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Young blood: For the second time this year, Mensa, the high-IQ society, has welcomed a member who is just two years old. Anthony Popa Urria is the youngest Canadian ever admitted into Mensa and has an estimated IQ of 154. The toddler can recite the alphabet backward and forward, count to 1,000 and name the planets in the solar system. Wait, is Pluto still a planet?
Historic hand-me-down: A piece of pottery given to Goodwill by an anonymous donor may in fact be a prehistoric artifact taken from the Caddo Indian Nation, a Native American burial site in Oklahoma. Talk about a good thrift store find.
Cell damage: Daniel Chong, a 23-year-old University of California San Diego engineering student, one of seven people detained after an ecstasy raid, claims DEA agents left him unattended in a cell for five days without food or water. Chong, who was close to kidney failure and had trouble breathing, spent three of those days in the intensive care unit after he was “found”.