August 9th, 2012
06:06 PM ET

Mash-up: If you give a moose a swing set ...

The CNN Daily Mash-up is a roundup of some of the most interesting, surprising, curious, poignant or significant items to appear on in the past 24 hours. We top it with a collection of the day's most striking photographs from around the world.

Dangerous days in Aleppo

CNN's Ben Wedeman gives a harrowing account of a trip into the besieged city of Aleppo, Syria, describing snipers, street vendors selling their wares as bombs fall, and a spectrum of conditions and attitudes among civilians. An 11-year-old girl named Nahla told Wedeman that government forces keep bombing her neighborhood:

We're confused. We feel they want to attack us. We left this area before, then came back. Now we want to leave again, but we can't.

NASA spacecraft crashes and burns

Project Morpheus, a new NASA test spacecraft carrying a prototype moon lander, crashed and burned Thursday during a test flight at Kennedy Space Center, CNN affiliate WKMG reports.

Ruminants just want to have fun

Brutally hot July wrings comments from readers

The report that this July was the hottest one on record in the United States prompted a discussion among readers about long-term trends.


In a century, the people on Mars will be sending a rover to see if there is life on Earth.


How about we forget climate change for a moment and focus on cleaning up the Earth anyway? I mean, what harm could come out of reducing the amount of pollution we pump into our atmosphere and water? Let me guess. The right-wing nut jobs don't believe in pollution either.


No, this right-wing nut job wholeheartedly agrees. Knock off the ignorant global warming agenda with all of its trillions of dollar spending and instead just be environmentally responsible. Recycling, alternative energy, conservation, all just make sense. But so does encouraging reasonable sized houses and cars, getting rid of GMO crops and pursuing sustainable agriculture. When we make global warming the issue it makes other issues seem less important when they are not.

More coolness from Mars

On the horizon: Tennessee mosque, Ghana president's funeral

The Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, expects to hold its first prayer service in its new building on Friday, before the holy month of Ramadan ends. The construction site has been vandalized several times, including an arson attack in 2010 and "not welcome" spray-painted on a sign announcing the project.

Ghana will hold a state funeral service and burial for President John Evans Atta Mills on Friday. Mills died Tuesday at a military hospital after falling ill earlier in the day.

August 10 anniversaries

1787 – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart finishes writing "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."

1846 – The Smithsonian Institution is established in Washington, from funds left by British scientist James Smithson.

1948 – "Candid Camera" with Allen Funt debuts on television.

1977 – David Berkowitz is arrested in the "Son of Sam" serial killings in New York City.

2006 – Police arrest 24 people in the United Kingdom on suspicion of plotting to blow up U.S.-bound planes.

August 10 birthdays

Fashion designer Betsey Johnson, 70

– Pop singer Ronnie Spector, 69


– Singer Patti Austin, 64

– Actress Rosanna Arquette, 53

– Actor Antonio Banderas, 52

– Boxer Riddick Bowe, 45

– Actress Angie Harmon, 40

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  1. Dear Cnn

    There has been a glitch in the mobile version of this site. I have been unablle to post for a day now. I am posting this through the regular view, so as you can see, it is clearly not my phone. I find using the regular version to be unwirldy and too small to read on my mobile. Please address this as soon as possible, or give an explanation as to why this version will no longer support my Blackberry. I find this unacceptable, and there are other news blogs out there. Please fix this soon. Thank you.

    August 9, 2012 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Buy a real phone.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Hey Mikey

    Yeah, you know, I can't post on my Android, either. What's up with that? Thinking it's a fubar somewhere. Hey, Jeff, what kinda REAL PHONE do you have, lol?

    August 9, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  4. chrissy

    Lol @ Jeff Frank, be nice dear. Thats why banasy, dazzle and others cant post. And you know she has a real phone.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      that's why I haven't heard from the regulars. Why do their phones suddenly not work for posting? I think CNN changed something on purpose

      August 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm | Report abuse |
  5. centexan©

    I can post with my moto droid.

    August 9, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  6. chrissy

    @ Jay Jay, thats why you dont see any blue u/n. And yea banasy could post if she changed a setting on her phone but its hard to see, so yep its something at cnns end.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. chrissy

    Hmm awaiting moderation in responding to Jay Jay. And there was nothing bad in my post?? Wierd.

    August 9, 2012 at 9:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Boy Howdy

    Maybe the regulars have started their own blog?

    August 9, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lol @ Boy Howdy, they cant post, particularly if they have the newer phones.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:07 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I'm sorry chrissy, I'll be quiet. I'm seriously entertaining the idea of staying off of here for about two weeks or more.
    I'm irritating many of the schizophrenics that come on here with 10 or 15 bogus on the fly screen names, some forming Troll relationships. They got as much right to be here as you or I.
    banasy said they are using me as a springboard, and I think she's right.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Our Local Community:
    s kel
    little mister
    portland tony
    Jeff Frank
    Our Local Community
    s kel
    little mister
    portland tony
    Jeff Frank
    If you would like to be added or removed, let me know.
    If you would like to be added or removed, let me know.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kenny Rogers

      Add me Jeff Frank.

      August 9, 2012 at 11:39 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©


    August 9, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    Roflmao @ Jeff Frank, aww! Banasy said to tell you ty and youre a sweetie, but you forgot obama mama, saywhat, dazzle and bobcat. And she also wants to know why you said it twice? Lol hope i remembered everything she said. And also from me, thank you! 😉

    August 9, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Report abuse |
  14. chrissy

    Oh and FYI, she can read your posts, she just cant post.

    August 9, 2012 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
  15. chrissy

    Oh and i thought of a few more in our little community, Jay Jay, raven, Kenny Rogers, Victoria and Superman!

    August 9, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay jay

      awe. Thanks for the inclusion 🙂

      August 9, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
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