June 13th, 2012
06:10 PM ET

Mash-up: I'll have what they're having

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 top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Eat your heart out, Hemingway

You've heard of Pamplona's running of the bulls. This is not that. CNN iReporter Caleb Clark of Brattleboro, Vermont, documents a procession of farm animals, students and tractors participating in the strolling of the heifers, an annual parade benefiting farmers and educating the public about sustainable local agriculture. His wife and 5-week-old son are seen participating in the event.

From heifers to bulls

JPMorgan Chase Chief Executive Jamie Dimon told the Senate Banking Committee on Wednesday that the deal that cost his bank billions of dollars earlier this year was indefensible.

The way it was contrived between January to March, it changed into something I cannot publicly defend. ... It morphed into something that I can't justify. It was just too risky for our company.

Mmm, bacon

Burger King's summer menu got Erin Burnett's attention.

Snacks on a plane

Eatocracy editor Kat Kinsman says the function of snacks on plane rides is often more psychological than nutritional. We don't think Samuel L. Jackson was among them, but our readers had a thing or two to say, including this:


I can live without snacks on a plane as long as there are no snakes on a plane.

Airboat captain loses hand to hungry gator

An Everglades airboat captain lost his hand when an alligator bit it off Tuesday, according to officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Officials told CNN affiliate WBBH that the victim, who was not named, works for a tour company in Everglades City. "You don't feed them," Everglades City resident Sarah Goff warned. "They can get used to that and get aggressive." The gator was captured and killed to retrieve the man's hand.

Hungry, hungry hoppers

Folks in Herald, California, tell CNN affiliate KTXL their new neighbors moved in about 12 days ago. They brought their friends, and their appetites, with them. It's not known how many grasshoppers have descended on Herald, but one local expert, 7-year-old Moe Gunter, put the number at around 50 million. Local vegetation is not faring well. Neither are insectiphobes.

On the horizon: British prime minister testifies on hacking

British Prime Minister David Cameron will testify Thursday about his links to Rupert Murdoch's News Corp., the News of the World, and the phone-hacking scandal that shaken the ranks of media and government.

June 13 anniversaries

1775 - A resolution of the Continental Congress establishes the U.S. Army.
1777 - The Continental Congress adopts the Stars and Stripes as the official flag of the U.S.
1922 - Warren Harding becomes the first president to be heard on the radio.
1951 - The first commercial computer, Univac I, is unveiled.
1985 - A TWA jet is hijacked after taking off from Athens. The terrorists hold the 153 passengers and crew for 17 days.

June 13 birthdays


  • Actress Marla Gibbs, 81
  • Real estate mogul Donald Trump, 66
  • Singer Boy George (George O'Dowd), 51
  • Actress Yasmine Bleeth, 44
  • Tennis player Steffi Graf, 43
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  1. Mary

    The Blonde Takes on Grasshopper Biology

    A blonde biology student conducts an experiment on grasshoppers.

    She pulls off one of its legs at a time and yells, "Hop." The grasshopper hops each time until all of its legs are gone.

    The blonde concludes: when all the legs of a grasshopper are removed, it becomes deaf.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    One could get realllll smashed on 50 million "grasshoppers" 😉
    (the drink) get it? ;( DO YOU GET IT? lol

    June 13, 2012 at 8:54 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Mary

    sometimes I cry so hard, I look like a bull chewing on a wasp! LMAO

    June 13, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mary

    Awww crud! I meant "bulldog"
    I look like a bulldog chewing on a wasp after i've cried... (stomping my feet across the floor high-diving onto my bed in defeat)
    I'm even a failure at jokes! 🙁
    Good Night !!!

    June 13, 2012 at 9:28 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    You're doing fine!
    I especially liked the blonde/grasshopper joke...

    June 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Not JIF on marketing.
    @ my troll:
    Not so hot.

    June 14, 2012 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Allister crowlley

    Mary; hi sweetheart im still here for you and phillipy

    June 14, 2012 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |

    So would it be ironic or just sad to see cops parked outside of Burger King now instead of Dunkin Donuts order the Bacon Sunday? Or should we file complaints for cannibalism with the local law enforcement office?

    June 14, 2012 at 6:51 am | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Didn't Denny's have a bacon desert?
    I don't go to Burger King, and a bacon sundae isn't going to make be start going there, either.
    It sounds completely disgusting!

    June 14, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
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