompting claims in some British newspapers that the Chilean faces a fight to save his job. Addressing speculation that he could be shown the door at the Etihad Stadium only a year after winning the Premier League and League Cup, Pellegrini said: "I only think about the present.

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