The day's most popular stories
February 22nd, 2011
10:56 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

The five most popular stories on CNN.com in the past 24 hours, according to NewsPulse:

Americans slain by captors on hijacked yacht: A round-the-world boating adventure ended tragically Tuesday for four Americans, whom pirates fatally shot after capturing their yacht in the Indian Ocean last week, U.S. officials said. (Two of the slain Americans, Bob Riggle and Phyllis Macay, are pictured above,)

Interior minister resigns rather than carry out Gadhafi orders: Libya's interior minister said Wednesday he has quit the government and is supporting the protesters, who he predicted will achieve victory in "days or hours."

Justin Bieber debuts 'mature' haircut: Justin Bieber fans probably couldn't Belieb their eyes when the teen idol trimmed his signature mop top yesterday.

Not married, not an angry slut: CNN's Jessica Ravitz reacts to a Huffington Post column called, "Why You're Not Married."

Pro-union website blocked in WI state Capitol: A left-leaning website that union supporters used to rally protesters in Wisconsin was partially blocked as demonstrators gathered in the state Capitol over a controversial budget bill.


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  1. RUFFNUTT

    hey hunny want go see the pirates? yeah.. pull in closer.. ohoh.. there getting angry for some reason..

    February 22, 2011 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • T. Lee

      Not funny moron – they were over a thousand miles away from Somalia when attacked. Probably the pirates were out there looking for bigger prey (certainly not a sailboat) and finding nothing these poor people became a crime-of-opportunity as the pirates thought to defray their fuel costs by bringing back something with which to demand a ransom.

      February 24, 2011 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
  2. RUFFNUTT

    tip to the richie riches.. somalian pirates are not nice like the ones in pirates of the carribean

    February 22, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. S - 2100 -S

    (CRA-AA-SSHHH) the blog room door is kicked down !!!! And then 21 thinks to himself UHH – OHH !! Wrong chat room , with laughter he walks away from the damage ...........

    February 23, 2011 at 12:43 am | Report abuse |
  4. SHOOOOOO

    I just farted. Shooooo : )

    February 23, 2011 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    im with u on that ruffnutt! was really stupid for them to be there in the first place!

    February 23, 2011 at 1:49 am | Report abuse |
    • T. Lee

      Troll – they were over a thousand nautical miles away from Somalia (that's the pirate base since you obviously know NOTHING about the geography or details of the event).

      February 23, 2011 at 7:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. patriciataylor

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    February 23, 2011 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
  7. Quadaffi is the western government

    a good week for real people. Bad week for disneyland army types. Congrats to columbia university students who see through all the foxy hypes of ben ali america.

    February 23, 2011 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    T Lee, these people are not trolls; they contribute regularly to these blogs. Whether you like what they say or not is moot; the fact is they are here all the time. The person *I* have never seen here before is...you.

    February 23, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Hi, banasy:-) congrats on the upcoming nuptials lol

      February 23, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
    • coolhandluke

      And you think you're SPECIAL just because you frequently post your 2 cents worth of "DRIVEL" on a site? The poster T.Lee obviously knew his facts about the story and the other posters didn't as most people don't, but come on and shoot their mouths off without researching the facts about a particular story. GROW UP!

      February 23, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      He didn't seem to know much about the details at all...

      February 23, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Zeta

    patriciataylor, what are you talking about? Why are you replying to a topic that is not in the thread?

    February 23, 2011 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  10. leeintulsa

    I know they were part of a larger flotilla that was told to stay together, especially in that area because of the pirates, and they chose not to listen. But forget the pirates. They were thrill seekers sailing around the world. It could have been a storm that got em. I'm kind of opposed to my taxes being used to save thrill seekers from stupid dangers they knowingly put themselves in. Mountain climbers, spelunkers, all of em. I think in some instances, there's a bill... If they'd lived, would they have been charged to rent a destroyer and crew, plus search aircraft, SEALs, etc? Doubt it, but even if so, who pays now? Me?

    February 23, 2011 at 10:22 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Hi, leeintulsa! I certainly made *somebody* angry, didn't I? D'oh!

    February 23, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  12. kim

    I dont know how leaders like gadhafi stayed in power he is crazy and seems so out of touch with reality just a ranting raving lunatic that makes no sense. He is just saying anything and none of it makes sense no wonder the people are revolting and are risking everything there tired of this insane dictator and his madman speechs its a disgrace so many are under the rule of a real tyrant that has ruin every aspect of these people peace of minds and safety with no chance of this man being fair or just. I hope the people get his ass out of power. He is insane

    February 24, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |
  13. whatsupdok

    Nut jobs leading a country. Libya, USA. And others.

    February 25, 2011 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |