24 hours through the lens
May 10th, 2012
05:29 PM ET

The CNN Daily Mash-up

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.

Island resident records waterspout's destruction

Grand Isle, Louisiana, resident Keith Bergeron was ready, camera in hand, when two waterspouts came ashore, apparently merging into a single tornado and ripped the roof off his neighbor's house. He shared the video with CNN affiliate WWL. Despite the damage, no one was reported hurt.

Stimulus? Austerity? What the ... ?

CNN's Ali Velshi explains the difference between government austerity (as attempted in Greece) and stimulus (as attempted in the United States), and how each can affect a country's - and a state's - economy.

OK, here's your cute animal video

If you watched Ali Velshi's economics lesson above, you've earned a reward. Here you go:

Has it come to this, Your Royal Highness?

A jolly Prince Charles - yes, that Prince Charles - delivered the midday weather report for BBC Scotland on Thursday. He may want to keep his day job.

There will be ... the potential for a few flurries over Balmoral - who the hell wrote this script? - as the afternoon goes on. ...

A cold day everywhere, with temperatures of just 8 Celsius and a brisk northerly wind. Thank God it isn't a bank holiday!

iReporter encounters fiery tanker crash

CNN iReporter David Connolly of Portland, Maine, was on Interstate 95 near Rocky Mount, North Carolina, on Wednesday night when he came across a burning tank truck on the highway. The accident also involved two other big rigs. CNN affiliate WITN reported Thursday that the driver of the tanker, which was hauling cooking oil, died of injuries suffered in the crash, and another driver was in critical condition. The interstate was closed until about 10:30 Thursday morning, WITN reported. Connolly said the tanker burned for close to four hours.

Alternate theory on Travolta case

CNN readers were intrigued by the groping allegations two men brought against actor John Travolta. Some believe the claims, some don't. One, MikeB59, who apparently has seen the movie "Face/Off," had another idea:

John Travolta is innocent.  It was Nicolas Cage wearing Travolta's face.

On the horizon: Junior Seau memorial; sentencing in trial

The San Diego Chargers will host a celebration of the life of former Chargers linebacker and community icon Junior Seau at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Qualcomm Stadium.  The ceremony is open to the public, and parking and admission are free.  Seau committed suicide on May 2.

Millionaire polo club founder John Goodman is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Palm Beach County, Florida, after being found guilty of DUI manslaughter and failure to render aid in the fatal crash that killed Scott Wilson. According to state guidelines, Goodman faces from 11 1/2 to 30 years in prison.

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  1. Guess who?

    @gung hoe, nice of you to apoligize to other people?

    May 11, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Superman

    @@@bobcat iah,,,@@@gung hoe,,,,,hows everyone been,,,,gung hoe where the heck have you been ? Havent seen you in a long time welcome back,,, superman here/ gay superman,,,im one of the good people just ask ome of the few good ones

    May 12, 2012 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. kellyintulsa

    @Superman I see your in just a happy go lucky mood lol. I'm so glad for you...you deserve it. Hope everyone is having a great weekend/

    @All the mother's out there Happy Mother's Day !!!

    May 12, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
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