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 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. Glem Pashni

    Everything does happen for reasons, JB is correct in saying that. Do unto others. Be the change you seek. Bless your neighbor and forgive your enemy.

    One of my favorite things is lima beans. How about you? Be blessed with peace and tranquility any always serve our lord.

    February 19, 2011 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • .

      I do not serve any imaginary friend.

      February 19, 2011 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. raven

    @ Glem Pashni , You seem like a nice person . Bless you and bless all lima beans everywhere!

    February 19, 2011 at 12:58 am | Report abuse |
  3. Vanilla Vince

    I'm out of milk and cigarettes. Can someone bring me some? Thanks much.

    February 19, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    Lima beans are ok I guess. As long as they aren't too squishy. I mean come on! Even the Nazca lines have texture.

    February 19, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. Kaye

    What's about lima beans?

    February 19, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  6. lol

    Anorexia is NOT ATTRACTIVE!

    February 19, 2011 at 9:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    I want lima beans and anorexia.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:00 am | Report abuse |
  8. banasy

    Aren't Lima beans grown in either Ohio or Peru?

    February 19, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  9. Mrs sippy

    ask not what your country can do for you... Boy how times have changed sad sad sad

    February 19, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Philip

    banasy...I'm sure some lima beans and many fruits and veggies are grown right here in the USA. But most come from South America.We grow wheat and corn mostly. And besides, you aren't from Ohio anyway. he he...good to see you gal.

    February 19, 2011 at 10:28 am | Report abuse |
  11. banasy

    Howdy, my GTG! I was just being silly...and you know there are massive cornfields (and soybeans) in my state! Lol.

    Good to see you too!

    February 19, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. raven

    Well, the only good lima bean is a lima bean on someone elses plate,they make me wanna gag but i guess they need love too.poor little lima bean, not many would choose you over,say, corn or broccoli ,so bless you .

    February 19, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Rupert

    The only good lima bean is a dead lima bean.

    February 19, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |

    sorry about that false earthquake report.. but i acidentally turned the sterio up in my camaro.. i put a new amp in it and was testing the bass..

    February 19, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  15. banasy

    Small-mouth or wide-mouth bass? And why would you put a new amp in a fish?

    February 19, 2011 at 6:07 pm | Report abuse |
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