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

    "She says the guide lost his hand when he was patting the water, trying to get the alligator to come up again."
    Smart move... huh?
    Things that make you go...Hmmm

    June 13, 2012 at 6:29 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    One hundred trout are needed to support one man for a year. The trout, in turn, must consume 90,000 frogs, that must consume 27 million grasshoppers that live off of 1,000 tons of grass.

    Here little feller... Here little feller
    Hey! What can I say... I love fish... 😉

    June 13, 2012 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    A modern-day Captain Hook, perhaps?
    Except will an alligator instead of a crocodile...

    June 13, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Lol! You GO, girl! 🙂

    June 13, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy©

    Oh, grow up already, faux Mary.

    June 13, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Mary

    Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, one of the few committee members to grill Dimon, asked: "So this transaction that you said morphed - what did it morph into? Russian Roulette?"

    I'm not equipted to comment on this Jp Morgan deal, but I found this question to be like slam dunk with a back handed slap.
    too funny
    I also see the trolls are out in play.

    June 13, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mary

    You trolls can't even let me enjoy myself in peace. Thanks alot. Bah Bye

    June 13, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. dazzle ©

    Faux dazzle, lol

    June 13, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dazzle ©

    @banasy, I'm well and you?

    June 13, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Hello again faux dazzle. A walker, you have to be kidding and Burger King, come on.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Joey Isotta-Fraschini ©™

    Doesn't everybody know that dazzle is athletic?

    June 13, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    You can say bacon, you know, faux banasy.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  13. dazzle ©

    @Kenny, are you being naughty again? You turned into such a sweetie.

    June 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mary

    What is a grasshopper?

    An insect on a pogo stick!

    June 13, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Mary

    What do you call a grasshopper with no legs?

    A grasshover!!

    June 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
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