The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on CNN.com in the past 24 hours. We'll top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs. Your comments, as always, are welcome.
A wildlife rescue group that rescued two dolphins from a filthy resort pool is getting ready to release the now-healthy animals into the wild. But can the animals handle life apart from humans?
CNN iReporter Adrian Michael Westbrook shot this video of May Day street protests in Paris, ahead of this week's contentious presidential election in the country. "The dominant theme appeared to be an all-encompassing disdain for the incumbent president (Nicolas Sarkozy) and a proprietary reclamation of the May Day festival itself," he said.
Medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington, a former research fellow at Harvard Medical School and the author of two books, agrees with research by Dr. Florence Bourgeois that says the medical field has failed to assess the effects of medications on children. Here's one sentence from an essay Washington wrote for CNN.com:
A child is not a Mini-Me, but according to Bourgeois' report, we tend to act as if kids are, because drug trials conducted in children are too few, of poor quality and too often focus on medications that are important for disorders of adults, not children.
After hearing about the record-setting $120 million sale of a pastel version of Edvard Munch's "The Scream" on Wednesday at Sotheby's in New York, many of our readers wanted to let out a few screams of their own. Reader falconco said:
A colleague of mine, an art major, stopped at my desk to admire a watercolor I had displayed. "Oh, that's wonderful! Who's the artist?" "My 4-year-old granddaughter." True story.
Do NOT stand between a man and his delicious Italian pastry. CNN affiliate WBBH reports a Florida man is accused of injuring his girlfriend after accusing her of finishing off their cannolis. The girlfriend told deputies he was so angry he flipped over a coffee table and threw his dinner in the trash. He then allegedly threw the food at her, hitting her in the shoulder and the face. It only got worse from there.
The highly anticipated 3-D blockbuster "The Avengers" opens Friday in U.S. theaters. The film, which has done monster box office in Europe, stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Mark Ruffalo as the Hulk, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and a host of other heavy hitters. And that's just the kickoff for what promises to be a summer full of silver screen superheroes.
Totally off topic, but how is it possible that gas fell 60 cents a gallon since this morning?
I haven't seen lines like this since the 70's!
The gas dropped that much up there ? Wow, I sure hope that trend heads this way.
For Banasy: Gas prices always go down in the summer. It has something to do with changing blends I read. Ours has too! ;-)
So excited for the Dolphins release. I'm sure they will be fine and what they were living in before isn't suitable for my worst enemies. I had never heard of Kick Volley Ball before this photo, something to look up and read about. Interesting. Okay, I have to agree with the man on the cannoli issue ... but he did kinda over react didn't he?
Man that picture of the malnourished child was very upsetting.
That is how they explained the •increase• about a month ago; the transition to summer blend.
About a quarter mile down the road, there are two gas stations across the street from each other; one had gas for 3.79 a gallon and the other had it for 3.99/gallon.
The one I was referring to before had it for 3.60/gallon, and there was one a short ways away for the same price.
Maybe it was a promotion; I don't know...
Gasoline wars, perhaps?
gas wars probably for sure Banasy.
It's funny how we can have malnourished children like the one in the picture but have rich fat people like Oprah
I'll bet 4 or 5 kids could live under Oprah's table and be fed quite well.
I'll bet 4 or 5 kids could live under John Goodman's table and be fed quite well.
DELETE THIS TROLL!!!!!!!!!!!
Yep.Couldn't really enjoy dinner. And to think that there are tens of thousands of kids around the world who go hungry while we the more fortunate feast.
Awwww, @banasy, does someone need a hug?
Go ask your mommy.
wow where are all the posts going ? I'm reading them and they are disappearing faster than I can read. LOL
You know why I think Munch is screaming? Moving. What a pain in the bleep.
I don't want to have to move again, but it's inevitable, I suppose.
This has neven been the house I wanted to be planted from.
I gotta pickle I gotta pickle. Only gonna cost ya a nickle. I gotta a pickle I gotta pickle. Only gonna cost ya a nickle.
If black were red and green was blue what the heck would orange be?
I could care less about gas prices when I see in the first picture a severely malnourished child.
Unfortunately, I cannot see them on my phone.
It is also why I put the disclaimer "this is off topic".
Would that every post I see other people posting do the same.
It's "couldn't." As in banasy probably COULDN'T care less.
And by that, of course meant COULDN'T care less about what you could care less about.
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