The day's most popular stories
Babette Beatty (then Babette March) had already been on the cover of Elle before launching the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
February 18th, 2011
11:48 PM ET

The day's most popular stories

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

Reflections from SI's first swimsuit star: Babette Beatty, born in Germany and raised in Brazil and Canada, now lives in relative obscurity in the Oregon boondocks. But in 1964 in Sports Illustrated's very first swimsuit cover, she was a page-turner. "It was just another job," she said. "I never expected it to be big. It just didn't even enter my mind."

The United States vetoes U.N. resolution against Israel: The U.N. Security Resolution would have declared Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegal. U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice said that while the United States agrees about "the folly and illegitimacy of continued Israeli settlement activity, we think it unwise for this council to attempt to resolve the core issues that divide Israelis and Palestinians."

Diver apparently killed by sharks: Peter Clarkson, a well-known abalone expert, was attacked by two sharks as he returned to the surface from a dive, according to the watersport site Swellnet.  Divers in the shark-filled waters off South Australia often use shark cages, but Clarkson was not in a cage when he was attacked, police Senior Sgt. Mick Walsh told Adelaide Now.

Justin Bieber's views on abortion cause stir: The teenage hearthrob's opinion on abortion, in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine, threatens to create a Belieber Backlash. "I really don't believe in abortion. I think [an embryo] is a human. It's like killing a baby. [In the case of rape], I think that's really sad, but everything happens for a reason. I don't know how that would be a reason. I guess I haven't been in that position, so I wouldn't be able to judge that."

4.3 quake shakes tiny, tremor-filled Arkansas town: Speaking of rolling stones ... . Since September, seismologists have recorded 700 temblors around the town of Guy, Arkansas. The Arkansas Geological Survey has recorded 50 quakes in and around Guy since Sunday. That includes Friday morning's 4.3 window-rattler and three other lesser quakes that occurred within 20 minutes of each other around 11 a.m.

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  1. TEA-PARTYER

    Heres some more irony – all your leaders are part of the masonic order and secret socioties,knights of malta,templars,ivy leaque,skull and bones,bohemian grove,illuminati,bilderbergers,zionist,jewish kaballa among many others, and they worship JAO-BUL-ON, theyare lucifarians who practice witchcraft behind closed doors , YOUR LEADERS ARE DEVIL WORSHIPERS !!!!! And you people cant even see whats right under your noses!!!! Stupid sheep u put your trust in the servents of SATAN !! And dont even know it .

    February 20, 2011 at 5:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    @teapartyer :Take pill!

    February 20, 2011 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. raven

    @teapartyer :How much energy did that take taWRITE?So much I didnt have enough to READ it.Youre gonna blow a gasket .Take pill!

    February 20, 2011 at 10:35 am | Report abuse |
  4. Indra-Alexis

    Maybe you should switch to decaf. This is beginning to sound like an episode of X-Files where everything was a conspiracy. As Peter Griffin from Family Guy once said, "while I'm not an idiot, there is 1 thing that I am sir, and that sir...is an idiot.." Funny how that quote comes to mind when people start yelling about satan and sheep and tea.

    February 20, 2011 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cha~ching

    I found osama bin laden

    February 20, 2011 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
  6. L64

    I like lima beans.

    February 20, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Dont Tread On My Tea Bag ! ! !

    @tea partyer Its true Huh! These sheep of the world are being Duped and hoodwinked by the super elite and their puppet politicians and they are so docile they cant even see whats really going on n when they do wake up it will be to late to do anything about it .

    February 20, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  8. raven

    Im not docile, Im the rootenest tootenist lima bean hunter youll ever meet. Look,if the super elite (bilderburgs,etc) are planning evil Im sure people who are more qualified than me are in the know. If its too late as you say,then it doesnt do much good to worry about it now. As my gramma always said, Dont borrow trouble from tomorrow,itll be here soon enough .

    February 20, 2011 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Patty

    HeY!! Tea bag.. Your time is coming to an end. Hot water will be over your teabag butt!!! OBAMA ROCKS.

    Stick that in your teabag and choke. GOODNIGHT and GOODLUCK!!!!

    February 21, 2011 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  10. Patty

    Teabag... Where were u when bush did his 700 billion bailout?
    U R so stupid get your facts straight!!

    February 21, 2011 at 1:31 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dont Tread On My Tea Bag ! ! !

    @patty g.w. Bush is not with the tea party sweetie, he and his dad are puppet conspiriters for the new world order they are both skull and bones members and at bohemian grove they are from the caveman lodge , both dems and repubs are super elite puppets so get your facts straight sweetie , are u people that stupid God gave u a brain dont be afraid to use it , oh by the way if u want to know whats in store for all of us then do your homework and reasearch on the net /The protocols of the learned elders of ZION its all there their whole plan for us u stupid little sheep-person , obama is their puppet also u retard.

    February 21, 2011 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
  12. Dont Tread On My Tea Bag ! ! !

    @patty, phuc OFF !!!, Obama is stupid , and i bet u r one of the new age devil worshipers !!! So stick that in your a$$ an blow it tootsie!!!! U can either wake up now, or just follow your leaders off to the slaughter ? !!!

    February 21, 2011 at 3:13 am | Report abuse |
  13. TEA PARTYER

    @ raven i took a chill pill earlier but it did'nt do anything , i wish the world was peaceful place where every body could get along with each other and there were no conspiricies, but in reality thats not the world we live in- the wars rage on daily and the super elite are conspiring for a global takeover in the form of the N.W.O. And these are facts that just cant b ignored !

    February 21, 2011 at 3:52 am | Report abuse |
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