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.
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.
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.
If you watched Ali Velshi's economics lesson above, you've earned a reward. Here you go:
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!
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.
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.Â It was Nicolas Cage wearing Travolta's face.
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.Â The ceremony is open to the public, and parking and admission are free.Â 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.